Sunday, February 28, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge

This is my take on the black and white card for The Little Red Challenge this week. All stamps and inks are Close To MyHeart and I used the Wizard for my Spellbinder diecuts.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Gloryland Chorus

I belong to a 40 member community choir in the Kitchener, Waterloo area, and this afternoon we held a "singin" at my home church. We sing Bill and Gloria Gaither style Gospel Music. I had tried for two years to bring the choir to my church to spread the Word through music. They finally where able to fit us into the church calendar of activities and today was the day.

I have to admit I was a bit nervous to say the least. I took it upon myself to be in charge of advertising. I advertised in everything I could think of that was free, to save money as all the proceeds where going to the Haiti Relief fund. My biggest fear was, what if only a few people showed up. To my surprise close to 300 showed up and supported us in this fund raiser. The fund raiser was a huge success and by the comments we got everyone enjoyed the music.

To each and everyone who attended, Thank-You

Friday, February 19, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge

The challenge for Little Red wagon this week is using ribbon. I made a top folded card and all products used where Close To My Heart.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Big Soft Ginger Cookies

I like to have cookies with a cup of tea or coffee sometimes. I didn't have anything sweet in the house and my dh doesn't like me to buy sweets because that tempts him to snitch some. He is not to have sweets as he is diabetic. So after listening to me grumble about it, the next time he went to the store he bought me a bag of ginger cookies. Having made my own Ginger Cookies before, these (things) in the bag called cookies, didn't come close to what I had made before. So I made my own and I will share the recipe with you.


3/4 c.margarine softened1 c. white sugar
1 egg
1 tbls. water
1/4 c. molasses
2 tbls. white sugar
2 1/4 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. gr. ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. gr. cinnamon
1/2 tsp gr. cloves
1/4 tsp. salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the margarine and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then stir in the water and molasses. Gradually stir the sifted ingredients into the molasses mixture. Shape dough into walnut sized balls, and roll them in the remaining 2 tablespoons of sugar. Place the cookies 2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet, and flatten slightly.

Bake for 10 min. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 min before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Store in an airtight container.


Sunday, February 14, 2010

New Toy

Today I got to play with my new toy called the Wizard by Spellbinders. I made a circle card cut with the Wizard and embossed with the Cuttelbug. All pieces are cut with the Wizard. It's hard to see but the center piece is chalked.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge

This weeks challenge is to make a card that has red and bling on it. I made two as I have two people to give cards to for Valentines Day.
My first card is made with Close To My Heart stamps and ink and the second card was made with makingmemories Love Struck paper and the Sweethearts Cricut cartridge was use to make the heart on the double folded cardstock. The bling is also there for the birds eyes and the center of the flowers and also in the heart.


When my Mother passed away a few years ago, I got a lot of the pictures she had saved over the years. In the box I found wedding pictures from my Dad's side of the family dating back to at least 1932. I decided to scrapbook them and put them into my wedding album. I also researched the history of my dad's family and that will be put in the album as well. I could go all the way back to my Great Great Grandfather who came from Germany in 1860.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Magnetic Board

In my last blog I mentioned getting a magnetic board at Ikea. To me a magnetic board is magnetized and anything metal should stick to it right? Not so. So back to Ikea I go on Saturday and take back the board and tell them it doesn't work. The clerk tells me the board is not magnetic that I am to put something on the board that is magnetic. Then why sell something they call magnetic when it isn't. Anyway to make a long story short, I returned the board and he said I should go to a craft store and get a magnetic sheet and apply it to the metal board.I then went to Michaels to see if they even had such a thing and sure enough they did. I purchased an adhesive magnetic sheet then went back to Ikea and bought another board.For you older generation out there, do you remember Mac Tac? Well, this is as bad to use as Mac Tac. John helped me to apply it onto the board.Once you start to put this on there is no moving it and trying again. I'm hoping this is going to be worth all this time and fuss. As you can see in the photo it did what it was supposed to do. I now have all my Spellbinder die cuts in one place and I don't have to sort them out every time I want to use them.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Day Trip

Today the girls where kind enough to give me the day off, so I took my youngest daughter and her boyfriend on a day trip to Ikea. I don't get there too often so it was nice to go during the week and not have to fight the crowds.

I really went for a magnetic board for my craft room, but we won't tell anybody, will we? So while I was there I might as well pick up some bedroom lamps too. They will just appear in my bedroom like magic.

The kids enjoyed themselves and that's what its all about.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Chipboard Challenge

I have now completed my second challenge for Little Red Wagon (woo hoo). I made a vintage looking card for my sister as she is older than I am. I used a chipboard flourish with Candy Apple Red Glimmer Mist and Fancy Tags from Spellbinders with some paper I had in my stash.

Little Red Wagon Challenge

Little Red Wagon's challenge was to use hearts this week. I made 31 of these Hershey Kiss candy holders to put at each place setting for our Valentin's pot luck supper to be held at our church. I used a Close To My Heart stamp, Close To My Heart Ink and a Martha Stewart border punch.

Welcome To My Blog

I have decided to shock my daughters and start a blog. This is quite a challenge for me as I am not that good on the computer. However it is never to late to learn. So here goes.