Thursday, February 24, 2011

I've Been Spending a Lot of Time at The Craft Table....

Have you seen these? I have had my ink pads out so much lately that when I saw these at Hobby Lobby I squealed a little!
I actually cleared my work space off a little...

ANY HOO! You can have all your ink pads out and organized too... HA! Kaaaa-lever!
Wish I'ld a thought of that.

These are what I made... I already gave the cute one away...
I have to admit.... I'm kind of addicted to making these tags... They are just fun, inexpensive and you can use them soooooo many different ways.....

I'm joining in for Show and Tell Friday at Cindy's My Romantic Home....

Make sure you go by her beautiful blog and see all the inspiration that she has!!!

Reminder: Next Friday is Fresh Cut Friday!!! I hope you will join in. I will have the linky tool set up on Thursday evening. Click on my Fresh Cut Friday image for more details.

Reminder II: The Pringles Grab and Go Can Challenge... Coming up April 9th. Click on the image below to learn more!

Have an AWESOME weekend!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Big Thing For Bibles

If you have followed Rose Vignettes for a while then you know I have
a BIG "thing" for Bibles!

This one is my fav! I like it because it is a thumb index bible. So if I'm in Church or Bible Study I can find the scripture super fast.... It's a little like cheating. :)

Any hoo... This weekend I was inspired to make a couple of covers... Just for fun...
There were some beautiful examples in the recent edition of Somerset Life (LOVE!)

It turned out really well. A little bit of stitchin' and a lot of stitch witchery...

On this one, I coffee stand an antique hanky....
a little bit of lace... a little bit of stich witchery and


God's inspired word!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Lit n Latte Book Review

It's time for Lit-n-Latte! Get your coffee and join in!

Today I am reviewing and talking about
"These Is My Words"
by Nancy E Turner

I LOVED!!!! this story!
So much that I have already read it again and purchased the sequels, "Sarah's Quilt" and "Star Garden". Needless to say I recommend this page turner!

This is not your mother's trip across the prairie. An action, adventure, romance, this story starts in Northern, Arizona Territory then journeys on through to Texas and back to the Southern, Arizona Territory to the Benson/ Tucson area. A fictional, journal telling a tale of Sarah Agnes Prine from 1881-1901, this book gives you a picture of the very hard life and strong determination, not to just survive, but to thrive in the dangerous, harsh environment of the "Wild West".

So, for book club, I thought that I would have some fun.

I have made some little book marks from shipping tags.
No big deal and really super inexpensive.

They sort of have a vintage, western feel and if you want to know about the velvet ribbon....
Well.... you'll just have to read the book! LOL! How about that for a teaser?!

Each gal will get one...


I also went on-line and did a little research.....

I'm going to make a dessert that could be similar to Savannah's Butter Cake.

Basic Butter Cake
  • 2 cup(s) all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3/4 cup(s) whole milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup(s) sugar
  • 3/4 cup(s) butter or margarine, softened
  • 3 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. greese 13" by 9" metal baking pan, or three 8-inch round or two 9-inch round cake pans. Dust pan(s) with flour.
  2. On waxed paper, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. In cup, mix milk and vanilla; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat sugar and butter just until blended. Increase speed to high; beat 3 minutes or until creamy, occasionally scraping bowl with rubber spatula. Reduce speed to low; add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture just until blended, scraping bowl occasionally.
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan(s). bake 40 to 45 minutes for 13" by 9" cake, 23 to 25 minutes for 8- and 9-inch layers, or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in the pan(s) on wire rack 10 minutes. With knife, loosen side of cake(s) from pan(s); invert onto wire rack to cool completely.

This should be perfect for coffee and conversation!

Next Month:
Jane Eyre
by Charlotte Bronte

Coincidence that the new movie is coming out in March????
I think not!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pringles Grab & Go

From this...


It is the perfect size for a gift card and some candy!

This one went up North to Sweet Daughter for a Valentine Gift!

SO! I was thinking! It might be fun to have a party! Bring your decorated Grab & Go sized Pringles can. It can be decorated any way that you want! For a holiday... for storage of doo-dads in you craft room... for your kitchen... maybe for the bits and pieces of a game...for your desk at work.... Really for anything... Just decorate and link back here on Saturday, the 9th of April. There is lots of time to put your thinking cap on and get creative!

Help me get the word out by posting about the party or maybe even placing my party button on your sidebar.

Now come on you guys! I have seen what you CAN do!

I can't wait to see what you bring to the party!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Goodwill Lace

I don't know if you have noticed but the cost of lace has sky rocketed.

So I have been hitting the thrift stores and I comb the clothes for fun buttons.

And the linens for lace.

I picked this piece up for $2.99. It looks so pretty against my burlap tablecloth.

I have a couple of ideas .... hhmmmm......

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Just My Type!

Sweet Hubs was helping his parents clean and sort and
get rid of some things late last week....

He knows me so well... He knew I would love this!
And I do!

It just needs a new ribbon and it is good to go. I'll be using it for some tags and projects and such. I love the look of the type.

Thanks Hubs!

Oh! One last thing...

Thank you to everyone that joined in for Fresh-Cut Friday! The next party will be Friday March 4th. I hope you will join in.

Also... How do you feel about challenges?

Like? Dis-Like?

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fresh-Cut Friday #6

Howdy do all!
Welcome to the 6th Fresh-Cut Friday.

I picked these pretties up at Whole Foods. They are organic and GORGEOUS!
Don't you think? I took these pictures on Sunday, the day that I got them and they are now HUGE-O-MUGE-O!
A few more $'s but worth it!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Escape Christmas Ornament...

Just when you thought you were DONE with all the Christmas decor...

Do you see it? There it is... that sneaky little so and so!

Yes! I cleaned everything... Yes! I moved all the furniture... Yes! Everything is packed away nice and neat... I thought so anyway...

Well! I stuck it there and there it will stay! Just like I meant it!

Did that ever happen to you?

Any Who!






Friday is the next Fresh-Cut Friday. I really REALLY hope you will join in. I love seeing all the arrangements. In honor of your joining in I am sharing with you my vintage seed packets.

Please take them and use as you wish. I am going to be using them in my sidebar. I hope you will let me know what you use them for. There are so many craft projects that these would just be perfect for.

Aren't they cute?