Saturday, September 27, 2008

Yummy Mummy...

Is there such a thing as a sweet mummy? Well today there is! LOL I had a rolls of Lifesavers lying around the house, so I decided to turn it into a mummy. I think it turned out just cute. What do you think?

This sweet and tasty little mummy is all bandaged up in Very Vanilla paper. I tore ten strips of paper 3" long to cover the roll. I then added brown chalk to the strips to help his bandages look old and aged. I used two small paper punches for his eyes and a marker to make the smallest circle.

Thanks for peeking in today and I hope you have a sweet day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday Morsel: Chocolate Cake (Store Bought)

Have you tried this chocolate cake by Weight Watchers before? Well, I have to say that it is yummy. It is rich, delicious and satisfying. Oh, and it is only 1 point. What could be better than that? So, you can have your cake and eat it too. Don't forget to pick some up on your next shopping trip. Happy eating!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Tire = Walking

What a beautiful weekend we had. The leaves on the trees are starting to change and look great. With having such great weather Mack and I thought it would be a fantastic day for fishing. We loaded up the boat and the goods and off we went. We like to go to a local lake up the road about 8 miles. Not a lot of people know about it, so we usually luck out and bring enough home for dinner. A little ways down the road I heard a strange sound and told Mack that I think his tire blew on his pickup. He looked at me with a puzzled expression and stopped the truck. I got out and looked at the tire and it looked okay. We loaded back up in the truck and off we went. We got to talking and we really never gave it anymore thought. For some reason I felt that the road was rougher than usual and I happened to look in the mirror and oh, heck, we were driving on the rim of the truck. We DID blow a tire. We crawled under the truck for the spare and it was rusted really bad, so it took a while to get it down. When we did get it down we found out that it was flat. Drats! So, off we went walking. We walked almost six miles home.

Once home we got another tire and headed back to the truck. Arriving at the truck there was another truck coming out of the lake. We arrived just in time. Two old guys (86 & 88) had been fishing. So, I got to talk to them and they got to watch Mack change a tire. It was kinda scary because the pickup rolled off the jack. Good thing I had one in my car, or we would have had another mess.

So, no fishing for us. However, the old guys had a great day of fishing. The moral of this story-don't ask me if your tire is flat, because you may end up walking. LOL!

Thursday, September 18, 2008


Its almost that time of year for little ghosts and goblins to pay you a visit for some sweet treats. I have to admit I get a little jealous around this time of year. Only because I'm not little enough to adorn a cute little costume and beg for candy. LOL! So, in preparation of the holiday coming up, I thought I would make a cute little card. This little mummy is all bandaged up in Very Vanilla paper and then I added brown chalk to help his bandages look old and aged. I made the eyes with two circle punches--1" and 1/2". I then adhered my mummy to my card base, which is Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black and Perfect Plum. Now isn't that one cute mummy?

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I'm Back....

So, I went on Vay-K to get some needed rest and relaxation. Mack and I packed up my ride, Fordetta and off we went. Our destination: The Black Hills of South Dakota. Once, arriving at our little cabin in the woods surrounded by big towering pine trees, and deer with soft looking velvet antlers, I knew that the R & R was going to begin soon. However, needless to say I was wrong. There were Presidents to learn about, caves to explore, treasure to be found and miles of scenic roads to be viewed. It all was calling my name and I had a great time learning, climbing, walking and driving. Might I suggest if you have never been there, you must go. Plan to stay awhile, don't just go for a day. You will be very sad if you do. I took around 200 pictures while I was gone. Can you say "Scrapbook"? Here is some photos to take a look see at. Enjoy.

The day we went to Mt. Rushmore it was absolutely beautiful out. The sun was shinning and it was warm. No bugs. Oh, and the aroma of the pine trees. Loved it. It was like inhaling happiness. I definitely would suggest taking the Presidential Walk. The views were spectacular.

Also, I would like to suggest going for a day trip on the Needles Highway. I have to say I'm really not a fan of heights. Oh, and driving in heights. Are you crazy? But, friends I did it. I'm was very proud of myself. The sights were just amazing. I loved all the tunnels you get to go though. I think this was the best part of the trip for me.

We went to two different types of caves. This picture was taken at Rushmore Cave. A great place. Mack and I arrived right at opening and started the tour with our guide "Tom" one of the owners. He was a great guide. We probably were into the tour for about five minutes when we were joined by a group of six from Poland. They did not speak English so their translator repeated everything back to them. Our tour took longer then expected, so we missed our train to Hill City. This was a bummer, but a good reason to go back. LOL Our second cave was also interesting. However, this one had 185 small ladder stairs going down into it. Yes, don't forget if you go down, you must come back up. You got it right, 185 small ladder stairs out. For some reason going up is a lot harder then going down. Go figure! =) On this trip we were joined by two young ladies from Germany out sight seeing the US. How cool is that.

Are you up for one more picture? Another attraction that was really neat was the "Cosmos Mystery Area". This attraction truly amazed me. Nothing works normal here...balls roll upward, you can't stand straight and water flows upward. It was exciting. The tour of this place is guided and our guide Heidi gave us good information about the place. The tour ran for about 30 minutes and we enjoyed it a lot. This attraction is definitely a don't miss attraction in my opinion. This is a picture of Erwin in one of the demonstrations. I had never saw such a big grin on Mack's face, until we went here. He was having the time of his life. It also helped that Heidi picked on him more then anyone else. LOL

Well I hope you enjoyed the pics. I had a great time and can't wait to travel, rest and learn more again soon. Until next time. Happy Trails.

PS. I'm praying for my friends in Houston. It seems Ike was not friendly to them. I hope that I can contact them soon. I know most of them went North. I pray that they will find their homes in one piece once they return. Please say a prayer for them. They need all they can get at this time. Thanks. Jody

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just Chillin...

I thought this cute little penguin was perfect for posting today. He is "Just Chillin" and that is exactly what I was doing for the 1st half of the day today. I have the hardest time trying to understand how it was 90 degrees on Monday with a huge amount of humidity and then the next three days of the week, have been in the low 60's. Oh, well.

Back to Mr. Penguin I have to tell you a secret. Come closer, a little closer, that's good. Don't tell anyone but I have a thing for penguins. In fact I just LOVE them. I'm not sure why. Perhaps it is because they are so fluffy looking. I think I know a thing or two about that. I colored him with colored pencils and gamsol. Oh, and look at that Debbie Mumm paper. Love it! You may not be able to see it, but the littlest penguins have sparkly scarves on. So, it only made sense to give my guy a sparkly scarf, too. It's only fair. I used paper that I got from a garage sale and have a ton of. I really like it. The stamp was also purchased at the garage sale.

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping. Until next time.

PS This little guy hitched a ride on the paper all the way up my drive way. So, there is still signs of summer around. Yay! I carry my camera to the mailbox, cause I'm hoping to catch the prehistoric looking mammoth birds in the field one of these days. No luck so far, but at least I got this little guy. He decided once I opened my door to the house to fly off. So where ever you are "have a nice flight".

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Back to School Gear...

So, in respect of school starting this week, I thought I would make a little backpack to haul all my goodies. Park Rapids, we have a problem! For some reason all my stuff just won't fit. LOL When I first saw this cute little backpack I just knew that I would be finding myself casing it. However, mine did not turn out one spec cute. I'm only posting this to let you all know that I'm only human. Oh, you already knew that. Go figure. No, really, it is a super cute idea and it has so much potential. Here is the problem I find. The culprit is the paper. I really like this Debbie Mumm paper, but its just not right for this project. So if you are wanting to out do me on this project, which by the way would not be a challenge you can head on over to Stamp Happens to make one for your very own self. Thanks for looking and happy stamping.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Monday Morsel: Fruit Pizza

Every summer I like to make Fruit Pizza at least once. There is something about the sweet crust and the smooth almost velvety cream cheese layer that just gets me on bite number one. Oh, and don't even get me started about all the beautiful fresh fruit. Yum! So lets not waste anymore time. Gather your ingredients, Pronto! Summer is fading away.

Crust: (I usually double this)
1-1/2 c. Flour
1-1/2 c. Margarine, Butter
½ c. Powdered Sugar
1-2 tsp. Water

Mix crust and pat in jelly roll pan. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes. Until it is brown. Usually 8 minutes in my oven.

Cream Cheese Layer:
2-8oz. Cream Cheese
½ c. Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla

Mix all ingredients and then spread onto cooled crust.

Blueberries, Strawberries, Kiwi, Raspberries, Nectarines, Pineapple (these are my favorites)

Arrange fruit on top of cream cheese mixture.

Well there you go. So easy. So good. I just want to make another one writing up this entry. If you have lots of time on your hands or some fancy people to impress, you can also make pretty designs with your fruit. However, I prefer to just pile the fresh fruit onto the top.

Thanks for looking. Happy Eating!