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Showing posts from July, 2013

Fun in the "Bark" Park

The dogs and I had a wonderful, rare time (this summer), on an early morning walk recently in the morning.  Captured a few shots.  These two lil' babes just make me smile! (the sun was getting in his eyes).  But really, you can't help lovin' lil peeps like this, right? And this is an out-take.  He got very bored with me fiddling with the camera. And there you have it....the delight of my walk.

Eggs Bleu

There's nothing more heavenly than a lazy hot day that starts with a treat like this!  The flavors. My husband and I conjured this perfect combination of salt, savory indulgence, sweets, and punch. Eggs Blue 2 organic farm fresh eggs fresh baby spinach 2 slices maple smoked bacon Stilton Bleu Cheese Handful of your favorite berry Chop the bacon in small pieces and cook until crisp.  Drain well and pat dry.  Layer on a bed of fresh, clean baby spinach. Poach eggs to desired firmness.  (I like mine cooked with a center that resembles pudding).  Pat dry and layer atop the bacon.  Sprinkle with the Stilton.   Add the berries. Savor. I'm really proud of what we produced.  It was fun working together.  The berries - I picked those from our property line.  This year, because it's been so wet, we have a really good yield of raspberries.  Thanks to the deer and birds for bringing these bushes to our property! (Oh, and my tenacity for keeping Dave from tearing &quo

Mrs. Elsa Mae Baxter's 102nd Birthday

Mrs. Elsa Mae grew up in a time period of great change in America.  She was born in 1911, prior to the onset of WWI, when the earth moved at slow and steady pace.  As a young girl, she saw the war sweep her daddy away.  She saw her mother anxious, her family fearful, with peaks of sorry as word arrived of the many young men in the community were taken.  By the end the war, an otherwise protected 8 year old was made to realize that her father, among the taken would never return. She was among the young that formed the basis of a new set of women. Among the women of her generation was a change in attitude where women everywhere decided that they were not willing to waste away their lives idly waiting.  They were going to enjoy life. She was among those that dismissed the corset, relaxed their wastes, embraced dancing, jazz, smoking.  They had a voice.  She was among the wave that gave us the vote.  Gave our bodies back to us.  Gave us equality to man "in theory", she q

Gosh Thanks

Good morning!  Rebecca here showing you my simply freakin' elegant card! Hope you like it too! I used one of my favorite color 3GirlJAM Crinkle Ribbon ( Aqua Splash )....and mixed it up with a couple other colors that just give a light summery feel. The only thing that gave me the slightest challenge was being patient enough to get the gather the way I wanted. And now it's heading to a special someone that is always such a thoughtful generous friend! Hope my simple card inspires you to tell a special some thanks! CHEERS!

Pretty Flower Gift Box

Good Day everyone!  Today I wanted to show you a fun decorative gift box project I put together for a friend's daughter!  Inside I put a few sample Avon lip sticks, some hotel lotion, and tissues (this little girl is alot like mine was when she was younger....very girly girl).  I really hope she enjoys it. Just a quick run down on the different products I used: - Pinque Peacock Fabric colored button from the May 2013 Release - Stampin Up! Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock - Stampin Up Blossom punch - Sobo Glue - Stampin Dimensionals - jumbo size eyelets in yellow to match (brand unknown) - Black dotted ribbon (retired Stampin Up) - Pearl Basic Jewels (Stampin Up) - Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Stampin Up) - Corner Rounder Punch (brand unknown) - Large Oval Punch (for punching the lip in the box (see below Here's the layout for the box.... Hint:  Score all lines first, then cut away.  If you have a question or ge

Notes Book

Today I'm participating in Pinque Peacock's July Release Blog Hop!   I will not bore you with lots of jibber jabber...only the facts!  We're busy people and summer brings a desire to do things other than sit in front of the computer! START HOP HERE (Also, brush up on the rules if you want to win GOODIES) Here's closeup of the release products I used: Such a joy to work with. TOTALLY loved the Small Splendid Swirl . And I always like working with the Pinque Peacock Stick Pins. Oh, I made this little journal completely from scratch! I learned to do this from my dear friend Joanne.  One of these days, I'll have to post a video tutorial to make one for yourself, but I'll have to get over my anxiety for thinking I sound like a 12 year old when I speak (because I do). Anyway, I promised no Jabber.... So, off with you KIMBERLY Thanks for stopping by!

Cuppa Joe

3GirlJAM started a new challenge today!  It's "Shaped Card with Ribbon".  I've had these two stamps for AT LEAST 22 years....and this was a perfect use of them! So, break out your imagination and let's see what you come up with.  This challenge is being sponsored by Carri, from DoubleClick .  She sells the coolest assortment of "skittles", so the winner of this challenge gets the following awesome prize: Any three colors of skittles (75 total)           $10 GC and Guest Design Spot

Born on the 4th of July

Today is the day for BBQs and fun! And Fireworks. And staying cool. (wished I still had an inground pool!) My husband's cousin's birthday actually IS today, so I whipped up this card! Anyway, I've got a different project (along with this one) posted over on the 3Girl Challenge blog ... Go take a look! And then GET OUTSIDE and HAVE A BLAST!