Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Green Cake, Anyone?

Green must be the color of the moment. Check out the green cake. This, however, is not just any ol' green cake. This one is a very creative replica of something. Any guesses on what this creation might be? If you said "Plant Cell Anatomy," you're correct!!! The cranberry muffin on the bottom corner represents the nucleus, the gummy worms the golgi body, the jelly beans the chloroplasts, the spaghetti (around the muffin) endoplasmic reticulum and we can't remember what the chocolate chunks were supposed to be, but that's okay...the teacher will! My DD has always been pretty good in the imagination department. Since she was very little she's had the nack of taking things (often from the garbage) and making them into something quite interesting! She's definitely my most prolific artist! The best part of this project is this: once the teacher grades it, she and her friends get to eat it!!! That's good news for my DD as she has a sweet tooth to the "nth" degree! Personally, I prefer yellow cake, white cake, or brown cake (chocolate), but I guess when it comes to science projects, do as the students do - eat it GREEN!
Does anyone have a knife?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Hot Dogs...To Go!

Being as I'm busily preparing for my WALK in DC, and still needing to do my usual wife and mommy duties, I've not had a whole lot of time in my stamp room. BUT, out of necessity I managed to grab a few minutes to make a birthday card for my DH's father. My father-in-law is an amazing man in many ways. He's been a source of inspiration and stability through the years that I've so appreciated and have become accustomed to. And what a sense of humor! Last year he bought me a tshirt that says, "You can agree with me OR you can be wrong!" (He knows me so well!) Of course it's one of my favorites and I always wear it when he and my mom-in-law come for a visit! Anyway, one of the things that amazes me is his love for HOT DOGS. He'd eat the silly things day after day if he had his 'ruthers. So, in honor of his big day, I put together this card with SUs "Voila" (affectionately called "Cheffy") stamp set. I used the new colors, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango, plus some other favorites, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie and Tempting Turquoise. (Love that Pacific Point ribbon!) Then my husband and I put together this little gift box and sent it off to his dad in Florida today! It's everything he'll need for a real, just like he likes 'em, hot dog meal, complete with beans! We even stuck in some $$$ for dessert - ice cream at his favorite stand! BTW, Zweigle's Texas Hots are the best! And they're made right here in New York! Happy Birthday Dad!

Would someone please pass the ketchup!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

My 3-Day Shirts Are Done!

Rox and I brainstormed our shirts yesterday and this is what we came up with!
Let me know what you think and which is your favorite!

White One: very basic. My name, pink ribbon & team name on upper left top. 3-Day Walker logo on bottom right.

Pink One: It says, "Big or Small, Save 'Em All!" Cupcakes really have nothing to do with anything except that we've decided it's what one feels and looks like when stuffed into a sports bra!

Green One: This is my personal favorite. We took a Gina K stamp and stamped it - then scanned it - then arranged and printed it on transfer paper. Once ironed on, we "glittered" the polka dots inside each image.

Here's a close-up of the images!
Very fun!
(So you know - Rox and I will wear the white shirt to church tomorrow when they pray for us. It's the most benign of them all!

Breast Cancer Walk Coming Up!

Hi Everyone! Just wanted you to know that I leave for Washington DC on Thursday with my friend, Rox. She and I have been training for months for the 3-Day Walk for Breast Cancer. It's a 60 mile walk over a period of 3 days with the proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen For the Cure Organization as well as another philanthropic group also doing research. We'll be flying into DC,and then camping out with thousands of other people also doing the walk! I'm sure we'll be tired by the time all is said and done, yet exhilarated over what we accomplished. Both my mom and sister died of breast cancer (my mom in 1984 at the age of 47 and my sister in 1996 at the age of 36!!!). I'll be sure to give you a "We did it and we're home!" report once the swelling in my feet has gone down (snicker). Thank you all for praying. I truly believe that "Together We CAN Make a Difference!"

Friday, September 26, 2008

I've been tagged!!!

My SBS25 sister, Debby, "tagged" me (http://debbysstuff.blogspot.com/) I don't know how to link that under her name so any help anyone can give me will be most helpful!). For those I'm tagging, follow these rules:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Okay, so 7 random facts about me:
1. I met my husband while we were both in the Air Force.
2. I hate snakes so much so that I enjoy running them over with my car.
3. My favorite food is MEXICAN!!!
4. I'm allergic to housework. In my dreams dust bunnies are taking over the universe.
5 I absolutely detest being tickled! (I WILL fight back!).
6. I love hearing my husband preach! He's awesome!!!
7. I'm in the process of writing a book!

Now, will the following please consider themselves tagged!!! (Sorry, but I only know of 5 other bloggers...or can you randomly choose others?)
Roxy (http://roxysramblings64.blogspot.com/)
Kathy (http://kathysknook.blogspot.com/)
Kim (http://frogoffaith.blogspot.com/
Becky (http://rooksramblings.blogspot.com/)
Angie (http://pinkroomponderings.blogspot.com/)

My kitchen's a mess and in need of help! Time to wake up!

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers #25 !

I did it! I joined the Sisterhood ~ and it feels good!!! I'm relatively new to the stamping world but have jumped in with both feet! A year and 1/2 ago I became our group's SU demo so that keeps me on top of things in a big way! I've always been a creative kind of person, but making cards is definitely a passion! I'm looking forward to getting to know my other "sisters" - YAY!!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

First Pictures With My New Camera!

Hi Everyone! This is my darling 10-year old! I figured out how to work my new camera (love it!) and asked her to pose for the very first photo (which she graciously agreed to do)! Doesn't she have the most beautiful smile? She loves to stamp as much as me; in fact, often times you'll find her in my stamp room right next to me working on her projects while I'm working on mine! She's pretty good too! She loves layers and embellishments (who doesn't?) so she makes some pretty cute cards! She's sold a few too! Thank you sweetheart for being Mom's helper! I love you!

And this is a card I made a couple weeks ago just for fun. My friend, Rox, let me borrow her new Upsy Daisy set (thanks, Rox!) so I played around with it, made several in various colors and layouts, mailed most, and have this one left just waiting for the right person to mail it to. I usually make cards as I need them but at this point in time I was ahead of the game so I had time to play!

And this last picture is of a card I made many, many moons ago. Why I was saving it, I don't know, because it's really cute! Very simple ("Less is more," or so they say), yet to the point. I cuttlebugged the Night of Navy Background (which you can't see in this picture), then colored in the rocking chair with my Blender Pens and Watercolor Crayons. This stamp is one of the very first I bought off ebay when I was working at the furniture store. I have other furniture stamps too which you'll see as time goes on! And now to stamp some new stuff...

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I Love Wal-Mart!

I know that probably sounds strange to you, but it's true! They have everything there, even cameras! So today I ran myself down to one of the two I usually frequent and voila! The camera my husband called ahead for was waiting for me!!! Hopefully my next post will include something I've been able to take a picture of ~ either someone I love or something I've created. Don't go away!


No, I'm not referring to "Talk Like a Pirate Day" that was, by the way, this past Friday (September 19th). I'm referring to the fact that our camera is broken and I can't post any of my recent masterpieces with you until we get a new one. But don't worry. Now that I'm getting this blog thing figured out, it won't be long before you'll be stamping alongside of me, enjoying the journey as much as I. Til then, tata!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Curry, anyone?

Is anyone besides me hesitant when it comes to new foods? Unless I know what's in the dish, or what the meat is specifically, I proceed very cautiously (if at all). That wasn't the case when I tried curry for the first time (probably because I was in the kitchen when our friend was making it!). And in the past 2-1/2 weeks, I've had it several times!

Let me introduce you to our friend from Ranchi, India, here adorning one of those lovely yellow rain ponchos one receives when going in the Cave of the Winds at Niagara Falls. His name is Ram Bali Singh but his friends call him Azad, which literally means "free." Though Azad is a nickname it summarizes his life because he's free from the bondage of Hindu ritualism and is alive to the things of God! He may be short in stature but he's definitely mighty in Christ!

Pastor Azad leaves for home tomorrow. He has made a deposit into our lives while here, but he also takes with him a piece of us. No, we didn't stick #2 son in his suitcase, but our hearts and prayers go with him throughout the rest of his journey! Until we meet again, Brother, we love you!