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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

July 14th!! Holy Hot Moley

Oh the Red Rock of Sedona, How beautiful and unique

Well, as some of you are aware June & July to this point have been quite a whirl-wind for me. With school being out, two weeks vacation and going to Phoenix, Arizona, OMG! I absolutely loved Sedona and the Grand Canyon. It truly is a Wonder of our World! 113 degrees in Phoenix. I never thought this little New Englander would EVER see a temp like that. Let me tell you though, it wasn't half as bad as the humid 90's here near Boston. The Desert Flowers are beautiful! My only regret was not being able to take Curtiss and Randy. I attended the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners national conference and couldn't swing it schedule wise. They would have enjoyed the golfing alone!
I have been busy with swaps over at What a wonderful website for any newbies out there. Techniques and galleries galore. I have been the gallivanting traveller in my house this summer so far, so the pictures are mostly of me and the scenery. I am working on a travel related card, but thought the video above does a nice job showing an alternative to a standard scrapbook page. I love it! You can never have too many albums. Oh, can I also give a huge hug and shout out to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design over at Susana's service is incredible. I ordered on Sunday and mailman delivers Wednesday. That's Cali to Mass. OMG! Also if you get a chance go over and check out Clear and Simple Stamps at They have some nice sets. As the dog days of summer approach we all know cooking gets less and less. But entertaining is more often, so I thought I'd share a quick cool appetizer with you from my favorites from Kraft. It's their recipe for BLT dip.


1pkg(8oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup shredded or chopped romaine lettuce
2 plum tomatoes, seeded, chopped
4 slices Bacon, crisply cooked, drained & crumbled

Spread cream cheese onto bottom of a 9-in" pie plate
Top with lettuce & tomatoes; sprinkle with bacon
Serve with Wheat Thins snack crackers or your favorite and serve with assorted cut up veggies.
Enjoy! Makes 2 cups or 16 servings, 2Tbsps. each Yum, yum, delicious.

I have blog candy that I will give away to one lucky winner on September 30 th. With school well back under way. 3 Copic markers of your choice and one Magnolia or Elisabeth Bell stamp of your choice. To enter just leave a summertime/ travel card/layout or recipe card with Mr. Linkie at the end of my blog page with your email/web address and picture of your card/layout linked. I would also like to know your fav summertime family tradition in the comments section. I love summer but hate humidity (Copics do too). Have a great week.
Carpe Diem,