Sunday, August 17, 2008

USS New York

Here SHE is, the USS New York, made from the World Trade Center !

The USS New York was built with 24 tons of scrap steel from the World Trade Center! Steel from the World Trade Center was melted down in a foundry in Amite, LA to cast the ship's bow section. When it was poured into the molds on Sept 9, 2003 "those big rough steel workers treated it with total reverence", recalled Navy Capt. Kevin Wensing, who was there. "It was a spiritual moment for everybody there", Junior Chavers, foundry operations manager, said that when the trade center steel first arrived he touched it with his hand and the "hair on my neck stood up". "It had a big meaning to it for all of us", he said. "They knocked us down. They can't keep us down. We're going to be back."

The USS New York is the fifth in a new class of warship - designed for missions that include special operations against terrorists. It will carry a crew of 360 sailors and 700 combat-ready Marines to be delivered ashore by helicopters and assault craft.

The ship's motto? 'Never Forget'

Thanks for sharing Amy...

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Add Some Spice To Your Card Making...

Do you get bored making rectangle & square cards?

Check out this Make n Take from Archiver's!
Simply use decorative stationary!

To make this 5 3/4" Circle Card, we used:
Circle Note & Scalloped Circle Note from Yours Truly
Acrylic Stamp Set from Clear Stamps
Adhesive Beads from K&Company
Chalk Ink from Colorbox
Scrap Ribbon
Standard Hole Punch

Happy Card Making!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Fiskateer Tag Swap

It has been quite awhile since I have used decorative tags on my layouts... Sooo... I decided to sign up for Deborah's tag swap over at Fiskars...

I made this one to use with some pictures from the Missouri Botanical Garden and then duplicated it!

Journaling square is made with Marvy Uchida punches, Bird is made with a Stampers Anonymous stamp, and branch is made with a Sizzlet die...

Happy Scrapping!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Breaking Dawn by: Stephenie Meyer

Well... It's finally here!!!
Have you read it yet? I have!!!
I must say that I am very, very pleased!
Stephenie Meyer is a truly talented writer!
Now... The wait is on for:
Twilight the movie (12/12/08)
The Official Guide of the Twilight Saga (12/30/08)
Midnight Sun (to be announced)
Happy Reading!!!