Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Last Wife of Henry VIII Review

I love paperbackswap.com. It's so much fun to maintain a "bookshelf" for other people to pick off of, earn credits, and be able to request books from other swappers.

I've just finished this book and absolutely loved it. The way it was written was excellent. It grabbed me from beginning to end and I literally had a hard time putting it down.

Several days later I'm still dwelling on it's contents. Still stuck in another time with a woman who was strong willed but submissive. Wholly beautiful and able to truly impact others.
The minute I posted it someone requested it. I'm sure they will love it just as much as I did.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Happy Independence Day America!

Independence day,( or July 4th as it's more commonly known) is seen as a holiday (a day off) accentuated with fireworks by most people here in the US.

However, it's actually a celebration due to the signing of the Declaration of Independence here in Philadelphia, on July 4th, 1776.

When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness...

Creativity & ATC's

Some people are just incredibly gifted. I got the most adorable ATC in the mail today from Rachel (via Swap-Bot). I just had to post a picture...it is just the cutest thing!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

ATC for Beginner's Swap # 2

Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures of the ATC's I made for swap #1.
I made this ATC using a bunch of different types of materials and papers. I took scrapbook paper, cornered the edges with a fabric(ed) recycled Christmas card, one corner I placed a ribbon and lace then adhered a couple floral address stickers to it, stamped it with a floral design, placed an embellishment in the middle and wrote out "Dimensions". I wanted the ATC to have a lot of different dimensions, pieces that all kind of went together but came from totally different places. Unfortunately I forgot to stamp the embellishment first and when I went back and stamped it after I wrote the theme out, it kinda messed up the writing (hopefully not too bad).

This ATC is going out to JadeY in Malaysia...I really hope she likes it. She is so unbelievably creative so I was a little intimidated sending this to her, but hey, it is only my third one! :)


I love a cloudy sky. Not the kind that's dark and eerie, but a beautiful blue sky full of white puffy clouds.

Every once in awhile I come across a sky I can't help but photograph...
This first shot was actually taken through the front windsheild of my car, thus the blue effect of the top of the picture.
Finally a break in the trees and the telephone poles to catch this beautiful sight...of course the actual sky was much more gorgeous than the pic shows...

White, fluffy wonderful...