Monday, December 30, 2013

Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon

132135 Cherry Cobbler 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon  $10.95  10 yds. red ...I just love Cherry Cobbler....and this ribbon is rich.....nice and thick!!!!  Use it for cards...or decorating....

These were the cards we did at this months stamper's 10....You can be a part of this fun group.....either joining us on the 1st Friday of each month...or as a long distance would get a turn at being hostess...and samples of the cards we do, in turn for a minimum $15 order each month....
Here's some pictures of what I think were swaps from our last group get together!!!  great cards!!!!  

Grilled Vegetables Italian Style
Assorted vegis: Zucchini, Eggplant, peppers, tomatoes, 
Olive Oil
Balsamic Vinegar
Prepare enough Marinade to cover your vegis:
Put olive oil in saucepan.  Add salt to taste.  Chop 4 cloves garlic in large chunks.  Mince thyme, rosemary, very fine...and add only a small amount of rosemary, and a little more thyme.  Simmer until garlic gets a bit of color.  Remove from heat.  Add chopped basil.  Slice vegis into large chunks so that they don't fall into grill.  Half tomatoes and seed them.  Coat everything with marinade.  Reserve rest of marinade.  Grill until tender, keep flipping!!!!  Drizzle a bit of balsamic iver.  Grind some fresh pepper on top.  Serve over Pasta, or alongside meat.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!!  

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

In-Color 2013-2015 Cardstock

I love this years selection of In-Color Cardstock colors...check them out on my web site  They are YUMMY!!!!

This is the card I did for the swap for this month's Stamp day.....Love that bow die!!!!!
Here are some of the Fall Swaps I got at the stamp group this month....Love all the fall colors!!!!

Chicken Crescent Roll Casserole
2 (8 oz) crescent dinner roll tubes
1 (10 3/4 oz) cream of chicken soup
3/4 C. grated cheddar cheese
1/2 C. table cream
4 oz. cream cheese
4 TBL. butter
1/2-1 tsp garlic powder
1/3 C. onion, finely chopped
2 large cooked chicken breasts finely chopped
1/2-3/4 C. finely grated cheddar cheese
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1-4 tbl. mayonaise
1-2 C. grated cheddar cheese
Set oven to 350 F.  Butter casserole dish.  In a saucepan, mix cream, 3/4 C. cheese, and chicken soup.  Heat just until cheese melts.  In a bowl, mix softened cream cheese, butter until very smooth.  Add garlic powder.  Add chopped chicken, onion, and cheese.  mix well.  Add in 2 TBL. mayo or cream.  Season with salt and pepper.  Unroll crescent rolls.  Place 1 heaping TBL. chicken mixture on each crescent, and roll up..  Drizzle bottom of dish with small amount of soup mix.  Place crescent rolls on top, Drizzle with remaining sauce.  top with cheese.  Bake for 30 min.  Enjoy and Bon Appetite!!!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Harvest of Thanks

I absolutely love this set....and the fact that we have framelits to use with it....makes it even better.


This is the other card we did at Stamper's 10 this past month...I love the simplicity of it!!!!..

Chicken Style Stew and Dumplings
1 TBL butter
3 TBL olive oil
1 onion chopped
2 cloves garlic minced
1/2 C. flour
4 C. vegi stock
2 C. water
2 stalks celery, slices
1 C. chopped carrots
1/2 small green cabbage, chopped
2 medium potatoes cubed
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 tsp tarragon
1/2 tsp. thyme
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 stp pepper
8 oz. chicken strips
2 C. flour
1 tsp. salt
3 tsp
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 C. milk
1tsp white vinegar
3 TBL oil
In a large stockpot melt butter and olive oil.  Add onions and cook a few min.  Add garlic and cook till fragrant.  Add 1/2 C. flour and stir, heating till it forms a paste.  Add stock and water.  Add rest of stew ingredients and bring to a boil.  Cover and cook about 30 min.  To prepare dumplings, combine drey ingredients, and oil in a food processor.  Pulse until oil is incorporated.  Stir milk and vinegr together and add to food processor.  Pulse until it forms a ball.  Knead dough on floured surface until no longer sticky.  Form dough by spoonfulls into balls, add to simmering soup.  Cover and cook 10-15 min.  Yummy ...Bon Apetite!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween to all!!!!

Just a note to say "HI" to everyone...Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween.  We always do a family Chilli Dinner....Spice cake with cream cheese frosting is all made, slaw is chillin' in the fridge, and chilli is bublin' away on the stove.  Just need to make the corn bread!!!!  Then we wait for the Trick or Treaters...last year we didn't have nay....will see what this year brings!!!!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

In Color Ink Refills

Don't forget to get your Ink Refills when you get your pads....especially these new foam pads, they really like to be hydrated!!!!  Here in Colorado, we have to do it often!!!! 

I was looking for a card to do for your Fall/Halloween swap and happened across this cute little guy....thought...oh, he will be simple.  Maybe for one or 2 cards....but I had to do 16....thought it would never get done!!!!  but he is so cute!!!  

And here is the card we did as our Project during Stamp Day....I love-love-love the colors!!!!

We had Sloppy Joes last go-to dinner.  I love Sloppy Joes...and always have all the ingredients on hand!!!!

Sloppy Joes
1 lb. ground beef
1/4 C/ chopped onion
1/4 C. chopped green pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp mustard
3/4 C. ketchup
3 tsp. brown sugar
In a medium skillet, over medium heat, brown the ground beef, onion and peppers.  Drain off liquids.  Stir in garlic powder, mustard, ketchup, and brown sugar.  mix thoroughly.  Reduce heat and simmer 30 min.  Season with salt & pepper.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Sweater Weather DSP

Sweater Weather DSP # 132184 $10.95

Those of you that know me...know I love anything FALL!!!!  And this paper is so Fallish!!!!  Have been getting caught up on classes...but as soon as I can...I'm using this paper!!!!

These were the card projects that we did at this month's Stamper's 10....simple but I love the top one!!!

I love Salmon...this is a great recipe!!!!

Baked Salmon with Tomatoes, Spinach & Mushrooms
4 Salmon fillets(1 lb.)
2 C.  chopped fresh spinach leaves
1 C. sliced mushrooms
1 tomato, chopped
1/3 C sun-dried tomato dressing
Heat oven to 375F.  Place fish, skin side down in 13 x 9-inch baking dish, that has been sprayed with cooking spray.  Combine remaining ingredients, spoon over fish.  Bake 20-25 min. 
 Enjoy and Bon Apetite!

Friday, October 4, 2013

2012-2014 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads

2012-2014 In Colors
I can't decide which In-Colors set I like best...last years were darker colors....more primary.....I love them both!!!!

This was last months swap I did for Stamp Group. Love the Moon glow!!!!  Halloween is such a fun time to stamp for!!!!  I'm working on this weeks Stamper's 10 Club projects, I will post those after Friday!!!!

Stuffed Chicken Breasts
1 14-1/2 oz can Italian style diced tomatoes
1-1/4 C.  shredded Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 C. chopped fresh basil
1 pkg. (6 oz.) Stuffing mix for Chicken
8 small boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/3 C. Roasted Red Pepper Italian and Parmesan Dressing
Heat Oven to 350 F.  Mix tomatoes, 1/2 C. cheese, and basil in a med bowl.  Add stuffing mix, stir just until moistened.  Place 2 Chicken breasts in large freezer weight plastic bag, pound with meat mallet or side of heavy can, until chicken is 1/4 inch thick.  Remove from bag, place top side down on cutting board.  Repeat with rest of chicken. Spread chicken with stuffing mixture.  Starting at 1 narrow end, tightly roll up each breast.  Place seam side down in 13 x 9 - inch dish.  Drizzle with dressing.  Bake 40 min.  or until done.  Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bake 5 more min. until melted.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Magnificent Maple

Magnificanebt Maple Wood-131868 $9,95
Those of you that know me...know I love Fall...leaves, color, smells, name this set is just perfect.  I'm using it for This month's Stamper 10.

These were the 2 projects we did this month at Stamper's 10....Love the little bag...and yes, we do sell the bags....great for gifts, or at the dinner table on Thanksgiving....Put a few slips of paper adn a pencil and everyone can write out what they are thankful for!!!  Put them all in a bowl, and have the kids read them out....

Not Your Grandma's Fruit Salad

  1. Slice up some fruit
  2. Squeeze a few limes
  3. drizzle with honey and mix.  
Enjoy and Bon Apetite!

Friday, August 30, 2013

In Color 2013-2015 Classic Stamp Pads

2013-2015 In Color Pads...$5.95 each 
I am in love with this years In-Colors...they are all just so very yummy...... Let's see we have Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantalope, and Baked Brown Sugar...the foody ones that you will be eating in your Coastal summery is that!!!!!

This is my August Technique Clubs project.  We did a technique called Triple Time Stamping....very elegant yet easy to make card!!!!  Hardest part is cutting the paper!!!!  Our September technique will be me if you's like to join us...This class is filling up fast, if it gets to full, I may be adding a second offering!!!

It's summer, and HOT, and time for easy, cool recipes....Her is a super yummy dessert!!!!

Oreo Icebox Cake
90 Oreo Cookies (Original or Double Stuff)
3 (12 oz) tubs of cool Whip, thawed
1 1/2 -2 cups milk
Chocolate Sauce, if desired
Dip 30 Oreo cookies in milk, one by one, and lay flat in a 9 x 13 pan.
Spread one tub of Cool Whip over cookies, repeat this process 2 more times, finishing with Cool Whip on top.  
If desired drizzle with choclolate sauce and crushed Oreos.
Cover and chill for 6 hours or overnight.  Yummy...Bon Apetite!!!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon

1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon 132140 $7.95  5 yds.
Those of you that know me...know that I love shabby chic', and earthy this ribbon is just for me!!!  It is a nice weight, and the ends are it won't frey!!!!  I love it!!!

Here are some cards that we did a while back for a Yellow Swap with RMI....Love yellow!!!

Here's a yummy summer-time dessert!!!  

Mai Tai Cocktail Pie
1- Refrigerated Pie crust, softened
2 C. Mango Sorbet, softened
1C. coconut sorbet, softened
2 containers(6 oz) Pina Colada Yogurt
Heat oven to 450F.  Place pie crust in 9" pie plate.  Press crust into plate.  Bake 9-11 min.  Coll 1 hour. Mix sorbets, yogurt until blended.  Spoon into crust.  Freeze uncovered until firm.  Let stand at room temp 10 min before cutting.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

New Color Coach

With the change in colors this past catalog.....this is a great tool to have on hand!!!!  I love mine, and come up with combinations that I didn't think would work...but the swatches are big enough for you to actually see them!!!

I'm not sure where these came from...I think they were Inkslinger projects from a while back....I have a huge stack of projects on my desk!!!!  Will work on getting more out to everyone!

Here's a great little Pork Chop recipe....we don't have them often in our house...but when we do, I like them to be moist!!!!

Rosemary-Dijon Pork Chops & Oven Potatoes Dinner
1 lb. potatoes (about 3 small) cut into 1" cubes
1/4 C/ Italian Dressing
4 bone-in pork chops(1-1/2lb.)  1/2 inch thick
4 tsp.  Dijon mustard
1/2 cup Shake & Bake for pork
1/4 tsp dried rosemary leaves crushed
2 C.  hot, cooked baby carrots
Heat oven to 375F.  Toss potatoes with dressing in a glass bowl.  Microwave on high 7 min.  Spread chops with mustard.  Mix coating mix with rosemary. Dip chops in and turn over to evenly coat.  Place in center of foil-lined 15X10" pan, surround with potatoes.  Bake 30 min.  serve with carrots.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

New Color Cardstock & Pad Kit

Yumm...the new colors are just so yummy.....did you notice lots of them have foody type names!!! You can order the add on colors...Yeah!!!!

Here's some cards from an Inkslingers swap a while ago....can ya tell what our theme was...PURPLE!!!!

These cookies are to die for...When we have company, and do Ice Cream...these are yummy to serve with it!!!

Mint Candy Filled Cookies

1 roll sugar cookie dough
3/4 cup chopped Andie's Mints
2 1/4 C. powdered sugar
1/4 C butter
1-2 drops green food coloring
2-3 Tbl. milk
24 Ande's Mints
Heat oven to .  Break up cookie dough, and stir in chopped candy.  Shape into balls and place 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 min.  Cool 1 min.  Remove from sheet and cool completely.  In small bowl combine frosting ingredients.  Spread on each cookie. Cut Ande's in half and garnish cookie with 2 halves.  Yummm!!!  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Create a Cupcake

Create a Cupcake- Wood # 128520 $22.95, Clear #121982 $16.95
Hmm...I started this 2 weeks ago, before we were evacuated....think I should work on finishing it.  WE are safely back in our home.  But the fire had  hot spots that were within a mile of the we are still all packed up and ready to go.  Not a fun way to to live.....but you have to try and live life as normally as possible.  The dogs are so stressed out.....

Here are some cards we did at last month's stamp day...I need to get my butt in gear as we meet again Sunday....Have my swap almost done, and my project proto is done, jsut need to gather supplies!!!!   Our theme last month was summer, and these are petty summery cards!!!

Here's a fun recipe, for a great lunch item.....I love fancy sandwiches....mainly because I usually have the ingredients on hand.
Ham and Cheese Crescent Roll-Ups
1 can crescent dinner rolls
8 thin slices cooked ham
4 shin slices Cheddar cheese, cut into 4 strips each.
Heat oven to 350 F.  Separate dough into 8 triangles.  Place 1 piece of ham on each triangle, place 2 strips of cheese down center of ham.  Fold in edges of ham to match dough shape.  Roll up each crescent enting at tip of triangle.  place tip side down on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 15-19 min.  Remove from sheet immediatly.  Serve warm.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

I'm Back.....

Sorry about the delay...we are finally back in our home.....I'm sure you have all seen pictures of the's one more of west of us.

Some very scary stuff.  The fire came less then a mile from our home....they are still watching that area.  The sky looks like it is about to open up...I sure hope so as that would really help things!!!!  Say a prayer for Colorado.  WE have so many friends that have lost everything....483 homes lost in all, and 2 dead, they couldn't get out quick enough.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Fires Everywhere.....

I apologize for not posting...we are on evacuation notice for the will probably not be back till that passes....say a prayer for Colorado....Black Forest in particular.

Friday, June 7, 2013

Make A Wish

Make a Wish, Wood  #131928 $23.95, Clear #129222, $17.95

Love the Make a Wish font!!!  This is a great set to have on hand for those last minute birthday cards that are always coming up!!!!

Told ya it was a cute font....this is a card we are doing tonight for Stamper's 10....great little birthday card!!!

I wanted to share a card one of my Downline, Sharon Ayres sent me this past week. We do a monthy swap...and this is May's!!!  Love the simplicity of it!!!

Wanted to share a recipe...when I first saw this on Facebook....I thought...naa....this can's work....but I was intrigued...and tried it...and it does, an it is so simple....

Pineapple Cake
Box of Angel Food Cake Mix
20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice.
Combine just these 2 ingredients.., It's gonna froth and foam...that's OK....turn it into a 9 x 13" pan...bake at 350 for 30 muinutes....Voila...That's it...yummy, simple cake!!!  Enjoy, and Bon Apetite!!!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
#129378 $7.95
I am so glad that this folder made it into the new catalog...there is just so much you can do with it!!!!
Here's a card I did using the folder a while back....I love the way it looks when you sand the paper!!!

Man ...I've been on a roller coaster this past few weeks. Early last week, I was doing an upgrade of My Digital Studio. It was taking forever....and so I left it running, and forgot about it... Well, that night we had a power failure.....we never have power failures. When I got back on the computer the next morn....The Icon on my desktop had changed...and when I clicked on it....It said the program had been corrupted. Started looking for the program to see if it was just the desktop part that was messed up ....or the actual program...and couldn't find it anywhere. Steven spent the next day luck...Then I called SU, the gal I talked to said to just reinstall it....No not going there...I had to do that 2 years ago when my hard drive crashed...and it took me 6 months to get all the downloads back on....I was in tears, I have hundreds more downloads then I did she said she would get an IT person to call me....2 days later, they finally called....and pretty much said the same thing, after having me do everything I had already done. So today was re-install day....But just as I was about to hit the button....I thought of one last place to look...and guess was there....I have never been happier.....Then I had to reinstalll that update that caused all this....and I jumped the gun.....It installed...but none of my downloads were there.....I was I started the long task of doing over 700 downloads.....but I was having a problem with getting the first one to go all the way...and when I checked the was were more and more downloads...I guess it's still putting them into the program.... The new extra hard drive comes this week...and the whole thing will be updated monthly!!!! I am not going thru this again.  So if you have wondered where I have been..that is what i have been dealing with.....This week is pre -garage sale stuff, and next weekend is the garage sale....then things should get back to normal!!!  

Here is the card I did for the Manly Swap for my stamp group meeting this past the colors....

And these are some cards I got from the swap, love the colors on the Red and Black one....and again...the last one uses the honeycomb embossing folder!!!  

This week is also my Garage Sale/open very busy time.  Lovin' spending some quiet time with my wonderful friends as they drop by!  

Here's a good corn casserole recipe...I doubled it for Easter...and it was way too a single casserole is good for a good sized crowd or family!!!

Cheesy Corn Casserole
1(15 1/4 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (14 3/4 oz) can cream style corn
1 (8 oz) package Jiffy corn muffin mix
1 C. sour cream
1/2 C. butter, melted
1 1/2 C. shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 F.  In a large bowl, stir the 2 cans of corn, muffin mix, sour cream, and melted butter.  Pour into greased 9 X 13 inch casserole dish.  Bake for 45 min.  Remove from oven and top with cheese. Return to oven for 5-10 min, until cheese is melted....Let stand at least 5 min, then serve warm.  

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Baby Tees

Baby Tees  #118621  $8.50
Love, love, love this is big enough so that when you roll out the tee' can cut them out and use them as embellishments...Since Onsies were the theme of my daughters baby shower....this was perfect!!!

Here's a card my good friend Paula sent me this past month....Love the colors!!!

Time for a recipe, These were really yummy!!!
4 c. cubed Yukon Gold potatoes
3 Tbl. olive oil
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp paprika
1 tsp pepper
4 Tbl. Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 425 F.  Place cubed potatoes into a baking dish, that has bee sprayed with cooking spray.  Pile on the olive oil garlic salt, salt, paprika, pepper and Parmesan cheese.  Mix well.  Put dish in oven and bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from oven and toss potatoes.  Bake for another 15-25 min until golden and crispy.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!!  We had these with our ham for Easter Dinner....very good!!! 

Here's some more of what I've been working on for my Prairie Wind Girl Etsy Shop...Kirsten's Meet outfit, and Samantha's Lacey Whites!!!!  Check them out at