Thursday, September 16, 2010

Boatload of Bread and A Few More Cards...

Hi there!

I'm happy to report that we were able to attend Math Night last night and I didn't miss a minute of the finale of America's Got Talent. *Ü* Steve even got to do his regular "old man's workout" with his buddy Dave, too! The school had scheduled two sessions for the evening, so that parents could attend a session per child. I got to thinking, after my post, that each of us could attend a single session for each girl and be done sooner. Steve was quite agreeable. So, we were finished much earlier than I earlier thought. And as a super special bonus, the parent teacher group has been holding a raffle of baskets full of educational fun stuff as a way of raising money for the group. Of course, the girls want to enter. Well, we found out (after we left) that Amy's name was drawn as a winner of one of the baskets! I'm not sure what all was in it, yet. I'll see it when I pick her up from school today. I'd call last evening a success all around. And, it was a pure treat to see the expression on the winner's face at the end of the show last night.

Now, onto the boatload of bread part of my title. In my continual quest to shop frugally, I remembered today to actually GO to the Oroweat bakery outlet not too far from our house. And I was SO glad I did! Look at all this bread I picked up:
The Italian bread is a recent find from the grocery store. I'm sure it's always been there, but I hadn't paid attention until I tried a recipe where it called for that type of bread. It sure is yummy and the girls have chosen it for the sandwiches they want in their lunch. I got both of the loaves for less than the price I paid for a single loaf! The Rye bread is a treat for Steve ($1.39) and the sourdough loaf is a treat for me (99cents). The Thins (next to the bagels) we haven't tried because they are at least $2.50 in the store, here 99cents, great price to at least try them! In fact, the rest of the items were 99 cents a piece. I got one of the muffins free for spending over $7. Grand total spent: $8.64 with tax! Can't get this stuff in the store for anywhere near that amount! The muffins alone went up to almost $3.50 a package a week or so ago. I was so doing the happy dance after that visit  (quite possibly almost skipped out to the van) and you can be sure I'll remember to go regularly.

And now, onto the cards. This first one is my re-try at sewing. I opted not to do a zig-zag as the image is large and I decided it would look too busy. This is Sparkle's super sweet Swimming Ruby image. I lurve it!
And...true confession time...I had a little extra birthday money and I picked up a couple of Copic markers at Hobby Lobby with it. One color is E00 I think...a skin color. I also got a light gray and a light blue for going around the images when I use markers to color. The other markers used on the card are either Bic Mark-its or Sharpies. I'm really happy with how the coloring turned out!

As you can see I DID try the zig-zag on this next card. My friend, Kari gave me the tip to practice first on a different piece of cardstock. Slap me upside the head, I didn't even think to do that yesterday. Thanks, Kari!
The image is one that Kathi sent me a long time ago. I've been hoarding them, but you know what? I decided to just go for it and colored up a bunch of images last Sunday while watching the Broncos game. Again, I used markers on this image. I'm so glad I didn't mess it up, though. I pulled out the Nesties, oval and Labels One.

That's it from me today. I hope you are having a terrific day.
Thanks so much for stopping by!



Alanna said...

Congrats on the good bread find. That's quite a steal.

Both your cards are so cute. How fun that you picked up a few copics. Enjoy!

Laurel said...

Cute cards!

Kathi C. said...

Wow! Congrats on the bread buy. That is an amazing amount of stuff for under $9.

Love the cards. Love that you're stamping again and enjoying it.

Congratulations to Amy, too! It will be fun to see/hear about what's in the basket!

Have a great Friday, sweet friend!

Kim Burmeister said...

Wow! Those are great buys. My family loves the thins.

Your cards are great! Love your coloring.

Sharli said...

Gosh Jeanne! You are so amazing - you're truly inspiring. I think I paid near $4 for a loaf of bread last week. I have to cut it up and freeze most of it (being just 1) and I have to rotate what kind of bread I get to have. What a luxury to have so many choices!!!

Your cards are just darling and the zigzag worked just beautifully - I love stitching on cards!!

Oh - and congrats to Amy - it's so fun to WIN!

itsabrt said...

Wow that's a lot of bread for a little dough!!! Your two cards are wonderful I especially love the first one with Sparkles line. Hey I wanted to mention I am giving away some candy sponsored by Torendi. It's a surprise as to what it is but I am sure it will be loads of fun! Stop by and see! Beth aka BR-T

PS would you please stop by and let me know if it appears MR Linky is working. I would truly appreciate it;)

Sparkle said...

These are just darling! You're doing awesome at the sewing!

Jackie said...

Oh I like the sandwich thins..I get them at costco and then freeze a couple of the packages...but you got them for cheaper than even costco :)

stampmonkey said...

Sorry it's been so long since I've had time to comment here. I've really missed coming by.

Looks like you really scored on your bread buys, Jeanne --good for you!! Sourdough is so good for you, so you not only did well on the financial aspect, but you did well on your choices health-wise too. ;)

Congrats to Amy for winning too...that's always sure to bring a smile! I hope she was happy with her prize. ;)

Your cards are so bright, fun, and cheery. You did an awesome job of the zig-zag stitching (I'm totally envious).

Carolyn Christie said...

Hahahaha You're welcome... I LOL at your comment. Your cards look wonderful! Congrats on your 1st copic purchase!! Congrats to Amy too!!

Shropshire Suz said...

wow! what a selection of bread and a great buy too
Second set of doors and the fireplace painting on the menu for today hehe...l'll need another long sleep again after l bet hehe
Hugs Suz x

Anke said...

those cards are over the top cute, I love the pictures and the way you layered them! Adorable stuff! Love to see all that bread, I like shopping frugally! :)

Barb said...

SCORE on the bread buys. I live on the sandwich and bagel thins...they are a Weight Watchers dream. Your cards are great, Jeanne and congrats on joining Club Copic. LOL!