Thursday, January 31, 2008

Tim's First Trophy

This is a page I made of the first 12-hour race Tim was in. He rode 12 hours, by himself. part way through the race his bike broke and I had to take him my bike for parts. He had to ride a couple of laps with a no rear shock, then spend about 30 minutes or more making the rear shock from my bike fit onto his bike. And he still won second place! This race is called The Cowbell, so now I have a cute little cowbell sitting on the fireplace mantle. Did you notice the cute little cows I stamped on the page? They are from the Very Punny SU stamp set. In these pictures he is hearing his really ugly fish head jersey, so I pulled the colors from the page from the shirt - yellow, rust and black. I added a little ribbon, but no bows because this is a manly page.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Soccer Girl and Combine Boy

I love scrapping my three beautiful nieces and one stinking cute nephew. My SIL in MI kindly sent me two CD's of pictures of the girls. I found this adorable picture of my youngest niece in her soccer uniform. I love the orange jersey with the pink soccer ball. K, if you could email me some information about this picture, then I can finish up the journaling. I used barely banana, pumpkin pie and pretty in pink solid papers and some Basic Grey pattern paper. The ribbon along the left side is something my Mom sent me. For accents there are some prima flowers and one stamped soccer ball.

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

And No Snow

Tim and I waited all day Saturday for the 4-6 inches of snow we were supposed to get. It rained all day. The few flakes we saw were too wet to stick around. I did make a few cards. One is a wedding card for a friend of mine who got married in Little Rock this weekend (I'll post the card after I get it mailed). The others are some simple thank you cards.

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


We woke up Wednesday morning to a little snow. It rained the rest of the day, so the snow melted quickly. The forecasts say we should get more snow today.

Friday, January 18, 2008

What I did last Saturday

Last Saturday I packed up all my (and my friend Judi's) scrapping supplies in the Forrester and we went to an all day crop. We had a blast. I only got 7 pages completed - I was hoping to do more - but I had to eat and visit with people. In the process of having all of this scrapping fun, I hurt my back. Probably had something to do with lifting a bazillion tons of supplies into the car and dragging it into the event center and then all back home again. I still need to take pictures of the pages I did so I can share them with you. I have a goal of 20 pages this month, so I need to get scrapping.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Birthday cards

Last Sunday I had some time to sit down and make some birthday cards. I was able to make all the cards I need for January with a few extra.

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.