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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Autumn Splendor

Wow, how I so love this time of the year. Even though it's aweful rainy here, the leaves are almost approaching their peak foliage. This week I will post a few pictures of the area. It's just beautiful. But with all this rain lately, I hate to think it's going to be a rainy Halloween AGAIN!!! Ugh! Quick slap, okay, so I just wanted to share another favorite fall recipe with you. It's yes, from Kraft and Philidephia Cream Cheese, Yup you guessed it: Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake. I also love pumpkin pie and bread. Yum, Yum. Click on the images to enlarge & print. I love to share. The Kraft food website has really awesome recipes too!

I will be posting an informational sheet soon for all you photography buff's out there. You can capture some gorgeous pix this time of the year so I thought a few tips from a pro might be welcomed. Nick Kelsh is great! He remind's us not to forget the simple everyday, not just the special occasions. Make every day a special occasion. Hope you all are surviving the week. I will be starting to post a favorite photo weekly as food for thought and for inspiration. Everyone is invited to submit photos however, if It is extra special or has monetary value please remember to place your watermark. I think this will be fun. Carpe Diem,


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Halloween, pumpkins, cider, oh my

Bewiching Tilda

Copic recipe: YR01,12,15,20,68. E0,000,11,13,15,31,35. R20(cheeks), V01,05,06,09 (dress & ruffle). G09,20,21(leggings), BV000, C00,02,03,04,05,07, Black100 (Shoes and Hat), Uniball Signo white pen and at you Spica pens 0,06,07.

Well friends, yesterday I overdid it, stayed up way too late and finish this Tilda with pumpkins card. Finished size is 5 1/4 by 5 1/4. I am going to give to my son for Halloween with a gift card tucked inside. Only because I know he'll let me keep her. (I'm so bad). The card looks pretty simple but has many different techniques. I cut and embossed with the nestabilities die, then after masking Tilda I airbrushed the background with 3 colored Copics. Then I stamped the words over that with the Halloween Collage stamp by The Memory box using SU Almost Amthyst ink. Orange peel Stickles applied to the embossed recessed edge. Whew.....Coloring Tilda was fun, a little challenging was her hat though. This was my first real attempt with black/blacks. I am going to attempt a black and white dress on a very classy rubbernecker stamp soon. I applied Stampin up Crystal effects to the pumpkins. The pumpkins were the most fun to color for me. There is Stickles along all her ruffles (Grape Ice). The MaryJanes even have little green rhinestone closures. Then I decided to spray the leaves with Tattered Angels glimmermist which is awesome. You can go nuts with glimmer mist on flowers, leaves, paper, everything. You can find out more about glimmer mist on their website or look back at my older posts in July/Aug where I show you how to make your own. The Flower is from Prisma. The sentiment on the inside is from When Autumn Comes 2006 by Technique Tuesday. Any guess on the patterened paper? This really was a fun and relaxing card. Maybe tonight i'll do a Christmas card to get me in the mood. I'm making a pumpkin bread for cousin Kerri's baby shower tomorrow and maybe an apple pie. (I bought the apples anyways). I'm trying to be a little more domestic this week end, because on Monday i'm off to the rat race in Boston. Won't be home until late. Welcome to all the New Magnolia-licious members and Thanks to all who stop by. Carpe Diem!


Friday, September 17, 2010

Apple Cider At Dunkin Donuts?

OMG I can't believe it's been a month since my last post. Wow how time flies. I got a slap of reality yesterday when I drove through Dunkin Donuts for my morning cup of Joe. They are now serving Hot Apple Cider! Yes, I splurged and got a medium and was it good. The summer of 2010 is gone I guess. Here in New England there is a distinct feel of Fall in the air. Soon the fireplaces and woodstoves will be in use. Apple picking and leaf peeping will pre-occupy the weekends, and before you know it.....The snow will fly. I like to think of this house as a winter loving house, so we won't mind so much. We all ski, skate, snowboard, you name it. I think of it as a sport as well to watch people try and drive in the fluffy white stuff. It's quite entertaining if I don't say so. Well have I got a few scrapbook pages to get caught up on. Let's see, Arizona, Camping, Fishing trips, the new NH family camp. NYC, The new twins, baby showers x2.....Face it, i'll be old and grey before I get caught up! I'd like to share a recent card with you that I sent out for my August mingle, for Magnolia-licious group. I think she's one of my favorites to date. This card could be used for several occasions or as an invitation.

Recipe: CopicsB12,24,41, BG45, E00,000,11, 13, 25, 31, 50, R20, 100. The Paper is Tim Holtz, tags are Martha Stewart, Swirl bling from Jolee's, Liquid pearls in petal pink. Flowers from Prima, Colored cardstock from stampin up. Scrap of adhesive paper ribbon.

I also found this video by Jennifer MaGuire very informative and seasonal so I thought I'd share it with you all. I haven't posted lately as I found a new personal direction with the Ultimate fit-camp program in my area. It is somewhat similar to Cross-fit training. I'm trying to get my healthier body back one squat at a time :) They are a great group and have helped me strive toward some new and not so new fitness goals. I'll keep my fingers crossed and the ipod charged. At least i'm back to the good ol' run/walk regularly. That's better than last year. We spend so much time taking care of everyone else that I think women forget about themselves sometimes. Well, i'm glad I found me again. I'm not very good when i'm lost. Have a great weekend. I'm going to work on images for my swap that i'm hosting over at Splitcoast Stampers. The New/Open first fall-winter holiday image swap. There are soooo many cute images that have already come in and i'm looking forward to more. Carpe Diem!