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

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Creped Filter Paper

I know the picture isn't much...this one was a hard one to photograph....but I love this product.  Sometimes you just need a light weight material to go over or under something...and this one does the trick.  I used it here to make this cute little gift card holder.  Brayered the filter paper pink!!!
Been busy working on my new business...historical outfits for the historical American Girl Dolls.  Here is my first model...Felicity or Lissie for short.  So that is what I have been up too latey...stay tuned for the Grand Opening of my Etsy shop.
There always seems to be people at the can that be, the kids are all grown and, I'm always on the lookout for snackey type foods!!!!  Here's a really good one!

Bean and Bacon Fiesta Dip
8 slices bacon
1-16 oz. can Refried Beans
1-4.5 oz. can chopped green chiles, drained
1 c. frozen corn
1 can (15 0z.) Black Beans, drained and rinsed
1 jar (16 oz) Thick & Chunky Salsa
6 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend
sour cream
corn tortillas
Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towel.  Set 2 slices of bacon aside, crumble remaining.  Spray 8-inch square, microwavable dish with cooking spray.  In medium bowl, mix refried beans, green chilies, and crumbled bacon.  Spread mixture evenly in sprayed dish.  Sprinkle frozen corn and black beans evenly over refried bean mix.  Pour salsa over top.  Sprinkle cheese over salsa.  crumble remaining bacon over cheese. Microwave on high 10-15 Min.  until cheese is bubbly and mixture is heated.  Garnish with spoonfulls of sour cream and serve with tortilla chips.  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!!!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Baby Bundle

Baby Bundle, Wood-#118525 $27.95, Clear-#120576 $19.95
I love this set. We used it to make the announcements, and favors and decorations for my Grandson, Samual's baby shower.  Great to have on hand for those last minute baby cards, and gifts!

Our projects at Stampin' Friends stamp day this past month, was here is my project. Trying to use up some of the newly discontinued papers.

These are some of the projects that other's brought to do!  Love the little birdie one....that punch is great!

Today is May 1st, but here in Colorado, it is snowy, blustery and cold....a good soup day.  Here is a great potato soup recipe, that is super easy, and oh, so yummy!

Loaded "Baked Potato" Soup
1 lb. baking potatoes (about 2), cubed
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) chicken broth
1 cup milk
3 slices bacon, cooked, crumbled and divided
1 c. shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 green onion, sliced and divided
1/4 cup sour cream

Microwave potatoes in large microwavable bowl on High 5 min. stirring after 2-1/2 min.  Stir in broth and milk.  Microwave 10 min.  stirring after 5.  Carefully crush potatoes with potato masher.  Reserve 2 Tbl. each, bacon, and cheese, and 1 Tbl. onions for topping.  Stir remaining bacon, cheese and onion into soup.  Serve topped with reserved bacon, onions, cheese, and sour cream.  What could be easier on a cold and snowy day!!!  Enjoy and Bon Apetite!