Sunday, September 25, 2011

Love You a Latte Card

I love my lattes!  These cards were made using "Just Because Cards", Tim Holtz Distress Inks, and TPC stamps.  Hope you enjoy and thanks for watching.

Card File Box Lid


Woo Hoo! This project is complete.  I will link all the other parts of the project below.  Thanks for watching.
Card File Box - Part 1
Card File Box - Part 2
Card File Box - Inserts

Card File Box Inserts

I finally got around to making the inserts for my altered card box.  It ended up being very simple.

Here are the links for the box tutorials.
Card File Box - part 1
Card File Box - part 2
I hope you enjoy this project.  Keep watching for the final video of the lid for the box.  Thanks for watching and have a great day.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Super Supplies Saturday - Episode #6 (Glitter Glue)

Today we discuss glitter glue (stickles).  I hope you enjoy this video.  Below the video, you will find links to other projects I have made using stickles or glitter glue.  Thanks so much for watching and have a great day.

Stickles Project #1
Stickles Project #2
Stickles Project #3
Glitter Glue Project

Cupcake Birthday Card

This is the card that I made for this month's Card Exchange Club.  The theme was kids birthdays.  I chose the color scheme based on an old paper pad of printed paper from Provo Craft.  I then used paper from the Recollections Soda Pop collection to coordinate.  White, brown, red, and black card stock were pulled from my stash to complete the card.  I used glitter glue from Studio G to add some extra interest to the cherry and the D'Vine Swirls Cuttlebug folder to frost the cupcake.  The cupcake was cut from the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge.

Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Card Exchange Club - Kids Birthday

This month's Card Exchange Club's theme was Kids Birthdays.  Please join me as I show you the cards made by the talented ladies in the group.  Thanks for watching and have a great day!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Ramblings

The last 2 weeks have been quite crazy.  Just 4 more days and life should slow down (but only a little).  I have spent much of the last 2 weeks at the dialysis clinic with my in-laws learning about peritoneal dialysis.  I am truly blessed to be part of dad's care team.  Once again, I can see another reason God has taken me on this nursing journey.  It has been exhausting, but it has been good.

While going through e-mail the other day, I came across a post on one of the blogs I subscribe to.  It was about putting meals in the freezer.  Now I have done this before and I love the rewards.  However, that initial day cooking and preparing is very long and can be quite expensive.  This post mentioned a book and I decided to look it up.  It's called, "Don't Panic - Dinner's in the Freezer" and is available on Amazon.com (probably other places as well).  I decided to take a look at it and was able to preview a few of the pages.  I really liked what I saw.  Being the patient person that I am (now no coughing or choking here), I decided I didn't want to wait for the book, so I downloaded it on the Kindle.  It is great.  The recipes I tried were simpler than when I made freezer dinners in the past.  I also like that they encourage you to plan your freezer prep based on what's on sale.  Let me just show you how it went today:
1.  Chicken breasts and hamburger were on sale (Pork chops were too, but the ones on sale had more fat on them.  It was worth the few extra cents per pound to get the leaner chops).  Let me insert here that hamburger wasn't really on sale.  They ran a 10 minute special because too much had been ground this morning.  Isn't it great how God works that out sometimes!  After shopping, I now had 3 meats to plan meals around.
2.  Pulled into the driveway at 4:40 pm from shopping.  Unloaded the car and the kids put away groceries while I cleaned a messy kitchen.
3.  We started preparing the food:
     Dinner - pork chops, mac-n-cheese, cheddar biscuits (OK, maybe not the healthiest, but delicious!)
     Freezer -
          Hamburger - 2 meatloafs, 2 bags of meatballs
          Pork chops - honey dijon
          Chicken - 2 meals of buttermilk herb chicken; 3 meals of Cheesy chicken bundles
            Total - the base of 10 meals frozen and ready to thaw and cook.
4.  Clean kitchen (including sweep and mop)
Finish at 8:45 and that includes a break to sit down and eat dinner as a family!

Now  I must admit that it was so helpful having the kids involved.  It saved me a lot of time.  However, I could not believe how much we accomplished in 4 hours and 5 minutes.  I have to admit, that I think this just may work for us.

My amazing husband hung some shelving in the craft area tonight and I was able to begin clearing surfaces.  I now have a little more room and things are better organized.  Hopefully, I will soon be posting projects again.  Keep watching for Super Supplies Saturday and Terrific Tools Tuesday.  Hopefully they will be back soon.  With Christmas just around the corner, I've got a lot of crafting to do.  Have a great weekend.  Hope to post again soon.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Haul and a Giveaway

Please leave your comment below and become a follower to enter a chance to win the giveaway.  I plan to have a couple of "surprises" to go with the giveaway as well.  Thanks for watching and have a great day.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Super Supplies Saturday - Episode #5 (Perfect Pearls)

Today we will talk about Perfect Pearls by Ranger.  Let me know what you think of this fun product!  Have a great day!
Perfect Pearls were used to make the background on the card base.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Life

Things in life have a way of coming up on you fast.  That is the way this week has gone.  I missed Terrific Tools Tuesday due to computer issues.  We are back up and running though so watch for next week's full feature.  The upcoming week is going to be very full for my family.  The kids start school on Tuesday and that is going to keep us hopping.  There are some other commitments that will take me away from the blog often in the next few weeks.  Thanks for your patience and keep checking for great projects.