The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project / Installment #11

24 06 2015

For Installment #11, at the top we have my friends Gay White (Little Rock, AR) and her sister Wanda Titterington (O’Fallon, IL), and friend/fellow photographer Ruth Ann Lowery (Arlington, VA).

My friend Betty Ferguson continues to recruit stamp collectors, beginning with Joanne, Joey, Leonard, Mary, Sue #1 and Sue #2, and Tom (all from Denton, TX).

THE ONES TO BEAT TO WIN A FREE GALLERY-WRAP CANVAS: Sue Cummings Titterington (27), Kaarvand Ferguson Betty (24), Steve Stroupe (14), Kathy Muchemore (7), Judy Schefcick Martin (7), Martha Biz (7), and James F. Williams (5).

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Big Contest Announcement!

16 06 2015

DRUMROLL, PLEASE! The person who collects the most stamp-selfie photos for The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project will win a free gallery wrap canvas (from 12×16 up to 20×30) of an image of their choice from my zenfolio.com site.

FIRST RUNNER-UP receives a set of my beautiful greeting cards (more than 40 to date!).

http://cindydyer.zenfolio.com/p270076135

HOW DO YOU WIN? Tell your friends to buy some water lily stamps at their local post office, then shoot a selfie with the stamps (or have someone else shoot the photo of them) and send you the image, which you forward to me via email at dyerdesign@aol.com or through FB. Be sure to give me the full name, city and state of each person photographed.

If their local post office is out, check out another post office or ask your clerk to order more. They can also be ordered online here: http://uspsstamps.com/stamps/water-lilies

THE ONES TO BEAT: Sue Cummings Titterington (27), Kaarvand Ferguson Betty (17), Steve Stroupe (14), Kathy Muchemore (7), Judy Schefcick Martin (7), Martha Biz (7), and James F. Williams (5).

CONTEST ENDS: December 31, 2015 (so that gives you plenty of time to encourage friends and family to BUY THOSE STAMPS–the USPS printed half a BILLION of them, so let’s move some stamps, folks! (FYI: Normal run of stamps is 20-40 million; holiday stamps run half a billion. They expect these to sell well so they upped the quantity!).

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The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project / Installment #10

16 06 2015

Thanks to all the participants who continue to submit to my “Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project.”

For Installment #10, my friend Betty Ferguson continues to recruit stamp collectors: this time, her “grandbiscuits” Cameron (Fort Worth, TX), Brian (Fort Worth, TX) and Chase (Denton, TX).

My FB friend Diane Berkenfeld sent her trusty gnome out for the task (Melville, NY).

The next 14 fine folks (including two from “across the (water lily) pond!) were collected by my FB friend (that guy in the water lily baseball cap) Steve Stroupe (McCalla, AL): Ellery Curtis (Hoover, AL), Charlie Curtis (Hoover, AL), Olivia Curtis (Hoover, AL), Steve’s son Daniel Stroupe (Tuscaloosa, AL), Motel McCready (Gulf Shores, AL), Karen Thatcher (Indianpolis, IN), Sonia Cruz (San Antonio, TX), Trevor Cole (Manea, England), Tammy Craver (Atlanta, GA), Nymphaea ‘Colorado’ (College Station, TX), Viktoria Clark (Chatteris, England), Nelumbo ‘Maggie Bell Slocum’ (Franklin, NC) and Joseph Dewberry (New Market, TN).

Rounding out Installment #10 is my friend Marisa Sarto (Los Angeles, CA).

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The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project / Installment #9

9 06 2015

Thanks to all the participants who continue to submit to my “Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project.”

For Installment #9, we have my cousin Brandi Fletcher (Atlanta, GA); my cousin Deanna Jones‘ cousin Kay Carr and her husband James (Vernon, AL); my friend David Loethen‘s kids Bess, Emma and Noah visiting Rehoboth Beach, DE (Kansas City, MO); friends vacationing in Key West: Kevin Muchemore (San Antonio, TX), his daughter-in-law Chantell (Benton, LA), Chantell’s daughters Alissa and Brooklee, Kevin’s wife Kathy Muchemore (San Antonio, TX), her son Isaac and his wife Breanne, (Boston, MA), and Kevin’s sister Kelly and her husband Greg (Omaha, NE); and Jodi Thompson Pridgen (Fitzgerald, GA), wife of Jacob Pridgen, my cousin Gary Pridgen‘s son. The next 11 stamp-happy folks were recruited by my industrious friend Betty Ferguson (Denton, TX), while she was recently visiting her hometown of Takoma, WA—Stephen, Carrie, Brian, Beau, Ken, Meredith, Mitch, Barb, Blanche and Janet. And last, but certainly not least—my friend, deputy director of Hearing Loss Association of America, editor of Hearing Loss Magazine, hostess extraordinaire and Sneezeguard Heiress Barbara Kelley! (Great Falls, VA) (Check out Barbara’s entertaining blog at www.kelleyhospitalitycom)

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The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project / Installment #8

6 06 2015

Thanks to all the participants who continue to submit to my “Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project.”

For Installment #8, we have friend and HLAA member Evelyn Gardner (Marysville, CA); my sister Debbie Talbert (San Antonio, TX); friend and HLAA member Judy Schefcick Martin (Jacksonville, FL); new friend Diane Kern (Washington, D.C.), Brandi Chism (Pearland, TX); Daniel Stroupe, son of my FB friend, Steve Stroupe (McCalla, AL); friend and director of Green Spring Gardens Mary Olien (Winchester, VA); friend and fellow photographer Jeff Evans (Falls Church, VA); my friend and Jeff’s mother Bobbie Evans (Memphis, TN); new friend Terry O’Connor​ (Woodbridge, VA); friend Sue Cummings and her friends Drew Handlon, Rosely Martins and Anna Wickizer (all from Huntsville, AL) with Tator (Brian Swinford), their Redneck Bus Tour guide in Nashville, TN (http://www.theredneckbus.com); and finally, my friend Angela Heath (Kensington, MD).

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The Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project / Installment #7

27 05 2015

Thanks to all the participants who continue to submit to my “Traveling Water Lily Forever Stamps Project.”

For Installment #7, we have (hairy) Harry White (Little Rock, AR); friend Betty Ferguson (Denton, TX); Ashley Polk-Sutherlin (owner/artist at Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery, Little Rock, AR); Dolly Parton (Pigeon Forge, TN), new FB friend Paula Biles, owner of About the Lotus, http://www.aboutthelotus.com/ (Bradenton, FL); owner/artist Stephano Sutherlin of Stephano’s Fine Art Gallery (Little Rock, AR); Eual (Hoquiam, WA); Harry & his mother, Gay White​—my friend Sue Cummings‘ aunt and Former First Lady of Arkansas—(Little Rock, AR); friend Debbi and her brother Paul (South Pittsburg, TN); friends Joe and Karen Wyatt (Alexandria, VA); friend and fellow Emmylou Harris fan Jim Slattery​ (Washington, D.C.); garden and lifestyle TV personality/author P. Allen Smith at his Moss Mountain Farm outside Little Rock, AR; Lori (Tacoma, WA); Marge (Hoquiam, WA); friends Pam, Nancy and Ft Eyre​ (Hot Springs Village, AR) at Moss Mountain Farm this past week; friend and fellow photographer Alex Solla (Trumansburg, NY); Teddy (at Moss Mountain Farm in AR); friend and HLAA member Molly Corum​ (Tampa, FL); and finally—during his whirlwind trip around the world in Great Britain, Paris and Italy (without even leaving Vegas!)—my longtime friend (met him in the first days of AOL a gazillion years ago!) Bret Keisling​ (Harrisburg, PA)

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