March 30, 2008
1. I have smart ass friends that post here on a regular basis.
2. I used to work on board service Amtrak as a coach attendant when I was 17-20 trying to work my way through college. I was one of the first 13 women to EVER work on board service at the time. Ground breaking I know. Amtrak on board positions were always men. This was tied into the depression, war and slavery.
3. I didn't talk until I was 5 (I was able to talk I just didn't, my mother said I knew how and I knew the words I was just a very quiet baby)? I know earth shattering news huh because now ya can't seem to shut me up. (what's with all the metaphors related to the globe)?
4. I'm married to the same man for 29 yrs. That's not ground breaking or earth shattering haha unless you count... ok I'll keep it clean for the kiddies...
5. I've seen Jesus 3 times IRL ask me about it sometime... ~wink~ That's not related to number 4 at all. ROFL
6. I think I love my dog more than I love humans. Did you notice that dog is god spelled backwards? I love pointing that out. ~wink~
7. I used to do stained glass art. I have a large installation (skylight) in an apartment complex for elderly in Chicago. It took me 8 months to build and I was so excited after it was installed I wanted to go in and see how the residents were enjoying my window. It was a skylight in their common area/cafeteria type room. I walked in to see and everyone was asleep in their wheelchairs sitting right under the skylight. But no one was sitting there staring at it in awe. duh what was I thinking? They were all just napping away. Nice.
If you are reading this consider yourself tagged. Link back to me so I can go read your list if you play along.
March 29, 2008
March 27, 2008
March 23, 2008
March 22, 2008
In the name of the Father,
and of the Son,
and of the Holy Spirit.
Though many traditions vary, this prayer is usually recited with the Sign of the Cross gesture, which is typically done by bringing the thumb, index and middle finger together (representing the trinity) and touching the forehead while saying, "In the name of the Father," then touching the lower chest while saying, "and of the Son," then touching the shoulder (left first in western traditions, right first in eastern traditions) while saying, "and of the Holy" then crossing to the other shoulder saying, "Spirit." And finally touching the lips with a kiss, before saying, "Amen."
March 21, 2008
This first pic is of peep peep I picked up at JA for 50% off he was $2.50 and the little case of peeps I picked up at Ms for $1. Why? I loved them and h2h them. They are sitting on the bench in my room and every time I look at them I smile. peep peep really does peep peep when you squeeze him and I just love that little peep peep sound. So does my dog and he thinks its his toy. haha - I love peep peeps and yes I am a grown woman. I have serious problems.
Here is the next pic of my table moving right. More punch length I tell ya that curtain rod goes on forever. YAY. Item of note. See the label maker? I labeled it. hahahaha I crack myself up. I told ya.!?! Click on the pic to see the "Label".
The next couple of pics (below) are closeups of the clear office organizers I use for CREATION CENTRAL my copics are stored level on their sides and my SU markers are in the quad organizer. I'm a lucky girl. I love my copics but believe it or not my SU markers are still my first love.
AND 2 (See the crop holes?)
Well this has been a long long post so sorry if I've completely bored you. But hey it's been REAL. Organizational summary. Go up, re-purpose, have everything visible and use clear. My number one thing with a craft space even if I had top of the line cabinetry and tons of room and such I would still h2h all of my stuff out where I can see it. It makes everything so accessible and user friendly. POST SCRIPT: Basically my craft room consist of two 8 foot office tables in a corner of my office. As you can see they can house everything you need to have a full service craft area. You don't need a lot of space to get crafty and have fun. I didn't take pics of my paper and underneath my tables. I will post those later.
March 20, 2008
March 19, 2008
March 17, 2008
Post Script: edited to add I figured out the honey bunny problem I was having. I was missing a stamp step and so he didn't have eyes. Now when I use all of the stamps required he looks fine. haha
March 16, 2008
- Create a blog post about a fellow crafter or blogger showcasing something they have created. Create a link to their blog.
- Then go over to the featured artist and leave a nice comment and let them know what you did.
- Plus anyone who reads your post has to go leave a comment on the featured artists/bloggers page.
You game? I hope so. Nope no blog candy (yet). No enticements. Just a request to motor everyone into some thoughtfulness and doing something nice for someone else....ya know RAK
I do have some strings though. Leave a comment on my blog under the "CyberLove Sunday" post and let me know how you showed some cyberlove on Sunday.
As this evolves I may create a button to display for your blogs and I may even offer blog candy once in a while.
Won't you be a PR!SSy Pal and help MissPriss spread the CyberLove???
This post is about a co-worker of mine Allison A.
Post Script: I have now backlinked to Allisons online gallery over at SCS.
Ok sorry she doesn't have a blog or I would linkback to her but she is a creative chick and does some really really cute schtuff. In fact over Christmas she brought some schtuff to work to show me and it was soooooooo super cute I had to snap a picture of it with my camera phone. I've been meaning to upload these for her and so now I am finally getting around to it. Not only that it's a perfect time since I am doing "CyberLove Sunday" now. There are so many details to this little project I don't even know where to begin. This might need to be a case of a picture speaks a thousand words. Allison altered this C U T E Crafty Secrets Sweet Chips Little House for her Nana and had it in the mail in time for the holidays. I am sure her Nana L O V E D it. In fact I'm not sure how I didn't steal it from her before she mailed it. This first picture is the of the front of the little house. Little SU Mousy is greeting all of his guests.
This second picture is of one of the sides. Aren't her shutters sweet and her little flower garden on the side of the house. I especially love the Cuttlebug roof. It makes it look like a little Gingerbread house with lifesavers on top.
This third picture showcases the backside of the house. More cute little creatures in the flower garden. Looks like the birdie got a heart instead of a worm. I especially like the kitty sitting in the window. I believe that is an image from Technique Tuesday set called the dog and pony show. I thought the use of vellum to make a window was brilliant!!!
Happy "CyberLove Sunday". Now go spread the love...
March 15, 2008
I also uploaded these to my SCS gallery keyword SMDSC03
March 14, 2008
March 13, 2008
Here's Annas sketch for the challenge:
Here's my submission (oops now that I look at it side by side I should have made the green matte a little wider on all sides.... phewy...:
March 12, 2008
March 11, 2008
Post Script: Ok I've added a poll just above this post. It will be up for a week ending at 18 Mar 2008.
March 06, 2008
I just wanted to take a photo of this card and upload it quickly before I give it away tomorrow to a co-worker for her birthday. It's a one of a kind so I needed to take a picture for future reference. I usually make more than one of any design and save one for my "card catalog" for future reference... aka hoarding. hehehehehehe throw head back and insert evil laugh that sounds more like ararar... like a pirate sort of. I think this turned out very pretty. The bunny comes from a recently retired SU set (I've been meaning to use) that another friend gave me for a gift... Michelle from "out on a limb". Since we are talking about Michelle from "out on a limb" calling all blog pals...why don't ya all run over there and leave a comment and show her some L O V E. She's feeling a tad bit deserted and abandoned over there. She's fairly new to blogging but was really excited to start blogging in hopes of lots of comments and interaction with others in this paper crafting community. Come on ya'll I know you can do it...make someones day....go say hi.... go comment... show some love.... She gets a whole one comment and I get two but ya know what I don't mind because I started this blog because I was bored (kidding) and I know ya'll are reading cause I can count my hits. Anyway I DIGRESS as usual. Without further ado back to the card. The little chicks are from a My Favorite Things set that I L O V E. Those little peeper chicks were just so dern adorable. Remember this post? I didn't think so. But click on the link and it will refresh you memory. Those little guys are just the epitome of C U T E. I used fun fluff, and twinkle dots and a little pom pom puffer for the tail. I made a lacy looking paper ribbon on the bottom edge with MS border punch oh I CASEd the sketch from another really cool site RED LETTER PAPER WORKS CATALOG they are a really cool scrapbooking store and mixed media store based out of St. Louis my old stomping ground. Sure wish they were on my radar screen when I lived in the area. I have an order coming from them soon and I can't wait to get it (more hoarding). I ordered the bunny angel stamp, the three spring chicks image and some trinkets. I'll post my good mail when I get it. I just kept adding and adding and adding to this card and I could probably keep adding to it because I was having so much fun but it's late and I need to work tomorrow yay it's Friday. YAY. Oh also I am addicted to the paisley bg stamp from SU. It almost looks like the A Muse maideira print from a distance. That was a happy accident in a way. It's a stretch but that's what I thought it looked when I was photographing it. I don't know why I keep pitching all of these stores .... I don't get compensated in anyway... I am just a big fan that's all... just being nice.... I think that is all the dete's for now. Sorry such a quick and run on post but I am tarred. As usual the pic leaves a lot to be desired. My lighting is off and I don't really have a spot to take pictures at. ~enjoy
March 01, 2008
Depending upon the size of clan you are feeding or if you want to make a big batch for the week. I usually make a brownie pan or lasagna pan size batch which is a 9x12 glass dish and 8-10 chops.
- 6-12 center cut pork chops - trim the fat and brown on both sides with a couple of tablespoons of vegetable oil.
- 1-2 large jars of sour kraut (any kind you prefer) drained
- 1 onion chopped
- Brown sugar to taste
- Mustard to taste
- 1-2 cans of cream soup (again any flavor mushroom, chicken or celery) I think celery adds a great flavor
Chef tip: To stretch your food budget cut center pork chops in half the long way to double your servings. I did this with these and ended up with 12 total later on for the dish.
While the pork chops are browning... assemble your other ingredients
Chef Tip: Spray your spatula with Pam when cooking eggs over-easy. That way your spatula won't stick to the eggs and they will slide off quickly and minimize another possibility to break. Little known factoid about missprissy: I can't cook eggs over-easy to save my life.....they are invariably over cooked or broken.
Spread the seasoned sour kraut mixture in the bottom of the dish