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Monday, May 31, 2010

Scrapbook Update - Giveaway - Ends 5/31 EST!

Have you wanted to know what is happening in the scrapbook industry... SCRAPBOOK UPDATE.  Nancy shares what' new or what's hot.  This is a great column you may want to subscribe to.  She has great information on what is happening at CHA each.  What companies are merging.  New products coming out.  

She also has giveaways.  This week MemoryWorks has provided her with the giveaway. 

If you’re looking for product that you can use with divided page protectors, this would be a big winner for that as well. In fact, MemoryWorks has provided Scrapbook Update with a kit to give away to one lucky reader....

All you have to do to be one of the lucky winners is leave a comment on this entry before Midnight U.S. eastern time on Monday, May 31st


Monday, May 24, 2010

Hit Me Over the Head with a 2 x4!

QUOTES ON BOARD! You will get a laugh out of this!
This LINK is the first video of their new ad campaign on YOUTUBE for Quotes On Board, LLC.  Enjoy viewing and feel free to send it to all your friends.   Their goal is to get it circulated and get the word out about Quotes on Board, “Say it on a 2 x 4”.

Some of the 2 X 4 Quotes

If I ever say...

I'm going to volunteer again...

I'm going to ski a black diamond again...

I'm going to remodel a bathroom again...

I'm going to get married again...

I'm going to golf with my wife again...

I want another pair of shoes...

I'm going to fix a toilet again...

Hit me over the head with a 2 x 4

Here is the link to their website “SAY IT ON A 2x4” where you can view all the  2 X 4 QUOTES!  

Why am I sharing this with you.... There is a story behind Quotes on Board, the sisters in THESE ARTICLES are my sisters!!! 


Thursday, May 13, 2010

WestSound Auction May 14 ONLINE AUCTION!

If you have never been to an online auction you should check this out.  The postcards I have been blogging about on last several Fridays for Postcard Friendship Friday were bought in a lot from an online auction.  I love a good auction.  WestSound is live and online.  I live near the auction house.  You will find me there almost every auction.  The second Friday of the month is the antiques and collectables and online as well as live.  I help out during the online auction.... it is a blast.  Come on by and say "HI" if you see me.  If you can't make it you can go online HERE and check out the catalogue. 

Friday May 14th, 2010

Preview Noon Til Auction

We Go Live World Wide at 6PM!!

CJ's will be there with Great Food!!

Lots of Good Stuff!! Redwing Crock and Plates, 1800's Bronze Buddha with Authenticity Certifate approx. value $1000, Coins, Hull Pottery, Toys, Antique Wardrobe, Guitars, Clocks, Pocket Watches, Northern Pacific Railroad Ephemera, Antique Furniture including a small Wardrobe!Clocks including Howard Miller Grandfather Clock, Seth Thomas Regulator, German Wall Hanging Clock, and 1830's-40's Dual weighted Empire Style Clock!!  Centennial Cups 1776-1886, CM Russell Bronze, Arnold Friberg Signed   and Numbered Print and Much More!  Too Much to List Here!  250+ Items of Catalog are UP and it will grow up til Auction Time!!

11030 St Hwy 3 SW

Port Orchard, WA, 98367


Sunday, May 9, 2010

To all the Mothers - Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mothers Day to all the Mothers, Aunts, Sisters and Friends 
Mother's Love 
Her love is like
an island in life's ocean,
vast and wide
A peaceful, quiet shelter
From the wind, the rain, the tide.
'Tis bound on the north by Hope,
By Patience on the West,
By tender Counsel on the South
And on the East by Rest.
Above it like a beacon light
Shine Faith, and Truth, and Prayer;
And thro' the changing scenes of life
I find a haven there. 

Author Unknown 

Excerpts from Mothers Day History

The majority of countries that celebrate Mother's Day do so on the second Sunday of May. On this day, it is common for Mothers to be lavished with presents and special attention from their families, friends and loved ones. But it hasn’t always been this way.

Only recently dubbed “Mother's Day,” the highly traditional practice of honoring of Motherhood is rooted in antiquity, and past rites typically had strong symbolic and spiritual overtones; societies tended to celebrate Goddesses and symbols rather than actual Mothers. In fact, the personal, human touch to Mother’s Day is a relatively new phenomenon. The maternal objects of adoration ranged from mythological female deities to the Christian Church itself. Only in the past few centuries did celebrations of Motherhood develop a decidedly human focus.

While reading about the history of Mothers Day I found Mothering Day interesting.

In the 1600's a clerical decree in England broadened the celebration to include real Mothers, earning the name Mothering Day. Mothering Day became an especially compassionate holiday toward the working classes of England. During this Lenten Sunday, servants and trade workers were allowed to travel back to their towns of origin to visit their families. Mothering Day also provided a one-day reprieve from the fasting and penance of Lent so that families across England could enjoy a sumptuous family feast—Mother was the guest of honor. Mothers were presented with cakes and flowers, as well as a visit from their beloved and distant children.

M - O - T - H - E - R 

"M" is for the million things she gave me,

"O" means only that she's growing old,

"T" is for the tears she shed to save me,

"H" is for her heart of purest gold;

"E" is for her eyes, with love-light shining,

"R" means right, and right she'll always be,

Put them all together, they spell 


A word that means the world to me.

Howard Johnson (c. 1915)

Learn about Ann Jarvis the founder of Mothers Day as we know it in the United States today.

All photos in this post are some of my instant relatives.  They all look like mothers to me!

Friday, May 7, 2010


Downtown Bremerton First Friday Art Walk!

When Friday, May 7, 2010, 6 – 8 pm

Check out the new side walks downtown!!!

If you go shopping at Simply Renewed tell them Lyneen said that there was a 15% discount tonight during ArtWalk!!! It says so on FACEBOOK!!!!

From Simply Renewed Facebook:

It's Friday!!!! It is going to be sunny and warm today in Downtown Bremerton!!!
And it is Art Walk Night!!! Don't miss this wonderful day at Simply

See you there!


Simply Renewed

301 Pacific Ave. * Bremerton, WA. * 98337

Phone: 360-479-4101

Postcard Friendship Friday ~ Arrow, Colorado

Another great find in the box of 150 vintage postcards I got at auction a while back, Arrow Colorado, now a ghost-town.  Click on the photo and check out all the detail... the ladies on the track huddled.  The card was never mailed.  On the back of the card:  "Arrow on the Pacific Slope and eleven miles from Corona, is the terminus of the longest one day scenic trip from Denver.  The trains leave Denver at convenient hours in the morning, and arriving there, return at six o'clock in the evening.  Ample time is provided for sightseeing at Corona and Arrow, and for luncheon at the later point." 

Arrow, CO
Elevation  9,585 feet.  Denver 76.5 miles.

Located on the western foothills of Rollins Pass about a thousand feet above Middle Park, Arrow was initially a logging camp, then railroad construction camp, then boom town, and finally ghost town.

This was another wild outpost in the west, and plenty of mountain men, ranchers, loggers and railroad workers spent their time off there doing the normal stuff, mostly drinking and gambling. Since Arrow was originally on forest land it was technically illegal to sell alcohol there. Well, the folks were plenty thirsty so the clever saloon owners set up shop in portable tents and formed various "social clubs" to get around the liquor laws. All this skirting around was a pain, and the merchants quickly decided to incorporate.

In 1904, after the Denver Northwestern and Pacific railroad laid its tracks to Arrow, things really picked up in the area. Arrow was the first incorporated town in Grand County and in 1905 over 2000 people got their mail at the post office. 

For part of its life, Arrow was a tourist town on the summer excursion runs out of Denver. A fine dining hall was built as well as other nicer amenities. One of the things Arrow was noted for was the presence of two electric street lights. At its peak the permanent population was 200 and all were proud to boast of their lighted street.

Arrow became a fair sized town but a fire destroyed most of it in 1920. Furthermore, when the Moffat Tunnel was constructed this high section of the railroad over Rollins Pass was no longer needed. The town soon fizzled and what was left was packed away or turned into fire wood.

Thank you Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.  
To see other postcards... click here!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cloth Paper Scissors

I JUST GOT MINE!!!  Tonight I am perusing the pages!

is one of my favorite magazines... 

Did you know they have an online community?  
I just joined!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Bremerton 4th St Market ~ May 29th

Mark your calendar! I will be a vendor... come and join the fun!

The 4th Street Market is a European style, open-air flea market that provides a gathering place for merchants and artisans to sell their goods in a fun and unique way and alternative for sellers and shoppers to engage in commerce. Shoppers are looking for interesting and distinctive merchandise at a venue that will bring them to the streets of Bremerton to hunt for bargains and barter for deals on a warm Saturday or Sunday. In turn, the 4 Street Market Vendors offer an eclectic array of antique and vintage furnishings, primitives, collectables, art, retro items, garden accessories, hand-made one-of-a-kind and vintage jewelry, as well as clothing. Contributing to the character of the 4 Street Market is its location in Bremerton’s Art District Neighborhood. This urban atmosphere adds to the Market’s charm. As the market will only occurs twice per summer, shoppers can look forward to and mark their calendars for this event.

They are still signing up Artists & Vendor for both of the 2010 Markets. If you are interested please contact us at the information below.

The 1st Urban Art & Antique Market In Downtown Bremerton

2010 Market Dates

Saturday May 29th

9am to 5pm

(during The Kitsap Harbor Festival)

Sunday July4th

9am to 6pm

(during The Old Fashioned 4th of July)

Pesented by The Downtown Bremerton Association & Simply Renewed Antiques.

For more information call 360-479-4101

or visit


You can find Cavallini at Rubber Soul!

If you are fortunate enough to make it to the store in Poulsbo they have Cavalini postcards and tags also!

Don't forget to check out the classes at Rubber Soul this weekend!  More info HERE!

YOU GOT MAIL... all the way from GERMANY!

I was the LUCKY winner of  the Paris Bookmark Giveaway by Birgit of Swapping Howdies  I want thank Birgit for mailing the wonderful gift all the way from Germany.  Many of my friends know I love all things PARIS!!!!  There are some awesome photos of Paris in the book mark.  You can see all the pictures here on her blog!

I love all the wonderful stamps!
What you don’t know is Birgit is an amazing artist and a FANTASTIC PHOTOGRAPHER.  Without further ado I would like to introduce you to BIRGIT!  Please take time to check out her BLOG.  She created an amazing PINK DRESS!  Her photos of the WILD WEST are very moving, I can feel why she left part of her heart out west!  Then there are the pictures of the First Dult...  find out what a DULT is.

Thanks Birgit

You have a wonderful blog. 

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Judy's Junk & Java and Walter Graham

There is a welcoming garden as you walk from the parking lot to the door.   They have a secret... the garden behind has a stream that is a perfect perfect place to sit and watch the salmon when they are running.  Stop by and find out more about this hidden treasure in Silverdale.   

Judy’s Junk & Java
3656 NW Munson St
Silverdale   WA   98383
Tel: 360.204.5187
Hours: Tue-Thu  10-5 , though usually here by 8am 
Fri 10 – 6 … pick up your freshly roasted coffee for the weekend!
Sat 11-5 
Sun –  Closed ~ Open 4/25 for special sale
Mon – Closed, often some one is there …. please call first

Thought I would share that they take consignments!  I just dropped off this original oil painting by Walter Graham as a consignment yesterday.  

To learm more about Walter Graham
 read the post about Etta Projects.
To see this painting visit Judy's Junk & Java.

Library Pocket Book

Mother's Day card or gift!!!!!  

Library Pocket Book 

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Etta Projects - Auction

This past week I learned of an organization called Etta Projects from Dean & Paul of Judy's Junk & Java. Etta Turner was an amazing 16 year old who worked in Bolivia and is the inspiration behind Etta Projects.   "Etta Projects partners with Bolivian communities to identify, prioritize, and implement sustainable solutions to the health, education, and economic challenges of poverty."  
In 2009 Etta Projects helped 65 Bolivian school children plant harvest and then sell vegetables to their community, which had previously subsisted on yucca and rice. With proceeds they repaid Etta Projects for their seeds and brought water to their own school.  Gave 500 people their first clean water.  The resulting 90% less diarrhea in their families says it all. Provided the entire village a direct water system to their school and each home.
Saturday May 15, 2010 
6:oop.m. (doors open @ 5:30)

To support the wonderful work of Etta Projects we decided to donate an original oil painting by Walter Graham for the auction.  If you have a moment please check out this nonprofit organization and the good they do for the people of Bolivia.  

Painting to be auctioned on May 15, 2010
Raised in Chicago, he began his art career in 1922 when he entered the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. He became an illustrator for Street and Smith Publishers which included works for "Western Story," "Western Life," and "Appaloosa News." In 1939, he helped form a commercial art studio in Chicago.  He later sold his interest in the commercial art studio and moved west where commissions for paintings, murals, and sculpture were frequent.

Walter Graham was a prolific painter, a savvy businessman, and respected artist.  Born in Toledo, Illinois in 1903.  In 1999 Walter received the Governors Arts Award for his outstanding service to the cultural life of the State of Washington.   At age 96 he was still painting in his Wenatchee studio.  resident artist of the Wenatchee Valley for 50 years, Walter Graham passed away May 5, 2000.

His murals adorn the walls at Pangborn Airport, Alcoa Wenatchee Works, Rocky Reach Dam and many other public buildings.  

Photo of a portion of the mural at Rocky Reach Dam by Walter Graham.  The mural is of the water rushing over the dam.  Water creating energy; the horses are darker above and as they rush down pounding below to create the  powerful energy in the surging waters they are white.
More info on Walter Graham