Monday, August 11, 2008

A Better Week?

Hi All,

Starting a new week - it's got to be better than last week... though with 2 cars broke down it's not off to a great start....

Friday I had my whole day planned out but my car had other plans.... after parking at the post office my car wouldn't start back up so I had to get my old "girl" towed to our mechanic who was out of town and would look at "her" on Monday.

I was heading up to Archivers for the make & take weekend and the free American Crafts tag/pen. My hubby dropped me off at my parents house to borrow a car but my Dad said he would just drive me to Buford. He gave me $20 & we BOTH made all the cards. It was too funny to see him stamping & adding bling. Wish I brought my camera for that one. He's very creative & he made the birthday card for himself by writing his birthday on the cake & it's now hanging on the fridge at his house. He thought the die cutting was so amazing! It just cracked me up!

Anyway today I tried to use our truck & didn't make it around the block when it started chugging & banging so thankfully got it back in the driveway.... I need to stay out of vehicles right now I guess.

I got an email from Christy at Scarlet Lime with the August Newsletter - MY LAYOUT WAS IN THERE!!! I am published!

Here's the link:

It's Monday so don't forget to check out Sudie's new scrapbook show on Ustream at 9:30 eastern time.......

I'm forced to stay at home so I'll make the best of it by scrapbooking.....

I just finished this page about a wonderful place my grandfather (the piano player) worked at in the 70's. The Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship in Piney Point MD is special in my childhood memories.....

The journaling reads: "Grumpy played piano at the Harry Lundberg School of Seamanship; a mariners/Coast Guard school run by the Seafarers Union. It was like a military base with every need able to be met right on campus. This beautiful place was located on the Chesapeake Bay in Southern Maryland. Paul Hall built the union & the facility to be a world in itself. The students were young & old alike some starting in the field & others taking refresher courses. But all who were there knew what a special place it really was.

Grumpy played every evening in a first class restaurant. We were able to stay as long as we wanted. During the day he was treated to everything there was to offer. I remember watching a movie in a luxury theater on a ship. All our meals were provided by outstanding chefs in the culinary program. Mr. Hall believed in allowing the students to blow off steam with recreational activities on site in a controlled environment. There was a golf course, swimming pools, fishing/crabbing along the shore & by boat, bicycling trails along the water, pool tables, bowling alley and first class accommodations. My sister and I were treated like little princesses by everyone there.

Some of my best childhood memories were at Piney Point. On base you got around by golf cart. I drove for the first time there; boy did I think I was grown up. In the evenings when we would dress up for dinner & to watch Grumpy play the bar tender would fix me a Shirley Temple drink. Grumpy never failed to dedicate a Carpenter’s song to me each evening. We could go to the PX to shop for candy or choose a book at the library. "

Supply list
Basic Grey (Paper); American Crafts (Paper & Letters); Making Memories (Paper); The Paper Studio (Buttons); EK Success (Die Cut & Rope); Twine (Antique stash); Stamps (Stamp Craft); Ink (Colorbox & Ranger); Font (CAC Pinafore – internet); Bazzill Basics (Cardstock); Pen (Sakura Pigma Micron)

Have a blessed day!


Noelia said...

Congrats on being published!!!

Janet said...

Great LO! Love the pretty colors.

Love that story about your dad in Archivers! Too cute!