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!!!!