Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scrappiest Sketch #108

Here's the newest sketch over at The Scrappiest
with a chance to win a kit from Birds of a Feather.
And here's my version!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Love Your Passion

What more can I say?!

This is the fourth and final week
Of "All Four Love"
@ Domestic Blunders
Thanks, Jeanne and Courtney
for this fun month of Photography!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Liking Collage after All

I was inspired to try a couple of collages again
and these I enjoyed doing,
probably because I used vintage patterns
as my focus:)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gorgeous Scrappin Kit!

My kit that I won from Memorable Seasons
arrived today! The combo of colors
and accessories, embellishments and
papers is wonderful! Hmmm...
I wonder if they might be a good inspiration
for an upcoming wedding:)

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

Whiter than Snow

"Come now, and let us reason together,"
Says the Lord,
"Though your sins are like scarlet
They shall be as white as snow;
Though they are red like crimson,
 they shall be as wool."

Isaiah 1:18

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Love Yourself

For the 3rd week of the "All Four Love"
the theme was "Love Yourself"
I chose my hands, for several reasons...
I don't have attractive hands,
but they "are" my Mother's hands,
so they are easier to love the older I get!
They are hands that have cuddled, loved
and raised 5 children to adulthood,
held the hands of the dying,
nursed the sick,
folded in prayer,
hugged the hurting,
scrubbed and painted,
sewed and cooked...
they are worth learning to love.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

To Have and To Hold

My oldest daughter walked in the house last night
with an engagement ring on her finger!
Totally shocked me and I'm still in kind of
a daze...but I am excited to help plan
a wedding again...the new styles are so
gorgeous!  Plus it sounds like a fall wedding
and I can imagine how pretty that will be:)
(image is from Anthropologie)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day 2011

It's Like This!
He likes it dark, and I like it light,
I like the daytime, he likes the night,
He's always warm, I'm always cold,
I like coffee weak, he likes it bold,
He gets up early, I sleep in late,
I like to nibble, he likes a full plate,
He's into sports, and I'm into art
I like things shabby, he likes things smart,
He doesn't read, I eat up books,
I'm always baking, he never cooks,
He likes big spaces, I like them small
I like to write, he likes to call.
The list is quite endless,
I'll bore you to tears,
but just let me tell you
we've been married for years!
It doesn't take sameness
to make it work out,
it takes learning to smile 
and knowing when NOT to pout!

by Karen

Friday, February 11, 2011

Blog Award

My sweet niece over at AJ Krazies
nominated me for this award!
In return I tell 7 random things about myself 
and then nominate 15 more blogs for this award...
So here goes...
1. I just got a Droid!
2. I have celiac disease and have to eat Gluten Free
for the rest of my life:(
3. My favorite thing to eat before I had to go gluten free 
was bread!
4. My favorite thing to eat now is GF bagels, from Udi
5. I love Charleston SC
6.I had 10 siblings but 3 have died
7. I love ruffles

"Love Unexpected"

This weeks photo challenge at Musings of a Creative Life
is titled "Love Unexpected".
I find it hard to explain the deep and intense
love I have for the Bible, but the one
thing I know is that it was completely unexpected 
to have it become a consuming passion.
Of course the Author is the One
who is called "The Word became flesh",
so it is really Him who I love,
and that too was unexpected!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Yippee! I Won!

I won for this interpretation of one
of their sketches! (see post Sketch 101)
The prize is a kit from Memorable Seasons!
Thank you to both sponsors,
I'm honored to have been chosen!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Funky Junk Sisters Show

 Like I said in my last post, I did leave the house
despite not feeling well. I went over to
Hillsboro to the Funky Junk Sisters show!
If any of you were there and heard someone
coughing violently every two seconds, that was me!
I apologize...
Anyway the top 3 pics are of the teeny, tiny
vintage travel trailers on display,
aren't they adorable?
This collage is of some of the things for sale.
As you can see, burlap is VERY popular
and is being used in so many clever ways!
Also LOTS of white on everything
and pillows with french sayings.
If you missed this show there is one
in Puyallup later this spring,
you can check the Funky Junk website for dates!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

My House for Spring

Okay, so now I've been sick for almost 2 weeks!!! 
(Just about broke a rib coughing yesterday, 
but that's because I left the house
when I should've stayed home and rested, 
but I was tired of staying home!!!)
So needless to say I've had a lot of time to sit around my house
and look at my decor with purpose.
I love when I open up a new Pottery Barn catalog and there's
a collage that kind of tells the whole "story" for that season.
So I did that for my spring look in my house, it was 
a good way to find out what I really like!

Friday, February 4, 2011

"Loved Deeply"

 there is a photo challenge on
 for every Friday in February
called "All Four Love".
This Friday the theme is
"Loved Deeply"

I love the back of Brielle's neck, 
because it is one of the most kissable,
 tender parts on her sweet little body,
and with her soft curls
and pink bow she is irresistible!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

I Really Hate to Tell You This!

 I walked into Target today and the Swim Suits are
in stock!!!!
Unfortunately I had just made and eaten a very
large one of these just before I went shopping...
I quickly decided after a moment of depression
that I am going to embrace WINTER!
Being cold is not all THAT bad as
layering my clothing and wearing a bulky coat
 is part of that:)
No snow white lumpy thighs to be seen!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Staying Warm

It seems like I just can't get warm these days!
Maybe it's because I was sick for 8 days, but
it seemed to start before then...
Here's what I do to try to stay warm-
Sit by the fire
Drink tea
Drink coffee
Bake cookies, bars, scones
Eat above mentioned when warm
Wrap in my robe
Wear socks to bed
Wear 2 shirts layered with a sweater
Hug my Grand daughter (when she lets me!)
Take hot baths
Take boiling showers
Wear my heat pack around my neck
Heat my seat in the car (best thing ever invented!)
Cook soups in the Crock pot
Turn on the extra heater by my bed
Read books about people doing any of the above activities!

What do you do to stay warm?