Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Post 1424 …

Hot Diggity_2_June 2010

… For lack of a better title. LOL. I was thinking that was a lot of posts for a blog that isn’t quite two years old, and then, I realized it will be three years in August.  Time flies, doesn’t it?

And, I don’t even have a “new” card to show you tonight. This is one my stamp group made last week – another stamp rolled frog with a purple pop-dotted flower. A purple bug, too. This card is like one in the summer catalog minus the cool folded flower I have yet to try.

Materials & Tools: Colonial White, Goldrush, and Topiary cardstock; Splendor paper packet; Citrus Leaf, Topiary, Goldrush, and Hydrangea ink pads; Goldrush marker; Hot Diggity stamp set; EK Success corner rounder (scallops); Cuttlebug w/Nestabilities Classic Circles set; 3M foam mounting tape.

Tonight, Mom, Cameron, Sarah, the little boys, and I attended a picnic/fundraiser at one of the local parks. The park is sponsored by the Kiwanis and is located where one of the neighborhood schools once was. The apartment building Mom lives in was built on the same block, which means the park is literally in her back yard. It’s also a block and a half from Cameron and Sarah’s house, so it’s where the little guys hang out when it’s nice outside. Playground equipment has been added as money has been raised. A group of volunteers recently built a shelter. I would guess restrooms are on the plan for somewhere down the line. Anyway, the weather was beautiful, and the turnout for tonight’s event was good, which means more improvements will be forthcoming. A good thing.

The talk of the town today is the announcement that the local newspaper has been sold. As a former employee, it will be interesting to see what changes take place. It will be fun, too, to hear what some of my former co-workers/friends, who are longtime employees, have to say. My job there as a writer/reporter was one I wished I’d never left, even though had I stayed, I am relatively certain I would have worked myself to death my now. LOL.

What is everyone up to this week? I guess if I want to know, I’d better go take a peek around the blogosphere. Talk to you again tomorrow. Take care.


Laurel said...

This is just too darned cute!

Sparkle said...

Such a cute card!

Jeanne said...

What a fun card, Kathi! Love the colors in the background paper and that frog is just cute!

Sounds like you had a lovely evening. I'm glad the event was a success and hopefully soon, you will see even more improvements to what sounds like a lovely park.

I hope the rest of your week is just as fun. And WOW, 1400+ posts? That's amazing!! Here's to 1400+ more!!! *Ü*

Sharli said...

A darling card - the purple bug is a nice touch of color!

It's hard to watch what's happening to newspapers these days. I hope that in the long run, somehow, we will be able to modify and change rather than abandon. After all - we still need news!


Alanna said...

This is super cute Kathi. I can't believe you have more than 1400 posts. We are all so blessed that you are a regular poster.

Scrappingamma said...

This card is absolutely adorable! I love the technique you used on Mr. Frog. Colors are just so cheerful! Congrats on your 1400+ posts. I am nowhere near that many, but then again...I don't post as often as you. I am so glad you do post as often as you do...you keep me inspired! Keep on posting sweetie...we all love your creations!
Inky Hugs,

Sylvia said...

Love that card! The paper flower isn't so hard to do. My friends and I got together a week ago and made the card exactly as shown in the Summer Catalog. I like your purple bug and flower. Sounds like a fun time at the park.

Carolyn Christie said...

Cute card! Love all your work Kathi!