Friday, February 12, 2010

With All My Love & Lincoln's Birthday

Good Morning Friends!! Okay here is another chipboard heart. Pretty simple and easy to mail. The green circle is tinsel glitter from MS...funny how this came to be on my card. Bought some new glitter with my Michael's coupon to match the SU Bermuda Bay color. Opened the top and this was the inside liner to the bottle. So, I trimmed it down and used it. So you could say I recycled today!!

Not too much going on here expecting another snow storm this weekend. Though only about 2-4" which if we compare to New England's latest amounts, it's a dusting! St. Louis folks get all panicky....rushing out to the stores to milk, eggs and bread. I call them the French Toast people......Ha!

Last weekend I think you remember that Wayne and I were going to take a couple of days away and head to Springfield, Illinois? We wanted to go see the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (which I highly recommend) and his home. After the tour of his home we walked around the area and struck up a conversation with a National Park Service (they are in charge of the home and few blocks surrounding it) ranger. He was off duty but, answered our questions about the homes in this area and whether there was any record of the Lincoln's having interactions with the neighbors. He did not know.

Then we asked him about the color of the house. It turns out for the longest time it was painted white with green shutters. Then in the 80's preservationists started reading newspaper accounts from Lincoln's time period and found there were mentions of a sandy brown house with green shutters. They were also able, when they were doing restorations to the attic (during the Lincoln's time in the house lighting struck the house and they had a fire) the roof had to be raised a bit to do repairs to the roof. That's when they found a brick with the original paint still on it, not seen or touched by the elements for over 130 years. Interesting, huh? I love history!!

Hope you have a great day and good start to the weekend! Happy Crafting too!

  • Stamps - SU So Many Sayings
  • Paper - SU Very Vanilla CS, K & Co Lovely and SU Welcome Friends DPs, Creative Cafe' Notecards
  • Ink - Ranger's Archival Black
  • Accessories - MS Tinsel Glitter, Dimensionals, SU Word Window Punch, SU Melon Mambo Grosgrain Ribbon, Hand crocheted Trim, SU and Rusty Pickle Chipboard, 2-Way Glue, Sanding Tools


  1. I love the story, and the picture is fabulous. What a great trip it sounds like you had.

  2. First, what a GEM of a card and the going green ideas is neat! I love re-using items... :) A very CUTE card for that special someone!

    And thanks for sharing your info on Lincoln's history! Beautiful photo of the house... WOW! :)