Thursday, February 28, 2008
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
So again with the Egg! This time I embossed it in white and then used my aqua painter and inks to fill it in. The coral bg paper is not that bright IRL but oh well. The swirls (grass) are from Technique Tuesday and stamped in Old Olive. I used my Fiskars edge punch for the detail on the side. Finished off with some Fruit Punch Stickles. This egg is more to my liking.
So a little note about the hubby being gone. He sorta kinda neglected to leave us with any cut wood (to be fair, when he left for work Mon. morning he didn't know he'd be gone all week). We heat our entire home solely by a wood burning stove, propane can get super expensive during the winter. So, yesterday me and my little peeps went outside and mommy proceeded to cut wood with a circular saw ( I won't dare touch a chain saw). My little helpers loaded all the wood I cut into their wagon and stacked it in the wood shed...even little A. I really felt like a Pioneer. My super wonderful friend Lucia came over and helped me with her dh's circular saw and I totally think we're gonna be toasty this week. Now when I need more wood I won't feel like I have to wait around for my man to cut it, I'm a confident, strong, woman. Go WOMAN! Have a great day.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Saturday, February 23, 2008
Just wanted to let y'all know that the girls on my basketball team won the whole enchilada. They're awesome. I'm really proud of them especially since they had to play seven games in less than twentyfour hours. It's been a long couple of days.
I had a lot of fun making this little Easter card. I thought the white embossing powder would resist the chalk more than it did?!?! Oh well. I'm going to try watercoloring next time.
Deelio: Egg stamp, Impression Obsession; flower stamp from Stampin' Up Noteworthy. Easy Peasy
Friday, February 22, 2008
My daughter, Tessa, loves to pose for the camera. Yup, she's a natural. Papers are basic grey. I used my double heart punch. I believe the chip letters are from Heidi Swap. I sanded them and then inked them with a couple of different colors. The buttons are FooFaLa.
Time to get busy with the errands! Have a super day!
PS Don't forget about the awesome blog candy being offered when 10,000 hits rolls around.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
· 1 English cucumber , peeled, grated on a box grater, salted lightly for 5 minutes and squeezed between the hands to remove extra water (the long, thin, almost seedless kind)
· 3 garlic cloves , mashed to a paste
· 1/2 cup olive oil
· 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
· 1 tablespoon minced fresh dill (optional)
· to taste salt
1. Just mix everything up together until it is all blended and the oil has emulsified into the yoghurt/sour cream. Taste for seasoning, and add salt if you think necessary. Put in a resealable container.
2. Allow to 'sit' in the refrigerator for at least 2-3 hours before using to allow the flavors to come out.
1 can garbanzo beans/chickpeas (15 oz), drained
1/2 cup fresh spinach
3 oz, crumbled feta cheese
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cups red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon roasted garlic
In a food processor combine, beans, spinach, garlic, olive oil, and lemon juice. Blend well. Add cheese and red pepper flakes and blend to a smooth and creamy dip.
I started this lo forever ago at a get together at my friend Linda's house She gave us a lot of the goodies that went into this lo. I can't exactly claim it as all mine but I've added my own personal touches, and it's a finished lo!My dd Tessa was a flower girl at a friend's daughter's wedding along with her closest friend Kate. The best part about it was that when Tessa walked down the aisle ahead of the bride she didn't toss out flowers at her feet, NO, she carefully placed one flower petal at a time on the ground. The guests all thought she was adorable and although it took her longer than practiced to get down the aisle she got there and Kate, such a sweetie, waited patiently for her.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
So today is a Costco day. I need to get refreshments for Saturday's get together as well as for my Young Women's Basketball tournament which is Friday and Saturday (had to get a sub for Saturday). Busy, busy weekend coming up. Travis just found out that he's supposed to attend this Boy Scout Training thing on Saturday which I was peaved about because I had asked him a month ago to do something with the kiddos. Jakob also has a bowling birthday party to attend Saturday afternoon. I know I should just be supportive but I have to admit frustration with last minute announcements about training.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I went to Midnight Madness at a LSS last night and for once I got A LOT done...that might have to do with the fact that I knew no one there and pretty much kept to myself and scrapped away. I will be posting the layouts throughout the week. I'm throwing a Stampin' Up party this Saturday and I hope all goes smoothy this week with getting the homefront in order. Jakob has Monday and Tuesday off of school. I'm finally going to exchange Christmas gifts with my dear friend Natalie and her kiddos tomorrow. So that pretty much sums up my life right now...on to the fun stuff.
Here's a cute little bib card. I hope this looks like a bib anyway! I tried, I really did. I wanted a different kind of baby card so here's what I came up with.
Deelio: I used my creative memories circle cutter to cut out the card shape. I scored it along the top so that I could add eyelets and still be able to flip it open. I used my SU scalloped punch to make the neckline.
The hippo stamp is from Autumn Leaves and the sentiment is from SU Noteworthy. I just tied white ribbon through the eyelets for a finishing touch.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Kind Thoughts arrived yesterday via Mr. Brown along with my new Blender Jar. Boy was I stoked. Not only did I get a great stamp set but I got to drink a smoothie while I mounted it. YUM!
I think that this card will go to my dearest, sweetest, hubbie.
Deelio: Beates WSC#34 was used to start this card. I used a rolodex card as the base for the sentiment which is from Love Matters. I stamped the big scroll from Kind Thoughts multiple times in white craft ink on the brown card base for my background. Everything else is stamped in Purely Pomegranate. I can't believe I still have scraps of this doodle wheel paper I made. I really like it, but I need to use it up already. I used my water brush to highlight some areas in the sentiment and on the other images.
Have a great day. Taking the two little ones to the doctor today. I'm so done with winter. Bring on the spring!
Monday, February 11, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
I used Julee Tillman's Honored Guest Sketch for these cards.
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Good Morning...let the stress begin! I had a lot of fun making this card. I started out trying to use a Julee Tillman sketch but it came out really different. I used the sticky embossing powder and glitter on the flower from In the Spotlight. The words around the green circle are "Valuable, Sister, Friend, Irreplaceable".
We had snow again last night, but nothing big and although the townies delayed school we are on regular schedule and I drove Jakob to school today. His cough seemed better this morning as he was eating MY Smart Start and telling me how good it is. I was like "hands off buddy, you get cheerios!" He just laughed.
Tried to finish up the taxes last night but sometimes it's so confusing. I can't tell wether my IRA interest is "taxable interest" or "non taxable". I mean can't they just say it in plain English? Enough griping. I'm off to shop for a blender since I can't live without fruit smoothies and my jar fell off the counter last week and smashed into a million little pieces. The replacement jar looks like it'll cost 22.99 plus shipping (whatever that is). I'm debabting about just buying a whole new $50.00 blender. What do you think? Have a great day!
Recipe: All stamps are Technique Tuesday except for the larger flower. Inks: Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery