Monday, July 30, 2007

Back Home Again

This last week, my hubby and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary. He surprised me by taking me to Port Townsend which is on the Washington state Olympic Peninsula. We had a wonderful 2 days without any children. Port Townsend is a lovely renovated Victorian "city" (a little over 10,000 people). The downtown and uptown areas have lots of cute shops.

The first picture is of the lighthouse that sits at the entrance of Puget Sound off the Strait of Juan de Fuca. If you look across the water to the left of the lighthouse you can see the haze of land that is Vancouver Island BC. The land to the right of the light house is Whidby Island off the coast of Washington. Because it was relatively clear we were able to see Mt. Baker to the north, Mt. Rainier to the east and the Olympic Mountains. Soooo very beautiful.

This beach is on the Puget Sound side of the lighthouse.

This next picture is one of the renovated Victorian buildings. This one happens to be the county Courthouse.

Saturday, July 21, 2007


Hmmm I've been tagged and not really sure what that is or who I'll be tagging in return! lol Let's see... 7 random things about me. Well, let me show you my roses first. I love to grow roses. This picture was taken the middle of June. They're looking pretty sad right now since the deer have discovered them. There are hardly any flowers left on them. :(

1. I was born in Albany Oregon and grew up there... missed Brooke many times when I went to visit Sweet Home where she grew up. Just don't know how we didn't meet when we were in High School.

2. I asked my hubby out on our first date.

3. Didn't want any kids and ended up with 6!

4. My first name is Ann Mary... no middle name. How weird is that? My mom thought my name would be too long if I had a middle name too.

5. Met Brooke earlier this year! That was a high light of the year and I get such funny looks when I talk about finally meeting an online friend.

6. Sewing, scrapbooking, card making, cross stitching, crocheting... but, scrapbooking and card making are the ones that I do all the time anymore. Don't seem to have time for the others.

7. hmmm let's see. I love to squish spiders and stomp ants. Does that qualify for strange info about me? lol

Friday, July 20, 2007

I'm finally feeling better! At least I can sit at the computer for more than 5 minutes. And I can finally lean over to work on my crafts. I have made some new cards using Club Scraps Stratosphere kit. I used a new product (new to me) called Glimmer Mist from The color that I used on a couple of cards shown here came in my latest kit from CS called Wine n' Roses. The scans don't show it off, but it glimmers and shines. It is so pretty. I also experimented in stamping backgrounds. The first layer was stamped using a watermark pad. The second in a dark pink that matched the paper and then I stamped a coordinating stamp in black. I really liked how they turned out and will probably use the technique again. I hope you enjoy my cards!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I'm sorry I'm having troubles keeping up on this. I hurt my back and pinched a nerve in a month ago and it just isn't healing up fast enough for me. I am unable to bend over to work on my crafts. Once I'm able to work again I'll be posting. Thank you for checking back!