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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

OWH April ODBD Challenge

This months ODBD challenge is Masculine. Here is my creation.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

One of my special box cards

This is a special piano shaped box card I made for a special friend. I uses gold foil & dry embossed it. Printed music paper & notes. The bench & 'legs' are popped up for a 3 look. Pearl Pens were used for accents. The design continues on back & sides. *Click on pic for larger view.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March ODBD Challenge

This month the theme is Sentiments

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

My Favorite Thing

My absolute favorite product(s) from Bramble Berry , are their non-bleeding colorants. They allow me to produce a diversified, colorful, product line. I think some of my special soap designs would help me make a great addition to the S.O.A.P team!

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Saturday, February 7, 2015

February ODBD Challenge

Welcome to the February Our Daily Bread Designs challenge!

"The theme for February’s challenge is Animals. What kind of critter/s will you add to your card? A cute little dog, bird, or maybe a bunny? Speaking of bunnies, if you are making Easter cards, the deadline is February 28."

 I needed a masculine birthday card. I cased this card from Linda J. The cardstock is AC Earth Tone textured. The main image was a colored digi I received as a gift. The sentiments were also generated on my computer as I had discovered all my ink pads were dried up :(

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

January ODBD Challenge

"Here is the first ODBD challenge for 2015. January is the perfect month to show our gratitude to all who serve our country. This includes our local heroes, as well as our deployed service members. So, the January challenge is to make an AnyHero card. And as an added challenge, write a personal note of gratitude in it and take it to your local police or fire department, someone in your community that works everyday to serve our country, or send it to OWH for our deployed service members." Here is my card.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

December ODBD Challenge

This months challenge is using primary colors. I colored the mittens in PSP.
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Monday, December 1, 2014

Operation Write Home Red Friday

Welcome to the Operation Write Home Red Friday Bloghop! We’re turning “Black Friday” into “Red Friday” by supporting our nation’s heroes with love from home! Please join in the fun!

This is an interactive card. I have 2 other versions, one says 'kisses' & the other says 'hugs.'  The 'for you' stamp is heat embossed and the heart has Tulip Crystals, accent. The bow is contractors string!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Whats For Dinner

Tom came home from work and asked me if I ever heard of this recipe. I had, but needed to find it again, I made it for him today and he loved it! I have the recipe here and added metric conversions which I hope are correct. Please let me know if you try this or if you have another way to make it.
Scot Eggs
(I tried to provide equalivant metric conversions. Please let me know if I am wrong.)

1 pound pork sausage meat (455 g)
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (10 ml)
4 hard-cooked eggs, peeled
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (8 g)
1/8 teaspoon salt (0.8 g)
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper (0.3 g)
1 egg, beaten
2/3 cup dry bread crumbs (70 g)
1 quart oil for deep frying (945 ml)


 1.In  medium bowl, mix together the pork sausage and Worcestershire sauce. *You can also use turkey, venison or other sausage meats.

2. Combine the flour, salt & pepper; mix into the sausage. (Or garlic, red pepper, whatever you want. I do not add the salt.)

3. Divide the sausage into four equal parts. Mold each part around one of the hard-cooked eggs, rolling between your hands to shape. (Recipe can be doubled + with no problem.)

4. Place egg (beat it) and bread crumbs into separate dishes. Dip the balls into the egg, then roll in the bread crumbs until coated. Place on rack as you work through the rest. *Panko works well too. (Add hot sauce to the egg for added ‘kick’)

5. Heat the oil in a large saucepan or deep fryer to 365° F (180 degrees C), or until a cube of bread dropped into the oil turns brown in 1 minute. Lower the eggs carefully into the hot oil. They are heavy, so turn tham gently a couple of times. Fry for 3-4 minutes, or until light golden brown.

6. Place on racked pan and bake for 25-30 minutes at 350°F/176°C

7. Cut into ¼’s, plate and serve.

*Times may vary as to how thick the pork is around the egg. I am now testing preparing them and freezing before frying, and freezing them after frying. Please subscribe to this post to be updated on those tests!*

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Philadelphia Portfolio Review

This was our 2nd time for portfolio review. There was twice as many colleges there this time and some very long lines! But Colleen's portfolio was accepted for 2 of her 3 top pick colleges. Now bring on the scholarships! We also brought along her friend and classmate. Next one is in January, I think. *Excuse fuzzy pics. I am unaccustomed to using phone for taking them.
Walking down 10th street toward Arch, then left toward the Convention Center. I think the Chinatown Friendship Gate, is so beautiful. Note the resturant on the left, it's name is 'Yummy-Yummy'!

Just a couple inside, Colleen & friend waiting online & a fuzzy shot of a line for a California college.This place is huge !

Then when done, we went across the street to the Reading Terminal Market.
Viva La France!

Pricey cheese's at over $30 & $40 a pound USD.

This is the Pub in the middle, no we did not We were waiting online at the German Delikatessen for sausages and worsts.

And matting artwork for portfolio.
Thanks for visiting!
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Sunday, November 9, 2014

OWH November ODBD challenge

Our Daily Bread Designs will be sponsoring the shipping cost of 2 boxes of cards, each month that we reach the goal of 50 entries,  Our Daily Bread Designs donates up to two boxes of free shipping for our heroes–1 for 25 cards posted and 2 for 50. This months theme is 'hearts'. Hard to see here, but I added Glossy Accents to mine to make it pop! *Colored in PSPX*

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

World Card Making Day 2014

Operation Write Home Again joins in the fun. This years theme is 'Love'. Please use links below to continue the blog hop & to visit our site, read about our mission and current needs.

 Blog Hop @ Stars & Stamps

Operation Write Home - Operation Rolling Tape Gun

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

FREE Summer fun for Kids

A few links to FREE summer fun for your kids this summer!

Kids Skate for Free
Kids Bowl Free
Bowtie Cinemas Kids Club
Regal Movies Summer Express *$1 Movies
Phoenix Movies Kids Summer
AMF Kids Bowl
Showcase Cinemas *Bookworm Wednesdays Free movie with book report

*Not all the above may be in your area*

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Saturday, May 24, 2014

Operation Write Home 2014 Memorial Day Blog Hop

 Welcome to Operation Write Home's 2014 Memorial Day Hop. my thank you card honors the Homefront Heros.

Thanks for looking. Have a great weekend. I am going to be in the surgeons chair Saturday. My holiday cooler has frozen peas for ice packs instead of burgers & beer! Click link below or banner above to continue the hop.


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