Thursday, July 22, 2010

Got my MOJO back....

I baked twice this week - plus had time to participate in the Mojo Monday sketch #148.... It's a birthday card for my sister in her favorite colors. You caught me - using DeLovely again. I actually had enough scraps from my banner kit for this one.






















































The inside of the card....












I'm going to go eat some of these now.... banana bread muffins and Oatmeal Craisin cookies... You'd never know it was summer here - I still bake like it's winter all year long....































~He@ther


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

S-U-M-M-E-R and a little addiction....

Finished! Finito!! All done.... I finally finished my summer banner using the kit I purchased of DeLovely stuff from Scrapbook Trends . Do cut me some slack - since we have only recently started to have an actual summer here in Washington... I had a little trouble with this because my kit was missing quite a bit - but I made it work... It would have also been nice to have a Scor-pal for the fan folds, but I will get myself one in due time... I am working on a Slice right now, so I'll keep you updated on that... I want one sooooo baddy bad bad....













































































































































































I only added a little bit to it - I thought it was a wonderful design to start with. I have been trying to lighten up the house for summer color wise - so this did the trick...




Okay - on to my newest addiction. Since my favorite fruit is strawberries - but I get hives when I eat them - I have latched on to berries instead. I have always loved marrion berries - even eating an entire marrion berry pie within a few days all by myself (uhh - several times I am afraid..). However - this treat takes those lovely, yummy, sweet berries to a whole new level. This is the Marrion berry pudding cake from Safeway - yes Safeway. Not some fancy schmancy bakery - aha - easier to attain you see..... I have eaten 2 of them all by myself already - having a little for breakfast - and then a little after every meal for the next day or so... They are just too good... really - toooo good.... It's really not fair because it is pure sugar and it calls to me from across the bakery - "buy me, eat me, love me....". You get the picture....



























My other addictions include a daily Low Carb Rockstar - yes every day... and buttons. Really - no one person should be aloud to own as many buttons as I do. Especially when I will only use them if I can part with them or if they aren't super special. I guess hording is a better description... They are so lovely, each unique and so beautiful. Running you hands through them is so theraputic... I could go on and on....
What are your addictions (healthy and legal ones of course :-).....
~He@ther

Monday, July 12, 2010

Kabobin' it and sneak peak...


Well it was kabob crazy in the house last night for dinner. I have a hard time finding lighter things to cook because I am a die hard crock-potter and Paula Dean Recipe follower. So I decided to try out a new sauce that we purchased at Costco and made kabobs. Let me tell you, this sauce is amazing - if you like teriyaki. It smells amazing while it is cooking, and tastes even more amazing when it is done... It is called Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki. It has a wonderful layer of sesame seeds marinading and well - it is just pure yum!!




Our BBQ is out of commission at the moment - so I just cooked them in the oven. They still turned out super good....












I love the way the produce looks this tim
e of year... so colorful and full of yumminess....








I also took advantage of the great summertime fruits available and made fruit kabobs with the leftover skewers... notice no strawberries since I am allergic.... grrr... still can't get used to that one cause I love em so!!




















Well - here is a sneak peak of all that I have accomplished with my DeLovely summer banner... not much - I know. It takes a long time to cover all that chipboard! But my Basic Grey Precision file set is helping a lot with the s u m m e r letters. I will finish this soon - I just have to... it is halfway through summer already!!

Anybody else have some super light summer meal ideas??
~He@ther

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Quick Card...

Don't you hate it when you are baking a cake at 10:00 PM and you only have enough frosting to frost half of it?? Do you present the cake half frosted and say, "Happy Birthday!?"... No you do not... you run to the 7-11 - only to find they have no chocolate frosting... knowing it is too late to try a different sort of frosting since you have used an entire can on it already, you head to the Fred Meyer's which is open until 11:00 PM..... Which leads me to the 15 minutes I ended up having leftover to make this card... I really wanted to try the old "put real candles on the card" trick... but I didn't have any that weren't numbers... so I just used paper instead... This is a pretty common card - candles on the front... not my design necessarily but a quick option since I could not find any of my stinkin' birthday stamps in my hurry...
















I always turn to simple layouts when I need a card in a hurry, and online sketches can also help in a pinch... If I had time, I would have either stamped a pattern on the candles, or ran them through my crimper for added texure. I also would have continued the stitching theme throughout the card - but this is what you get with 15 minutes and a bunch of patterned paper...
~He@ther

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Holiday decoration...



A little whippy cake decoration for my hair today... I had a whole great outfit planned to go with it - but of course the weather is terrible here so luckily my cute headband goes with anything... including sweathshirts :-)


Happy 4th and be sure to take lots and lots of pictures!! (To scrap of course :-)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new....



Finally got the Spring banner down.... This was from last year, an oldie but goodie. I am going to end up with a banner for each season/ holiday so that I just have to change them out and not have to make anymore... They are super fun but can take a while...






And I squeezed in some time to decorate for the 4th...






























These are Martha Stewart holiday decorations from last year, Big Lot's finds I think... I have an awesome summer banner coming - just have to finish it... I got my hands on some DeLovely - and yes - I must say it is quite lovely for sure!!!
I hope you are all able to relax and enjoy your 4th of July!!!