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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.

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