Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hi everyone,
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends and family.  I really am blessed and thankful for each and every one of you.  Remember, there is always, always, always ... something to be thankful for! 

May your Thanksgiving be blessed with love and peace.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A Wish for Peace

Last December I attended a gorgeous wedding.  As the snow softly fell the happy couple exchanged their vows.  They had asked me at the time if I could create a few thank you cards for them so today I have one of the designs to show you.

The focal image is a combination of Spellbinders Classic Circles and Lacey Circles.  The image was stamped in VersaMark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I then sponged Brilliance Pearlescent Beige and Crumb Cake all around the circle.  I couldn't resist adding a gold star to the top of the tree.  It was then mounted to a Lacey Circle cut from a piece of Brushed Gold paper.  1/8" beige satin ribbon was weaved through the loops for a touch of elegance.

The background was created by stamping snowflakes in VersaMark and embossing them with gold embossing powder with a heat gun.  I added some pearls to the center of each one.  Just for you was stamped on a grommet tag and embossed in gold.  Everything was adhered to a piece of Brushed Gold and mounted to a coco card.

The inside sentiment was also embossed in gold with a matching snowflake.

I can't wait until the weekend to do some crafting.  Do you have anything special planned?  As the temperature dips I have been enjoying my hot chocolate with whip cream!  My favorite is The Fresh Market's Winter Blend.
Stamps:  SU A Wish for Peace, SU Just Believe, Our Daily Bread Designs Peace & Joy, SU Kind & Caring Thoughts (Inside) 
Paper:  Coco, Brushed Gold, Shimmery White
Ink:  Image - VersaMark with White EP; Sponging - Brilliance Pearlescent Beige & Crumb Cake; Snowflakes & Sentiments - VersaMark with Gold EP
Accessories:  Offray 1/8" Beige Satin Ribbon, SU Basic Pearls, Gold Brads, Gold Mini Star Brad, Spellbinders Small Classic Circles #7, Lacey Circles #5, Grommet Tag
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  4 1/2" x 6 1/4"

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Vintage Mother of Pearl

Sharing with you some of my latest finds ...

These beautiful mother of pearl pieces really dress up the table and add a touch of elegance.

Pearl handled flatware was very popular from the late 1800's to the 1920's.

The sterling cuffs have a traditional fleur-de-lis motif.

I love how they reflect the light.

This sweet pink basket was a garage sale find.  Pink depression glass is one of my favorites.

A pretty reflection of a rose ...

This Kernewek Goonhavern cup from Cornwall, England also makes a gorgeous vase for flowers.

Do you have any pretty mother of pearl items?  I don't think it ever goes out of style!
Thank you for stopping to visit.
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Saturday, November 2, 2013

Panther Mountain

A recent hike in the Adirondacks brought us to Panther Mountain and Echo Cliffs.  The mountain apparently received its name from the panthers that use to visit back in the early 1800s.  A quick but steep hike provides panoramic views of Piseco Lake.

We snapped photos along the way.

Taking in all the beauty.

Half way up you will pass an interesting flat-top square boulder along the trail.

As we scrambled up rock, and before reaching the top of the summit, there are exposed roots of a Hemlock tree.

The scenic vista to the east overlooks Piseco Lake and Spy Lake.


 Not a place for someone who has a fear of heights!  Don't worry I stayed back from the ledge.


We had a cliff-top snack before heading back down.

As we descended I heard something rustling in the leaves.  As I looked down, to my surprise, there was a snake by my foot!  As I let out a scream my husband quickly assured me the snake was more afraid of me than I was of it.

It was a little cloudy that day, but the foliage was still gorgeous.

It was a crisp day perfect for a hike.

Thank you for coming along.
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