Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Freebeez

Free Butterfly Collage Pix
Downloads to Print
(4 Different Color Prints)

click here

butterfly,free printables,vintage,garden,collage,embellishments
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Tuesday Tipz

Clear/Cling Stamps

Sometimes clear clingy stamps aren't so clingy.
(The actually red rubber stamps that  have clear plastic on top
to 'cling' to the stamping block--not the photopolymear clear
plastic stamps.)

Often times I put a bit of moisture on the  top of the stamp
before I attach it to the block. This forms a suction that will hold it in place.

I have also read that a bit of two way glue, or two sided
tape helps to hold it to the block as well.
I have not tried this yet, so I'm not sure whether to put
the adhesive on the block or the stamp.
It would probably be easier to clean the sticky off of the block.

Share if you have other ways to keep the stamps
from slip-sliding away.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wednesday Websitz

Retired, not tired! 

It's time again for the retirment list from the Stampin UP! 2015-2016 catalog.

go to

click on Last Chance to list.

Lots of surprises on the list such as no more glue sticks,
and many of the ribbons are going to the sunny south to retire.

Order early as these usually sell out!

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Monday Make Itz

Thurday Treatz update--I tried the recipe and it is a keeper.
I used chopped broccoli instead of the veggies called for in the recipe,
I also had some leftover rice that I poured in.
Just use the recipe as a base and add/subtract ingredients with what you have on hand!

Monday Make Itz 

I'm making more memories with the birth of my 4th grandchild!
A boy--Morgan--born in Illinois.
Now I have four Oma scrapbooks to work on!
Two girls, two boys!
This Oma is truly blessed!

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Thursday Treatz

This recipe from Relish, is on my 'to try' list.

Easy, Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Casserole

Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Casserole
Mark Boughton Photography / styling by Teresa Blackburn
  • Yield: 6 servings


1 16 oz. jar Alfredo sauce (like Ragu)
2cups chopped, cooked skinless chicken
1 12-oz bag frozen Italian vegetable blend, thawed (like Bird's Eye)
1 1/2cups cooked rice or pasta
1/2teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2cup grated Parmesan cheese
1cup Panko bread crumbs, toasted


1. Preheat oven to 375°F and spray a 2-quart casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. In a large bowl, combine Alfredo sauce, chicken, vegetables, rice and pepper and stir gently. Spread mixture in 2-qt baking dish. Combine panko and Parmesan cheese and sprinkle on top. Bake 30 minutes or until bread crumbs begin to brown and chicken mixture is bubbling. Serves 6.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 380
  • Fat 17
  • Cholesterol 80
  • Sodium 670
  • Carbohydrate 31
  • Fiber 3
  • Protein 22

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wednesday Websitz

Check out Country Woman Magazine's Website.
Lots of cute ideas, especially ones with Mason Jars.

Country Woman

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Tuesday Tipz


Perhaps it is my lefthandedness, but I have been using
hand held pencil sharpeners wrong until I recently
read a great tip:

Start with a good quality hand held sharpener.
Instead of holding the sharpener and turning the pencil,
HOLD the pencil and TURN the sharpener.
This gives more control in the sharpening process.
I find this way helps to control breakage, along
with keeping the blade from 'cutting' into the wood.

This is especially helpful with softer leaded pencils
such as Prismacolor as well as watercolor pencils.

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday Make Itz


Idea by The Scrappin Diva, via Scrapbook and Cards Today

Cleaning, purging and organizing continues
in the Wee Acres Craft Room.
I found this great storage idea by The Scrapin Diva
using a round paper towel holder, rings and cover sheets.
Check yard sales and second hand shops for the holder.
This could also be used to display favorite cards!

Here is the link:

Storage Idea

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Wednesday Websitz

Mom's Day

The next big crafting holiday is Mom's Day!
This is the second largest holiday for cards, following the Christmas Season.

Jo-Anns Fabric and Craft stores has a website full of fun ideas.
Sign up for their coupons-up to 60% off!

I can't get my computer to link to their site at this time,
so please Google JoAnns for their website.
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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Tuesdsay Tipz


If your card creation calls for covering the
whole front of the card, do this before starting to
make the rest of the card.

Glue the paper to the front of the card matching
two sides of the card front to the two sides of the patterned paper.
The lighter weight paper can shrink or grow, so if you want it to
cover all the way to the edges, don't cut it before placing it on the card front.
If paper is cut before, it may not fit after it dries.
(However, if you want a white border, cut before gluing.)

I like to use glue sticks, they are more forgiving. The paper can
be moved around before it dries.
I also place the card with glued paper under weight while it dries
before I cut it.

Open card, scored in middle

Closed card, folded at score

Patterned paper even with two edges

Cut excess off with trimmer or scissors

Finished front of card

Card with embellishments

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Monday, April 4, 2016

Monday Make Itz


After being in a box for over four years, the
flamingo collection has a new place to live.
I asked the resident agronomist to please
use the dreary winter indoor time and build
a place for the Flamingos to be since they kept
letting me know they were tired of being in a box!
This shelf was hung in the guest bathroom which is decorated
in Flamingos!(Bet you don't see that everyday!)

Materials: two good boards (ones that can be finished with paint)
                 pegs for towels
                 brackets which were spray painted gold.

Excellent job!

The birds like their new home. 

Doubles as a towel rack. 

Gourd Flamino Gift from my sister has a new home! 

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