Saturday, May 12, 2012

teacher appreciation

Most of you will read this tomorrow so I'll say it now, Happy Mother's Day!

I'm so glad its the weekend.  I spent the week getting all the state tests cleaned and packed up.  I can see the light at the end of the school year tunnel.

This week was also Teacher Appreciation Week.  We had cool treats everyday in our boxes.   For Grace's school, they send home a list of things for every day. 

Monday was wear something red to show you love your teacher.

Tuesday was bring a school supply item.

Wednesday was bring your teacher a flower.

Thursday was bring your teacher something sweet.

Friday was write your teacher a thank you note or poem or picture.  Of course Grace did this at the last minute and I didn't get a picture. 

I'm going to show you what we did on Thursday.  The idea started out as something very different.  Things just morph around here.......

Cute huh?  My original idea was to give them strawberries with a fruit dip.  But, I had thrown away the lids to my little bitty canning jars because they had rusted. what? 

I know!  We'll get some pound cake and make a trifle!  And you know of course it just kind of went from there. 

Fabulous Phrases set.  Crumb cake, real red, old olive and whisper white cardstock.  Black Stazon ink.  Square duo die, big shot, square lattice embossing folder, polka dot embossing folder, 1 1/4" square punch, small heart punch and boho blossoms punch. 

I used the medium blossom from the punch and cut it to fit the top of the heart shape.

These are pint jars.  I cut up an old bandana to fit over the lids.  Made a cute little tag.  Added a spoon and there ya go.   A perfect sweet treat!  Make some for Mother's Day, she'll love it. 

Here is the recipe for the creamy dip:

8 oz. softened cream cheese
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup lemon juice

That is from the Eagle Brand condensed milk can.  This was the only way I ever had cheesecake when I was little.  It wasn't until I was in my 20's that I had "real" cheesecake. 

Just for the record:  I love them both............yum yum.

Alrighty then.  For Mother's Day I am making the hubs finish a project he started in the front yard.   I am going to finish my Week In The Life album.  I would have had it done but I ran out of the page protectors. 

Have a wonderful Sunday and thanks for stopping by.

Blessings, b.

Monday, May 7, 2012

got any grass, man?

Today we'll say goodbye to Inspired by Nature.  I really loved this set and I don't think I'll be selling it. 

I remember when we got it at convention one year and I kept joking with my buddies, "Hey man!  Got any grass?" 

Yeah well, I thought it was funny. 

Anyway, I was checking the ol' bloggerooni here and I have a few samples on it.  I made ALOT more projects with this set but it may have been pre-blog days.  So have fun with these oldie but goodies.

schedule needed now!

bag tags

baby fishies or fishy babies?

ha ha........kayaking

insert catchy title here.......

happy birthday dad!

home for good this time

Valentine's day continued......


butterflies and a bullet

I know I did do some cards that actually used the flower in this set but I like the grass better.  Its just so versatile. 

Okie dokie, I'm still working on my Week In The Life project.  I have all the pictures printed, just need to get it all together now.  I'll show you as soon as I get finished. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Oh yeah, I ordered the new catalogs today.  Let me know if you want one. 

Blessings, b.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

While I'm busy................

.......stamping other things, I thought we could revisit some of the stamp sets that are retiring.  You know, just give them another hug and a squeeze before they go. 

Today, lets check out Season of Friendship.  This was a set I had alot of fun with. 

Bye Bye Birdie

Just call me Dr. Beth  this one just uses the snowflake.

 owlie birthday



teacher appreciation week

lots to say, lots to say

I'm sure I have more on the computer but, because I have never taken the time to sort my pictures would take me forever to find them.  So enjoy these for now. 

I also noticed that I tend to give my posts weird titles.  Well, I guess thats no surprise. 

Alrighty then.  I am working on getting my thank yous done for my MARCH online orders.  Sorry I'm so behind ladies.  Story of my life. 

And I'm working on getting my Week In The Life done too.  Wish me luck!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I like the company.

Blessings, b.