Saturday, February 17, 2018

Night Out 2-2-2018

On Monday night January 29th a friend of mine from church messaged me that she had received a call from her dad's friend that he was found slumped over in a chair at a hardware store. He lives about an hour from here. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

After she and her husband had been in the hospital with her dad for a week, Doyle and I decided to go see them. We planned to take them out to dinner to get them away for a little while.

Doyle looked into some eating places and found a gem!

It's called "Fly By Night Cattle Company". It's off the beaten path but well worth going too!

We arrive just as the sun was setting. I was kicking myself for not bringing my camera. All I had was my phone. I still managed a few pictures and so did my friend Joelle who shared with me.

Joelle, is a new horse ridding buddy as well as church friend. She loves horses too. When we arrived she and I both made a beeline for the horses and to take pictures of the sunset!



Joelle



















Nothing more "Texas" than a horse, sunset and Longhorn 😉














































In warmer weather they have live music and a place for people to sit outside.

It was just so pretty!






























I think this is a cool picture. Joelle took it.













We had a great time with them. It was just what they needed. We also spent some time visiting with her dad and praying for him. He had double pneumonia. He was a very sick man and was in the hospital for 2 weeks. He is now home still recovering.

Have a good one!



















Thursday, February 15, 2018

Love You So Much: Card Challenge

Cards In Envy challenge is "Love You So Much".  The challenge is to make a "love" or "Valentine's"card.

This is my entry.

The image is Unity's December 2016 Kit of the Month called "Always Been You". This image may look familiar as I have stamped her up before. I colored with Copic Markers. I used two sentiments from the kit called "Never Ending Love" I stamped the "love" stamp using red ink. Then stamped over with a another sentiment in black.

Thanks for taking a look!

Have a good one!

Beautiful Moon 1-30-2018

This was the day before the Super Blood Moon.































After snapping a few pictures of the moon. I turn my attention the opposite direction and watch the sunset.









The colors deepen with color.














Have a good one!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day


It was a beautiful "winter" day here in Texas.

















Hubby took me out for lunch.

Then on my way home I was looking at the sky. I was just thinking how cool it would be if I saw a heart in the clouds. Right after I had that thought I saw this.

Nice ending to a beautiful day 😊

Have a good one!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

More Cards for Friends

I made this card for my Pastor's wife. I just love the sentiment. This is a Unity Stamp by artist Phyllis Harris called "Sense of Wonder". I've used this image many times so it may look familiar to you.
















This is stamp is "Eve Girl" part of the AngieGirl collection by artist Angie Blom.
I've used this image before too! I love using this for winter birthdays.

I colored with Copic Markers. The snowflakes I used Stickles.












I made this card for the challenge on the Unity Show and Tell Facebook page. We were to use the colors red and turquoise.

This stamp is "Sheepishly Sweet" by artist Phyllis Harris.









I made this card for my dear friend Teresa. Although very simple I love how this one turned out. I stamped using Distress Ink Gathered Twigs. I heat embossed the sentiment and used a Prisma color pencil to color the butterfyl.

The stamp is from one of Unity's membership kits called "Uniquely Unity". The kit is called "Possibilities Await".





 This is another stamp I have used numerous times. "Felt with the Heart" by artist Phyllis Harris. I sent this to a fellow horse loving friend who was going though some difficulties to let them know I was thinking of them.















This card I made for a friend who goes to my church. She loves teddy bears. This was the closet thing I had in a stamp to a teddy bear. It worked. She loved it 😉

This is "Bad Days Bearable" part of Unity's Itty Bitty Collection (these are just smaller stamp kits) by artist Joslyn Nielson. The sentiment is from a Stamp'in Up kit.











I've used this image several times as well. For this one I decided to separate the sentiment into. I colored with Copic Markers then used a Pearl Pen red for the hearts and Stickles for the snow.
















I was needing a masculine card. I used a Tim Holtz embossing folder to make the trees. The stamp and sentiment are from the kit "Soul and Spirit"by artist Tierra Jackson. The Sentiment was in one stamp which was going to cover too much space so like the card before I cut the sentiment into pieces. The deer I stamped directly onto the background which is Kraft paper.

I wasn't sure if I really liked this card so I tried a different version of it below.








After doing this card I decided I like the first one better although I wasn't really crazy about either one. 😐

This one I cut out the deer and put foam tap under it to give it dimension.










This is a sympathy card I made for a scrapbooking friend of mine whose mother passed away. This stamp kit is called "Gray Skies Happy" by artist Phyllis Harris. I colored with Copic Markers. The picture doesn't show it very well but I used glossy accents on the raincoat, boots and water puddle.





I probably should have put this on a 5x7 card base so there would be more room. Oh well. I could have used a smaller sentiment too but I chose to go with this one which is what came with this girl. It is called "What Will Be" by artist Angie Blom. I colored with my Copic Markers. This card went to a young woman in my church.















Thanks for taking a look. 😊

Have a good one!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

January 26, 2018

On this day I got to enjoy some of God's creations. The first being a woodpecker. I have learned to recognize their sound and I'm not talking about their pecking on wood. I managed to sneak a few pictures before I was noticed and he flew to another tree farther from me.


























Then I got to witness a beautiful sunset. I was going to feed horses and decided to drive to the windmill for these pictures. It's the only windmill in town that I can easily access for these types of pictures.








This is what the sky looked like by the time I got to the horses even though it is only a 5 minute or less drive.









Zooming in just a bit fills up the picture with a little more color.











I'm not sure what it is but I just love to take a picture of the colorful sky through this tree. You can see this same tree in the photo above. I had changed locations and zoomed in just a bit more for this picture.

Have a good one.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Kennedy Rides Fancy 1-24-2018

We are having some mild days in the middle of our winter. Kennedy asked to go riding so we planned a day after school.

She and I have talked about letting her begin to ride Fancy. Kennedy is very comfortable with Clyde. Mr. Slow and Steady. However one day he will not be with us anymore. Fancy is a much younger horse and her movements are much quicker. Kennedy has seen Fancy jump sideways when I was riding her.

I told Kennedy we would start a little at a time as she was ready and we would begin in the round pen until she and I were both confident that she could control her.

I thought Kennedy did really well. She got a little nervous towards the end as you'll see because Fancy wouldn't stay stopped when Kennedy stopped her.























This was the day we bought Fancy December 2014. I thought it would be fun to compare the two.
















Kennedy holding Diamond for me while I put Fancy in the round pen.

















She loves Diamond (as do I). He is a really big horse!

















Finally beginning our ride.

































We had a good time!



Have a good one!