Thursday, September 27, 2012

Come to Bethlehem

Come to Bethlehem Wood #118732 $19.95, Clear #120591 $14.95
This is a great Christmas tells you what the season is all about...I love it!!!!  The words and fonts are so gentle!!!!  Add this one to your Christmas sets!!!  You can order it at  Click on Shop Now.

 These are the projects we made at this month's Stamper 10 Hostess Club.  Lovin' the Fall one!!!!  We are halfway thru this round...but I still have room for 2 more people...and if I get more...I can add another Club.  Let me know if you need info...or would like to join us...and yes...I do have long distance people in my Clubs....Ask me how!!!! 

Here is a great that the weather has turned colder...I'm thinkin' more on the lines of stews, chowders, soups, chilli's and casseroles!!!  Yummy!!!!

Bread Bowl Beef Stew
1 lb. lean boneless top sirloin steak, 3/4" thick
1 tsp. oil
3/4  tsp. garlic salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 (5/8) pkg. brown gravy mix
1 1/3 C. water
1 (15 oz.) can whole potates, drained, quartered
1 (9 oz.) pkg. frozen baby cut carrots, thawed, drained
1 1/2 C. frozen sweet peas, thawed, drained
1 C. canned whole onions, drained
1 (16.c oz.) can Refrigerated Buttermilk Biscuits
1- Heat oven to 350 F.  Grease eight (10 oz.) custard cups, or large muffin cups.
2- Trim fat from steak.  Cut lengthwise into 2-3 strips then crosswise into 1/2" thick slices
3- Heat oil in large skillet, over med-high heat until hot.  Add beef, cook until browned.  Add garlic salt, pepper, gravy mix and water.  Bring to a boil.  Add potatoes, carrots, peas, and onions.  Mix well.  Simmer 5 min.  Set aside.
4- Separate dough into 8 biscuits.  Press each biscuit to form a 5 1/2" into greased custard cup, press firmly.  Spoon about 3/4 cup of beef mixture into each cup.  
Bake at 35o F.  for 14 min.  Cover with foil, and bake an additional 8 min. until biscuits are golden brown.  Enjoy, and Bon Apetit!!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


#127539 $2.50
I have bags of these, but they aren't adhesive-backed like these are....I love these!!!!  You get 50 in the package.  These will make my life soo.... much easier...yours' also!!!!!

                           25 &  Counting Wood # 123792 $44.95, Clear # 123794 $ 32.95                                                                                  
I was asked to help out with a Panel Discussion at Regionals.  Not easy in front of 500 people.  This is the Stamp Set I got for helping out!!!  Love Stampin' Up!
  Yum!!!! these were my Hostess gifts for September!!!!  Filled with kisses!!! 
1/4" Sweater Trim
Time to do another Ribbon Sampler!!!  This one is a Sweater Ribbon Sampler....and you get 2 yards each of Cherry cobbler, Gumball Green, and Whisper White.  All for only $6.25.  I am making these up on an as needed give me a few days.  Shipping is extra!!!

Can't remeber if I posted any of these Carrot recipes...We have been on a Carrot kick here.  Rusty ...our Golden Retriever, was put on a severe diet by our vet....and he can eat as many carrots as he will....and since his food has been cut in half...he is very hungry ALL the we have been going thru carrots, like 6-10 lbs a week......and so we have been eating carrots also, since they are in the fridge!!!  Here is one of my favorite ones!!! It is for Carrot Fries...yes...they are delicious...and very good for you!!

Carrot Shoestring Fries
Cut 10 trimmed, and peeled carrots into long, shin slices.  Toss with 3 T. canola oil, 1 T sugar, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper.  Spread in a baking pan.  Cook at 425F for 20 min.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!

Oh...and one more picture of the little one!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Bells & Boughs

Wood # 120831 $19.95 Clear # 120591 $14.95
This set was new a few years ago, in the Holiday Mini....I love the look...kinda Vintage....couldn't find any of my samples.....I must have given them all away.  Sorry!!!!

I posted about a month ago that I had won a Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! thru an on-line contest they did at Convention.  I didn't hear from them, and found out the the gal that should have shipped it, it showed up  this week.   This alphabet was used alot at Convention, and I just fell in love with it. 

I had also asked people to comment on what set I might one guessed correctly, so I put all who posted, names in a hat, and picked Phyllis Parker's name.  Phyllis, won some Valentine Rub-Ons and Yellow Orgundy Ribbon!!!  Enjoy!!!!
 Haven't posted any cards in a's a fall Thank You, I cased from the Holiday Catalog.....Love the Fall colors!!!! 

Also my stack of recipes is getting out- of- hand!!! This was one a made a few weeks ago...but it was really good!!!!
Jamaican Pork & Mango Stir-Fry
1 (1lb) pork tenderloin
2 T. Olive Oil
1 T. Caribbean jerk seasoning
1 med. mango, peeled & chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2/3 c. orange juice
2 tsp. cornstarch
1/4 c. green onions, sliced
Trim fat from pork.  Cut pork into thin strips.  In a large skillet, heat oil, over med. high heat.  Add pork and seasoning blend, stir fry 2 min.  Add mango and red bell pepper. stir fry 2 min.  Blend orange juice, cornstarch until smooth.  Add to skillet.  Cook and stir 2 min.  until sauce is clear and thickened.  Stir in green onions.  Enjoy and Bon Appetit!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit

#126914  $ 7.95

Lovin' the Googlies Kit....The tags are wonderful, and the glassine bags are so much fun to decorate!!!!  Order yours today.  It's so easy to order online!!!!  Stay tuned...I have a ton of projects coming up using this Kit!!!! 
  Was so busy last week with the new baby and little granddaughters...I didn't get to post anything from Regionals in Denver.  These are the Make-n-Takes that we did....Not sets I would have chosen...but I love what they can need to re-think that!!!!  Very collagie!!!

This recipe, is from my friend Phyllis....I love it...made it the other night...and then she had it for our get together on is so yummy, and easy!!!! 
Taco Soup
Brown 1 lb. hamburger, drain.  
Add chopped onion....depends on how strong for quantity.
Add the following:
1 can chopped tomatoes
1 can pinto beans(drained)
1 can red beans ()drained)
1 can sliced black olives
1 can corn
1 small can gree chillies
1 pkg. ranch dressing mix
1 pkg. taco seasoning
1 can chicken or beef boullion
1 8oz. pkg. cream cheese
Simmer all day in crock pot or can be heated quickly once hamburger is cooked.  Top with cheese and tortilla chips.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Snow Swirled

Wood #111690 $24.95, Clear #127799 $ 17.95
This set has been around for a long you can tell by my Wood Mount set....but I love it.  It makes such beautiful Christmas cards....

Looked around and found some older samples using this set....even the very simple one looks great!!!  And you need simple when you are doing lots of Christmas cards!!!!
This is one of the projects we will be making at my World Card Making Day Event on Saturday, October 6, from 1:00-4:00. Great little gift card holder for Christmas!!!!
Also don't forget the  3D Punched Art Class, that is being held on Saturday, September 22 at 12:30-4:30.  The deadline to sign-up is Wednesday, Sept. that I can get everything cut and together!!!!  This is a great class to get in the mood for the upcoming Holidays!!!!

I'm not sure if I posted this in the past...but have had lots of you ask me for this here goes, maybe again!!!!  it is easy, but!!!

Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 pkgs. Red Velvet Cake Mix(2-layer size)
1 pkgs. (3.9 oz) Chocolate Instant Pudding Mix
1 pkg. 8-oz Cream Cheese
1/2 c. butter
1 pkg. (16 oz.) powdered Sugar
1 c. Cool Whip

Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package, ro 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups.  Cool.  Meanwhile beat cream cheese and butter in a large bowl until well blended.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Whisk in Cool Whip.  I piped my frosting on with a pastry bag...looked very professional!  Enjoy and Bon Apetite.  

Finished up another pair of earrings, these have a matching necklace.  They can be seen at my Etsy Shop.... .  I think I've caught pics of the baby....
Baby Samuel!!!  He's a keeper!!!


Thursday, September 13, 2012


So sorry I haven't posted all week...We ended up last minute having our 2 little grandaughters while our daughter had our 1st grandson....and I just haven't been able to get to the computer.  He was born on September something fun to celebrate on this day.  Will post pictures, and get back to posting tomorrow!!!!  For now...this is one tired grandma...and I am going to bed early!!!!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Toxic Treats

Wood # 127898 $28.95, Clear # 127901 $20.95
I love this set....but I love Halloween....there is just so much you can do with it.....If you need a good, all purpose, Halloween can't go wrong with this one.

Finally...I had time to work on my Altered Book....Here is my front cover.....although I had to change it up...big faux pas on my part....after I got it all done, and was so proud of it...I realized,,,I did it upside down...yes, the inside is upside I had to take it all apart, and re adjust it...then as I was spritzing it with ink, it slipped and I spilled it all over it....Quick wipe down...but it actually looks pretty good!!! But I guess I need to quit while I'm ahead....wanted to work on the --inside front cover...but realized that the paper I had ordered...that I thought I had...I didn't need to go order it.

Busy day trying to get things wrapped up, I'm going to Stampin' Up! Regionals up in Denver tomorrow, with my Downline Karen, and Paula....and they called yesterday, and asked it I would help with one of the have been prepairing for that....then Sunday is my Craftin' Free for had to make sure I had my Make-n-Take and MDS presentation all together....Check on all of that.  Then on Monday....Alli is going in to see if they can turn the baby, and I will have the little girls,and on Tuesday, depending on what happens on Monday, she will be induced or have a C-section.  So, we will have our 2 littlest grandaughters for the week...And our new Grandson, Samuel, by Tuesday..I think I need to go to the grocery store and the Dollar Store to pick up more supplies!!! 

Last Baked potato recipe....I don't usually like to use Velvetta Cheese...too processed for me...but this is so creamy and yummy!!!!
Twice Baked Potatoes with Velvetta and Red Pepper
4 baking potatoes
1/2 c. milk
1/4 lb. Velvetta Cheese, cubed
1/2 c. chopped red peppers
Heat overn to 400F.  Prick potatoes with fork, and bake 1 hour.  Reduce temp to 350f.  Cut a slice off of the top of each potatoe and discard.  Scoop out potatoe, into medium bowl, leaving a 1/8 " shell.  Beat potatoes with mixer 1 min.  Add Milk and Velvetta, beat till fluffy.  Spoon back into shells and top with Red pepper.  Place in shallow baking dish.  Bake 20 more min.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!! 

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Jolly Jingles

# 120864 $8.50
If you want a stamp that will do double duty....word wheels are the way to go....I love Jolly can wheel it out onto gift bags, wrapping paper, scrapbook pages....or you can use your Stampin' Write Markers, and pick out one of the 16 different word/phrases, yes 16.....that makes for one versitile stamp!!!!

I don't think I posted these....these are the cards we did at my Stamp-a-Stack last month.  We made 10 cards with envelopes, 5 differerent designs, all for $15.  I will have a Christmas Stamp a Stack on Sunday, October 21, starting at 12:30.  We will be making 25 different cards.  Cost will be $20.00....such a deal.  Due to pre-order...I need paid registration by 10/14/12. 

 Steven and I love Brownies...but with just the 2 of us at home....a box mix makes way too much!!!  We would eat the whole thing in no time...and we would both weigh in at 400 lbs each!!!!  I found this Pampered Chef recipe, and you make it in their little Bar Pan...and it is just the  right amount.  Made it for my birthday...and then when everyone showed up at our door...I major panicked....we would have each gotten a 1 inch square....fortunately Steven had other goodies....

Easy Fudge Brownies
2/3 C. sugar
1/4 c. butter, melted
1 egg
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/8 tsp. salt
3/4 c. semi sweet chocolate chips, divided
1/2 c. chopped walnuts divided
Preheat Oven to 350F.  Spray Small bar Pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Combine sugar, melted butter, egg and vanilla in small bowl, mix well.  Combine flour, cocoa powder, and salt in another small bowl.  Add to first bowl, whisk till smooth.  Stir 1/4 c. chocolate chips and walnuts into batter.  Spread batter evenly in 
pan. Bake 18-20 min.  Remove to cooling rack.  Immediately sprinkle remaining chocolate chips over hot brownies.  Let stand until softened then spread evenly...sprinkle with nuts.  Cool completely, thne cut.  12 brownies.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper

#126906 $10.95
Sorry...been using this paper like crazy...didn't have full sheets of it all....I think the reason I love this Halloween paper so much, is because it's more just good Fall colors!!!!  And I Love Fall!!!!!
Got lots done today, so had some time to play, and finished up this cute gift box for Halloween....did I mention how much I love FALL.....

OK...let's do one more baked potato recipe....

Twice-Bakes Potatoes with Sour Cream and Onion
4 baking potatoes
1/2 c. milk]
1/2 c. sour cream
4 sliced green onions
Heat oven to 400F.  Prick potatoes with fork and bake 1 hour.  Reduce temp to 350F.  Cut thin slice from top of potato, discard top, scoop out center into a bowl, leaving 1/8" thick shell.  Beat potatoes 1 min, add milk and sour cream, beat until fluffy.  Spoon into shells, top with in shallow baking dish.  Bake 20 more min.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Snow Much Fun

Wood # 122560 $27.95, Clear # 122562 $19.95
You have to have at least one set of Snowmen stamps in your Christmas stamps.....They are just so useful!!!!  I love this set!!!!  I have a Christmas swap coming up later this month...and thought I'd do something I used this set, and made snow globes!!!!  Fun!!!!

Today has been a kinda day off...been puttering at a little of this and a little of that.....Back to the real world tomorrow. 
 Thought I'd deviate from my typical jewelry style, and made this typewriter key bracelet the other came out really good.