Monday, August 23, 2010

Check This Guy Out!

I went out to pick some basil for my tomato salad and look what I found! I honestly mistook it for a stick at first--until it moved. Really cool!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer Tomato Salad

Look what I did with the fresh tomatoes that we got from our CSA farm yesterday! I sorta invented a salad of chopped tomatoes, queso cotija (a mexican cheese that crumbles like feta), chopped fresh basil and some extra virgin olive oil. Tastes like summer should taste. I'm serving it with some of my husband's famous grilled chicken for Sunday dinner.

Have a good evening everyone. We are going to a drive in movie tonight.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Anniversary Cake Scrapbook Page

Here's the first scrapbook page that I've done in ages! I used the July sketch from Scrapbook Sussies to put this together, along with supplies from past kits and some stuff from my stash.

The topic is the lovely cake that we had when we were down in Orlando in June. My husband ordered it from a bakery on The Boardwalk at WDW. It was just beautiful--the picture doesn't do it justice.

Also, on the side of the cake were little silver Mickey Mouse's.

And it was absolutely delicious--quality on a level that I'm certainly not used to. Yes, this cake deserved it's own scrapbook page.

Spending our 20th anniversary at WDW was especially appropriate for us because we spent our honeymoon at Disneyland in LA. I guess we will never outgrow Disney!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Chicken Spaghetti

I tried this recipe tonight--boy is it good! It is a great choice when whole chickens are on sale, as you need 2 cups of cooked chicken as well as the broth it was cooked in.

Chicken Spaghetti, or The Only Casserole Marlboro Man Will Eat | The Pioneer Woman Cooks | Ree Drummond

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Baby Gift Tag

Here is a gift tag that I made using a digi stamp from Stampin Dragon designs.

I also added a line of text with a font from Firecracker Designs.

BTW--Hobby Lobby has a sale this week on scrapbooking organizers. I bought some yesterday and am working on getting my papers sorted. Big job!

Have a good Thursday.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


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It's a hot day here in SW Ohio--good day for the pool, or a movie. Or cardmaking! Or sewing! Or wandering around Hobby Lobby! Woo Hoo!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Note Cards--None of Them Stamped!

By now you all know that I use lots of ink and stamps when I make my cards, right? Uh, not this time.

I wanted to make up some note cards that I could have delivered to my daughter while she is at camp for the week. Also, I have lots of scrapbooking supplies that I receive from Scrapbook Sussies once a month. So, I decided to just put together some of the great papers and embellishments to make some fast and cute cards. Here are the results:

Actually, these aren't much different from what is being published in some of the card making magazines these days. I can't believe how lame some of the cards in those mags are!

Anyway, I hope Erin likes the cards. We miss her a lot!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Swimming Cutie

I made this card yesterday using a digital stamp from The Michelle Perkett Studio. A digital stamp is another way of saying that you print out the image instead of stamping it. It's obviously not as versatile as a regular stamp, but it's inexpensive and convenient. It works well if you like to simply stamp and color, and it's nice because you can resize your image to fit where you want it.

I used Splitcoast Sketch SC291 for this card.

This is one of the cards that I made so I could send notes to my daughter when she is away at camp. I made four other cards last night--I will post pics later.