Crafty Corner – Card Making

I have been under the weather for a few months now, and just recently have felt well enough to resume card making.  I love crafting cards for the special folks in our lives.
I truly do find joy in the creative process!

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Card created on Silhouette:
Silhouette Grandma’s Lace Tablecloth Edge #1247
Inside sentiment font:  LW Sugar
Front BD Stamp: Papertrey Ink -Think Big Favorites #24
Leaves:  Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits
Flowers:  Silhouette # 183346
Pink Background:  Recollections Paper Pack-Fashionably Chic

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For a  dear friend off to Christian college:
Created on Silhouette

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Two couples left Arizona this year…one to Nevada and one to Florida.
We miss both couples dearly!  Forgot to take a pic of the card to Nevada.
I seem to be doing that lots lately…frustrating!
Created this card on my Silhouette Cameo finding the state templates on Google.

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For our dear friend John recovering from hip surgery
Created on Silhouette Cameo:
Bandaid:  Papertrey Ink die & stamp set – Stuck on You

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For friends going through some difficult times.
Made on my Silhouette Cameo.
I made my own dot stencil using freezer paper and
cut out the circles on my Silhouette.
Ink and cardstock:  Papertrey Ink, Ocean Tides.
Feathers:  Google Clip Art
I borrowed the design from Desert Diva.  Hannelie is so great to gift
her blog visitors with so many nice sentiments and ideas.

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Card for a dear friend’s birthday made on my Silhouette.
Circle Background: Freebie from Get Silvered 
Flowers & Leaves:  Stampin Up Flourish Thinlits
Sentiment:  Papertrey Ink – Signature Greetings Vol. 3

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Card for friends with new home in Florida.
Stitched flower design background:  Designed on Silhouette
Wood background:  Freebie Far Far Hills Designs
Word “Home” Font:  LW Fresh Eggs
Wreath:  Freebee from PrintableCuttableCreatables 
Printed with White and offset with brown
Large Flowers & Leaves:  Silhouette #40834
Small Flower:  Silhoutte #183346
House:  Papertrey Ink Polka Dot Parade #10 Die

Well, just one more card to make for September, and then on to getting together the “Love in A Box” for our grandson and daughter in New York. October is quickly approaching.

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Menu Plan Monday – September 17, 2018

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Keto Tuna Pot Pie
Tomato Aspic with Creme Fraiche & Chives

TUESDAY
(Doctor’s Appointment – Eat Out @ Sweet Tomatoes)
sweet tomatoes

WEDNESDAY
dean-edwards-omelette
Cheese Omelets with Creole Sauce
Sour Cream and Sliced Avocado

THURSDAY
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Wings for Rick & Liver with Onions and Bacon for Gen
Tossed Salad

FRIDAY
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Steamed Brocolli
Tossed Salad

SATURDAY
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Cindy’s Baked Beans
Corn on the Cob (for Rick), Spinach (For Gen)
Coleslaw

SUNDAY
Leftovers from Saturday

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Menu Plan Monday – September 10, 2018

Menu Plan Monday Autumn.jpgLast week’s menu planning changed a bit mid-week as Rick was craving
Gluten free pizza so we opted for that, and we also decided to join a special couple
in Phoenix for a time out together which was oh, so, enjoyable.  So I am repeateding
a couple of meal plans from last week’s menu.

MONDAY
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Taco Salad
Tortilla Chips for Rick

TUESDAY
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Keto Hot Dog Wraps
Cottage Cheese, Stuffed Eggs
Cucumber Radish Salad
Chips for Rick

WEDNESDAY
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Meatballs & Pork Sausage Balls with Pasta Sauce
Gluten Free Pasta for Rick
Zucchini Spirals for Gen
Cottage Cheese
Antipasto

THURSDAY
glutenfreebatteredhalibut
Gluten Free Halibut from Trader Joe’s
Corn on the Cob for Rick
Coleslaw

FRIDAY
salad-nicoise
Salad Nicoise
Assorted Crackers

SATURDAY
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Salisbury Steak
Green Peas
Mashed Potatoes for Rick-Califlower Mash for Me

SUNDAY
Leftover Salisbury Steak

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Love in A Box – September 2018 – “Back to School”

I can hardly believe it is September already.  This year is speeding by.  It’s “Back to School” time for our grandson, going into 5th Grade this year.  We are so thankful that he is able to attend a Christian School, not only to be taught well academically, but to be taught Biblical principles for life also.  So, here is September “Love in a Box.”

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Back to School Bible Verses for his Ikea desktop photo frame
along with some encouraging words for the backside.
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A packet of War Room Prayers for Lori to be praying for Sean this year.
These were a download from https://arabahjoy.com/10-important-prayers-for-your-children-this-school-year/.

Survival Kit 2018.jpgOur grandson when visiting us this summer told me how much he liked the Back to School Survival Kit from last year, so I made another one.  I liked this one that I found on Google and just made my own version.  The treat bag topper is #57964 by Lori Whitlock with a few of my own revisions.

Part of the Survival Kit – Bookmarks & Colored Pencils and below corner bookmarks.  I thought he might like this selection.  I designed these on my Silhouette cameo using a 6″ square quartered. I tucked in an instruction template for Sean to make his own.

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Southwest Stickers and as usual, tic tac pack, designed on
my Silhouette, using this downloaded “back to school” scrapbook paper.
Pencil box

This cute 3d pencil box with eraser lid from the Silhoulette store is by Lori Whitlock #64599.  It was filled with candy and some tic tac gum.   Also included along with this were some of the usual favs such as Trader Joe’s Chia Bars and Mac and Cheese.

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A little something for gardener mom, who has done a crack up job gardening this year.   Just look at all the abundance her hard work has produced.  I have to admit I am a bit envious and sure would like to enjoy some of those tasty wares.  I just haven’t figured out gardening in Arizona yet.  This garden apron with tools is from the Silhouette store by Snapdragon Snippets #46209 and thought it was perfect for my dear darling daughter .

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I finally completed the Arizona Trip Scrapbook.  Wow did that ever take some time!

For the love of family,
rick-and-gen

 

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Scrapbooking – AZ Trip

I just finished up with the Scrapbooking pages for Lori and Sean’s trip to Arizona.  We truly did have such a wonderful time with them.  I so enjoyed putting this together!  Before sending it out to them in their September “Love in a Box” package, I asked Rick to review it, and he said, “I love it, but it makes me miss them all the more.”

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Inside front cover–We signed it with love!
Are We there yet.jpgOur first and last sights at the Canyon.  As we headed for the Visitor’s Center for
Sean Michael to get his Jr. Ranger certification, we were greeted by the Cookie Monster.  Sean was rather surprised by this nice farewell happening.

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CD Template For AZ trip-page-001
Inside Back of the Scrapbook with CD/DVD  containing all the pictures and videos
taken during their trip here.  I designed the template and cover for disk and saved it for future use on my Silhouette Cameo.  They can add their own photos to this.
CD template for az trip1.jpgThis prints perfectly on the older version of Avery 8931 CD/DVD Labels.

Previous completed pages can be found under “Scrapbooking” on the Category List.  I did add a few blank pages for them to put their own notes or pictures in the back of the Scrapbook.

Enjoying the wonderful memories,
rick-and-gen

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Love in a Box – Flip Flop Fabulous – August 2018

Even though September “Love in a Box” has already been sent and should arrive tomorrow in New York, I failed to post the contents of  last month’s (August) “Love in a Box” package.  One of the reasons why I post these on my blog, is so that I have a record of what I did send and also to share ideas with other grandparents who live a bit away from their grandchildren.  I know how very much our grandson
anticipates receiving his monthly “love” box.
I’ll be posting September’s box contents later on in the week.  The August theme this year is “Flip Flop Fabulous”, but we also included some “Back to School” items since school started early this year on August 28th.  He’ll be getting another “Back to School” box for September.

Flip Flop CardShaped Card Flip Flops, #207203 was designed on my Silhouette Cameo.  I thought my grandson might like camo background.  He has an army themed bedroom.  Inside salutation fonts are SNF Honeycrisp and Nana’s Kitchen.  Of course, we enclosed a bit of spending money for him to enjoy.

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The Silhouette 3D Flip Flop box, #63236, holds some assorted sweets.    SMQ’s monogram
was designed on my cell app, “Monogram It, Light” which is a really neat free app and imported finished product into pictures.  I used it also for some name labels and address labels for his school items.

Tic Tacs, FF
Every package has a tic tac box and this is my version of box #69150 by Jamie Cripps and “Live Life in Flip Flops” saying is  #136274.  Flip flops were a perfect fit.

Lori's FF CardA card for mom with a bit of coffee money.  The flip flop double bi-fold a7 card is by
Snapdragon Snippets #140375.  I really like and purchase so many of Snapdragon Snippets paper creations at the Silhouette store.  Paper is a free download from Sheila Reid-Bohemian Breeze.  Solid cardstock is from Papertrey Ink-Ocean Tides.

School Supplies
Grandpa requested a list for needed school supplies.  I think he really enjoys doing this shopping each year, and he does such a great job! A few more items below with a set of printed name and address labels made by Grandma.
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And most importantly, yummies from the Word of God to help our grandson
to grow strong in the Lord and have the spiritual tools to live a Godly life.  Our greatest desire for him is to develop the habit of being in the Word of God daily.
2 Timothy 3:16-17  “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable
for Doctrine (What’s right)
for Reproof (What’s not right)
for Correction (How to get right)
for Instruction in Righteousness. (How to stay right)

That the man of God may be perfect (mature), thoroughly furnished
unto all good works.”

So enjoying Grandparenting,
rick-and-gen

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Menu Plan Monday – September 2, 2018

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MONDAY
Spiedies
Pork Spiedies
(Left over Roast Marinated in NY State Fair Spiedie Sauce)
Lettuce & Tomatoes
Brocolli Salad

TUESDAY
Corned Beef & CabbageCorned Beef
Cabbage/Potatoes/Carrots/Onions
Russian Dressing

WEDNESDAY
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Reuben Casserole
(I love Jarlsburg Swiss Cheese)
Dill Pickles

THURSDAY
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Keto Hot Dog Wraps
Cottage Cheese, Stuffed Eggs
Chips for Rick

FRIDAY
Trip to Phoenix-Eat Out

SATURDAY
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Meatballs & Pork Sausage Balls with Pasta Sauce
Gluten Free Pasta for Rick
Zucchini Spirals for Gen
Cottage Cheese
Antipasto

SUNDAY
Left Overs

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Menu Plan Monday – August 27, 2018

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MONDAY
(From last week’s menu)
resting-pork-roast
Grilled Pork Roast
Sauted  Cabbage & Onions
Red Potatoes (for Rick)
Unsweetened Applesauce

TUESDAY
Left over Pork Roast

WEDNESDAY
Chicken Cacciatore2
Chicken Cacciatore
GF Pasta for Rick
Zucchini Noodles for me
Tossed Salad

THURSDAY
GF Salmon Cakes with Horsey Sauce
Gluten Free Salmon Croquettes
Garlic Aioli
Red Potatoes (For Rick)
Creamed Spinach

FRIDAY
Hot Dog Salad with Keto Honey Mustard Dressing | Low Carb
Lettuce Wrapped Hot Dogs (with Chili Sauce for Rick)
Cottage Cheese
Stuffed Eggs

SATURDAY
tangy marinated chicken
BBQ Chicken
Swiss Vegetable Medley
Keto Cinnamon Bun Mug Cake

SUNDAY
Breakfast for Dinner
Breakfast
Keto Cream Cheese Pancakes
with Berries & Whipped Cream (Syrup for Rick)
Scrambled Eggs
Breakfast Sausage & Bacon

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Menu Plan Monday – August 20, 2018

MPM MEXICAN
MONDAY
Kielbas, krautKeilbasa & Kraut
Deviled Eggs

TUESDAY
FN_buffalo-wings-001_s4x3_jpg_rend_sni12col_landscapeRick – Wings
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WEDNESDAY
Philly cheesesteak stuffed peppers
Philly Cheesesteak Peppers
Tossed Salad

THURSDAY
resting-pork-roastRoast Pork
Garlic Parmesan  Broccoli

FRIDAY
Left over Pork

SATURDAY
Meatloaf Redux WM TS 007
Meatloaf
Mashed Potatoes for Rick
Cauliflower Mash for Gen
Green Beans

SUNDAY
Leftover Meatloaf

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Menu Plan Monday – August 13, 2018

MPM MEXICAN
MONDAY
Trip to Chandler-Eat Out
sweet tomatoes

TUESDAY
steak-and-salad
Steak with Bacon, Chive Butter
Tossed Salad

WEDNESDAY
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Trader Joe’s Chicken Fajitas
Sour Cream & Guacamole

THURSDAY
Looking for an easy fish recipe that will impress? This Parmesan Crusted Tilapia is what you are looking for!
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Steamed Brocolli
Coleslaw

FRIDAY
(From Last Week)
Bacon wrapped chicken fingers
Bacon Wrapped Chicken Fingers
Left over Coleslaw & Brocolli

SATURDAY
resting-pork-roast
Grilled Pork Roast
Keto Cheezy Potatoes

SUNDAY
Leftovers

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