Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Meagan's Birthday Card

Meagan turned 15 on May 1st. Its hard for me to believe she is 15, and I've only known her since she was 12. I can't imagine how Jamie feels knowing that his little girl is almost grown up.She will be down for a week later this month and we will have her party then. We'll also definitely do some stamping together.

So, its only appropriate that I made her card. I used cool Caribbean as a base and a sheet from the paisley dp as the second layer. I stamped happy b-day onto whisper white in cool Caribbean ink using my new whimsical alpha set. I used whimsical to stamp an m onto a frame stamp and mounted that atop a turquoise grossgrain ribbon strip.
I've got a few stamping events planned during June, so contact me if you want details.
Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Garden Sunday

The kiss of sun for pardon,
The song of birds for mirth--
One is nearer God's Heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on earth.
-Dorothy Gurney
I've finally got a little flower bed in front of the house. We have hydrangeas, gardenias, and roses.My favorite thing is the cedar tree trunk on the right. The bird bath came from my great-great uncle Bruney. Scattered through out the yard we planted native azaleas, an umbrella tree, and a ginko tree.
Flowers and gardening always make me think of my Dad and my Mamaw (great-grandmother). Every summer Mamaw had a big garden that we all helped in. As she got older, and wasn't able to keep up with a big garden Dad always made sure she had at least a few tomatoes and cucumbers planted. Now Daddy grows just about everything, and all of it from cuttings he picked up here or there. They both loved working in the garden and its something they passed along to me. I'm just now beginning to plant my flowers and I haven't tackled a vegetable garden yet, but I hope someday that my children will remember spending time in the garden with me and my Dad and it will inspire them to plant their own someday.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rock n Roll All Night

Not the Mother's day weekend picture you were expecting, huh? Let me explain: The youth at my church put on talent shows every 6 months or so. The youth and other church members dress up and perform as Grease, Tina Turner, Conway Twitty, Elvis, etc. As you can see we were KISS. It was so much fun ya'll. I was a little nervous until I got my make up on, but then I felt like a rockstar! My parents and grandparents were there and they were totally suprised to see me drumming for KISS. Wowzers, that was a hard secret to keep.

Monday, May 7, 2007


I've been tagged twice! Each time you are tagged, you are supposed to tell 7 things about yourself and tag 7 other bloggers. I'm kinda lame and don't have 14 cool things about myself to tell you so I'll stick with 7!
1- My favorite meal is my Mom's meatloaf and potatoe dumplings. Her meatloaf is topped with cheese instead of ketchup and its delish!
2- I can sing with my mouth shut.
3- Paula Deen just topped Martha Stewart on my list of personal faves, incidentally Rachel Ray was crossed off the list.
4- Today I made the first entry in my gratitude journal. Evan and I are doing this together each morning. Today he was thankful for the birds and my biscuits.
5- I was in Drama club in high school.
6- I'm having fun planning my yardscape with my Dad.
7- I'm making my rock-n-roll debut this weekend.

I'm tagging these 7 bloggers: Daniela -http://danieladobson.blogspot.com/, Vera- http://www.cropsandcards.blogspot.com/ , Kurtis- http://www.stampinkub.com/blog/ , Lori- http://loricraig.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/, Tracy-http://inky-doodles.blogspot.com/, Kendra- http://inkinitupwithkendra.blogspot.com/, Emily-http://waterpixie.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com/. Check out their cool blogs.