Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Birthday cards

I am attempting to remember my friends birthdays and send them cards.  This might be because I am such a nice person or it might be because I need to do something with the cards that I have made. I will let you decide because I am not going to incriminate myself by saying anything,

Both of the cards were made for a Blue Plate Special at Cookin Up Creations although I couldn't tell you which day the challenge and sketch was.
 This on was made using the Sugar kit from Scrapdango. I am so surprised at how much is in one kit.  This is  the third card I have made from the kit - and that is after making 5 layouts!  Just lovin it!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012


In August Hope, our cat had to be put to sleep. That brought the number of cats down to 2. I was firm. We were not going to get another one any time soon. I love animals, but they are expensive to feed and care for. I didn't think it was fair to give one a home when I really can't afford to take care of it when (not if but when) it gets sick.

Then one very cold February night there was a meowing on the porch. I looked out and saw such a pretty face looking back asking to be taken in. I was still firm. The girls could go out and pet it. I even set up a basket with some blankets in it so she could keep warm. NO FEEDING and NO COMING IN! That was a Thursday night.

By Sunday she was still there. Even more important she had managed to work her way into Tom's heart. So we now have a new cat: Ace

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Food List

After my obsession with books I saw this list and wanted to see how I fared. I have eaten 32 of them (and some of them I will never eat again)

1. Abalone

2. Absinthe

3. Alligator

4. Baba Ghanoush

5. Bagel and lox

6. Baklava

7. Barbecue ribs

8. Bellini

9. Bird’s Nest Soup

10. Biscuits and gravy

11. Black Pudding

12. Black Truffle

13. Borscht

14. Calamari

15. Carp

16. Caviar

17. Cheese fondue

18. Chicken and waffles

19. Chicken Tikka Masala

20. Chile Relleno

21. Chitterlings/Chitlins

22. Churros

23. Clam Chowder

24. Cognac

25. Crabcake

26. Crickets

27. Currywurst

28. Dandelion wine

29. Dulce de leche

30. Durian

31. Eel

32. Eggs benedict

33. Fish Tacos

34. Foie Gras

35. Fresh Spring Rolls

36. Fried Catfish

37. Fried Green Tomatoes

38. Fried Plaintain

39. Frito Pie

40. Frog’s Legs

41. Fugu

42. Funnel Cake

43. Gazpacho

44. Goat

45. Goat’s milk

46. Goulash

47. Gumbo

48. Haggis

49. Head Cheese

50. Heirloom Tomatoes

51. Honeycomb

52. Hostess Fruit Pie

53. Huevos Rancheros

54. Jerk Chicken

55. Kangaroo

56. Key Lime Pie

57. Kobe Beef

58. Lassi

59. Lobster

60. Mimosa

61. MoonPie

62. Morel Mushrooms

63. Nettle Tea

64. Octopus

65. Oxtail Soup

66. Paella

67. Paneer

68. Pastrami on Rye

69. Pavlova

70. Phaal

71. Philly Cheesesteak

72. Pho

73. Pineapple and cottage cheese

74. Pistachio Ice Cream

75. Po’ boy

76. Pocky

77. Polenta

78. Prickly Pear

79. Rabbit Stew

80. Raw Oysters

81. Root Beer Float

82. S’mores

83. Sauerkraut

84. Sea Urchin

85. Shark

86. Snail

87. Snake

88. Soft Shell Crab

89. Som Tam

90. Spaetzle

91. Spam

92. Squirrel

93. Steak Tartare

94. Sweet Potato Fries

95. Sweetbreads

96. Tom Yum

97. Umeboshi

98. Venison

99. Wasabi Peas

100.Zucchini Flowers

Monday, April 2, 2012

April Sugar kit reveal

I simply adored all the papers that were in this kit. They were all double sided so I was in pattern paper heaven!

I used some weaving on this card. I noticed that Heather did as well. These papers go so well together that I couldn't just use a few.
This was one of the simplest card I have ever made - and one of my favs. This kit made it so easy that it is hard to believe.
Another fairly simple card - I am sure that I could get used to doing cards like this.
Once again you can see that I was crazy for the papers. I especially like the paper on the right where the circle, flowers, swirls and butterflies were on the paper. It made the rest of the layout very easy to coordinate.
This was just a fun layout. I like digging up old pictures - and that is what I did for this.

April sketch

There are times when a sketch looks lame, but the layout from it looks super. There are other times when the sketch looks great, but the layout made from it just doesn't measure up. The latter was what happened with this one. I loved this sketch:
However the layout from it rather left me flat. Not sure why. You can see I played with the placement of the title and the journaling and added a few embellishments, but somehow I was still not happy with it.

March Reading list

March was not a good month for reading. I got 3 books from "the list" but I was hoping for more. I am slowing down I only had 11 books this month. I am going to need to get moving if I am going to get my goals. Anyway, here is the list for March:

29. Wuthering Heights

30. Dressed for Death

31. The Haunting of Hillside School

32. The Ottoman Empire

33. The Vikings

34. The Dangerous Hour

35. Plague and Pestilence

36. Oliver Twist

37. Strange Histories – The Egyptians

38. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court

39. Just the Facts – Multiple Sclerosis

40. Her Fearful Symmetry