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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Snowman Smiles

When I look at these guys, I can't help but smile.

They are really quick and easy to make. Can you guess what they are made from? Leave a comment and tell me what you think I used for the main piece. You have until Noon on Friday, Dec. 4th to leave a comment. I'll draw a name from the comments Friday afternoon. The winner gets some Snowmen Smiley Faces. =)

I discovered I always have choices and sometimes it's only a choice of attitude. Judith M. Knowlton

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Silver Spoon Re-Deux

It's a Christmas tree ornament! What do you think??

I really like this! I made the bowl side of the spoon a bit glitzy and the handle side a little more subdued. But it will look great from either side hanging from a tree branch, don't you think?

Now, I'm off to scourge the flea markets for more silver spoons. Oh, and you can use forks also. In fact, I'm working on one now. Having a little bit of trouble finding just the right elements for it. It will come together eventually. And I'll show it to you, when it does. =)

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I hope that all of you have a very blessed Thanksgiving Day. Enjoy your family, be happy, count your blessings.

TODAY'S QUOTE: The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished than these who, nevertheless, set aside a day of thanksgiving. ~H.U. Westermayer

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Pioneer Woman and Me

The only thing the Pioneer Woman and I have remotely in common is the fact that we were both in St. Louis the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 17.

I apologize for the quality of my photos.

By the way, if you are not familiar with who Pioneer Woman is, go here:

I was at her book signing which was held at the Christ Church Cathedral. It was a lot of fun. I had a "nearly" front row seat. She did a question and answer session in which different members of the audience stood at the mic and asked a question.

Her yummy husband, Marlboro Man, and her two sons, Bryce and Todd, were there also. The boys were typical boys and were all over the place. At one point, when Ree realized the audience was laughing at something behind her, she called out, "Uh, Honeeeeyy!". The boys were behind her on the dias cutting up. Even Bryce, the oldest of the two boys, went through the line of us waiting to have our cookbooks autographed, and signed our books. Marlboro Man was more than willing to sign also. They are very nice, down to earth folks and were just so kind and fun and comfortable to be around.

This was my first book signing and I was prepared for a long ordeal of standing in line. But it was nothing like that. I was seated by a young mom with her two daughters. They were adorable and very well behaved.

In the photo at the right Todd is "assisting" his dad in handing out the free Pioneer Woman T-shirts that were given to everyone.

You will find much better photos of the different book signing events at Pioneer Woman's blog. She also has some clickable links to other bloggers who attended the event.

I am so glad that I didn't back out of this trip. It was worth every minute of the 180 miles drive (which dear hubby did!)and worth getting there 2 1/2 hours early to be sure I got a good seat.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Vintage Themed Button Fairy

As usual, I created this for a swap at Swap Bot. My partner that I was to send to enjoys collecting and "re-deuxing" vintage linens. And so do I, so I was inspired to create this button fairy using a vintage embroidered dresser scarf for the wings. I found the face for the fairy in a very old magazine. Some of the buttons are vintage, but not all of them. My partner has not received the fairy yet, but I think she will be pleased. I know it was hard to part with her.

For some inspiring card making "eye candy", check out this blog by my talented, sweet paper crafting buddy (and Stampin' Up rep) - http://rubberstampinzone.wordpress.com/

I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind. Who's to say that dreams and nightmares aren't as real as the here and now? ~John Lennon

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Maybe that's what I should have named my blog. =(

Here are some cards I recently created for a swap that required using Cuttlebug folders. I've not bought any new folders in ages, but I'm still very happy with the ones I have. Let me know what you think - if there's still anyone out there who is keeping an eye on this poor, pathetic excuse for a blog.

QUOTE FOR THE DAY: Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. ~William James