Thursday, March 19, 2009


It is Show and Tell over at Kelly's today,stop by and check out all the great Show and Tell post.

Today I am showing you Artist Trading Cards that I made last week for a swap over at If you like swapping things like crafts,postcards dish towels,and lots of other things you should check out swap-bot.These are for a Sunflower ATC swap.This set is hand painted with acrylic paints on black card stock.Two have lady bug stickers on the leaves.The one with the jar,the jar was cut out of a magazine then glued onto the card stock then painted.

This set is a printed piece of scrap booking paper glued to a piece of card stock,the sunflowers are stamped on with a rubber stamp,the words are velum sheets with the word cut out and glued onto the card.

ATC cards are 3 1/2" x 2 1/2" cards with what ever style of art you which to decorate them with.They are for trade only,not to be sold.It is lots of fun to trade with other artist,you get some beautiful art to collect.

To see more Show and Tell post from other wonderful bloggers stroll over to Kelly's at

Theres No Place Like Home You will find lots of beautiful things to look at.Have a wonderful Show and Tell Friday!!!!!

Monday, March 16, 2009


Today is Blooming Tuesday over at MsGreen'thumb'Jeans ,Thank you Jean for hosting Blooming Tuesday so we can see all the beautiful blooms that grow all around the country.

Today I am showing a picture of blooms from the dogwood tree in my son's back yard.He bought me one this year but it will not have blooms until next year.I do believe this is the most beautiful flowering tree there is,and it has such a wonderful smell.Below the picture I have posted the Legend of the Dogwood tree.It is a wonderful story.

Legend of The Dogwood Tree StoryTwo thousand years ago, few trees in the Middle East were big enough to construct anything. However, one tree was valued above the others for its thick trunk and fine, strong wood.
When the Romans came to rule over Jerusalem, their government used this same timber to build the crosses for executing criminals. A group of workers were assigned to gather wood for the crosses. Before long, every Roman official knew the best wood came from these gatherers of execution wood, so those workers became popular.
One day, the wood gatherers received a special request. An officer of the Roman court came and said, "The King of Jews is to be put to death. Deliver an extra-large cross made from your finest wood." So, a fresh tree was cut from the forest of the trees with thick trunks and fine, strong wood. An extra-tall (and extra-heavy) cross was quickly made and delivered.

Three days after the death of Jesus of Nazereth, the chief wood gatherer got alarming news. "All of our finest trees are withering!" the messenger whispered. The wood gatherer hurried to the forest and saw that it was true.
Several years later, the chief wood gatherer heard that, every spring, many people visited the old forest that had once made his job so easy. Despite his advancing years, he set out to discover why. He saw the remains of forest, now like a salty bottoms, with only a few trees still standing tall, bare, lifeless and rotting.
But what was this? As he drew closer, his feeble eyes could make out the people walking among thousands of beautiful, flowering bushes. Seeing one of his own workers there, the old man said, "No one could ever make a cross out of this twisted wood. Our finest tree has gone to the dogs!" He noticed the beautiful white flowers, each blossom looking as if it had been burned from the touch of a miniature cross.
As told to Ben Baston by his grandmother, Louise Brown.

There Is A LegendAt the time of Crucifixion the dogwood had been the size of the oak and other forest trees. So firm and strong was the tree that it was chosen as the timber for the cross. To be used thus for such a cruel purpose greatly distressed the tree, and Jesus nailed upon it, sensed this. In His gentle pity for all sorrow and suffering Jesus said to the tree: " Because of your regret and pity for My suffering, never again shall the dogwood tree grow large enough to be used as a cross. Henceforth it shall be slender and bent and twisted and its blossoms shall be in the form of a cross--two long and two short petals. And in the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints, brown with rust and stained with red, and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see it will remember."
The pink dogwood is said to be blushingfor shame because of the cruel purpose which it served in the Crucifixion.The weeping dogwood further symbolized the sorrow.The red dogwood, called the Cherokee, bearsthe color to remind us of the blood shed by our Savior.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Today is Blue Monday Over At Smiling Sally's.Today I am going to show some fun in the sun pictures.Last year instead of five different birthday parties my daughter decided to have one party for all the children at the water park.It was my daughter,her husband the five kids and me and paw paw.We had lots of fun on the water slides and pools,also we had cake,hot dogs ,chips,and drinks .All the party foods was supplied in the Birthday package deal at the water park.Big water slide,the only thing is it is a long climb getting to the top.

You see the little person coming down the white slide that is my 6 year old grand daughter,that slide is the tallest in the park and comes almost straight down.The boys would not slide down it,she slid down the slide three or four times and loved it.

Grand daughter and her mom in the floating pool.

Grand daughter and grandson in the kiddy pool.

Grand son sitting under the water sprinkler in the pool.

For more Blue Monday post please go visit Smiling Sally

There will be lots of wonderful blogs with Blue Monday post for you to visit.

I will be late visiting all the Blue Monday post today,have to be at the hospital with my sister for her little boy having dental surgery this morning ,but I will be visiting all you ladies in the afternoon.Everyone have a Happy Blue Monday.