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Posted: 1/28/2013 11:52:29 AM
Looks like our forum is out of its (slight) slump. Lots of activity. Hooray!

We're getting the predicted weather--wintery mix--but it was snow first; then freezing rain/sleet. Marginally better than ice first. And I saw where parts of Australia got heavy weather last few days--woof!

I did 'oven duty' for mom this morning. She had a hankering for a bread pudding (I like, too!). She did the mixing & such. I just had to transfer it to the oven & remove. Smells terrific & I love egg custard. Plus it's not too sweet for me as desserts go. No good idea what we'll have for supper, but definitely a piece of pudding.

I'm getting caught up with some projects, but still have a couple I need to finish up. Mostly want to work on stuff in advance of WF. I'm in good shape for samples & with the March tag I might be able to play more.

Hope y'all are having a real good day today!


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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:03:14 PM
Afternoon Daniel and fellow Stampers!

Daniel, I hope the weather isnt too bad for ya, at least you've got some yummy bread pudding to keep you full!

We're in another weird weather funk here. Its suppose to hit around 70 tomorrow, then drastically drop to around 40 with heavy wind and rain. My sinuses will really appreciate that!

Heidi, I saw in the last thread, you've caught your son's cold. I hope you feel better soon.

Christinmay, once my son's able to speak in sentences maybe he can convince Hubs to take a beach trip!
Sounds like you've got a lovely day to yourself to do some crafting, How nice!

I did a few cards this weekend and some painting. I uploaded sketch#2 challenge blog today andI also started gathering supplies for my winterfest challenge. I'm hoping to try it out(it's a new to me technique) to see if I want to use it as my challenge for WF.

Well I'm off to get lunch together and some chores done. Have a good one.

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Posted: 1/28/2013 12:08:06 PM
Happy Monday. It is so gloomy. Kids had school though, hopefully the going home portion will not be too slippery.

Not too much going on today.

Daniel, I love how you figured out your dessert first.

I'm looking forward to the new sketch challenge, thanks LeighAnn! I also need to work on a WF sample.

I'd love to comment on Downton, but anything I would say would be a huge spoiler!

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Posted: 1/28/2013 9:30:33 PM
Just dropping by to say hi. I've been in a stamping slump for the last couple of weeks still trying to do some organizing but a mega cold or flu ( how do you tell the difference?) kind of knocked my plans to heck. I see lots of other peas seem to be succumbing to nasty winter germs out there too.

Also I got a new lens for my camera which I have been busy trying out, in whatever spare time I could find.I hope to be back up and in the crafting groove in time to do some participating in winterfest.

The weather here has been snowy the last few days, replaced by sleet and then rain today but at least we escaped the freezing rain that had been predicted. Although it can produce beautiful looking landscapes, freezing rain is my least favourite weather, especially if I have to get to and from anywhere.

Daniel, I have a stamp for that...it says...life is uncertain, eat dessert first.

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Posted: 1/29/2013 11:25:34 AM

Daniel, I have a stamp for that...it says...life is uncertain, eat dessert first.


Love that!

It is significantly warmer today and foggy. Supposed to be in the 60's tomorrow and then back down to the 30's! Thunderstorms also in the forecast.

I feel like this is the most interesting thing that happened to me in the last 24 hours. I messed up my stamping on a sentiment, and was able to stamp over it and it actually worked! There's a first time for everything!

I am taking the Online Card Classes Clean & Simple 2. So far so good. They were talking about masking today, so I will have some practice hopefully before Daneil's WF challenge.

Have a good Tuesday!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 12:02:21 PM
Afternoon Fellow StamPeas!

Just getting around to posting to our weekly chat, but did some earlier posts. Lots of interesting topics.

It's 'warming' here, too, Heidi. I'm wearing shorts tomorrow!

The bread pudding was dead tasty. Gonna have some more today. Mom & I are taking meal menus for this week. We have a couple ideas that sound ok--at the moment. Given our recent appetites we have to stay flexible.

Got a neat PM from Daria. Seems Michael Strong did a post on his blog about using Halloween Diecuts to make non-Halloween pieces. Very cool! I had too look hard to 'see' the halloween diecuts & his projects look 'spook-tacular'. Holiday dies aside, it's a neat idea.

Doing a load of laundry--sheets & some other items. Have to run the vacuum sometime today, too.

LOL about 'Downton', Heidi! Like you I don't want spoil it for others, but I so saw that coming--but what a shocker anyway. Saw the show's cast won a SAG award--well deserved! I'm liking Edith a lot more than I did! And I'm loving what O'Brian's doing to Thomas... Sorry Christin! But you're gonna love season #3!

Gotta check the wash, but I'll be back later...

Check it out

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Posted: 1/29/2013 1:52:19 PM
Hi everyone!

Cloudy day today---and I had a little spit of rain on me while out doing errands!! yeah!! But that was it for rain--enough to dirty up the windshield here since we've been having blowing dust each day. Cold front coming today---thus soup tonight!! And maybe some baked jewel yams!! oh so yummy and easy!!!

Hope to get crafting today! Finished a few things yesterday and mainly got caught up on some things around the house. Got a few cards to make to mail out and need to start brainstorming the March tag.

Wow Heidi that's great about the sentiment----if I stamp over the sentiment again, it usually "echoes" it and that makes it hard to see with your eyes. I guess your experience tells me that since it's messed up, mind as well try to stamp over it and see what you get!

LeighAnn how do you divide you time up between your painting and cards---is it what you feel like or what needs to be done? I ask just out of curiosity and also b/c I have other activities I want to do (knitting, sewing, etc..) and I am starting to budget it time for them each day b/c if not, I don't do it!

Glad to hear the bread pudding was yummy Daniel---I do not recall ever eating bread pudding. I will have to look up a recipe and see if I have and just didn't know it.

I am going to have to look up the blog you are talking about Daniel--as I have told everyone before, I am not a fan of Halloween, but it really has my interest in seeing how he uses those die-cuts!

Joanne, I love looking at your blog you have here on Twopeas---I like looking at all your photos and how you do them---or at least get to see things how you see them with your lens (like with the cardinals---such a beautiful photo--the one with the male and female agaist the brown BG). How long have you been taking photos? Hope your cold gets better too!

Well I need to get something baked with the ripening bananas over there! Probably do some buckwheat banana muffins with chocolate chips!!

Have a good one everyone!

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Posted: 1/29/2013 5:40:44 PM
It was lovely here today. It was in the 60s and I had a wonderful walk! Made chicken quesadillas and spanish rice for supper. I also made my 4 cards for my design team. I was on a roll, so I got them all done. I have 2 more stamp sets on the way though that I will need to make cards for. I hope everyone has a good evening!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 3:06:26 AM
howdyheidi- If your worried about spoilers for Downtown I am so bad after I finished Season 2 I had to go hit all the British sites for Season 3 news. I bawled after I found out. Least I am prepared when I watch it on DVD.

I am getting over the flu. I am over it but I had a bad asthma attack while sick. I finally felt well enough to go out today.

The day was a deluge of rain that was needed and wonderful. I love rainy days. I ran much needed errands. My turtle and cats can stop giving me the evil eye now about the food bowls becoming dangerously low. Dangerously low means half full, lol.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:29:14 AM
'Lylac'. Sorry to hear you're under the weather. Hope you feel better soon.

We had a brief rain last nite with more to come today. Don't know if it will be a deluge, yet. Definitely warming up today. Feels (smells) a bit Springish. Heard some birds singing when I woke up. Gonna be a short-lived spate of Spring, but nice anyway.

I want to get some stamping done, but we'll see.

Other than that there's not much on today's 'do it' list.

Y'all have a good'un!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 8:33:27 PM
Good Evening! Today was warm and foggy. I think the high was 67. The storms are going through tonight and by Friday we may have snow.

I was not feeling up to going to my exercise class last night. The cold DS gave me has beat me down, but I can't complain since many of you have had worse illnesses lately.

I have not gotten a whole lot done, including crafting. Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day! We ate pizza for dinner tonight, a nice treat!

Lylacfey, I would have been so upset had I read a whole lot of spoilers! I try not to make them on this site because at least one Pea is from Australia and their new season of Downton hasn't started yet, but I think it should soon since I think "the tennis" (which must have been the Australian Open, is over now.

Daniel, I liked the blog you shared. It was very creative! I have never been a fan of rice or bread puddings, but I would consider trying bread pudding again.

I'm enjoying our conversations on other threads!

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Posted: 1/30/2013 9:47:27 PM
Yahoo! finally today I am beginning to feel human again and can go for 10 or 15 minutes at a time, without hacking.

The weather here for the last two days has been rain and more rain, add that to the warm temps that have melted all the weekend's snow, and the back yard is a sea of mud and water.

Today was the warmest Jan 30th on record, where I live,tonight it is expected to plunge to below freezing again, so the mud and water will be turning to ice.

Note to self: sprinkle de-icer around before heading down the front steps tomorrow!

Melissa, thanks for your kind words about my blog. I started taking pictures a lot of years ago around the time my first child was born. I only did it sporadically because in those days it was a film camera and the film and developing costs meant that pictures were expensive and mistakes(which I made quite a few of ) were just wasted money, which we could ill afford in those days.

When we moved to this house and I started my garden I began taking more pictures of flowers and things but it wasn't till I got a digital SLR that I really got into it more seriously. Now I can take the picture and I can try weird things or different effects because, if it flops, I just delete it...don't have to pay to get it developed first. And I have my own printer which does a good job so, if the special effect or weird angle turns out, I can print it myself in whatever size I want.

I think I'm making ham and cheese quiche tomorrow. We somehow goofed up last week and bought eggs twice, so now I need to think of ways to use them up.

The "real men " in my house can either learn to eat quiche or they can make themselves peanut butter sandwiches.

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Posted: 1/30/2013 11:03:35 PM
Lol, thanks Heidi! Downton starts this Sunday night in Aus!! Hooray! I do appreciate not getting spoilers here - Daniel, you've been dangerously close.

Lol, Lylac - I'm reading a very fast-paced thriller novel at the moment and I have to keep reading ahead cause I just can't stand the suspense! I don't think I want to know what happens on Downton Abbey yet, though - it's so great watching it unfold!

Gardencat, I've tried to tell DH that "real men don't eat quiche", but he insists on doing it. And in public, too.
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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:29:23 AM
Morning everyone!

It's a very COLD day here today! We've had a drastic drop in temps over the past 48 hours. It was 76 degrees Tuesday night. We had some major storms roll through that caused a lot of damage. The wind was crazy! We were pretty fortunate and were spared of any damage but lots of other areas near us had trees down, power outages and roof damage. I'm not ready for tornado season yet!

Not to much else going on. I had a card finished for Heidi's photo challenge and spilled my water all over it !
When will I learn, no drinks near my crafting! I'm hoping to work on it some today.

I made lasagna for dinner last night and it turned out so good! And even better, leftovers tonight so no cooking !

Heidi, pizza is always a treat!
I hope you get over your cold soon! Don't feel bad complaining, colds can take forever to get over sometimes!

Melissa, to answer your questions a few posts back. My biggest struggle is finding balance and time for myself. My "me" time is pretty limited to naps and after my little one goes to bed at night. That time is also my time to get things done that aren't so kid friendly such as work since I work from home, housework, etc. Work and household duties come first. So in my free time I usually do paper crafting projects. One, its easier to leave out if I get interrupted. I have a big clear iris box that I put made up kits in of stuff I want to work on for projects. So when I get the itch to do some crafting, it's all together and ready. Painting is something I only do in the evening or when my DH is home because it takes time to clean it all up when I'm done. Sorry that's a long, rambly answer!

Gardencat, I haven't had quiche in forever! I really need to make one soon!

Well I've got to go, I will check in a little lager today. Have a terrific morning!
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Posted: 1/31/2013 7:44:38 AM
Hi all!

Well last week all our snow melted, and yesterday we got it all back! It snowed all day and we got at least 4 inches, maybe more. It is so pretty when it snows though. I still love it, it's the cold I am not crazy about, hehehe.
Got some birthday cards done yesterday and tried a new technique from the class Heidi and I are taking, but it didn't work out quite right. Ah well, I will watch the video again, hehehe
Apparently we don't get Downton Abbey here. I have looked on all our channels and it's not available. Oh, I just checked Netflix and the first season is there. But that is all. I guess I'll check it out.
Prom dress shopping was a huge success. The dress she got is gorgeous! Makes her look much older, hehehe. And I let her take my truck to school today. She bought a parking pass and everything and this is the first chance she's had to drive it to school. Everyone cross your fingers it doesn't snow much more today!
Extra eggs are good in fried rice, or what I did for dinner last night, fry potatoes and cut up bacon together, then scramble a bunch of eggs in. Yummy! Breakfast for dinner!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:22:08 AM
Morning All!

We had steady rain overnight, but only moderate--not heavy. Winds started gusting as the front came thru. Still gusty, but should settle down by afternoon. Turning colder, but not too bad.

Finishing up my Feb tag for Beady. Liking it so far. Found one of the stamps I plan to use on the Mar. tag. Just have to find 2 more & the embellies. Thinking I want to play with building this tag, as well as masking &... I have the start of an idea--always helps.

Not sure what we're eatin' today. Gotta clean out the fridge(s) since it's trash day tomorrow.

Might get back later. Til then y'all have a good'un!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 11:59:59 AM
Afternoon Update... Wind is still very gusty, but thermometer says it's almost 40 degrees. I'm sure the temp will start going down shortly--hope the wind does, too.

Was making great progress on finishing Beady's Feb. tag. Note I said 'was'... Had to tweak an element & (while I love the look) it's going to take more time to assemble due to some drying time. 'Sok. I'll still get it done & out in a day or 2.

LOL, Christin! I promise to keep mum about Downton.

Kathy. Amazing what a prom dress can do to 'age' the wearer--& lighten Mom & Dad's wallet. I still have fond memories of both my proms in high school--especially my junior prom. I was one of 3 members of the ART committee. We 'designed' the decor based on the theme--Camelot. Our colors were rose pink & leaf green. Such fun! I designed a 'drawbridge' entrance & the refreshment table's accoutrements.

Well... best get back to crafting. The tag parts may be dry enough to assemble.

Later...

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Posted: 1/31/2013 12:56:52 PM
We had wild storms yesterday with lots of rain, but thankfully not a lot of damage in our area. The lights flickered several times, but no outages. Today is very windy and cold. Will be even colder tomorrow. Went to Mighty Dollar and picked up a few craft items. Will need to upload instructions on cards I made recently. Hope everyone has a good day and stays warm!

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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:20:00 PM
Yep, we had wild winds and rains last night too. Felt like the house was going to take off. A windy day all day, but sunny.

Kathy, I saw you in the Online Card class! Have you been able to complete anything? I did for days 1 and 2, but not any more.

LeighAnn, sorry you spilled water all over your card! That is such a bummer! And I am starting to feel better, yay! Thanks.

Stampwilly, I love the name, Mighty Dollar, for your store.

gardencat, I remember the days of developing film. I remember it was useless to go anywhere but the good camera store for that. Their prints were so far superior (and more $$). Digital is a good thing, but I still think my old SLR film camera is better than the digital SLR I can afford now.

Daniel, I actually can barely remember the themes of my high school proms. I'm impressed that you remember so much of your theme! I do remember what I wore though! I may be wrong, but I probably paid for my dress myself, which is why another year I borrowed one!

I'm going to try to craft something tonight.

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Posted: 1/31/2013 5:30:56 PM
Hey all. It's been windy and cold here today with snow flurries here and there. I let the kid drive my car to school. It was her first time parking in the school lot, lol.
Yea... the dress is gorgeous but it did lighten our wallets by a bit more than $200 bucks! It's weird here. The kids have their prom when they are juniors, not seniors. When they are seniors they do a Homecoming dance. My senior prom was in California at Ports 'O' Call. It was fab! but I don't remember the theme.
I saw you too Heidi! I did try the gradiant stamping but it didn't turn out right. I haven't gotten to do any of the others yet.
Got my Feb tag today, it is gorgeous!
Off to make dinner. Flat Iron steak broiled with something... not sure what yet

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Posted: 1/31/2013 6:35:26 PM
It was windy here today too. The flu in the fireplace kept squeaking. It does that occasionally when it is windy outside, but I've never heard it as noisy as it was today. At least the wind did seem to push out the grey rainy weather...we did have short intense snow squalls go through at times. Then late this afternoon the sun came out for about hale an hour before sunset. It was nice to see it after all the grey days.

Heidi, I didn't go willingly into the digital age in cameras. My old 35mm Minolta IMO took better pictures than the first couple of digitals I owned but I do like the creative control in being able to print my own pictures and tweak them the way I want them to be.

Well, the quiches are done and eaten...still enough left for two lunches tomorrow, which is a bonus.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:35:04 AM
$200, Kathy? These days that's not bad. When I was in school the junior class hosted the prom for the seniors. That's mostly why I remember that prom. Plus it was the first time there was an 'Art Committee'. While I & my fellow committee members weren't among the 'in' crowds, we were known for being 'artsy'--& damn good at it. We had lots of power & abused it with glee!

Colder today, but not Ice Age! Wind has died down a good bit, but still a bit gusty. Mom's in the mood for a shrimp stirfry & that's supper today. Just have to peel some extra shrimp to add to the frozen meal mix. Might add some veggies, too--broccoli & carrots.

Got a decent start on my March tag far as figuring out what I have to do to pull off the idea. This will definitely stretch a few of my creative muscles. My favorite form of exercise--right up there with 'elbow-bending'.

We're going to do groceries tomorrow. Don't need a lot. Speaking of tomorrow... Groundhog Day! Betting the 'rat' will see its shadow.

Have a few threads to check & some more posts, but then I plan to spend some time working on crafty stuff.

Y'all have a good'un! Catchya later.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 12:58:45 PM
Another cold one today, and we got a little snow overnight. Like barely a dusting, in fact most of it's gone already. And of course schools are closed. But I guess there are some icy spots out there. Big difference in the weather we had a few days ago!

I did a bit of crafting yesterday and ended up officialy breaking one of my cuttlebug plates. I had cracked it pretty good a few months ago but it still worked fine. Well yesterday it bit the dust. I used some of my DH's electrical tape and taped it back together. I haven't tried to see if it works. Yes, I'm cheap and trying to avoid buying another plate!

Based off some recent threads I think I know for sure the challenge I want to do for Winterfest! I had one idea in mind but I'm not sure that I will get around to trying out the technique first. I think this one will be fun and I don't think one like this has been done before.

Heidi and Kathy, I wish I would have taken that class! I really struggle with clean and simple cards. I never no when to stop piling stuff on.

Daniel, can't wait to see what you've got in store for your March tag. Your stirfry for dinner sounds good!

Lots of great threads and gallery pieces to check out today. Have a fantastic Friday!

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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:09:20 PM
PUG! Replace the electrical tape with duct tape. It will work better to mend the plate--I promise.

ITA about interesting threads. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for WF, LeighAnn!

I'm starting to figure out some of what I'll require for mine--not too simple, but not too many hoops either.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:02:18 PM
Our school district has a fundraiser for prom dresses. People donate them (because what else are you going to do with them?) and they sell them for something like $25 and all the proceeds go to the after prom party!

A crazy thing happened this morning. I sent the kids off to school came home and fell asleep for more than 4 hours! I must have really needed it because I can rarely sleep during daylight hours, even when I mean to!

I received my TwoPeas package today! I'm hoping to get some use out of it soon!

LeighAnn I am enjoying the class and am definitely learning, and you can still join at any time, but I have to tell you what I am really looking for is more information on actual design that delves a bit more deeply into it. I may have to resort to a book, although I learn more easily from videos. Kathy what are you feeling about the class?

LeighAnn, good luck with your cuttlebug plate. Did it break cleanly? I would be concerned that it might shoot sharp bits of plastic all over the room.

Dinner tonight is my staple, Spaghetti and red sauce with sausage. Bought one of those fancy bakery breads too. I sure love them!

Daniel, it is so cold and breezy here today too. We got some snow this morning, but the sun melted it away. It sounds like you are getting a lot of crafting done!

gardencat, I'm glad to know that I'm not the only one who feels that way about their old cameras!

Is anyone planning any special foods or parties for the Super Bowl? I will probably make some cream cheese based dips, but not sure what else. I haven't decided what to do about Dowton Abbey overlapping!

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Posted: 2/1/2013 2:33:18 PM
Daniel,Thanks for the tip! I will try that instead.

Heidi, it did break cleanly thank goodness! Especially since the room I broke it in has carpet.
You must have needed rest! I can never nap like that during the day, if I do I'm up most the night. Glad you are liking your class!

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Posted: 2/2/2013 3:21:53 AM
SWLady- I hope your DD has a beautiful prom that she will treasure in her heart forever.

I am finally on the mend. Yeah! Ran errands today. Got our taxes done. I am glad taxes are over. I am not crafting. Still feel too icky to create. I am reading a beautiful book called Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 9:50:43 AM
Morning all! We got a bit more snow yesterday and last night. We are back up to about 4 inches again, lol. A week and a half ago it was almost all gone! But I guess this is the way winter is supposed to be here. The last two years have been very light as far as snow goes. This only being our third year in the cold country, it's hard to know what's normal!
Yes I agree Daniel, we lucked out on the price of the prom dress. And I love the idea of donating them back to the school to sell for extra goodies. Or give them to girls that can't afford them. Same with brides maids dresses! I still have one that we've shortened and cut up and all sorts of things for Halloween, hehehe.
I'm in the mood for sushi! But I don't think we're going out in this weather to get it. Closest place is a half hour away. We do live in the boonies, hehehe
Heidi, I agree about the class. They have shown one or two techniques (which haven't worked for me) But I also would like more 'design' theory or whatever you call it.
I can get videos of how to make a particular card anywhere. There have been some good tips though. I won my seat, didn't pay for it. When it's over I'll let you know if I would have paid for it! Heidi, I have taken a 'design theory' type class that I liked, if you'd like the info, I can peamail you.

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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:04:06 AM
HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! According to PA's wooodchuck (Phil), we're in for an early Spring. Not sure if he's just predicting for PA, but hope he's right. Although it hasn't been our worst winter here. Today is cold--not windy--with a slight chance of flurries later.

Mom & I agreed that we don't need to do a grocery run--so we're not. Might need a bottle of milk, but I can get one at the store just down the street. Not sure what I want eat today. Mom's making herself breakfast for her lunch--eggs, bacon & toast. She might want something later today, but often one good-size meal keeps her happy.

The stirfry turned out yummy. I added a few more shrimp to the frozen meal & had a partial bag of broccoli with 3 cheese sauce. I threw it in & tweaked the seasonings. Doing a turkey roll for Sunday dinner. Gonna use some leftover bread to make a casserole of stuffing. Plus we'll have gravy & veggies.

Since I'm not a fan of sports I'll skip the Super Bowl--including the halftime show.

Doing a load of laundry and getting around to work on some stamping/crafting. I want to start making some template patterns for the project. Examples on the Gatefold thread have given me some ideas. Tricky part for my March tag is getting the tag size to work with the stamp image I'm sure I'm using. And I want to make some diecuts to see how they'll work for it, as well.

PUG. When you duct tape your plate I suggest doing it across the break, but also do a strip of tape vertically to help hold it together.

That's about it for now, so have a good'un!

gardencat
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Posted: 2/2/2013 11:06:56 AM

Heidi, I'm making white wine sangria and two different kinds of nachos, and my son is picking us up some wings, from his favourite wing place..it's not going to be an overly healthy eating day but then, Superbowl is just once a year.

Downton Abbey will have to wait. I'll look for re-runs.

howdyheidi
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Posted: 2/2/2013 1:32:45 PM
I was happy to see another entry into the Photo Inspiration challenge today. The projects are turning out well!

Gardencat, mmMMM! Sounds good, and yes, Superbowl food is only during the superbowl for us, so we don't worry about healthy.

Daniel, thanks for telling me what Punxatawny Phil said! I thought he was the only REAL Groundhog's day groundhog??? Isn't he wrong 75% of the time though? lol

Kathy, yes, the verdict is still out on the class, and YES, please let me know what the other class is!

lylacfey, so glad you are feeling well again!

WINTERFEST IS IN ONE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have started up my Craft To Do list again. I need to check off many of the items so I will be ready for Winterfest. Does anyone else keep a to do list for Crafting? Mine has both challenges and just ideas that I have seen that I want to try--like techniques...

A crafting bummer today, my clear embossing powder somehow has some bits of black in it.

Dinner for me is going to be frozen meals. DS and DH are doing something for Scouting this evening, so I'm not cooking a whole meal.

Have a good Saturday!

looser
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:03:46 PM
Finally! Was connected early, but between posting to other threads & doing some dinner-making, I'm just now getting a chance to post to our weekly chat.

First off? Food. Did the turkey roll & mom's been fed! She enjoyed & is currently balancing her checkbook. She sometimes tells me she's confused, but she's just looking for an 'out'. LOL. Seriously? She does pretty well mindwise for going on 89 years.

Forum: We're continuing to be very active far as threads & posts. Terrific!

Stamping/crafting: I am 'this close' to finishing my March tag! I spent a couple hours on it while the turkey roll roasted & I am really happy--even impressed--with the results. Still have a bit more work to do on it, but I have a pretty good idea of what's left to do & how I'll do it.

Next on my crafting agenda? Refining my WF challenge & (hopefully) getting some examples made.

Weather? Cold, but not Arctic. We got an inch of snow last nite & chance of a dusting tonight. No real storms on our horizon, tho'.

Hope y'all enjoy the rest of today!

howdyheidi
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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:39:17 PM
Hello! We got a heavy dusting of snow last night. It was pretty. It is quite sunny today, which is nice.

I have my dips and veggies, fruit salad ready for the Super Bowl. Friends are proving other options. I decided to watch Downton "on demand" tomorrow.

Craftwise, I got 4 cards made last night after having a big of a drought last week when I wasn't feeling well. Today I got my WF sample completed. I am starting to figure out the boys' Valentines. I still haven't even thought of how to start my March Tag. It will come to me...

Daniel, that is great your mom enjoys balancing her checkbook. You say her mind is sharp, so she can do mine, I certainly don't enjoy it!

I hope everyone has a good Sunday!

Pottle
EncycloPEAdia

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Posted: 2/3/2013 1:56:52 PM
Hello!

I'm watching Super Bowl pre-hype stuff and will watch the game later.

Doing a bit of posting as I watch.

I'm about ready to break out the snack food!

Heidi, dip and veggies sounds good!

lovepug2
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Posted: 2/3/2013 10:20:12 PM
Just a late night check in! I've been on the board off and on today but didnt get around to posting here yet.

We had an unexpected snowfall on saturday and a little this morning. It melted quickly.

I've been cleaning and doing some stamping this weekend. I embossed a bunch of fun backgrounds to play around with . I've almost finished a couple of cards too.

Heidi, I always make crafty to do lists! Im a big list maker and often have lists for anything and everything.

Daniel, your mom sounds super sharp for her age. Not sure if you've mentioned but is she crafty too?

Winterfest is soon upon us!

How are you all prepping for the festivities?
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