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 Kits...so will be making them this winter....here 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 punch....so will have that to use with the tickets!!!

Been working on some Christmas presents....here's my latest necklace...a little different from what I usually do...but I like it....now 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 projects....is 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 Press....it 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 stamped....so 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 box...it'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 lately...here'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 store...so 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' it....now  .... 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! 

Friday, November 2, 2012

New Stampin' Up! Trimmer

The New Stampin' Trimmer • Product details: item 126889; $29.95 Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest! Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips. • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface. • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off. • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area. • A full 12" cutting and scoring track • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track. • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible. • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting. • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin. • Storage compartment under base • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Day of Gratitude

Day of Gratitude Wood #120835 $26.95, Clear#121148 $18.95
This just came...not sure what I'm gonna do with it...but I love it....such a good Thanksgiving set!!!!

 Let me get these on here before I forget...these are the Swaps from Inkslingers....Great cards!!!

Carol's Card....love the leaves!!!

I believe this is Theresa's card....great fall colors!!!

Cindy did this one..the leaf is beautiful!!!

And here is Linda's creation!!!

The sandals I ordered for the sun dress I made for the Dolls....finally came....and so here is my latest creation!!!  She came out cute!!!

Last night I stitched this up....I love having extra little handmade gifts to take when we go visiting during the holidays.....Great little ornament!!!

My stack of recipes is growing again...I love to try new recipes...this is a good dip recipe....
5-Layer Mexican Dip
1 can(15 1/2 oz.) refried black beans
1 Tbl. chilli powder
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1 C. sour cream
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese
3 green onions sliced
1/3 c. sliced black olives
1 tomatoe, chopped
Mix beans, chilli powder and cumin, spread in bottom of 9" pie plate.  Top with layers of remaining ingredients.  Refrigerate several hours.  Enjoy and Bon Apetit!!!