Monday, March 28, 2011

Retirement Card

A friend of mine is retiring and so....surprise, surprise....I made a card.  This is my first pedestal card.  What ya think?

The sentiment is :

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
— Irish Retirement Blessing

Side view of pedestal card

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bed and Breakfast Get-A-Way

Dunham Farms 

Palmyra Barn
A 1930's farm barn now restored into a Bed and Breakfast and very charming 

Our daughter and son-in-law gave us a two night stay at a bed and breakfast for Christmas and we thought it would be a perfect time to use the gift during our anniversary week.  We had a lovely relaxing time and the hospitality was superb.  Dunham Farms is actually several old plantations which  has a total of 6,000 acres.  The land has been in the same family for eight generations beginning with land deeded from King George I. Some of the land follows the inlet waters along the Georgia coast.  We have really enjoyed the time together in this quiet peaceful setting.

Our hostess horse. He is a sweetheart.

Our room was very spacious and looked out to the inlet and majestic oaks.

The dining room was inviting.
  The lovely table settings and linens made you feel special but not too
 fussy to feel uncomfortable.
  Breakfast offered delicious gourmet food and was a wonderful and  relaxing
 dining experience to start the day  

View from Dining Room towards front door and sitting room.
There were two groupings of sitting arrangements
This is the hallway that was formally  the walk way
 between the animals stalls when it was a barn.
Majestic Oaks grace the grounds.  These oaks must be over 300 years old.
The photo didn't capture the span of the branches.  They are just beautiful!. 

Our hostess said that there is a saying that
White Oaks -- Grow for 100 years, Live for 100 years,
 Die for 100 years

This is the original site of the plantation home.
(Restored to the original )
  It is now used during the summer by the owner.
She doesn't go very far  (just a few feet from her main home)
 but it is her get-a-way to devote to her writings.
We had a very nice time. Thanks to our wonderful daughter and son-in-law. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Happy Anniversary

The year was 1972.  Beautiful Savannah was ablaze with blooming Azaleas
 and perfect weather graced the day
 I married my best friend.

Happy Anniversary Honey -- 39 years and counting......

My wedding colors were Purple and light Lavender
March 18, 1972

I Do...Again

Sunday, March 13, 2011

St. Patrick's Day Cards

Savannah, Georgia is known for celebrating St. Patrick's Day in a huge way.  I believe the parade is the second largest (or at least use to be).  There are many Irish in the area and we celebrate their heritage.

The fountains are colored green for St. Patrick's Day

   I use to work downtown Savannah and the Custom House where I worked is right on the parade route.  This year I will miss it since I am now retired and will probably watch the parade on TV. 
US Custom House

Building behind the Custom House lit up in green.

Yes.  I will miss the excitement of downtown Savannah.

I made a few cards to celebrate the occasion.

This week is also my Anniversary week ---- yes----I should have known better than to plan a wedding at one of the busiest time of the year in Savannah, but that is a different story to tell at a later time.

I will leave with you the Irish Blessing inside the cards --

May you have love that never ends
lots of money,
and lots of friends
Health be yours whatever you do,
And may God send many
Blessings to you 

Saturday, March 12, 2011

"Spring" Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a blog hop and the challenge is to make something "Spring".  Here is my entry--

Also entered at (March 13)

Spring time is flowers and butterflies

Inside the card

Flowers and grass was cut from Wild Card Cricut cartridge
"Spring" was cut from Ashlyn's Alphabet cartridge

Thanks for stopping in.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Morning Ride

Today was horse riding lesson day.  Here are a few pictures of the fun morning.

Preparing the horse for the ride.

Oops!  Can't get distracted from the job at hand.

Leading the horse to the arena.

The children go on a trail ride after a little warm up in the arena.
 I have been on the trail and let me tell you, it is not an easy trail.
 All the (3) children are learning to ride and care for the horses.

If you play the video you can turn off my music player or not, your choice. 

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Morning of Art

I had the pleasure of taking my granddaughter to an art class. My daughter had signed her up at a very cute studio  called Swirlz.  I enjoyed the morning with her. She is such a sweetie and very creative.

Colors are chosen by her and ready to begin.
The project is chosen by the instructor and she paints along with the class; instructing long smooth strokes, some color combinations,  and other tips on fixing mistakes.  Encouraging everyone along the way.

So happy to be here.

An artist at work.

Beautiful sweet little lady
Instructors loved her hair.

First art project on canvas.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Pink Stamper Card Challenge

Feathered Friend

The challenge was to use a feathered friend on a project.  I created this card about a month ago.  My Son-In-Law is in the military and is deployed.  I thought this card would be appropriate for two reasons. One for the challenge and the other for our prayers and assured hope in our Lord for his safe return.

I created the tree with my Cricut and cut out a little bird from the matching paper and popped him in the tree.  I don't have any of Robyn's stamps, but someday soon I will add to my stamp collection.