Hello! Hope your having a terrific Saturday! It's been a bit of a day of running around with the kids but now I finally finding myself with some time to sit down and craft a bit and it's a good thing because I made it to the Top 15 for Gallery Idol!
Wow I am so happy and excited! So happy to still be part of it! And beyond thankful for everyone who took the time to vote for me! ;> I am very excited for the next round and slightly nervous too! :> Chad is so supportive he woke up early and checked the PC blog and came back to bed and told me that I made it! :> Love him! He didn't even blink when I told him I would need to go shopping at my LSS! Even when I told him I had to go back! :>
On Thursday a friend and neighbor (well a few streets over) emailed me that she had had surgery on her knee! We chatted on the phone later for a while and is doing great but still has a road of recovery! She is a stay at home mom too, to a little boy Carter's age! I wanted to make her a card letting her know that I was thinking of her:
I used a new stamp Newspaper Butterfly by Hero Arts and couldn't help pair it up with the newspaper background! I glued the center down flat onto the card but the wings I doubled up on the foam adhesive, for the sentiment panel I put only one foam adhesive on it. I also whipped up some puffed wheat cake because her son loves it and he is a picky eater, I made it once when we went to her place for a swim and she was so happy he liked it! :>
Tied it up some cello, a ribbon and another butterfly! When I went to drop it off she wasn't home so I left it on her porch! She called later and thanked me, turns out puffed wheat cake is there favorite! By the way apparently puffed wheat cake is a Canadian dessert! Thought I would share my recipe:
Puffed Wheat Cake
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup salted butter (or margarine)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tsp vanilla
9 cups puffed wheat
Bring to a boil (on med heat) for 1 minute brown sugar, corn syrup, butter and cocoa. Let boil for 1 minute. (I usually melt on low and than turn to med to boil) Take off element and add vanilla. Add puffed wheat and mix until all is coated. Press into buttered 9 by 12 dish (or smaller if you like) Cool in fridge till it sets!
Last night on our way to soccer I asked the kids to go in the car while I gathered up what we needed! All of a sudden I heard shrieks coming from the garage! I open the door and found Carter hanging off the open garage door! Ran and got him off! Of course it would have made a terrific photo but not taking the chance! I guess what happened is that they were fooling around and Carter just grabbed the door and it kept going and he was too scared to get down. He was scared and shaking for a while afterwards and I hope he learned his lesson! We did have a talk about it though! Wow the adventures of boys...
Well I am off to feed the kids and
chase take them for a walk outside! :>