Thursday, January 31, 2008
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
The week has been interesting. The weather of course - very cold - below zero - with high winds. Did not go into work today - I did bring things home so did manage to get some work done today.
I had car issues the the other night -went to check out the new Hobby Lobby and buy some embroidery floss that my Mom needed. Well the car died when I pulled out into the heavily traveled road - couldn't get it to go - so called for a tow - what do you do - sit in the car - get out of car - etc - I stayed in the car. Had it towed to the dealer - well - the guy from the dealership calls - car is fixed - some little rodent got in - chewed up the air filter and all that stuff got into important parts of the car. $165 dollars later - my car runs - but I am left with the thought is there a rodent in the car with me??? Right now there are two mouse traps set in my car - I hope not to find a rodent in them in the morning. I hate mice!!!!
Well I think I will go stare at some paper again.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Chicken Wild Rice Soup
2 quarts chicken broth
1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
1 cup finely chopped celery
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup dry white wine or additional chicken broth
3 cups cooked wild rice
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
Directions: In a large saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes. In a soup kettle or Dutch oven, melt butter. stir in flour until smooth. Gradually whisk in broth mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Whisk in soup and wine or broth. Add rice and chicken; heat through. Yield: 14 servings (3-1/2 quarts).
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Peanut Butter Fudge Bars
1 pkg. (18.25 oz) yellow cake mix
1 c. creamy peanut butter
1/2 c. vegetable oil
In bowl combine cake mix, peanut butter, egg and oil. Press 2/3 of mixture into greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
2 T. butter
In heavy saucepan, heat milk, chocolate cips and butter over low heat. Stir until well blended. pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs.
Bake at 20 - 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
Hope you enjoy this recipe.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
This is a challenge from Cococat's Cardmaking site. You could only use scraps on your card. These scraps are from a pad of paper from Lasting Impressions - I made lots of cards from it but it does not go away. I thought I had resolved not to buy pads and then I remembered - I just bought the Two Scoops Basic Grey pad. The buttons are from American Crafts and the rub on is Making Memories.
The card opens from the left side. The first card I made for my new neighbors I mistakenly made that way so now I just do it on purpose. This is a birthday card for the Mom. I hope she likes it. Her birthday is not until the middle of February - but of course I am still behind several birthdays from December.
Still missing that Mo Jo. If anyone sees mine, please send it back to me priority mail. Everyone have a wonderful day and stay warm - going to be a cold night in Wisconsin tonight. Below zero - yuck. Hibernate is the word of the day.
Thursday, January 17, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Cardstock: Prismatics by Prism Papers for a Lifetime
Paint: FolkArt® Acrylic Colors
Rub Ons: Wordsworth
Flowers: American Crafts™
Idea to Note: Sponged acrylic paint on cardstock so it matched green in patterned paper. Brushed paint on edges of all paper. Cut large circle out of paper – highlighted dots on paper with white gel pen.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
Where did the week go - but I am not going to complain - it is almost gone - anyway the work week and of course - what a week.
I went to post on Tuesday - and my cable connection went down. Last night I did post something but I had to delete it - I am not a very "smart" Blog person. Hopefully that improves as I blog more.
This is a card that I have made. It has several different layers of chipboard so lots of dimension.
Patterned paper, chipboard, plastic embellishments: Heidi Grace Designs
Does anybody suffer from "lack of Mo Jo" during the work week - I think it is sucked out of me at work so I can't create at night. Does anybody have this type of problem also.
Well I am off to do some cleaning and maybe I will stare at some more paper and not create.
Monday, January 7, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Friday, January 4, 2008
A good place for free fonts is Scrap Village. 2 Peas has a few free fonts but has fonts you can purchase also. Go to your favorite search engine and do a search on free fonts and you will be amazed at what is available at no charge.
This card was made with a font called CK Coffee Time. The paper is from a vintage pad from Hot Off the Press. This is a card I think I will send to my brother - I don't think it is feminine. I did a little sewing on it but I should have used a bolder color for my thread.
This card was made for a daily challenge going on over at Cococat's Cardmaking. A great site for cardmakers. Warm, friendly group of people.
I think I should make another one of these cards for my card box. I keep a box of cards in my office for sale. Last time I got my hair cut - I took my box with with - bartered for my hair cut - she took enough cards that I paid less than half price for my hair cut - can't beat that - hair cut on Monday night - maybe I need to get some new cards in the box.
Yeah it is the week end. Enjoy.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
Don't you love how easy it is to make a card using the Cuddlebug embossing folders. Embossed pink cardstock with the hearts folder. Inked the embossing. Added a strip of solid red and striped paper. The stamp is a new mounted rubber stamp from Michael's that cost a $1 - I think I got my money's worth out of this stamp.
What other holiday can you combine pink and red and it looks very happy together. The stripe is Reminisce. Everything else was scraps.
Hope everyone had a wonderful day. One more day and it will be the week end - isn't it amazing how 3 day work weeks seem like 7 days.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
A New Year's card to wish you all "Happy New Year".
Image is from the internet and the paper is Basic Grey - found the cuddlebug embossed paper in the Basic Grey container so had to use it.
My question to you is - how much Basic Grey paper do you have - I - for some reason - have kept my Basic Grey all together - I have a 12 inch square container - 3 - 4 inches deep that is completely full of this paper. Do you think I need to get busy and make some cards. And of course I keep all my scraps also.
Happy New Year!!
Every new day is an adventure and I hope that your 2008 is a smooth ride with no bumpy roads.
Resolutions - hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm - well how about blog resolutions - since I am new to this world - I think I will make some resolutions in regard to my blog.
Try to blog 5 out of 7 days of the week.
Learn how to put a background picture in title.
Learn how to add links and just put a name - example - Ivanka - instead of her whole blog address
I believe I will keep my list short so that I will be able to do it all - or maybe it is short - because I am ignorant about blogging and I have no idea what I should be learning. Stay tuned - I am sure it will be an interesting year for me blogging and hopefully you will all enjoy your visit here.