Thursday, August 27, 2015

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

365 Photo of the Day

Wine Roller

Well, this is my Mother in Law’s rolling pin – when we couldn’t find the real one.  Perhaps this is why the peach pie tasted SO good!

Monday, August 24, 2015

Simon Says Monday Card ‘ticket’ and 365 Photo of the Day

Check out today’s Simon Says Monday challenge – the theme is ‘Ticket Please’

I whipped up this card:

SSM---Ticket-Barb-Derksen

I mostly wanted to use three main ingredients – KimB’s Simple Pleasures Kit from The Digital Press, and use this Forever in Time ticket stamp which I recently bought and then add the little anchor which was given to me.  The wave graphic is from Kim’s kit, as well as the sentiment.  The polka dot paper is from American Crafts.

365 Photo of the Day

cut

“CUT”

The machine is BIG and vintage and all heavy heavy metal and the blade is SHARP!

I’m learning new skills!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

CAS on Sunday card and 365 Photo of the Day

I’m starting off with a card I made quick quick this evening, felt the urge to create.  Today’s challenge is to use VELLUM.

You can find the challenge on the CAS blog site HERE.

My card turned out like this:

CAS-on-Sunday-#-65-Barb-Derksen

I used an Xcut embossing folder.  A layer of sparkly vellum. A stamp by Hot Off the Press and a couple of shiny sequins.  Voila!

365 Photo of the Day:

Smoke Aug 23 2015 1

 

Smoke and more smoke.  The road home today.

Smoke Aug 23 2015 2

All the way from the coast of BC to the Okanagan, its all smoke.  Mostly coming from just south of the USA border though we still have a bit of our own.  The smoke doesn’t recognize the border. Thank you to all the firefighting and emergency crews who battle the blazes for us. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

365 Photo of the Day

The same fires which have eaten up our beautiful hillsides,
With all their smoke,
Make a striking sunset over Spotted Lake

Saturday, August 15, 2015

365 Photo of the Day

 
Fires all around us here in the Valley between Oliver and Osoyoos BC. 
Fires burning for two days now. 
The plane above is an Air Tractor" which picks up water from the lake and dumps it on the fire. 
Last night I was away up the valley but was really surprised to see
The Oliver fire services online on my 5-0 Radio App on my iPhone!
 
 
It was fascinating to listen as the fire departments all pulled together with the utilities (water/irrigation and telephone) 
Comforting to know these folks at protect us. 
 
Sadly, we know some people who have lost their homes, both here in Osoyoos and in the Rock Creek area. 
Will post more tomorrow. 
 
My prayers are with everyone here in the valley. 

 

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