Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hi again!
I am trying to play catch let me share a few things with you! First, thank for stopping by and hope you come back often. Now, some pictures that I am so far behind on downloading.....
some wonderful rain clouds

my first lb plant
fun place to letterbox
a new friend on the trail


Friday, April 27, 2012

just wanted to share some fun news!  I haven't been on in awhile due to working again. Now, with 2 jobs under my belt, I don't have much time to get out with friends. Sometimes at the last minute I go letterboxing, this is my signature stamp. That means when I log in to someones planted box, this is what I use as my signature in the log book. My trail name is rho's place and I have been doing this for a couple of years.  If you want more information go to to see a fun and rewarding family outing.  Also, I now have 2 planted boxes out there on atlasquest. That is a big step for me, but with the help of a good friend to show me the way...I finally got up and planted my carves.  It is hard to part with something you have taken so much time to make, and then leave in a box, hidden from everyone, until found!  But my pooh bear will always stay with me as well as my other travelers.  So join the journey and go out and make some fun....and save the memories for another day!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A cute pair they make.....

 Couldn't you just take them home! Well I am a bear collector and these would be so happy in my home~~~
  I love the stamp set they are sitting on too!  Okay more to come....stay tuned!   Rho

Fun Birdhouses too see,,,,


These were very pretty to see in person, loved the design and colors! One of the displays set up at Warrenton, I know these will be a wonderful addition to any garden or home.....

Friday, September 23, 2011

Shabby Chic at Round Top~

Hi again,
This is the booth that never disappoints! Wonderful use of space, no matter where you look! She has a flair for shabby chic and old world charm. The booth is by Sharon Taylor and she would love it if you had a chance to stop by.  I love the entrance with old bed springs filled with real cotton! She is a wonder at lace, keys with door plates, home decor to make your home seem a little more like a french boutique feel. All of it is beautiful. My friend Lisa had to have a shabby chic hat, complete with lace! 
This was a nice start to our very long day.......

Carmine, Round Top and Warrenton!

A day to remember....of fun and seeking~  here are a few of my goodies!!! We went early to see what might be open because technically they did not open til Friday, so this was dealers week. Starting at Carmine and found some fun things, then onto Round Top. There we went to a few vendors who had their doors open, one we saw last year and her shop was wonderful! More pics of her booth to come.  Next was Warrenton and the trip there was good~ til next time.......Rho

Friday, September 16, 2011

Do you Distress?

I love to Distress, especially with Distressing stains. This card was an experiment that turned into my project. I only wanted to play with some new colors of embossing powders. These are from Judikins and are fabulous and looks so kewl! I love all the Rustique colors, they are so many colors in one embossing powder. Also, used TH new stains, this is antique linen and vintage photo. So easy to use to add color to any project!  Okay, let me know what you think.....more posts to come. 

Take a trip to Gruene TX

Now that the weather is getting cooler in the evening....well at least this week, it is time to take some day trips around the area! I enjoy a drive in the country, so I take the back way into Gruene, no traffic or noisy streets. Just peaceful scenery and a cute little town that really wants to stay small. Sometimes I just sit by the river and look out at all the beauty going by....nice idea. So don't let the weeks slip away, get into your car and go!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Such a cute bear!

This was made for friends who decided to be foster parents. 
One of my favorite stamps by PSX , who is no longer in business. I have kept all my stamps by them, lots of memories made from them!

Saturday, July 09, 2011

New babies.....hungry babies~

This happens every year at my house! And I wait to see how many will be born each time....they come back to the same place to lay their eggs every year! I wonder how they remember which house it is?  But something happened to the old nest on the other side of my porch, which I tried not to let happen, but the brown birds confiscated the nest before the swallows got here!  So mama and papa had to build a new on in a hurry, that is why this one is so small and not really finished....I thought the eggs would fall from the bottom.  Obviously from the picture they are terrific builders.....but a bit messy with mud flung everywhere in their haste to bring the new ones into the world. They are so cute to watch in the morning when its feeding time....the biggest gets the most I noticed, but when its time to fly, the biggest might not be the first out of the nest!
Because I  have watched this process for 3 years now, they tend to have two sets of babies!  This is the first set born here in June, now I am watching 4 babies born last week.  I had to knock down this nest because of the mess they made by my front door.  They had the second of set babies in the old nest. I hope they had housekeeping come in after the brown birds......LOL. 

Starting a new job soon~

Just an update, this last year I have subbed for the Middle/High school on base.  I love it and hope to continue this year, but needed a steady income this year, after applying for a full time position twice and not getting it.  So,I tried putting in again at the Library on base, where I have volunteered on and off since moving back here. Well, I can say that with the support of friends Iam finally working there!!! I start on Tuesday and am happy for the chance to show them I can do more than volunteer....LOL!  Thank you to all my friends and family for your prayers and love.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Time gets away.......

Hi Everyone,
I realize I haven't been on in awhile, time has flown by and hoping to have more time to share. Soon more pics and places I have been lately.  Thank you for stopping by....

Monday, June 06, 2011

A Dream Wedding.....

This was a beautiful setting for a long awaited wedding. This was a wonderful place to say "I do"~  Friends decided to say their vows in Mayfield Park in Austin Tx.  They are truly happy to finally be married and  shared their special day with the fabulous peacocks who live here year round.  Congratulations on your new adventure as husband and wife~

Friday, May 20, 2011

 Now you might think this is junque....well it is!  My kind of junk is old nibs used for calligraphy writing~ But now I am using them to create new junk in my stamping! These are great for enhancing your stamped images on cards, collages and scrapbook pages.  The vendor I got this from did not know what they him it was his junk, until he sold it to me at a very discounted price, even threw in the tin it came in below! 

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Have you seen so much Cool Junque?

 You just have to see this wonderful place to believe what is out there! I am still in awe of the things I saw.
 I so wanted this one, a vintage paper chandelier! Such a elegant idea for your studio or craft room. Well, that is where I would put it! This booth was a paper dream fest!
Another booth with a lot of potential, so much little, cute, junk! I was on my last leg by this point, but seeing all this gave me my second wind! Tiny treasures to take home and make your own Junque Jewelery! Next time I am getting a few myself! More to post later.....enjoy!

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Vintage Tag Pocket

Finally getting a chance to show my altered tag pocket card. A fellow Angel, Kim Sears, made with TAC stamps and I loved it! Now, here is my version, using her theme, I used Tim Holtz flourish stamp and my TAC friends stamp. Hope you like it all distressed and grungy! Thanks for looking.

Thursday, March 31, 2011

All Handmade Projects...

 This caught my eye first! What a wondeful way to spruce up an old lampshade.
 She has such a awesome way to make a simple box a treasure!
Another booth I just loved! These were all paper crafts. So much fun to alter, and make works of art!

So many things to look at, which way do I go?

 The flowers were so pretty, but such a dramatic flair for your yard, I really wanted one too~
 Now a crate of glass door knobs is so cool, but a house to go with them would be even better~
 They said you can find anything here, and after looking all day, I can now believe that!
Another thing I collect and wanted to take this one home, but I did find an old printers tray to haul home~

Sunday, March 27, 2011

First Stop of the Day!

 This was a wonderful booth to start our day off! Totally French venue was an eye candy dream, plus the owners were very nice to a newbie! They had some cool vases with paper flowers, ribbon shades that made you want to buy them all, and everything was displayed to the best effect! Very pretty and chic~

Don't forget to click on the pictures to enlarge them to get a better view at all the items on the table too!

Warrenton or bust!

Thanks to Lisa, I had a chance to see things I never would of believed existed! This was the Big Top, Mega, Huge Show! This is Warrenton and all the shows that take place there two times a year!!! It was Junque, Antiques, Fleamarket, and more all rolled into one fun, unbelievable and totally awesome day!!! I am still overwhelmed, can't remember what I saw, so taking pictures with the vendors permission is what I recommend. I so wish we could of spent the night, too much to see in one day. I will add pictures for the next couple of many to sort through too! Show ends April 3rd, try to go and see this amazing place if not they will be back in the fall. This was at the Blog Party hosted by Theresa. New friends to add to my bloglist!

See new friends!

Susie, Lezlee, Suzette, Charlotte, Sherri, Donna, and Pat! Fun group of Gals~ So good to meet them and get some shopping pointers! Thanks~

We made it...I think?

What? This town only has a population of 77? How can that be when everyone is here, right? Well this sleepy little town has been woken up and is ready to party!  We could not count the cars going by or the people we met as we walked into all the shops! It was fabulous to start our day like this, we knew we had made it when we met a group of ladies that were already packed to the gills in three cars this is at 10 in the morning!!! (Later we met up with one at the blog party...small world!)

More Bluebonnets....too pretty!

It was too pretty not to stop and stroll through and see all the wonderful flowers! Lisa and I made the most of the wonderful weather and snapped tons of pictures here before we headed for Roundtop!

Bluebonnets anyone?

I was so happy to start my road trip to Roundtop! The first stop was at Buckeyes for breakfast and a sneak peak of all the wonderful wildflowers all along the Hyw 10! But when I turned off to La Grange, Lisa found the best cemeteries to stop and get some photos and see how old some of the stones were. I am a pro at cemeteries, letterboxing is a historical goldmine in cemeteries. So this was a fun stop and maybe a future site for me to come back to!  But add bluebonnets to the mix and see what beauty you get. This is one of my favorite pictures on the trip. This was taken very early in the day, overcast and very cool. Super nice day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Courtney's Birthday card

Look what I did in Picasa, this is so much fun and so easy to use! Take a trip there to use all the fun features and it is linked directly to Blogger. This was Courney's birthday card, I used the Happily Grateful stamp set from TAC. This is another way to use the same idea for a card. Thank you Courtney for being such a great photo op, you are a wonderful subject! Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Jack Ingram's Exclusive HEB Commercial - HEB

Jack Ingram's Exclusive HEB Commercial - HEB

Enjoy the music just click on the link to hear, he is a cutie!  I hope he goes far in his music career!
For those who do not live here, HEB a superstore, like Krogers or Albertsons, home grown only in Texas.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Did you forget something?

This is so cool, but they were warned not to leave their sprinklers on, see what happens!  We did not get snow, but this was fun as long as we did not have to drive on it! 

Friday, February 04, 2011

More beauty to behold....

Okay, needed to keep the flower power alive!  I love these, and you can't tell, but they are huge! Wonderful colors, shape and textures to feast your eyes on! Things truly do grow bigger in Texas.  Enjoy and think spring, I know I am rushing it...but with more "Snow" on the way, what can I say...