Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Second Patriotic Concert

You may think you have seen this card before back on June 23.  If you look close you will see there is a small difference.  Tonight is our second patriotic concert that my community band is playing.  It is the same program just in a different venue about 20 miles away.  Wonder what instrument I play?  I will let you know on July 4 so check back.

Saturday, June 25, 2016


This card is so summertime to me with the ice cream cone.  Of course, here it has felt like summer for quite some time.  The other thing on this card that makes me think summer is the turquoise stripes.  for some reason that paper reminds me of a big beach towel.  Now I have to admit something to you.  I am  not a big ice cream eater.  I guess that is probably a good thing because I eat another stuff that isn't good for me.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Patriotic Concert

Every year around the July 4th holiday, the community band I play in on Thursday has a patriotic concert.  It is our best attended concert of the year.  Tonight is the first of two patriotic concerts that we will play this year.  The theme for this year is Sousa.  We won't be playing just Sousa but quite a few.  Of course Stars and Stripes will be one of the songs we play.  Did you know that it is the national march?

Oh and the card, the punch is EK Success that I got at Walmart online.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Clown Fish

For awhile we had a salt water aquarium.  We loved hearing the gentle sound of the water and watching the various fish.  The clown fish was one of the fish we had.  Unfortunately, the electric in our house went out for a few hours when we were not home.  That short amount of time without the pump running in the tank caused all of our fish to die.  We sold the tank shortly afterwards.  All of our pet fish are now made of glass.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Four Leaf Clover

Many people use the four leaf clover to represent something Irish and use it on St Patrick's Day too.  I think the 4 leaf clover is just an American thing that is suppose to bring luck.  St Patrick used a shamrock which has only 3 leaves.  It is used to represent and explain the Trinity.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

June Brides

Is it still the tradition that weddings should happen in June?  I really never understood why.  This is a new card for me.  I saw one like it on Pinterest and used what I had to make something like it.  I am still trying to use up designer paper and this one used two different papers, yeah.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Blood Donor

Jim is a blood donor. This past week when he came home from donating, he gave me a sticker. It was in recognition of his donations. He has donated 60 gallons of blood to our local blood bank. Additionally, he has donated blood when he attended the Coast Guard Academy and has no record of how much he donated there. He also donated a pint when we were in New Mexico at the balloon festival because he wanted a special pin that was only for blood donors that day. Are you a blood donor? If you are, thank you for helping to save lives.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Scottish Thistles

Are these flowers thistles? That is what he is calling them and I think he may be right. They are a little on the abstract side so I am not quite sure.  Either way I am classifying this as another Celtic look design.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Celtic Tree

Jim and I both like Celtic things,  I guess because of our Irish and Scottish heritage.  Jim also has this thing about making trees.  I will admit there are several tree rubber stamps in my stash also.  I really like this one because it isn't as dark as many of the trees he has made.  During the past few weeks, he has made several new Celtic pieces that I will be showing you.  He has started a website and I am going to try to remember to mark all the pictures of his glass with his website if you want to take a look.  There is also a link in the right sidebar. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

June Birthday Cat

So all of the sisters have a cat.  The crazy cats will be the theme of all the cards I send them this year.  This one got a bit carried away with the balloon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Crazy Birds

I am going to admit falling for Tim Holtz crazy birds and crazy cats.  I made a card similar to this one for my nail tech when she had some eye surgery.  I sent it to her before hand and the greeting said "you can do it".