(my loving Sister-in-Law)
credits: my tapes and confetti
unfortunately don't know who to credit the rest too :(
GREAT JOB JUDY! - this layout is of Judy's freind Sharley's son, who just turned three.
Yesterday I promised to share the lightening story when I recieved permission from my friend Mavis to do so. This is what has happened to her in past lightening storms - a real eye-opener to those of you who may scoff at the dangers of an electrical storm!
"A few years ago lightning hit a power pole at the commercial building next to our home. It knocked out two TV's, our computer, two surge protectors, scanner and telephone.
When the power surge fried our computer it also travelled through the phone line and destroyed the modem according to the computer repair person who handled our insurance claim.
Another time I was lying down on the couch and a lightning bolt came through a power outlet and went above my body into the outlet on the other side. Lightning also travels through telephone lines. Don't talk on the phone during a storm, we have had lighting "ring" our phone numerous times."
Thanks for sharing your story with us Mavis! I'm sure it might wake a few people up. Do YOU have a story to share with us, about a lightening storm - the damage you have seen it do?
LAYOUT BY SILVIA
brown paper + yellow flower by Nandinha Menezes Designs..both pennants by Calico Designs..bent frame by lemonaidlucy..frame on the left by JanaM Designs.. stitches by Lisbon lioness+Melly.. mint flower by Janosch Designs..tape by Mrs. Miles Barb Derksen..button heart by Karel Hamilton..green flower by Danielle Engebretson..ribbon, flowers..+button by Nana's Attic..cow bow by Redju..butterfly by Jill D-Zines..doodle arrow+flower sticker by Beth..adorable stamp byKrizomel..old pages by KimB..beaded safty pin by Rachel Young..bead element by Nachtamazone..striped bow+ twine tie by Mindy Designs
WOW! - thats a lot of designers contributing to this one layout!
I have a personal hint for you IF you use PS and are creating a layout which uses a lot of different bits of kits... I've found its hard, if not impossible to remember who all's stuff you used unless you make a note. Yes, we all keep the pen and paper at hand, and thats great at the time... but there's a better way. PS has a feature called notes - its the little icon 10th down on the left side row of icons. If you click on it you can add a 'note' to your layout. I put all the info on all the kits, fonts etc there... that way, later I can open my note and copy and paste all that valuable info whereever I want. The notes DO NOT show up in any jpg files you save - so don't worry you might have a little icon in the middle of your jpg pics. You can also create audio notes - which is handy too. Practice and you will wonder how you lived without this feature!
Yesterday was a day for learning the things I can do to keep our place in ship-shape - all sorts of maintainence jobs and things I can do while outside walking about. Bonnie and I spent a big portion of our morning exploring the lakeshore. We found some interesting things bumping up against the shore, including several bottles, a beer can and a stinky 'ol carp! This thing must have wieghed close to 20 lb, I would think... She brought it out of the water using a stick and left it to melt back into the ground. Hauling big carps around is good exercise!
My exersize consisted of raking and moving some gravel up a road which had washed away in our big rainstorm. There was a virtual canyon dug down the center of the road and all the nice crushed gravel created a mound at the first bit of level ground. I put my shoulders into shovelling some of it back up the hill so it could be graded smooth later. The road looks good as new today, as it got graded later on.
My friend Becks came out later on and we took a walk (in my pajamas, no less! - I'd had a bath after my shovelling and with it being such a bleak cold day, I was drawn to my 'fuzzer' jammies...) Later, I was Beck's practice model for her to try out an external flash. She has some upcoming photography jobs. I sat and read her all of the great ideas from a back issue of Martha Stewart while she snapped away! Today is Beck's last day at her OFFICIAL job. She's leaning on the Lord to provide what she needs and is excited to see what's in store for her future. Won't you slip by and leave a word of encouragement for her at her blog? Her blog's always got a good word for YOU!
Becky, I hope you enjoy the following lyrics from a song which has been playing a lot and is reaching deep inside of me - it too, is a song of knowing the Lord is walking with us, always!
by Jeremy Camp
All the world is Watching
All the world does care
Even when the world weighs on my shoulder now,
These feelings I can bare
Because I know,
That you’re here,
Everywhere I go,
I know your not far away,
Your right here
Your right here, yeah (x2)
All these thoughts I’ve wasted,
All these thoughts I fear,
Even when these thoughts have faded,
I still know that you’re here,
So I can rest my hope in you
Many of times that I have felt alone,
Many of times that I have the world was crashing down upon me,
You always stood here by my side,
You were always there
Everywhere I go,
I know your not far away,
Your right here Your right here, yeah (x4)
You might want to slip by and pick up the latest June scripture desktops from Crosscards - just click HERE.
Today in History:
1654 - Louis XIV crowned king of France
1769 - Daniel Boone begins exploring the Bluegrass State of Ky
1776 - Richard Lee Virginia calls for Declaration of Independence
1839 - Hawaiian Declaration of Rights is signed
1864 - Abe Lincoln renominated for Pres by Republican Party
1929 - Vatican City becomes a soverign state
1938 - Boeing 314 Clipper flying boat 1st flown by Eddie Allen
1953 - 1st color network telecast in compatible color Boston Mass
1954 - 1st microbiology laboratory dedicated - New Brunswick NJ
1955 - 1st President to appear on television in color - DD Eisenhow
1965 - Judy Holiday dies at 42
1967 - Israel captures Wailing Wall
1968 - Sirhan Sirhan indicted for Bobby Kennedy assassination
1982 - Pres Reagan meets Pope John Paul II & Queen Elizabeth
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