Friday, December 5, 2008

kitchen cabinets

The kitchen and then the laundry room. Check out Kraft Maid website if you didn't get a chance to get a book from home depot. They have kitchens so you can see what the whole kitchen will look like not just one door. Also notice the hardware. Try to stay up to date, not trendy so you don't hate the cabinets afer a couple of years because they are out of style. Good luck, wish I was there, love you!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy Birthday to You

You know who you are!!!!!! Love you!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Price-Waterhouse verified the procedure

The process was documented step by step and the results were text messaged to all he concerned parties. I'm not convinced there wasn't an imposter pretending to be H....... Sorry I posted the pictures backwards... some day I'll get the hang of this. Miss you all, CIC (Christmas Is Coming).

Friday, November 14, 2008

I'm still here...

I"ve been baby card busy lately. This is for Brett A, the son of Chuck who used to work for BB. He and his wife had a baby girl. I need to put together something for the grandparents. I forgot to take pictures of the boy stuff from the shower last week. Made a calendar book like the one I made for M&K&baby L W. Used the other half of the paper. So GREEN I am. Big weekend in C-Town. Will see JBL tomorrow...Yea! BB has to work Sunday. Love you guys!!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Move over Martha....

Another fall project that we saw on a webisode on Craft TV Weekly. Made a pillar from 8.5x5.5 vellum. then punched leaves out of the same vellum and used DTP dye ink to color them. Put the battery tea lights inside for safety. I took the picture of the back, see the seam? Ooops!

Friday, October 31, 2008

I did change to the cupcake

I did make another card for KellyP. The colors are dark brown and pink. Stamped the polka dots aka polkaspots in white, cut cupcake from cricut and cuttlebug swiss dot on brown. I am addicted to that swiss dot folder. The little table is the side of a stamp and a little swirl stamped underneath. Have a great night, don't let the goblins get you!
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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Very productive...

October is a very busy card month for me, birthdays, anniversaries, and Halloween. I actually doubled a card to send to Aunt G and Aunt S for their birthday. That's the one with the fern. I made Kelly P the other card with the flowers, but I'm thinking I should probably make one with cupcakes instead, she wants to open a business selling gourmet cupcakes, at least she did last year. Well I'll see the time I have. Looking forward to updates, I know JL has been very creative......

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Another Martha Project

Gma wanted to decorate a piece of material that she found and made into a tablecloth. She saw MS paint leaves that she collected and stamp them onto a tablecloth. Our leaves weren't veiny enough so we had to use stamps. She started the project and then got tense, she can sew drapes, but not stamp onto an old piece of material. This is the result. Hopefully the creases will come out when she heat sets the paint. Have a nice weekend!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Bailey got a bath

GMa decided that she couldn'twait for me to get home from work to help, so she gave her a bath this afternoon. Bailey was just posing for us on the couch and obviously wanted her picture taken because she is just Be-u-tiful!!! I know you'll agree....

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Two posts in one week!

I made a first year calendar for Liam. It is bound with roll-a-bind so the pages can be removed and then replaced. Each left hand page is a blank calendar for the month. Included is a decorated clipboard so that the current calendar page can be removed from the book, left on the clipboard to write down the 'firsts'. Then the page is returned to the book and pictures can be added to the right hand page to illustrate that month. I put a pocket in the back with some extra tags to write on. I did include instructions!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

At least I try for

for once a week! These are 2 of the projects that have kept me busy. The top is a little brag book I made for Mrs. W congratulating her on becoming a Gma. I'll post M&KW gift when I finish the front cover. The bottom is for one of the birthday buddies. We are invited to celebrate his birthday for dinner with his brother and SIL and two children. Should be fun! We are not taking Bailey, we think she will be uncomfortable with Annalee like she is with Sean. The rest of my family is having a great time in C-town.....Very JEALOUS!!! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

New Soup

This may not be for J in E-town, too much dairy, but it really is tasty.
1/2 lb bacon, small onion chopped, 1/2 c shredded carrots, 1 stalk celery diced, 4 TBS butter divided, 2 cans chicken broth, 4 potatoes diced, 1/4 c flour 1/2 oz American Cheese cubed,
1-1/2 c milk, salt & pepper
Saute the bacon, drain when cooked, not crisp and set aside. Soften onion, carrots, celery in 1TBS butter. Add 2 cans chicken broth & potatoes, bring to boil and cook until potatoes are soft. Meanwhile cook butter and flour in another pan. Add to soup when potatoes are soft. Bring to boil and cook 2 minutes. Lower heat and add cheese and milk, stir until cheese melts. Serve and enjoy.
Have a great SAT, on my way out to cut bushes.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Had a great day

at B&K's for dinner. Chicken parsipanny, risotto, corn and steamed broccoli. Very tasty! We celebrated his birthday a little early, but they have plans to be in C-town for training and visiting J&K. It's been really a good month, great news for JML, KJL still happy with her work, BL and KML both got good news at work, and JBL is happy at work and home! A mom can't ask for more. My house is getting back together slowly but surely. Love the cabinets! Will post the after pictures when I finish putting it back together. I had to make a card for Uncle Ray. Used Cricut Design Studio to make a lace of numbers, a lot cheaper than buying the laser die cut. Inside it says 'pick a number and stick with it.' Stamped the back of the envelope with number, just a little preview. Have a great week, love you all!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Wedding Card

Just made this for the wedding tomorrow. The top picture is the card in the vellum envelope. I embossed the paper with cuttlebug folder and then matted it on silver. I cut an oval and silver embossed the bride and groom, put a ribbon behind the oval before I mounted it onto the base card. Looking forward to seeing the get well cards before they get turned in. Looking forward to hearing anything from my D-DIL in C-town!!!!!
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Monday, September 1, 2008

J will prpbably like the color

This is what we picked for the kitchen window. It's just going to be a folded valance. The familyroom material is special order, so I can't share yet. That one we are just recovering the existing valence with this as cording on the top. The color is a little rustier than it appears, but has some crimsom. What's the opinions......?
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I share this as the before pictures...

It has to look better after! If my dining room and living room are larger than my kitchen and laundry room, why is it that the stuff doesn't fit? The one creative thing I did this weekend was a baby card for a customer from work who sends us pictures and thinks she is our best friend. I
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Sunday, August 31, 2008

Do you remember?

First, thanks J&H for a very lovely evening. Gma had a very good time, especially because she won 3 games on Bend-o-mino! Food was great too! Now to bring back an old post...the hall bathroom upstairs. Well I think the picture I'll post later today of the house will surpass that mess! Have a great day, love you guys...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Sat Morning

Found the box in Big Lots but it had a photo of a handle on the top instead of a real handle, so I covered it and put his name instead(Disney Font with silhouette.) I used some plastic mesh that GMa brought from FLA to pierce the edge evenly and then used a white pen to fill in the holes to look like stitching like the corners. Since his room is dinosaur themed, I uses paper dolls cart to make the dino and the plant. I put his outfit inside. Have to take Bailey for a haircut. Looking forward to lasagna tonight!!!!
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Sunday, August 17, 2008

Post Wedding Pics

We arrived with class... and departed without much...

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saturday Night

Had a really busy day, cleaned the house, went to NJ, food shopped for company tomorrow, and believe it not, I straightened the basement. Yes I can see the ping pong table. Congratulations to my grandpuppy and her parents. We have a puppy school graduate! You should be so proud!!!! Let's see how spoiled she gets after her surgery on Monday.....
I used paper dolls cartridge to create our little Indy Anna. Unfortunately it has a boyish look, but you can see how pretty our little girl is. Got to bake brownies, pound chicken for Parsipanny, and cut vegetables and potatoes tomorrow morning. We be getting up early, AGAIN. Are you addicted to the Olympics too?

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

When I say, the window

was off the track, I'm not exaggerating! I rolled down the window in the parking lot to come home for lunch to let the hot air out, then I rolled it back up. Needless to say it just didn't know when to stop. All's well that ends well.... it is already fixed and I got a bonus car washing from the Volvo dealership.

Friday, August 1, 2008


This week flew by. Looking forward to tomorrow AM and the class we're are taking. Little anxious, never took a class before, and you know how those crafters are.... That's ok, J will be there to protect me. Sorry K won't be there too! Maybe I'll have something great to post tomorrow night, maybe I'll deny that I ever went.

Sunday, July 27, 2008


Had a nice weekend. Got stuff done outside and inside. Even had time for a card or 2. This one is for cousin D. Still need to make a grad card for next weekend. Thought you might like to see how well behaved my StinkTink is. She not only runs around on the white couches but she perches. This is DS J's fault. He always told her she was a parrot!!!! Still not good at loading the pictures in the order I want them..... I won't quit my day job!

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Gma sends these pictures to KJL. There are 12 tomatoes on the plant. Very exciting!!!! Another interesting week in our lives... I feel like no one will want to talk to me any more because I just tell bad news!!!! Hopefully that will change soon. The top is a picture of the gift I sent to A in NY for her birthday. Put a little outfit inside. Have errands to run today, cards to make, and bushes to trim. M's has cricut cartridges for $40 starting tomorrow, maybe I'll be able to stop in. Hope you all have a good day, love you and miss you!!!!!

Monday, July 14, 2008

My stuff

I made thank you notes for the doctors in SF, an explosion box for M&K W shower, and birthday card for TT R.