Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas Card 2014 Potential?

Stamp Sets:  Background Basics:  Petal Power and Rustic Wreath (text) - all PTI
Card Stock:  White and Smokey Shadow
Ink:  Smokey Shadow and Real Red
Accessories:  A-Muse Studio On Dasher Die, Black and White Twine and Dimensionals

Your saying:  already - Christmas 2014.  I wanted to come up with a design and when sure, then I can make a few a month and not have the stress as Christmas grows near this year.

Friday, December 27, 2013

A woman's heart should be so hidden in God, that a man needs to seek HIM, just to find her.

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Wine and Canvas

I am no artist, but this was fun.  Add a glass of wine and you are willing to try anything.

Christmas 2013

 Christmas Flowers from my wonderful daughter, Alesia

 PaPa getting a shot from Isabella (from his expression it hurt)
 Hello Kitty Blanket
 Isa singing in church Christmas program
 Isa with cash from Aunt Ruth (her Isabella tree in the background)
 Margie and Isabella
 Isabella with a new dress she received for Christmas

 Ribbons make good hair accessories

 Isa listening to PaPa's heart
 Making Christmas Cookies

 Margie in her new dress
 Margie with cash from Aunt Ruth

After looking at photos, I wish I had gussy up and put on makeup

 End of day - exhausted but still energy to heck texts

Christmas Breakfast Casserole

I would recommend this casserole.  I precooked everything but the egg mixture the day before, which really made Christmas morning easy.  Just beat the eggs, milk, precooked bacon and onions and pre-shredded cheese.  Popped into the oven and all was done.  Added fruit bowl cut up at the end, pre-made blueberry muffins and pumpkin bread which had been made earlier in the week.  Yummy


1 pound bacon
1/4 of an onion
3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
8 eggs
2 cups milk
1 (16 oz.) package frozen hash browns thawed

Day Before -
  • fry up the hash browns crispy
  • on a low temperature sauteed the onion (when cooked on low temperature they turn sweet) - do not brown them, just sweat them
  • fry up the bacon and cut into small pieces
  • shred the cheese
When ready to cook:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Lightly grease a 9 x 13 pan
  3. In a large bowl beat together the eggs and milk.  Mix in the preshredded cheese, bacon, onion.
  4. Put the has browns spread evenly on the bottom of the baking pan and pour the egg, milk, cheese, bacon and onion mixture over top.
  5. Cover with aluminum foil and bake in preheated oven for 45 minutes.  Then uncover and bake for an additional 30 minutes to set the egg mixture.

Pileated Woodpecker

We are blessed to have an open canyon behind our house, which is perfect habitat for this pileated woodpecker.  They love the dead trees the best where lots of bugs live.  It is a very large woodpecker, roughly crow-sized.  It is also the largest woodpecker in the United States except for the possibly extinct Ivory billed woodpecker.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Happy Birthday Alesia


Stamp Sets:  Happy Birthday (Text), Happiness in Bloom, Garden Variety II and Beautiful Blooms II
Card Stock:  Aqua, White and Everyday Blessings Designer Paper
Ink:  Smokey Shadow, Summer Sunrise, Aqua Mist, Limeade Ice, New Leaf
Accessories:  Score Tape, Summer Sunrise Ribbon, White Lace, Summer Sunrise Button, Marigold Twine, Dimensionals, Seed Packet Die, Happiness in Bloom Die, Beautiful Blooms II Die

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Nephew Thank You Card 2013


Stamp Sets:  Fly Away
Card Stock:  New Leaf, White and Green Boutique Designer Paper
Ink:  New Leaf and Smokey Shadow
Accessories:  Fly Away Dies, Cloud Dies, In the Meadow Dies, Polka Dot Cuttlebug Embossing Folder and Dimensionals

Friday, November 15, 2013

Christmas 2013 JOY


Stamp Sets:  2010 Holiday Tags
Card Stock:  White, Pure Poppy and Christmas Prints
Ink:  Pure Poppy
Accessories:  Fancy Flakes Dies, Rhinestone and Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Pennsylvania Visit Photos

Ruth and Me at Wine and Canvas
(Hideous Art - but lots and fun and memories)

Niece Beca

Brother Chris and His Wife Emily

Colleen's Father

Colleen's Mother

Ruth and Me at Tea

Me at My Mother's Grave Site

My Sister Ruth

My Sister Ruth at Our Mother's Grave Site

My Sister Ruth with Her Wonderful and Beautiful Mother-in-Law, Anne

My Brother Walter and His Wife Colleen

Buggy in Amish Country

Sister Ruth and My Cousin Jennifer

Uncle Bill

Monday, October 28, 2013

PA Visit With Father

My father looks so much older than he is.  I am so grateful for the opportunity to visit recently.  Rear left is my brother Walter, then me.  Front left is my sister Ruth, my father Joseph and my brother Chris.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Funny Things Kids Say

My grandaughter told me she was running in a fundraiser.  I asked her if she knew what that was and she replied, "yes nana, you run over razors."

Monday, October 21, 2013

Be kind, everyone is fighting a battle you nothing about

Friday, October 4, 2013

Christmas 2013 #2 Potential


Stamp Sets:  Two Feet Deep
Card Stock:  Autumn Rose and White
Ink:  Autumn Rose, Dark Chocolate and Ripe Avocado
Accessories:  Big Shot Square Lattice Textured Impressions Plate, Two Feet Deep Dies, In the Meadow Dies, Prisma Glitter, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Chistmas 2013 Possibility


Stamp Sets:  Two Feet Deep and Holiday Photo Finshers
Card Stock:  Autumn Rose and White
Ink:  StazOn Timber Brown, Ripe Avocado, Autumn Rose and Versa Mark
Accessories:  Two Feet Deep Dies, In the Meadow Dies, Prisma Glitter, Winter White Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, Dimensionals and Cork

Margie and Me

My darling and beautiful daughter in law