Monday, May 2, 2011

Grate Tags

Edited to place my opinion scroll to the bottom of this post to see...

A little bit puny today;)  I was playing off a creation by Betsy Veldman in PaperCrafts 350 Cards and Gifts issue on sale now.

I came across this cheese grater with a storage container attached made by
Betty Crocker

My first thought was of Christmas cookies  cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger and it would be great to grate the spices fresh for my Grandma's Ginger Snaps.

The tags are then for cookie trays to be shared with Family and Friends.



The large tag on the grate is reversible on the back the ginger snap recipe can be found.
I will share it below for you;)  is it a grate Monday or what?


Grandma Skovly's Ginger Snaps

1/3 C vegetable shortening
1 C light brown sugar
1 1/2 C molasses
2/3 C water
6 C flour
2 t baking soda
1 t salt
1/2 t cinnamon
1/4 t nutmeg
1/4 t ginger

Beat shortening, brown sugar and molasses until creamy.
Add water. Sift dry ingredients and add to batter.
1/3 at a time.
Beat thoroughly.
If dough is sticky add a little more flour.  Roll out to 1/4" thick with a rolling pin.
Mold into holiday shapes with hands or use cookie cutters.
Bake on lightly greased cookie sheets at 350 degrees for about 10 min.


All items for the individual tags are PTI except the snowflake brads from MM, felt from Hobby Lobby and nestabilites lacy circles.
Sentiment on large tag is computer generated script.


Caution Readers My opinion is expressed below....

By now you have heard that Bin Laden has been killed by US special forces.  As parts of the world CELEBRATE the DEATH of this MAN I ask myself...Where is the love?

My Friend Leilani stated this on FB this AM...
From my Friend Leilani's wall...
We are all connected...the good, the bad, the ugly, the beautiful...so when we judge another, we are judging ourselves. If we have judged someone as unworthy and evil and celebrate the loss of their life, what then are we saying about ourselves?

This is where I find myself having difficulty.  On the news all you see are people celebrating in the streets the death of a MAN.    That is where my problem lives.  I have not forgotten what this man has done. The pure EVIL he has unleashed.  I have not forgotten our freedoms that have been altered by the acts and teachings of this man.  God himself tells us of false prophets, I believe this Man was one.
I believe the celebratory manners of this country are inciting more violence and hate. Stirring the pot so to speak that is boiling over.   Would it not be GOD'S  job to Judge this MAN not ours?  Is it not GOD'S job to seek vengeance for his injustice not ours?
Let us let GOD do his job.  Let us find the LOVE for humanity that he tells us to have.

Have you prayed for the soul of this MAN?  I have. 
 Have you  prayed for all the lives affected by this MAN?  I have!  
 I pray daily for God's blessings on our country and for the safety of all fighting men and women around the world.  
I pray for our world our one and only world as it continues to spin out of control and away from GOD's teachings.

This situation is a huge test for everyone from God himself.  
What are you going to do? 
 Study your bible for your final exam?
Or copy off your neighbor who does not know the answers to God's teachings?


Practice your faith, let your light shine for the world to see your love for God and God's love for the WORLD (his creation) and for EVERYONE and EVERYTHING under his Heaven who he has blessed with his AMAZING GRACE.


"Where Is The Love?"
by the Black Eyed Peas
I have the youtube video for my featured video this week below are the lyrics to the song.
What's wrong with the world, mama
People livin' like they ain't got no mamas
I think the whole world addicted to the drama
Only attracted to things that'll bring you trauma
Overseas, yeah, we try to stop terrorism
But we still got terrorists here livin'
In the USA, the big CIA fightin'
The Bloods and The Crips and the KKK
But if you only have love for your own race
Then you only leave space to discriminate
And to discriminate only generates hate
And when you hate then you're bound to get irate, yeah
Madness is what you demonstrate
And that's exactly how anger works and operates

Man, you gotta have love just to set it straight
Take control of your mind and meditate
Let your soul gravitate to the love, y'all, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)


Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love
The love, the love

It just ain't the same, always unchanged
New days are strange, is the world insane
If love and peace is so strong
Why are there pieces of love that don't belong
Nations droppin' bombs
Chemical gasses fillin' lungs of little ones
With ongoin' sufferin' as the youth die young
So ask yourself is the lovin' really gone
So I could ask myself really what is goin' wrong
In this world that we livin' in people keep on givin'
in
Makin' wrong decisions, only visions of them dividends
Not respectin' each other, deny thy brother

A war is goin' on but the reason's undercover
The truth is kept secret, it's swept under the rug
If you never know truth then you never know love
Where's the love, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the truth, y'all, come on (I don't know)
Where's the love, y'all

People killin', people dyin'
Children hurt and you hear them cryin'
Can you practice what you preach
And would you turn the other cheek

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love (Love)

Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love (The love)
Where is the love, the love, the love?

I feel the weight of the world on my shoulder
As I'm gettin' older, y'all, people gets colder
Most of us only care about money makin'
Selfishness got us followin' our wrong direction
Wrong information always shown by the media
Negative images is the main criteria
Infecting the young minds faster than bacteria
Kids wanna act like what they see in the cinema
Yo', whatever happened to the values of humanity
Whatever happened to the fairness in equality
Instead of spreading love we're spreading animosity
Lack of understanding, leading lives away from unity
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' under
That's the reason why sometimes I'm feelin' down
There's no wonder why sometimes I'm feelin' under
Gotta keep my faith alive till love is found
Now ask yourself

Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?
Where is the love?

Father, Father, Father help us
Send some guidance from above
'Cause people got me, got me questionin'
Where is the love?

Sing wit me y'all:
One world, one world (We only got)
One world, one world (That's all we got)
One world, one world
And something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit it (Yeah)
Something's wrong wit the wo-wo-world, yeah
We only got
(One world, one world)
That's all we got
(One world, one world) 

Happy Stamp Day make it a GRATE one.

May God Bless our Country and the World.

4 comments:

Amy said...

What a wonderful project! I love this whole idea. The tags are so cute--what a lot of work! You did a fabulous job.

Angela said...

What a "grate" Monday it is indeed! You are so creative! Love this idea and you have executed it beautifully!

Chris said...

these totally rock!! what grate gifts!!

Jen A said...

The gifts are a wonderful idea!
I liked reading your thoughts as well. I was on my knees too not celebrating in the streets. And Lord knows that man has affected my families life time and again. God Bless you sister!