Sunday, May 29, 2011

Janice’s Ice Cream Social Workshop

Janice had a great workshop on Saturday and we had a good time, even though I wasn’t feeling all that great.  I totally forgot to take pictures of the ladies working on their cards or enjoying all the ice cream goodies Janice had set out.  Oh, well.  I do have pictures of the samples to share like I promised.

First, here’s two samples of the card we made using the Flower Garden embossing folder from the Summer Mini.  The ladies had a choice of coloring them in with markers or water coloring with reinkers.  I had embossed the panel onto Shimmery cardstock. The sentiment was done with Teeny Tiny Wishes stamped on Shimmery cardstock and punched out with the scalloped oval and layered on the punched out Decorative Label.  Click on the picture for details, then back to this page.

Flower Garden 2

Our second make and take was crayon resist with the flower from Flower Fest, also from the Summer Mini, stamped with Stazon on glossy cardstock.  We used a mask to layer the flowers for more depth.  After using a white crayon around the edge of each petal, we sponged all over the glossy cardstock before layering it all on the card.  We fussy cut out one flower to layer over the black satin ribbon before attaching a Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment punched out with the Word Window punch.

Floweer Fest 1 

That’s it until the Creative Images meeting on June 13 and Theresa’s SU retirement party on June 18. 

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

May Creative Images Meeting

We had a great turnout last night with 15 ladies bringing in their exchange cards, theme “Stamper’s Choice,” and 7 bringing in 10 ATC’s.  I’ve never gotten excited about ATC’s, but I just might have to rethink that position.  We got some great ones last night.  Eleanor did the projects, two of them, and we had a great time.  Thanks to Rosie for helping me keep track of all the cards and ATC’s.  As I inserted these pics, some of them are side by side, some not, and I appear to have no control.  I’ve always wanted to do them side by side, so go figure.

First, Therese’s blue happy birthday card with a vellum layer and Connie’s Celebrate card with a gathered tissue “ribbon.”

Choice Therese Choice Connie's

The pink fussy cut and layered card is Dani’s, with a bit of lace thrown in, too, around the window and the black and white and red spotlight card is Ella’s.

Choice Dani's Choice Ella's

Back to one card.  Sheesh!  This is Herman’s plaid thank you card.  Eyelets, tearing, tag and brads, very masculine.

Choice Herman's

Here’s Holly’s card, with embossed poppies, and Patty’s  guest Janet’s bright flower card. 

Choice Holly's Choice Janet

Janice said she went the easy route with this layered stickered daisy card.  She stuck some gold trim on there, too.  I love this kind of card!  Back to one at a time.

Choice Janice's

This is a very un-Jeannie-like card.  No embossing!  One tiny purple button.  Still a very pretty card.

Choice Jeannie's

Here’s my rose red card using SU’s new triple doily punch.  I only used two of the layers.

Choice Kathy's

Lona stamped on clear plastic, fussy cut and then colored the flower and butterfly with Twinkling H2O’s or something like that.  Very pretty effect.

Choice Lona's

This is Pam’s fussy cut and colored bonnet.  Lots of little details.

Choice Pam's

Patty used lovely pink satin ribbon on this card with the gorgeous rose.  Maybe she’ll teach us all how to make these some day.

Choice Patty's

Back to side by side.  I’m going nuts!  Here’s Rosie’s dragon fly card using one of my favorite sets, Upsy Daisy, and here is a Jeannie-like purple card with gold embossing, but it is Tange’s!  I like how she colored the base from light lavender to dark purple.

Choice Rosie's Choice Tange's

Surprise, surprise!  The ATC’s came out side by side, just the way I wanted them.  Here’s Therese’s Zentangle and Connie’s little lamp.

ATC Therese's ATC Connie's

Dani put her dog’s face on her ATC.  Is that a clown or an angel or a teddy bear, Dude?  Ella made this ship’s collage.

ATC Dani's ATC Ella's

Holly made this ATC with a chipboard house that opens on a hinge to show the fairy inside.

ATC Holly's 1 ATC Holly's 2

Here’s Jeannie’s rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and Tange’s dress form with lots of bellies on it.

ATC Jeannie's ATC Tange's

Eleanor did the projects this month.  On the left is Ella’s sample card.  On the right is mine. 

Ella's Project 1Kathy's project 

Inside the cards Ella sponged, the edges and stamped in the sentiment “Wishing you butterfly mornings and wild flower afternoons.”  She thought she did too much for us, so she designed this ATC, too.  I have to color mine before I finish it up to stick on a card.

Ella's Project 2

That’s it for this month’s meeting.  Thanks for stopping by. Comments always welcome.

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Monday, May 2, 2011

Thomasville, GA, Mansions, and More

I’ve processed and identified almost all of the pictures I took of houses and mansions in Thomasville that we went to see last week.  I took a lot of pictures and put names to most of them.  Some of them were just not in the guidebook and had no name on the outside.  Most of them are owner occupied or businesses and not open to the public, but there is a little history on most of them along with a pic and map numbers so I could keep track of where I took pics.  We only got to a little more than half of the houses and a little bit of downtown, but after Pebble Hill, we did good to see as much as we did.  During the afternoon, we had really good salads at the Ella Blue Cafe.  The owner supposedly named it after John Travolta’s daughter, but he spelled the “Bleu” wrong.  Ooops.

Ella Blue Cafe 1

Had to take a pic of this shop downtown!  LOL  Pradas, anyone?

Kathy's Shoe Store

The first place we stopped was Strawbridge House, built in 1899 in Colonial Revival style, now occupied by a Neurology Center.

Strawbridge House 2

This is the Forbes Cottage, patterned after an English cottage and built in 1891.Forbes Cottage

This is the Charles Hebard house built in 1899 in the Neoclassical style.  The house was pretty overgrown and appeared to be empty.

For his son, Charles Hebard built next door to his home the Charles S. Hebard House.  This was also built in 1899 and is nicknamed the Steamboat House.  This is another Neurology office.

Between the two houses was a huge bamboo grove.

Bamboo Grove

All Saints Episcopal Church was built in 1881 and is the oldest original church in Thomasville, though not in its original place. .

All Saints Ep. Church

Balfour House was built in 1900.  Russel and I loved the rounded two-story porch sticking out one end.

Balfour House 2

The James Watt House was finished in 1893.

James Watt House

This is the side entrance of the McIntyre House.  Got the name off a sign on the door, not in the book.

McIntyre House

The David Harrell House was originally built in 1853 and extensively added to over the years.

David Harrell House

Had a dickens of a time identifying the Bruce-Driver House.  They painted it since the brochure when it was light brown!  Love the rounded porch and steps.

Bruce Driver House 1

The Paxton House was built in 1884 and is a beautiful example of Victorian Gothic.  The Munsters would be happy there!  It is now a B & B.

Paxton House 1

Right next door is another Victorian Gothic, the Burbank Cottage, built in 1875.  It was originally barn red!

Burbank Cottage

The Ransom Reid House was built in 1854. 

 Ransom Reid House 1

The John Dyson house was built in 1854 as a honeymoon cottage for newlyweds.  Some cottage, eh?

John Dyson House 1

The Royal Miller House was built in 1903 after the style of the Greenwood Plantation, inspiration for Twelve Oaks in Gone With the Wind. 

Royal Miller House

The Hardaway House was built in 1856 and was home to the first mayor of Thomasville.

Hardaway House

The last house I want to share with you is the Lapham-Patterson House, built in 1885.  This house is done in the Queen Anne style and is a real “painted lady” of the Victorian era.

Lapham-Patterson House 2 Lapham-Patterson House 1

Those are my favorites.  I have more pics but they were nothing special to share.  We’ll have to go back someday and plan to spend more time, maybe in one of the many B & B’s.  It was a full day in Georgia, taking in Pebble Hill Plantation, all these houses and a rose garden before heading back to Tallahassee. 

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Old Oak and Museum in Thomasville, GA

Before I get into the mansions of Thomasville, I’ll do a short post on the Thomas County Museum of History and the Old Oak that has been there since around 1680, making it more than 325 years old!

Big Oak

The circumference of the trunk is 26.5 feet! Makes me look small!


The Thomas County Museum of History is in a home built in 1923 in the Jefferson Revival style. Sort of like a small Monticello.

Thomas Co. Museum of History

On the grounds there is an old cabin, the Smith Log House, built in 1860.

Smith Log House

The docent took us inside and showed us the kitchen, breezeway between the main cabin and kitchen and a bedroom. Nine people lived in this one-bedroom cabin and it was considered a nice place as the kitchen was separate and the floors were wood! It had glass windows, too! The bed frame was one of those rope beds that you tighten so you can sleep tight!

For my quilting sister, I took this pic of a very old sunflower quilt on a frame. If she tells me a different name for the pattern, I’ll edit this post. Edited: Betsy corrected me to say it was a "Grandma's Flower Garden" quilt. My friend Fyrne's Mom did one when she was in her 90's!

Quilt Rack

Also on the grounds are these old farm implements and the 1893 Metcalf Courthouse.

Metcalf Couthouse

Couldn’t spend much time wandering. Russel was sitting in the truck in the sun.

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