Feb 25, 2012

PTI February Blog Hop 2012


This is a cosmic event! It has to be! What else could explain that the PTI Blog Hop would coincide with the end of school vacation, boys are away, daughter is at work and grandkids are at their dad’s. When they moved in with us a while ago I was sure blogging and hopping were a thing of the past!Sad smile This morning it dawned on me that it was the 25th and hopping was a possibility. What the heck it’s only been since July. I haven’t had a chance to stamp since then. What a drought after the flood of ‘11 in Vermont!

I love making interactive cards! I hope to get some of the new dies to help with that. For now I have to do it the old fashioned wayWinking smile. The little frog from PTI Boy Basics hopped to mind the second I read the blog hop. I used so many stamp sets on this it is ridiculous. No wonder it took over 2 hours to make! On the front his head spins. I use a brad set backwards to do this. the construction is the same as the lion seen HERE. Then on the inside I hand cut a spiral to have him spring up. Thus the Hoppy Spring!

frog collage2

    Papers: PTI Hawaiian Shore, New Leaf, Text Style: Green Boutique

    Inks: PTI Fresh Snow, Hawaiian Shore; SU Wild Wasabi, Certainly      Celery ; Memento Black

    Copics: YG03, YG11, YG97

    Stamps: All PTI ; Frog and lily pad – Boy Basics: Frog Hop ; Grass – Garden Variety; Dragonfly – Wishing You ; Front Sentiment – Floral Frenzy; Inside sentiment – Boy Basics: Frog Hop and Friendship Jar: Spring Fillers.

      Dies: Boy Basics: Frog hop

      Crop-A-Dile, Foam Dimensionals, Ribbon PTI, Sakura pens; glaze black and glitter

Hope you enjoy the rest of the hop.

Dec 26, 2011

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
our family to you and yours.
May you have a year of peace, health and happiness.

West Rutland, Vt. October 28, 2011
S. West

Sep 4, 2011

Flash Floods and Photos

It is raining in the mountains and around the area againSad smile. We are under flash flood warnings again. Some of the progress made on the roads was damaged in a flash that came through on Thursday. I gather this is heavier rain.

Bottled water flats of 24 are going for anywhere from $6.99 to $12.99! The damage to the upper elevations, I have heard, is much more severe than has been reported. Of course, much of that area is inaccessible. Thank God for the military who are flying constantly with supplies and rescue.

Here is a link to some photos taken by a local doctor who flew over this area and took some impressive aerial photos.


Pray for sun!