Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Best Wishes for a Blessed and Happy New Year! :)
Amazing Grace Techno - Computer Controlled Christmas Lights from Richard Holdman on Vimeo.
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Forcast for Maine tomorrow is Snow!
I am just glad it's not freezing rain.
Hope you Enjoy!
I can barely see out my kitchen window.
Monday, December 15, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Friday, December 5, 2008
This card I created for Mother's Day.
Another Mother's Day card I created. With this one I cut out a flower I found on a gift card.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
And during the process......
I have been working on my craftroom and have it almost organized. I will be so glad when I get it done. It is a long process of weeding things out which I don't use. I even created my very first layout. I got an ispiration for my layout from a greeting card.
Monday, November 3, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well.
Add the egg and mix thoroughly.
Pour in the milk and oil and mix well.
Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again.
Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts.
The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed!
Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired.
EAT! (this can serve 2 if you care to share).
And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world?
Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night!
Hints: Use a LARGE cup! Spray with Pam, or lightly grease, just in case! It's also been reported that the chocolate chips may go to the bottom, so choose to use, or not.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Next picture is my cat Fred. He loves to curl up and take a nap in the basket tote I made by hand. Next is Mr Maine Lobster my husband brought home for us to feast on. I think it should of been thown back to the ocean. The meat was not all that great. It was tough and so the lesson on this experience is that big is not always good. The medium size is the best texture and taste. Besides I did not even have a pot BIG enough to cook it in. I took the picture with it sitting next to my teenage daughter's size 8 foot.
Next is a card I made for my daughter on her birthday. I used Hero Arts stamp set and layered them on an embossed white card stock. I used the Happy Birthday embossing folder from the Cuttlebug collection. I love my Cuttlebug.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Busy weekend, it was. It is hard to be creative when life gets busy. I went fishing with my husband and daughter. My other engaged to be married daughter and her future hubby went with us for the great adventure. We have a hard time finding good fishing holes around here. You wouldn't think so to be living in Maine huh? Too many houses are taking over the beautiful countryside. I bet more than half of the houses that are in Maine are not lived in. That is so sad. I would love to have my own house. I would not build one, I would buy one that is already built.
My daughter and future son-in-law just signed papers and officially own a house. They are so happy. I can't wait to go see it for the first time tomorrow. I will be busy helping them paint. It needs a lot of TLC. But that way they can make it look the way they want it to look. I have to get ready for work so ta-tah for now. Have a happy creative week.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
I am searching different websites and blogs for fun contests and ideas. I just saw someone I know over on the Making Memories forum. She is the one who brings us PaperClippingsLive. I love that show. I also want to visit the local scrapbook store today.
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Thanks for looking.
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
It's really beginning to look like Spring has Sprung here in Poland Spring! Yay!
I have not made one scrapbook page as of yet. I do not know what I am waiting for. I have been to so many scrapbooking blogs to get my inspiration fueled plus my idea books. Still no layout in my album. I have a ton of pictures to use. I even went to see my beautiful granddaughter on Saturday and took quite a few pictures so I could use them and still no page. What am I waiting for? I guess it's because I am a perfectionist and everything has to be perfect. I hate that about me. I wish I could just dive in and scrap.
I went to PaperclippingsLive and was trying to learn how someone else does it. I learned how to make what she calls a Fred. It is metal and stands up with magnets holding your page and your elements so you have more table space. I made my own. I went to the craft store and got some post magnets for a metal book holder I purchased a few years ago for holding my cross-stitch patterns. But, oh ya I remember what I used to set it on. I have a wooden stand upstairs in the closet. That would be perfect to hold my page on. It won't even be setting on my table and be stomped on by my cat. He likes to jump up on to my work space and one by one takes his little paw and deliberately knocks everything off the edge so I will pay attention to him. Cats are really smart. That's a whole other subject. (Fred my Crazy Cat)
So now I need a push into the action of scrapbooking. I don't know what kind of push it will be but one of these days watch out, I will design a layout for all to see. Got any ideas how to just take the plunge? I am open to suggestions.
I went to the craft store and purchased a Cricket but it is just sitting there collecting dust. It makes me sick to have spent so much money on a tool that is not being used. Maybe I will sell it on craigslist? I don't know. I got the Cuttlebug and love it. I do use that and have learned alot of different techniques to use with it. I love making cards. I have many rubber stamps to use and a few ink pads. I love what people have done with the new Spellbinders Nestibilities.
I have crammed my supplies in a small space and haven't figured out how to get everything organized. That has been a work in progress. Maybe that is what is holding me back? Ya think? I have never been to a class for any of this and try to teach myself from the Internet. Maybe after writing this I will have talked myself right into the plunge.
I would love to design a layout and post it in a contest. I said I was going to do that over on the Hero Arts Blog and Creating Keepsakes Blog. I was too wrapped up in reading other peoples blogs and looking at what they created that by the time I was inspired I was too tired to start anything. I got an idea. Maybe if I just pencil it in on my calendar a day to organize and then a day to scrap? Maybe that just might work? Plus give myself a deadline to have one posted on my blog.