Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lucky Lindor

Recently Lindor was featured on Kingsdale Animal Hospital's Facebook page celebrating her recovery from a near fatal illness last March. I credit Lindor's diagnosis and recovery with the tremendous staff at Kingsdale including the wonderful Dr. Brad Hinsberger who came in on his day off to perform the emergency surgery.

Lindor Fall 2016
 Here's what they had to say...
This month marks the one-year anniversary of Lindor's emergency spleenectomy.
Lindor, who was 7 years old at the time, had been feeling unwell and had a decreased appetite, which is terribly unusual for a Labrador Retriever. X-rays revealed that she had an enlarged spleen that had ruptured and was bleeding into her abdomen.

In order to save her life, Lindor's spleen had to be removed. Within days of this procedure, Lindor was back to her normal self. Her spleen was sent to the laboratory to identify the cause of its enlargement. It was determined that Lindor had a type of cancer, B cell Lymphoma, that fortunately was caught early and had not spread beyond her spleen. Lindor continues to do well.

Congratulations Lindor! You are a wonderful patient. Your family (including your Kingsdale Family) loves you so much!

Footnote: Lindor is currently in training to obtain her final leg for her Intermediate title in CKC Rally Obedience.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Butterscotch Confetti

These squares are like eating little pillows of buttery perfection. So quick to throw together and they freeze well also (if they make it that far).

Butterscotch Confetti

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup Butterscotch chips
2 cups (approx) of white or coloured mini marshmallows

Melt butter and peanut butter over low heat. Stir in chips until melted. Cool a bit and add marshmallows. Pack down in 8x8 pan lined with wax paper. Chill and cut.

Doesn't get any easier then that. Could add some peanuts for a twist.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

March Challenge

I'm back again with last month's challenge cards with Keri. We are still using our own products. Maybe we'll go back to borrowing after Scrapfest this weekend. LOL.

Keri used a unique combination of washi tape and tiny jewels that she glued on one at a time. Patience!
And I used the Lawn Fawn Gumball Machine. I think its called Something Sweet and made a simple card from it....
On the inside, the sentiment reads ... on your birthday! You can't really tell but the bottom gumball is glossy and there is some Wink of Stella on the metal parts of the gumball machine. Cute!

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Wedding Card

I've seen this card kicking around Pinterest for quite some time and I always wanted to make it up. Well that day has arrived! I put together several of these cards and although getting the dimensions for the first one was a little tricky, after I got it figured out they went together smoothly. I just used my computer to do the tiny Mr and Mrs. I also used a couple of embossing folders. This is a larger size card. I believe its 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Almond Crunch Cookies

I thought I had posted these cookies before but I couldn't find them on the blog and they're a winner so I had to add the recipe. My heritage predisposes me to being a lover of all things almond. The cereal adds a nice crunch to these cookies and you can never go wrong with oatmeal.

Almond Crunch Cookies
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup shortening
3/4 cup white sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp almond extract
1 1/2 cups uncooked oatmeal ( I used large flake but any type is fine)
1 1/2 cups toasted corn cereal ( like Chex, I actually used Rice Chex)

Beat shortening until fluffy, add sugars, then 2 eggs and almond flavouring. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt in another bowl then add to sugar mixture. Beating well. Stir in oatmeal then gently fold in partially crushed cereal. You want it chunky to keep the crunch. Using a scoop, drop dough on a cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake at 325F for 12 -14 minutes. Cool and transfer to your container.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

March Stamp of the Month

Month 2 since I've joined the progressive challenge at From the Heart digital stamps.  If you create a card with the image of the month, then you automatically get mailed the next month for free. Here's the image that we received this month...
He could be used for St. Patricks Day but since I missed that deadline, how about just for a good luck card?
Spring is coming so I need to get my cardmaking going because soon it will be too nice to stay indoors. Here's hoping.

Thursday, 23 March 2017


It's hard to believe that Lindor had yellow in her line as after 17 pups, she only ever had black and chocolate but apparently it was there all along. Meet Gideon, Lindor's grandpuppy.....