Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
My vacation started early; the class for tomorrow cancelled, so I've been busy working on gifts, and wrapping. I have this event I'm in charge of on Friday night, and then it's ALL about family, friends, and the Reason for the Season. :)
I wanted to share this super-simple card with you, in case you're giving homemade goodies this year. It's a pocket card, so you can put the recipe of whatever you're giving in the pocket! We just folded the card stock in half, then folded down however far we desired, and cut off the flap. We made the major cuts for the armholes with the 1-3/8" circle punch, and trimmed until we were happy with our apron shape. :) Next, we stamped the bottom part with the dots from POLKA DOTS & PAISLEY, in Brocade Blue, and stamped the "from the kitchen of" from LABELICIOUS - this stamp fit on the white flap we cut off, so no waste! We then trimmed it down to mat onto the Brocade Blue piece, and adhered it to the front. The "trim" across the front is a piece of 5/8" Brocade Blue grossgrain ribbon, as is the "neck strap". We wrapped the ribbon around the front piece of the card, then adhered everything down. Voila!
As a gift to you, I'm going to give you my grandmother's recipe for banana bread. It is the simplest bread, but EVERYONE loves it. The trick is to add an extra banana when you have them - it's VERY moist. Here you go! Let me know what you think if you try it! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!! :)
Grandma Rhoda's Banana Bread
1/4 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
3 large banana
Cream butter and sugar well; add egg. Add bananas, then rest of ingredients. Bake in slow oven (300 degrees) for approximately 1 hour.
From Inez Rhoda
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
This is floating around the web right now, and I wanted to post it here! So, read, believe, and take PRIDE in your stamping! :)
A Cardmaker delivers the most welcome kind of unannounced visitor: A handmade card. A card touches us - somehow, a small folded piece of paper can comfort, celebrate, reach out or just say hello. Creating a handmade card is an honorable and important task. As a Cardmaker, you are entitled (but not limited) to the following rights:
You have the right to take as long as you want to complete one handmade card. This may be five minutes or two weeks.
You have the right to send a card for no other reason than to show off your new stamp, embellishment or technique.
You have the right to create a fabulous card for your husband, partner or roommate - just because you know it will stay in your house.
You have the right to spread your cardmaking things out all over, just to admire them.
You have the right to purchase a certain cardmaking item for no other reason than because
a) you like it;
b) you think it's cute;
c) you'll never find it again, or
d) you know you'll use it someday.
You have the right to reserve using your most precious supplies on cards only for recipients who will truly appreciate them.
You have the right to a workspace of your own. This may be the basement, your college student's old bedroom or the kitchen table.
You have the right to make cards when inspiration strikes - whether the dishes are done or not.
You have the right to request peaceful, kid-free, stress-less cardmaking time - guilt-free.
You have the right to let the handmade card be the gift, too.
You have the right to value your personal style. You are creating a treasure - and part of that treasure is you.
Now, go take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's a TREASURE!
Friday, November 23, 2007
Hi, everyone! Didn't want to just leave you with an advertisement today, so here's an unusual card! :)
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ANYWAY. This is another layout from the 6x6 scrapbook class Tuesday - SUPER, SUPER SIMPLE. Our punches are WONDERFUL sizes for this size page!!! The background paper is Chocolate Chip card stock, color blocked with some of the Evergreen Designer Paper - which is on sale this month!!! :) EASY, and I really like the look of this page!
OK. Off to finish some more things for a business fair in the morning - and if you're in the Nashville area, please think about coming to the Mt. Juliet Sr. Citizens Craft Fair at Mt. Juliet High School on Mt. Juliet Road, Saturday from 9 - 3. I'll be in Booth #2 in the cafeteria! :) Come say hello! (Of course, buying something is always welcome, too....:D)
Good night, dear reader. Thank you for tagging along on this CRAZY ride I call LIFE. :D Now, go take the time to STAMP something - I am!
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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Monday, November 12, 2007
SO, it's time to give away some AWESOME blog candy. :) There's a Simply Scrappin' Kit called "Friends & Flowers" that was a hostess-ONLY item from last year, a current wheel called "Watercolor Joy", black hemp twine, a Sale-A-Bration set from last year called "So Very..." which is great for stamping OR scrapbooking, and a paper bag album for your use and/or inspiration! You're looking at a prize worth over $40!!!
How can you be the lucky, blessed winner of this wonderful blog candy??? Well, here's the deal. You can ONLY enter by leaving me a comment this week ON MY BLOG. No where else - not in my email, not telling me face-to-face, not hate mail, NOTHIN'. :D JUST by leaving a comment! A random winner will be drawn on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19! So start commenting - and be nice. :D Don't forget to leave me a way to get in touch with you if you win!!!!!!
OK, I'm off to work some more. Don't forget to leave a comment - and then go take the time to STAMP something!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Have a wonderful day!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Friday, November 9, 2007
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Thursday, November 8, 2007
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
This is a private printing; each one will be assembled by hand at the printer's, just for you. It is a 12-month calendar, with each month having a different landscape from rural Tennessee. Each month's picture is printed with a verse from Psalms on it. The calendar is coil-bound, and the covers are laminated - it will be a GREAT calendar that will give you or your gift recipients beautiful scenery all through the year.
It's a real deal at only $17.50 plus $4.60 PRIORITY MAIL shipping. If it's for a gift, we will ship directly to them, so you don't pay postage twice! We're going to begin shipping as early as November17! We've kept the cost as low as we can! Enjoy, everyone! Please feel free to forward this offer to whomever you wish. Any questions? Just email or call us! :)
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Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Have a WONDERFUL day, everyone!!!!!! Don't forget to TAKE THE TIME TO STAMP SOMETHING!!!!!!!!
Monday, November 5, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
|Your Love Is Represented By a Red Rose|
You love passionately and fully, without any reservations.
And while romantic love comes easily for you, you also love many people platonically.
You are a true romantic, and you always can see the best in people.