Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Sunday, December 02, 2007
I've been busy making my Christmas cards. I had to make two styles this year because I didn't have enough green paper to make enough cards of one style. I'm almost done, I have some cutting to do and stamping the envelopes. Then I have a few gifts that I would like to make.
I hope everyone else is having a good holiday season.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
saute chopped onion, garlic and carrot
add: about 2 cups of chopped cooked chicken
one can of corn
one can of black beans, very well rinsed
one can cream of chicken soup and one can cream of celery soup
one can of chicken broth
diced cooked potato
diced green chilies to taste
simmer until hot
The temperature has dropped since our rain this morning. This was so warm and yummy for lunch on this chilly day. I hope y'all like it.
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Friday, November 09, 2007
Saturday, November 03, 2007
If you're a scrapbooker, please join us on splitcoaststampers.com and join in the scrapbooking fun.
Tim is off at a 12-hour race today. They start racing in about 10 minutes at 9 am and they'll quit at 9 pm. I talked to him a bit ago and he's cold. He'll warm up one they get going, so I'm not to worried about him. The high today should be 68, so he'll be all right. He's set up his tent next to some friends, so he'll have a good day.
Isn't life great? I get to spend all day with my online scrapbooking friends (and maybe one in person too) and Tim gets to spend all day with his bike friends.
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
This coming weekend is the big, two-day VSBN. I'm sure I'll get lots more pages scrapped.
Monday, October 29, 2007
I also did a Fall page for my nieces, Sarah and Sydney. Their mom took them outside for a photo shoot and sent me a copy of the pictures. I love the Basic Grey papers and SU! ribbon that I used on their pages - not typical fall colors, but so pretty with their sweaters. The title is stamped - I used markers to color a flower stamp from Big Pieces. I then cut each flower out and stamped one letter on each flower. It's a good thing I like cutting out, because I had to cut out 8 flowers (4 for each page). And the flower stamp is an almost perfect match for the flower in the paper.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
I've got some photos of the day to share with you, but Blogger is having problems again. I'll try to upload later this week.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The top pictures are Riley and Tarzan wandering out of the house and saying HI to Fred. The bottom picture is Riley eating the grass (oaky, I'm sure it's a weed) coming up through the deck boards.
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Lately I've been making several of this style of card. My friend Melissa made a great card with this design, and I've been CASEing her. It's a great design because I can use up some of the scraps of pretty pattern paper I have laying around. Melissa used a torn edge at the bottom of her card, and I've changed it to a scalloped edge. I used a hole punch along my scallop to give it a lace look. it's a great basic design and I"m sure I'll make lots more of these.
This next set of cards I actually did the stamping this summer when I was at my friend Donna's in Myrtle Beach. I don't own this stamp set. I think it belonged to Darcy and both Donna and I stamped some images of it. I didn't do a nice of job coloring the flowers with markers as Donna did, but I think they turned out lovely.
I also got a little scrapbooking done this weekend. Several weeks ago, my SIL, Nikki, e-mailed some pictures of the kids and I had a bunch printed. I started with a couple pictures of my nephew Matthew in the snow. Now I'm working on the same page with pictures of my niece Hannah. I can't show it to you when I'm done because it's going to be my sample page for the upcoming VSBN on splitcoaststampers.com. I used Bordering Blue as the base of the page with the large photo mat in Sage Shadow and accents of More Mustard and Not Quite Navy. For stamps I used Big Piece and Little Pieces and Be Happy. My accessories are brads and eyelets - no ribbon because it's a boy page. The sketch came from my friend Sally.
It was a good weekend.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Sunday, September 09, 2007
Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Ah, it's Tuesday. My day to sleep in and enjoy an easy morning before I go to work. Except the cats were loud this morning and insisted on being fed. That Simon has one loud meow. And it's book club day, so I have to leave for work earlier than normal. At book club we will be discussing Widow of the South by Robert Hicks. Si, I'm sitting here on the couch with my second cup of coffee listening to a load of laundry in the dryer and the the dishwasher running - need to do those things before it's a 100 degrees outside again today.
I want to share this layout of my Great Grandmother Kreber, who we called Granny Two. I did this layout during for the big Virtual Scrapbooking Weekend on SCS. The challenge was to include a recipe in your layout. I have a box full of all of my Granny Two and Grandma Holles' recipe cards. The base of the page in elegant eggplant. The so saffron layer has a enlarged photocopy of Granny Two's Penuche recipe. I also include a couple of photocopied recipe cards in the library pocket. I made some pattern paper with the Pretty Posies stamp set using plum and sage inks for the flowers to accent the top and bottom of the page. One the library pocket are some of the things I remember about Grandma Two: quilting, violets, Granny Buns, and gardening. Tim scanned and printed the photo for me, so I didn't use my original. I love this page, and I hope you do too.