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Good Grief Girdie
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Remember way back when we use to use recipe cards and recipe boxes........well I still have mine from when I was in college and first married. I have a 4 drawer library card box and use to have it on my counter for years with all my old recipe cards........rarely do I use it and its hidden in my pantry so I forget about it. Yesterday I wanted to make a basic cinnamon loaf and knew if I went back to my trusty rusty recipe cards I would find it and I did..........the weather was cold and wintery and I... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
If you are needing a little something sweet to hold all of your favorite small photos this class is just for those needs........we will be constructing this cute Valentine photo book out of a Starbucks cup.........yes a Starbucks Cup........this will be big enough to hold 6-8 small 2x2 or 2x3 photos of family, friends, weddings, dogs or anything you would like. You will need to bring your photos that night because we will be incorporating details all around the photos. Your supply list is the usual plus you will need to bring a heat gun, apron if you don't want... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
I usually don't make very many with boys but I had a request at Christmas so I have made a few now with is my latest one! And I couldn't resist this one..........I need to decide what to put on each side of him but for now this is it!!!!! Well I am still working on the Valentine Bracelets and hope to have a few more made by the end of this week..........also working on a few Easter things at the same time..... I am not quite sure how I am going to sell a few of these pieces... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Check out these girls.........after a few tips and techniques they were off..........coloring, shrinking, laughing and having a hopefully non stress class in front of them. Kind of like coloring in elementary school with colored pencils, scissors and shrinky dinks! They all did a great job and so much fun watching them color and creating something and seeing them shrink down to mini size little objects.........thanks girls you all did an awesome job! These in the photo above didn't show up to well in the photo cameras lighting was wayyyyyyyyy off! Sorry girls....... these girls are serious about colored pencils........this... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
With a little Stephanie Ackerman/Tim Holtz you may come up with some fun and whimsical playing cards for your Sweet Valentine..........several years back when Stephanie was at the Paper Crown teaching one of her classes she taught this fast way to make cards out of playing cards in record just start gluing on odds and ends of paper, washi tape, paint and poof you have some fun cards to tuck away in your journals, give away or tie onto a gift for a is the limit and these are so much fun and quick to make. This year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
I had a bunch of wool scraps and thought I'd put them to good use and make these small heart squares for some lapel first I wasn't sure if they would work but I think they will make great pins for the new holiday can see I use a different pin on a few of them that are going vertical and they are rhinestone.....something a little different! Last year I had made a bunch of these small cards for Valentine's day and never used them so they came in handy to use for the two for one,... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
For those of you in thursday nights Valentine shrink plastic class January 11 these are a few things you will need to bring: small pair of scissors heat gun ( preferably the shorter nozzle) mat colored pencils of your choice (I use prismacolor most of the time but I do have others so I think whatever you have will do.....make sure you have a black one and a good pencil sharpener) black archival ink pad ( most of you know I use to always use Stazon but I prefer the archival now) small acrylic block any stamps you have with... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
If your like me I love to start the new year off with a brand new Calendar/Planner...........several years ago our dear friend Stephanie Ackerman designed a well planned Documented Faith/Planner and I have used one ever since and love to use it in various ways to fit my life, schedule and have fun creating at the same time with fun pages to look at...........I don't keep up like I should and did when they first came out, but I try and look forward to starting a new one every year and looking back at previous years. These are just a... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
VALENTINE SHRINK PIN Thursday Jan 11 5:30-8:00 we will be creating these cute lapel pins with some shrink plastic .....stamped with all kinds of hearts and many of you have asked for this class and this will be a fun beginner class if you have wanted to learn a few tricks of the trade so to speak...........when you call to sign up Cindy will give you a short list of what you will need to bring. I will provide most of the supplies but you will need to bring a few others........see you all a week from thursday to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Hope you all had a safe and peaceful New Years Eve and ready for 2018...........I know I am. Something always happens when the new year begins and hopefully the new year ahead will be full of wonderful memories, changes and good for all. I know for me there will be let's dive in and make the best of what lies ahead.....HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!!!! Check back later this week , I will have full photos and dates of classes I will be teaching in you can see by the photos we will be celebrating Valentine's Day in... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2018 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Remember this summer after our trip to Salt Lake City and I had posted about the best bakery ever...........well when the kids got off the plane Sunday they handed me a bag with two of these unbelievable Almond Croissants ..........the best you will ever put your lips on......not that I am an expert on French Pastries but I do know a good butter croissant when I bite into it and these are the best ever.........Tulie's Bakery in Salt Lake if your even near by......... Really I am not kidding you they are incredible and I think the kids knew they... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
From our house to yours ........ Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and safe and peaceful weekend..................hopefully full of family, friends, memories and blessings of the season. Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
I have had this recipe for these delicious delicate cookies for over 40 years and I still love baking and eating them........I have cut them out in so many different shapes for different occasions and still get so many compliments...........well this recipe is from the old original Betty Crocker red cookbook I receoved for a wedding present 44 years ago. They do take a little time but so worth it.........I know I have shared this recipe many times but just thought I would once more incase you are needing a wonderful cookie to bake for you or give as a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Well it's been a long time coming to get these stamps out there........thanks to Angie and CIndy. Without all the technical stuff and many many changes they would still be on my drawing board waiting for something to happen..........We tried to have them ready for Glitter Retreat but with hurricane season and the company we were going with had some hurricane problems we had to change things up and go a different direction so here they are. Those of you who attended retreat these will be in the mail soon. For those of you who are interested in them Cindy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Sorry I am so late to post this but I have been gone since early this morning and just got's just that time of year! Anyway you all have some fun traditions from growing up or now with your kids and grandkids......... I know they are fun memories you will have forever..........I love reading them all and appreciate you sharing them with us all. The first winner I picked was Roz get to pick first which of these you would like and the second name was Cheryl Shook and you will receive the other.......I need you two gals... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Several weeks ago I sent a photo to my dear friend Nan in Salt Lake City and asked her if she had ever heard of this artist from Utah that paints these incredible gourds or where this artist shows her stuff in Utah........she said no but quickly we found out and she went to check her out and guess what we found her and Nan gifted me with this sweet Santa from the artist ........ her work is amazing and we both loved it the minute we saw these.........what a wonderful surprise and a Christmas treasure to put out every... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Here is just a sample of what we will be doing in tomorrow evenings Christmas Gelli Plate tag workshop..........please come and join in on the fun! All you need to bring is a favorite holiday snack.......a gelli plate if you have one, brayer and any christmas stencils or stamps you would like to use( if you don't have any of these we will have some you can use and borrow from each other).........Cindy will be providing the paint and tags! What a better way to spend time with friends and enjoy creating some Christmas fun.........see you all tomorrow evening at... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
I actually have 2 December giveaways......the first person who I pull out of the pack will get their choice of which they would like to have then the second pull will get the starting today leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite tradition of Christmas is today with your family or growing up or will have until wednesday December 13 and I will announce the winners on thursday December 14........... The Paper Crown Holiday Gelli Plate Workshop this coming tuesday December 12- 5:30-? Bring your favorite holiday snack, gelli plate, christmas stencils and stamps.........Cindy... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
The store looks all Christmasy and Girdie all dressed up like little Miss Noodle and Lou............Cindy has once again made the Paper Crown look festive and ready for all your Christmas shopping needs. New products are arriving daily so stop by and not only check out the products but check out Girdie in all her glory. These gals came to class and did an amazing job with their Countdown to Christmas Journals......... they can now fill them with all those holiday memories! Thank You all for always making my job so much fun ............we did have a couple new students... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
If you are needing to do a little Christmas shopping stop by to see me this coming Saturday Dec. 9 at my church........Bethany First Church of the Nazarene. This is the first time the church has ever had anything like this. Should be a saturday full of fun and so many fun things to see plus there will be some food trucks. See you all then............ Happy Monday............ Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
For those of you who will be in class this tuesday evening for the Countdown to Christmas Journal these are a few things you will need to bring: Basic class kit favorite distress ink pad paper trimmer corner rounder any kind of Christmas ephemera you would like to add other than these things I will have everything else........see you all tuesday December 5 5:30...... Happy sunday afternoon .......... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
I was going through some stuff the other day and found an extra kit from Glitter Retreat last spring and thought I would turn one into a dressed up reindeer...........I wish I had more but this is it! I really do love the Paper Whimsy products and especially their wooden die cuts.........they are so perfect and easy to cut, glue and paint. Well it's the last day of November and you know what that means...........countdown to Christmas! Happy thursday all.........! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Next tuesday December 5 is our Countdown to Christmas Journal Class...........Call today to reserve your spot to join in on this class 405-848-2389..........this will be a great way to capture your 2017 Christmas Holiday season memories........see all of you next tuesday at 5:30..... Happy tuesday............... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Well it's Cyper Monday and I know everyone is probably all over the place...........hope you all enjoyed your THANKSGIVING and the weekend..... I have a recipe I have posted before but just thought it was worth repeating........if you are in need for a good recipe for the Christmas holiday entertaining..... Mushroom Wild Rice 1/2 cup butter 1 10oz. can beef consome 1 10oz. can creamy onion soup ( if you can't find this use cream of celery but the onion is worth maybe going to several stores to find) 1 8oz. can sliced water chestnuts, drained 1 cup FRESH sliced... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog
Because of small and local business owners like Cindy we have the pleasure to always shop local and shop small.........without these independent shops we wouldn't have that pleasure on a daily basis to walk in and see what they have to offer the consumers........ and we need them to keep these shops going. So today instead of going to your big stores or the mall, stop in and shop! I know she would love to have you and you may get some of your Christmas list crossed off at the same time................there is plenty of goodies to choose from! Happy... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2017 at Good Grief Girdie's blog