Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there!!  We got some rain last night so I think we are going to the "Big City" - Kearney!  Kearney is about 90 miles from us and it has the closest Wal-Mart, Target, Mall etc...

When summer rolls around, I like to have a scanner on to let me know when storms are coming and last week, my scanner quit working.  It was about 20-25 years old so I guess it is time to get a new one so we will have to stop in to Radio Shack and check them out! 

Here are the cards I told you about that I had made up using The Open Sea stamp set:

Hope you all enjoy the day today!  Til next time -

Gail S.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Whenever Your In Trouble

This is such a wonderful song by Donny Osmond!  I was "blog surfing" today and found this and wanted to share this with everyone that are parents and even those who just have a special friend that you want them to know you are there for them whenever they need you.  Click HERE to take you to Donny's site and listen for yourself.

I used to be such a Donny Osmond fan when I was growing up!  I wanted to marry Donny (what a dork I was!) I still think he is pretty handsome!!

Hope you enjoy the song!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Happy Friday!!

Friday already??  Where did the week go?  Summer is such a busy time around here and we never seem to get completely caught up.  Does that happen to you? The corn and the beans are starting to really grow in the fields, the cows have been moved to the pastures and are content with the green grass and the guys are busy putting up the first cutting of hay.

My Dad's birthday party was last Saturday and it was such a wonderful evening!  The weather was just beautiful and no mosquitos!  This is my dad enjoying the evening.

We had a B-B-Que place cater the dinner with ribs and pork sandwiches, beans, chips and of course, birthday cake!  There were over 50 visitors and well wishers that came to see Dad.  We had the open house all evening and people came and went.

This is a picture of my kids:
and a picture of them with their Grandpa!

and a great picture of my Mom, Vickie

We set up a table for people to sign in and had some pictures to look at. 

Thanks for stopping by!  I do have some cards I made to show you so check back in a day or two and I will get them loaded.  Have a great Friday!

Thursday, June 9, 2011


Today is my Dad's 80th birthday! 

We are planning a party this coming Saturday for him at his home.  This is a picture of him when he was in the Marines.

He was stationed at Camp Penelton (probably spelled wrong - sorry) at Oceanside, California.  He met my mom at a dance and asked her to write to him while is was over in Korea.  She told him yes. When he came back home, he asked her to marry him.  They celebrated their 56th wedding anniversay this past February. This is a picture of the two of them at Green Valley Lake up by Big Bear in California.

I have very happy memories of going up to the lake when we lived in California.  We had a little cabin up there and it was so beautiful and quite up there. I think the little cabin is still there. Maybe someday I will get to go visit again.

For Dad's birthday, I wanted to make something special so I got this idea on Splitcoast Stampers.

This card uses the new SU! The Open Sea stamp set. I used crumb cake, cherry cobbler, not quite navey & chocolate chip cardstock. A cute antique brad (SU!) and some antique eyelets.
I ran the crumb cake through the square lattice embossing folder.  Look what happens when you pull the brad:

The two sides open!!  Isn't that fun?! I added crystal effects to the compass emblem in the corner, the camera probably doesn't pick it up but it shines :)

I think Dad will like his card!  I thought I would stamp "Happy Birthday" and have my family sign it. I really like how it turned out.

Hope you have had a good week and have a great weekend!

Gail S.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Springtime in Nebraska!

It is finally warming up in Nebraska and my yard is "waking" up after winter and the cold we have had.  I worked this weekend mowing, trimming and weeding (a never ending chore!).  I took some pictures Saturday evening, after I was done for the day, around my yard. 
The first daylily of the season!!

Do you like my little Gnome peeking through the flowers?

I love these pink flowers that bloom in the spring - they don't last long enough.

This is one of my peony bushes.  Peonies usually bloom here in Central Nebraska around Memorial Day and these haven't even opened. This tells you how far behind we are this year!  This next picture is a view of the front yard:

The next few photos just show some fun "yard art" I have picked up here and there:

Lastly, just some views of the front and back yards.
Thank you for stopping by my little part of Nebraska!  When not working or crafting, I love to be outside in my yard, getting my hands dirty.  Hope you enjoyed the pictures!

Gail S.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Special Delivery

I have a nephew and his wife that are expecting a baby girl on July 4th and was invited to a baby shower given for baby "Jenna" so I went to work and came up with this card.

I thought it turned out really cute!  I dressed up the inside of the card also -

I won't be able to attend the shower because it is out in California but hopefully I will get to see pictures.  I love the little "onesie" wheel from SU!

Colors used were whisper white, pear pizzazz and pretty in pink.  I have been hoarding the little felt flowers SU! had, sad that you cannot buy them anymore.