Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I cannot begin...

To Thank Dani Nelson and Wendy Smith Leaumont for these completely GORGEOUS ADS!!!
You can see my newer " Jollies " santa artdoll on both!!!
This one is for the first year since the partnership of SpookyTimeJingles Holiday Soiree and Halloween and Vine

And this one is for the Stampinton & Company 2010 Somerset Holidays and Celebrations vol.#4

To quote our illustrious dear leader Ms. Dani Nelson of Spookytime Jingles " 2010 Holiday Celebrations Issue by Stampington ,is our 3rd year advertising in this amazing issue!
Look at our bee-oot-amus ads in the post below...ah I am happy! Spoke with "my source" and told that the Holiday Celebrations 2010 Issue is almost COMPLETELY sold
out at Stampington. If you plan to order hurry it up. STJ aside, this
issue is DREAMY! This issue hits news stands tomorrow but some have it out today. It ...is set up on "ender displays" at every Barnes & Noble in the NATION! Cheers to STJ being seen by even more people!"

Dani is one woman but a tremendous powerhouse all wrapped up into a neat little package. What you call a " force to be reckoned with ". Thank You Dani,for being that driving power behind SpookyTimeJingles :)!!!


Thursday, August 26, 2010

I'm not exactly sure ...

Where I'm "headed" with this,but I think I like him .Thought you might too?

Ok time to get my other stuff done!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

How I never saw...

some of the most beautiful places in the world...or how I spent my summer vacation...
Did I mention I'm Acrophobic, I had my eyes shut most of the time.

Walker, my dear 15 yr old son, has been the one in charge of our vacation destinations, he loves mountains ,water, treasures and much adventure, all wonderful things but in small doses, please?

Walker and mine tour guide and Bill

Here's a little of what my vacation was like...

View of the mine entrance

So DH and DS thought it would be great to go into a mine and so did I, what could go wrong? Nothing came to mind until they crammed all 8 of us BIG adults into a tiny little cage and shut the door.

The Tiny cage

Someone started shouting "I can't do this, I gotta get out, Stop!!!Let me out!!!" ...oh yeah, it was me...Apparently I'm Claustrophobic, hellova a way to find that out, who knew ?...SIGH...
Stay with me it gets better...

Pikes Peak or Bust
A view from the train station

Bill and me in front of a vintage train display, aren't I the happy camper?

I got talked into riding the cogtrain up to "Pikes Peak" (silly silly Flora )less than 1/3 of the way up I shut my eyes tight and didn't open them no matter how many oohs and ahhs!!! An image of the train tumbling down the mountainside kept playing over and over in my head! Mercifully we made it to the summit gift shop and I could open my eyes, I really didn't want to though...
I was in a quandry, should I stay or should I go,I don't know I don't know!!!My dh had to pry me and my sweaty hands off the seat to get me out of the train. Coming down wasn't much easier...No I didn't see that ride either.

The Cog Train

Curiousity got the best of me and I took a peek right about here, can you guess where our seats were...?

The gift shop

Proof he was there,

My fearless son

A magnificent view from the top

Some of the bravest souls or the stupidest, you decide...

A hasty exit

Seven Falls
The first falls and the steep stairs

We went to "Seven Falls", my dh says "do you want to take the stairs or the elevator "...uh, let me see, 240 steps up on those steep stairs vs elevator ,decisions, decisions...DUH!!! Once up, I just stayed away from the edge and did pretty good, Thank heaven for gift shops!!!

Us and the elevators

Billy the kid,he LOVES all this

Like father like son...Walker ,also in his element

Garden of the Gods

We also went to see " Garden Of The Gods " which is an area of gigantic rock formations clustered together, simply beautiful.,even though the drive always includes a journey over mountains no matter where we went,it was a good day and I was feeling better.

Driving up

Embarrassing moment for my son ( Mom,do you have to hold my hand?)

Practicing his pose

Bill and me

One more for good measure

Helen Hunt Falls
The visitors center

The next day we climbed up to see "Helen Hunt Falls", no elevators here.

Walker and Bill at the top

Walker and me at the bottom

Ever the thoughtful man, my dh took a "short cut" on the drive out, because
it was supposed to be a less traumatic way down for me,yeah right... Bill didn't you say it was going to take us down,I'm no rocket scientists but aren't we going up? Bill this is an awfully narrow road are you sure it's a one way? Yes I think so...Bill isn't that car headed toward us??!!!!
Now we were in a pickup, at the VERY edge of a VERY, VERY high mountain with NO RAIL and no where to go, so we stopped to let the other driver get around us.
Afterall he was on the mountain side with plenty of room , but it became quite obvious that he was highly offended that he had to be the one to do that, because as he drove by us that SOB flicked us off .... My son was in the front seat with his dad.

A view from our side

one more

No this one wasn't the SOB, but it was the 4th car we had to drive by and the 3rd tunnel,very scary for all of us.

A shot of the last tunnel on our way down.

Just when I thought it was over...

The Royal Gorge Bridge

DH and DS had saved the best for last " The Royal Gorge Bridge" The world's highest Suspension Bridge that hangs 1,053 feet high and spans a quarter mile across the canyon " I know because that's what the brochure said.
And were it not for the fact that our pockets were very light by this time,(Thank you lord) I do believe I would have more to tell...
So they had to pacify themselves with pictures.

Fantastic isn't it

Some people were quite adventurous/insane, this "swing" is on one side of the bridge and the person in it was swinging it so unbelievably high...

Something to remember

I just want to go home...

Despite my fears and mishaps, I can honestly say we did have a wonderful time and it was indeed a great adventure with treasured memories that will last a lifetime, and as always the time went by way too fast( although sometimes it did feel like an eternity )and we headed home.
If you ever get a chance to travel, I say there's no place like America for that and I highly recommend you do it with eyes wide open!!!

Last year we saw the Carolinas, this year it was Colorado, I am starting to see a theme here and it makes me kinda nervous about next year, especially since I overheard Bill and Walker discussing the Grand Canyon!!!?

I guess there's a reason I was born in Texas and if I look on the bright side at least I'll have a whole year to recuperate...


Friday, August 6, 2010

There's some new guys...

in town...6 to be exact!!

Light My Fire

He Glows!

By candle light he goes,
Which tickles his nose
and curls his toes!
And it's because he knows,
That in the dark ,he glows!

by Flora Thompson

2 Wynter Folk

A chill wind blows and snow just flows.
Swirling and twirling,hither and yon.
Catch it quick before it's gone!!

by Flora Thompson

2 Gourdies
The one on the right will be on a different venue

Autumn Folk

When you listen closely,
but don't you draw too near!
The sing-song little voices
you will clearly hear,
of "Autumn Folk" who celebrate
All Hallows Eve each year !

by Flora Thompson

Calabacita #3
This little guy will not be on the SpookyTimeJingles update either, he will be in the same venue with Gourdie "b"

So lets not be late for the SpookyTimeJingles newest update, They'll be things you'll adore with goodies galore and so much more, so grab your honey and don't skip a beat,cause you'll be in for such a sweet treat!!!

We'll talk later, any questions just leave me a message...