Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
My parents are also good about sending me pictures and memorabilia. This next page is my nephew - I think this is Christmas 2006 and he got a combine. So if anyone else remembers anything else about this let me know so I can finish up the journaling on this one too. The base of this page is two pieces of Basic Grey Christmas papers. The journaling box is soft sky and ruby red. The little ornaments are from the Ornassortment set and are stamped on soft sky, ruby red, river rock and wild wasabi.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Since we were preparing for a snow day, Tim made a loaf of bread in the bread maker. The house smelled wonderful. And I made a pot of soup. I tried a new recipe, and it's a keeper.
Beef Barley Soup
1/2 lb. ground beef
2 1/2 cups cold water
1 can diced tomatoes
3/4 cup sliced carrots
3/4 cup sliced mushrooms (or 1 can)
1/2 cup quick-cooking barely, uncooked (I used regular)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/2 lb. (8oz) velveeta, cut up (I used 2 cans of condensed cheese soup)
Brown the meat; drain. Stir in water, tomatoes, carrots, mushrooms, barley, garlic and oregano.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover. Simmer 10 min. or until barely is tender.
Add velveeta; stir until melted.
I added the soup at the same time as the other ingredients and adjusted cooking time for the barley.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Sunday, January 06, 2008
I used the same design for some big girl birthday cards and little girl birthday cards. I used an older set, Love Ya Bunches, because I love the saying - Happy bird-day to you. Isn't that cute? The first card is turquoise and old olive to match the ribbon with a splash of purely pomegranate. The second card is real red with turquoise and celery.
I also made a few guy cards - enough to get me through the year. I used my newest stamp set, Winds of Grace and manly colors of sage shadow, chocolate chip, close to cocoa and bordering blue. Now I need to make a bunch of boy cards - for little boys and teen boys.
Today I've been busy creating page kits so I am ready for an all day crop on Saturday. My friend Judi and I will be scrapping from 9am to 8pm. I am so excited to get some scrapping done.