Tuesday, April 29, 2008

What a sweet rose!

Have you checked out the BINGO thread lately? It's getting close and can be pretty hairy at the end...
National scrapbooking day is this coming Saturday, May 3rd...what are your scrapping plans? I've got a set of prints coming in Thursday and can't wait to really scrap some!
I can hardly believe an entire year has gone by! I mean, how can I be another year older? Oh yeah, and I've been at Paperthreads as a designer for nearly one year too! Well my celebration will be your celebration! Watch this week for more details on upcoming events...

Pink Camellia

Just a quick pic of a camellia...

Sunday, April 27, 2008

African daisy and a clue

Isn't this a most unusual flower? And yet it's a daisy, an African Daisy or Osteospermum "pink whirls".

Looking for clues to my secret? Well I can tell you it's coming up next weekend...when exactly you'll have to check back for later...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Water lilies

Thanks to Deb C. for sending this beautiful pic of her water lilies! I am sure her water garden in Ontario must be beautiful!
Don't forget there's a BIG surprise coming up in the next week...keep watching for more details. You DON'T want to miss it!

Friday, April 25, 2008

I've got a surprise coming...I'll tell you more about it as the week goes on...you DON"T want to miss it!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rhododendron - beauty or the beast?

Just a close-up I found of a rhododendron. They blooms are *just* beginning to open at our house...the warm weather has certainly helped in that regard. I was quite surprised to find out that they contain a toxin and can be pretty dangerous. Check out the Bingo thread for more details...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

What a beautiful (and strange flower!)

The Parrot flower is a beautiful (and much debated) impatien. It is illegal to sell, collect, or possess in Thailand and very difficult to cultivate. You can see more HERE:

Monday, April 21, 2008

Oh what a beauty!

Orchids are gorgeous, I'll admit I've never tried to grow one...but I never knew there were so many different species (about 22,000!). Here's some more info from Wikipedia...

Orchidaceae are cosmopolitan, occurring in almost every habitat apart from deserts and glaciers. The great majority are to be found in the tropics, mostly Asia, South America and Central America. They are found above the Arctic Circle, in southern Patagonia and even on Macquarie Island, close to Antarctica.

So is this the word you needed in BINGO?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

More flowers...

Just another pretty picture of flowers today...I'm pretty busy trying to clean up my computer and get things organized. I really need to back everything up. I would hate to think about losing what I have saved right now!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Pictures anyone?

Did you take pictures of flowers yesterday? Do you have any to share? I'd love to see some! Have you been to the BINGO thread recently?

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Spring has sprung!

We are finally starting to get some nice weather this week...hopefully this time it will last. One of the first flowers coming up in our beds is...

We got out the bikes (and trailer for the kiddos) yesterday. It was great! So many different plants starting to sprout. So get outside today and snap some pictures (of flowers), you never know when they might come in handy! *wink*

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Mum's the word!

Finally, folks are starting to get some words in the BINGO game! There's going to be a surprise coming up later this week...but for now, mum's the word! LOL! Keep watching the BINGO thread and here, on my blog for more details...it will be later this week, I promise!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

How many different uses can one plant have?


Wow, it's amazing the things you can learn about things trying to run BINGO...for example (from Wikipedia)...

"Many species are grown for their showy flowers or used as landscape shrubs. Hibiscus is also a primary ingredient in many herbal teas.

One species of Hibiscus, known as Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus), is extensively used in paper making. Another, roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa) is used as a vegetable and to make herbal teas and jams (especially in the Caribbean). In Latin America, the drink is known as jamaica (drink) and is quite popular. It is made from calyces of the roselle plant. In Egypt and Sudan, roselle petals make a tea named after the plant, karkade.

Hibiscus species are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species including Chionodes hibiscella, Hypercompe hambletoni, the Nutmeg moth, and the Turnip Moth."

Do you want to know more? Check out the BINGO thread at Paperthreads!

BTW, what do you think about the siggie? I think I like it - it's from MyLiveSignature.com

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spring is coming (it HAS to be!)


We used to have some of the most beautiful baskets of fuschia hanging at our house in Alaska...

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Just a flower today...


I just wanted to share a pretty flower with you today...hint, hint, check the BINGO thread!

Monday, April 7, 2008

The crocus has bloomed and BINGO has begun!


Congratulations to dreamin and Robin for correctly guessing Crocus


would be the first word called! They'll get a coupon for my Groovy Tangle for free!
But more importantly...you know that BINGO has begun!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Guess the first flower called, win a prize!


Okay, so here's the deal...I want you to guess the first word that will be called in the BINGO game. What's the first flower I'm going to call? It doesn't have to be a word on your list, but you do have to be playing BINGO to be eligible to win the prize. So if you haven't joined in the fun, what are you waiting for? Get on over to the thread! Then post your guess for the first word called here, in the comments section for this post. Make sure you include your Paperthreads username and your guess for the first flower to be called. You have until Sunday night (at 1159 EST) to list your guess...but only the first 2 correct guesses will win the prize, an as of yet unreleased file from Jen Adkins Designs, my Groovy Tangle!

It's a one piece mat perfect for your groovy layouts or pretty in pink for springtime flowers! So get your guesses in! We'll find out the winners when the first word is called on the 7th.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April BINGO's first word will be called April 7th at Paperthreads!

So do you give up? You mean you don't know what kind of plant's going to come up in that pot? If you don't know what I'm talking about you should check out the BINGO thread at Paperthreads. The bingo words for April have already been generated and saved in a secure spot. They can't be altered now! LOL! So my challenge to you is to think REALLY hard (and maybe visit a psychic or two) and try to figure out what the first word called in BINGO is going to be. Then keep watching here on my blog for a special "side game".

But in order to play the game you need to be signed up for April's BINGO at Paperthreads. The deadline for submitting words is 1159 EST Sunday April 6th!