Monday, August 31, 2009



Sketch%20girl%20pictureThis is sketch number 4 from “Sketch Girl”.  I did not deviate much from it.  You know when you get a good sketch like that?  You just pretty much stick with it.  Thanks Leigh Ann (AKA-Annie B.)



And this is my card:


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Take a moment and go check out what all the other SG's did.......

Leigh Ann











I hope you will take a moment to go check out the site and play along.  Link back to me as well if you play!  I would love to see what you make!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Beautiful Moments……..






This was a fun project that was included in my May Henna Club Scrap kit.  It is all stitched together with twine.  The hardest part was threading the needle! 
And no that is not a stamp in the last two pictures.  That is a stencil.  Club Scrap is BIG on stencils.  I am learning to love them!
BTW- this little book is not as BIG as it may appear.  It is really only about 3x3 1/2 inches big!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I’m So LOST…….{week 8}





This little guy is just TOO cute.  Little polar baby!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Twilight Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #44…….


This week Rebecca got to pick our fun challenge! This is what she had to say:

Reading the Twilight saga books and is what brought us all together .... so this week is really dedicated to books. I hadn't stayed up all night reading anything in a very long time, yet that was exactly what I did with the books - I couldn't put them down! Many of you have shared similar stories with me on that topic. Each of the books have their own sub-theme throughout the series. Wuthering Heights is discussed many times in Eclipse, in fact - bookstores have been reporting that their sales of Wuthering Heights were through the roof after Eclipse came out.
Each book in the series was inspired by and loosely based on a different literary classic: Twilight on Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, New Moon on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Eclipse on Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, and Breaking Dawn on a second Shakespeare play, A Midsummer Night's Dream. Meyer also states that Orson Scott Card and L. M. Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables series are a big influence on her writing. (quote from Meridian Magazine: ... mpire.html)
Bella discusses some her books (this is from Twilight)

"I had a small collection of books that came with me to Forks, the shabbiest volume being a compilation of the works of Jane Austen. Outside in Charlies small, square yard, I folded the guilt in half and laid it out of the reach of trees' shadow on the thick lawn that would always be slightly wet, no matter how long the sun shone. I lay on my stomach, crossing my ankles in the air, flipping through the different novels in the book, trying to decide which would occupy my mind the most thoroughly. My favorites were Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. "

Craft Challenge: Make any project that celebrates your favorite book! It can be a project about a book, for a book, inspired by a book title or cover.
Comment Challenge: Which novel would you put in Bella's hands (classic or contemporary) for her to read? Did Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse or Breaking Dawn inspire you to read (or re-read) any of the classics? Do you compare Edward and Bella to that of Wuthering Heights Heathcliff and Cathy?

Oh my goodness! Great challenge Rebecca……
Well currently I am reading Living LOST {why we are all stuck on the island} by J. Woods. It is really good so far. My favorite author varies- but at the moment I would have to say is Alice Hoffman. I have yet to be disappointed by one of her novels yet. They really HANG with you for days and weeks afterwards…..
I do have a new author and two books I want to brag to you about- but that was planned for another post. So you will have to wait on that one!

This is my project that I came up with:


A bookmark for my favorite books……..IMG_6397 I used the Heidi Swapp stamp to stamp “delight” onto overhead projector clear paper. I also stamped a floral image I had……


Mounted DP to gold thick paper backing, rounded corners, added the tassel, and some bling in the corner…..and there you go!IMG_6396

As always, our Design Team has fantastic projects to display for this week’s challenge – please go and check them out!

Beth ~ Dani ~ Eve ~ Jen ~ Julie ~ Margie ~ Rebecca ~ Tonya

( Julie, and Beth are on break this week.)

with Guest Designers:

Alison ~ Donna ~Erica ~ Jacquie

Spread the Twilight love……..

Friday, August 21, 2009

Which One……….?

I have made all my Christmas cards the past several years.  I have tossed around many different ideas about Christmas cards. 
-Should I really go to the trouble?
-Make 15 a month instead of 100 in November
-Make about 30 handmade for the people I know appreciate them and don’t toss them in the trash
-Everyone else gets “whatever”
-But really how would I narrow that list down?
-Make a club where people came to my house and we did it together
-Make a class where people come and made the cards.  I prep- make a little money? 
-Again is that really worth the trouble?
-Sit down and make 7 cards and then realize I can not make up my mind

So which one is your favorite?


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hmmm…I am thinking something different now!  Something embossed….off to create!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Chicken –n-Dumplings…………….


This is my friend Tiffani.  We have been friends for over 14 years!  Wow.  Lots of changes in our lives in all those years.  She lives in Washington and I have not seen for her a long while…..I miss her tons- and think about her & her family all the time!  She is super happy with her boyfriend and I am super happy that she is super happy!  I am also happy that we are able to stay better connected thru Facebook.

I wanted to share a recipe that is her original.  She is an amazing cook.  I make this all the time for my family!  Many of my favorites that I use all the time come from Tiff!


3 cans chicken broth
3 carrots {peeled and diced}
3 celery stalks {diced}
1/3 cup onion {chopped}
2 cups cooked chicken
1/2 cup butter|
2 1/2 cups Bisquick
2/3 cup milk

Put the chicken broth, carrots, celery, and onion together in a pot, cover and bring to boil.  Let boil for about 15 minutes or until veggies are soft.  In a separate saucepan, cook butter and 1/2 cup Bisquick until smooth and bubbly, remove from heat.  Remove all the veggies from the broth and bring back to boil.  Add the cooked butter-Bisquick mixture.  Stir for 1 minute.  {Will become foamy at first.}  Reduce heat, add veggies and chicken.  Mix milk and remaining Bisquick in a separate bowl.  Add spoonfuls to veggie-broth-chicken mixture.  Cook 10 minutes uncovered, and 10 minutes covered.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

I Design For..........


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Why do I blog?

I have never been one to keep a journal. I have never been able to write in a diary for more than a week! I have countless scrapbooks that still need to be journaled. I do this in hopes of becoming a better journalist. I do this to document everyday life. I do this so I don't have to scrapbook EVERY picture! I do this for me, our friends and family, & mostly the kids. One day they will have it all - because I took the time to document all the little things that REALLY do matter. Everyday life....all the little moments you & I can't remember because the memories are long gone.......