Friday, April 18, 2008

Dead or Alive

If I could go back to a period of time, it would be the Old West. It could be having the last name Cassidy (Butch Cassidy) or it may be the excitement that was throughout the Old West towns with the robberies, the saloons and interesting facts of that time. I live in Cedar City, Utah which is close to where Butch Cassidy grew up and also where some say Butch Cassidy came back from Bolivia after the last shoot-out and "disappeared".
With that said, this paper I used for this card has been sitting in my drawer waiting to be used. I could not find quite the right layout and idea of a card. When I saw the paper in the store, I was so excited. It had some of the "people of the time" like Billy the Kid, and Buffalo Bill.
Now granted, this card is very different from any other card I have done thus far, but I'm very thrilled on how it turned out.
It's kind of hard to see in the picture, but I found a quote that an observer recorded speaking about the Pony Express that I thought was both interesting and perfect to put on a card. It says: "Away across the endless dead level of the prairie a black speck appears against the sky ... In a second or two it becomes a horse and rider ... and the flutter of the hooves comes faintly to the ear -- another instant ... a man and horse burst past our excited faces, and go winging away like a belated fragment of a storm." I love that quote!
Also some exciting news, I have been given the Arte Y Pico award by Jill Dunn of Inkgenious.
"Here are the rules for the award: You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language. List the names of the people you chose to receive the award on your blog and link to their blogs. Then go comment on one of their posts to notify them that you have given them this award and link to the post on your blog. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name of the person who gave them the award and link to their blog. The Award-winner and the one who has given the award have to show the link to the Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award. "
There are so many great blogs out there and I'm still pretty new with this so I'm not great knowing who has and hasn't been given this award. Some of them I'm sure have got this before, but I just love their work. With that said here are the ones I'm nominating:
1. Jennifer from Glitter in my Hair
2. Nancy from Inkcicles
4. Jessica from Quick 2 Blush
5.Leanne from Leanne all Natural

Congrats to you five and thanks for all the ink'spiration from all of you!

Anyway, tomorrow I will be having my husband help randomly draw winners for the blog candy and I will post the winners Sunday. So if you haven't posted a comment yet, you have until 7pm Mountain Time Saturday night to get that comment in. Have a wonderful weekend and good luck!!


Deb said...

Oh that would be fun!! Such exciting times and everything was so much simpler! I love this quote and your card is fabulous!!

Nancy Grant said...

Big SMILES from Barrow! Thanks for the award and I love your stamping creations.


Judy said...

Love the old West...would love to visit your part of the country sometime.

leanne said...

wendy, thanks SO much for thinking of me:)

Melissa D. (SCS honeybee7896) said...

I love that paper. If we were in the same area I would ask where you got it. I read that you mentioned a Robert's, have no idea what that is.
I do love Utah, I remember taking a road trip, years ago and when we went to Utah the first place we stopped (just for gas) was Cedar City, loved it.
My hubby is also a cowboy and we love the Old West, in fact my boys are named after a few of the old west cowboys. If you didn't get that paper at Robert's I would love to hear where you got it from so I can get my hot little hands on some :D

Beth said...

Oh, thanks for your sweet recognition! I am so enjoying your blog- no one would ever know that you are a newbie to all of this! Wishing you a super week!

JAR said...

What a fantastic card - wonderful design and colors!

I envy you living in Cedar City -- it's so pretty there and you have the Shakespeare Festival! I used to live in Farmington and miss UT's scenery!