Sunday, April 27, 2008

Cards I made this weekend.
These cards were made by me, but inspired by two incredibly creative ladies
The first card is inspired by Lynn in St. Lois. Her card can be seen at http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=895990 I used papertrey background paper, a cuttlebug for the background, and "In full Bloom" stamp set from Stampin up.
The second card is inspired by Melissa Bickford. Her card can be seen at http://justdandy.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/2008/04/17/100_2736.jpg




Saturday, April 26, 2008

My lovely granddaughters living in Alaska. I miss them and my daughter so much, living so far away. Beautiful Erica, Richelle, and Tiana.





























Sunday, April 13, 2008


Isabella's Mom and Dad (CJ - my son and my lovely daughter-in-law Margarita). Alaskan granddaughter's photographs will be posted shortly.

Isabella 2 months old


This is a card I made for my daugter in law for her birthday. It uses the stamp set "Women of Life" by Papertrey. It is inspired by Laurie F - the link to her card is as follows: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=850601&cat=fav

Friday, April 4, 2008

Strange Bird Mystery Solved






We saw this bird in our yard for the first time and didn't know what it was. Come to find out it is a "Chukar".


We believe that someone raised it and then thought it would be best to turn it loose when it got older. The trouble is that they are native to the dry arid eastern part of the state and don't do well as a breeding bird on this side of the Cascades. A native of southern Eurasia, the Chukar was introduced into the United States from Pakistan to be a game bird. It lives in arid, rocky terrain across the western United States and southern Canada.Small chicken-like bird. Short neck and tail. Grayish brown back and chest. Buffy belly. Bold black and chestnut barring on flanks. Black line through eye, down neck and onto chest. Throat white. Bill and legs red. Short, rounded wings.


My friends who hunted them as an upland game bird said..you don’t hunt them, you accidentally shoot them. They run like lightning and when they take of flying, it’ll scare you as they launch hard.