Monday, January 31, 2011

Double Challenge Card !!

Hi! This is the card I did for todays TLC310 challenge. Joan had us double emboss. I used a music score eb folder. I then ran my versamark pad over it and used White Diamond EP. Read about it here. It is also for today`s CAS challenge ~ Rock & Roll. My birdies are Rockin` Robins. :-) Read about it here. Thanks for looking and have a great day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

4 Challenge Card!! And Happy Birthday Andrew !!!!

Hi! This is the card I did for QFTD44. Read about this challenge here . Congrats Pam!! I am late to your party but better late then never, right? You are so deserving of me passing the crown on to you. You make great contributions to SCS through your wonderful commenting and fabulous gallery! This is the card that inspired me.This card also fits for the F4A49 Challenge to use something warm and fuzzy! Well Rambling Ted is warm and fuzzy and since this is also being used as a baby card I had to include it! Read about this challenge here . I am actually sending this card to Kyle and Carlie the new parents of twin babies ~ Sydney and Austin! Our own Kokirose aka Patricia is the proud grandmother of these darlings!! Congrats to all!
Read about this challenge here
 . And last but not least this card qualifies for today`s Inspiration Challenge. Stephanie sent us to this fabulous online store called Rooms by Zoya B. Wow is she ever talented!
Read about it here
 . I was inspired by these sweet teddy bears . I love this adorable Penny Black stamp ~ I watercolored it. If you are still with me thanks for looking and have a great day!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
AND!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDREW!!!! We love you!!!!!!!!!

I`m Back!! QFTD45 Challenge Card!!

Hi! This is the card I did for our new Queen Heather!! I was so tickled to see you were picked this week!! You always leave the sweetest comments and your gallery is just filled with gorgeous creations!! Congrats!! This is the card that inspired me. It was difficult to choose just one!
Read about the challenge here . I love this Graphic 45 DP I used. The chipboard heart is actually glittered but did not show in the photo.I hope you like it Heather as it is coming your way! Thanks for looking and have a great day!!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Double Challenge Card ~ Easy Peasy!!

Hi all! This card qualifies for today`s CAS challenge found here , and for today`s TLC challenge found here .Could not get any easier than this!! Any sentiment could be added and you could also change the colors of the silhouette. Thanks for looking and thanks for all my birthday wishes!! You all are the BEST!!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing Well Cake Pics!!

I just had to show pics in and out of the pan of the wishing well cake! In the pan shows the crusty goody that you would have not otherwise seen.
YUMMOOOOOOOOOO!! I`ll eat a piece for you!

Tomorrow I will make my oatmeal bread...I had planned on making it today but forgot to pick up bread flour which is necessary. This is another winner. It makes 2 loaves but you will need them cause this won`t last!!!

Oatmeal Bread
2 Cups Boiling Water                       1 teaspoon salt
1 Cup Oats (old fashioned)            1 Tablespoon Butter
3/4 Cup Molasses                            1 Yeast Cake
4 or 5 cups BREAD flour

Pour boiling water over oats. Add molasses (spray the measuring cup with oil and it will glide right out!), salt, and butter. Let cool. Dissolve yeast and 1 spoon of sugar in 1/2 cup lukewarm water. Let proof while 1st mixture cools to warm not hot. Add yeast. Add Flour...usually takes me the full 5 cups for the right consistency...which is doughlike but not so sticky you have trouble getting it out.
Spoon into 2 bread pans that have been greased and floured. Let rise until double. I cover mine and put in a warm location. Check in 1 hour...sometimes takes longer. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let cool some before cutting or it will fall apart. This is a dense,moist bread...delicious with butter from the oven!! Enjoy!!!

Happy Birthday to Me !!

Hi Peeps!! It is my birthday today!! I plan on a quiet day of reading and whatever suits my fancy. I am making myself a Wishing Well Cake which I will give you the recipe to. This is not for those watching calories, carbs, or health but who would want a birthday cake to do that?
This is from my Aunt Mabel (who has sinced pass) and was a fine cook.
Wishing Well Cake

1 cup Crisco              3 tsp almond extract
2 cups sugar            1/2 tsp salt
5 eggs                       2 cups all purpose flour

Blend sugar and crisco. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add extract and salt. Gradually add flour. Bake ABOUT an hour in a 325 degrees oven. It may take a bit longer but test in one hour. I use a greased and dusted with flour bundt pan. Back when we used to make it they used a tube pan.
The recipe calls for a glaze of 1 cup powdered sugar and 4 tsp water but the cake is so good and the top is so nice and crusty without we never used it.
If you like a dense, moist, crusty topped almond flavored pound will be in heaven.

Thanks again to Peggy who made my birthday extra special.
I especially miss you today Mom...although there is not a day that goes by that I don`t miss or think about you.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Until next time......

Friday, January 14, 2011

Dirty Girl Reveal Tonight!! Fabulous Gallery too!!

Hi All! I have been busy doing projects for the Dirty Girl Gallery which will go live tonight CPT. I have to admit the gallery is just fabulous! But the only way to see it is to be a member of the Fan Club. If you are not a member ...why not? Check here for info on joining! You won`t be disappointed!! 2 new girls revealed tonight. Fun!
I am going to relax this `bout you??
Talk soon. Hugs, Judi
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Triple Challenge Card ~ Fabulous Cause!!

Hi all! I just had to do today`s teaparty card when I saw we were sending them to fellow stamper Katie. I painted her some roses and colored my pearls for a touch of gold. Read about her and our Teaparty Tuesday here . What a beautiful family filled with such love and hope!
This also goes for today`s Color Challenge
And for the Card Patterns Sketch 97 .Also please run over to Jak Heath`s blog to find out about a fundraiser for Katie. Thanks so much to Jak and the sponsors who have generously donated their time and stamps for this beautiful family in need.
Thanks for looking and reading.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

QFTD42 Challenge Card and Snow Forecast! :-)

A big congrats to Pat (foxy67) for being crowned Queen for the Day! She is one of the sweetest ladies here at SCS always leaving us comments and inspiring us with her lovely gallery! Read all about it here .I used a combination of Pat`s cards to come up with this one and I wanted her to have the roses to think of me. Sorry I was late to the party Pat! Hope you like the card. I just could not get a good picture of this card...I love it in real life.
SNOW! Go grab your milk and bread!! LOL They are forecasting a snow storm here by the time we get up tomorrow morning. We are hoping we are far enough west and north to miss the aftermath of changing over to sleet and freezing rain. I so don`t want to lose power! And then I do have the worry of dh making it home from work...hopefully they will get to go home a bit earlier if it gets bad. Wishing all of you in the storm area a safe and trouble free week! I do love the snow and so do our fur kids!!
Hugs until next time!!
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Color Challenge

This is the card I did for today`s color challenge. Very pretty colors Vicki!! I will miss you hostessing!! Check it out here . I painted this vase of flowers with watercolors.
Thanks for looking and have a fabulous day!

Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Teapot Tuesday!!

Hi! The teapartiers today are going to Cody, Wyoming for a baby shower for Jamie Smethers ( JamiePTS on SCS). Jamie is the daughter in law of Pat and Bubba Smethers.Congratulations to the entire family!! My bear is a bit western as he is wearing a bandana and boots and seems to be attracting creatures to him! He is welcoming Jon and rooting for Winnie to be the Grand Marshall! What a blessing for the New Year!! Hugs to you all!! Read about it here . My stamp is from Penny Black and I drybrushed using watercolors.
Hi Sis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Humbling Experience!

Hi All! Hope each and every one of you had a fabulous New Year`s Eve and Day! We stayed at home and watched the Twilight Zone Marathon and The Two Fat Ladies marathon on the Cooking Channel. Fun!
Just had to give a shout out of thanks to the incredible women at Splitcoaststampers who included not only my cards but even my entire gallery in the Year End Favorites Thread found here and here. I was surprised and thrilled beyond words as the women who gave me mention are some of the very best talent at SCS and I so value their opinion. If you have never been to SCS and you are involved in cardmaking, scrapbooking, or even photography you need to pay them a visit! A more caring or supportive group of women you will never find. And you will never tire of the endless eye candy that awaits you each and every day!!
I am humbled and honored to call myself a member of this fabulous community!! I hope to be sharing some cards with you very soon.
Hugs to all !! Judi