Monday, June 27, 2011

If You Give A Girl A Snippet...

Many of us are familiar with the children's book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie."

 For those who might not be, the story is built upon sequence of logic...if you give a mouse a cookie, then he'll probably ask for a glass of milk, and then a straw, then a napkin ~ so you see where this is going!  

My question this week is ~ if you give a girl a snippet roll, 

Then she will probably ask for scissors, then paper, then adhesive, then photos, then bling ~ so you see where this is going!  As in the original, the story goes full circle back to asking for a cookie or snippet roll.
I guess I just like to justify my quest for all the stuff I need to challenge my muse...

I received the nicest email at the start of my week from Gail at Shabby Cottage Studio 
informing me that I won her choice of one of her online classes!  What a treat!...Gail is so very talented and it was difficult to choose, but I decided to go with a class that would help me to create special grounds (surfaces) so that I can use inkjet printing more to my advantage for my art.  I'm waiting for some supplies to arrive and then I'll be tackling this new frontier.  I'll keep you posted on what I'm doing.

I'm participating in the Faerie Shoe Swap hosted by Wendy at Blissangels.  My partner is the lovely Kim from Tabby's Place and she received the shoe I made for her, so it's safe to post the pix!
wrapped up, ready to open
front view
back view

close-up with trims inside

By all means, click on any of the pix for a closer view!  This project was a challenge from the construction point of view, but I fell in love with the result and I'd make another in a heartbeat!

Haven't been out in the "hood" for awhile, checking on yard sales.  Sooooo, on Saturday we found an Estate Sale  AND a yard sale right next to each other!!  I'll let the pix do the talking...
this pix and the next were in a shoebox - $3

hardcovers $1.00 - softcover $0.50

$0.50 - 1.00

$4 - enough for patio pillows for the daughters and us!
We're all busy looking forward to next Monday....July 4th.  There are probably outings, company, picnics, fireworks, trips to the shore ~ lake ~ pool...whatever your plans are, I'll be here with you on Monday, and I'll be sharing a very special swap I had recently with a very special friend who lives on Cape Cod (not TOO envious!!!).

If you need a festive dessert for the holiday and you're looking for one that's delish AND easy peasy, here you go!  From my friends at

1 box of cake mix - yellow, white, or chocolate
1 8 oz. container of Cool Whip, thawed
1 pint fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained
2 pints fresh strawberries, rinsed and sliced
1.  Bake cake in a 9 x 13 pan, according to directions on box.  Cool completely!
2.  Frost the cooled cake with the Cool Whip.
3.  Arrange blueberries to form a square in the upper left corner (see photo)
4.  Create stripes using the sliced strawberries to form the American flag (refer to photo)
5.  Chill until ready to serve.
Have a fabulous week, keep cool, stay hydrated, and if you happen to give a girl 
a snippet ~ WATCH OUT!!
Love, xoxoxo


Tara said...

What a cute comparison! I think it's so fin to create something from little snippets of things. I hope you have a Happy 4th of July, that cake looks yummy!

Tara said...

Oops, It's not FIN to create, it's FUN! Man I hate those typos!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Karen,
congatulations on winning such a fabulous giveaway!!The Faery Shoe Swap sounded like a lot of fun and I love the shoe.
The cake looks really yummy.
Have a great week and a happy 4th of July.

Valerie-Jael said...

Congrats on winning the online course, sounds great! And you seem to have been busy, busy, busy over the weekend. Your spoon is going on its travels tomorrow, it's all packe and ready. I wonder if I remembered to put a surprise for you in there, too?? Have a nice weekk, hugs, Valerie

BLiSsAngELs said...

Karen, your faeries shoe is just darling Kim will love it.. thank you for taking part .. now don't for get to post it to the faerie swap group on Flickr.. the button is on the blog... Hugs wendy

~*~Patty S said...

Congrats on your great win Karen...Gail is so very talented! Lucky you!

Super treasures you've rescued...what fun!

Magical fairy slipper and goodies!

Our youngest son's birthday is 9 July...for many years we would go blueberry picking and the flag cake was his fav...I might have to surprise him with one this year...:)

Have a lovely week!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness this is just the best blog ever !! i could spend hours here (if i had hours lol ) you always fill the page with such goodies.
hugs June xxxxx

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This post had a little of everything including dessert! What great sale finds. And the little shoe you made was darling. Congratulations on your winning that class, can't wait to see what you make


Anonymous said...

Ohhh i came here to see how things were with you and saw the same post but i could read this post a dozen times and still be in love with it.... you have a way with posting beauty. Hope your weekend is going well my friend
hugs June xxxxxxxxx

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a beautiful blog! Love everything today incl the recipe.Thanks so much for your kind words on my painting for PPF. take care, gerri