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Ironton, Ohio, United States
Well let's see, I'm Mom to Victoria and Mitchell, wife to Dick; I'm special to all three, who are special to me,and that makes me the Luckiest Person on Earth. Victoria is married to Andew Knipp. I love being a mother-in-law. Hope he loves his mother-in-law. I love the comfort of being home. I'm blessed with a huge craft room, and an endless desire to create. One of my favorite things in this life is meeting people. I have the gift of gab, and can talk to most anyone. God has truly blessed me.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Recipe for Pecan Tarts Page and Interesting Story of a Stolen Hearse

Hi All!

Well, I can’t help but say this again . . . It is another beautiful day here in Southern Ohio. We have had some rain, but there seems to be a little bit of sunshine in every day for a few days now. The sky is so blue with those big fluffy clouds.

Today, I’m posting another picture from the recipe book I’m putting together for my daughter. This is for pecan tarts. Sounds wonderful! The imagine is a download but for the life of me I cannot remember where it is from. I’m terrible about forgetting things. The paper is definitely Stampin’ Up. Even the big orange flower is cut outs from SU that I have had for quite sometime.

I can’t help but think of something that happened in our Tri-State area recently. It is not really funny, but then I am flabbergasted to the fact that someone can do this kind of thing. Here is the news article from the WSAZ TV news site:
BECKLEY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- One of the most bizarre crimes they've ever seen -- that's how police describe the case of a woman who drove off in a hearse with a body inside. "I am very sorry to everybody involved," suspect Angela Dehart said Wednesday morning on her way to jail. Beckley Police Capt. Jeff Shumate said, "It's very bizarre. I've been a policeman 22 years, and I have never seen anything like this." Shumate said the incident started early Tuesday morning at Ritchie and Johnson Funeral Parlor .Police say Dehart was walking home when she saw a hearse -- engine running and ready to go -- and decided to take a drive. "We found the employee had left the car running while unlocking the funeral home when someone walking by had jumped in the car and left the area," Shumate said. Stealing the hearse was bad enough, but police say inside that hearse was a body just delivered to the funeral home. "The concern was, if we were not able to recover the vehicle in a timely manner, was the emotional stress it would been put on loved ones and family if the corpse could not have been located," Shumate said. But just hours later, police tracked down the hearse but say the body inside was damaged from a wild ride. "The corpse did receive some injuries, and it appears to be from the body being thrown from the gurney from reckless driving by the suspect," Shumate said. Dehart said she didn't know there was a body inside the hearse, but police say she should have known there was a chance. "She would have had to suspect there was a possibility of a corpse being in it due to it being a hearse, but I do not think the corpse being in the vehicle had any bearing on whether she stole the vehicle or anything," Shumate said. Shumate said Dehart was not on drugs -- at least not that he was aware. He also said she does not have a criminal history. Police spoke with the family of the deceased. They say they're pretty upset about the situation. Surprisingly, though, they've also been understanding. Dehart was taken to the Southern Regional Jail.

Hope you didn’t mind the story. Just something I really cannot shake. Perhaps my heart goes out to the family of the deceased, since we recently lost my father-in-law, and I think of how it would feel to us to have this sort of thing happen.

Well, I will go for now. Hope everyone has a wonderful evening. Come back again and often.


Sunday, September 25, 2011

Perfect Mashed Potatoes and A Beautiful Sunday

Hi All!

Okay, so this is another beautiful day in Southern Ohio. Fall in Ohio, is beautiful. Nothing else can be said about it. But, this day was absolutely great. I didn’t do much outside, but I enjoyed the view from my family room, which has 15 long windows. I watched movies all day, because it was a free preview weekend for Max and HBO on DirecTv. Didn’t really feel like doing much more. My husband is on midnight turn, so when he got up from sleeping he sat down in the chair and watched movies with me. We watched Couples Retreat and Knight and Day. Both were great for a boring but wonderful Sunday afternoon. Now, he is watching a football game. I can do without that.

Now, I’ve fixed dinner and gotten it out of the way, and getting ready to mosey down to the craft room. I want to post a new page for you. This is another page to the cookbook I’m making for my daughter. Today’s page is just pretty with the colors I chose when making it. I don’t know, however, if it is all that pretty, but I do love the colors. Hope you like it, too.

Thanks for stopping by. Come by again and often. Have a nice Sunday evening!


Saturday, September 24, 2011

Pecan Pie Recipe Page and a Beautiful Saturday

Hi All!

Another beautiful day in Southern Ohio. The weather is just so nice, and it isn’t raining yet today, which is a plus. My daughter just left. She came by for a visit and to wash a few things. She is slowly getting her personal belonging moved into her own house.

We are suppose to go to a car show this evening at Wheelersburg McDonald’s. I love going to car shows just to see if we win anything. The last three shows we have won something, and I love that, even though there are some odd items.

Today, I’m posting another page for the cookbook I’m making my daughter. This is a Tilda image. Not sure of the designer paper, but I used a chipboard flower and one of my recipes.

Thanks for stopping by. Come back again and often. Hope your Saturday is as beautiful as mine!


Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beer Wieners Recipe Page

Hi All!

Happy Thursday out there in blog world! It has been a beautiful day here in Southern Ohio. This morning I cleaned out my flower bed and cleaned around outside. This afternoon I messed in the kitchen, and in just a bit I’m going to mosey to the craft room. Oh, and I got in my work-out on the elliptical. That was probably the hardest part of my day! Whew!

I’m posting a page from a recipe book I’m making for my daughter. Today’s page is a recipe for beer wieners. I liked the little sheep I used to put on this page. Of course, you can see that the flowers are a punch. I used little gems to put on the center of the flowers. The images are from a site that gives free images. I cannot remember the site. Sorry ‘bout that!

Hope you like my page. Have a great evening! Come back around and visit. Thanks!

Happy stamping,

Monday, September 19, 2011

1972 Mach I Mustang - Apple of My Husband's Eye

Hi All!

Haven’t been on my blog for a long time, but thinking of getting to it again. I mean to get to it and never do. I took pictures of a scrappin’ cookbook I have made for my daughter, Victoria, who got married July 30, 2011. I haven’t finished yet, but plan to start posting each page and then when I have all of them finished giving it to her. She has already started calling me asking for recipes over the phone. I would have never thought I had recipes that she would actually want. But, of course, I have recipes that are my Mother’s, so why wouldn’t Victoria want mine?

As for today, I’m posting a picture of my husband’s 1972 Mach I Mustang, that he totally restored all by himself. He downplays it, but Saturday, August 17th, 2011, he won a first place plaque for custom street rod, at Poage Landing Days, in Ashland, Kentucky. I was so excited for him. He worked so hard on his car, and loves it so much. It is nice to know that when a slew of judges with their little mirrors and clip boards walked around looking at cars, judging all that was there, that they actually saw all his work and let it be known that it is something he should be proud of. Of course, we have tons of pictures of his car, but I have one here for you to take a look at her. She is a beaut!

Thanks for stopping by. Come back by when I start posting my scrap pages. Have a great day!


Monday, February 14, 2011

It Truly is a Monday - Valentine's Day, Too!

Today, is a Monday, though it feels like a Tuesday. I’m not sure why I’m so confused. It is probably something to do with the fact that I don’t go anywhere most of the time. Oh, Happy Valentine’s Day, too. That is today as well! Didn’t do anything for that. My husband ask if I got him a card or anything. I told him I got him the same thing he got me! Nothing! I just know I’m going to win the “Wife of the Year Award!” Valentine’s Day is just a Hallmark/Wal-Mart/FTD Holiday anyway. He better love me all year long, and not just one day a year.

Been doing Swaps on SCS. I’m loving it. I get so excited about making the cards, but then worry if they are good enough. I got some pretty ones back, as well as some nice recipe cards with some recipes I can’t wait to try. I’m going to post a card that I made for a swap. Hope it inspires someone. Actually, the shape inspired me. Decided to try it, and glad I did. I think it turned out pretty, and I loved the Hanglar-Stanglar girl. Just love those little characters. Wish we could buy those stamps in the USA. Maybe someday.

Okay, about 2-1/2 hours left of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy it. It is a Monday, remember. I’m back to the craft room for some coloring and laying out a card. Have a good one!


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Doin' It For The Dips Sunday!

Good day to all! The sun is shining here in the area of the most southern point of Ohio. The temperature has gone up to a whopping 44 degrees on my patio. The snow is almost gone except for places that don’t see any sunlight. Of course, they are saying another rain/ice/snow mixture will hit us again this week. It is becoming a weekly thing. I sure am happy that my son is home schooled. I would hate to have to make up all these days in public school. They will probably be making up snow days the whole month of June, if it keeps snowing. I’m sure they will start using everything they can to prevent going longer in the year. I just hope so, for my niece’s sake, as well as other kids.

Today, I’m positing a picture of a 6 x 6 recipe card that I did with a swap on SCS. I used a Hanglar-Stanglar little boy chef to post atop the recipe, that he is giving a good stirring, too. I used SU paper as well as some other paper from a scrapbook pad that I received as a gift. The yellow and blue goes great together, or at least I believe it does. These were mailed in about 1-1/2 weeks ago, and should go out for the mail this week. I am excited to see what I get back in return. This swap was called, “Doin’ it for the Dips.” This is one of my favorite dips. I hope whoever receives the recipe tries it and likes it, but also likes the cards as well.

Okay, I’m off! I have a technique class I’m attending today at 4:00 p.m. I’m always excited to learn new techniques. Hope everyone has a pleasant Sunday!


Saturday, January 22, 2011

A Nice, Quiet Saturday Afternoon

Today, I’m showing pictures of my pretty little girls on Christmas Eve, while we unwrapped gifts. They loved all the boxes and papers lying around. You will see from the pictures that they are enjoying themselves.

Last evening I went to Texas Roadhouse with three of my close friends, Tessie, Barb and Vickie. We had a really good time. We always have a really good time when you put the four of us together. Most of the time it is total chaos. After eating, we headed to the movies to watch The Dilemma. It is a good movie, and it makes you think about the dilemma Vince Vaughn’s character had. Been there, done that, and it didn’t turn out good. It is really hard to know even what I would do the next time. I do know that either choice is not going to be easy. You have to see the movie.

I’m off to work on a swap. Really getting into the recipe swaps. They are so much fun. Also, I’m making an extra of each recipe for my daughter, who is getting married in July. This way she has some of her Mommy’s recipes for her new life as an ole married woman. Hope everyone has a great day! Happy stamping!


Monday, January 17, 2011

Back to the Play Ground!

Just thought I would start playing with paper again. It feels so good to do it, too. It isn’t like I got out of the mood, just couldn’t get in the swing. Lots of things get in the way of fun, and I guess I became overwhelmed. Back to playing in the craft room, and doing swaps on SCS, and loving everything I’m doing.

I made candy bar holders for Christmas. Just a couple of them. I’m thinking my little snowman came from Whipper Snapper. I could be wrong, but I believe that is it. It is all SU paper. The pink holder was for a friend, and the Barney purple one for one of my sisters. I taped gift cards to the candy bars. When they pulled on the string to bring up the candy bar, they also saw the gift card. The snowmen are colored with watercolor pencils, and I used Gamsol to blend, as well as embossed them over with clear embossing powder. I made another one of these for my DH’s aunt, but it said Happy New Year! The candy bar is large. It is the 4.4 oz Hershey’s.

Well, I’m off to play in the craft room. Working on a recipe swap on SCS for one dish meals. I’ll post it in a few days. I have a dip recipe card that I will be posting tomorrow or Wednesday. Enjoy your evening, and Happy Scraping!

Karen Linnea