Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Corn Bread Casserole Recipe card

Good morning, all! This is the recipe card I made for the PTI round 10 swap. It uses Honey Bees by PTI. I used almost all PTI products, except for the flower brads which are Making Memories. The CS is Summer Sunrise, Lemon Tart, and Stamper's Select White. The DP is Bitty Baby Blessings. Ink is Summer Sunrise, Lavender Moon, Lemon Tart, and Palette Noir. I pierced the bee trail. I am sort of proud of this recipe because I am not much of a cook and would never make up my own recipe, but I saw this one in the newspaper and liked the sound of it, so I tried it. Well, it didn't taste like I thought it would; I was so disappointed! So I kept tweaking it until I got it the way I thought it should be. I hope you enjoy it! If you want to try it but can't read the recipe off the photo, email me and I will send you a copy.

I also wanted to share something really nice that happened last night. The kids and I went to eat at IHOP. DH had something else to do so he did not go. We were talking and laughing and having a good time and I noticed our waitress talking with a man who was by himself. He was getting ready to leave and I didn't think anything more about it. After we had finished my son decided he wanted a milkshake, so we ordered that and when our bill came it was only for the milkshake! I asked the waitress what was up and she said that man had paid for our dinner and wished us a happy Thanksgiving! Apparently this is something he does on a regular basis--he told her he spends about $150 a week on food for other people! Can you imagine! I sent an email to our newspaper's "opinion line" where people usually complain about the government to thank him in the hopes that he will see it. I don't even know if he lives around here because the waitress said she'd never seen him before. Anyway, I'd just like to pass the blessings on to all of you and hope you have something so nice happen to you this holiday season. Thanks for dropping by!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Good morning everyone, today I'm sharing cards made with stamps from another favorite company of mine, Papertrey Ink. This card was made with PTI's Quilter's Sampler, QS Sentiments, Stamper's Select White, and Sweet Blush Satin Ribbon. I also used Pink Pirouette CS and watercolored with Pink Pirouette, Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa reinkers by SU. I stamped the sent. and the blocks in Palette Burnt Umber and embossed the square on the front with my Nestabilities die.

This card is my swap for the Papertrey Ink Round 10 swap over on SCS, hosted by Sara Paschal. It uses Snowflake Serenade, Borders and Corners Circle, and Holiday Tag Collection 2008. It also uses the PTI colors Aqua Mist and Ocean Tide, plus PTI ribbon. The card base is brushed silver by SU.

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you all get some stamping time in!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Busy Sunday!

No time to stamp today so thought I would share some older things. This card uses images from Pink Cat Studio, Dress-Up Lily and Billy. I put Lily's head on Billy's cowboy body, adhered her pigtails under the cowboy hat and added freckles with a marker. Paper and hardware is SU, unknown star brads. Border at bottom is Technique Tuesday.

This card uses Dress up Billy by PCS and Amazing to Zany by SU for the sentiment. Again, paper and hardware is by SU. I hand dyed the twill tape with an ink pad.

Hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed creating them. Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My First Post!

Hi, everyone! This is my first blog post, and I'm so excited. I have been thinking of starting a stamping blog for a while now, and all of my friends on SCS--a shout-out to Sara, Chris, Angela, Susan, and Keyser--told me how easy it is! To tell you the truth, I wasn't worried about setting it up so much as keeping up with it. I hope to be able to post more often than once a month! Anyway, sometime in the next few days I hope to be able to make this space my own. See you around!