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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - FRINK PARK

Since the earliest days of Seattle history, today’s Frink Park has served as a natural woodland park where City residents could enjoy mountain and sound views. Set aside as a "private" park in 1883, the main portion of the park was later purchased by John M. and Abbie H. Frink and gifted to the City on October 25, 1906. Read more about Frink Park HERE.

Frink Park is a 17.2 acre park in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. It is a heavily wooded hillside and ravine through which flows Frinck Creek. Today Frick Place is a recreational drive within the park.

Notice the postmark dated 1914 with the WORLD'S PANAMA PACIFIC EXPOSITION in SAN FRANCISCO 1915 advertised.
A closer look at the message...

Thank you Beth from the BEST HEARTS ARE CRUNCHY for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday. I love sharing my collection and seeing what others have to share HERE!

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Random Hearts - Week 5

Another week of searching for random hearts... I didn't have to go far. I was standing on the deck looking at the sky hoping to catch a heart in the sky. Much to my surprise while searching I happened to look at the trees directly behind the house... I spied a heart among the leaves in the trees.

I am just amazed, Random Hearts are all around us!

Please stop by Random Hearts and view other amazing images!!!!

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Tag Tuesday - Calendars

This week Louise at Kard Krazy challenged us to use a calendar. I love old calendars and found this one in my stash of ephemera. Can you believe this beautiful lady was used on a Marine By-Products Fertilizer Company back in 1940?

Stop by Kard Krazy and join us each Tuesday!

Calendar Card
Paris - Cavallini Stamps
Back ground - Hero Arts - Old Letter Writing
The rest is from my stash!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Cloth Paper Scissors

Cloth Paper Scissors post today has a giveaway, an original piece by Sue Pelletier. You should check out the collage on the post and all the elements. There are several pieces presented... I love them all. I plan to pull out my paper clay this week!!!!

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Friday, September 24, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Vista House

Vista House, Crown Point, Columbia River Highway Oregon

Crown Point is a promontory on the River Gorge about 15 miles east of Portland. The scenic outlook is about 733 feet above the river.

Crown Point Vista House was built from 1916 to 1918 as a memorial to Oregon Pioneers, as a rest stop for weary travelers. With its marble interior and brass fixtures, some Oregonians at the time nicknamed it "The $100,000 Outhouse".

Today the building serves as a rest stop, there is a public restroom with a concession and interpretive center. It was refurbished and the interior restored to its 1918 appearance at a cost of close to $4,000,000; it reopened in 2005. It is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. To read more go to Vista House.

Thank you Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday at The Best Hearts Are Crunchy.

Note: All cards I share on PFF are from my collection.

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Quote I Love!

"Tomorrow is always fresh with no mistakes in it."

From "Anne of Green Gables" by Anne (with an "E") Shirley

Need Some Inspiration????

Today I read a great post on the Cloth Paper Scissors blog by Jenn Mason, Editor. It was titled "14 Days of Prompts."

She has some great ideas to jump start you mojo if you are looking for it!!! How about using that cereal box you just emptied, a mirror, stash over 6 months old, sheet music and much more. I printed a copy just to have on the wall and get me started when I have one of those UMMMMM what next moments!!!!

Random Hearts - Week 4

Yes, my head was in the sky looking for hearts again this week...

It seems every time I have my camera
and look in the sky
there is a heart!

This one may be hard to pick out...

Here is a whispy heart!

Can't miss this one...

My rhodys may be a little sick...
the brown leaves are an indicator something is wrong.

Here they are showing me their love.

Visit Random Hearts HERE to see more Hearts this week.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


This week Louise at Kard Krazy challenged us to use BANNERS... this was FUN!
My tag is on a 7 Gypsies tag... with the background on it. I picked the girl from the picture I used on the school tag last week and blew it up to a larger size. The embellishments are from my stash... and there is a lot of it in my house!

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Last Friday night we attended a First Anniversary Celebration at Judy's Junk'n Java. There were displays by some amazing artists. One was local artist Jeff Oens, we were fortunate to have the opportunity to chat with him during the evening. The pictures are a bit dark, I was taking them outside in the rain!
These are a couple of his smaller statues!
Close up of the pack!

Life size moose... on a trailer!
Just a beauty...
needs to be seen in person to truly appreciate!

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Autumn Wings at Mudbay Images....

Check out the new images Mudbay Images has posted....
you will find some awesome Gothic Portraits also!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Basics and Bird House Class at Rubber Soul 9/25

Please drop by or call Rubber Soul to register for upcoming classes. To see the schedule from now until Christmas go HERE! Take one or all the classes you like. We have some amazing instructors lined up this season.

First on 9/25... Learn some basic stamping skills, types of inks, embossing and much more, then create a few cards with your new-found talents! 10AM to Noon

After if you are still up to creating...

Make a darling little bird house, it is the perfect gift for the person who has everything! The three dimensional house is approximately 3x3x3 square. Inside embellish the house with pictures and keepsakes, poetry and stamped images. The house is a chipboard structure. You will leave class with a little house ready to embellish. Printed instructions included. (Bring a bone folder, but not required) Come see the sample in the store. 1PM to 3PM Note: This class is for beginners to advanced.

Rubber Soul • 18830 Front St. • Poulsbo, WA 98370 • 360 779.7757

Tag Tuesday - School Days

Tag Tuesday challenge - School Days

I found this picture in my collection of vintage photos. On the back is written "Aunt Eliz her class from Bernville 1930's." I am thinking this must have been take in Bernville, PA.

The little calendar is from a collection of 7 Gypsies ephemera.

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Think Monday Think ATC - Bingo

TMTA challenge this week was BINGO....

My collage over the bingo card almost covered it... Yikes! Alice (Leavneworth Jackson) is in a wondrous place!

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Gothic Arch Challenge - Matchbox!

This two week challenge at Gothic Arches is Matchboxes!!! Oh how I love playing with those little boxes.

Matchbox Gothic Arch

Card Rubber Soul

Pattern paper scraps

Paint Making Memories

Paris Stamps Cavallini

Background stamp Stampin Up

Images from ephemera collection

Stash Lace, part of bingo card, sewing pattern

Friday, September 17, 2010

Postcard Friendship Friday - Buffalo in Seattle

Another card from my growing collection!!!

In 1913 this card was sent to Miss Ruth Brown in Des Moines, Iowa from Emil of Port Madison, Washington. They were postal card friends. Emil writes, "...I received your card thanking you very much and I hope to hear from you again. Well be good and write soon."

Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle started as the private estate of Guy C Phinney, a lumber mill owner. His estate included about 180 acres. He had a streetcar line that shuttled people between Freemont and the park he created on the western half of his property. He had a small menagerie of animals. Guy passed away in 1893 and in 1899 his wife sold the property to the City of Seattle.

A few years later, 1903, the Lake Washington Cable Railway Co donated their private Leschi Park menagerie. By this time the zoo had a few large animals including elk and bear. I wonder how they acquired a small herd of buffalo?

Today the Woodland Park Zoo is ranked as one of the world’s best zoos.

Learn more here:

Thanks Beth for hosting.... Find more postcard HERE!

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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Random Hearts - Week 3

I continue my search for Random Hearts. This week in Poulsbo I found this one as I was getting in my car in the marina parking lot.... I think the tree is a beautiful heart.

So many times I look in the sky and see hearts...
A long stretched out heart in the sky...
And still another heart overhead.
The hearts in the sky were found different days...
To see other Random Hearts go HERE!

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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Munson Place Party Sept 17th @ JUDY's JUNK & JAVA & LISA STIRRETT's

Update:  Judy's Junk & Java Closed April 30, 2011

You're Invited!!!
to the
Friday September 17th * from 10AM to 5PM

Complimentary Personal Roast Coffee & Cookies
Edda's Complimentary Hand Massage
Artists Presentations & Hands-on Projects
Sale on Select Merchandise

AFTER 5PM until 8PM
Live Music, Snacks and Refreshments
Edda's Complimentary Hand Massage
Sale on Select Merchandise

Meet the artists, Jeff Oens, Tina Marie, Jerry Mattoon, BDEL and Merle Jones
Learn about local events!

Sit in the Munson Place garden patio
and visit with new and old friends and enjoy the last rays of summer!

3656 NW Munson St
Silverdale WA
Phone @ Judy's 204-5187

Event Sponsored by
Lisa Stirrett Glass Studio
Judy's Junk & Java
Kitsap Peninsula Visitor & Convention Bureau

A Little behind in my posts about the past weekend!

While in Poulsbo on Sunday I stopped in the Cats Meow.

I rearranged!
Rearranged the shelves!
Took a few things out!

Added the ink well and pen...
and the dolls above!

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