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Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

Here are my thoughts about the wonderful wedding that just occurred. I wrote this as it was all occurring.

Poor Prince Harry still looks like a little kid. He has the typical ruddy british complexion unlike his brother. His hair looks mussed. Both look like they will have bald spots like Dad, Prince Charles. William looks very handsome in his uniform. Harry looked slightly nervous, kept wringing his hands. Looked like he did not quite know what to do. But he looked very proud. Loved all the beautiful hats. Very colorful guests. It will be a very moving ceremony. I am proud to be half English right at this moment. Love all the ceremonial military uniforms. I wish I could have actually been there. It would have been something to tell our grandchildren. No beautiful carriages at the beginning of the ceremony. Mother of the bride is very elegant in pale blue. Looks very tailored and understated. Brother looked very good with a purple? pink tie and pale yellow vest. Did not see Sarah Fergesson in the cars with the girls. Was that a snub? Do not see much of the extended royal family. Nice to see them all together.
Prince Charles rode in a beautiful car that was given to the queen for her birthday while she was still a princess. Queen very beautiful In a bright cheery yellow suit and matching hat. Very elegant. Bridesmaids all look very adorable as they get into their cars. Very pretty outfit in champagne colors was worn by Camilla. prince Charles looks very imposing in his military uniforms. Think he is looking better as he ages. The queen looks like she is shrinking as she gets older. Loved the trumpeters that piped her in. Very reminiscent of the older years. Very happy smile on the queen's face. You can tell she really aproves of this marriage. Cathrine looks like it will be a victorian style veil from what we can tell from the little bit we can see as she gets in. Very Lacey gown. Long sheer sleeves that button at the cuff. Sheer lace top half. Very beautiful. Very very beautiful bride. Veil is very sheer and delicate, long flowing glossy brunette hair. Very dainty tiara is holding the veil. Tiny tear drop earrings accent her elegant neck. Long long veil. Bridesmaids and page boys are sooo adorable. Pippa is very elegant in a cream white close fitting gown. Kate's gown has sheer lace across the shoulders and sleeves, into a cream sweetheart neckline that is lined. She makes a beautiful bride. But all girls do. Makes you think of Grace Kelly....very elegant. Arriving at the Abby....to screams of adoration. Sarah burton designer of the gown. Beautiful ivory satin skirt and long train. Tiara loaned to her by the queen. Lace edging on the sheer veil. Serene, calm bride. Very moving ceremony. Nice smile on William as he walks down the aisle to meet his bride. Kate's dad looks extremely proud as he gently walks his daughter down the isle. Very,very reminiscent of Grace Kelly. Very elegant, very understated. did not try to compete with the wedding of prince Charles and Diana.
Prince Harry turning and looking back at the bride gave a quick smile of encouragement. Couple looks very relaxed at the alter. Lots of smiles. Very beautiful and royal.
Love the little boys singing, such clear voices. Loved the national anthem, nearly brought me to tears.
Here they come after signing the register. Wonder how many trumpeters stood on that same balcony over the years? Quick grin from prince William as he walks his bride down the aisle. He has Diana's beautiful smile. Enormous grin on Kate. Now comes the carriage ride. Fairytale ending for a fairy tail romance and wedding. She is a very elegant bride and wife. The ivory dress is a wonderful foil for her cream skin and dark hair. They both are going to bring a breath of fresh air to the monarchy. They look relaxed and composed, and confident as compared to Charles and Diana's wedding. holding hands during the carriage ride.

Beautiful young couple stands and greets the world on the balcony of buckingham palace. The kiss!!! Amazing couple. Littlest flower girl standing there with her hands over her ears. It looks like it is a bit much for her.
I know you can tell how enchanted I have been to have watched the proceedings. Everyone may not agree with my thoughts. You may not even want to read about it. But they are my thoughts.

Here is a photo that I snagged off of the MSNBC website. One of my favorites.



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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royal Wedding

One question. Who is going to watch the wedding tomorrow? I wish both William and Kate many happy years together. They make such a cute couple.


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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

E2 and new project

Well, I went and did it. lol I ordered the E2. I had it shipped to my Mom's house. My son still has stuff of mine that he needs ship to me. lol He has needed to ship that stuff for months and months. He has 3 or 4 Cricut cartridges of mine that I would love to get.
Well, just got off the phone with my son and he said that he FINALLY put all my stuff in the mail. lol I will believe it when I see it.
I have been working on a project for the past couple of days for my niece. Her birthday is the 16th of May. I got it finished today. I think it turned out really cute. Would have preferred a white frame but take what you can get on the base. I was really surprised to even see a 12x12 frame in the PX. They usually do not carry that size.
Here are some pics of it.



















All the images were cut out using my silhouette. The images were purchased from Treasure Box Designs. I love all of her stuff it is so cute.
Hubby and I went into Weisbaden for some shopping the other weekend and I snapped a couple of photos. This one is of the Dom(church).



And someone who was passing by was kind enough to snap a photo of hubby and I. That was really nice, because I only have a couple of the both of us together.



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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Pazzle and Make The Cut

Hey how cool!!!! Andy made a plugin for the Pazzle and Make TheCut!!!! I am doing the happy dance here. And I do not even have my cutter yet!!! lol I have just downloaded it and installed it. Did not have any problems at all. Make The Cut is a great piece of software. Andy puts so much time and effort into making something that is fantastic for all of us crafters. He tries to make it compatible with nearly all the cutters on the market. I like that because there is such a great variety of them available. If you have a project in mind then there is a cutter out there that will cut it. I am not a retailer of his software, I am just a end user that is so pleased to have a company out there that actually listens to it's users. I have only just scratched the surface with this software but I am going to take the plunge and try to learn some more of the complicated steps. There is a user group out there that is just full of tutorials on how to do just about anything with it.
Here is the link to it
Make the cut user group
And here is a link to all the plugins that Andy has made for his software. Make sure you are running the latest version before installing them.
Make the cut plugins

Hope you enjoy.

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

new cards

Well, thank god there was no furlough!!! And we are going to get a new property manager and hopefully rent the house out. I will keep my fingers crossed.
Here are also a few more cards that I have been working on. Hope you like them.


















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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Furlough????

Ugh!!!! I just wish both sides of the government would come to some sort of agreement with the budget. If not Dave just told me that he could be furloughed this Friday. And there is a rumor that they might not pay us back the money they owe us if we do get furloughed. They did the last time this happened. This really stinks. Thank god we have a little in savings. I hate to think of the families that live paycheck to paycheck. It could send them over the edge.


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Monday, April 4, 2011

Birthdays

Oppppsss...did not even dawn on me that it is the beginning of April. Dave's birthday is the 18th and mine is the 25th. I need to think of something I can do or make for his birthday. Or even order something. HELP!!! lol He rides motorcycles, loves to read, collects Mickey Mouse.


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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Happy Spring

It is finally spring here!!!!! The daffodils and tulips are in bloom. I love this time of year. It is soooo pretty. In fact I am sitting here in my living room with all my doors and windows open with a nice spring breeze blowing and the sun shining!
Dave found another job to apply for. This one is actually IN Yosemite National Park in California. It would be working for the national park service. I visited there once as a young child and fell in love with the park. I have always had a secret wish to live near the park or even just go back to visit. There would even be a chance that we could live IN the park. But I am not going to hold my breath on getting it. With all the non luck that we have been having to do with new jobs I doubt that we will get it. But it would be nice.
Here are a few of new cards that I have been working on. They are all spring colors. :-)



I used my imagine and my new mothers day cart and loris garden cart to print and cut out the center flower. The white edger was cut with my new Martha Stewart punch. The rest is out of my stash.



The pearl butterflies are from Prima the purple oval is from one of my new cuttlebug cut and emboss folders. The green butterfly in the center is cut out using a new die from Marianne Desgin dies from England.



The white border is cut from one of my new Martha Stewart punches and the rest is from my stash.



I used a Pampered Pets embossing folder by Papermania from England. The rest is from my stash.

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