Monday, July 30, 2012

Monday Make Itz

A Wee Barn found its way to Wee Acres.
The male in the household sees it as a place to store gardening tools,
this new Oma sees the Wee Porch as a place for tea parties and picnics 
when the grandkids come to visit.
I wouldn't be surprised if curtains and wee furniture magically appeared!

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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Saturday Sayinz

 "Why does the Four Star Resort Style Conference Hotel charge $18 a day for internet and $20 for a piece of toast, along with $25 a day for parking when the Super Comfort Holiday Six Motel down the road has free Wi-Fi, free parking, and free breakfast--complete with make your own hot waffles?
And..... they even leave the light on for you! "

It's a headshaker,
     Craftin'with Suz

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Friday, July 27, 2012

Friday Freebeez

TAX FREE WEEKEND is Aug 3-5 in Tennessee
the following Stampin UP items are tax-exempt during the Tennessee sales tax holiday:

Number Description  Price
100425 2-Way Glue Pen  $4.50
104332 Snail® Adhesive  $6.95
104331 Snail Refill  $4.50
104294 Sticky Strip  $6.95
104430 Stampin' Dimensionals®  $3.95
103683 Mini Glue Dots  $4.95
103579 Paper Snips  $9.95
103179 Craft & Rubber Scissors  $19.95
108360 Craft & Paper Scissors  $29.95
101879 Watercolor Pencils  $19.95
105021 uni-ball Signo® Gel Pen  $3.95
102845 Blender Pens  $9.95
various Stampin' Write® Markers  $3.50
119700 Subtles (10)  $28.95
119701 Regals (10)  $28.95
119702 Brights (10)  $28.95
119703 Neutrals (8)  $22.95
119802 Subtles (10)  $16.95
119803 Regals (10)  $16.95
119804 Brights (10)  $16.95
119805 Neutrals (10)  $16.95
110755 Multipurpose Liquid Glue  $3.95
104045 Anywhere Glue Sticks  $3.95
123002 2011-2013 In Color Stampin' Write Markers  $14.95
128978 Silver Stampin' Dazzle Marker  $3.50
128979 Gold Stampin' Dazzle Marker  $3.50
If you would like to stock up, please send your orders to
 by Aug. 3!

Happy Tax Free Craftin'!

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Thursday Treatz

Sugar Bread

As kids, we swam and played outside the summer away.
All of the fresh mountain air would make us hungry between meals.
An inexpensive snack our mom would make is Sugar Bread:

White bread (or bread of choice)
spray butter or soft buttery spread
(cinnamon, chocolate powder optional)

Spray or spread buttery spread onto bread.
Sprinkle Sugar over the butter.
If you want to get fancy, sprinkle a little cinnamon or chocolate powder over the sugar.)

Great with a  glass of chocolate milk!

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Monday, July 23, 2012

Monday Make-Itz

Let's make an Art Journal for under a $1.00
Back to school Sales make it possible to purchase
all of the supplies needed at great prices.

Art journaling is all the rage now.
It's a journal to put your creative art ideas and to try new techniques.
There is no right or wrong way to art journal.
You can either share it with others, or keep it private.

Notebook:       25 cents
Crayons            25 cents
Glue Stick          10 cents
Pen                      10 cents
Foam brush            15 cents

Total           85 cents!

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday Sayinz

"Let us live the simplicity of  a great love,
 which is both the simplest and hardest thing on earth,
 because it demands no more and no less than the gift of oneself."

Pope Benedict XVI

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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Thursday Treatz

If you have a bounty of green peppers and tomatoes from your garden,
here is a delicious and easy recipe.
This always smells so good cooking, it reminds me of autumn and cooler days. 
It also freezes well for cold winter evening meals.

Stuffed Peppers:

Fresh Green Peppers
Fresh tomatoes ( or one quart canned if you don't have fresh)
Ground meat, your choice, browned and drained
Worchestershire Sauce
other meat seasonings to your taste, optional
Any type pasta, cooked and drained

1. Cut tops off of peppers and clean out seeds to make little bowls.
2. Scald tomatoes, peel off skins
3. Mix ground meat, ketchup and sauce
4. 'Stuff' peppers with ground meat mixture
5. Put into crock pot or dutch oven
6. Place prepared tomatoes around peppers
7. Cover, and cook on low for a number of hours until peppers are cooked through
    and tomatoes are stewed
8. Place serving of cooked pasta in bowl
9  Spoon stuff pepper and juice over pasta

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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Wednesday Websitz

It's Christmas in July. 
Let's revisit a great website called Organized Christmas.  
click here: Organized Christmas

Purchase a binder, paper and glue sticks during  the back to school sales.
Print the organizer from this website and begin organizing for the holidays.
This website also has some great home made gift ideas such as cookies in a jar.
Be sure to check out the ideas for the other upcoming holidays such as
Halloween and Thanksgiving!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tuesday Tipz

The Back To School Supplies are Back in the Stores!!!!!!!

The teacher in me is doing a happy dance!
Now is a great time to stock up on your basic crafting supplies--scissors, glue sticks, crayons, etc. since stores deeply discount products this time of year.
Also, check your state's Tax Free Sales Tax days.
This will save you even more on your crafting supplies.
Tennessee has Back to School tax free days the first weekend in August.

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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Saturday Sayinz

Chocolate is Nature's way of making up for Mondays.
      Author Unknown

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Friday, July 13, 2012

Friday Funnyz

After 30 years of great service, I had to say good-bye to an old friend.
The current heat wave did it in.

Rest well, my friend, you deserve it!

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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tuesday Tipz

10 Easy Ways to dress up your Cardstock
(From ScrapbooksEtc. last issue August 2012--boo hoo, was a great magazine. Check out the online newsletter:

1. Emboss it.
2. Ink its edges.
3. Paint it.
4. Spritz it with water, crumple it, and ink it when it's dry.
5. Layer punched designs on it. 
6. Punch a border on it. 
7. Sand its edges.
8. Spritz it with ink.
9. Stain it. 
10. Stitch it. 

Most of all have fun!

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Make-Itz

Re-purposing Children's Artwork

I LOVE kid's artwork.
It is so creative, expressive and free from preconceived notions of what art should be.
As I continue to settle into Wee Acres,
I came across a box of my kid's art through the years.
It brought back many smiles--the belly buttons on everything along with lollipop trees.
Needless to say my fridge was always an art museum with the pictures of the week. 

Of course a mom can't keep all of the art produced by her children,
but there are many ways to preserve these wonderful creations:

--Use larger pieces for wrapping paper
--take pictures or scan the artwork, send it to a photo website and have it bound into a book. (This would be a fun birthday or Christmas present for the artist to revisit younger years)
--take pictures to an office store and have them laminated to use as placemats
--pick out a favorite, reduce in size, make copies and bind them into a notepad
--scan and use the pictures on a calendar to give to the grandparental units
--use the smaller pictures as post cards or note cards
--place the favorites into an empty scrapbook
--ask your local pizza place if you can purchase a few unused boxes for artwork storage

Please add your ideas!

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Saturday Sayinz

When God closes a door, 
He opens a window....
   (then the toilet overflows!)

author unknown, but thanks for making us laugh at life in general

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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

We have a Winner!

Happy 4th of July!

CONGRATULATIONS to tk of thewhimseyproject 
She made and mailed a duck tape post card!
The post office actually processed and delivered the post card!
She wins a lovely brand new CraftinwithSuz totebag which will soon be mailed to her.

Watch the website for more great contests and prizes!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Monday Make Itz

The winner will be announced on July 4th.

Today's make itz is a neat little fold down coin purse. I purchased one of these made out of leather on a trip to Maine many years ago. I gave it to my dad who used it until it wore out.
I was excited to find the instructions for one made of out duck tape:
duck tape coin purse (click on this link)

Here is the one I made:

It is a little tricky to get it folded so it will go down and pop up, but if you crease the sides at an angle, this seems to help. I also put a heavy object on it after I folded it.
I left it this way for a few days.
Now it pops up and folds down!

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