Saturday, March 31, 2012

More Blossoms

I just love how the gorgeous blue sky is peeking through the branches full of beautiful blossoms on the Bradford Pear tree. Absolutely breathtaking to me! Hope you also enjoy the blossoms!

Only 166 days to go!

Friday, March 30, 2012

Day 1 Sketch Layout

I am participating in another Big Picture Classes online class called 28 Days of Sketches and here is my layout created with the first sketch. 

I know winter is over but I am behind on my scrapbooking and this class is going to help me catch up on it! At least I hope so! I'm already a day behind in the class so I'm not really starting out well, am I?

This layout was created with the beautiful Wonderland papers from Close to My Heart. Although these papers are no longer available, I still have several pieces left and wanted to try using them up. 

The snowflakes and the title were cut with the help of the awesome Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge also from Close to My Heart. Love that cartridge! There's so much you can do with it!

I hope you enjoy my layout!

Only 167 days to go!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Beautiful Blossoms

I arrived home today - after being away for a week - to see these beautiful blossoms on my Bradford pear tree. Aren't they just gorgeous? I'm real happy I was able to get some great shots of the blossoms before the wind blows them all away.

Only 168 days to go!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Miss Scarlet Again!

Sharing a recent photo of one of my cute granddaughters who has moved to the state of Illinois. I am so bummed that I won't be seeing her or her little sister any time soon. Boohoo!

Only 169 days to go!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Great Birthday!

My dad's 81st birthday cake!
Happy Birthday Dad!
I hope you have many, many more!

Only 170 days to go!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Piano Prodigy(s)?

Scarlet & Aveney love to play the piano whenever they visit Grandmama. Maybe one of them will learn to play it 'for real' someday.

Only 171 days to go!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Quick Post

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Real quick post today as I'm really tired and need to head to bed. 
I hope you enjoy another photo of my grape hyacinths.
Only 172 days to go!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Too Stinkin' Cute, Part 2!

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Here's the other half of the too stinkin' cute little girls. Scarlet Raeyn is the older sister of the little one I posted yesterday and is just too stinkin' cute, too! Again, I will miss these cuties when they move in a couple days. I am very sad that they are leaving and I wish they weren't moving so far away. I love you, Scarlet!

Only 173 days to go!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Too Stinkin' Cute!

Don't you just LOVE that face? She is so stinkin' cute! This is Aveney Grace - my youngest granddaughter - who just turned one year old this month. She is now walking - a bit shaky - but she's getting more confident every day. I am enjoying my time with her because she will be moving soon and I will miss her and her older sister very much!

Only 174 days to go!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

It's a Flower!

Here's that little purple flower that survived the winter by staying all closed up. All winter I wondered whether it was a weed or an actual flower and yesterday I found's a pansy! It looks pretty beat up but it's alive! 
Only 175 days to go!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My Hyacinth


MY PINK HYACINTH all opened up! It's not as pretty as it usually is and I'm thinking it's because it was transplanted by hubby back in the fall and it's not adjusted to it's new spot yet. Maybe next year it'll be fuller and more beautiful but I am still going to enjoy it this year!

Only 176 days to go!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A Perfect Day?

I haven't shared any artwork with you lately so here's a card I made earlier today. I was dreaming of the beach while making this card and hope to get there sometime this summer, if not before.

It's so peaceful sitting on the beach watching and listening to the waves. I like to go to the beach when there's no one around but that really never happens! A private beach somewhere would be real nice! Ha, like that'll ever happen!

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the card!
Only 177 days to go!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Almost Blooming!

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Any day now this hyacinth will be wide open! Can't wait to see how pretty it will be! Also looking forward to it's wonderful fragrance. I only wish I had a ton more of these beautiful fragrant flowers.

Only 178 days to go!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

We're Really Ready Now!


We are ready for the Purple Martins to arrive! The house and gourds are up, the pole has a critter guard and the trap is set for the nuisance birds. Come on, Martins! We're waiting! Wish us luck!

Only 179 days to go!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Aren't They Cute?


Aren't these little Grape Hyacinth's just too cute? They've been popping up for the past few days and are getting bigger each day. These little flowers come up every year without fail and are such a pretty shade of purple. I really enjoy them year after year!

Only 180 days to go!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mr. Bluebird

Not the greatest photo but here's one of the bluebirds hanging around our property right now. He had just taken a bath in the birdbath and was shaking himself off while sitting on the fence. Next time I hope to get a pic of him while he's in the birdbath.
Only 181 days to go!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

More Blossoms

Real quick post before heading to bed. I'm beat!
Blossoms are opening more and more every day! Awesome!
Only 182 days to go!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Veggies Anyone?

The peas and broccoli have been planted along with some lettuce and spinach! Yea!!! I put in 4 rows of peas yesterday and only 3 broccoli seeds because I also started some broccoli seeds indoors along with peppers and tomatoes. I put in a long row of lettuce as well as one long row of spinach. Hopefully they will be ready in about 4-5 weeks.

I shall be planting some squash seeds indoors soon, too....including yellow squash, zucchini and butternut. Can't wait for the yummy harvest! Well, I'm really getting a bit too far ahead, aren't I? It's going to be a long time yet before any yummy veggies are ready but I can dream, can't I?

Only 183 days to go!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Flower or Weed?

 This is how this little purple flower looked back on January 7. I was totally surprised that it was even still alive as it was January after all! But we've had such a mild winter that it actually had survived since last fall. 
And this is how it looks today! Amazing! 
It's not quite open all the way but it's still amazing!
And I STILL don't know whether it's a real flower or a weed!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Too Soon?


Too soon to put out the birdbath? Hubby doesn't seem to think so! He's just a tad bit anxious for Spring to be here that he got out the birdbath yesterday and filled it with water. When I woke up this morning, it was coated with ice. I'm thinking maybe it's a bit too early for it but it sure looks nice out in the garden even when there are no beautiful flowers next to it yet.

Only 185 days to go!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Before Rubber Stamps?

I found these printer's blocks at an antiques shoppe in Parkesburg yesterday. Is this what came before rubber and acrylic stamps? I think so because I inked them up and stamped them onto a piece of paper and they worked! The images aren't quite as clear as rubber or acrylic but they did show up pretty good. Cool! But I still prefer acrylic stamps the best!

Only 186 days to go!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

An Old Find


Look at this awesomely cool rusty bird lantern we found today on a trip out to the Lancaster County area. Hubby just fell in love with this thing and wasn't going home without it! It's made to hang on a wall but we're not real sure what wall we're going to hang it on yet or even what we're going to put inside of it. Until then, we'll just enjoy it while it sits on our end table waiting to be hung.

Only 187 days to go!

Friday, March 9, 2012

First Robin!

Another sure sign that Spring is on the way!

Only 188 days to go!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Ready to Plant!

I'm getting excited to put these seeds in the ground. I planned on doing it today but hubby says he needs to add some compost to the dirt first and unfortunately we couldn't find any compost locally while we were out and about today. Maybe tomorrow!

Only 189 days to go!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

The Buds are Coming, The Buds are Coming!

Isn't it great? The buds are coming out all over! 
That means Spring is not far away! I'm so happy!
Get outside in YOUR yard and see what's popping up! You'll be amazed!

Only 190 days to go!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

New Wall Decor

Sharing an unusual piece of wall decor that hubby picked up recently. He's a bike rider so this definitely caught his eye when he first spotted it and he knew he just had to bring it home. He had the perfect spot for it, too.

Only 191 days to go!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Happy Birthday!

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Today is my youngest granddaughter's 1st birthday. It is so hard to believe that a whole year has passed by already! Where has the time gone?

She is now walking and getting into everything! What a cutie pie she is! And so entertaining! Love her! I hope to see her soon as it's been awhile since my last visit.

Only 192 days to go!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Here's Lucy!


Here's a single page scrapbook layout I offered at a day crop yesterday. I made it with the new Lucy papers from Close To My Heart. They are so girly and just perfect for photos of all the little girlies in my life! And I have LOTS of little girlies in my life! Hope you like it!
Only 193 days to go!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Life...Sit Back & Enjoy the Ride


Sharing a card I made recently with the new Victory papers from Close To My Heart. I wasn't too sure at first if I'd like this paper pack since it's geared more toward the male species and I have many more females in my life than males but I really do like it. Hope you enjoy life as well as my card!

Only 194 days to go!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Dewy Spider's Web

I discovered this spider web when I looked out the window a couple mornings ago. It just seemed to jump right out at me since it was covered in dew and very noticeable. I really don't like spiders but their webs are interesting for sure! 

Only 194 days to go!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Am I Nuts?

One of my favorite snacks is peanuts...LOVE peanuts!!! So does hubby! 
We usually go through a 3lb. bag of peanuts about every 10 days or so 
sometimes sooner, if I don't chase him away from them.
He doesn't know when to stop!
They are so yummy!

Only 195 days to go!