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Showing posts from September, 2011

Musical Flowers

This card is a case of Diane's card on SplitCoast Stampers.  Diane was the QFTD this past week and you can check out her card here: In the Queen For The Day Challenge, you pick a card made by the selected Queen; then you try to put your own personal touches on it.  You post your "case" in her honor and tell everyone what you changed about the card to make it your own. I had been kicking around doing some flowers using some old hymnal pages and the Stamping Up! Fabulous Florets stamp set so this challenge was a perfect way to try out my idea.  Instead of Diane's bright colors, I went with Fall colors since I am sooo ready for Fall. I used the cupping technique on the flowers - that is when you take a large stylus and go around the flower petals in a circular motion.  This was a bit hard to do with the thin hymnal pages, but I really like how it came out.  I am sending this

Fun Coincidences

I have been thinking a lot about coincidences lately.  OK, you got me, I have been reading Dean Koontz again (I finished "Your Heart Belongs to Me" on the airplane back from Las Vegas and I highly recommend it).  Here are some weird ones that have happened to me lately: *When I had my seizure, I had it at home instead of in the car driving to work because my boss Laree had changed my schedule that week to come in at 10:00 AM instead of 7:30AM. If she hadn't done that, I would have had the seizure driving to work and possibly hurt someone and/or myself.  Thanks Laree! *When we were riding the bus down the Las Vegas strip there was a couple in front of us that I started talking to (she had an English accent so I had to start up a conversation).  I soon found out they were from Florida near where I had lived when I was younger.  They asked where I was from, and I told them I was from a small town in Alabama.  She said her best friend lived in a small town in Alabama call

Stuff for Chocolate Chip Bacon Cookies

I just joined Pinterest on Facebook, and I am addicted to looking at the interesting recipes and decorating ideas.  Today, I saw an idea on what to do with pine cones - you spray paint them bright fun colors like pink, mint, yellow, and white.  Then you put them in a large candle holder or vase.  So cute and soooo inexpensive.  Can you imagine what Gingerbeary could do with an idea like that?  The most interesting recipe I have seen this week was chocolate chip bacon cookies.  I bought all the stuff to make them today, and they are in the oven cooking right now - 1 minute to go.  You can find the recipe at: I will let you know how they come out because I was missing a few ingredients....and changed a few others....

Unopened Mail And My Grocery List

We arrived back from our Las Vegas trip last night so the only thing on my Kitchen Counter is unopened mail and my grocery list.  I have looked up the recipes for most the great food we ate (or wish we ate) in Las Vegas including Bacon Waffles and Chicken and Waffles - so my counter top should look awesome tomorrow (or as soon as I get a waffle maker).  We had lots of fun in Las Vegas but not as much as Crystal and Joey.  If we were still 21 we would have had a blast!  No luck with gambling - but I only gained 1 pound which is a miracle!