Saturday, February 19, 2011
I'm blessed! There are many blessings that I can count on any given day. However, there is always one that comes immediately to mind. I'm home. Let me clarify for a moment. I have lived several places in my life but at this moment I live 15 minutes from where I grew up and spent my formative years. Many people long to get away from those roots and early in life I too decided I had to spread my wings. But after a few wing clippings (some deserved and some not so deserved) I managed to come home. As hard as I tried to deny my roots, I am a country girl! I love being able to walk out my door any given day and hear the bleating of sheep. I love being able to turn my Saint Bernards loose on our 10 acres of fenced in land and watch them play. I love being able to go to work and drive by the cemetery where my dad was laid to rest. I love working across the street from the high school I attended so long ago. It warms my heart to take an afternoon stroll and hear the laughter of teens coming out of those school doors. Kentucky is a beautiful place and my home is just a small part of that beauty. This image from Stampendous reminds me of my home county. You see, they are considered the covered bridge capital of Kentucky. There is a great deal of history there. The cemetery my father was laid in contains the remains of one of the Iwo Jima flag raisers immortalized in Rosenberg's famous photo. It's a beautiful place and if you are ever in this part of the world, take it in. I promise you won't be disappointed! I have included a few links at the end so you can check it out yourself! Blessings!
Card Stock - Bazzill
Designer Paper - The Paper Loft - Back Country - Fly Fishing; Daisy D's - Deb Strain - Rooster
Stamp - Image - Stampendous - Covered Bridge
Stamp - Sentiment - Hero Arts
Ink - Image - Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
Ink - Sentiment - Close to My Heart - Outdoor Denim
Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz - Antique Linen - Applied to Image after coloring with Copics
Spellbinders - Standard Circles Large, Petite Scalloped Circles Large, Pendant Lattice
Fibers - Offray Verano Tan 1 1/2", Offray Satin Leaf 5/8"
3D Crystal Lacquer - Sakura Hobby Craft - (applied to water)
Greenery - YG03, YG13, YG17
Sky - B0000
Water - B21, B23, B26
Bridge - C2, C3, C5, E55
Wood - E13, E18, E37, E57
Check out these links for more information about our area!
Fleming County Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
Blue Licks State Park
Maysville Kentucky Tourism