Friday, August 20, 2010


Hello everyone…can’t believe it is Friday already..I have a long blog today so get comfy…

First off I had a request for a recipe from Tasha..when our boys were growing up we always had a houseful of kids,most of them called me Nana and I feel like I half raised some of them.. sometimes we ended up feeding them..LOL, I found a recipe for Corned Beef Casserole and decided to try it. I wasn’t sure if anyone would like it but I made it anyway…OH was a HIT..everyone loved just for you Tasha here it is…big hug girl..hope your family likes it like you do..

1(8oz) package medium egg noodles, 4 tablespoons butter or margarine divided, 1/2 cup chopped onion, 1/2 cup chopped green pepper, 2 cups shredded cheese, divided, 1 12 oz can can corned beef broken into little pieces, 1 10 3/4oz. cream of chicken soup, 1 cup milk, 1/2 cup fine dry breadcrumbs.

Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in skillet, add onion and green peppers, sauté’ 5 a buttered 2 1/2 quart casserole, layer half the noodles, half the onion and peppers, 1 cup cheese and all the corned beef, repeat the layers of onion and peppers and cheese, stir together soup and milk and pour over casserole, combine breadcrumbs with the remaining butter and sprinkle over the top. Bake at 350 degrees 40 minutes.

This works fine without the green peppers and onion, Chase won’t eat them..It’s easy to make and great for when you don’t want to cook a lot, sometimes we just had the casserole, sometimes I added a vegetable or salad and rolls.

I have sometime to talk to you about today..I am taking a leave of absence for a most of you probably know my daughter Angie is having a baby, a little girl and her name is Macy Reese (the Reese is after my dad) Miss Macy has decided she doesn’t want to wait until September 19 to join the family, Angie has dilated to 3 and still having pains off and on..also the baby is larger than she should be at this stage. They are doing a sonogram on Wednesday and depending on how big she is, they may induce labor.  Angie doesn't want her to be so big that she can’t have her naturally.

I have decided (to make sure I don’t miss her arrival), to leave tomorrow to go to stay with them. I want to be able to help Angie in the house and with the boys. She is still trying to work. Then I have to be there after they get home so I can spoil Macy as only a grandmother can…and take care of Angie.  I’m so excited about being nana again..I know this will be my last grandchild.  God has really blessed me with 4 GS, 2GGC, and now another GC, my 1st little girl.  I have been there with they were all born and in the delivery room with the 4 boys.  Was at the hospital when the GGC were born.

I won’t be able to do a blog, unless Angie can teach me how to use her Mac..I don’t learn new things easily now…lol 

My sweet sister went on a shopping spree for me, she got me new tops, and pants and a jacket, all of them are just beautiful..I’m so proud of them all..thanks sis, she wants me to be a well dressed Nana…She even got me a pink one to wear when Macy is born…wasn’t that sister is always doing something for someone..I love you lots..

Now down to business…lol

I have another new set of cluster frames and word art in the store.


I love these frames…I am so proud of the way they turned out..there are 4 Cluster Frames and 11 word art can re-color the word art and all can be re-sized.  As usual they are all individual png files done at 300 dpi..and are ON SALE can find them HERE

Here a couple of layouts I made with them..


I used LouCee Creations new kit Choochie Face for the papers..this is an adorable kit and it’s on sale for a limited time.




I used paper from an older kit by KimB’s Designs called Storybook Romance and elements from her kit I Believe.

Now for SHOW AND TELL..I have some beautiful new kits made by the talented designers at DSO to show you today so here we go.







You can find all of these at the DSO SHOP

ALMOST DONE..I have a little something for you today, I hope you like it..


You can get it HERE

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and until we talk again, take care of yourselves and be sure to go shopping at DSO!!


Monday, August 16, 2010


Hello everyone, hope you all had a great weekend..mine seemed like it was 3 weekends long…and this morning things don’t seem to be any different..but it’s early so hopefully the day will get better..Chase was here this weekend and he wanted a Hamburger Quiche, his mom used to make them a lot and we all loved I doubled the recipe and made 2…that boy ate nearly a whole one that night and Sunday he put a BIG dent in the other one..He enjoyed it so much it made me happy to see him was good, I haven’t made one is a long time and it’s so easy to make..

1/2 lb ground beef, 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup milk, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, 2 eggs beaten 1/3 cup chopped onion, salt and pepper to taste. Brown and drain the meat, combine mayo, milk, eggs, salt, pepper and onion, then add the meat and cheese, stir well..pour into an unbaked 9 inch pie crust and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. I love onions in everything but Chase won’t eat them in anything so I had to leave those out!

How many of you are addicted to Bejeweled Blitz?  I have such a love hate thing going with that know how they delete the weeks score on Tuesday, I can usually make it to a little over a 100,00 on that day but whatever I score on Tuesday is the score I keep all week..I swear I’m not going to play it again until Tuesday, but I never listen to myself because I’m right back there again everyday..I would probably faint and fall out of my chair if I ever made it to 200,000….I guess I am too slow and too have never been one of my talents!!

I have another funny story to share today about Angie… when she was about 3 we were watching the PTL Club, she was sitting in the chair with me, listening to every word, the preacher said something about Jesus coming soon, in a minute or so, Angie got out of the chair and went to her room…I heard noise so I went to see what she was doing, I go in her room and there she is, with her little suitcase out, and trying to decide what clothes' she should take. I said “Angie what are you doing baby”..she replied in her sweet baby voice, “Jesus is coming soon mommy and I’m getting ready to go…and then she looked at me and said “are we going in Jesus' car or ours”…she was so sincere, she really believed Jesus would be there any minute. That is one story I will never forget, I can still see her in my mind that day..Oh for the faith of a child.

Lainey and Paula have made some beautiful new layouts..

From Lainey


She used Pot Luck.. You can find the credits Here


She used Picnic Promenade..Credits are HERE


She used ALL the Picnic Promenade phrases on this one..its awesome Laney..Credits are HERE

and this one is from Paula

pjk-ellieBD web

Love the frame and word art with this picture.. its perfect, and the paper and alpha look like it was made to go with the frame and word art..great job.thanks Paula! You can find it HERE

Here are my new word art sets





Visit Jazz's Words to Delite to purchase them

Well folks I think I will go work on my newest word art and see what the day brings..hope it’s something good…hope you all have a great day…leave a comment if you like these funny stories…


Saturday, August 14, 2010


Good Saturday morning everyone..hope you are having a great day.  I have lots to show you so get comfy…here we go.

I have 2 new word art sets in my store today.


A smile changes everyone, and the 15 word art phrases in Only a Smile, will change your layouts. Any one will give them that WOW factor we all want. These are done in 300 dpi and are all individual png files. They can be re-sized and re-colored and can be used for other craft projects. They are ON SALE NOW..Find them here


I love cluster frames and decided to make a series of fun frames. The first of the sets are these whimsical clowns. I also included 6 word art phrases. All are done on individual png files and in 300 ppi. The word art can be re-colored and all can be re-sized. They are ON SALE NOW…Find Them Here

Pot Luck is a hodgepodge of subjects. Humor, love, inspiration, friendship to name a few. There are 15 individual png files all in 300 dpi. They can be re-colored and re-sized. 
Anyone of them will add a pop to your layouts. They can also be used for other craft projects. You can find them here

Here are more new items from some of the fantastic designers at DSO












You can find all these beautiful items and many more at the DSO Store

I have a little gift for you today..


You can find it HERE (Word art is a separate png file)

If you are still here, I hope you have enjoyed seeing all the goodies that are waiting for you at DSO..have a great weekend.


Thursday, August 12, 2010


Good Wednesday morning everyone..hope your day is going well so far.

So far my week has gone pretty well..Josh came over with the kids and spent the day on Monday..I tell you all that Josh is going to pay for his raising with Jaxon!! That child is into can’t take your eyes off of him…he just looks at you with that grin of his and does exactly what you just got him out of AGAIN. Kaylen is into her baby dolls now and she carries one around with her all the time….she hands it to me and says wrap her up, or she’s sleepy..when you move it a certain way it cries, sounds just like a real baby, and she hands her to me!! I have to put it up on my shoulder and pat her back so she stops. LOL

Kaylen is biting her fingernails…I did that when I was little and eventually grew out of it…the other day she wanted her shoes and socks off because she was sleepy..I caught her trying to bite her toenails…oh any ideas that work on how to stop the nail biting????

Today I am going to tell you a funny story about Lori…Cathy had a little dog and it had puppies..she gave one to Lori..he was the cutest little puppy, very little and very feisty and we thought she was perfect for Lori. I got a big cardboard toilet tissue box and made her bed in it and put it in the kitchen floor.

Now Lori was about 3 then and she was bad to wake up in the middle of the night and get into things…unless she  made a lot of noise I didn’t wake up..the first night we had the puppy  I woke up and the kitchen light was on so I got up to see what Lori was into, as I went by my dresser I noticed the drawer was open

…she was standing in the middle of the kitchen floor looking very guilty…she had make up all over her hands and pj’s…I looked around and saw that my NEW container of makeup and also my cleansing cream were in the floor…I looked over in the puppy’s box and there was no puppy there…

I asked Lori over and over where the puppy was and she just stood there…and one time she glanced toward the refrigerator…I thought oh no, she didn’t…well, folks, she did. She had gotten up and got my makeup and put it on the puppy..why I will Never know, and then she tried to get it off with cleansing cream and it just made her a greasy mess…so then she tries to wash it off..and she put her in the fridge to dry her…poor little puppy was so traumatized. I had to give her a bath and try to get all that mess off of her and get her dry and warm.  I wrapped her up in a blanket and put her back in her box. 

The next morning she will still wrapped up..I took her back to my sister and knew then Lori was to young to have a puppy..That poor little dog never got over that…she was never feisty again..

I finally have some new word art in the store..I’ve got several sets in Quality Control I’m hoping will be out soon,

This set is called Pot Luck


Pot Luck is a hodgepodge of subjects. Humor, love, inspiration, friendship to name a few. There are 15 individual png files all in 300 dpi. They can be re-colored and re-sized. 
Anyone of them will add a pop to your layouts. They can also be used for other craft projects. Its on sale for a few days for $ can find it here


Picnic Promenade in only $1.50, its part of the DSO Pick ur bits can find it Here

I made you a little freebie today. Since most of the children are back in school  I thought you might find a use for this.

lr-Back-to-School How do you like my new preview page?

You can find the word art HERE

Time to say goodbye for now..will see you again soon..take care.


Thursday, August 5, 2010


Good morning everyone…hope your day is going good so far.

I opened up my blog this morning and was surprised to see that my counter read 900,019…sure wish I had as many comments LOL, 

I went to the Dr. on Tuesday for my after hospital visit, I am happy to say her report was good.  It was so hot it just zapped me..the air in the car went out uncle put Freon in it but that wasn’t the problem.

I came home and turned  the air up, got in front of the fan and went to sleep, slept for the rest of the day and into the night…yesterday I still couldn’t wake up..started making a grocery list and went to sleep again…I didn’t make it to the grocery store again..I HAVE to make it today or eat paper LOL.

I have been thinking about the kids a lot lately and some of the funny things they did when they were growing up…thought I would share one of them with you.

When Angie was little she loved to fish…we were at my parents place at the lake and she and my mother were on the pier fishing..well mother was fishing, Angie  (Who was about 3) was watching that day…. mother caught a big cat fish, it scared Angie and she backed off the pier and into the water, now my mother, being a great swimmer, started yelling for me.

My dad and I were at the trailer planting watermelons, so smart me, who was scared to death, ran to the edge of the water, ( a long way from where I was) instead of running down the pier to where they were, and started swimming out to them, in my clothes, before I  even got a few strokes in, here comes Angie, bobbing to the top of the water, she dog paddled to the pier and mother pulled her up…I asked her what she did, she said, “Mommy when I got to the bottom, I dog poddled to the top”…she thought it was so much fun. Mother and I didn’t think it was so fun!!!

My dad, who was watching from the trailer saw that she was safe, started laughing at me for jumping in with my clothes, glasses and shoes on…we went on to finish planting the watermelon seeds.  They started growing so fast that we had to dig them up and replant at the edge of the water…we had some big watermelons that year…and  ever time we cut one my dad would tell that story.

Here is a picture of the lake, my dad and I were by his truck when Angie fell in, you can see from the yard how far away from the water I was…the water and pier are even beyond where you can was a long way to run LOL


Don’t forget the Pick ur Bits kit for August is out and here is my part of it..


You can get this set of 20 titles for only $1.50, can’t beat that!!!

Well, I am off to the grocery store before it gets so hot…hope you all have a great day..see ya soon.


Monday, August 2, 2010


Hello everyone..hope you all had a great weekend.  I did.

This is going to be a long post so get comfortable and get ready to read!

Angie and Gage came down on Saturday for Kaylen and Jaxons birthday party. Angie looks like she is going to explode any minute.  I sure don’t think she will make it until Sept.19th for Macy to make her arrival. 

On Saturday it was so hot …. on the way to the party Gage said ,“I wish it would rain” and about a minute later big drops of rain started to fall.  By the time we got to the park it was raining cats and dogs!! When it was over and we got out it was like stepping into a sauna. When we got to the pavilion I was ready to fall out LOL.

No one brought a camera so we had to send someone to get a disposable one and there was a delay starting. When they finally got back everyone was sitting on ready, the cake was melting and the kids were all soaking wet from playing in the was a good party, the kids got lots of presents, I’m glad I went.

Here’s a few pics that someone made with a cell phone.

Jaxon dove into his cake the minute they gave it to him…he was soooo funny…just look at all those curls!!! Will show you the rest when they get them developed.

It’s August and time for several fun things.

This months Pick ur Bits kit is in the store now….the theme is Picnic Promenade and no part is over $2.50.

picprom2 picprom1

Here is my part of the set


The set can be found here

It’s also time for August Challenges at DSO, there are 8 Challenges for you to take this month. For each one you complete you will receive an awesome Posting Bonus..the challenges start here

My Challenge is the Altered Photo’s a very simple challenge and it is Here…this is the gift I have for you


While I was in the hospital my ct made some awesome layouts, here are a few of them.

From Lainey


Credits are here


Credits are here


Credits are here

From Chaos Lounge


Credits are here

This is a layout of my grandmother

Heart Sounds

The layout is made from a mixture of paper and elements from Kim B’s Designs and Chaos Lounge.

I made it into a QP for you with the word art in separate png files.

Heart Sounds

You can find it here hope you enjoy it.

Time to call it quits for today, hope yours is a good one.