Friday, October 9, 2009

Christmas (Jingle) in October

Christmas Jingle Simply Scrappin' Cards
I'll admit it---I love Christmas anytime. So, last weekend when I had some time to play, I created 36 cards out of one of Stampin' Up's! Simply Scrappin' kits. I had so much fun trying to just use the materials in the kit--I didn't even use adhesive! I still have all six sheets of beautiful designer series paper I can use for other Christmas projects. Pretty stoked about this. I think I might even be motivated to email my once-a-year card making friends and get a girls' night out going!

I do love a nice long weekend to create and refill my bucket!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I am beginning my day with an icy glass of ginger ale. It's 6:30 AM, 34 degrees outside, I bailed on my work out friend (sorry Cathers, who pulls a muscle during sleep? It's beyond me! But I digress...), should be tidying the house a little after last weekend's stamping marathon, but all I can think about is my ginger ale!

Can I explain? I am all about immediate gratification. Fast food, fast internet, tv on demand, crash get the picture. So, it's surprising that I am enjoying this ginger ale after weeks of anticipating it, days of shopping for it, and beginning to make it last night at 7:30 PM. Yes, I said make it.

My friend Donna found a recipe for ginger ale and surprised me with some a couple of months ago. I wasn't home, so she left it in my fridge with a note about how to assemble the perfect glass. I can't explain how delicious that glass of ginger ale was. It was a party in my mouth. The sweet, tangy ginger with a hint of lime both surprised me and made sense to my taste buds. Since then, I have been planning to make my own. I finally bought the ingredients, then realized I'd left the recipe on my computer at work. Arghh!

Gratification delayed.

After peeling the ginger and adding it to a simple syrup, I had to wait for the concoction to cooto room temperature. By then it was too late to sip.

Apparently it's never too early to sip! I'm wrapped in a blanket watching the wind blow while I drink this cool, sweet, bubbly treasure.

I recently heard you should start every day with a win.

I won!