Thursday, September 24, 2009

Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne's Lace

This card was inspired by the Queen Anne's Lace that grows wild at the end of our driveway.  I used the September SOM from CTMH for the white flowers.  For the buds I used the corner of small background stamp from Stampin Up.  Ink colors are White Daisy and Olive.  Cardstock is olive and background paper is retired (CTMH)gingham check in olive.  Ribbon is from JoAnn's.  You can't see it in the photo but I put a little Diamond Stickle on the white flowers. 

So far for the month of September the weather has been absolutely lovely.  But that is all due to change Sunday night. 

Kathi, the stamps that I tried to make a fall wreath with were way too big.  I even made the circle bigger but to no avail.  Then as I headed up the stairs for another pursuit I thought maybe if I cut out the flowers.  So that is a project for another day.

Monday, September 7, 2009

40 Mile Point

This past weekend was our 50th wedding anniversary. We decided to take a trip down the Lake Huron side of Michigan and go to all the lighthouses we could. This one is called 40 Mile Point because it is 40 miles south of Cheboygan and 40 miles north of Alpena. We were able to see 10 lighthouses. Some were open to the public including 40 Mile Point. Some are active lighthouses.
This post is dedicated to Tiffany B. at the Residence Inn in Saginaw Mi. We didn't make motel reservations because we didn't know how long it would take us or where we would be when night fell. The first night we ended up in Oscoda MI. The room was nice but the bed was very uncomfortable. There was a jacuzzi in the room and I had to use that to get the kinks out. LOL. Saturday afternoon we had looked at all the light houses and headed for home. We stopped in Saginaw at the Residence Inn. Tiffany greeted us and indeed they had a room. She quoted me a price of $109 and I said ok. Then as we were chatting she asked if I was a AAA member and I said "no" but I have a military ID. Jim was in the Air Force for 22 years. That got the price down to $65. She also asked if we were there for business or pleasure and I told her we were celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary. She replied "congratulations". We put our bags in the room and left to do a little shopping. Hobby Lobby is in the shopping center right next door and then we went to the Family bookstore and I got a book I had been wanting that had just come out. When we got back to our room there was a computer generated Congratulations paper and when I picked it up underneath was a nice frame to hold 4 pictures and both were from Tiffany. I told her that I was going to tell everyone how sweet she was. And she knows I am putting her in my blog.
It is a beautiful day out so think I will go enjoy it for awhile and then watch golf with Jim.