Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The one about Jack

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 30, 2006

The one about halloween stuff

Its looking Halloweenie around here.

(what is with Blogger lately? It took me forever to upload these!)

Thursday, October 26, 2006

The one about the ledger pages

...ledger pages!

I have been on a hunt for a really good vintage ledger for almost two years now. I am cheap and didn't want to pay the prices they go for on eBay (for the good ones; really old with beautiful handwriting) but it has become obvious I ain't gonna find one around here.

so..I have a few ledger pages and I used a small section of one. Here's a quick gift I made for an internet friend...and I ended up covering up most of the darn ledger page!

M for mother

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

The one about going places....

This is for Tia's journal in our Alphabetica project. Her theme is transportation and she made her book out of two license plates! She used one for each cover of the book, with rings though the holes in the edge of the plates to keep them together. It was cool!

I went with another mixed head - half modern and half vintage. It reads: "With a head like this, there's no doubt she'll be going places". Piece was created on an envelope.

Unlike Tia, I stink at writing with a white pen.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The one about the white chocolate cake

Happy birthday to my ten-year-old Austin!! He asked for white chocolate cake, which is a pain to make, but totally wonderful to eat. Death by white chocolate. Yes, I'll probably have a coronary it's so bad for you. That's why we eat it only about once a year.

I'm about all birthday'd out this month. All that's left is London's birthday, then Austin's pizza & movie party with his friends.

White Chocolate Cake

3 c. flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
6 squares (1 oz each) chopped white chocolate
1/2 c. hot water
1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs
1 c. buttermilk

6 squares (1 oz each) chopped white chocolate
2 1/2 Tbs flour
1 c. milk
1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

sift together the 3 c. flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. set aside. In small saucepan, melt 6 oz. white chocolate and hot water over low heat. Stir until smooth. Cool to room temp. In large bowl, cream 1 cup butter with 1 1/2 c. sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well. Stir in flour mixture alternating with buttermilk. Mix in melted white chocolate and vanilla. Pour batter into two 9 inch rounds that have had bottoms greased with shortening and lined with waxed paper. Bake 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Cool at least one hour before CAREFULLY removing from pans.

for frosting combine 6 oz white chocolate, 2 1/2 Tbs flour, and milk in small saucepan. Cook over med heat, stirring constantly until thick. Cool to room temp. In large bowl cream 1 c butter with 1 c sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla. Beat until fluffy. Gradually add cooled white chocolate mixture. Beat on high until it is the consistency of whipped cream.

***use only high-quality white chocolate and real butter

Monday, October 23, 2006

The one about the pony party

I survived another kid party. I don't do kid parties the same day as the real birthday. Gosh, too much stress just stresses me out!

We made paper crowns for the kids to color and decorate with punched cardstock jewels, played pin-the-tail-on-the-pony, wrapped up a big sucker about a million times for that unwrapping game, and gave out horns & treat sacks filled with goodies. I put the kids to work on helping me with everything.
I think it would be fun to shoot pics for a magazine, so here is my cupcakes shot.

By the way....Duncan Hines Creamy Homestyle Classic Vanilla frosting tastes just like Krispy Kreme doughnuts.

Friday, October 20, 2006

The one about the conundrum

I have a list of words that I like...for no particular reason other than they sound cool to me. The word conundrum has been in my head lately so I made this.

As I was putting it together, I kept trying to figure out what the condundrum is. Then, towards the end I realized her problem was her face. She has a huge problem going on, wouldn't you say? lol

I had fun with this piece---here are more views.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

The one about tornados

I had another tornado dream last night. This time I was holding Zoe and I couldn't get downstairs to the basement. I made this page in an old record album book last fall about my all my tornado dreams. I really don't think it means anything other than tornados scare me. Sometimes the dream is about a bunch of tornadoes, or like last night, it was just one huge black tornado.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The one about the Field Trip

Went to the fire station today on a preschool field trip.

I doubt Amelia learned anything. LOL She didn't seem to be paying attention (therefore the certificate below makes me laugh!) except when one of the firemen put on all his gear and crawled along the floor.

She was fascinated by the big tires, and everyone got a sticker. Savannah got to go along since she has afternoon Kindergarten.

Saturday, October 14, 2006

The one about stickin' a fork in it...

......they're done!

A little different, but then so am I. haaa! None of these cards are of the traditional fold---I messed with them a little. "Cute" isn't my thing.... but they wanted cutsie, so I did cutsie.

I had to put some of Me in them, hence the sheet music wings.

I forgot I wanted to put a jingle bell necklace on the angel. shoot.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

The one about the Jingle Bells

I was asked to make several Christmas cards for a project for Super Saturday next month. I groaned because I can't make cards. Making cards for my brain is like trying to wring water out of a dry sponge. It just hurts. It was hard when I was doing Designing With Greetings last summer.
Today I had to go to Robert's for some DMC floss and I spotted these mini jingle bells. I bought a bunch and I am actually excited about making Christmas cards. I even had a flood of ideas tonight.

It was a feeling altogether new to me.

I am excited about making cards.

The one about my girls

Sometimes this is the best I get when I want to take their picture.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The one about the Memory Trends Samples

I got a last minute assignment to do some page samples for Memory Trends in Las Vegas. This page was done using the SuperStar line. I like it! I used just over 5 yards of ribbon on this page.
The new Freestyle Alpha stamps by Tia Bennett are really fun.
I also got a peek at Foof-A-La's new Cream, Black, Red line. I always like the Foof stuff. This page is 6x6. The other two are 12x12.

Not really liking this last one. It looked better in my head. Now I see all sorts of things that are bugging me.

Saturday, October 07, 2006

The one about Savannah's Birthday!

Happy 6th birthday to Savannah!! She wanted me to make this watermelon cake she saw in a magazine back in June.
Stack of pink presents wrapped by Austin; the best his little 9-year-old boy hands could do.
Her reaction when we sang Happy Birthday to her.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The one about the Bridge

Today at Cascade Springs. More on that later. Rob loves me.
photo by Bobby

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The one about the Letter Stamp Mounts

I love it when Bobby helps me. He can be a knucklehead at times, but then there are the times he is wonderful.
Today he assembled two scooters, then cut some wood for my letter stamps.

Monday, October 02, 2006

The one about The Scrapbook Lady

There is a sweet older lady that lives down the street. I met her in a family history class at church last May. I like her because she carries plastic bags with her when she walks her little dogs. (guess what the bags are for--yep) I like her for other reasons, too.

This morning she came by to invite me to her Salt City candle party she is having this week. She couldn't remember my name so she just wrote

Scrapbook Lady.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

The one about the Fun Stuff on the Color Blog

The projects are now up on The Color Blog!

I was going for the whole thrift store look and those buttons were not fun to sew onto that canvas!