Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Our Very First Diner, Drive-In, and Dive!

Posted by PicasaWe watch the Food Network Channel a lot in our house. My daughter loves the Iron Chef and the other challenges. I LOVE Paula Dean and Guy. My Hubby LOVES anything having to do with FOOD :)

So we decided that we wanted to start visiting all the fun, yummy places that Guy visits. He goes all over the USA tasting great food at not so expensive places. We went to San Diego yesterday for a short visit to Sea World and decided to find a place Guy visited in San Diego. We found Hob Nob Hill about 5 miles away from Sea World.

When he visited he had the chicken and dumplings and leg of lamb. I wanted to try the chicken and dumplings but they had braised short ribs for a special and it was highly recommended. It was DELICIOUS! Steven had the chicken fried steak and it was not a favorite. It had no flavor and not enough gravy. The special came with a dessert and a soup or salad. I choose a garden salad which was nice. It was very small and the bowl was small so the salad was falling out of the bowl. It had lettuce, beets, onions, and croutons. The dinner was served with a starter of bread and muffins. The bread was dry but the peach muffins were WONDERFUL! I chose a coconut cream pie for dessert which was very tasty. The crust was more of a bread than a flaky pastry. The prices were a bit high and this was a diner 60 years ago, but now a nicer restaurant with chandeliers and fancy table settings. I was not sure I wanted to take children in there, but we did and it was a good visit.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Merry Christmas!

I hope that your Christmas was as wonderful and full of blessings as mine was. I think we had one of the BEST Christmas' EVER! Even though we were the poorest we have ever been.... the tree was still filled with presents, and the house filled with family, friends, and food! Here are some of my favorite pictures....ENJOY!

Mystery Swap #1

Don't know why thses never got posted.. but aren't they stinkin' cute?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas Can

Is this stinkin cute or what? OMGOSH... I am in love with this one! I have been opening the bottom of pull-lid cans for over 2 years saving them for gift cards and little treats. This one uses the SU! Candy cane DSP, satin red ribbon, Christmas buttons, and sincere greetings stamp set. I just used regular glitter for the top and tag.  Just measure your can wrap it and decorate it. I am sure that these are going to bring a sure delight to whoever receives this gift. My dad is getting one filled with lottery tickets...shhhh!
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Christmas Sale you don't want to miss!

50% off Products
Item           Description                Retail Price           Sale Price

11810        My Digital Studio™     $79.95     $39.98

121715     Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric     $9.95     $4.98

121716     Deck the Halls Designer Fabric     $9.95     $4.98

124240     Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Wood-Mount Bundle
Includes Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper and Lower Wood-Mount Stamp Set  $63.90    $31.95

124241     Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Clear-Mount Bundle
Includes Sweet Shoppe Alphabet Upper and Lower Clear-Mount Stamp Set    $47.90    $23.95

40% off Products
Item         Description                            Retail Price         Sale Price

124242     Simply Said Bundle
Includes Simply Said Stamp Set and Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin’ Around® Wheel  $37.45 $22.47

124243     Amitié Bundle
Includes Amitié Stamp Set and Daisy Dash Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel     $37.45    $22.47

124245     Fire and Ice Brad Bundle
Includes Circle Fire, Circle Ice, and Square Fire Rhinestone Brads     $32.85     $19.71

*From the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog
**From the 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative brochure
Item                   Description                    Retail Price       Sale Price

124244                     Striped Ribbon Bundle                             $39.80                        $23.88
Includes Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, and Pumpkin Pie 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon

116819               Table Setting Bigz XL Die                             $42.95                         $25.77

116760            Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz™ XL Die          $39.95                         $23.97

115961            Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die                              $42.95                         $25.77

115966            Pop-Up Look Here Bigz XL Die                       $42.95                          $25.77

115973            Joyful Sizzlits® Die                                            $5.50                            $3.30

114516           Cherry Blossom Embosslits™ Die                     $11.95                           $7.17

115957            Thanks Embosslits Die                                      $11.95                            $7.17

114514            Simple Flower Embosslits Die                        $11.95                              $7.17

115952            Hi Embosslits Die                                           $11.95                               $7.17

121091     Large Kraft Botanical Flower Décor Elements      $19.95                             $11.97

114888**Medium Basic Black Season of Thanks Décor Elements™$19.95                $11.97

117970**Medium Chocolate Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements$19.95                     $11.97

117971**Medium Real Red Vintage Ornaments Décor Elements$19.95                      $11.97

114838**Medium Chocolate Christmas Countdown Décor Elements $25.95             $15.57

114837**Small Chocolate Christmas Countdown Décor Elements $19.95                  $11.97

30% off Products
Item                        Description                  Retail Price    Sale Price

124249  Bots Bundle (Includes Best Bots Forever and Lots of Bots Stamp Sets)$42.90       $30.03

124250  Funky Four Wood-Mount Bundle                                 $33.85                                   $23.70
Includes Funky Four Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Play Date Designer Series Paper, and Play Date Quick Accents

124251       Funky Four Clear-Mount Bundle                           $30.85                         $21.60
Includes Funky Four Clear-Mount Stamp Set, Play Date Designer Series Paper, and Play Date Quick Accents

124253        Hello Again Bundle                                               $19.45                       $13.62
Includes Hello Again Stamp Set and Retro Remix Stampin’ Around Wheel9.45

124254 Hola de Nuevo Bundle
Includes Hola de nuevo Stamp Set and Retro Remix Stampin’ Around Wheel

124255  Salut à Toi Bundle
Includes Salut à toi Stamp Set and Retro Remix Stampin’ Around Wheel

*From the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog

**From the 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative brochure

Item             Description                          Retail Price    Sale Price

124252   Neutral Brads Bundle
Includes Neutrals 5/8” and 5/16” Brads Assortments              $14.90                          $10.43

Accessory Assortment Bundle                                                 $31.80                           $22.26
Includes Clips Assortment, Build-a-Brad, Flower Designer Brads, and Neutrals Flower Brads

112454   Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware                    $29.95                           $20.97

111325       Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware                  $29.95                           $20.97

115604           Fleurettes II                                                    $9.95                             $6.97

103179        Craft  Rubber Scissors                             $19.95                         $13.97

118402        Scallop Trim Border Punch                                 $15.95                           $11.17

114890         Matchbox Bigz XL Die                                        $42.95                         $30.07

113484          Baskets  Blooms Bigz XL Die                              $39.95                        $27.97

116823          Merry Details Sizzlits Die                                   $5.50                            $3.85

113452           Join in the Cheer Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die    $21.95                          $15.37

114510            Billboard Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die              $21.95                        $15.37

124256            Friends Rock Bundle                                      $39.40                         $27.58 
Includes Friends Rock Stamp Set, Rockin' Stampin’ Around Wheel, and Fine Supernova Stampin’ Glitter®

124257           Pony Party Wood-Mount Bundle                     $41.40                         $28.98
Includes Pony Party Wood-Mount Stamp Set, Dream Stampin’ Around Wheel, and Fine Galaxy Stampin’ Glitter

124258          Pony Party Clear-Mount Bundle                      $36.40                          $25.48

124246          Notably Ornate Wood-Mount Bundle               $30.90                       $21.63
 Includes Notably Ornate Wood-Mount Stamp Set and Vintage Type Rub-Ons

124247         Notably Ornate Clear-Mount Bundle                 $24.90                        $17.43
Includes Notably Ornate Clear-Mount Stamp Set and Vintage Type Rub-Ons

124248          Déco Noble Bundle                                        
Include Déco noble Stamp Set and Vintage Type Rub-Ons

124259          Note Card Bundle                                           $38.85                        $27.20
Includes FYI Stamp Set, Elegant Notes, and Fresh-Cut Notes

*From the 2010 Holiday Mini Catalog
**From the 2010-2011 Definitely Decorative brochure

40% off My Digital Downloads
 Item                Description              Retail Price     Sale Price

118121   Great Moments II Stamp Brush Set                        $9.95                $5.97

118124          Medallion Stamp Brush Set                             $1.95                  $1.17

122145           Contempo Alphabet Stamp Brush Set              $9.95               $5.97

30% off My Digital Downloads
Item                  Description                   Retail Price Sale Price

120880           Christmas Cocoa 2 Digital Kit                               $9.95                          $6.97

118117           Berry Christmas Stamp Brush Set                         $5.95                        $4.17

122154            Ornament Digital Punch                                       $0.95                           $0.67

122142           Presto Patterns Overlays Stamp Brush Set            $3.95                          $2.77

121434          Typewriter Numbers Stamp Brush Set                    $5.95                         $4.17

20% off My Digital Downloads
Item                  Description                Retail Price Sale Price

123953     Jolly Holiday Digital Designer Series Paper                      $4.95               $3.96

123954     Holly ; Jolly Embellishments                                              $3.95              $3.16

123956         Christmas Cheer Digital Kit                                         $9.95               $7.96

123962        Welcome Christmas Stamp Brush set                          $3.95                 $3.16

122176           Deck the Halls Photocard Digital Kit                        $3.95                  $3.16

123959           Deck the Halls Digital Designer Buttons                      $2.95               $2.36

120172           Spring Shades Digital Designer Series Paper               $4.95                $3.96

121067            Summertime Splendor Digital Designer Series Paper   $4.95              $3.96

Contact me today to learn more or visit  to place your order.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Thanksgiving/ Fall cards for $ALE!

 Here are a variety of 5-pack of cards that I have for sale. They include fall- thank you's, birthdays, and Thanksgiving. They are $10 each (an amazing price at only $2 each) These will go quick. I can take PayPal, credit cards, checks, or cash. Please contact me ASAP! I can ship a pack for $1.50 anywhere in the U.S.
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Fall Pack 1
Fall Pack 2
Fall Pack 3
Fall Pack 4
Fall Pack 5

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Simple Christmas Card

I am REALLY getting to like the FREE CLIP ART you can find on the internet. I have tried to color, shade, and draw my whole life...but I stink! So I love that these are already colored in and I can just go with the colors they give me. For this one I used my creative Memories oval cutters and paper and punches from SU!  Yoyo yellow (retired), garden green (102584 $6.95), real red (102482 $6.95), whisper white (100730 $8.50 40 sheets). Stamp set...heard from the heart (120006 416.95 set of 4) and star punche ( 119875 $16.95)
This one is being entered into Stamp Somethings... Digi Challenge and Cute Card Thursday anything goes.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Card Swap

By Heather Bell

By "V"
These were some cards I received from different Christmas Card Swaps that I have been in over the last couple of monthes. Again, these ladies, over at SCS, really impressed. I love the polar bear one the best. I think she just used stickers, again NO COLORING...YAHOO! Please enjoy and feel free to CASE!

By "V"

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by Linda Hurn

By Betty

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Simply Amazing DEAL!

What do you call it when you get over $310 in crafting and business supplies for only $87.50? You can call it an amazing deal, but Stampin' Up!'s calling it an amazing opportunity! From November 15-30, you can purchase either the Standard or Digital+ Starter Kits at 50 percent off the regular retail price of $175 (plus free shipping!), and enjoy the GREAT benefits as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator:
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• Opportunity to earn free products and incentive trips.

Contact me TODAY if you would like to discuss this AMAZING offer from Stampin' Up!  The offer ends November 30, 2010, so if you've ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, NOW is the time!

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

A lil mini vaca.... Sunday Share (a little early)

We went to San Diego for 2 days. I thought it would be a nice little get-a-way for my family since we have been so broke and out of work for sooooo long. We had a couple of garage sales and were able to save up $300 and so we went away. We went to Sea World, The Gas Lamp District, and the beach. We did lots in just two days... but even just the getting away and staying in a hotel is so much fun! We got the Sea World passes becasue if you buy a day you get a year free and free parking, so it's $9 a month for each of us.... we will be visitng it a lot.. even my daughter figured out that we will have the passes during the summer so "We can go a lot!"

Today I have to go pick up all the fall product that the girls sold for Girl Scouts and then Sunday we are going to do a 5K before church! The Mission Inn Run. Even though I didn't pay for it.. we are just going to do it for fun!
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Thanksgiving Thoughts

This was one of the cards that I received from a Fall Birthday Swap on SCS that I was in. I love doing these swaps because you never know what you're going to get. Sometimes I get beautiful cards from talented people...then sometimes I get...well, let's just say Tina and I have this saying, "Better luck next time!" I really liked this card becasue it was so simple. The sketch is an easy one to CASE (copy and share everything) and the punch is SU! punch Decorative Label 120907 $16.95 . The main card is made with More Mustard (one of my favorite colors from SU!)  The DSP is Autumn spice 120808 $11.95
Some of my friends on FB decided to be thankful everyday for something...I like that idea. I am going to write something down on my calendar and on Thanksgiving share all my thankfulness with everyone....especially my family.
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Simple Christmas

The challenge this week at Polka Doodles was simple Christmas...and this stinkin' cute card is just that. I googled FREE CHRISTMAS CLIP ART and of course came up with tons. I picked some out that I liked and copied and pasted them into a Word document and then printed them out. It was so easy... no coloring, which I am terrible at. I just cut out the three tags, put a silver brad (104336 $6.95) thru them and glued them down. Then I stamped the saying from Heard from the heart (111644 $22.95) and it was on Whisper White (11730 $8.50) and mounted on Pacific Point (111350 $6.95)... and a snowflake (119852 $16.95) to top it off, all from SU! except for the clip art.
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Thanksgiving Cards

Here are some more of the cards that I received for the Fall theme birthday swap on SCS. I LOVE this owl punch (SU! 118074 Two-Step Owl $16.95). Aren't they the cutest and sooo simple to make. I am going to have my girl scouts make a whole bunch of these for a craft show that we are doing to raise money for the Juliette Gordon Low foundation. I think we will make Christmas owls. Stay tuned....

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Clixk on my name to do some Christmas shopping now!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

You've got a friend in me!

Over at Scrap it with a song... You've got a friend in me... is the pick of the week. How perfect that is because on Friday Family night we watched Toy Story 3. My most favorite place is being anywhere with my children-they are my reason for everything!
This page was done in 5 minutes with the MDS (My digital studio) from SU! THis is the Hoppy Memories kit. Soo stinkin cute! Click HERE to go to my store and check it out!
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cute lil' girl

Posted by PicasaThis was a secret mystery swap on SCS. A different hostess every month sends out 6 different stamped images and then we have to create a card and send four back to the hostess. Then we get 3 different ones back, the hostess gets to keep one of the four. So I am not sure which company she is from...but isn't she stinkin cute!

The paper is pretty in pink and basic black from SU! The flower paper is paper I had in my supply room, and the flower punch is an old SU! punch. I think she might be the cutest card I have ever made.

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Challenges entered-

stamp something- sketch
paper romance- lots of something

Samantha's Sunday Share

What a fun little week we had. Not to busy...just kinda recovering from Halloween. We had the usual day care kids plus 2 extra on Thursday because the Temple was closed where they go to day care. My friend Janel came over and vented about how horrible some of the teachers and her principle are being to her. I feel so bad for her. I can't believe these people call themselves teachers. UGH...I don't like not being able to fix things.
Savannah had soccer practise on Monday and Wednesday. I cleaned my friends Kristy's house on Mondays. Tuesday we went to the library to get some books on Amelia Earhart for an explorer report that Savannah has due on the 17th. We voted for Meg Whitman (she lost, but were not upset.. we just picked the lesser of the two evils.) We voted no on 19- to easy to just start growing some marijuana just becasue...heck I might even try it..I do like to!

Speaking of gardening I have a heck of a time with the simple things. Lemon trees and squash are supposed to be so easy to grow, but yet I can't grow a squash to save my life. I did manage after 2 years to get 5 meyer lemons out of my miniature tree. Today I picked the first one...It was delicious. My daughter and I shared it with some salt. YAHOO!

Wednesday is my Weight Watcher night. I was up 1.8 lbs but I am ok with that....after Halloween and a good dinner. Thursday is our relax day :)

Friday is Family night...We watched Toy Story 3 for the first time and have now watched it 4 more times not even 24 hours later.

Sunday Morning off to the Grove after sleeping in for an extra hour....yeah right not with Shawn in the house...and then off to home fellowship in the evening. I am hoping to get a couple pages scrapbooked today also......til later!
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Friday, November 5, 2010

Happy November

I went to the local pumpkin patch before Halloween, which was at a local church about a 1/2 mile from my house and they had a few craft items for sale along with the pumkins. There was a pile of handmade cards for $1 each so I snatched them up! I don't know where the stamps or paper came from but I thought I would share so you could just enjoy them, use them for some ideas, or CASE them. The creator of the cards was Lisa (signed on the back of the cards) Enjoy!

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