Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...Christmas in July

Hi all and Merry Christmas in July which is the challenge at TT today. Well my all time favorite set is the Santa  I Believe set. He is the cutest image of Santa you could ever ask for and I tell you I'd love to plop my butt on his lap and have a little talk. This stamp is so neat because it takes little or no work to color. I just used my colored pencils and did a bit of color and added glitter to the rim of his snow hat and a few blingers to the holly berries. Not sure if that ribbon is really necessary and debated back and forth about putting it on. My GD Ellie said yes you need it and although I love her dearly...I 'm still not sure about it being there. My bg paper was from our stamp store that is now closed. Boo Hoo !!! So there you have it all done for this week. Hope you all have a great week and talk to you again soon.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...recipe

Well are you Italian??? You don't really need to be to enjoy this tasty recipe but does it help?? Not really, seriously just try it you'll like it and further more it's easy. BUT I don't think you can read it the way this picture was taken so I'll repeat it for you at the end of this post. If you click on the picture you can almost...almost read it. I used a dark green card stock and topped it off with some red dotted paper but you can't really see it very much,  the tomato (from the veggie set). So if you need some recipes go to Flourishes TT and see what everyone posted. I had to bring a dish to DD's for the 4th. of July and remembered this one and it went over really good so I'll be making it again soon before the summer's over. Have a great week everyone and here's the recipe.
Spaghetti Salad
1# of spaghetti cooked, drained, and rinsed to get the starch out.
1 med. cucumber chopped in small pieces. 1 tomato chopped in small pieces, ( or you can use cherry tomatoes chopped) 4-5 green onions chopped small.
1 pkg. of Good Season's Italian dressing mix  follow the directions and set aside or if you're lazy you
can use a bottle of Italian dressing . McCormick's Salad Supreme. Layer the veggies in with the spaghetti and use the dressing and shake on the Salad Supreme on each layer. When you have a full bowl put it in the fridge for at least 1 hour to let all the dressing seep in. This is a great dish to bring to a picnic or barbeque. YUMMY and so easy. Keep leftovers if any in the fridge. Happy week all.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...sentiment

Well it's another challenge over at TT for Flourishes and this week we are to use a sentiment as our focal point. I chose the little verse I found in the Zinnia set about kindness. I love people who are kind and thoughtful so this was a goodie to choose. Very basic card using the Teardrop circle die which kind of reminds me of a sand dollar...did anyone else see that in this die?? Golly I wish I was able to walk on an ocean beach and search for one as it's so darn hot here lately it's" killing burn your body sunshine". Not something us oldies can handle for too long. Anyway...Nothing much to this card as I stamped with a blue ink, die cut the two circles added a ribbon of bias tape in whitish color and a blinger on the bow. Found my paper in my stash and it was not marked but probably comes from Mike's place . Soft blue denium type color. That's it fellow inky finger friends. No big plans for today but Sunday is DGD's birthday and she will turn 9. Yikes where did that time go. We made a birthday list for her parents and they exploded laughing... we put stuff like the Genie bra in all 3 colors, nose piercing, a gift card for a few tatoos, a dye job for pink hair. Well of course DD thought this was all my idea but me and Ellie came up with it together and had such fun thinking of things that would rock her parent's boat and guess what we did just that.  

Have a fun week everyone and talk again soon.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Timeless Tuesday...think summer

Well hello fellow bloggers. Hope you are had a bang up 4th. of July and for all you Canadians...a bang up 1st. We had a big party in the sub. with lots of fun but NO FIREWORKS...because of the dry weather which has been so hot and has fires going all around. Better forget starting any new ones so they said no sky being lit with boomers this year. Anyway on to the challenge. Make a card that reminds you of summer. I love to read and when the weather is nice I love to sit outside and read a good book so this stamp from Kids at Play again no it's More Kids at Play made me think of being young and sitting under a tree reading. Stamped with sage shadow pad, used a couple circle dies, an embossing folder to get the scored panel for the bottome and some My Mind's Eye printed paper for the top. Add a knoted ribbon and I'm through. Think this took all of 5 mins or so. A real E & Q card...that stands for easy and quick. Just made that up but I think it's pretty clever. Off to a good end of the week with all my grass cut and weeds pulled so now I'm hoping it rains  cause I'm ready.
Have a happy weekend and see you next time for the challenge.