Tuesday, November 13, 2012


...we are all born with an attitude.. it's either a positive attitude or a negative attitude.. I am sure there are a few that are right down the middle and can sway either way quite easily!! I can say that I was born with a positive attitude... I have the ability to find the good in EVERY situation. It's how I deal with life... something goes wrong there HAS to be a lesson in there somewhere and I will toss and turn the events around in my mind and verbally until the answer pops out.
...I also like to believe that everything happens for a purpose and that everything will work out in the end. Just ask Christy, whenever she calls and is stressed out about something that is going on in her life... I always and I mean always tell her don't worry it will all work out in the end... and I must confess when it does I also call her and ask her... and what did I tell you!! :)

...so when I saw this quote on Facebook I INSTANTLY thought of her... so this inspirational picture and quote is for my daughter Christy!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ornament challenge

The editor of the newspaper decided to volunteer the paper staff to decorate one of the rooms at the local Burt museum. So the editor got together with the sales manager and they came up with a theme.... NEWSPAPER!!! Now we know why they are not in the creative dept!! I took the challenge on head first!! I refuse to make ugly newspaper ornaments... I made cute ones..
These were harder to make than they look. Challenge one the Cricut kept tearing the newspaper. Fix... Scan in and print out the newspaper on thicker paper :)....that was the hard part the rest was a piece of cake!!

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Raspberry Jalapeno Jelly

2 green peppers, diced 
10 jalapenos, diced
1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar
2 cups frozen raspberries 
7 cups sugar
 6 oz. liquid pectin envelope

1.Combine peppers, raspberries, sugar and vinegar in pot and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer for 10 minutes. 
2. Add pectin bring to hard boil, boil for 1 more minute.
3. Remove from heat and sit for 10 minutes.
4. Strain jelly thru metal strainer or cheese cloth to remove the raspberry seeds and pepper flesh. (optional)
5. Ladle into the 8 oz canning jars (sterilized) and process in boiling water bath for 10 minute.

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Aloha Summer

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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

I will soon have my digi artwork up at mymemories.com!! YAY!! It's been a long road back to creativity but I am here and that is all that matters!!

Friday, March 09, 2012

31 days to a better photo...Day 2

Today I actually FOUND and opened the manual that came with my camera... I think I can count the number of times I have used this thing...
But today I...
...learned how to change my shutter speed.
read about what all the little icon ACTUALLY mean... not what I just think they ...mean... but I was right!!!
...learned which wheel controls the shutter speed and which wheel control aperture... Thre are actually 2 wheels...who woulda thunk!!
...I learned how to change the white balance on my camera... duh!
...and I also learned how to change the ISO...why I would want to at this point not a clue... it will be fun to see after 30 days how much of this stuff will make sense to me!!

and that completes day 2...

Thursday, March 08, 2012

31 days to a better photo... Day 1

31 days to a better photo.... translation... 31 days to go from auto to manual shooting!!
YAY ME!! I found this blog on Pinterest... and I decided what the heck I might as well go for it!! What do I have to lose...? Day one is just making the commitment to DO IT!! I have been asked again to be second camera at a wedding... Maybe I will be able to use some of my new skills then... see you on Day 2