Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Arches & Alice - NiceCrane Design digital images
Daisy’s - Martha Stewart
Clock Stamp Rubber Stampede
Text from an “Alice in Wonderland” Book
On this card I layered two arches digitally over Alice, the third arch I cut out and popped it with foam tape.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
This linen postcard was most likely purchased at the Mount Evans Crest House. It is a building, now in semi ruins, located at the summit of Mount Evans in Colorado at 14,000 ft. It is notable for both its architectural design, and its unusual location. The house was a dream envisioned by Justus “Gus” Roehling, a German emigrant. He wrote a poem to Edith, his then girlfriend and future wife, about “My Castle in the Sky.” See the Poem HERE in a history of the house by Charla Stilling!
Gus and his crew constructed the structure between 1940 and 1941. Due to the high elevation and cold winters the building season was limited to summer months. The intention of the design was to create a “Castle in the Sky” the base of the Glass portion of the building was a star.
Crest House opened in the fall of 1941. Amenities were provided to travelers at Crest House they included a restaurant, gift shop, rest rooms, emergency oxygen, and an observation deck. Crest House became well known for its fried doughnuts, coffee and hot chocolate. Employees at the time of opening were Denver area college students on their summer break, living in bunks located in the rear of the building. Even in summer it was a cold place to be!
September 1, 1979, while refilling a propane tank, an employee of a local propane company failed to secure a safety valve, igniting a fire. The structure was never built. However, the base was fortified and now used as an observation platform. Picture at the left from Wikipedia. The star-shaped foundation is still evident on the observation platform. Today the property is owned by the US Forest Service. There was talk at one time of closing the road to the area since it is a 14,000 ft mountain as many people are not prepared for the altitude once they arrive. That however did not happen.
Before Justus “Gus” Roehling died in 1984 he wrote a book about Crest House, “My Castle in the Sky: A True Story by the Builder”, now out of print. I think he called it Crest House after “the crest of the moon” in the sky. How beautiful it would be from 14,000 ft.
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Thanks Beth from Hearts are Crunchy for Hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.
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Thursday, August 26, 2010
My youth was spent in Southern California... before Interstates! My parents would pile the four of us in the car and we would go for weekend road trips. That is the theme of my tag this week. Road Trips of my youth. This is just a few there were many more!
Postcards from the top are:
Julian, California (where mom's grandfather homesteaded)
Castle at Disneyland
Grauman’s Chinese Theater
Mount Palomar Observatory
Aerial Tramway, Palm Springs
Huntington Hartford Library & Museum
(Click on the tag to get a better view of the post cards)
Copies of postcards from my collection
Vintage map (before interstates)
Stamps Discover-Explore - Road Trip are PXS
Eyelet set with Crop-o-dile
I was devastated last week when I accidently dropped my Nikon D50. I have had the camera for at least 5 years. Everyone came to know me with a camera attached to my arm. In the mean time I have been using a small point and shoot and not happy at all with the results. My dear husband has ordered me a new camera that should arrive tomorrow. I am so excited. Well good things do happen... I got an up grade on my new camera!
The Peninsula conservancy is working with the estate, Kitsap County, the Kitsap Community and Agriculture Alliance, Kitsap Conservation District, the Washington State University Extension program and members of the Clear Creek Trail Task Force to honor Gerry's wish.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Joan of Arch
Gothic Arch- from Nicecrane Designs
Joan of Arch - image from my collection of Ephemera
Stampin’ UP- background stamp
Silver Metal trim from stash
The Arch is atached with foam tape to give it more dimension.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Monday, August 23, 2010
GREAT CRAFTERS’ PAPER CUT
This summer the When Creativity Knocks Team attended the Craft and Hobby Association's Trade Show in Rosemont, Illinois. We searched high and low to find some of the latest paper lines to participate in our Great Crafters' Paper Cut. Ana and Megen gave nine paper companies three minutes on camera to share with you their new lines. Review each of the companies' segments and vote for your favorite one. Each registered WCK viewer gets one vote. Make it count! One lucky voting viewer will win a paper package containing paper from each company represented.
Leave a comment and let me know you stopped by.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
A massive motorcycle escort is being organized and coordinated through The Patriot Guard Riders of Washington State to escort the truck from the Idaho border to Silverdale. Learn more about the escort route HERE!
They are due to arrive at the Kitsap Mall August 22 Between 5PM and 6:00PM. Maybe I will see you there!
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
“Flock to Inspect the Biggest Hotel
Thronged with Visitors When Its Doors
are Opened for Business.
A HOTEL OF SPECIALTIES”
From Wikipedia: “The 'Hotel McAlpin' was constructed in 1912 at the corner of Broadway and 34th street in Manhattan, New York City. When opened it was the largest hotel in the world... the New York Times commented that it was so tall at 25 stories that it “seems isolated from other buildings.” Boasting a staff of 1,500, the hotel could accommodate 2,500 guests. It was built at a cost of $13.5 million (nearly 300 million in 1997 dollars). The top floor had a Turkish bath and there were two gender-specific floors; women checking into the hotel could reserve a room on the women's only floor and bypass the lobby and check in directly at their own floor. One floor, dubbed the “sleepy 16th” was designed for night workers so that it was kept quiet during the day.”
In 1938 and again in 1954 the building was renovated. In the late 1970s the building was converted to 700 rental apartments. Most recently renovations brought it up to standards and it is “one of the places to rent”. Today the building operates under the name Herald Towers. There are 60 furnished apartments for short term use and 690 studios and one bedroom for lease rentals. Current rentals are 483 to 818 square feet (see floor plans HERE) and range in price from $2,300 to $3,700 a month!
I walked to 1726 N Cherokee Hollywood CA on Google and there is a parking structure there today!
Correspondence on the back:Dear Nell, We are not staying here, but at an apartment of my cousins. We have seen almost as much of NY as we care to, and expect to move on about Friday. We are having a fine time but hope to have a rest at Keuka Lake the first two days of July. Grace EMore on Keuka Lake HERE!
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
FRIENDS are FOREVER
Image from personal ephemera collected
Small Bird-Rubber Soul
Gold Paint Pen