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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Eat More Sweet potatoes

I tried posting this from a copy and paste and apparently it didn't work so well. I will key the article. It is to interesting not to share.

It's been said that God first separated the salt water from the fresh, made dry land, planted a garden, made animals and fish... All before making a human, He made and provided what we'd need before we were born. These are best and more powerful when eaten raw. We're such slow learners ...
God left us a great clue as to what foods help what part of our body!
God's pharmacy! Amazing!

A sliced carrot looks like the human eye. The pupil, iris and radiating lines look just like the human eye... And yes, science now shows carrots greatly enhance blood flow to and function of the eyes.

A tomato has four chambers and is read. The heart has four chambers and is red. All of the research shows tomatoes are loaded with lycopine and are indeed pure heart and blood food.

Grapes hang in a cluster that has the shape of the heart. Each grape looks like a blood cell and all of the research today shows grapes are also profound heart and blood vitalizing food.

A Walnut looks like a little brain, with a left and right hemisphere, upper cerebrums and lower cerebellums. Even the wrinkles or folds on the nut are just like the neo-cortex. We now know walnuts help develop more than three dozen neuron-transmitters for brain function.

Kidney Beans actually heal and help maintain kidney function and yes, they look exactly like the human kidneys.

Celery, Bok Choy, Rhubarb and many more look just like bones. These foods specifically target bone strength. Bones are 23% sodium and these foods are 23% . If you don't have enough sodium in your diet, the body pulls it from the bones, thus making them weak. These foods replenish the skeletal needs of the body.

Avacadoes, Eggplant and pears target the health and function of the womb and cervix of the female and look just like these organs. Today's research shows that when a woman eats one avacado a week, it balances hormones, sheds unwanted birth weight and prevents cervical cancers. And how profound is this? It takes 9 months to grow an avacado from blossom to ripened fruit. There are over 14,000 photolytic chemical constituents of nutrition in each one of these foods (modern science has only studied and named about 141 of them).

Figs are full of seeds and hang in twos when they grow. Figs increase the mobility of male sperm and increase the numbers of sperm as well to overcome male sterility.

Sweet potatoes look like the pancreas and actually balance the glycemic index of diabetics.

Olives assist the health and function of the ovaries.

Oranges, grapefruits and other citrus fruits look just like the mammary glands of the female and actually assist the health of the breasts and the movement of lymph in and out of the breasts.

Onions look like the body's cells. Today's research shows onions help clear waste materials from all of the body cells. They even product tears which wash the epithelial layers of the eyes. A working companion, garlic, also helps eliminate waste materials and dangerous free radicals from the body.

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An award from my friends

I was presented with this award from three of my blogging buddies - Sarah, Meredith & Dawn (alias Karen - I don't know how she did it, but her email came up as being from Karen). Thank you ladies. It means a lot to me especially since I haven't been able to blog for awhile. I go to work at 6:30 and go directly to my old office for training. I have been teaching the accountant my job and now I think he wants the admin to do some of the work so I think I will be teaching her as well. So that is several hours a week on top of taking a night class. When I get home in the evenings I am too pooped to pop.
Along with the award came this question and answer session. So you can get to know a little bit more about me. As if you don't know enough. - grins -

The rules are this: I need to pass this award on to five people, post on their blog to let them know I left this award, and then I need to answer a list of questions in ONE word. Fun!

1. Where is your cell phone? purse

2. Your hair? grey

3. Your mother? sweet

4. Your father? georgeous

5. Your favorite food? chocolate

6. Your dream last night? forgotten

7. Your favorite drink? water

8. Your dream/goal? 130

9. What room are you in? bedroom

10. Your hobby? papercrafting

11. Your fear? pain

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy

13. Where were you last night? home

14. Something that you aren't? thin

15. Muffins? blueberry

16. Wish list item? FordExplorer (I learned to cheat from Meredith)

17. Where did you grow up? Florida

18. Last thing you did? ate

19. What are you wearing? jammies

20. Your TV? off

21. Your Pets? Catbird (I cheated)

22. Friends? lifeline

23. Your life? okay

24. Your mood? depressed

25. Missing Someone? motherinlaw

26. vehicle? van

27. Something your not wearing? clothes

28. Your favorite store? Michaels

29. Your favorite color? blue

30. When was the last time you laughed? hmmmmm

31. Last time you cried? 1981

32. Your best friend? upline

33. One place that I go to over and over? scraproom

34. Facebook? kinda

35. Favorite place to eat? restaurant

Have you ever heard the saying "Rules are made to be broken"? Well, that is really not one philosophy that I espouse. So this is a cop out for me. The rule about passing this award along to 5 ladies - broken.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Retirement Gift

The lady who is training me on our computer system and policies and procedures at work is retiring at the end of this week. I am her last trainee. I would imagine she will need thank you cards for the gifts she will receive. She is a very sweet lady.
I KNOW that the leaves are WAY out of proportion to the tree, but they are so cute I couldn't help myself. I got these when I won blog candy, I can't remember whose though. The design of this card holder is by Vicki Wizniuk. Vicki is a Close to my Heart Consultant. She designed this holder and some cards to go in it and was so kind to share the recipe. This one has 10 cards. I made 12, but they wouldn't all fit. I was telling Vicki that I was in the process of dying some ribbon, since I didn't have any in colonial white, when the top of the bottle popped off and I got re-inker all over my desk. She said that is why she does it over the kitchen sink. Live and learn, right?
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Saturday, October 24, 2009

thank you cards for my customers

I had another gathering a few weeks ago and needed to make some cards for my customers before I can deliver their orders.
This batch of cards are all made using fall colors or new papers. I love making the cards that fit in the CD envelope. I am not sure how practical they are, but fun to make.
I also need to make some cards for the Internal Auditor who is doing my training. I will be her last bookkeeper as she is retiring at the end of next week.
I have found that after working a full day at the school and learning a new computer program with a 5 inch thick policy & procedure manual that I then have to drive over to my old office to teach the accountant that has joined the real estate firm everything I know about property management accounting. Something I have been doing for the last 10 years. I am taking a class on Wednesday nights and between all that and family, I am not able to get into my scraproom as often as I would like.
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Thursday, October 15, 2009

answer to question by anonymous

Anonymous asked if I had 25 coasters on the rings.

No, the coasters are the front and back of the calendar. I used card stock tags for the numbers. On the left is a 2, 1, 0 and on the right are 0 through 9. Since you wouldn't use anything higher than 25 days I don't need a 3 or higher on the left and on the right I have all the numbers needed for the 25 days. After I took this photo I changed the rings around so that the hinge is not at the top but on the inside between the two coasters. That way the numbers can move freely front to back. I hope that makes sense.
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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

quick thank you card

Here is a quick thank you card I made tonight. I have been in training all week (well 3 days) with 4 ladies and the auditor. Yesterday, I happen to mention that I would be 50 something today and this morning one of the ladies brought me the sweetest little bracelet and a card that she got the ladies to sign. Can you imagine? How sweet is that? I had only met her on Monday.
Then this afternoon, my husband's boss and my closest friend made a pound cake for me and bought me a Scor-pal. How cool is that? I made this card using my new scor-pal. I know I am going to love using it. I am almost as happy with the inside of the card as I am with the outside. Very simple, which is Me! I used the new Grace paper packet.
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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Days 2 Christmas - 2nd post today

This is a quick and easy project to put together. It only took an hour or so and that was after a false start. I originally saw this calendar on Tara Kenyon's blog
She is one talented lady, be sure to check out her blog. She is having a workshop in November and this is one of the items they will be making. I thought it was a great idea for a door prize at my gathering. I used coasters for this and my false start was to use a wet glue to attach the B&T to the coasters when they bubbled I thought, never mind I will just use my tape gun, then once I had them sanded, made the number tags I had to hunt around for the rings. I guess I need to pick some up at the LSS. The numbers came from a stamp set called Friendship. I can't exactly remember where or when I got it, but I seem to think it was a special, because it is not for sale in the idea book. I decided to add an image to the front cover of the little goody so here it is.
Anyway, once I get everything packed up for my gathering I need to concentrate on a birthday gift for a friend. She is a friend of my sister's whom I met when we moved here. She actually picked out our apartment for us. Her birthday is this month and my sister also has a birthday this month so Marci called to invite me to drive down to Daytona for a birthday lunch. I can save the postage on my sister's gift now. Cool cool, plus I get to see two of my sisters this month.
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Companion layout and many thanks

Many thanks to all my blogger friends out there who have sent their well wishes for my new job. I feel so fortunate to have such great and caring cyber friends. I also feel so blessed to have a job with benefits again.

I used another layout from the idea book for the companion piece to the layout I am going to do tomorrow night. I used some ideas from the layout on page 2 and some from the layout on page 8. I just noticed that the page 2 layout has brads in the corner so I may add some before the day is out. I am so tickled with the matching floss that I used for the stitching. Helen Onulak over at has a DMC floss conversion chart for our CTMH colors, one of the newer colors was not on the chart so I picked it myself and think I did a great job of matching. The photo of my daughter is only temporarily tacked down so you get an idea of what the layout will look like completed. I was going to work on another layout as I wasn't sure this one matched well enough, but time is running out. Got to get back to the scrap room and make a door prize and get my bags packed as I won't be home before the gathering. I go from an all day meeting to a training session with the accountant that is doing my job at the real estate office and straight to the fun part of the day - teaching, selling and having fun.
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Thursday, October 8, 2009

gatherling layout and good news

Hi all, Some ladies that I did a gathering for in August asked me to come back and I told them since they prefer doing layouts that I would do one for the gathering. I hope this is okay. I am going to show them how you can fit 2 portrait type photos or one large landscape type photo on this layout. I also think I will do a companion piece as either a hostess gift or door prize. Maybe I will even do several, I don't know, I'll have to think about it. I don't have much time though since the gathering is Monday. You can tell that the bracket is stamped on card stock, it looks pinker than the Joy and the photo background. This layout is a combination of the two layouts in the idea book on pages 8 and 11. Several ladies have been wondering what to use for the ornament hanger and I used the top from the Ornate Ornaments on page 50. I think it looks pretty cute. I didn't put a string on it or anything. Should I?

Now for the good news. After 9 long months of trying to find a full time job I finally got a job with our school board as an in-school bookkeeper. I am so happy to finally have a full time job. Now my family has health insurance again. I started on Monday and still in the process of cleaning out the office. The prior bookkeeper was a scatterbrained pack rat.

I need to go work on this layout and a companion.
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Saturday, October 3, 2009

Castle Card designed by Deneen treble

Deneen Treble, over at A Path of Paper designed a darling castle card. She has actually made several of them. This is my version of her card. Thanks Deneen for the pattern. I made this card for my Friend, Faye's, granddaughter. She will be 4 this month. I used the Sweet Pea paper pack.
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Friday, October 2, 2009

Blog Candy at Iris's Paper Crafting in Cocoa

Check out Iris's blog over at Paper Crafting in Cocoa. She has blog candy to celebrate her birthday. The first time I saw Iris's blog I thought it was named for the cocoa Cardstock from Close to my Heart, but it actually means Cocoa in Florida. Iris is a very talented artist. Stop by and check out her artwork and see if you can win her blog candy. Hey what am I saying, I want her blog candy. - grins -
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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Tri shutter card Jingle and Holiday Warmth

I really like making these tri shutter cards. I guess you can tell, huh? I used the creative basic paper from the Jingle paper packet with the Stamp Set Holiday Warmth. There is a SOTM blog hop going on right now. I am not a part of it this month. Just wanted to make this card. I had seen someone make snow flakes out of acetate and thought
that was pretty cool. Using the Martha Stewart snowflake punch and the acetate I then covered the sf with bonding memories glue and covered with Prisma Glitter. On top of that is a pearl dew drop. The ornaments are also dew drops, rose colored.
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