Sunday, December 18, 2011

The Loveless Cafe...Nashville TN

I know what you are thinking...why is there a blurry photo in this frame?  The story is actually pretty cute...but this is a gift for my aunt & uncle in-law from Tennessee.  We were lucky enough to visit them this summer and they took us to a wonderfully popular restaurant called The Loveless Cafe.  This was amazing comfort food at its best...fried green tomatoes, crispy fried chicken, sorghum on the table and these flaky and lighter than air biscuits.  During dinner, Uncle Gary took a photo of all of us at the table.  A friendly diner at the next table saw he was doing this and offered to take a photo of all of us at the table.  I should have seen what was coming when he took the camera from Gary...the diner, who was incredibly sweet to offer, was very shaky when he was holding the camera.  He snapped one photo, quicker than I could ask him to take another, he put the camera down and left...smiling and going on his way.  Well I looked at the photos in the review mode of the camera and began laughing so hard at the photo he took.  This is one of the best & funniest times we have spent with our family in TN and treasure this photo above all others (almost).

I was able to use the October Afternoon Sidewalks paper and chip & stick embellishments for the layout.  The frame was purchased at the local dollar store.  The total cost for this gift was under $7.00. 
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Thursday, December 08, 2011

Season Greeting Gift Bags

A few weeks ago I ordered a few new items from Papertrey Ink.  I was so excited to get the Front & Center Die #1.  I finally decided to play around with it today.  Last year I made this amazing Terrific Toffee Recipe (it is so easy it is criminal)...if you make this, DO NOT tell the recipient how simple it was to make...:)  Anywho, last year I made this toffee for friends & family and this year I am doing the same...I am just changing the packaging.  I used a holiday paper pack from Hobby Lobby...I really love the colors this year...the browns & pinks are such a happy color combination for me.  I also used the standard doily & glimmer mist to decorate the tag as well as stamps from an Echo Park set I bought this year.  I am really happy with the final product...I think my friends & family will also. 

Happy Holidays!

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Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Happy Birthday...

I finally made it to the Jo-Ann Fabrics in Vernon Hills.  It is a much larger store than what we have here in town.  I was able to pick up a new clear rubber stamp set and an new border punch.  Here is a simple birthday card for my daughter's friend.  I was able to use my glimmer mist and a new ribbon I picked up at Wal-Mart (for $1...yay me!).  This is such a happy card, I may just make more!

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