Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Little 3 R project

You know....Recycle, Reuse, Re-purpose....yea me!

I received this perfect box in the mail, it held my Jenni Bowlin Studio club package, it's sized for 12" x 12" sheets.
Perfect for flat storage of my 12" x 12' designer and specialty papers/card stock. I decided to use some scraps and cover just the ends that would show while on my shelves. 
The solid color is Stampin' Up card stock, and the patterned paper is SU! designer paper. The letters are 'Thickers' stickers. I ran out of 's' so I had to make my SU! from another letter. I don't remember which one now.
Make sure to carefully open your boxes if you want to try this re-cycle. Only rip one of the sides open, as above.  Actually I guess you could also re-tape one side. **forehead slap**
 Here you can see that the opened box is pulled 'out' and the lid pulled out/flipped down, revealing the content. This is a great way to keep dust and sun from the papers and keeps the shelves a little tidier. I would show more of the shelves, but they are quite the mess right now. I'll take pictures when they are reorganized.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Pink, Burgundy, Espresso and Ivory

It is a bit hard to see that the base of this card is pink and that the light colored ribbon is pink, but it is, honest! I love the bird, bee, and cage stamp on this simple card. The number stamp is from another stamp set, but it fit right in with the feel of this one. The Stampin' Up colors I've used are in the title. Thanks for visiting!
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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Treat Yourself

I love how this card came out, my creation based on Susan's card from our March stamping get together. One of the flowers is fussy cut, for a little dimension. The bottom half is stamped and then dry embossed. The flowers are all stamped with Not Quite Navy ink, only stamped several times without re-inking. The band is actually ribbon. That's about it for now, thanks so much for visiting!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A Card with a Hug

Thought I should post something, it's been a few days, or weeks? Yikes!
This hug is for you Dad!!!!

Sunday, April 8, 2012


Here are a few pictures of our tulips. We were going to have a frost, so I cut the tulips that were in bloom. They looked and smelled great in the living room.

Yellow and Red

Yellow, red and an orange yellow mix

A ruffled yellow

Hope you enjoyed the Tulips today, we certainly are here. Happy Easter and have a fabulous week! Thanks for the visit.

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

A Happy Hello

I think this card came out so cute. It was fun to use the different designer papers on each flower. The sheer thin ribbon was perfect for the stems and bows for the leaves. This is a stamp camp card as usual, it's the only time I make them any more. Thanks for visiting!
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Friday, April 6, 2012

Top Five Friday

This weeks Top Five Friday are 5 new recipes, from my New Food New Drink board at Pinterest, that I'll be test driving next week.
Here they are:
Easy Cheese Bread from Thrifty Crafty Girl. Her blog gives step by step instructions, but she also pinned this from another blog. Does it really matter who pinned it first from whom? I don't think so. Some people get really uptight about this stuff though, which reminds me of a little story....

My mother used a recipe of a friend way back in the 70's. She made this cake for years, and at a potluck someone asked for the recipe, sure no problem, share the love, right? Well, this woman must have forgotten where she snagged this recipe from, because a few years later came another pot luck. Woman #2 asked woman #1 if she could have the recipe for this amazing cake. Woman #1, replied that "no, I couldn't, it's an old family secret". Now remember, my mother gave woman #1 the recipe in the first place. What do you think my mom did? Yep, later she told woman #2 that she would share it. How kind of mom not to say anything to embarrass woman #1. I may have, I can be mean like that. Anyway, mom and Dorthy, (the original recipe holder), had a good laugh over it. Who even knows where the original idea came from, Dorthy? Dorthy's mom? A stranger? Does it really matter? Nope, not a bit.
Okay, back to business. This is Cinnamon Butter, which is more that just cinnamon and butter mixed up. My daughter loves this from the Texas Roadhouse restaurant. Glad I never attempted to just mix it together before I found this recipe. It comes from Fly Through Our Window. When you click over to her site be sure to scroll down past the little cuties fingering painting. **Smiles**

Crock Pot Lasagna from Creating Through Life. Can you go wrong with crock pot meals? Well, yes, once we had one that was greasy gross. Couldn't eat it, but let's blame the chicken for that, really.
This is another one from Priscilla at Thrifty Crafty Girl, Strawberry Pretzel Salad. I do have another recipe for a strawberry pretzel salad on my board, and I also have to dig up my mom's similar recipe and maybe do a comparison. What do you think?
Last, but certainly not least is RED PEPPER AND MUSHROOM ALFREDO. 30 minute RED PEPPER AND MUSHROOM ALFREDO!!! Looks super easy and super yummy. Krista, at While He Was Napping, shared this one. I mentioned I would probably add chicken to mine, she said she often does too. You know how husbands are about meat.

Thanks for sticking around for my long post today, but I am so lax in blogging lately I had to 'catch up'.  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Thinking of You

A white on white card, the second layer being dry embossed with a check pattern. The five petal flowers are punched from coordinating designer paper with a designer brad in the bottom flower. I like the way the flowers cascade across the card. It's my own design, but based on Susan's, from our February stamp camp.

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