Friday, July 30, 2010

Priceless Moment

We had the best experience while vacationing on Lake Erie a few weeks ago! I LOVE herons and here in southern Ohio we have a rare few. We have a heron that lives or feeds in our creek and we often see her fly from the creek in such great elegance but cannot get too close to her. While on Put in Bay Island, we took our golf cart out to the Ohio Division of Wildlife Fisheries and on the pier was this MAGNIFICENT heron! At first we were about 100 feet from her, then we noticed she was accepting fish from others, so we crept closer. Finally, we were about eight feet from her!!! I snapped this shot with my new Nikon and look at what I got!!! I LOVE this pic and I LOVED her!!! So sweet!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Dreaming of Sea Glass

This is a sweet little girl from the late 1800's! The picture of her was taken on Rye Beach in Huron , Ohio. I don't know who she is but I was drawn to the image as I was looking at vintage pictures of Ruggles Beach, Ohio. Soon we will visit the lake for a summer trip and I will get to do one of my favorite things and search for seaglass! LOVE it! Yes, there is seaglass in the lake, though I do not want to advertise this because then there will be less for me! LOL! This ATC uses a stamp from october pumpkin, The Shell Trio Set, as a background. The entire card is spritzed with Tattered Angels and the sand layers are edged with Twinkling H2O's. The seaglass is of course from Ruggles Beach, Ohio!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Penguin Parade

The stamp set above is a NEW stamp too! So cute! I have watercolored the October Pumpkin penguins and matted them on a distressed mat. My polka dot paper was made with a background stamp from Unity Stamps. It all came together nicely I think! You can get your own Penguin Parade at Etsy at

NEW Rubber Stamp - Leroy Le Lobster

NEW STAMPS! NEW - NEW- NEW!!! This stamp I LOVE! He may be my favorite yet! I had a great time making this card at 1:30am - sudden burst of energy!

I photographed him this AM and here he is - I hope you get one to make your own bright summer card! This is sure to put a smile on anyone's face. Leroy can be purchased at my shop Treat yourself this weekend!