Thursday, September 16, 2010

Enjoy the Journey…


Good afternoon, my friends!

What an interesting week it’s been…full of so many things to keep me busy…and things to test my patience! 

Our computer got a nasty virus on Monday, but was thankfully quickly fixed on Tuesday…our dishwasher broke last night.  I love my dishwasher.  I was just bragging about my dishwasher a few days ago.  I guess I shouldn’t have done that!

Little things get in our way and try to take away our happiness, don’t they?  Sometimes I let them do just that…and I shouldn’t.

As I was making my card last night, I realized how perfect it was for me, and what a good  lesson it was reminding me of…



What a fun, nostalgic image from Crafty Secrets’ brand new “Vintage Photos” Creative Scraps—quickly becoming a favorite of mine!



…some lovely Graphic 45 paper, lace, ribbon, a few vintage mother-of-pearl buttons, a touch of platinum Stickles for some sparkle, and I glammed up a white flower with some Gold Glimmer Mist…love that stuff!

This cute old couple got me thinking about some of my favorite couples from both my husband’s and my side of the family from over the last 150 years or so…and of course, I thought I’d share some of them with you…

Nels and Anna Peterson

Nels and Anna Peterson, 1880’s

George & Sarah Ellsworth, 1883_edTMP-1

George and Sarah Ellsworth on their wedding day…1883

Thomas & Mary Ann Bliss Stapley

Thomas and Mary Ann Stapley…here pictured in the 1890’s…

Leo H. & Minnie F. Peterson Campbell

Minnie Frederica and Leo Henry Campbell…about 1900

Don F. & Mary West Riggs

Don and Mary West…early 1900’s

Asahel H. & Pauline Smith

Asahel and Pauline Smith on their wedding day…1909

Ted & Fern being silly

Ted and Fern Gorrell…late 1920’s

Rud & LaPriel

Rudger and LaPriel Smith…in the mid-1930’s…

Orley Glenn & Estella Stapley

Estella and Glenn Stapley in the 1940’s…

Dow & Velda 1

Dow and Velda Ostlund in the 1950’s

Paul & Shirley off for their honeymoon in a cab

Paul and Shirley Campbell…off to their honeymoon, 1959

Clayn & Karen at Stouffer's Picnic, 1973or 74 

My wonderful parents, Clayn and Karen Smith, at a company picnic in the 1970’s…

So many wonderful couples along the way in my life, reminding me to enjoy the journey.  Life isn’t always easy.  Stuff breaks.  We’re not happy each and every day…but that’s okay.


Enjoy the journey….I think I will…

Campbell Family 3

I hope you all have a wonderful day…and I’ll see you soon with something new.


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Vintage News...

Good morning, my friends!

Oh, my!  What a horrible blogger I've been this last week!  So sorry that I haven't been visiting in the last few days...I'll try to catch up!  I've had a big project I've been working on for Splitcoast, and when you're a procrastinator like me, well...things get a little scary as the deadline looms ahead (today!)

With that being said, today's post will be short and sweet.  I've got some errands to run and then some kind people are coming over to try and save my poor, lovely computer.  We got some kind of terrible virus last night, so I'm working now on our old, slow, tired computer...yuck.  Oh, well! 

I made a fun little card last night with a new set of Creative Scraps from Crafty Secrets:

...pulled out the sewing machine for this one...a little crocheted lace, my favorite mother-of-pearl buttons, some yummy "putty" seam binding courtesy of Miss Martha Stewart, a touch of platinum Stickles, and that's about it!

This image reminded me of one of my favorite photos of my mother, Karen, when she was a little girl...

Isn't she adorable???  Mom said this was staged...someone's glasses (can't remember who's), and they had her holding this "True Story" magazine, which, to my memory, was like the old-school version of The Enquirer (only probably much more tame!)  Love those cute, dimply little girl knees, Mom!

Well, there you have it.  That's all I have for you today...keep your fingers crossed for my beloved computer...I want it to be all better quick!

Have a lovely day, and I'll see you soon with something new...