Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Gift Card Holder Tutorial I Found & Love


I use YouTube video tutorials a LOT! When I found this one, by one of my favorite video makers I decided it was perfect for what I needed. It seems all my friends have birthdays in a 3 week time frame. I am never quite sure what to get for some of them, so I went with gift cards. Well for this particular friend I wanted a cute gift card holder. So I searched through my favorite video makers and found this video @  Kwernerdesign

I of course did a few things a bit differently…. but here are photos of My finished project.

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I also shared this posting on the Blog for a Design Team I am a member of.. SCF-DT !

My son, My Little Cook in the making

I am trying to make sure that my children are able to fend for themselves…. this includes making sure that my boys can cook more than just spaghetti, eggs, & tacos…. So just the other night I had my oldest son Norman (JR) help make dinner…. It was Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and corn…..

I missed the chance to take a picture of him mixing together the meat, eggs, bread crumbs, & seasonings for the meatloaf itself. But here he is using the Vidalia Chop Wizard to dice potatoes.  I sliced the potatoes, he chopped!IMG00412-20110321-1629

Here he is mixing the sauce for on top of the meatloaf, nothing fancy just ketchup, mustard, and brown sugar.


Here he is painting the meatloaf as he calls it!


And our finished product…….


He had a blast cooking with me, and has been asking when he can do it again.  I am thinking maybe tonight!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

My Son, I am SOOO Proud!`


My son normally sports a buzz cut.  Well for some reason he decided he didn’t want that anymore, and his MeMom took him for a hair cut and he kept it a little longer on top for a while. Then he decided to let it all just grow out!! FINALLY a couple days ago he made a deal wiht his Momma(me) if I can have ice cream for a bed time snack, you can SHAVE my hair.  DEAL!! Well then I remembered an online friend Amber…. she shaved her hair for St Baldricks… they bring awareness to childhood cancer, adn help raise money for cancer research…. I told my son, He was so Impressed by a woman being brave enough to shave his head, that we decided to let his hair grown another month, and then He will shave his head at a St Baldricks event! So if anyone could share his link, or donate a Dollar, not only would you help sick kids, but you would help my son realize there are still good people in this world!!

This is my Norman with hair…. that second one was taken on Crazy Hair day at school!

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Here is the link to his Participation page on St Baldrick’s website!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A Crazy Little Thing Called Beading

I finally got a chance to play with my beading  supplies last week! And boy oh boy did it feel nice!  I made 5 sets of earrings… by #6 my finger tips were a little sore, and my eyes were going a bit wonky!!! So the 6th pair sits two-thirds finished…. just waiting on me to get a little time!  I also dug out some gorgeous charms and pendants I have purchased along the way!  I am so excited to play with them all again!!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Journaling Prompts Days 29 & 30

Day 29:  What is your favorite romantic movie or book?  Not big on Romance books But I will say The Twilight Saga, since I loved those books… and I’m not really into Romantic Movies either, so again I will go with The Twilight Saga…

Day 30:  When you were growing up,  were you responsible for chores?  What were they?  I had to make my bed, clean my room, helo dust or vacuum, and It was my job to clean the dog’s pen outside…

DT Call

Scrapbooking/Crafting Friends Design Team Call!

Who we are: Scrapbooking/Crafting Friends are a group of crafters from all walks of life, parts of the world, and various crafty backgrounds!

What we do: CRAFT in every way, shape, and form! We also blog and network!

How we do it: Via Email, Private Yahoo Group, Our Public Blog, and other social media!

Where we do it: Our Public Blog: & Private Yahoo Group as well as email is our major forms of communication.

Why we do it: Because we love crafting and making new friends!

If this is something you would like to be a part of NOW is the time to send the following info to – we are looking for people to jump in immediately!

What you will receive for being a DT Member of ours:

Between 2 and 4 ‘sets’ to work with per month from our major sponsor, Blog Exposure, access to our private Yahoo Group, DT Badges, etc.
(Sets may include Digi Stamps, Clipart, Digi Paper, and other Digital Files to work with how ever you see fit! No project restrictions! All Creations are welcome!)

What we ask of you each month: At least 1 project per set – so around 4 projects per month but feel free to do as many projects as you wish! The more the merrier! You MUST have a Blog and be willing to post your projects on it with appropriate links back to our sponsor! We ask that you participate in our monthly contest post and help us spread the word about our monthly contest. We are very flexible with deadlines. We will give you a target date for submitting your projects but understand “Life Happens” if you can’t make a deadline. This is an open-ended DT position! You can stay on for as long as you want! We want your time as a SCF DT to be fun and stress-free! We are a drama-free zone and a crazy bunch! If this sounds like something you want to be a part of – APPLY NOW!