Thursday, October 23, 2008

BIG Background Stamps

I am trying to find the video on line that shows how to use the first Sizzix Die Press (the old one that just presses on the die and doesn't roll the die in to cut) to press a large wood background stamp. I saw this video somewhere on a site and now that I bought the die cutter I can not find the video showing how it is done. When you press the stamp with the Sizzix Press it makes the image evenly stamped on the cardstock. So PLEASE is there is anyone out there that can tell me where to find this video I would greatly appreciate it. Thankyou.

Quick Chocolate Cake in a Mug Recipe

5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE4 tablespoons flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 egg
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

Thursday Afternoon

I am going to miss these Brown Eyed Susans. They have been with me all summer. They grow wild all over the place here. They pop-up just anywhere.

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.

Time for Fun At The Country Fairs

fRIED dOUGH! Country fAIR time.

More pics from the Fryeburg Fair. It's rare that I can get my husband to let me take his picture. He is enjoying the company of our new Son-In-Law. I'm waiting for my fried dough. Our daughters are on one of the rides.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


This is a beautiful natural color scheme arranged by God. The trees are mirrored along the edge of waters of Upper Range Pond. Myself, I would rather see just green leaves on the trees. Today the wind is blowing and the leaves are falling off and blowing all over the place. The last Fair, which is the Fryeburg Country Fair, is ending this Sunday. At least I still can open a window and not freeze to have fresh air.