Friday, October 31, 2008

More Thank You Cards For Make-A-Wish

Another bunch of Thank you cards for the Make-A-Wish Foundation here in Albuquerque.

This is a new stamp set for me (from SU Inspired by nature), I just love it.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Make-a-wish Thank You Cards

A start on the 1000 Cards I need for the make-a-wish foundation here in Albuquerque.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Green Chili Chicken Soup

This is sooooooooo good. I make this soup for just about every potluck or when I need to feed a lot of people. I also keep copies of the recipe printed out and take with me whenever I take the soup. People Always ask for the recipe !
Hope you enjoy. Would love to know what you think.

3 chicken bouillon, cubes
5 14 oz. cans chicken broth
6 cups milk (I use skim)
3 pounds chicken breasts, cooked
1-teaspoon garlic powder, or fresh garlic
1 onion, medium, finely chopped
1 green chili, Bueno Mild chopped
1/4 green chili, Bueno Hot, chopped
4 to 5 green chili, roasted, chopped (opt)
1 cup half and half
salt and pepper
1 1/2 sticks butter
1-cup flour
Bring chicken broth and cubes to a boil in a large pot. Add cooked chicken, green chili, onion, and garlic. Simmer 20 minutes. Add milk bring to a boil again. Meanwhile, in a small pan, melt butter, and then add flour cooking until paste like. Slowly add to boiling soup. Soup will begin to thicken. Simmer for 30 minutes. If simmering longer, stir often. Just before serving add half and half. Serve with flour tortillas. May keep leftovers refrigerated for 3-4 days.

Another Scrapbook

This scrapbook was made for a friend. I do not have the directions I just made it up as I went. I did use envelopes for the pockets. I also put photo corners on all the pullouts in the pockets so my friend just has to add the photos.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Well I made it… Last night was my first make-a-wish meeting. As you know I have had such a hard time going to that first meeting because of the feelings it brought up and all. Well I just have to tell you ……….. WHAT A GREAT BUNCH OF PEOPLE!!!! I am so glad I went, and can’t wait to help. My first job is…….. can you guess??? Yup “thank you cards”. I need 1000 of them for this year, I guess it could be worse, that’s only 3 a day or so right? Well if anyone would like to help with this, it is a great cause. They can be very simple or very elaborate. Please let me know if you want to help and I will get you the info for sending them to our local office.
Thanks sooooooooo much.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Little Purse Scrapbook

I saw this little purse scrapbook )and just had to try and make one. They are quit easy and fast to make. This one was not finished but I sent it with my niece so she could finish it for her new daughter.

This is a 12x12 sheet of paper. Score at 4” on each side. The score lines on the outside corners are shown with the triangles of solid purple paper. The 2 side folds are also shown with the triangles of solid purple paper. For the flap I cut a piece of solid purple paper 4x5” and used a corner round on the front side fold at 2” and attach to back of purse.
Hope that helps, if not please e-mail me and I will try again.

Another Purse Scrapbook

Most of the time I have no clue as to the name or brand of paper I use. I get it home and put it away according to color and totally forget where I got it. But this one is new and I really love it!! It is the new SU Simply Scrapin "Wish". It is double sided, and so easy to work with.
I am going to make some of these for Christmas but make it into a box. I will fill it with candy and a gift card for the girls. I am making wallets for the boys.

Purse Scrapbook

1 piece 12”X12” paper
1 piece of contrasting cardstock
1 piece 8” matching ribbon
Card stock to embellish inside of purse

The black lines are the score lines.

Score the 12x12 paper 4” on each side
Score the 4 outside boxes from corner to corner, and the middle box from center to corner as seen in photo.

Fold all 4 sides at score lines toward the inside unfold.

Fold 4 corners at score lines toward inside.

Fold 2 middle outside boxes at score line.

Cut flap out of contrasting cardstock, 4”X5” Score at 2” and 2 ¼” from backside. Round front 2 corners.
Add ribbon at the score lines, Attach flap to back at first score line.

That bit of gule on the back should not be there. lol

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Stamp Camp

I went to a stamp camp yesterday, they are always a good time. Here are the 2 cards we made.
If you want directions for these I do have them, just send me a note and I will get them to you. Also I found out we are having a stamp show here (in Albuquerque) next month, I am so happy about it. I have only been to one show and boy was that a great time.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Rockin’ Sketch For You To Try

from Jen at:

Sometimes I am amazed at what I can learn "at my age" and all. lol

I had tried and tried last week to get the mojo sketch posted here. Couldn't do it! and here I am..... Doing it now.... Anyway this will be my 2nd sketch. I have only been stamping for about a year and find something new daily. Thanks everyone for all the help and ideas.

I know it looks pink but it really isn't.

Friday, October 17, 2008


I will be joining the wonderful group of people who donate their time and energy to making a child's wish come true, at make-a-wish. I have mixed feelings about being part of this wonderful group. Not because I don't believe in what they are doing but because it has hit so close to home for me. I think I am afraid it will bring up all the old feelings of fear for me. Most of you know that our youngest son was diagnosed with cancer "Osteosarcoma" in his right leg, when he was 12 years old. He is doing great now at 16 years old, but it was a long year of chemo. The reason I want to work with Make-A-Wish is simple..... Mitch received a wish when he was sick. He wanted a lap top computer and a TV game. Well they took him on a shopping spree to best buy and boy did he get what he wanted. He said he would go through it all again for all the "cool" stuff he got. I don't really think he would but it sure helped him get through the 20+ hospital stays and pass the time when he couldn't be around anyone because his blood count was down. So wish me luck and courage.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Table Top Scrapbook

This is a very cute scrapbook. I also sent this one home with Jess, for her new baby girl. I like the fact that you can use it as a book or on a table top.
Jess you will have to share it with us when you fill the pages.

Table Top Scrapbook

You can make this in different sizes.
12”x12” paper = 6”x6” finished
8”x8” paper = 4”x4” finished
6”x6” paper = 3”x3” finished
I think you get the picture.
This example is 8”x8” paper as is the pink one a few blogs down.

4 pieces 8” x8” paper
2 pieces 4” x4” chip board (for cover)

Score the paper at 4” turn and score at 4” again.

Score from inside corner to outside corner of the 2 bottom squares.

Cut centerline between 2 bottom squares.
Fold mountain and valley folds.

Tape to form ½ cube.

Make 4 of these ½ cubes and glue together ( leave the front and back unglued so you can add the covers)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mojo 56

Mojo Monday sketch

This is my first try at a Mojo Monday... I look forward to more of them.