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Eating In The 50's

27 January 2015 - 04:18 PM



· Pasta had not been invented.  It was macaroni or spaghetti.

· Curry was a surname.

· A take-away was a mathematical problem.

· Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.

· Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.

· All chips were plain.

· Rice was a milk pudding, and never, ever part of our dinner.

· A Big Mac was what we wore when it was raining.

· Brown bread was something only poor people ate.

· Oil was for lubricating, fat was for cooking.

· Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.

· Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.

· Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.

· None of us had ever heard of yogurt.

· Healthy food consisted of anything edible.

· Cooking outside was called camping.

· Seaweed was not a recognized food.

· 'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.

· Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days and was regarded as being white gold.

· Prunes were medicinal.

· Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.

· Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.

· Water came out of the tap.  If someone had suggested bottling it and

 charging more than gasoline for it they would have become a laughing stock.

· The one thing that we  never ever  had on our table in the fifties  . . . were our elbows.

Thursday Blog Inspired Challenge

27 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

I loved this article on the blog written by Diane, about Alpha Inspiration - using it for something interesting, or different than you would normally use them for.
You can find the blog article HERE.
Post your layouts in the SG Blog Challenge Layouts Gallery.
Here is my card. I chose J for Joy. Great for Monograms too.
Happy thanksgiving everyone!

Blog Inspired Challenge Time

20 November 2014 - 12:00 PM

I find that when I am in a hurry to get a lout done - I use a template. I change it up to be my 'own'. You can find the blog post and example layouts here:

Template Blog.


So find a template, and make it your own - I'm excited to see your layouts.


Post your layouts in the SG Blog Challenge Layouts Gallery.



And here is my LO Peek-a-boo

Ducks In Heaven

13 November 2014 - 08:02 PM

Three women die together in an accident and go to heaven.

When they get there, St. Peter says,

'We only have one rule here in heaven: Don't step on the ducks!'

So they enter heaven, and sure enough, There are ducks all over the place.

It is almost impossible not to step on a duck,

And although they try their best to avoid them,

The first woman accidentally steps on one.

Along comes St. Peter with the ugliest man she ever saw.

St. Peter chains them together and says,

'Your punishment for stepping on a duck is to

Spend eternity chained to this ugly man!'

The next day, the second woman steps accidentally on a duck

And along comes St. Peter, who doesn't miss a thing.

With him is another extremely ugly man.

He chains them together with the same admonishment as for the first woman.

The third woman has observed all this and, Not wanting to be chained

For all eternity to an ugly man, is very, VERY careful where she steps.

She manages to go months without stepping on any ducks, then

One day St.Peter comes up to her

With the most handsome man she has ever laid eyes on

.... Very tall, long eyelashes, muscular.

St. Peter chains them together without saying a word.

The happy woman says, 'I wonder what I did to deserve being

Chained to you for all of eternity?' The guy says, 'I don't know about you,

But I stepped on a Duck.

Halloween Embellishment Hunt

30 October 2014 - 09:25 PM


 Hunt for the haunted embellishments in the Scrap Girls BOO-TIQUE. If you correctly identify all 16 items, you will be entered into a drawing to win one of 3 $5 gift certificates to the Scrap Girls Boutique.


  • Hunt for the embellishments in the Scrap Girls BOO-TIQUE.
  • Write down the name of the product containing the embellishment and a link to its product page in the Scrap Girls Boutique for each of the 16 items.*
  • When you have finished searching, send an email with the products names and links to games@scrapgirls.com with the subject line, "Embellishment Hunt." Please include your username in your email!
  • Emails must be received by 11:59 p.m.(ET) Friday, October 31st.

*You can use the link to a Value Pack, Collection, or any other product containing the specific embellishment.  


Good luck!