What’s for Dinner Mom?

Well, my sad story is that our internet is totally wonky.  It’s so frustrating that none of us have sat on our computers for the last couple of days.  Last Thursday we had an outage just as I was getting ready to make a post.  Once it came back up it would be up for a couple of minutes then out for who knows how long – arrgghh!!  I haven’t been able to do anything, work on my blog, read blogs, email . . . nothing – except for about two minutes every so often when it comes back up.  I typed this post off line then uploaded it at once – it took a while for the internet to be up long enough for me to get everything in place, but I did it.  I’ll be taking our internet modem back in to Comcast tomorrow so that I can rule that out – we’ve done troubleshooting on our end and everything here is okay hopefully they can find the cause.

Today, what I’m sharing with you is a project I had in my stash from the Dirty Dozen.  I do my grocery shopping for the week based on the menus we’re having, so when I get home I post a 3 x 5 card on the fridge showing what we’re having each day.  That seemed so primitive in these days where we alter and pretty up all the things we use in our every day life.  So after thinking of how I could mount a weekly menu listing, I went to the discount store and got this bamboo cutting board.  The two rings were a find in a scrapbook discount bin some where, some time ago.  Sorry I can’t be any more specific but had I not had them, I would have torn apart a notebook or something.  I mounted the rings, designed the menu pages and embellished it to match my kitchen.  The flowers were made with steel rule die cuts because I wanted to cut chipboard I had covered with design paper.  I don’t do that often, but in this case it save me all the cleanup work I normally do with sandpaper.  The finished project can hang on the wall or sit on the counter with the aid of an easel.  Best yet, when somebody yells "Hey Mom, what’s for dinner?", I just point.


Stamps:  Retired PSX, Days of the Week are computer generated
Paper:  The Paper Company – Denim, Kraft, K & Co. – Blue Awning
Ink:  Versamark, SU Night of Navy
Accessories:  Spellbinders Curved Rectangles, Sizzix  Daisies, Sizzix Flower Power, Sizzix Three Leaf Stem, Sizzix Charms Flowers #1, Sizzix Charms Flowers #2, Offray Ribbon, Babmoo Cutting Board, Pen

Thanks for stopping by!  Hopefully my internet will be feeling better soon.  In any case, I’ll find a way :)

  • REginaMay 4, 2009 - 4:28 am

    Good morning Becca. Thant is a wonderful idea. Beautiful. Thanks again for the wonderful idea.

  • adelineMay 4, 2009 - 4:33 am

    I’m so glad you could make it with internet, I was so impatient to see your new project, and It is one more time A-MA-ZING! The colors are beautiful and the big ribbon is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing :)ReplyCancel

  • Anne (UK)May 4, 2009 - 4:36 am

    I love this Becca! It is so pretty! I love the way you’re able to take something ordinary, and make of it, something extraordinary.

    Every day when I sign on to the net, I immediately do the charity clicks, Hunger Site, Breast Cancer site, Child Health site, Literacy site, Rainforest site and Animal Rescue site and then head straight over to your blog to see what you’ve posted. Until I have done that, I don’t feel that the day has properly begun!

    Much appreciation for adding the sparkle to my days :o)


  • DianeMay 4, 2009 - 5:23 am

    WOW!!!! You are sooooo creative.
    Hope that internet starts working again for ya.

    Have an Amazing week.

  • Jerri KayMay 4, 2009 - 6:30 am

    Wowzers, Becca, this is totally amazing! I love it! What a fabulous gift for Mom, as Adeline says above A-MA-ZING! It’s too pretty to use!ReplyCancel

  • ChristyneMay 4, 2009 - 7:01 am

    Oh my word! This is just the cutest thing ever! Thanks for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • Bev J.May 4, 2009 - 7:01 am

    Neat project-you are so organized! tfsReplyCancel

  • Loretta LockMay 4, 2009 - 7:55 am

    Holy shamolies!!! This is absolutely brilliant. I love that you use ‘man’ tools in your crafting! Again, absolutely brilliant!ReplyCancel

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  • JaceeMay 4, 2009 - 8:33 am

    Beautiful work, just as usual, I love to see your wonderful creations, you truly are ‘amazing’ReplyCancel

  • SonyaMay 4, 2009 - 8:35 am

    This is an adorable idea and beautifully executed as usual! You are one of the most creative people I “know”, Hats off to you Becca!ReplyCancel

  • CrystalMay 4, 2009 - 8:37 am

    Oh, Becca ! Is there no end to your creativity ! You are a class act ! I am so glad we get to be inspired by you .ReplyCancel

  • MarianMay 4, 2009 - 9:07 am

    I absolutely LOVE this…My rendition of it will not be nearly as beautiful as yours…but I’m sure going to try!

  • Becca,

    This is absolutely stunning and adorable!

    Lisa A.ReplyCancel

  • LouiseMay 4, 2009 - 11:57 am

    Wow, another beautiful creation of yours. I have the same PSX cutlery stamp and have never used. This could just inspire me to get it out and ink it up. You are so very creative….just love your inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • MargMay 4, 2009 - 2:04 pm

    What a great idea! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • Jean in OhioMay 4, 2009 - 2:41 pm

    Hi Becca, I just love this idea. I’ll be saving the “recipe” for sure and planning for several up n coming gift opportunities. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Your work is truly AMAZINGReplyCancel

  • Stacy SCS TwinshappyMay 4, 2009 - 3:15 pm

    Clever Becca! Great idea, very efficent and helpful! Love the idea and your creativity!ReplyCancel

  • lindsayMay 4, 2009 - 3:23 pm

    this is a wonderful idea…with 3 teenage boys that is a common question in my house…i think i’ll rustle me up one of these.ReplyCancel

  • MichelleHMay 4, 2009 - 4:20 pm

    Useful and beautiful, a great combination. Nicely done.ReplyCancel

  • Linda BandowMay 4, 2009 - 5:02 pm

    I will be showing this to my daughter who has 6 kids and various hangers-on….and is sick of the question. Maybe I’ll just try making one myself and surprise her. This is really a neat idea……I am thinking of getting Comcast internet….tell me this is NOT a wrong decision?????ReplyCancel

  • lisa808May 4, 2009 - 5:37 pm

    Wow–totally beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • KimMay 4, 2009 - 6:25 pm

    Becca that is AWESOME! :)ReplyCancel

  • Lisa SMay 4, 2009 - 6:57 pm

    Beautiful job…and I love that you used PSX stamps…good luck with your internet…Lisa from RIReplyCancel

  • DamarisMay 4, 2009 - 8:53 pm

    What a wonderful and beautiful idea. You have such an amazing gift. I love stopping by and getting inspired.

  • americaMay 5, 2009 - 10:40 am

    This is fantastic and brilliant!ReplyCancel

  • MissGMay 5, 2009 - 5:26 pm

    Oh my Becca, my favorite color and oh so beautiful. If this is an example of what’s in the Dirty dozen keep going back and sharing.

    Excellant idea but I don’t think I would use it’s much to pretty.

    Just simply beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jean FitchMay 8, 2009 - 1:38 am

    Wonderful Idea. Hmmmm….gotta look at all my cutting boards ( I’m always getting them for presents) and my notebooks are shivering already after your suggestion. Surgery on inanimate objects – fun time in the craft room tonight!

    Hugs and blessings – JeanReplyCancel

  • AlienAnessaMay 9, 2009 - 1:51 pm

    Yowy!! That is absolutely creative, stunning, perfect, and every so crafty!!!ReplyCancel