First of all, as always - a few house keeping items:
- If you're NEW here (and there've been a lot of new additions to the party!) I'm working on creating some tutorials to help you out. You can click on the links above or: See "Getting Started" and "Tutorials"
- To see all the past weekly challenges - click the tabs above
- Please grab the button for the Weekly Challenge (on the right sidebar) to display on your blogs! share the fun!
- The limit of submissions to the slideshow is TWO, but please feel free to post as many as you like to your blogs. I will take the first two presented to each challenge.
I know that some of you have told me that the paypal button does not work, and some of you have had no trouble, i'm not sure why it's inconsistent, i've redone the code a few times... If all else fails you can donate to my paypal address which is madam_diva ( a t ) yahoo ( d o t ) com - also to those people who donated this week... THANK YOU SO MUCH.
I hope all my Canadian friends had a wonderful Canada Day Weekend.
B-rad had this past week off, and he's been a busy bee... because this happened...
So B-rad, with the help of two of his brothers and my dad, put up the new deck last Saturday. It's still not complete, obviously it needs railing - but also, we are building a second deck to rise up just outside our master bedroom, with the plan to put in a door in our bedroom at some point. I'm so excited. The new deck, such as it is, is beautiful, and SO big, and i'm so proud of B-rad. He designed the deck himself. he's a smart cookie.
Also, my friend Sabbie came up from Regina and treated me to a night at the Saskatoon Opera, where we saw an AMAZING production of Carmen. It was so good. SO good.
We took our time getting there, and stopped for ice cream in a small town off the highway... and played in the Worlds Largest Teepee in Medicine Hat.
The Memorial was good. My dad gave the eulogy, and my grandmother was a very practical and down to earth lady who told it like it was and lived her life without apology. She may not have said the words, but she loved her family. One of the things that struck a chord with me in the eulogy:
"There's no such thing as an insult. If it's true, then it's something you need to work on to change. If it's not, then it's a lie and you shouldn't worry about it." That's the kind of lady she was.
My grandpa coped pretty well throughout the day. After the memorial we went back to visit at my Great Aunt and Uncle's place - and when i snapped this picture of him and i, he said to me: "I've kind of been joking and kidding around today... and i think that's helped." and i think so too.
The weather was intensely hot and humid, and by the end of the day it looked like it would rain - and it did... for a few minutes. So we all started packing up our things to go - and just as we were leaving, there was a double rainbow, all the way, across the sky. Wow! SO INTENSE!! But seriously, the photo obviously doesn't do it justice, but the colours of the rainbow were so vivid, and so bright. And the family stood on the lawn taking pictures and laughing at the amazing rainbows... and i knew it was my grandma, saying hello.
Weekly Challenge #125: UMT v. XVIII Birdie Feet
As some of you know the first Monday of the month is a UMT challenge (Use My Tangle) where i will randomly select a tangle created by one of you for us all to try! if you would like to submit your tangle, please click on the tab UMT above and read the guidelines for submission.
This month's tangle is brought to us by Owl Loving April.
Her tangle is called Birdie Feet and you can find the step-outs here.
For my tile, i added an aura to my little feet, and then sort of crescent mooned around them to add some contrast.
Some of you may know that my OWN personal challenge for this blog is to always use the first tile that i create, and sometimes they are not my favourite. I have to admit that while creating this tile i was battling the beginnings of a migraine headache, and i wasn't feeling quite so 'zen'. But there it is, in all it's glory.
have fun trying Birdie's Feet.
If you have a blog, add the site-specific URL where your tile is posted to the linkey machine below! Don't forget to link back here so that others can join in the fun! (if you don't know how to find this, you can see my half assed tutorial here)
Also, please feel free to come back often and visit the links of those people on the linkey machine - don't forget to leave a comment or feedback, everyone loves feedback. ;)
If you don't have a blog but still want to participate, you can email your tile to me and i will post it here. (please email to weeklychallenge(at)mail(dot)com). I just ask that you put in the subject line: Challenge # ________
The deadline for each weekly challenge is Saturday night so that i can round everyone up by Sunday. What this means is that i will stop adding tiles to the slideshow on Sunday. You're still more than welcome to do the challenges and add your name to the linkey machine.
I will be more diligent with the linkey machine - by editing out the ones that don't work, the doubles, the links that lead to nowhere, the links that go just to blog home pages (this is why we need those site specific urls), and the spam. And there is some spam. PLEASE do not put your *home* page in the linkey machine... please? for me??