Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Hello there. Well, another card shop at Belinda's has come and gone. What a bunch of beautiful people!!! and by the way Kat, the cards turned out gorgeous!!!! I have been inspired once again by your creative talent. I just want to make more and more cards!!! Here are a few pics I took while everyone was busy embellishing their cards. Oh and take note, Belinda is the gal making faces behind one of the unsuspecting ladies. LOL, you are a funny girl!! And, notice that we had a new baby in our group, Princess. She is the cutest and most stylin' little pooch I have every met. Our next gathering is next Monday at Belinda's. We will be doing page layouts for scrap booking.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Good evening, I had some fun tonight after dinner. I played with some paper and stamps and made these three little cards. I used paper from the pack "North Shore" that I purchased at the crop I went to on Saturday with my sister Kat. I love any theme that is nautical. So I used the stamps I had to make these note cards. It was fun making them. If you look real close you can see the embossing on the white part of the card. I am still hoping to purchase the cricut and the cuttlebug. I am waiting for them to go on sale too. Hope I still have money when they are.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
This man was born somewhere near the end of the fourth century. He changed his name to Patrick or Patricus after he became a priest. At the age of 16 he was kidnapped from his native land of Britian by a band of pirates who sold him into slavery in Ireland. He worked as a shepherd and turned to religion for solace. After six years of slavery he escaped to the northern coast of Gaul where he studied in the monastery under St. Germain, bishop of Auxerre for twelve years. He came to believe that it was his calling to convert the pagans of Ireland to Christianity. Patrick was about sixty years old when he arrived in Ireland and it is said that he had a winning personality that helped him win converts. he taught the concept of the trinity by using a shamrock, a three-leafed clover. (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit).
Patrick was arrested several times, but escaped each time. He traveled throughout Ireland, establishing monasteries and setting up schools and churches to aid in converting the Irish country to Christianity. Legend has it that Saint Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. Evidently, they all went into the sea and drowned. The snake is a pagan symbol and perhaps this is a figurative tale explaining that he drove paganism out of Ireland.
Patrick's mission in Ireland lasted for thirty years. He then retired to County Down and died on March 17 in 461 AD. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since. The first year St. Patrick's Day was celebrated in this country was 1737 in Boston, Massachusetts. As the saying goes, on this day "everybody is Irish!" Over 100 U.S. cities now hold Saint Patrick's Day parades.If you want to learn more go to. http://holidays.kaboose.com/patrick-history.html
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
I'm back! This time I have a pic of a few cards I made a several of days ago. Finally got my camera back. I sat down one morning and just dug out some paper and stamps and began to create Valentine cards. I am not as fast as someone else I know, (my sister). But, I had fun making them. I'm not sure if the pic does them justice because they are suppose have sparkle on them. When ever I have time to create again I want to make MORE!!!!!!! LOL By the way Sis, can you guess which one is yours? Well I'm off to have more fun.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Good evening to you all. I was hoping to take some pics today of I don't know what and then I remembered that I let my son take the camera with him last night and he is not home yet. Oh well, some other time perhaps. I really don't know what I want to talk about. Nothing interesting has been going on around here lately. It snowed nearly everyday this week. Not a lot of accumulation mind you, but enough to annoy me. This is the first time in many years that it has snowed so much. I really should be finishing my cards I had started a looooong time ago. These cards would be Christmas cards. Yup! I know Christmas is over but, I will need them for next Christmas. I was surprised at how many people I know and have passed Christmas cards to. I even sent some to people where my husband works. They loved them. I guess they haven't seen many home made cards before. When one of the ladies had a baby shower at the place my husband works, they were all gagagagag over the crocheted items I made. My husband said that they acted like they have not seen much for home made baby stuff before. I though everyone or just about everyone got stuff hand made especially for babies. let me see if I can find the picture of her gifts I made. Yes it worked. You can see the picture at the top. You will see the blanket in multicolor (pastel) and the hat and mits in yellow. The blue and green thing is a shoulder cover for mom. These were quick, easy, and fun to make. I love making things for babies.