Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Since I received quite a few cards this month for Halloween, I thought it'd be a good day to post them.
My grandkids were so excited about going to go out 'Trick or Treating' today.  The older one, who is 3 years old wanted to wear his costume this morning already and he was ready to go, lol.
It's fun to see the little ones at holiday time.

Now to the cards, I received them all for the North America October Round Robin.  It's a real fun RR and I really enjoy participating in it each month.  I have done so for over a year now and hope to be able to continue with them.  They're a great bunch of people. 

This adorable card came from jenhart75.  I love it!  A great reprint from the early 20th century.  Thank you so much Jennifer for sending it.

Another great vintage reprint.  This one came from cawindt.  Thank you so much Craig for the cute card. Love it!

This is a really awesome one with a cat sitting amidst jack-o-lanterns.  It came from Lori, she is from the GTKY gang and loves all cards with cats.  Thank you so much for this cute card Lori.  I love it!

Another great vintage reprint.  This one came from zeroday.  Thank you so much for the cool card.  Love this one.

This card is Chas Addams card.  He was the creator of "The Addams Family".  It was a great series on television back in the 60's and I still enjoy watching the reruns, when I get a chance.  There were also 2 movies in the 90's and now a Broadway hit musical, which I didn't know about the later.  
I received this cool card twice this month.  From emeraldmist and skowt.  Thank you to you both for this great card.  I love it!  Thank you Corinne for the information about it;)

This last one, another really cool vintage reprint from nhigh.  She has been our host for this Round Robin and is doing an excellent job.  Thank you so much Naomi for the great card and running this Round Robin.:)

Thank you to everyone for the cool cards.  I love them all!  It's been  real fun receiving these great cards for this month.:)

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Versatile Blogger Award

Wow, I was selected for "The Versatile Blogger Award".  I never expected it and quite honestly, I still can't believe it.  I was totally stunned, when I found out. In shock!!!
At the same time though, I'm really thrilled about it and not sure that I deserve such an honor.
My dear friend Ana selected me for this award.  She is truly such an amazing friend and so very special to me and much too kind.  
Thank you soooooo much dear Ana.

And here it is........

and there are some rules that have to be met once you receive this:
* Be sure to thank and link back to the person who gave you the award.
* Share 7 things about yourself.
* Pass the award to other bloggers who you think deserve it.
* Be sure to let the bloggers know you chose them to receive the award.

Here are 7 things about me:)

1. I'm an only child also, as Ana. I used to be the kid with a key on a chain, as both of my parents worked and I spent a lot of time by myself.

2. I have one daughter, whom I'm very proud of. She has given me two adorable grandsons.

3. I love doing crafts, but unfortunately I don't have a lot of time for it. I just recently got back into crocheting and joined a granny square exchange, which was a lot of fun. I also like cross stitching and trying to make my own cards and jewelry.

4. I collect magnets. My refrigerator is covered in them and I have a door almost full and a few magnetic boards, that display them.

5. I love bears and anything with bears on them. I have over 50 teddybears and of course lots of bear postcards and other items around the house with bears on them.

6. I love to go bowling. I was in a bowling league for quite a few years. Even though I'm not a real good bowler, I do enjoy it a lot!

7. I love travelling, which in the recent years I haven't been able to do, due to limited time off and income, but it's fun to just arm chair travel now with all the great postcards I receive. I can see so many beautiful places all over the world and meet lots of really nice people.

Well, those are a few things about me!

There are several great postcard blogs that I've been following and I'd like to pass this award to some of them in no particular order.  Diane, who posts her beautiful cards almost every day and has way over 2000 of them  already.  Ave, who really loves map cards and has some awesome ones and Pinar, who says, she's an obsessed postcrosser with her great blog.  LOL, I think we are all obsessed.

Many thanks again and a big hug to my dear friend Ana for selecting me for this award!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tasmania, Australia

I can't believe it's has been over a month, since I've posted some cards here.  For a while there I wasn't feeling too well and all I managed to do is go to work,  sleep and lay around the house.  Needless to say, it put me way behind with everything.  Still catching up on writing my Round Robin cards :(  
These guys are part of Tasmania's nature.  The card is a panoramic card, really beautiful and over sized.  I love it!  
On the left is the Eastern Grey Kangaroo.  In the middle a pair of Yellow-tailed Black-Cockatoos.  On the right the Tasmanian Devil, like the cartoon character 'Taz' lol.  
A big thank you goes out to Melissa for this gorgeous card.  She sent it to me for the August RR. 

The stamp is of the Kokoda Isurava Memorial.

Nouvelles Images

Loooove these Nouvelles Images cards.  I'm always so happy to find one of these in my mail box.  They are such cool cards.
This one is showing all kinds of planes, jets and even a hot air balloon.  
A big thank you goes out to Tiina from Estonia.  She picked this card up in a little shop in Stockholm on her holiday there and sent it to me for the September RR.  
I love this card!

The stamps are very beautiful too!  The one on the right has a silvery kind of emblem.  It's not really noticeable on the picture.

Iguassu Falls, Brazil

This card is of the famous Iguassu Falls in Brazil.  The falls are located on the border of Brazil and Argentina.  They were added to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.
It is a very beautiful view and quite breathtaking.  It would be awesome to go see them some day.
Right now, I'm happy just happy to have this great postcard of them.  Thank you so much to Tarcisio for sending this wonderful card as part of the August RR.

This is the stamp with the postmark clearly visible.

Rhode Island

It's always nice to get a map card.  I love them and I hope that eventually I'll have one for every state.  I've got a long way to go on that though.;)  
This map is of Rhode Island and it's the smallest state in the USA.  It's called 'The Ocean State' and nicknamed 'Little Rhody'. 
Thank you so much to Melissa for sending this cool card to me for the August RR for my growing collection.