Saturday, June 26, 2010

Flower festival parade

The weather was overcast and cold when the parade started but the sun came out near the end. Looks like the weather will be nice for the park festivities. Could be nicer but......not too bad.
Now going over to the park for some lunch!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Flower Festival time again

It is that time of year again...our annual Lompoc Valley Flower Festival.
The Festival started yesterday.Yummy food booths, entertainment on the outdoor stage and the carnival rides, beer garden, wine
 The Park is block from my home!
 I hear a male voice talking, I think it is my husband in the backyard and I say "what" then realize it is coming from the park! I do this often throughout the day/evening!  This happens every year!  LOL!
Friday the craft booths will be up ( until Sunday). The Flower Festival Queen will be crowned.
Saturday is the Parade...floats are made using the flowers from the fields.
Sunday it ends. At 9:30 pm we will run to the cotton candy booth  to get one more taste before it all closes up.For some reason that cotton candy tastes soooo good!

I will post pictures after the parade.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!

I am lucky to have a wonderful stepfather.

My dad passed away in 1994 and I miss him everyday. I saw this post on facebook and thought I would share it.

 Yellow roses grow in heaven, Lord pick a bunch for me.

Place them in my father's arms & tell him they're from me. Tell him

that I love & miss him. When he turns to smile place a kiss upon his

cheek & hold him for awhile, because remembering him is easy, I do it

every day. There's an ache in my heart that will never go ...away.

I miss you Dad, more than you will ever know♥

Saturday, June 19, 2010 great shop!

About a year ago I made a bracelet using 2 hole sliders. I loved it. I decided to make another one for myself and make some more for gifts. I went back to the store where I purchased the was gone!! I was so bummed. I only bought enough for the bracelet not knowing if I would like it.  There were no "warning" signs that they were closing down. They didnt move to a new location either.GONE!
So I searched the internet..nope..oh there were sliders but not the kind I wanted or needed. They were plain.
So I put it in the back of my mind and went on with other things.....
A few weeks ago I joined a forum on Etsy...California ChitChat.  I like it, friendship, help, support. night I was not sleepy so I went to the forums, I started clicking on the shops to browse around and lo and behold...there they were..2 hole SLIDERS!!!!  OMG!!! lots of them, exactly what I was looking for!!!   To top it off her prices are great and affordable. I placed an order right this was late Sunday night...Mindielee responded right away and my package arrived Tuesday morning!!!!! Ok we dont live to far away from each other but still... it was quick!  Packaged nicely.  My husband said I looked like I was opening a christmas pkg!!! They were beautiful!
Just the other day Mindielee opened another shop, supplies only. I have bookmarked her shops. If you want quality items at an affordable price check out Her new shop is

I bought these.. 5 in the pkg! I also bought some in red and square shape.  I am one happy customer. : )

Monday, June 7, 2010

more atc/aceo's

Well, my last blog was about my new addiction...ATC and ACEO. I have joined 2 groups for trading once a month. Just started and am excited silly!
 My 12 year old granddaughter is now making them and she has made some really cute ATC/ACEO's. I will have to take some pictures of her work.  I have also introduced this art to a couple of friends and yes...they are now "hooked" on it too!
I listed 3 on my etsy site and one sold within 5 minutes!!!
I am now thinking of making a large frame to display the cards I recieve in my trades. Or maybe just an album so people can know the coffee table kinda thing.

This one I cut a picture an angel for the background,glued some tissue paper around the edge, painted some shadows here and there and then embossed with UTEE. It is Titled
Angel Out My Window.
This one is titled Purple Hydrangea, it is the one I sold. I am painting a series of them and will list more as I finish. I have Hydrangeas growing in my backyard. They are HUGE., so pretty...They are one of my favorite flowers. I cut them and put them in vases all over my house. So I decide to paint some on ATC/ACEO's