Saturday, March 28, 2009
This is also one of the Try a New Technique challenges on Splitcoaststampers.
Here is the side view
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Anyway, I saw this new stamp by Inkadinkado, that I just HAVE to find! I love it and now when Aaron asks if I had a good day, I think I will have to answer according to what this young child says a good day is...
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
1 ½ lbs. ground ham
½ lb ground pork or sausage
2 eggs, slightly beaten
½ c. milk
¾ c. soda cracker crumbs
Combine ground meat, eggs, milk and cracker crumbs. Form into logs of desired size. Place in baking dish; cover and bake 30 minutes at 350*. Remove from oven; drain grease if necessary. Pour sauce (see instructions below) over meatballs. Return to oven and bake 40 minutes longer, uncovered.
¾ c. brown sugar
1 ½ t. prepared mustard
¼ c. water
¼ c. cider vinegar
Combine sauce ingredients. Boil slowly for about 10 minutes.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
1 c. butter
1 c. white sugar
1 c. powder sugar
Add to mixture:
½ t. salt
1 t. cream of tartar
1 t. baking soda
1 t. vanilla
3 c. flour
Mix well and roll dough in powdered sugar (keeps dough from being tough)-use cookie cutter to cut desired shapes. Bake at 350* for 8-10 minutes. Cool and frost. (The cookies really spread out this time. I used two different shamrock cookie cutters and the one shown above looked more like a flower. Oh well, they will still get eaten. Ü)
This is a recipe I made up when I was a cook at a Senior Center. I made it for St. Patrick's Day that year and everyone wanted the recipe. It is very light and refreshing.
1 cup boiling water
1 small pkg lime Jello
1 cup ice cold water
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip
1 Oreo crust
Dissolve Jello into boiling water and stir until dissolved. Stir in cold water. Refrigerate just until it starts to set (you want it to be VERY jiggly). With a hand mixer, mix in Cool Whip until well blended. Pour into crust and refrigerate until firm.
Creamy Jello Jigglers
2 ½ c. boiling water
4 small pkg lime Jello
1 c. cold milk
1 pkg (3.4 ox) vanilla instant pudding
Stir boiling water into gelatin. Dissolve completely; cool to room temperature. Pour milk into medium bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk until well blended, 1-2 minutes. Quickly pour into gelatin and stir with wire whisk until well blended. Pour mixture slowly into 9 x 13 pan. Refrigerate until firm, about 3 hours. To cut Jigglers, dip bottom of pan in warm water for 15 seconds. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Lift from pan with metal spatula.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Create a card by incorporating a scenary design using designer papers.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, March 13, 2009
We would love to have you come and play along with us.
Here is what I designed for this challenge. ANOTHER toilet paper tube project (tired of them yet? LOL), this one for DH. I combined this challenge with SCS's "Ways to Use It" challenge Going Green here.Did you know there is a *warning* on the back of green
M & M's? Ü
This next project is my favorite. This is for my youngest son. (Vicki, if you are reading this on a laptop, don't let Aaron see it) I have to tell you a cute story...I always try to do the holidays up big and fun for the boys. I have since they were very little. A couple of years ago, I was sick on St. Patrick's Day and wasn't able to do any fun things for the boys. At the end of the day, Aaron was pretty upset and said "this is the worst St. Patrick's Day of my life"! Ü This cracked me up as most people probably don't celebrate it much past wearing green. LOL!
For breakfast I make green eggs and ham (I don't make MY eggs green as that just grosses me out), then usually something green for lunch and supper...lettuce, jello squares, green kookaid, shamrock cookies, shamrock shaped sandwiches, etc.
This year I have to work and Aaron thinks I should take the day off since it's a holiday. Ü Plus he's worried, he isn't going to get any fun green things.
So, I made this for him. I leave for work before he is up, so I will put this on his night stand for him to find in the morning. I will have green eggs and ham made for him for breakfast that he can warm up. I plan to make shamrock sugar cookies Monday and these really yummy jello squares that I will post the recipe for later (with a picture). I plan to make a very simple key lime pie with oreo crust (will post recipe later as well) for supper.
Okay...on to how I made this. I used a clear card box that I purchased at Embellish It (click on the icon on the right and it's under "things to alter"...Soft Fold Boxes 4.5" x 5 7/8" x 1/5". You get five boxes for $3!! A great deal PLUS don't forget the 20% off code GLITTER. You better go order these, because I am going to post another fun project with these in a few days. Ü
The licorice is Twizzlers. I think it's nasy stuff, but kids love it. I prefer my Twizzlers to be strawberry only, the way they were made originally.
I had to cut the licorice down a little bit. Benjamin took care of the *scraps*. I wrapped the box with patterned paper by K & Co. and stamped on a white panel the shamrock from SU!'s "Pinch Proof" with inks matching the licorice (SU!'s Real Red, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Gable Green, Tempting Turquoise and Perfect Plum). The sentiment is from the same set. I tied it off with SU! grosgrain ribbon.
Thursday, March 12, 2009
It is officially Spring Break! WOOHOO!! I am hoping to do lots of baking, stamping and spending time with the boys. Right now it will have to be just Benjamin as my brother and SIL took Aaron to CO. They are going to Focus on the Family (Aaron loves listening to their children's radio programs each evening), Garden of Gods and some cave. I can't wait to see all the pictures he took and the stories he has to tell.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
The thing I liked about Rachel's post on Proverbs 31 Ministry site is that she prays for the person and THEN e-mails them to say I *prayed* for you. I also loved that prayers can be quick. I know people who pray and go on and on (and there may be a time for that) and I feel like it's more a show than real. It's not for me to judge them, but I like that God will answer my *quickie* prayers just as much as one that seems to last for several minutes. I believe this is how we truly "pray without ceasing" by saying a prayer when God brings something to mind.
I have been on the blessing end of prayers MANY times and I hope that I can be a blessing to others by praying for them. I truly believe in the power of prayer.
If you would like to pray for someone, my cousin's little boy (just turned two) burnt the palm of his hand by touching a burner. Toby has a lot to go thru. The burns were 3-4 degree. Right now it's just keeping him comfortable and the hand clean. Later there will be things he will need to do to make sure he keeps it flexible. At such a young age it is hard for him to understand that the "ouchie" isn't going away. I plan to make a little care package for him this weekend and will post later what I made. If you take the time to pray for him and his parents...thank you.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Friday, March 6, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
All images are by Inky Antics.
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Monday, March 2, 2009
I used various Basic Grey scraps, SU! metal and eyelets from LONG ago and a Whipper Snapper image that my friend Michelle sent me. The ribbon is some I got in a bargain bin for 25 cents. The glitter is Martha Stewart and it is VERY fine! I am now sparkling along with my card. The sentiment is computer generated and I used CK Huckleberry font.
Don't forget to stop by the other diva's blogs and see what they did with these challenges.