Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Well, here we are with one of the very last days of 2008 at our heals - boy this year has gone by fast!!! I wish everyone a wonderful and happy New Year to come!
Yesterday I made some "thank you" cards for a couple of my SU! customers that gave me some very special Christmas presents. I had lots of fun making this card....knowing that it would go to some precious and very generous and thoughtful people. :-)
One of the best parts about this card is that I got to use 2 new goodies that I've been itching to use - the Swiss Dots CB embossing folder and some shinny new dew drops!
Here is my recipe....
Stamp set: Lovely As A Tree, Bella's Blossom
CS: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Inks: Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point
Accessories: Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon, Word Window punch, paper piercer, Coluzzle Cutting System, 2-Way Glue, Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter, Close to Cocoa marker, Dimensionals, Swiss Dots Cuttle Bug embossing folder, Pointsetta Dew Drops, Mini Glue Dots
I am on vacation this whole week and boy is it just LOVELY!!!! I actually have time to create and post for my blog!!!
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Well, I went to take a picture of a recent card I made to post on my blog and my batteries were dead! Sooooooooo.... instead I thought I'd post a "yummy" picture of Jolie - with CHOCOLATE ALL OVER HER FACE! .....along with a glint of mischievousness in her eyes - gotta love it!
Anyway, I do hope to re-charge my batteries (my camera batteries that is) tonight and take the picture tomorrow so that I can actually post a new creation on my blog!
Happy Smiles and hugs too!
Friday, November 7, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
For Halloween I made these little "pizza boxes" for Jolie's super fabulous teachers at her day-care. You can find a wonderful (and easy easy) tutorial to make these boxes on Beate's blog.
Inside the boxes I tucked in a clear bag full of yummy chocolate treats. I have to say that these little boxes were soooooooooo much fun to make - and EASY EASY EASY to make!!!! - but I already said that didn't I! :-)
For a couple of friends I did whip up a few matching small pumpkin candles wrapped in ribbon and DSP of Ghostly Greetings....which you can also see in this picture below. Easy, cute and fun to make!
Eat, Drink and Be Scary Stamp Set,
Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss CS, Basic Black Ink,
Ghostly Greetings DSP, Pumpkin Pie and Natural Twill ribbon,
1/8" circle punch, dimensionals, lrg and sml tag punches,
Lovely! Now I am ready to move onto the next holiday....Turkey Day!
Happy Smiles and BIG Squeezes,
Just a fun pic of Jolie cuddlin' up to her "potatoe head" witch of a jack-o-latern! Gotta love the PINK cowgirl hat - her newest addition to dress-up fun. :-)
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
I thought I'd give a little peak of Jolie's costume for Halloween. If you can't tell from the pic she is going to be a lady bug (a stickin' cute lady bug at that!!!!)......spoken from a true "proud mama". It's a fabulous little costume because it is nice and warm and oh-so easy to put on - it's just like a jacket with a pair of pants and "voila!" you have a lady bug ready for action!
More Halloween pic's to come in the near future!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
I wanted to post a super super yummy o yummy dessert I made this past weekend with the apples we picked on Saturday. I call it my Jen B. Apple Yumminess Dessert because my dear friend Jen B. gave it to me! - I have been told in the past day or so (through friends on Facebook) that it is actually a recipe for a Dutch Apple Pie. Well.....I still want to call it Jen B.'s Apple Yumminess Dessert!!!! ;-)
Jen B's Apple Yumminess Dessert
Mix all together the following ingredients....
1 c. flour
1 c. sugar
dash o salt
1 1/4 c. melted butter
and then pour over.....
4-6 c. peeled and cut baking apples - toss with a couple tsp's cinnamon and place in a buttered pie dish.
Bake at 350* for 45 minutes - or until nice and brown ontop. Serve with vanilla ice cream and you've got it made! Enjoy!!!
p.s. As you will see from my picture below a cookie sheet underneath the pie plate is wise.....the yumminess of the dessert tends to run-th over if ya know what I mean!
Monday, October 13, 2008
This is a card I made last month for a "NEW" stamp set swap I hosted. LUV, LUV, LUV this stamp set! It's just so pretty and voluptuous (yup....luv that word too!)
I ended up laying the rose a couple of times not only to get a couple of colors into the bud of the flower but also to add dimention.
Here is the recipe....
Stamp Set - Bella Rose
Card Stock - Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion and Whisper White
Ink - Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion
Accessories - 2-way glue pen, Dazzlin' Diamonds Glitter, paper piercer, dimensionals, silver brads, white gel pen, A La Carte jumbo wheel (retired...opps!)Word Window, Designer Label, 1" circle punches, Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
As I am typing away my picture is getting lower and lower....don't like it! Sorry! I wanted the pic to be ontop of the posting.....not on the bottom! Oh well, can't win them all!
Thanks for stoppin' by to check me out!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Here is a picture of Jolie a year ago this month. All I can say is "amazing".....she has changed so much in the past year! She was so tiny in this pic - and now goodness, she is sooooo much bigger! "Wait a minute!", as Jolie often says...."what happin?!
One proud mommy,
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Monday, September 1, 2008
Heather M. (who is one of my fabulous downline members) gave me this sweet award for my blog. She is just soooooooooooo nice to have done so! "Mewaaaaaaaay" (smooches that is) are sent your way Heather! :-)
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.
Okay.....so now I want to pass on this fun award! Check out these blogs...they are full of gorgeous ideas, pictures and VERY creative creations! You won't be disappointed in spending time "visiting" their blogs I can promise you that. :-)
1. Kylah M.
2. Tara P.
3. Donna C.
6. Lynn L.
8. Trisha S.
I could go on and on with sooooooooo many more of my favorites that are "must go visit" blogs but I need to go cut up all the ribbon I have going to customers for ribbon "samplers".
Again, many thanks to Heather M. for giving me this award!
Hugs and smiles to all,
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Just had to share a recent picture of my little one. Lately one of her favorite things to do is to go for a walk ......with her stroller for her baby. It usually only last about a block because she is pushing the stroller and every couple of feet the baby doll (which is totally "naked") either has to be checked on by her faithful mommy or she has to be re-adjusted because she is about to fall onto the ground ("Oh NO!", says Jolie). Yup, Jolie's maternal instincts are coming out early! - just like her mamma! ;-)
The picture taken here is at the end of our walk as she is holding one of her other favorite "babies" called Henry the Cat. On our way back from our walks Jolie thinks it is the BEST fun EVER to ride in her baby stroller. Lucky for her, she actually fits into it! Although every couple of feet I do have to make sure the stroller isn't folding up on her weight. Oh such joy!
Thanks so much for stoppin' by!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Oh Yeah! - "YUM-O" doesn't even begin to describe how incredible delicious these cupcakes were!!!!! I made these Boston Cream Pie cupcakes for my beloved Daddy on his BDay - he loves Boston Cream Pie! - so why not make them into cupcakes?!? So much fun AND did I mention how absolutely, so incredibly scrumptious these cupcakes were?! Okay, I'll relax.....I am sure many of you are drooling over them by now. :-)
No worries....super easy to make and I'm even going to share the recipe with all of you!
Boston Cream Pie Cupcakes
*Yellow Cake Mix (prepared according to directions on box)
*Instant Vanilla Pudding
*1 1/4 cup whole or 2% milk
*1 TBSP vanilla
*8 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
*1 cup HEAVY cream
Prepare and bake yellow cake mix as regular (or jumbo) size cupcakes. Liners are great but not necessary.
Mix vanilla pudding mix and milk until well combined and then add vanilla extract. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Prepare chocolate ganache by heating up HEAVY cream over med. heat until small bubbles start to form and roll on the edges of pan. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Mix together until well combined and all chocolate chips are melted. Set aside and cool.
Now comes the fun part! Once the cupcakes are fully cooled take a frosting bag or plastic baggie with a frosting tip poked through one corner and fill with prepared vanilla pudding. Gently poke the frosting tip about a 1/2" into the cupcake and squeeze a little bit (just about a TBSP or so) of the pudding into the cupcake. It's like magic I tell ya!
Frost or drizzle the cupcakes with the delicious chocolate ganche and serve! If you have any left over (yah right!) refrigerate them to keep them fresh.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I received all my boxes of the NEW Fall/Winter '08 SU! catalogue yesterday!!!!
And I LUV it! What a beautiful catalog...full of amazing projects, gorgeous new stamp sets and fun new accessories. And yes, can you see all my post-it notes? I guess my "wish list" is a little long at the moment. :-)
Off to enjoy my cattie some more!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
I just had to share this adorable card made by my dear and blessed Marliyn B. I received this card last week at a fabulous swap held at a downline meeting I attended at Tammy W's house. I CAN NOT WAIT to get my hot little hands on this NEW set available next week in SU!'s brandy new Fall/Winter '08 Catalogue (which I have yet to see!!!!!) For some reason ever since Jolie was born I have had this "thing" for owls.....maybe because Jolie loves to hear me say, "hoo-hoo-hoo". Hey, as a mommy I will do whatever it takes to make my little girl happy! :-)
Dinner is calling out to me.....off to cook something up!
Have a great evening everyone!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
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Sunday, July 27, 2008
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Hooray for blueberry pickin'!!!!! Blueberry picking is one of my VERY favorite things to do in the summer.....especially at Monadnock Berries where the view of the mt. is amazing and everyone is so cheerful and happy. This past Sunday we jumped in the Mustang and headed to Troy for our first pickin' of the season (which goes well into August at M.B.). Jolie definitely learned about the color blue at this outing....."only pick the blue one's" is what she heard over and over again. Wonderful way to teach a 2 year old what the color blue looks like! :-)
Let me know how they come out......
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I used punches galore to make this fun card. Large and small ovals, 1 3/8", 3/4", 1/2", 1/4" circles and 3 the flowers punch. Googlie eyes added the last needed touch. Yup....had to pull apart the mini glue dots to attach those googlie's....but it was well worth it. Jolie just can't get enough of frogs when she comes upon one outside thus the card is very fitting to her.
Hugs to all!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Okay, so 7 random and/or weird facts about me.....
#1 I collect and read cook books. I have just as much fun thumbing through a cook book (that has pictures) as I do cooking and/or baking.
#2 As you may have already guessed.....I ADORE cherries! Along with strawberries too. YUM-O!!! Oh and one of my most favorite things to do in the summer is pick blueberries. To me picking blueberries is just heaven! I can't wait to take Jolie in just a couple of weeks once the berries start really getting ripe.
#3 My dream job would be to become a Wedding Planner - I love to plan, organize and orchestrate parties. Even though I've never been a bride myself I LOVE weddings!!!!
#4 At the moment my favorite show/series on TV is "Weeds" - so much drama, comedy and "edge of your seat" suspense. LOVE IT!!!! If you haven't seen it go out and rent the series!!!!
#5 I am the oldest grand-daughter on my maternal side of the family (there are 7 grandchildren). And I adore and cherish each and every one of my cousins - as I do with my whole family. Family is my most cherished and treasured possession in life (along with all my friends!).
#6 My middle name is Simera - no one can ever guess that one I am sure! It comes from the Bible as the name of a Jewish princess. My Dad picked it out.
#7 I LOVE the water (ocean, lakes, ponds, streams and rivers)......but.....I hate swimming. I adore vacationing near it, sleeping close by to it (nothing better than hearing water coming up against the shore or beach) and sun-bathing beside it. Don't get me wrong I can swim! - I just won't go out purposely and swim laps for enjoyment.
7 blogs that I can't get enough of! (BTW - this is a list of ONLY a select few....there are too many blogs that are just amazing that I can't list them in just seven spaces)
Happiness to all!
Sunday, June 29, 2008
It will be a story passed onto Jolie and Ella in the years to come.