Second Tag Quote

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The future belongs to those who believe in the Beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

Background is from within Adobe Photoshop and the Warm Glo overlay is from AnnaAspnes Designs.com found on Oscraps.com

I was tagged to do three quotes, and I think in three days…but I’m behind. I’m sharing this one that I found and liked it. We are free to dream and so dream all the beauty that you can and enjoy, and hoping that all who read this find that their dreams do indeed come true…the beautiful ones.

Thanks for visiting and feel free to share a favorite quote in the comments below or do a blog post with your favorite quote and come back and share a link or share it over at my Pictorial Tuesday site.

~hug~ and happy dreaming,

Peabea

P.S. Thank you WordPress for the lovely snowfall.ūüôā

Excitement

I am one that has never done Black Friday nor have I ever wanted to do Black Friday shopping. But, there is an However, this year. Some months back, I saw on YouTube how to do foiling, and I loved the idea. She showed that you could do it with using a regular lamination machine¬†rather than having to buy the machine created for that purpose. So, the thrifter that I am, the next few days, I saw a laminator in Goodwill that someone had thrown away. They were on sale at the local store for $17, which isn’t bad at all, but this one was less than $10 ~ I’m thinking maybe I paid between $4 – $7 for it. I forget. Anyway, taking the chance, I purchased it. Her video shows that you have to use a Laser printer for this to work. I didn’t have a Laser printer, but she said just take what you want printed to an office supply store and they will copy for you for reasonable. So, I did. I decided what I wanted to foil, and I took it to Office Depot. The nice clerk made my copies. When I tried them at home though, the foil wouldn’t completely cover and foil. They did not look nice at all like the gal in the video’s did. That was this past Summer.

So, I started looking at Laser printers. I thought I could snag one for less than $100 because more than that I couldn’t justify the need for one just to make now and again foil pretties. But, then I thought, I’ll keep an eye on them and maybe, just maybe, I’ll find a bargain closer to the holidays. Voila, Black Friday came and a local office store had one for $64. I went to get the one that was $59 marked down from $99, but it wasn’t a Laser after all. So, I did go Black Friday shopping and snagged my Laser Samsung printer. I didn’t buy the toner yet (it comes loaded with a sample toner) because if it doesn’t foil…it’s going back to the store.

Tonight though, I tried it out, and it works beautifully. I tried it on a Christmas card that I designed. Hope you can tell how pretty the foil looks. The photo makes it a bit darker than the gold that I used. I’m including the link to her video if anyone wants to give this process a try. I think it would be great for cards, notes, Bible Journaling, etc. I also saw a video where you can use it on¬†transparency paper made for laser printers and then include in a card as a see through.

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If you try any of her ideas, would love to see what you make. Share in my comments below or feel free to link up to my Pictorial Tuesday.

Have fun crafting,

Peabea

Tag ~ You’re It ~ Quote Play

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My only sketch, profile, of heaven

is a large blue sky,

and larger than the biggest

I have seen in June

and in it are my friends

every one of them.

Emily Dickinson

A lovely blogger by the name of Lisa (Peripheral Perceptions) has tagged me to play along in a 3 Day Quote Challenge. I thought it sounded fun, so here goes.

I chose this quote by Emily Dickenson because it paints a¬†fun and wonderful picture of how heaven might be. I love the wonderful blue skies on a Summer’s day so this one seemed like a good photo that I’d taken to go along with my quote graphic.

Now the fun part too, as part of the 3 Day Quote Challenge that began from a friend of Lisa’s who then tagged me, I am to tag three bloggers who might like to participate. Although the disclaimer is that it’s not mandatory…only if you would like to post a quote for three days. Does not have to be three consecutive days. Then tag three of your blogger friends. That’s it.

So here goes to the ‘You’re Its’ that I’ve chosen.

I’m tagging

Inspired by June,  

Words Like Honey

and as my third choice,¬†all or any of my followers that would like to be in the challenge. Just post a quote, tag three friends, and play along. That’s it…no tag back required.

Also, I didn’t put my graphic logo on my picture above because I thought if anyone would want, just click and save it as your own as a gift from me.

Happy Thanksgiving to those that celebrating tomorrow with family and friends.

Peabea

The Shattered Vigil ~ Book Review

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The Shattered Vigil by Author, Patrick W. Carr.
Bethany House (Baker Publishing Group)
Fantasy, Christian Fiction

This is the second and newly published¬†in a series by Patrick W. Carr. My mistake¬†was choosing this book before reading the first in the series. However, the author helps to catch up those who didn’t read the first book so you’re not at a loss as to what is happening; although I would still recommend¬†reading the first in the series.

Even though it really isn’t the genre that I’m usually drawn to, I can say that it was intriguing to read about Willet and the others who decided to fight the darkness rather than just do nothing to save their world. Mr. Carr does an amazing job with his writing of this¬†fantasy of the Darkwater and the characters as he describes the action scenes and the impact that the forces have upon the survivors of the Bas-solas that happened in the first series. Each scene is brought to life with imagination as he describes the characterization of each player in this book. Some will even tug at your heart as Willet and the other characters weave their way through the imaginary threat that faces them (in that they cannot see their adversary). The author’s realistic description of each scene helps the reader seem a part of the scene right along with his characters.¬† With no spoilers as to the ending and how they fare with their battles, there are twists and turns before some things come to light in the ending chapter. If you’re a follower of fantasy series, this one will not disappoint.

The first in the series is The Shock of Night (The Darkwater Saga)

About the author:

Patrick lives in Nashville with his wife and their four sons. His growing up years, as he explains, was an Air Force brat. He moved a lot until his father retired. He graduated from Georgia Tech and worked as a draftsman, did design work for the Air Force, a printing company, and as an engineer as well as teaching high school math in Nashville. His dream for the future is to be a jazz pianist.

You can find his book at:

Christianbook.com
Amazon
Barnes & Nobel

There is nothing like a good book and a cup of black coffee (or tea),
Enjoy,

Peabea

Note: I received The Shattered Vigil as a free copy from the publisher.
No review, positive or otherwise was required. All opinions are my own.

The reviews on my blog are specifically my own interpretation
of my like or dislike for a book that I read.
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Almost Over

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The frost came, the last of the hanging on flowers have since wilted and are finishing dying as we type.ūüôā There are a few leaves hanging on yet to the trees. We’ve had to clear the gutter spouts a few times, but mostly, it’s almost over. The loveliness of Fall colors is fading. Today and tomorrow, we will still be blessed with warm temperatures, but the forecast is for rain and possibly a bit snow mixture¬†and colder weather so the last hangers on will blow away with those winds. Then it will be the time of year¬†with the¬†pretty Fall colors gone but yet the winter has not arrived in full force with the beautiful white colorings. But meanwhile, we have a wonderful Thanksgiving to enjoy and bring to mind the many things we are thankful for, and then there’s Christmas shopping, yay!! Pretty colorful lights everywhere you drive.

As we head into the holiday season, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. As my children have aged, have children of their own, family obligations to their significant others at the holidays as well as to hubby and me, the Thanksgiving dinner has dwindled. So there may be haters of the holiday shopping, but as I won’t have family at my dinner table this year, it is a new tradition for me. I’m going pre-Black Friday and Black Friday shopping. Hubby and I will eat something small or perhaps just go out somewhere. In my defense of the pre-Holiday shopping, I’m now 70, and I’ve cooked Thanksgiving dinner for his family, my parents, my children, and even their family when they married since I was 28, so I really am tired of the cooking, and as I worked also in those years, I never did the Black Friday shopping. I was too exhausted. haha

Oh, and I might add that Thanksgiving Day is our 53 year wedding anniversary. It doesn’t always fall on Thanksgiving, but in retrospect it somehow gets meshed in there and no celebration really so not sure why we ever picked the 24th of November.

So, I’m wishing everyone Thanksgiving Blessings, lots of Turkey or whatever you share to eat, restful naps afterward, and lots of family hugs.

I cannot believe it is already heading to Thanksgiving and the end of the month. It just started.

Peabea

Late Visitors to My Flowers

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I was so glad to see this Monarch Butterfly stopping for some livelihood. Monarchs have been scarce around here lately so was fun to see their return, and I’ll hate to see them go when the winter months arrive.

Peabea

Sharing one of my painted textures. I used this one behind the butterfly picture above. You can download it HERE without my logo. I hope you enjoy using it.

Would love to see how you use it in one of your photos by linking up with Pictorial Friday.

Note: the ribbon on my framed photo is from French Kiss Collections. She makes lovely textures and other items. If you subscribe, she does have some freebies.

Sunday Scripture Blessing

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I’m over at Peabea Scribbles sharing¬†with Sunday Scripture Blessing¬†blog hop party.

Would love to have you stop over and share a scripture blessing and be blessed by what others are sharing. If you don’t blog, comment scripture blessings are welcome or just say Hi.ūüôā

Happy Sunday

Peabea