Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Animal Wednesday (#20)

You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you meet your Prince! (ATC made for the queen of the daisies) Happy Animal Wednesday

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Blooming Tuesday 3

O= for Orchid Watercolor ATC for Laure. I just love orchids. I didn't when I was young, but learned to appreciate them later in life, like so many other things....... Want to see more ABC ATC's? Visit our blog to admire what all the others created. Click on the logo below. Happy Blooming Tuesday!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Cactus Monday (#46)

Acrylic on canvas ATC paper. I wasn't too pleased with the outcome of this. Guess I like to work with watercolor better..... Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Daisy & Lotus

The weather is lovely here. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday! (ATC traded with Margaret)

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Have a nice weekend!

Have a nice weekend all of you!!!!!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#16)

Hi this is Sjimmie and I just want to say that I am thankful my family is back and the dog Diesel is gone! I am king of my castle again!

Bloglane #5

I finally moved to Blogland Lane # 5! I know I am late, but I had to go on holiday first. I wanted to look for my dreamhouse in Sweden, but when I came home I realized my dreamhouse was just waiting there for me! So I decided to just move the house to bloglane. I saw a cute little Swedish house which I will put in the back garden for guests . Welcome friends! This is how we did it!
Blogland Lane here we come!!!!!! Interested in moving there too? See KJ's blog or visit us at Blogland Lane (Please scroll down for Animal Wednesday)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

M= for Maneki Neko & N= for Nautilus

M=for Maneki Neko This lucky cat is allready living in Ireland with BalckJack and Sandy.
N=for Nautilus This creature is crawling over the bottom of the ocean towards Linda. Happy Animal Wednesday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Just some shots!

have a nice day!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Cactus Monday (#46)

Cactus Bloom ATC (not for trade) I just love these colors together............ Pre posted , I will be in Houston and not able to come and visit you today but I will later, for now: Happy Cactus Monday!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Sunny Mandala

Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Sweden day #5 & 6 & 7

with Anna and Anton
My son Lars had his birthday on the 6yh of August. We went to Liseberg , which is a big amusement park in the centre of Göteborg, with Anna and Anton. Pages from my journal and some of his gifts. He loves Ed Hardy...................
On Friday we stayed home to swim and enjoy the surroundings of our home. We climbed up the mountain behind our house.
The boys hoisted the Swedish flag.
The vieuw from above.
The little creek at the bottom.
In the afternoon we went to Stenungsund to do some shopping. (Lars with his new sunglasses) And enjoy the place.
On Saturday we left Götrborg with the Stenaline to Kiel. It was a beautiful week and I felt sad leaving

Friday, August 14, 2009

Sweden day #3 & 4

ATC (I'll keep this one for myself) from our view
the view
On Tuesday we went to Orust, the island where my uncle Eskil and aunt Ulla have their summer house. We had a lovely dinner there. Here is Molly with a huge frog ! Later she found a huge bug (we don't have these sizes around here....) and put it on Eskil's head. (the animals were all put gently back in nature) My DH with Eskil
Anna and I.
day #4 Page from my journal. Beautiful sunny weather. This day we strewed my Father's ashes.
As a child I visited this cemetery once a year to visit the grave of my grandfather and later my grandmother. This trip I found out it is a family grave. The first wife of my grandfather is also burried there. And my Aunt May-Stina, how special is that! The grave of Carl Severin Carlson, a complicated story with those names. I should have been called Anderson (he left out that name) but I got his first name Severin as my last name. Eskil said his last "adjö" to his brother.............He couldn't come to the cremation in Holland because of his health. My brothers and their partners Pauline and Ronald, came from Holland. My dear cousin Mariëtte was there too, who couldn't come to Holland in January.It was just see those ashes? Just like rays of sunshine.................. Before we went to Starrkärr we went to Nol , to visit my grandparents house. We took a picture on the stairs, just like we always did years ago when they were still alive.
After our ceremony we went to our place and had a nice get together. It was just a perfect day!
I ordered this Smörgås tårta (looks like a mandala to me....) Have a nice day!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Thankful Thursday (#16)

Where shall I begin................ I uploaded the pictures in random order except for this mandala, which I got from Miriam who stayed in our house when we were in Sweden. Both Miriam and her husband had a good time here and our animals were well taken care off. Thank you so much Miriam!
I traded cards with Cynthia Peck. She has so much lovely ATC's! (see them at Flickr ) It was hard for me to choose 3. Click to enlarge and see how wonderful they are! Thanks Cynthia and also for the bonus card! They came together with this lovely Mary Engelbreit. Her art always makes me happy and I love this image! (I have it on an old calender I saved) Thanks Cyntia! It was a pleasure trading and getting to know you!
Do I need to introduce these ATC's? No, but for the ones from Mars, they are from Margaret! We all love her art! It is always a pleasure to trade with you!
Margaret put lots of goodies in the package for my birthday. She said the notecards and paper had my name all over them. I agree! The M and Mandalas!!!! They are gorgeous. The notecard has a shiny rhinestone, pity it doesn't show on the picture. Love the card too and the new Moo and business card. Thanks Margaret you are such a dear friend!
In Sweden I got this 3th vase from Anna. The other 2 she brought me earlier this year when she came for the cremation of my Father. I LOVE it. And 3 as a group is perfect. beside the vase she spoiled me rotten with all kind of wonderful gifts!
A late birthday gift from my dear friend Lolo. A perfect Frida bag! She knows I love her. And the ATC for the ABC trade I got her K= for Kahlo. Lucky me. Lovely >M< sticky notes, which I accidentally put in Margaret's pictures first. I feel so sorry and ashamed...... As a bonus the bliss card, which I totally love also! This card represents so much for me..... Thanks Lolo!
In this beautiful envelop, see al the added details!
came this load of goodies from Judy. We traded cards and together with her ATC's came this wonderful Chinese paper, card and bookmark. These captured the Chinese spirit so well, that I suspect Judy has been a Chinese lady in a former life......
And here are the cards! Aren't they lovely?! Thanks Judy!
I am so happy with Lisa's L= for Lion. I was in awe when I saw it first and so excited when I found out it was mine!!! No need to tell anyone that it looks better in person like all the artwork does. It is gorgeous and so is the notepaper by Marjolein Bastin, a dutch illustrator. her work is lovely and so inspired by nature.
Have to show you the inside of the envelop. It is so special. How can you throw this away? I won't. I am saving all these treasures in a special box. Thanks dear Lisa! Some of the mail arrived just before my holiday, other goodies were waiting for me when I returned and today I received an ATC from Soulbrush, which I can't show just yet....but how about this coupon! I really hope to see you soon ! And i will make sure I have this coupon with me!
and last but not least this wonderful award from Diana. made by the sweetheart and queen of cupcakes herself! I am honored you gave it to me! Thanks Diana! Just like Diana I like to start my day with coffee and visiting all my blogfriends! Right now I am far behind and trying to catch up but it seems I am not succeeding in my effort. I feel bad about it, but I hope you will all have patience with me.... I have been busy and tired after my holiday and I just have 2 more days off before I go to Houston. Hope to get back in my daily routine after that trip. Thanks everyone for being such dear blogfriends!