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Monday, July 22, 2013

July photo challenge! - Kaleidoscope
Welcome friends, I'm up today with my take on the Two Peas photo challenge for July! Here is their July Challenge link if you'd like to play along with them. As usual I try to search through my photos, to see what I have already taken that would fit into their current challenge to give you some ideas.

So to start it off I looked up the official dictionary description of the word:
Kaleidoscope - kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of the mirrors. Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster,[1] "kaleidoscope" is derived from the Ancient Greek καλός (kalos), "beautiful, beauty",[2] εἶδος (eidos), "that which is seen: form, shape"[3] and σκοπέω (skopeō), "to look to, to examine",[4]hence "observation of beautiful forms." [5]

So if we take this definition truly into consideration what we are really looking for is simply a beautiful shape or form captured in a photo. Okay, I can handle that, so here are some I think fit that call:


 Autumn leaves against a blue sky!


Striped tulips all in a row!
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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Fiskers Scissors

Fisker's Project Spotlight!
Hello Friends, today I'm thrilled to announce that a quilt I made for my granddaughter was selected to be a "Fisker's Project Spotlight"! Here is a link Fiskers Project Spotlight you might have to be a member to view it, but hey it's a fun website, and it's free so sign up now, if you are not already a member, now's a great time to join!
The quilt was made after I won a pair of their fantastic scissors in one of their contests. Like the pair pictured here: 
Here is a link if you would like to purchase a pair for yourself, which I highly recommend, and I am not getting paid to promote these scissors in any way, I just love the way they cut.  Scissors Thanks for the project spotlight Fiskers! 

Till next time Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

I received some good news today! I was chosen to be a

You can find them on facebook here: Linnie Blooms
and their website is located here: Linnie Blooms Shop
and this is their Blog
and you'll find them on here: Pinterest
Be sure to check them out and tell them Penny sent me! :) 
Happy scrapping, Love Penny

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Thursday, July 11, 2013

Flood
Rain, Rain go away! Well folks it's been one heck of a rainy two weeks here. It flooded my daughter's yard, home and garage, and because my brother lives behind her it flooded his yard as well! This is a photo of her 4ft chain link fence that the water tore out of the ground, and knocked over.  Can you imagine how much force that took, considering that water was able to flow through the fence! The leaves show how high the water was before it finally receded.

This is what it looked like under my daughter's home! As you can see it tore out all of her insulation, flooded her wiring, and almost all of her duct work!

This is her garage! It normally doesn't look this messy but the water was kind enough to rearrange everything for her!  You can see the watermark on the door showing how high the water was.  When you clean up after a flood it's not that water that is the problem it's the coating of mud that it leaves everywhere that is the real issue. Nasty to clean, and Oh so slippery!

I took this photo to show you the box of Christmas ornaments that was just peacefully floating around! It's amazing what is spared, and what isn't during a disaster of this nature.

The poor riding mower took a beating!  Water, and mud all the way up to the seat!

Close up of all the wonderful mud! YUCK!

More disarray, and destruction! What a week this was! Now onto the worst part cleaning it all up!

Here is what her house looked like the last time if flooded, which was only supposed to happen every 100 years.  Looks like they were off by about 92 years!
In this photo her whole 4ft fence pictured at the top is under water! Well here's hoping for dry weather! Happy Scrapping and be safe, Love Penny
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