I am so very excited! I stopped by Wal-Mart on the way home tonight (NOT the exciting part) because we were out of coffee. That just cannot happen in my house. I am not a nice person without coffee. Anyway, I went to the coffee aisle and they had my favorite coffee in stock!!! Peppermint coffee by Millstone. I love that stuff and I can only get it in November-December. I try and buy extra to stockpile it, but often they run out of it. So in honor of finding my favorite brew, I made a coffee inspired card. This is a hostess set from The Angel Company called "The Morning Buzz". I stamped the coffee beans onto kraft paper with Versamark and the other images were stamped with CTMH Chocolate ink. The mug is colored with Prisma markers. I used some Liquid Applique on the inside of the mug as foam and went over the mug with Glossy Accents to give it a shiny look. I thought the circles looked a little plain stacked on top of each other so I decided to add the brads to mirror the smaller circle. The photo corners were punched with a SU punch and then pierced. Life is good with peppermint coffee!
So this blog is called "Makings and Musings". I am going to muse for a while now standing up on my little soapbox. I won't be offended if you leave now and we can still be friends, even if we disagree. Tomorrow is election day. I would not even begin to try and talk you into voting for the candidates I support because that is a personal decision. I would like to talk about voting in general. I hope everyone has been paying attention to all the elections, local and national and that you are planning to vote. As women, we have not had the privilege of voting for the entire history of our nation. We have only had this privilege for 88 years. There are women in my life that were born in a time when women could not vote. Beautiful, smart, caring and strong women. That amazes me. Susan B. Anthony introduced a proposal in 1878 that among other things, would give women the right to vote. However the 19th Amendment was not signed until 1920, several years after she died. There are many woman who fought valiantly for this cause. They were ridiculed, patronized, were fined and sent to jail. For saying that our opinions mattered. Their lives made interesting history if you want to read about them. Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Mary Eliza Church Terrell are just a few. I for one, cannot let their work be for nothing by throwing my vote away. I want to leave you with a couple of quotes to think about:
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves--and the only way that they do this is by not voting.
Franklin D. Roosevelt
Now more than ever the people are responsible for the characters of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness and corruption.
James Garfield (written in 1877)
Bad Politicians are sent to Washington by good people who don't vote.
William E. Simon
Voting is the foundation of political action.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Thank you so much if you read all the way to the end of this post! Thanks for stopping by.