Sunday, December 30, 2012

Jumbo Sticky Rounds

Jumbo Sticky Rounds #127852 $4.95
These round sticky disks have been a God-send!!!!  The Sticky strip material does not punch out with the punches...and I'm too lazy to get my Big Shot out....these are perfect.  You just slap them down on paper, and take your ribbon or fabric strips and start twisting them's a small one on my Altered Book page we will be doing next week!!!


We made these at Melinda's at our Christmas get together.  Phyllis brought them....Great Tags!!!!

Here's 2 more sets of earrings that I  made.  For the green ones, I will be making a matching watch band!!! 

Here are some Pork Chops I made a few weeks ago...Yummy recipe!!!
Honey Garlic Pork Chops
1/4 C. lemon juice
1/4 C. honey
2 Tbl. soy sauce
1 Tbl. apple juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 boneless center cut lean pork chops
in a small bowl, combine lemon juice, honey, soy sauce, apple juice, and garlic.  Place pork in a shallow baking dis, pour marinade over.  Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.  preheat grill to medium high.  Remove pork from marinade.  In a small sauce pan, heat remaining marinade over medium heat to a simmer.  Grill pork 15-15 minutes, turning once and basting with marinade.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Animal Talk

Animal Talk Wood #126390 $26.95, Clear # 126392 $18.95
I just fell in love with this Animal set when it came out in the catalog in July!!!!  What's not to love!!!!  So much fun that you can do with it!!! 

These were the little treat favors that I made for our Inkslingers Christmas Party. Simple but fun!!!  used a paper towel roll.

Theresa made these for everyone...they hold our small Paper Snips!!!! 

Unfortunatly...I couldn't find my single pictuure of the ornament I made....but it is the one on the right side of the page.  And the small one in the center is the one I made for our good friend Nancy.

This is the easiest Carrot Cake recipe you will ever find...and it is pretty good!!! 

Carrot Cake
Prepare 1 (18 oz) box of yellow cake mix per directions.  Stir in 1 C. grated carrots, 1/2 C. chopped pecans, and 1/2 C. raisins.  Pour into a large greased loaf pan.  Bake at 350F for 50-60 min.  Let cool and frost with cream cheese icing. 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Busy time of year!!!!

I am so sorry ...I haven't been posting much lately...have been busy finishing up Christmas presents.....I always do this... Start projects too late....but I did it...I finished up my Rag Dolls for the 2 little grandaughters!!!!  They really came out too cute!!!  I'm gonna use the pattern and make an out fit for the American Girl Dolls also, since they should fit!!! I also found this outfit I made a while back....

 So, now the girls have outfits to dress the dolls up in when they are here.....

Today was a blizzardy, snowy, cold day.....but I managed to finish up the dolls, make a small batch of frosted sugar cookies( my favorite!!!)  and the tree is finally done!!!  So I feel like I accomplished alot.  Tomorrow I  will get back to my normal routine....I had a great Pendent class last night (although Crystal Effects takes longer to dry then I remembered!!!)and tomorrow night is my Technique Club...then I am on vacation until January 2nd!!!!  Woo Hoo....time to play!!!  If anyone wants to get one last order in for the Holiday Catalog...I am placing one on December 26, so get it into me before then!!! 

Here's a great recipe for Carrot Pancakes!!! 
Morning Glory Pancakes
Preheat griddle to medium.  In a large bowl, perpare 2 cups "complete" buttermilk pancake mix per directions.  Stir in 2 carrots, finely grated, 1 C. chopped toasted walnuts, and 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut.  Pour about 1 C. batter onto oiled griddle.  Cook until tiny bubbles on surface begin to pop!  Using a large spatula, flip and cook other side.  Serve immediately with butter and warm maple syrup.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!! 

Friday, December 14, 2012

Stocking Stuffer Madness - Clearance Rack Updated - Stamps Included! Clearance Rack 2012

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Friday, December 7, 2012

Silicone Craft Sheet

Silicone Craft Sheet  #127853 $5.95
This is a must have, if you do alot of glueing.  Great for assembling embellishments...makes it sooo... easy!  Drop a dot of adhesive on sheet and both hands are free for assembly.  Let glue dry completely..and it just pops off...can use with all SU's glues....but I love what it does with Hot glue!!!!  Couldn't have made the holiday ornaments without it!!! Fun, Fun, Fun!!!!  I have 2 and keep the second one on my counter for my Heat Gun...don't have to worry about burning the counter!!!
Last night was my Altered Book Club...I love what everyone is doing in this group...This was the layout that most worked on....All About Me....or for the most part. That's what I love about this whole Club...if you need to deviate....that's OK....I'm lovin' seein'  all they are doing!!! 

Our Stampin Friends group, met for our Christmas get together this past Sunday...and we did Tags as our swap...this is mine....he came out cute!!!

And these are the tags I got in the swap....lots of great Tags!!!! 

We are a Miricle Whip/Mayonaise family...I love Mayo...Steven loves Miricle Whip....we also have the CoolWhip/Whipped Cream battle!!!  this recipe uses Miricle Whip...but it is really good....

Country-Style Potato Salad
3 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes (about 6 large) peeled, cut into 1" chunks
4 hard cooked eggs, divided
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 stalk celery, chopped
6 radishes, thinly sliced
2 TBL. sweet pickle relish
3/4 C. Miricle Whip Dressing
1 TBL. white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. paprika
Cook potatoes in boiling water 15 min.  Drain well.  Transfer to a large bowl, cool 5 min.  Chop 3 eggs.  Slice remaining egg.  Add chopped eggs, vegetables and relish to potatoes.  Mix lightly.  Mix dressing and vinegar, and add to potato mixture.  Sprinkle with paprika, and top with sliced eggs.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Easy Events

Easy Events Wood #116958 $32.95, Clear #123225 $24.95
This set always brings a smile to my is just so cute!!!  And so versatile!!!!  Whenever I have a new stamper at a workshop or class...and they ask what set they should start out with...I always want to take them to where they will get the most bang for their buck...and this is just the set for that....It covers so many different occasions, and can be broken apart, Image to Words.  And for that reason it's also great for long time stampers!!!! 

I got the bracelet to my necklace just have to do the earrings.....but my teddy Bear is calling me!!!  Check out my jewelry on my Etsy Shop  Maybe you will find that perfect Christmas Gift!!!!

Here are 2 more cards from October's Inkslingers swap....they were belated!!!  But great Fall cards....from Leatha and Naomi!!!!  Thanks gals!!!!

I made these for Octobers Dinner for 8....and they were a huge hit!!!!
Spinach Phyllo Roll-Ups
1 egg, beaten
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 C. crumbled Feta Cheese
1 tub (8oz) Garden Vegetable Cream Cheese
4 green onions, finely chopped
15 sheets frozen phyllo dough(14 X 9) thawed
1/3 C. butter, melted
Mix first 5 ingredients until well blended.  Brush dough lightly with butter.  Top with 2 more dough sheets, lightly brushing between layers.  Set remaining dough aside.  Spread 1/5 of spinach mix along one short side of dough stack.  Fold in long sides, roll up from one short side to make a log.  Repeat with remaining dough sheets, and spinach.  Brush with remaining butter.  Make small cuts in tops at 1" intervals. Place on baking sheet.  Bake in 375F oven for 25 min.  Cool 5, transfer to cutting board, and cut into slices with a serrated knife.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Friendship Preserves Bundle

Friendship Preserves Bundle Wood #129947 $40.95, Clear #129948 $36.95

I was so very happy to see that the new Spring Catalog...yes, I have my copy, you all should be getting yours mid-December!!!)  Well...I see that they are continuing the product bundles....,they are such a great deal!!!!  This one from the current Holiday Catalog is one of my favorite!!! 

When I cleaned out my craft room...I found a ton of Craft will be making them this is a primitive patchwork potpourrie doll.  I think she will be a Christmas present!!!

I started work on Cubbie, the Kodiac Bear Cub that I am making.  Got him all laid out and cut, just started sewing him up!!!!  I love watching their personalities develop!!!! 

We seem to be on a Pork kick lately....but I have found some of the most lovely recipies!!!!  This one also uses the carrots that we've also been eating alot of!!!

Pork Stir-Fry
Stir-fry 4 carrots, sliced, and 1 Cup snow peas in 1 TBL. oil for 4 min.  Add 3/4 lb. sliced boneless pork tenderloin.  Stir-fry for 3 min.  Stir in 2 Tbl. lime juice and 3 Tbl. Hisin sauce.  Top with sliced scallions!!!  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!! 

Monday, November 26, 2012

You're Amazing

You're Amazing - Wood #126720 $30.95, Clear #126722 $22.95
This was one of the sets that we got at Convention this year.....I love the Happy Birthday....and You're Amazing stamps.....just ordered the ticket will have that to use with the tickets!!!

Been working on some Christmas's my latest necklace...a little different from what I usually do...but I like I'm working on the bracelet to go with it!!!

OOPPSSS....another Halloween goody treat bag!!!!  I keep finding them!!!  This one was exceptionally cute!!!

I made these last month for a dinner we went to ..and they gobbled them all up!!!

Cream Cheese-Bacon Crescents
1 tub(8 oz.) Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread
3 slices bacon,cooked, crumbled
2 cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Heat oven to 375F.  Mix cream cheese and bacon untill well blended.  Separate each can of dough into 8 triangles.  Cut each triangle in half lengthwise.  Spread dough with cream cheese.  Roll up starting at short side of triangle.  Place point side down on baking sheet.  Bake 12-15 min.  Serve warm.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Festive Paper-Piercing Pack

Sometimes adding just a little bit of texture to your just what is needed!!!  I'm lovin' the Paper-Piercing Packs They give my projects just that little bit of extra umph!!!  A little hard to see in the photo...but these work with the Window Frame, Holiday Ornament, and Labels Framelit Dies.  Just poke away!!! 
Ornament Class on Monday night was a hit...they all came out so nice....I pre-cut all the ornaments, and so everyone just had to stamp and assemble....They are time consuming....but come out so nice. 

Here's some Fall cards....I think they were from one of our Stamping get togethers' over the past few months.  Love all the rusts and browns!!!! 

This is the recipe that comes with the Stampin' Up! Cookie is yummy!!!  A few of you have asked me for it, If you come to some of my events...I sometimes have these to eat!!!

Sugared Shortbread
 1 C. Salted butter, softened
1/2 C. granulated sugar
1/2 C. powdered sugar
1  tsp. vanilla
1/4 C. cornstarch
1 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350F.  Cream butter, 1/2 C. sugars, beat until fluffy.  Add vanilla, cornstarch, and flour and mix well.  Dough should be soft, but not sticky, if sticky, add more flour. Roll dough into 1 1/4" balls, and roll in granulated sugar.  Place 3" apart on ungreased cookie sheet and press with Cookie Stamp.  Bake 15-17 min.  Very yummy!!!!  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Spooky Bingo Bits

Spooky Bingo Bits Wood #123911 $37.95, Clear #123946 $27.95
I know....Thanksgiving is in a week, and here I am still posting Halloween....I just had so much Halloween this year....I couldn't resist...I promise ... last one.  This is such a great set....I love all the little pieces...and there are some that can be used other times of the year!!!!

This was our Make-n-Take last night at Technique Club.  We were doing 2-Step Stamping, and Shimmer Paint....It's a little hard to see the shimmer, but in real life, it is a really striking card!!!  Sorry...I tried, and tried to get it scanned in straight...but just wouldn't go that way!!!  Uses the Evergreen set in the Holiday Catalog, and More Merry Messages in the regular catalog...this is a great set to have on hand when you go to make your Christmas cards...Sentiments and verses!!!
This is one of my favorite winter cards this year.  It uses the Snowflake Soiree set....I love snowflakes...and this is such a nice set to have on hand!!!!  I sponged the Platinum Shimmer Paint onto the stamps and easy...this was a show-n-tell at class last night.  You can't see the white snowflake in the scan...but it is raised up and a very nice embellishment. 
I also did a Show -n- Tell's hard to see the shimmer paint...but the flowers are all 2-Step and they really stand out using the Shimmer Paint!!!

Here's another great Chicken recipe!!!  We are lovin' chicken around here!!!
Tuscan Chicken Simmer
2 small boneless Chicken breasts
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/4 C. water
1/4 C. pesto
2 C. cherry tomatoes
1 C. shredded Italian cheese blend
Heat large saucepan sprayed with Pam on medium high heat.  Add chicken, cover skillet.  Cook 5 -7 min. on each side.  Remove chicken and keep warm.  Reduce heat to medium, add cream cheese, water, pesto, and tomatoes to skillet.  Cook, uncovered, 2 min.  Return chicken to skillet.   Cook and stir 1 min, until chicken is coated.  Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Spoon over hot fettuccine.  Enjoy, and Bon Apetit!!!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies

Window Frame Collection Framelits Die  #129021 $26.95
I'm lovin' ALL the Framelit Dies....The fact that you can stamp , then place your die and cut....makes it SOO... easy!!!  If you need any of them...

Stampin' Up has made some Single Stamps available until January 2...check it out here!!!  The Christmas Tree to the Lodge set is in the batch...great tree!!!! 

I ment to post this on here earlier...but Steven took the pictures off of my camera, instead of copying them...and then he lost them on his computer....He finally found them today!!!  The bunk beds came out so nice!!! 
And I couldn't forget Samuel....he has grown so much!!!  And here we have some of the Project Cards that we did at our Stamp Day at Abby's, this past month.

Nice assortment of Christmas Cards. 

We have been eating alot of Salads's a Radish Carrot on...pretty good!!! 

Radish Salad
Mix 3 carrots, grated, 6 radishes, grated, 1/3 C. golden raisins, and 2 scallions, chopped.  Toss with 1/3 C. sour cream, 1/2 tsp. lime zest, 1 Tbl. lime juice, and 4 tsp. honey.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit.!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Wicked Cool

Wicked Cool Wood # 118738 $19.95, Clear #120600 $14.95
I know....I'm a little late for Halloween...I just didn't get around to posting these!!!  I love this set, especially the feet!!!!  This is the Halloween decoration I made this year...can you guess where the idea came from...well, actually I saw it on Pinterest...but it sure is alot like those feet!!!
I had the kettle, found the tights at Joanne's, Noodles (legs) at Dollar Tree, broom at Michaels, and shoes at Salvation Army Thrift Store....used my coupons at the craft it didn't cost me much at all!!!! I need to get these in...guess Halloween is over...have all the other decorations down and Thanksgiving up!!!! 

Here's 3 more cards that were swap cards from last Sunday at Abby's....great winter cards!!!!  And finally a great appetizer...I love crab!!! 

Baked Crab Rangoon
1 can (6 oz.) white crabmeat, drained, flaked
4 oz.  cream cheese
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1/4 C. mayonaise
12 wonton wrappers
Heat oven to 350F.  Mix first 4 ingredients.  Place 1 won ton wrapper in each of 12 muffin cups sprayed with cooking spray.  Fill with crab mixture.  Bake 18-20 min.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric

Orchard Harvest Designer Fabric  #126915 $9.95
This is a little different from other Stampin' Up! fabric prints...but I'm lovin'  .... What should I make out of it???? 
This is the card I made for our Stamp Day Swap at Abby's house Sunday.....I was trying to make ole' Frosty dance a jig!!!  Look at Frosty go!!!!

And here are 3 cards that I got in the swap Sunday at Abby's. Good Fall cards!!!  The rest are all Christmas...will post tomorrow!!! 

Grand Little Pies
3/4 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C butter
1/2 C. chopped nuts
1 can refrigerated buscuits
1 can (21 oz.) apple, blueberry, or cherry pie filling
1-1 1/2 C. whipping cream
Heat oven to 350F.  In medium bowl, mix flour, brown sugar, and cinnamon.  With pastry blender, cut butter in until coarse crumbs. Stir in nuts.  Separate dough into 8 biscuits.  Split each biscuit in half to make 16 rounds.  With floured fingers, flatten eachto form 4" rounds.  Press each bicuit round in ungreased muffin cup.  Spoon pie filling into each biscuit cup.  sprinkle with 2 Tbl. flour mixture.  Bake 15-22 min.  Cool 5 min.  Remove from pan, and cool 10 min.  In small bowl, beat whip cream until stiff peaks and use to top pies.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!