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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Pics from Today

Just a few pictures from today...we had a wonderfully peaceful day today. The first picture is the sunrise this morning...absolutely awesome. We went to a park to view the oldest tree in the US...this tree is believed to be over 1,000 years old. It is an oak tree and it is HUGE. The girth of the trunk alone is said to be over 35 feet. We didn't stay too long cause the mosquitos were horrible. After lunch we spent most of the afternoon relaxing in the gezebo right by the water. The other pic here is just a shot of our balcony. :) Tomorrow we have a full day planned. We are off to see a historic museum in the morn and then we will travel south for a dolphin tour farther out into the gulf. Part of the tour will include viewing migratory birds as well as a 102 year old lighthouse. Hope to get lots of pics to show you. Well we are off to get a bite to eat and settle down on the balcony for a peaceful night. Take care and again, thanks tons for coming to see me!

Another Birthday Card

Well it seems like I am stuck on Birthday cards! But here is another one anyway! This card's base was the paper I love so much (Beckett). The outside edges of the card base were scored with the Scor Pal. The blue paper is from Coredinations and it was embossed with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and sanded. I so love this paper too! I then used one of my Martha Stewart punches (Lattice I believe it was called) to edge out the blue card stock. The heart was again cut out using the Beckett paper and embossed with the Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder. I used the Scalloped Hearts Nestabilities to cut the heart. I used a watercolor marker that I had in my stash to lightly shade the embossed area of the heart...the ribbon was from my stash too. Thanks for stopping by to visit and I hope your day was as beautiful as mine was! Thanks for stopping by to visit me!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Gulf of Mexico!

We are at our final destination on our 2 week vacation. We are in Rockport, Texas tonight and we will stay here until Friday afternoon. :) Oh my gosh I can't even begin to tell you how awestruck I am! This is my very first time in my whole life to be anywhere close to a huge body of water! I have had the camera going of course! Our room has a private balcony off the bedroom and the shots here are mostly from our balcony. Tomorrow, I plan on watching the sunrise...I can't wait. Sorry I have no card for today but I hope you enjoy seeing this part of the country through my eyes! Take care and have a good night. Thanks tons for stopping by to visit me! I do appreciate everyone's gracious comments and support.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Blog Award!

Hello again! This morning I was so surprised to have recieved a blog award from my friend Holly at Hogwild About Stamping. Thanks so much Holly.
I'm supposed to list five things I enjoy and pass this award on to five blogs I enjoy.
Five things I enjoy are:
1. spending time with our children and grandchildren
2. flower gardening
3. bird watching
4. card making (of course)

Five blogs I enjoy and am passing this award to are :
1. Capadia Designs
2. Glitterbabe Greetings
3. {{Brain Things}}
4. Amazing Paper Grace
5. Dawn's Stamping Thoughts

Take a stroll through these blogs for some very inspiring and impressive designs.

Well, we have one more day to visit with my husband's family and we are off to the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday. We have had lots of fun here and it will be sad to leave them all. I will try to have a card for you in the next day or so when time allows. Thanks so much for visiting me!