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Friday, July 29, 2011

TAXI SERVICE and Giveaways

Part of my summer includes being the taxi service for my kids.  July is notorious for tons of places to be and not enough time to get there.  So needless to say there is no time for painting.
One of the camps that my son goes to is at Camp Floyd. 
 This is a camp were they relive history that involves Johnston's Army coming to intercept a Mormon rebellion here in the Utah territory in the 1800's.
Once here there was no rebellion so the group stayed for three years and then were recalled to fight in the Civil War.
 Part of the fun is to see the boys re-enact battles of the Civil War.  They learn allot about that time period.  They even got to shot a musket and a cannon.
Some of the other things were to dip candles, learn about the education system during that time period, play old fashioned games, march, and pitch tents.
Brennan was a Corporal in the Union Army and his friend was a Corporal in the Confederate Army.
This taught them that friends and brothers fought against each other.

He had a great time and it was fun to watch history being replayed.

A quick reminder about the giveaways going on.  Mine is the Nativity Scene at the top of the page just click here to be taken to that page.
The other one is with the PAFA Team celebrating Christmas in July click here to go to that page.
It all comes to an end July 31st.
  I have one more week of camps.  My daughter will be headed to Wyoming to re-enact part of the Mormon Pioneer Trek.
Hopefully you all will find time to enjoy summer!
I hope I will too!
Enjoy,
Barb

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Fabulous Giveaway at Rusty Thimble!!

Brenda has gone crazy in this HEAT! 
She is having a fabulous giveaway at her blog The Rusty Thimble.
August is a special month for her so she is celebrating BIG!  Loads of chances to win!
Now you know I hate to share because I want to win but she has so much she is giving away I will share the information with all of you.  Just let her know that I sent you.  That is an extra chance for me!!  So in advance Thank you!
Enjoy!
Barb

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simon Says!!

I belong to a wonderful group of artists called the Primitive and Folk Artist who are in the middle of a Christmas in July Celebration on Etsy!  Not only do they have some wonderful creations but they are giving away ELEVEN prizes on the blog.  So you need to go over there and sign up!!
This leads me to the Simon Says Challenge.  I need to pick three of these talented people and post about them....this is a hard one but here it goes.
This is a creation by Marsha, one of the new members, and I think it has so much personality!
Her shop name is Sassyminidolls.  You will have to check out her other fun items.
Next will have to be a fellow painter and wood cutter-she does it all...
This is a bright and colorful creation by Vicky at Paintspotsnsplinters.  Love her work and she cuts her own wood.  That is the thing I am forever trying to get someone else to do-Hubby or my dad.
This wreath is by WildMountainWreaths.  She has some very interesting and creative wreaths.  I had a hard time choosing one to share.  They are all so creative.
I hope you will take a minute to look at the talent above and also from the whole PAFA team.
Thanks for stopping by and remember to sign up for my giveaway while you are here.  It is posted on the sidebar.
Enjoy your day!!
Barb

Friday, July 15, 2011

Celebration!!

It has been a fun month with all the Celebrations going on.
The Old Farm House Gathering Team has been celebrating Fall.
The Primitive and Folk Artist team has been celebrating Christmas in July.
I am going to be Celebrating right along with both of them and the artwork above is my giveaway!
This is the reason for the Christmas Season!  I will be giving away a painting of the Holy Family framed in rustic barn wood.  It measures 11 1/2 x 9 inches and has a 1 1/4 inch depth.  It has been painted on fiberglass black screen with acrylic paints and then finished with a matte spray.  It has a metal hanger on the back.
Sorry but there will be rules-always in life.

Must be a follower of this blog.
New followers always welcome.
Must live in the USA or Canada-sorry postage is a stinker.
If you do not have a blog please leave an e-mail so that I can get in touch with you if you win!

For extra chances:
Post to side bar or make an actual post about this giveaway.
Visit each of the blog sites and join.
Visit Etsy to see the fun items in the OFG Fall Fun teams FFOFG page and then tell me which one is a favorite.
Visit Etsy to see the fun items in the PAFA Christmas in July page and then tell me which one is a favorite.
One of my favorites from the OFG team is this wonderful pillow.
And I could not resist this Cat!

Then the PAFA celebration some of my favorites are this sweet little mouse.

Who could resist this stitchery!?! 
Also remember to sign up for the Christmas in July giveaway at the PAFA.
Let me know how many you do--I know it seems long and involved.  You can always come back and leave a note when you have done one.  You have until July 31st.  The winner will be announced on August 1st.
One of my kids-who ever is good that day-will draw a name out of the hat.
Thanks for visiting and playing along!
Barb