Monday, July 6, 2015

ICADS Wk 5–July Start-up


When I first saw the prompts for this week… was certain it would be hard.

Do I say this every week?  Almost!

But quite honestly, I think Week 5 is the most fun week of cards so far!

Prompts Card:

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Iced Cream

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Trivia (I had Jeopardy on my mind but went a different direction with it, hence the blue tiles! )

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The Weather

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Mad Men or I LOVE LUCY… you can see which prompt I chose. Winking smile 

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Flag / Independence Day (I already created a Flag card… so I chose one of my favorite Emoticon Signatures… I use on Instagram a lot, and created it instead) What’s more American than Baseball?

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Last, a Portrait.  Let me just say, it took years before I ever put my picture on my blog. I’m not a great artist…drawing people for usually looks like drawing on a cave wall! 

I call this one the ‘FLIP-SIDE’ or ‘Side B’--- because, I drew a portrait of myself, but didn’t care for it.   So this is my ‘Portrait’.

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Just for fun… I’ll tell you, I have a few lines on my thumb…been there as long as I can remember. As I child, I named him ‘china man’, probably not PC, but I didn’t much care about that back when I was a kid.  I used to make him talk… little stories or scenarios… I’d have a conversation with my thumb! 

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It’s true!  See for yourself.  Most kids just sucked there… but not me!

Anyway, that’s a look at my ICADs for the first week in July!  You only have to endure this until the end of July!


‘Til Next time , blessings!


So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

~Philippians 2:12


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

My ICAD Week 4–It’s Become So Personal Now


I’m not going to try and fool you… some of these were hard!

Harder than the week 2 when all of the prompts were FOOD! Believe me, that’s all I thought about that week…food, diabetes, exercise… week 2 was hard!  These were just challenging to my mind and I think my heart, too.  I thought maybe I’d hit a wall. HARD!


Throw back to … well, another time. Winking smile 



Romantic?  hopelessly!

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This one was corny… but I couldn’t help myself! If you truly know me… well, I’m not a math whiz.  In fact, I don’t like math.  Pie…good. Math…well, without it, there’d be no pie.

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MORE… Fun!

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Dramatic… possibly, my favorite one for week 4.

Thank you for all your sweet comments about my art! You all are very kind.

It got me thinking-- 

You know how you’ve always heard how some artist, don’t want to show their work until it is completely finished?  Or… they are just never happy with it; maybe they just can’t put the finishing touch on it? 

Well, it’s sort of weird showing all these to you… and this week, I had a moment; as I was working on a card, someone, let’s say… interrupted and questioned my method…

I thought I was going to cry and then I just wanted to shred it!  Why?!  it’s just an index card.  I have no idea how to explain it to you; or why it even happened and effected me the way it did. 


It’s PRIDE.  Mankind’s worst downfall… and biggest sin.

Looking back now, I realize none of these cards sum up who I am… but all of them collectively, are a small representation of my total being, and who I am Serving.  They are little tiny glimpses into my Walk with Christ.

Thank you for letting me share them with you!

‘Til next time, Count your blessings,


So then, my beloved, just as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your salvation with fear and trembling;

~Philippians 2:12

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

A Flea Market Day--

Saturday we had no kiddos!  We had tentative plans with our oldest (his daughter)- to visit and have lunch. But she moved it to Sunday…which was fine. That meant CAMPER WORK!

But is rained.  The ground was a soggy mess and not ideal for running extension cords and tools out.

So we did the next best thing.

sink and fridge

We bought a used fridge and a small, light-weight sink.  We bought this one for $5 bucks… and afterward, we found a small stainless sink for $10, that would have been perfect;  I think this one will be fine. We are always on the look out for parts for the camper. We’re making some head-way on the inside—I’ve posted about that on the other blog.

Honey was looking for a replacement pair of METAL SNIPS… he’s lost a good pair; and he needs them for work on the camper.  We always have something in mind when we shop the thrift store, the Flea Market… or even yard sales.

The man we bought the sink from had a stack of four cushions… sturdy, clean (SMELL IS EVERYTHING!) firm cushions. 

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I’ll be recovering them; besides I have to make some modifications to them anyway.  I think they’ll work for what we need.

We only been to a few yard sales this year…RAIN IS A BIG FACTOR.  I make a running list of things I’m looking for, so not to amass too much CLUTTER.  always a problem!

Are you having any luck with sales this year in your area?  Are you having a sale?   I haven’t thought that far ahead… but an end of season sale might be happening.

Til Next Time, be blessed!

She watches over the affairs of her household; and does not eat the bread of idleness. ~Proverbs 31:27