Friday, February 27, 2009

And the Winners are!

Congratulations! The random number generator has spoken!
Be it a little late until I figured which feature to use!!!

So many of you entered and posted such nice comments that we decided to draw 2 winners!

The TWO winners of the Blog Candy are:

Petrasart and Kris Dickinson

The easiest way to get you the blog candy, is for you to go to,
create an account (no financial info required) and send us the email address you used to create the account (or if you already have an account, send us that email) and on Monday we'll be sending you the goodies! (this avoid having to re-type the info you'd be sending us along potential typos).

We would like to THANK ALL of you who took the time to visit with us and for all the lovely comments you posted. We really appreciate it.

Please consider subscribing to our blog


Thursday, February 19, 2009

It's not just for Christmas anymore!!! Blog Candy!!!

How about using it for an Easter card? And that is only just the beginning. To see more ways - NINE to be exact - that you can use this stamp throughout the year, you can visit Audrey's blog Small Creations

Featured stamp: Log Baby 12-328


To celebrate Audrey's use of our Log Baby stamp for her "with one stamp" article on her blog SmallCreations, we are happy to present our FIRST giveaway!

What to do for a chance to win?
All you have to do for a chance to win is to write a comment on this post ONLY and if you have a blog, to please mention this giveaway. The candy will run from today until Friday 2/27/09, 7PM (PST) at which time we will pick a winner using a random number generator.
One comment per person please!

How to claim your prize?
We will not notify you if you win. Be sure to check this post to see if you have won by Saturday 2/28/09 at 7PM (PST)

The winner must send us their name and address via email. If we do not hear from the winner by Saturday 2/28/09 at 7PM (PST), they forfeit their prize and we will immediately draw a new winner.

Good Luck... and yes, we're happy to ship overseas! Thank you for visiting our blog!

The Candy (Click on image for detailed view):
6 UNMOUNTED photo stamp type rubber stamps 2.5" x 4" as shown
3 Card stock collage sheets as shown
Assortment of original Vintage Labels
Assortment of Misc. Goodies (stickers, ribbon, etc) as much as we can fit and still close the priority mail envelope!
Candy value $ 100.00

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

St Helens, OR - Old Studebaker Wagon!

This photo is for Lynzie..., Yes, it is an interesting antique store. In the last building, they have this old Studebaker Wagon and the chairs!

St Helens, Oregon - checking out the Antique Stores!

Don't you love the texture and color of this old peelin' wall? The row of chairs were reminescent of an exhibit seen long ago at Musee d'Orsay in Paris that displayed a bunch of chairs on a wall!

The photos were taken at Grace's Rivertown Antiques in St Helens, OR. The store is located in the old district near the Columbia River

Need a haircut! Check out those old barber's chairs!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sauvie Island: Peregrine Falcon & Merlin Release

The Peregrine Falcon has the ability to reach speeds over 322 km/h (200 mph), making it the fastest animal in the world.

After a stay in the Care Center, this rehabilitated Merlin was released on Sauvie Island by The Portland Audubon Society

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Valentine's Day!

Celebrated the day with a mini cruise on the Spirit of Portland.

The Willamette River on a typical Oregon overcast day! Sunshine greeted us upon docking.


The Captain's Binoculars

One of two dining rooms

Your stamp makers - on a well-deserved break
Catherine ~ wearing faux suede and faux fur ~ and Bill.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Sauvie Island: Turkey Vulture

This Turkey Vulture, The Raven and the Peregrine Falcon are from the Audubon Society Portland Wildlife Care Center. Since those birds can't be released due to injury or human imprint they are used for education purposes. If you live in or visit Portland, you ought to visit the center where you will see more of these birds and allow time to hike their Wildlife Sanctuary 4.5 miles trail. Next upload will feature the Peregrine Falcon... the fastest animal in the world! BTW - I love the shot of the Vulture in front of the garbage and think this guy is cute... thereby the 3 photos!!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Last Minute Valentines!

Art3001: Best Friends 56-218, Valentine Greeting 14-108, To You 106-964

Art3002: Collage Sheet CS069, Love Greeting 14-125

Art3003: Collage Sheet CS069, Alphabet IC-102

Three fairly quick and easy last minute Valentines courtesy of
Wendy Robinson

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sauvie Island Trip: Raven

I fell heel over head for this beautiful nine months old Raven. The photos will do him more justice than my words. Click on the photos to see a larger version.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Bird Watching on Sauvie Island, OR

Sauvie Island

Cold Bird Watchers in the Mist

Moon and Flight of Canadian Geese

Snow Geese

The Portland Audubon Society organized a Raptor Road Trip on Sauvie Island. Took Saturday off to go on this adventure. Saw 2 beautiful Bald Eagles, countless Hawks and a huge number of cranes and Geese flights. Unfortunately the hand held camera was not able to capture sharply the birds in flight or the raptors that were in trees far away. But, I did get some interesting shots that will be added along the next few days. If you like Ravens... keep an eye out for upcoming photos of a very special fellow!

Friday, February 6, 2009

What Kind of Tea Are You?

You Are Black Tea

You have a bold personality. You're not afraid of simply being yourself.

You have the courage to speak the truth. You are fearless in your actions.

You come off as a bit intimidating and unapproachable. Only confident people are attracted to you.

You don't try to scare off anyone. You're just an intense person!

Meet Niki

Meet Niki in her safe spot... the newest addition to our family. She's recovering from being spayed, micro-chipped, vaccinated, you name it.. she got it! It's a big change for her since she's a feral cat. She loves being petted and cuddled in the arms and is slowly learning that "the" hand is not threatening and not to be scratched nor bitten.. I had been feeding her for several months and snow sealed the deal... she ventured few feet inside and the rest is history! She's called Niki for St Nick as she officially joined the household on Dec 27th... timing could not have been better since she turned out to be in heat one week later!

You can see the rest of the family by visiting the "old" blog.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Jewelry by Bridgette Rallo

Stamps used : Corinthian Capital 22-008

This brooch began with the fossil cabochon you see dangling from the bottom. It's a pyrite negative: an imprint of an ammonite shell in pyrite. I've always liked anything created around the concept of the passage of time. But I didn't get any further on the brooch design until I received that wonderful Corinthian Capital stamp in the mail. Then the whole piece just came together: the contrasting metals, the time-related artifacts...when you really like certain ideas or things, whatever you do with them comes out well.

The clockwork gear is distressed copper, the small inset cabochon is a man-made ruby and the beads are art glass from the Czech Republic with a silver Thai bead in the center. Bridgette

Stamps used : Spider Web 10-022
This brooch is called Web Design

Those two beautiful brooches were designed by Bridgette Rallo with our rubber stamps. You can purchase those items and many more like it on Bridgette's website The Greenwoods Studio

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A l'Amour! Toujours l'Amour!

Stamps used: Messenger of Love 14-306, Solid Heart 14-062, Valentine Words 106-964

Stamps used: Be Mine Valentine 101-931, Love Cancellation 14-004, Sweetie Doll 14-023, Postage Frame 49-022, Typewriter Alphabet IC-102

Stamps used: Tender Moment 14-282, Heart Matches 106-8963, Typewriter Alphabet IC-102

Had to share... Today received these treats from Wendy Robinson!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Anne's Wacky World

This card titled Bev Comet Dancer was designed by Anne Schuster, CO as a tribute to Beverly Shupp, NJ AKA Primodragonfly. Check out both of those artists galleries by clicking on their name. Enjoy their sense of humor? How about joining Yahoo SceneStamper Group where you will meet lots of fun and creative stampers!

Long Beach Peninsula, WA

Cleared the cache and used a different browser solved the uploading problem
Stills from the slideshow uploaded earlier today.... Can you tell I REALLY love  living here!!!

© Free blogger template 3 columns as modified by us