Thursday, January 28, 2010

Mannequin Cafe

Here are a couple of cards made from new stamps from Character Constructions. These stamps are so versatile and an absolute must for stamp and paper doll lovers. I have been stamping with Character Constructions stamps by Catherine Moore for several years. I still remember exactly when and where I purchased my very first Character Constructions stamp- at the Red Lead store in Saint Louis in 2002, while I was on a business trip. The face on this first card is from Paper Whimsy.

Here are the actual stamps I ordered. Check out her site for many more images in this new line and all of her other wonderful lines.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Carol

So glad you are having a wonderful day filled with sweet friends and lots of Birthday wishes!

Here is an on-line Birthday card made from an image I found at Second Chance when we went together last fall! I added some pink color to her.

Love you,

Monday, January 11, 2010

Oh Dear,

While you are waiting for us to show you something wonderful we have created, ( and we are waiting for that too...) let me show you some pictures I took from inside my house. ( I am not getting out in that stuff!) The deer are not enjoying this any more than we are. In fact, they are quite hungry and can't find much grass or vegetation. They lay down in back of the house a lot, and come right up to the front to try and find grass--but to no avail. My husband says they have to move slowly to conserve energy now too. If we startle them and they run off, it is not good for them. We are due for a warm up this week- that means maybe one day over 33degrees. It will take a lot more than that to melt this - probably will be March.


Monday, January 4, 2010

Saint Elizabeth

For Christmas, Carol made me this "Saint Elizabeth" hanging. It also includes a St Elizabeth medal as well. I really love it and was quite surprised. She picked up the prayer card and medal from a little church she visited during a recent visit with her son and daughter-in-law.

...- Well, here...., I will let her tell you where she found it. I wish I could have also been there. It sounds quite delightful.
During a Thanksgiving visit with my son and his family, we drove to Eureka Spring, Arkansas for a little day trip. My first trip there, and it is a fascinating little town, amazing that people can build such quaint houses, buildings, hotels, and churches just hanging off the hillsides.
An especially beautiful example was the Catholic Church built into the hill behind and under the Hotel Crescent. Very old and tiny--probably only has 5 seating rows on each side--but from the circular dome in the ceiling, marble in the floor, stained glass in the windows to the stations of the Cross all along the walkway, one is surrounded by an old European feeling--something very old and very peaceful.
And then, under the church was a little shop selling the prayer cards and medals, and this is where I found the one perfect for my sister, Elizabeth. She has been there for me when I needed her and truly became my St. Elizabeth of Hungary--patron of widows.