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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Cardinal LOVE!

The weather here in Maryland the last month or so has been great! Warm spring days in Winter! The whole winter season has been very mild! I am hoping the warmer days are here to stay. I love sitting out on the patio on a crisp morning/afternoon with a cup of coffee! Filled the bird feeder up (sorry birdies....was negligent for a while there!), and the birds are singing my praises! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Shower Day!

Today was Nikki's shower. I kind of took over for my BF Phyllis, whose husband is very sick at John's Hopkins. She had enough on her plate so I told her I would take care of it. So with some help with food, and Aimee's house we pulled together and made it happen! Her nursery theme is Dr. Seuss, so wanted to stick with it. Previous post shows the centerpiece I made. I also made these adorable Thing 1 and Thing 2 cupcakes that I saw on Pinterest! But if you make them be forewarned!!!! DO NOT put the cotton candy on , and put in your cupcake carrier!!! Wait til you are ready to serve them to add the cotton candy! I didn't, and it melted into the frosting! So thankfully I had extra cotton candy and doctored them up when I got to Aimee's house! PHEW! So there was an added layer of sugary crunchiness to the cupcakes! :) I made the favors that are a Hershey candy bar. I saw the poem on the internet and changed a few word. The covering is just red and white striped scrapbook paper, the poem taped on top and punch of Thing 1 or is it 2? Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Dr. Seuss Centerpiece

I wanted to make a centerpiece for my BF's daughters baby shower. The nursery theme is Dr. Seuss, so I wanted to incorporate it somehow in the centerpiece. So here it is. Give me your honest opinions please on whether this looks ok. Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Friday, March 02, 2012

Glazed Salmon......YUM!

Costco has salmon on sale for $6.99 a lb so stocked up on some! Connor and I love it......Mike won't touch fish at all. I put the salmon on my Flexipat (love it for a non stick and easy clean up!), mixed up a glaze of brown sugar, rice vinegar, oil, and soy sauce and brushed it all over the salmon! This was soooooo good! And had some for leftovers too! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Prince Charming Birthday

My hubby's birthday card ......since he is my Prince! I had some dsp I wanted to use up. The embossed piece is painted with acylic paint and run through the Big Shot after drying. Then I used a sanding block to disress it some and used a sponge dauber to rub some Soft Suede ink over it. I also used the new Diagonal Plate for the Simply Scored (my favorite tools!) to make an envelope to match! The stamp set is called Elementary Elegance and is a Sale-A-Bration set that you can get for free with a $50 purchase! (SAB ends on 3/31) I also used the Curly label punch to punch out the center of the frame and the frame for the sentiment and popped it up with some dimensionals. A decorative brad finishes it off Happy Stamping & Knitting!