Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Little Bit of Everything!

This week my kitchen counter has had a little bit of everything on it! New credit cards because I lost the ones they sent me in February (and found them the minute I hung up with the credit card company - it is painful getting older), lots of new recipes, a bunch of card making supplies, 200 beads and assorted necklaces saying Vote for Alex for Senior Class Secretary, and the grocery list I forgot when I went grocery shopping yesterday (so now I get to go again since we are out of coffee filters which you have to have - did I mention how painful it is to get older?).

This card is for the Eye Can See You challenge at Haunted Design House (HDH130) - the challenge ends today so hurry if you want to participate. The rules are to make something with Eyes on it. I used the Octopode Moon. That moon always makes me smile and I always do it in blue. I used the cracked glass technique on my panels. The paper is K&Co and SU!, and I used Versamark and some Clear EP from SU!. The eye on the Moom has Glossy Accents and Silver Stickles.

Here is my Mother's Day card for my Mom:

I used inspiration from Holly (Toy on SCS). I chose her Black 'n Tan card to case. I had to change it up a lot since she used a sketch when she did her card. I made the flower using the Spellbinders Daisy Head die and a stylus. Used the stylus on the paper in small circular motions until the paper seperated into 2 layers; then I did the circular motion until they curled up. I love making these flowers!!! The butterflies are from SU!s Butterfly Embosslet and the black frame is from QuickKutz. Inside is a letter to my Mom. Here are a few quotes so you get the picture: "I especially value the lessons you taught me about how to love others, how to be patient (I am still working on that one), and how to calm down in a stressful situation (also a work in progress). If I have been sucessful in anything in life, it was all due to your influence, love, and support." Anyway, she will love it.

Next, I thought I would share a recipe and some pictures of what Allie (my youngest DD)has been up to lately.

Bacon Ranch Cole Slaw

1 package of pre-cut cole slaw vegetables (or cut your own)
1/4 cup of ranch dressing
3/4 cup of mayo (you may have to add more - Kenny added about 1/2 cup more after I made it)
1/2 package of Real Bacon bits
1/4 cup of finely diced onions
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 tsp of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco
1/2 tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning (I used Weber N'Orleans Cajun Seasoning)
salt, pepper, and paprika to taste

Mix it all together and chill for at least 30 minutes.

This was a busy week for Allie. She went to Prom (her boyfriend's Senior Prom this time) last Friday, went Turkey hunting with him on Sunday (and to his home church with his family afterward), and won Senior Class Secretary (on the campaign picture below - she made those necklaces - the ones I made had panels cut out with Spellbinders, typed slogans, and lots of Stickles, but hers were darling too). I told her weeks like this don't come often, and she better appreciate it! Here are some pictures:

Hugz to all and thanks for looking at all these pictures if you made it this far!!!!


  1. Ooooh, love that MDay card! The flower is amazing!! Your daughter is gorgeous and I love that green colour of her dress! Her boyfriend is a lucky man ;) and you deserve to be a proud mama :)

  2. First things first, the moon card is perfect for our challenge at HDH this week. Love the cracked glass panels.
    Your Mother's Day card is gorgeous!
    Your daughter is the prettiest turkey hunter I have ever seen. She is beautiful. I think I LOVE her corsage the best out of everything though.
    Don't tell anyone, but it kinda makes me miss Texas.

  3. Your cards are great, and your daughter is just beautiful! You did exactly what I did the last time my credit card came. Lost it! After searching what seemed like forever, I gave up went to the bank to get another one, and in the time it took for the other one to come...I found the first one. Isn't life fun?

  4. I love the moon, really love the cracked glass and the beautiful blue. Your Mother's Day card is stunning as are the photos of your daughter, she really has a beautiful glow to her not just on the outside but also from within. You must be a very proud Mum.

  5. OMG, I'm tired just reading all your activities, you have been a busy lady.
    Moon card is wonderful, sentiment is perfect!! Love your Mother's Day card, so very pretty and love that you shared what you said inside with your letter, makes all of us who no longer have their Moms grateful for what they did have!!
    Your daughter is beautiful. She wears that lovely dress like a model, Mama must have been so proud. The boyfrieds flower was just amazing!!! How cute. And a recipe. You did it all!! Loved your post.


  6. Your octopode moon is so cool in blue. Lovely Mother's Day card and you have always made the 'bestest' flowers. Your daughter is beautiful and so is that dress...what a spectacular color. I must say her boyfriend isn't too shabby, either. He looks very handsome. Nice salad from Allie.. and recipe. Thanks for giving us some wonderful photos to see.

  7. Your DD is just too gorgeous for words!! She should be put under lock and key till she's 21!! LOL!! Love your cards too, but you had to show those pics of your beautiful DD!!


  8. Your Mothers day card is so pretty. Wow, that recipe sounds really good. Making me hungry thinking about it. Awesome pic's of your beautiful daughter. Thanks, for sharing.

  9. Gorgeous girl! Love that corsage it is very funky but I said that before anyways. Love your cards both of them and the moon one is brilliant for the HDH challenge, thanks for playing along this week again xx

  10. WOW! Your daughter is gorgeous! So cute to see her all dolled up for prom and then set for a turkey shoot. LOL Love your cards. Octopode is my fave. Thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

  11. Such lovely pics of your very gorgeous daughter!! Also loving that Octopode moon (which I must get!!!) and the fab cracked glass technique (another must-have!!)

  12. Nancy your daughter is beautiful. That dress is a knockout!! I love the color.