Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We had some cute little treaters at our house today. Thought I would share some of them with all of you.

Gavin, Tiana, Lexi and Alyssa visited. Gavin was a cute little football player and the girls were all cheerleaders.

Our neighbors

And the scariest of all.....(check our my Jack skeleton slippers!)

Trick or Treat Laurie!!!!

And my treats, for the following challenges:
1.The Cuttlebug Spot!
2.Roses and Paper
3. Crazy for Challenges.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

A Big Thank You!

To Spotted Canary for my awesome prize package! I just love all the wonderful Martha Stewart, Inka stamps, K&Co. Yummy Papers and Amy Butler goodies, stickers of all kinds and shapes, awesome punches and tools! And my little craft friend Mia will love her funfusion and paint by numbers. Joanne Campbell Slan also included a signed copy of her book Cut, Crop Die!
Click on photo for larger view.

If you haven't checked out the Spotted Canary stop by and say Hi! and check out all the amazing craft items in the gallery from paper projects to jewelry I'm sure you will find something to peak your interest.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank You Berry Much!

1. for my sketch.
2. for my idea.
3. for my digi image (free for signing up for newsletter)

Stamps: Wimsiedoodles
Paper: MM Travel collection
Ink: Computer Generated
Accessories: Spellbinders Nesties, buttons, Martha Stewart twine, SU! Hardware, machine stitching, prima flower, American Crafts ribbon.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pimp My Bra Challenge

Cover page.
I chose pink as my cover page primary color for breast cancer awareness, with my inspiration my beautiful daughter.

Stamps: Fancy Pants
Paper: My Minds Eye
Ink: Dew Drop
Accessories: Thickers, PTI button, K&Co Jewels, offray ribbon, Pink Paisley rub-ons, Prima Flowers, EK Success fiber, Spellbinders Nesties

I used:

Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink: Momento Dew Drop
Accessories: Sewing, Thickers, pink paisley rub-ons, Rhinestones, Corner punch

Paper: Rusty Pickle
Ink: Dew Drop
Accessories: Rusty Pickle Pirate Princess buttons and cut outs, offray ribbon, stick pin with beads and charm.

Stamps: MM Just Chillin'
Paper: Kaiser Kraft, craft paper
Ink: Stazon Dazzle Frost Vers Mark
Accessories: Thickers, K&Co Jewels, Best Occaision Jewels, Thickers, Martha Stewart Rickrak

I used:
Stamps: MM Just Chillin'
Paper: Chipboard sprayed with Tattered Angels Coral, BoBunny Kitchen Spice
Ink: Martha Stewart Ebony
Accessories: Thickers, buttons, BoBunny Kitchen Spice border sticker, K&Co Jewels

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MMSC24 and Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge

MMSC24 sketch can be found here:

Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge is to make a card or project featuring the nativity or other religious theme about Christ's birth.

Click on photo to enlarge.

Stamps: Studio G
Paper: DCWV
Ink: Stazon and Momento Dew Drops
Size: 3 1/2" square
Accessories: Copic markers, spellbinders dies, K&Co jewels and dew drop

Monday, October 19, 2009

Serendity Crop Weekend.

I cropped a few pages this weekend for the Serendipity Pimp My Bra crop. This is my favorite so far. Stop by to see lots of amazing lo's, a great store, and to make a donation to breast cancer.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Happy Birthday!

Ashlyn is turning 18 tomorrow. Where did that time go?? It seems like only yesterday when she was learning how to walk, ride a bike, drive the lawn tractor and then drive a car. Happy Birthday princess!

Today's the day....

The Midnight Madness Blog hop is today. Be sure to stop by for all the details and awesome prizes, then hop along! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------->
There is some awesome blog candy on this hop, you won't want to miss it!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Papertrey Princess & MM Combined.

I combined the MM sketch and the Papertrey Princess challenge from last week. The PP challenge was to use the first PT stamp set you ever purchased. I used one of the sentiments form Vintage Baskets to make this Thank You card.

Stamps: Inkadinkadoo Nest with flowers and PTI Vintage Baskets sentiment.
Paper: DCWV card base, My Minds Eye
Ink: Momento Brown, Cats eye
Accessories: Offray ribbons, Spellbinders Nestabilities
Techniques: watercoloring with markers

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Apple Dumplins Gang?

My husband and I made these yummy apple dumplings today. This is a recipe we have developed ourselves but am happy to share it with all of you.

Pastry Crust:
2 sticks cold butter cut into 1" pieces.
4 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup of ice water

Using food processor pulse flour, butter, salt until small balls start to form. Breaking up any large clumps. Then add water all at once and pulse until very soft ball forms. Turn out on plastic wrap and form into soft ball, wrap well in plastic and refridgerate for at least an hour. If your pastry isn't very cold it will be hard to roll.

Apples filling:
10-15 apples depending on size, cored, peeled and cut into thick slices.
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 Tablespoons flour
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Almond topping:
2/3 cup crumbled toasted almonds (coat almonds with butter and toast in oven aprox. 10-15 min.) Then crust with rolling pin.
2/3 cup brown sugar
2/3 cup flour
5 Tablespoons melted butter
Mix almonds, sugar flour and melted butter, set aside.

Sprinkle sugar, flour and cinnamon on apples and toss until all are well coated.

I used individual tin pans for easy clean up. But you can use whatever you like to bake your dumplings.

Remove dough from fridge and cut into aprox. 8-10 equal pieces. Then flour working area and roll dough so it's large enough for your container. We like ours about 1/4" think. Crimp edges.

Fill each cup with apples.

Then top with almond mixture.

Bake at 350* for about an hour or until pastry is golden and apples are tender. Enjoy!

Pink Luggage Tags

How about making your own luggage tages to promote breast cancer awareness. Here are 2 I made today for the Pimp My Bra Crop at Serendipity Scrapbooks. Stop by and help us burn a few bras! .

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Live Out Loud

My dd and I were out at an old barn taking some photos. This is her senior year so we want to capture as many memories as possible. Next week she will be turning 18. She chose a spa day for her gift. So next Friday we will be spending the afternoon at the spa getting a Perfectly Pumpkin Retreat Package. Doesn't that sound soothing!

Today I made a lo using the Pink Paislee Amber Road line.


* Stamps: Danelle Johnson, My Life in Pictures
* Paper: Pink Paislee Amber Road
* Ink: Martha Stewart ebony, Tim Holtz Walnut
* Accessories: Offray Ribbon, Black Diamond Stickles, Making Memories pins, beads, Pink Paislee chipboard.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


My sweet friend Karen sent me a stamped image RAK. Check this cutie patootie out!


* Stamps: Tilda Blowing Kisses
* Paper: My Minds Eye Tres Jolie
* Ink: ?
* Accessories: Nestabilities square, scallop circle and circle. Offray ribbon, PTI button, copic markers.

Monday, October 5, 2009

My final WCMD Challenge

I completed all the WCMD challenges at PTI. I hope I win one of those awesome prizes! This challenge was to use inspiration from Austrailia. Nicole's challenge can be found here If you have never visited Nicole's blog be sure to check it out. It's filled will all kinds of yummy stuff and today starts the sneak peaks for this months release. I'm counting down with all my PTI friends!

Here is my masked and highlighted card. Very simple. I have yet to master alot of techniques, but it sure is fun trying! I used glimmer mist, chipboard shapes and a PTI button and sentiment.

I've also found a wonderful challenge site called Stampin Sisters In Christ challenge thanks to my cyber friend Peggysue who is new to the DT. Way to go PS. This weeks challenge taken directly from the site:
Psalm 97:1 (one of the verses in the Verve stamp set above) says, "The LORD reigns, let the earth rejoice; let the oceans be glad." I'm sharing several verses with you today, but this is the one I've based this week's challenge on.


My Personal Challenge to each of you is to have an attitude of PRAISE this week!!

My Card Challenge is to show the "earth rejoicing"... flowers blooming, oceans roaring, trees bursting with fruit, mountains and hills 'clapping'... whatever comes to mind for you as long as your card or project shows the earth rejoicing.

New Cricut Cart....

If you haven't see it yet, you gotta take a look at this festive cart!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Card #4 WCMD

My next card take me to India. I googled some Indian art and greeting cards. Oh how I wold love an Indian body art stamp. That henna body painting is amazingly beautiful. The craft is truly an art form in itself.

I found this picture looking at google images and thought why not use it as part of a greeting card. I added some jewels and a sentiment and love how it turned out.

Thanks again for stopping by and Happy WCMD!

Card #3 WCMD

Card #2 for WCMD

Happy WCMD!

Hope you are creating along today!
Be sure to check out all the blogs on the WCMD Blog Tour and check out all the amazing creations from all over the world!

This is my first card of the day.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Anniversary Blog Candy!

Yesterday was the last day to comment for my blog candy, thanks to all who stopped by and posted. has spoken and Belinda is my winner. Contact me with your name and address and I'll get your package out to you. Thanks again!

Hello crafting friends. I have some fun stuff to share with you today. My husband and I are celebrating our Anniversary this week. August 29th we will be married 17 years but have been together even longer. I've added one item for each year we have been together to a mailing box. One lucky winner will be winning all of this!

What is all of this you ask...
12X12 Paper Pad by K & Co.
K& Co 13 piece stamp set
Glitter Chipboard letters
to/from cuttlebug folder
Birthday Anniversaries cuttlebug folder
Birds and Swirls Cuttlebug folder
Making Memories 4 packs Garden Party embellies
Making Memories Jigsaw alphabet
Making Memories ribbon words
Making Memories ribbon charms
Making Memories brads
3 packs of Martha Stewart stickers
2 packages mini marks rub ons
3spools offray ribbon
Chunky stamps
2 yards crafts ribbon
Inkadinkado clear stamps Heartful of Love
Inkadinkado clear stamps Gemstone Birds
Papertrey Ink button assortment sample pack (including the newly released colors for August!)

Just wanted to add a note to follow my blog at the very top there is a follow blog icon. You have to be logged into your blog account to follow or copy and past the url into your google reader. HTH!

The deets:
First, if your not already become a follower of my blog.
Second, link this post to your blog to share with all your friend.
And lastly post a comment with a link back to your blog.
Then I'll draw a lucky winner with on September 29th.

Thank for stopping by and good luck!