Saturday, June 28, 2014

Time To Bake With My Little Helper!

Howdy folks!

Here is a little story about this scrapbooking layout...

Every single time my grandson came to visit this past winter he continually pestered me to make cookies.

Finally one day I decided to make some delicious, old fashioned, chocolate chip and oatmeal cookies with him. 

He was so excited and a big help at mixing but his interest waned real quick with the baking part. 
Which meant I was left behind to finish while he was in another room playing.

He soon returned to the kitchen, only to gobble up those freshly baked cookies!

The cookie making process starts at the top right of the page with Cookies Made from Scratch, continues on down the layout, and finishes at the bottom.

I have to admit, they were definitely yummy to the tummy!!

Happy Crafting! 
x's & o's
aka The Rebel Blogger

Monday, June 16, 2014

Spellbinders Father's Day Card

Happy day to you!

As another Father's Day has arrived and left us, 
I can't help but be thankful that my father was here to live another, at the ripe young age of 83!

Of course he is not the same whipper snapper as he was in his younger days, but he sure gets around pretty darn good. 

He loves to galavant and shoot the breeze.
Tom and I went for a drive the other evening to our local homemade ice cream stand and who comes pulling in... Dad just never know where you'll run into him!

Everyone says I am my father's daughter. 

We can be feisty, and hard headed as ever. 
He is always right and so am I.

We have butt heads way to many times to count. 

Neither is willing to give in. 
I am sure we both, at one time or another, were responsible for a grey hair or two on my dear departed mother's head!

Rebels are we and I have come by it rightly!  :-)


I had the opportunity to attend Northern Ohio's rubber stamp and scrapbooking convention ~ Adventures in Stamping this past April. 

My friend Sharon told me she would lend me her Big Shot till I can get one of my own, so if I wanted to purchase some dies while there, go for it!
And that's just what I did!

Thank You So Much, Sharon! (hug)
Your kindness brings warmth to my heart and oh my... the joy I am having! 

Needless to say I had to create a card with those newly purchased dies... Father's Day card
I used Spellbinders Nestabilities Romantic Rectangles Two dies. 
The leaves are Impression Obsession dies and I applied Glossy Accents for added dimension. 
The argyle patterned paper is from Authentique Blissful collection. Father's Day card, inside
Inside of card   
The Spellbinders die cut was embossed with Tim Holt-Mustard Seed-Distress Embossing Powder
The photo doesn't do justice... I love the weather-worn texture of it!  

Thanks for stopping by and hope everyone's week is an awesome one!

Till next time...Happy Crafting!

aka The Rebel Blogger                                   

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

The Possibilities Are Endless

Even in the midst of all the daily stress, worry, and negativity...young college graduates all around us are pulling themselves up, opening their minds to new ideas and possibilities and doing amazing things!

I created this card for my best friend's daughter.
She graduated from college and like so many other college graduates, is now looking for a job. 

Congratulations handmade card

I used the Darice Scroll Flourish Corner Embossing folder, then lightly sanded it.

Hero Arts Everyday Sayings clear stamp was embossed with gold embossing powder.

Congratulations handmade card- close up

Inside the card I used  My Mind's Eye ~ Up and Away clear stamp

Congratulations handmade card - inside

Where understanding is present, fear is absent
Where fear is absent, love exists
Where loves exists, life persists
Where life persists, the possibilities are endless
 - Daniel Andrew Lockwood 


aka The Rebel Blogger

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