Friday, August 19, 2011

Flutterby Birthday!

My niece turns 14 today!  Woohoo!  On my husbands side there are three cousins, that all turn the same age within a few months of each other.  One of those girls is ours!  Each girl is so special to us and they have a  somewhat close bond with each other too.  To think that they all are starting high school this year and that they will all three graduate the same year too!  That will be a very busy year!  They are all growing up into such beautiful young ladies!  I hope and pray that they all will follow where ever the Lord leads them for their life. 
Any who, I made a Diamond fold card for the one.  I had to do some editing to mine because I wanted it to fit in a "normal sized" envelope.  So I added the layers of paper/cardstock to the two outside folds to make it the right size.  I am fairly pleased with how it turned out!  I still think it needs something else but I have fussed with it enough, and now it is late getting it in the mail.  Oh well, better late than never!

I used:
DCWV The All Dressed Up Stack
Cream and red colored card stock
Sentimenals Cartridge (butterflies, scalloped circle)
Plantin SchoolBook (for circle cut)
Textile Cuttlebug Folder

Silver Stickles
"Old" Crystal dye based ink for the inking and the stamp
The Happy Birthday stamp is really old, so I have no idea where I got it.

I hope you have a wonderful day today!

Getting Corny!

Well, it has been a little while since I last posted due to a nice fast family vacation and family reunions and life in general!  I was beginning to feel really guilty about not spending time in my "Craft Corner"!  But life has other plans for this time of year is making creamed corn to put in the freezer for the long winter months. The wonderful results are yummy corn, that tastes like it is fresh off the cob, in the middle of the winter!  MMMMMM!  Well, we did 1 short of 11 dozen ears of corn.  Which made about 27, 2 cup bags of creamed corn, that are now in the freezer.  With a lot of help from my wonderful kids, we got it all done in just about 3 1/2 hours.  The kids worked hard at husking it all for me, while I worked hard in the kitchen over hot corn and scrubbing it all and cutting it all off the cob and packaging it away.  I just thought that I would share a few pictures of what we have been up to lately!

Family Reunion!

 Well, as you can see we stayed in a very nice cabin in the middle of the woods, but it was in Hocking Hills, Ohio. 

My family and I climbing around on the rocks of Hocking Hills!

 Hocking Hills, Ohio on the Old Mans Cave trail.

 My wonderful kids working very hard husking the corn!

The end result of what the corn looks like after everything is done!  Lots of work but ohhhh soooo good!  Makes me look forward to winter more!

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a very wonderful day!