Hi friends and welcome to my Simply Sunday post where I share recipes and home decor and a bit of miscellaneous on Sundays!!
We put in new gorgeous hardwoods downstairs after the flood last winter and I am slowly creeping them upstairs. We redid the hallway this spring and the other day got our bedroom done. I love hardwoods so much, gives such a warm and old fashioned feel.
HI friends, Sharing a few photos of some friends from Convention!
This is a photo of my new roommate and new friends we met at the hotel. We all got along so well, that we thought we would book together at the same hotel next year!
Sue, Cami, myself,
front row Pauline and Jacquie
Next is my dear friend Cara from Canada. We met at Founder's Circle two years ago and always get teary when saying good bye
This is Shirley. I won an Owl, that she made with Stampin' Up! Fabric, from designing a card on her blog last year. I recognized her from her blog photo and we had someone take a photo!
And last is a photo of the team I am on -Mary Polcin's team! Such nice ladies! I'm the third from the right in the front row. Mary is third from the left in the back row. Mary has group t-shirts made up for us for all three days of the Convention
I hope you can join us next year. Thanks for stopping by and please come back this week so you can see some of the swaps I got!!
HI friends, Well this old lady came back from Convention exhausted but exhilarated! I had so much fun! First let me tell you, if you are a demonstrator and have never been, you really ought to try to go next year for the 25th Stampin' Up! Anniversary Convention!
Would you like to see some of the goodies that I got for FREE!! I was even one that received the Prize Patrol and got something special from our upcoming Holiday Catalog! I can't wait to make something with it and show you!
I love our General Sessions. We get to see so many great stamping presentations and listen to wonderful and funny speakers. The Stampin' Up! staff are all great speakers and have such a great sense of humor, that we are always entertained!!
We had 3 Make and Take Sessions and 6 classes to attend but I was able to squeeze in 7 classes. We even got a stamp set for attending classes!
I was inspired by: # Convention 2012 I am doing Business My Way with the lovely Rhonda Wade and Tammy White and introduced by the funny, Bonnie Thurber # Convention 2012 I am Open for Business with darling Carrie Cudney # Convention 2012 I am having Fun with the hilarious and sweet, Shannon West # Convention 2012 I am Savvy and saw some great projects from talented Donna Griffin, Dawn Griffith, Meg Wheeler and Laura Milligan # Convention 2012 I am Making Money with fabulous, Pam Morgan # Convention 2012 I am a Leader with Brian Pilling-such a comedian and I fit in an extra class to see my friend Jill Hilliard in # Convention 2012 I am earning an Incentive Trip with Jill and Karen Hauley, Meg Holland and Cynthia Millan
When not in classes or general sessions, I was taking photos of many cards and projects in our Gathering Place. Be sure to stop by this week so you can get some great ideas and get inspired!!!
Oh and I can't forget, Swapping was so much fun as well as meeting my great new friends and seeing great old ones!
OH my! I am in love with this stamp set and the cute little Framelit Dies that were used on the cocoa mug, the steam and the gingerbread man!
Materials used: Scentsational Season Stamp Set Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set- regular catalog Holiday collection Framelit Dies Festival of Prints Designer Series Stack Pack- only $6.95 and a must have! Lucky Limemade and Cherry Cobbler Card Stock Natural 7/8" Cotton Ribbon Circle and Scallop Circle Dies Cherry Cobbler and Early Expresso Inks And you can't tell but I pierced the edges of the card.
I pre-posted this while I was away at Convention, but stay tuned all week for Stampin' Up! 2012 Convention Posts!
Ok I said no more but then whipped up this 3 minute card. Yes this just took me 3 minutes I stamped the flower on Whisper White with Basic Black, then used my Daffodil Delight and So Saffron Marker to color in some of the flowers. I added Daffodil Delight Ribbon to the card and placed it on a Crumb Cake card base. The sentiment is from my new stamp set, Friendly Phrases.
HI friends, I didn't have a post to share today until we just ate dinner. I tried a new recipe out of a magazine and it was really great so I am sharing it with you!
1 T plus 2 t Olive Oil , divided 1 16 ounce package shelf-stable Gnocchi 1/2 cup Shallots 1 bunch Asparagus cut into thirds 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 lb raw shrimp peeled and deveined 1/4 t ground pepper pinch of salt 2 T Lemon Juice 1/3 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1. Heat 1 T oil and add gnocchi. Cook 6-10 minutes, until golden brown and set aside in a bowl. 2. Add 2 t oil and shallots and cook over medium heat until browned. Stir in asparagus and broth and cook about 3-4 minutes until tender. Add shrimp and cook until pink about 3-4 minutes. Add salt and pepper. 4. Return Gnocchi to pan and add lemon juice for about 2 minutes. Sprinkle the cheese, cover and let stand until melted. Enjoy!!
I am a St.Louis/Kansas City girl living in Dallas! I am in my late 50's and the mom of two wonderful kids, ages 18 and 16 and two precious puppies, a bunny and a turtle! I have the greatest hubby! I "retired" from teaching when we moved from Missouri/Kansas to Texas in 1994. One and then two years later, we adopted our babies from the same beautiful country. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Come visit often. I would truly love for you to leave me a comment. Thanks! Barb!
Unless otherwise stated within the post, this is my original work. Please feel free to use my designs as INSPIRATION for your own personal use, but do not use for publication, contest, message board entries or for profit. If my designs inspire a work of your own, please give credit where credit is due~by posting a link to my blog :) Thank you! BG