Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Card for a Birthday Boy

Can you believe it....September is almost a memory. Where has the time gone? Well, here's my desk for Wednesday. Be sure to check out all the talented crafters over at WOYWW

My brother-in-law's birthday is coming up and I'm going to be pretty busy for the next 3 weeks, so I thought I'd best get busy and make a quick card. This card took less than 20 minutes. I was trying to make it very "boy" like....So....HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAN!

With Fall right around the corner (Friday). I've been sitting on the front porch with the cats enjoying the last days of summer and wandering around the yard looking at the flowers that are hanging in us one last blast of color. Here's my favorite.

This geranium is called: Showcase Extreme Rose and it's from Fredriks Nursery, which is in Ripon CA. Very pretty and still going strong.

Speaking of going strong....I guess I should get at it and get my list of things to do today at least started. Have a great week.....See you soon!


Mary aka: Glitter Grammy

Thursday, September 15, 2011

It's Cookie Day - Dog Cookie That Is....

For a few years now, I've been making dog "cookies" for our dogs and neighborhood dogs. Wednesday, as my husband taught an oil painting class, I was busy making yummy treats (and yes I know they are yummy, I've tried them). My husband is the most popular neighbor amongst our 4 legged neighbors. He keeps a cookie jar in the garage and the dogs look forward to their walk, and their treats.

I made a double batch. With the weather cooling down, more people will be walking with their buddies. This isn't my usual paper craft....I do enjoy making I will share.

If anyone wants the it is....

Dog Biscuits

1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Canola Oil
2 Eggs
3 TBL Crunchy Peanut Butter
3 tsp Vanilla
1 and 1/2 cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/2 cup White Flour
1/2 cup Corn Meal
1 cup Rolled Oats

Combine, Water, oil, the eggs, peanut butter and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix well.

Roll out the dough to a 1/2 inch thickness. Cut to the size you want. I have small dogs, so my cookies are cut small.

Bake on a non-stick cookie sheet or on parchment paper for 20 minutes at 400 degrees.

Turn off the oven and let the cookies cool and dry in the oven for several hours or over-night.

Store in an air-tight container. We've yet to find a dog that doesn't like these homemade treats.

I'm off to post this on What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday....check out the other talented folks.

Off I go for's time to get to get ready for Weight Watchers. Have a great week and I'll see you all soon!

Hugs...Mary AKA: Glitter Grammy

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What's On My Work Desk? Ok, it's not Wednesday anymore!

This is what I've been working on. Cards for men....never easy for me. This week 3 men had birthdays....I started by making a card for my brother. I liked it and decided to make 2 more.
The boys didn't know one another, although if their wives read this....I'll be busted! So, I thought, let's save time by creating three, almost identical cards. The cards had been on my desk for a few days, and I didn't want to post them until after my brother and my neighbor's birthday. Long story short (well sort of), this is what was on my Work Desk Wednesday.

While checking out cards made by my cyber friends, I noticed that Di, also posted a masculine card. Interestingly....she too struggles with those pesky boy/man cards. Check out her card, actually if you read her blog you will see that she REALLY got ambitious. Great job Di!

I'm beginning to panic about being ready for our trip. Trying to get everything organized, making sure the pet sitter is well informed, the book I'm writing should keep her busy until we return. Seems my dogs have many strange eating, sleeping and playing habits that I feel a need to share with her. Then there's the care and feeding of the stray cats, the lawn, and on and on. It would be much easier if I just flew by the seat of my pants, but when you're an over-organizer, life is not easy! Well off I should be going. I need to write a manual on how to turn on the darn TV....what ever happened to the good ole days, when all you did was turn a knob? Geez!

Have a great week, I may or may not post until after the holidays, depends on how the manual writing goes :-) I'll try to post a few photos while I'm away.....

Chat later....Hugs to all,