Thursday, August 28, 2014

Rocky Raccoon

Didn't the Beatles make a song about Rocky Raccoon?  I can't remember too many of the words though to work it into my blog post.  I can tell you that our neighborhood has many raccoons and I am afraid of them.  They can be full of rabies yet there is one neighbor that feeds them!  We used to trap them and take them away to the woods but now we don't have a truck.  We put one in the car once and I was terrified.  I was afraid it would get out of the cage or pee in the car.  Thankfully we got it to the woods without any incident.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Vintage Santa

I had seen this Santa image on pinterest
but didn't know where to buy him.  We
don't have HL near us but I stopped in one
while out of town.  That is where I found
the Santa.  I love vintage so it is just my style.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Football Season

The NFL pre-season games have started and high school and college football isn't far behind.  What was your college mascot?  Mine was the penguin, Pete and Penny.  I have a bobble head of both of them.  These are glass penguins that Jim made.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Christmas in August

This is one of the cards I am making with my card group that is meeting today.  We try to do a few Christmas cards throughout the summer so that we don't have as many to make in November.  I CASEd this card from Mindy Backes, Minders on splitcoaststampers.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Purse Card Holder

For something just a little different at card class, we made this little paper purse.  It holds 4 cards that we made also.  It would make a nice gift for someone who is not able to get out and shop for cards.  The ladies love the idea and want to make another one of a different design.   What looks to be the front of the purse is one of the four cards. The cards are held in a 6 X 6 scrapbook page pocket.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Coffee and Teaching

The teachers in our county go back to school today.  When I started teaching, everyone was surprised that I didn't drink coffee.  They all said, we give you a week of teaching and you will drink it.  On the day I retired from teaching, I still was not a coffee drinker and remain that way.  I just could not get used to the taste of it.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Band BBQ

I have had two weeks off from community band practice for my Thursday night band.  We return to practice today but only for a short time.  We are going to have a welcome back BBQ.  I sure hope it is good BBQ with some slaw and tea to drink. 

Monday, August 4, 2014

Raining on Sunflowers

I saw this card on pinterest and knew I had to make one like it.  I love sunflowers and daisies.  This was made using the mosaic punch.  I love the way she put crystal effects in a few places to look like rain drops.  Notice that I copied that idea.