So today was the first round of Simply Scored Scoring Tool (SSST) class and I think the girls loved all their projects, tomorrow is another round. In fact I have had a few people that could not make the class ask if I would repeat it, and I might have a day in November. Let me know if you live in Arizona and are interested. You would get your own SSST at class and make the three projects I have shown on my blog (the box, the Christmas Tag/Ornament and the Gatefold card).
I wanted to add a pennant banner using My Digital Studio to my antique window display and my sweet friend Heather Summers came to my rescue. (Thank you! Heather! Mwah!) This is totally cased from her, all I did was print it, cut it out, glue it to some Very Vanilla cardstock that I cut out with the Perfect Pennants die and add the Tastefully Trim Die to the edge, since I suck at math, (I really do) I printed the first set thinking I was making it the right size, but after adding the extra layers…well it was big enough to put on my red shelf.
But I still wanted one for my window display, so I made it smaller and did not add any layers (I did add some of the black rhinestones we sold last year) I added some charcoal distressing ink on the edges, Heather's recommendation – I love you girl!! (I am so happy we now sell the re-inkers for my distressing kit…me a happy girl), I hot glued them to some basic black taffeta, I hot glued the little mini clothespins to the window frame, clipped it up and Voila'
I need to make one for each season, don't you think?
The other day I got my little sister Courtney's hamburger patty recipe and I had to try it. Everybody raves about them and she made them for her rehearsal party, but my other little sister Jax and I left before they were done…we are older and couldn't keep up with them younguns….ha!
So I had to laugh when I pulled up this picture, cause I could have sworn the plate was full when I took it, so I think my computer ate one.
Courtney got the recipe from Eat, Shrink & Be Merry by two St. Thomas, Ontario women.
They were really tender and soft and you hardly had to even chew them. They did fall all apart and Court says she uses a press, but she didn't tell me that before I tried them. I also wondered if it would taste good made into meatloaf.
Here it is anyway.
Cowabunga Beef Burgers
1 1/4 lbs extra lean ground beef
3/4 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs or 1/3 cup dry unseasoned bread crumbs
3 tbsp. hickory flavored bbq sauce
2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley or 1 tsp. dried parsley
2 tsp. prepared horseradish
1 tsp. minced garlic
1/2 tsp. salt and freshly ground black pepper
extra bbq sauce for basting burgers (optional)
Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix gently using your hands. For juicier burgers try to handle the meat as little as possible. Shape meat into 4 large patties, and 1" thick. ( I made more than 4 patties, cause they seemed too big for me)
Cook them fully on the bbq or in a skillet.
Let me know what you think.
Here's mine with some mayo, and a tomato. Oh and look what I found at my local grocery store.
You know how I love ketchup chips, in fact I have dear sweet Canadian demonstrators, Cara, Julie, Jenn to name a few that even bring me ketchup chips from Canada to convention. So I was excited to see these but they were not as good, they were close, but just not quite the same…I mean I still almost ate the whole bag…but I didn't enjoy them as much as my Canadian ones.
Well this old gal is gonna sign off and hit the hay so I can be bright eyed and bushy tailed for class in the morning.
Have a blessed Sunday and thanks so much for stopping in.
Dee in N.H. says
Oh for sure a seasonal window would be great! That's awesome! I love how it looks with the cute banner! The burgers sound yummy too!
I love your display window! What a great idea. You definitely should made a pennant banner for each season. The mini one is so sweet!
Close, but no cigar! That takes me back to my AF days. Your three projects look really fun. I've made a yoyo and will make another smaller one to put on a card. Your burgers look yummy except for the horseradish. Not for this wimp. Your window looks great!
Carey Rogers says
Mmmm that burger sounds yummy. We are going out to lunch today so maybe a great burger and fries place? Thanks for showing us the completed window. I think I need to find me one of them. Hee hee (don't you love the grammar). Thanks for showing us all your great ideas. Have fun in class today.
Carey and Roscoe (who is laying on the couch behind me snoring away)
OK–so I need to know…on your window, do you have the glass taken out? And are using just the frame?
I love your website~~THANK YOU for all your inspiration!!
i love, love, love your window frame…you definitely should change it with each season…xoxo
Diana Gibbs says
No the glass is still there, I have the DSP mounted on the back on cardboard so I can remove it, and not wreck the DSP so I can use it next season.
Then the stuff is stuck to the glass.
Thanks for reading my blog.
Heather Summers says
Your displays look AMAZING!!!! No surprise as you are SO stinkin talented but I love them!!!! So glad the banner worked for your display….I have a festive one to share as well:) Coming soon:) HUGS!
We make a similar burger: bbq sauce and onion soup mix. Delicious! Haven't made them in years- will have to soon now!