Here is the sketch:
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Here is the sketch:
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Only Orange, Basic Black, DP is retired SU Halloween Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange, Apricot Appeal, Elegant Eggplant, and Orchid Opulance
Stamp Set: Haunting Halloween
Embellishments: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon
Tools: SU oval punch (I think), blender pens and aqua marker (I don't have the SU markers yet)
The things that I changed are the stamp set, the use of ribbon, the DP, where the file folder tab is, and I added a second sentiment.
I also followed Beate's File Folder tutorial to complete the card.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Here is a close up of the sentiment (sorry it's blurry). In the lower right hand corner you can also see the butterfly that got flocked as well.
Please visit Allison's blog to read more about Suggestive Sunday's and see the other really cool stuff that she posts.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Well I finally finished my China album a couple of weeks ago. I used a Creative Memories album but all Far East papers. I also used my alphabet diecuts instead of stickers and I have to say I love how every thing goes together now. On our trip we went to Beijing, Xian, and Shanghai. We spent most of our time in Beijing and its surrounding area. I hope you enjoy my slide show.
Sunday, April 6, 2008
When you go somewhere, Who drives the vehicle most of the time, you or your spouse or your children? Take a photo of that person driving the car, then tell a little about why they seem to drive most of the time. If it’s yourself, get someone to take your photo behind the wheel.
Baker almost always drives when we go out. I think he drives most of the time because he is a cop and has had specialized driver training. He also gets very frustrated with other drivers and with me when I am driving. Thus he drives.
What’s in your purse or wallet? Dump it out and take a photo of it. Come on! You know it needs cleaned out anyway. Why do you carry around the stuff you have in there?
Here is a picture of my purse:
These are the things that I always carry with me. I have my little betsy purse that I keep my wallet and phone in so that I can grab that for a quick run into a store or the gas station. Then I have my coupon holder, almonds, lip glass, pens and pencils, work key chain, eye glasses, check book, digital camera, a book, and itch gel.
I always carry a book and my camera. You never know when you will get stuck in traffic or when a great photo oppurtunity might present itself.
I even had to dig out my old digital camera that my 6 year old now uses to take the photo with my camera in it.
Take a photo of a reflection in the mirror. Tell about who or what it is and where it was taken. This could also be a reflection in a store window or a building. This is also Easter Sunday. You could always take a reflection of the Easter Bunny, the basket, etc.
I laughed when I read this post. The condo that we rented in Key West was just covered in mirrors. But I didn't like how any of the pictures turned out. The reflection picture I like the most is the one of Regan at the Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum. One of the exhibits is a mirror for you to see if you can roll your tongue. Apparently only 1 in 10,000 can do it and Regan is one of them.
Take a photo of a car, truck, motorcycle or any vehicle you’d like to own. What kind of vehicle is it? Will you ever own one? Why or why not? Write about the best vehicle you’ve ever owned?
I would love to own a mini Cooper but it will never happen. In Europe these are inexpensive cars that don't take up a lot of space. Here in the US they are not inexpensive cars at all. Plus now that we are a family of four it is not a great car to have, being as small as it is. Here is a picture of one we saw while we were on vacation in Key West.
Ok I have to switch to hubbies computer to get the photo.
Ladies, take a photo of your makeup or your routine in the mornings. For the guys: Take a photo of what your morning routine is or the things you use like a razor, shaving cream, etc. Now, write about how long you take each morning to get ready. What is your morning routine?
My morning is simple. I wake up to my husband's alarm and turn on Channel 7 morning news. I get up and take a shower and brush my teeth. Then while Baker is showering I pack my lunch and Regan's snack for school. After Baker is finished in the bathroom I blow dry my hair, get dressed, and put my make-up on. Then I help Baker get the kids ready for school. The last thing I do is take Regan to the bus stop and Alek to preschool. Then it is off to school for me too.
Here is a picture of my make-up. I just went and got it updated. Until a week ago I did not wear eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, or lip gloss. I use only Clinque make-up. It is about the only thing that doesn't make my face break out or get too dry.
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Take a photo of your lunch or dinner today. How often do you eat this each week? How is it made? Add the recipe here if you’d like.
A couple of year's ago I found a recipe called Spicy Ranch Chicken Fajitas in my Cooking Light magazine. I love to try new foods, as does my husband, so we gave it a try. All I can say is that every week since I have asked Baker what would he like to see on the menu this week and his answer is always Spicy Ranch Chicken Fajitas. I usually give in and make it about once a month, and that also happens to be today. Here are some photos and the recipe.
And now for the recipe:
Spicy Ranch Chicken Wraps
2 teaspoons chili powder
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 pounds skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into 1/2-inch strips
1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
1/4 cup light mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
2 garlic cloves, crushed
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1 1/3 cups chopped seeded tomato
I add cheese to the top of mine instead of lettuce and tomato
1. Combine the first 4 ingredients in a heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal and shake to coat. Remove chicken from bag. Combine the buttermilk and next 5 ingredients (buttermilk through garlic) in a small bowl, and stir well with a whisk.
2. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, and sauté 2 minutes or until chicken is done. Add the buttermilk mixture; cover and cook 1 minute. Remove from heat.
3. Warm the tortillas according to the package directions. Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture onto each tortilla, and top each serving with 3/4 cup chopped lettuce and 1/3 cup chopped tomatoes. Roll up wrap. Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 wrap)
CALORIES 362(20% from fat); FAT 7.9g (sat 1.8g,mono 2.2g,poly 3.2g); PROTEIN 38.7g; CHOLESTEROL 87mg; CALCIUM 84mg; SODIUM 724mg; FIBER 2.9g; IRON 3.4mg; CARBOHYDRATE 32.9g Cooking Light, JUNE 2000
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Day 17, march 17th. Take a photo of a door or something you like on a door. What is it about this door or hanging item you chose? Was it about the color, the arrangement? Do you like the door because it has a lot of glass in it or no glass, etc? Also, today is Saint Patrick’s Day, I’m sure you can find something on someone’s door.
Day 16, March 16th. If you could whisper something in someone’s ear, what would it be? Take a photo of someone whispering or set it up yourself. If you don’t want to take this type of photo, then take a photo of who’d you’d be whispering to. Write about what you’d say, who’d you’d say it to or why you maybe whispering?
I love it when my kids tell me they have a secret and want to whisper it in my ear. 9 out of 10 times they tell me that they love me. The other time they might actually have a secret to share. And here they are.
Day 14, March 14th. Take a photo of one of your siblings doing something they love or a hobby they love. How did they get into this hobby or whatever it is? When did it start? Don’t have any siblings? Take a photo of one of your best friends.
I will be seeing my brother this week at the beach. I am sure I will be able to get a photo of him will he is reading or playing cards.
It was really easy to take this photo. My mom, brother, and I are all readers. None of us leave the house without a book in our possession. You never know when you might get stuck in traffic.
My brother, Gary, is reading a book by one of our favorite authors, Laurell K. Hamilton. She writes fantasy novels and they are great.
Day 12, March 12th. Take a photo of an unusual mailbox. Or several. What draws you to this particular mailbox? Is this something you’d want in front of your own house? If you could have any mailbox and it wouldn’t be a problem to make, what would you like to have?
I am hoping to see an unusual mailbox while I am on vacation in Florida. Look back next week.
Day 11, March 11th. Take a photo of a sign that brings a smile to your face. Did it make you laugh out loud? What is it about this sign that you liked?
I used to live in Michigan where signs like this one were all over and you never thought much about them. I moved to Virginia 15 years ago and to Southwest Virginia 5 1/2 years ago. We don't see signs like this very often but everytime I do they bring a smile to my face.
Day 10, March 10th. Take a photo of your favorite tree. Write about the smells it gives off, the color, and/or the textures. Why is this particular tree your favorite?
My favorite trees are lilacs and willows. I will update once I have some photos.
Day 9, March 9th. Take a photo of your key ring. Don’t take anything off before you take the photo. Do you know what every key is to? Is there a mystery key? Write or list what those keys are for. If you have a mystery key, how long are you going to keep it on there? If you have other stuff on your key ring, why are they there? What does those things represent?
I have to key rings: one for home and one for school. The home key ring has a key to our Pilot and a key to our house. It also has a CVS card, Kroger card, Foodlion card, and a BAC card. My school key chain has my room key, a key to my house (it is the blue one), a chapstick in a lepord print holder, and my school id. My keys are really simply and I use everything on them.
Day 8, March 8th. Take a photo where there is at least two people in it. Why did you choose these two people? Was it random? Are they people you love? Strangers? Where was it taken?
I choose Dave and Michelle for my two people because they are about to be three. This photo was taken at their baby shower. Dave is one of Baker's co-workers. And the baby shower was thrown by Tiffany, another co-worker. The shower was at Famous Anthony's Restaurant.
Day 7, March 7th. Take a photo of the same piece of clothing you wear at least twice a week. Do you love this item or is it something you have to wear because you just haven’t gotten out to buy something new? How did you feel about it when you first got it? Did someone give it to you as a gift or did you buy it? Where did you buy it? Was it on sell? Write about it.
This photo and one of my student's comments finally got me to have my roots done. I can't believe I let it go this long. On to the prompt.
I love this sweater. It replaced a sweater that I got my senior year in high school and still had up until about a year ago. I think that the laundry fairy threw it away. I did have it for close to 15 years and it did have lots of holes. This is the sweater that I wear when I get cold. It is wool and it is incredibly soft and warm. And I love the color. I got it 2 years ago for Christmas from my in-laws and I LOVE IT!!! It is from L.L. Bean and the style is still available but not the color. They have different colors every year. It is called the Swift River Cardigan.
Day 6, March 6th. Take a photo of something about your town in which you either love, hate or find unique. Write about why you either love or hate this about your town, or that you find unique that other towns may not have. If you want, you could choose all three things to write about.
One of the places I love about Roanoke is the Star. I liked it even before I learned anything about it. You can see it from my in-laws front porch (which I would love to have that view). And it is one of my daughter's favorite sites around town.
One of the things I dislike is the new art museum building that is being built. It is way to modern for a medium size town. It sticks out like a sore them.Dislike:
Day 5, March 5th. Today, take a picture outside of your weather. If you are someone who can’t get outside, then if it’s raining then take a photo of boots or a raincoat. If snowing maybe a photo of your winter hat or winter coat or gloves. Now, write about why March is your favorite or not favorite month of the year.
Our weather has been great this year. Only one snow day and it happened on a teacher workday. This means that we have not had to use a single one of our make-up days. We actually get to have scheduled 3 day weekends. YEAH!!!!!!!! This is a picture of the kids playing in the cars that they got for Christmas. It has been really windy lately but in the 40-50's.
March is one of my favorite months because one of our family traditions is this month, the St. Patrick's Day Parade. We have gone every year since Regan was born. We will miss it this year because Regan has a Daisy Girl Scout event, but may be next year her troop will be in it.
Day 4, March 4th. How long has it been since you captured a recent photo of your parents? If your parents are deceased, then take a photo of someone older that you respect. Write a little about what you respect about them.
I will be seeing both my mom and my dad and step-mom this week so I will post pictures later.