Sunday, November 5, 2017

Snow much fun.....in Idaho

The fall has given way to a splendid dusting of powdered sugar....at least that is what it looked like to me this morning. This FL gal rarely gets to see this type of snow. I am here in Moscow, Idaho visiting my grandkids and loving the cooler weather. Summers have such a way of melting my spirit I can hardly stand to be outside unless we are near water.
I thought I had picked the last bloom next to the drive way, but this morning there were several others on the other side of the sidewalk. I loved the look of this plant. Perhaps some of you may know what it is called.
If you are from the north I apologize for all the snow photos....



We are staying warm inside with short visits outside.....It's not easy to walk in....so thankful I purchased some boots last weekend!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

hugs, Lynda




Thursday, November 2, 2017


Okay....so I am so challenged these days with technology.....but just learned a new button that takes me to my phone and allows me to upload photos.....so perhaps a few minutes a day and I can keep up...we will see!

I traveled up to the northwest to visit the grandkids in Idaho! Wow....what a temp change from FL. I love the cooler weather ! So how are your leaves looking? They are beautiful this year....but maybe I just love fall anything.....pumpkins, cider, outdoor activity,  and sweatshirts. How about You?


Here's a glimpse of the inside of the travelers notebook I have with me this trip.

She still needs a background, her nose is too large....but it's a start and that's the thing about art....
JUST START...
That is basically it....just get something down....don't worry about messing up, you can always do over....just begin.
Follow me on Instagram to see more. We may just end up being an inspiration to each other.....without the perspiration ......

Significantly blessed by the LORD-  Lynda

John 3:16....He has blessed us all with eternal life....have you accepted yet?

Thursday, March 30, 2017

It's All About The Grands!


Today....it's all about the grandkids! I am blessed to have three beautiful grandchildren! Each has their own personality. I enjoy spending time with them.







We celebrated Willow's first birthday in January. It was a lovely warrior princess party!


The fabulous cake was made in Lakeland. Michelle and I drove 10 hours to Mississippi and it survived with minor settling.

Willow is doing well and is back in her child development class. Her last scan shows no further growth of the neuroblastoma.  We continue to believe the LORD for her complete healing!
She has her own Facebook page "pray for Willow" that includes photos of her journey.
Thanks so much for joining our praying warriors for her cause. She is such a joyful blessing!

~Lynda











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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Altered Playing Cards


I had fun yesterday playing with a deck of cards. I am a member of the "Junk Journal Junkies" Facebook group and the challenge of the month is to alter 5 Playing Cards.  I grabbed a deck and started working to change them.

 



First I sanded the backs just in case the slick finish resisted the Modge Podge I decided to use as glue. 
Next you can glue them to any paper you choose. I decided to make these journaling cards so coffee stained card stock was added.

You can decoupage plain card stock if you like.
When the glue is dry add old sewing patterns, book text and art work of any kind to the front. I chose to color copy some of my sketches on card stock and cut them down to fit.


 The above card is made with the new Jane Davenport face stamp that appeared at Michaels craft stores this week. I used watercolors to paint her hair. If you don't draw you can go to a site "The Graphic's Fairy" . com and use her free images. If you would like to learn to draw I recommend watching Dina Wakely You Tube channel on how to draw a face. It takes a bit of practice but if I can learn-so can you!



This is a doodle of a beach scene I drew years ago. You can see how I cut and blended the two on the final card. Yes I know it is sideways, but I haven't learned how to turn photos yet.....


This was a fun craft and easy to do. I would advise you to print your photos or artwork on card stock rather than printer paper to avoid bleed through.

Thanks for joining me today and happy crafting!

Lynda Harley



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Meet Willow

MEET WILLOW

Willow is my granddaughter. She is precious, sweet, and we are loving all things pink! This photo was taken the day she was born.  At the present time she is 7 months old and in the hospital in New Orleans. She was diagnosed with a Neuroblastoma of the spine, Stage III in August. She has endured 2 rounds of chemotherapy. She has at least 10,000 folks praying for her on the planet! She is loved.
Thanks for adding her to your prayer list! We are believing and trusting the LORD for a complete healing!  I am thankful I am retired and can visit often. God is good!


Just a reminder......Christmas is just 3 months away......is anyone counting? I have another grandson that is due to arrive around Christmas time. We are very excited and thankful for this blessing! Do you have grandchildren? They are the best children!

Have a wonderful fall!

~Lynda



Friday, June 3, 2016

Junk Journal Class

Hello my friends:

It has been quite a little while since I posted. Blah, Blah...excuses to include new computer versus old dog without tricks....

So retirement is still sweet as ever...I've been enjoying visiting the lake house with my husband....below we are on the river/canal that connects two lakes headed to Mt. Dora.




Now lately I have been working on a project. I have been watching videos on how to make junk journals......on YouTube.....lots of great talent willing to share their secrets!
I have completed several to date and given one as a gift. Below: Graduate Carly enjoys opening her junk journal at her grad party!


So there you have it....another thing to add to my to do list. I have been coffee dying paper and have even used blueberry juice to stain the paper. It is dipped and placed on a cookie sheet to dry in a 200* oven for 7 minutes or so.  The covers are decorated really cute.

Most of you know I volunteer for an organization called Take Heart Africa.org. We raise funds to support aged out orphans and widows in Nedwang, Kenya. So our plan now is to have a few classes
in the summertime in which I will teach you how to make a junk journal.  The first class will be on June 25th. Email me for the details @ Lyndabrownharley@icloud.com. I have room for ten folks!

This is what the journal will look like when you begin:

It is a 9" length by 6" wide cover with ribbon closure. There will be ten pages that will be sewn in by you, the participant, then we will decorate the pages with stamping and add an occasional pocket. 
The class also includes lunch since we will begin and 9:00 AM and end at 12 Noon.Pages may vary.

We will also have a class on making a canvas with a heart. The canvas class will be taught on June 28 from 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM. We will wrap a canvas with Tim Holtz tissue paper then transfer the heart onto the canvas. Complete it with a few stencil marks and then stain it. This class is $35 also and includes dinner! ( I could add a movie, but I know some folks have to work!) haha! 


I hope if you are in the Lakeland, FL area you will sign up and give it a try! I read the other day on someone's blog not to measure....., she states ..."It's not that kind of journal".  Of course she means the OCD/perfectionist is sometimes stretched to create because it rarely turns out picture perfect....but life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful!

Hope to see you soon. Enjoy your summer!

~Lynda 







Saturday, December 26, 2015

Retirement is Sweet!

Oh peeps! Two miracles have happened. I have retired from school nursing and I have a computer that works. It's been way to long since my last post.




This is a flash back to 1959.  My little sister, Sabrina was born on Dec. 23. This picture was taken several weeks later.  On the couch are 3 teachers. Mrs. Galloway and her daughter, and Neil Asper.  Mrs. Galloway is holding Sabrina. On the floor is me, my sister Patsy, and my mom.

This is a test post. I'll need to learn how to upload my pictures.....another day, perhaps. I have a grandson that wants me to play. They grow up so fast.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!    ~Lynda