Saturday, April 25, 2009

Medallion Stamps

I love using medallion stamps! Cards like this may look complicated, but they are really very simple! The hand cutting it the most time consuming part! For this card each layer was stamped, heat embossed with gold & glitter, and mounted on pop dots! Finish off with some bling and voila!

Delicious blog candy

This blog candy is just too delicious!! Debbie (not me) is having a Blogoversary!! For a chance to win have a peek here!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Friday Faves

This weeks faves!!!

RetroJulie ~In my opinion, this is one of the best blog reads on the net!!

The Scrap Review ~Awesome new site with 'Real' reviews

Coffee Shop free actions for PSE users!

Digital Photography for Moms

Norman Greenbaum's 'Spirit In The Sky' ~An oldie, but a goodie!!

Dark Chocolate Mocha ....YUM!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter

This morning my attention was drawn to Emily Ahern's blog. She posted a gorgeous photo of Peeps! While there I found a wonderful post on decorating Easter Eggs! This is originally from Martha Stewart website and I think the idea is simply just too fabulous not to share!!! We'll be doing this technique with the kids later today!!
Happy Easter everyone!! Enjoy!!!

Tools and Materials
Large or extra-large raw eggs
Glass or enamel pot
Silk pieces and scraps -- large enough to cover an egg
Squares of undyed cotton or pieces of old white sheets
3 tablespoons white vinegar
Warm water
Tongs or spoon
Cooling rack
Vegetable oil
Paper towels

Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs How-To
1. Cut silk into pieces large enough to wrap around a raw egg.
2. Tightly wrap a raw egg with a piece of silk, making sure the printed side of the material is facing the egg. Secure with a twist tie.
3. Place the silk-wrapped egg in a piece of undyed cotton and secure tightly with another twist-tie.
4. Place egg(s) in an enamel or glass pot. Fill the pot with enough water to cover eggs completely. Add three tablespoons of white vinegar to the water.
5. Bring water to a boil, turn heat down, and simmer for 40 minutes or longer.
6. Remove eggs from water with tongs or spoon, place on a cooling rack, and let cool.
7. Remove silk from cooled egg.
8. For shiny eggs, wipe with a paper towel dabbed in vegetable oil.

or watch the how-to video here.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Good Friday Faves

Ok, it time for Friday Faves! This week I have 7 instead of 5 and wanted to start off my list with 2 of my absolute favorite charities!

♥ ♥ ♥ Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is a foundation which gently provides a helping hand and a healing heart for families overcome by grief and pain. Offering gentle and beautiful photography services in a compassionate and sensitive manner.

♥ ♥ ♥ Angels On Leashes is an organization which champions working with therapy dogs in health care facilities, schools, rehabilitation, hospice, and extended care. Through advocacy, education, research and service, Angel On A Leash promotes the role of the human-canine bond in enhancing human health and quality of life.

♥ ♥ ♥ Suze Orman! This woman is amazingly smart! She has very helpful & practical advice for everyone! Our nation is in a terrible economic crisis and sadly there seems to be an entire generation focused on greed and over indulgence! Do yourself a favor and buy this book!

♥ ♥ ♥ The Tax Man week!!!! I hate April 15th!! But I LOVE the Beatles!!
One of my all time favorite bands and albums....the Beatles Revolver! I saw Sir Paul McCartney in concert once....fabulous!!!

♥ ♥ ♥ My hubby is a gear-head! Loves hot-rods, motor cycles, chrome, the smell of burning rubber and av-gas!! And who doesn't remember theses with fond memories!
The “Avenue of the Pines” tree air freshener.

♥ ♥ ♥ Marley & Me was just released on DVD! I love that movie!!

♥ ♥ ♥ This is my favorite photo of the week! I have a friend living in Brazil, and he sent me this shot of a sun rise. Wow! What a beautiful way to start the day!!

Wishing you all a Happy Easter weekend!!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sunday, April 5, 2009

It's Reveal Day!

It's "Reveal Day" at My Creative Scrapbook!! This month I had the pleasure of designing with the main kit which features Bo Bunny! The kit also contains sweet Melissa Frances chipboard, Thickers, Rub-ons, Blooms, Ribbon and Zva crystals! Hop on over to the gallery and be inspired!!

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