Thursday, June 21, 2012

Garden Update!

This spring I decided that just because I can't mow around some of our big oak trees does not mean that they have to look terrible.  
 So I started building a new flower bed around the trees, using only recycled products for the actual flower bed itself.  The bricks I got from my son when he tore down his chimney.  Most of the plants I got at garage sale or from friends.  The bear statute I have had forever, he just looked pretty cool standing guard over everything!
 My welcome sign is a barbed wire wreath that my husband made for me, the barbed wire is from my Grandpa Becker.  When he was done using it he threw it on the "rock pile"  I got it back 20 years later!  And of course, I got the big rock from the rock pile also.
 My petunias are in a old dutch oven that I salvaged from somewhere and the "Welcome" is from a old sign that we had for years!  I wanted a two tier garden as this is a wet area.  Do not notice how crocked my bricks are, it is what it is!  I still like it!
I can't wait to see what it looks like next year once everything has taken off.  I plan to finish the backside of it next spring with more flowers.  Now on for more flower identification.

 Jacobs Ladder
 Missouri or Evening Primrose
 I am leaning towards Evening Primrose as this was taken at 8:30 last night and notice how the flowers have closed up for the evening.
 Blue Lobelia

Star Gazer Lilly

Well thats all I got for now, I will try to keep up on my picture taking.  As always thanks for stopping,

Monday, June 18, 2012

Our Next Class is coming up July 3, 2012
July Stamping Technique ClassPolished Stone

You are going to LOVE this technique! 

With some re-inkers and rubbing alcohol, we will be creating some great looking cards that you will love giving!

Date:  Monday, July 2, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.
(Due to a schedule conflict we are having class a week earlier than usual)

Memorial Medical Center - Manz Conference RoomHope you can make the class, if you have a friend that is a stamper or might be interested in stamping, feel free to invite them to join us.  We have a great group, its an informal class;
with lots of laughs and is sure to be a good time!

Congratulations to our Door Prize Winner:
Jane Braun

RSVP is easy, just reply back with this email!  Its that simple!  Hope to see you there!!!!

Cindy Ehlers
"Have you stamped today?!"
A Friend is someone who reaches for your hand but touches your heart!