Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!!! - the day after.....

Happy Happy WEEKEND to EVERYONE!!!

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,
paper piercer.

Lovely! Now I am ready to move onto the next holiday....Turkey Day!

Happy Smiles and BIG Squeezes,
~asm :-)

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

Lady Bug Lady Bug...... away home!

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!
~avril :-)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Treats!

Happy Halloween!

I have been having so much fun this year with Halloween! It maybe due to the fact that Jolie is really starting to enjoy and participate in this holiday. I have had a couple of Halloween Treat's Class' along with a fun filled Halloween party for Jolie, a handful of her friends and their parents too - so I've had a bunch of opportunities to have creative fun for the holiday of Halloween. Hope you enjoy the pic's of some of my projects for these events!

Hugs and "spooky" smiles,

~avril :-)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Apple Yummy Dessert

Happy Tuesday!

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 egg
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

Bella Rose

Hello to Everyone!

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!
~avril :-)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Apple pickin'......a year ago!

Happy Fall to EVERYONE!

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,
~avril :-)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

It's about time!

Hello! Hello!
Well, I am finally "posting" something different than the Pink Cowboy Boots posting that has been up for the past 3+ weeks! Soooooo sorry to all my blogging friends to have not posted anything in such a long has just gotten a hold of me and I got out of the rhythm of posting on my blog.
So.....I am turning a new "leaf" and will do my very very best to post much more often from now on! :-)
Above is a card that I created waaaaay back in August as a THANK YOU card to my dear friend Kylah. Kylah had bought Jolie an adorable "0wl" Halloween shirt so I thought this card design would be just perfect as a thank you to her. Of course I got so excited over this card design (which I found in the monthly SU! magazine) that it took me forever to actually give it to Kylah because I wanted to reproduce it one more time before I passed it onto dear patient Kylah. :-) Eventually I did reproduce it and then did the card with both my monthly clubs. All the club members LOVED the card - how can you not adore it when it has such a cutie patootie little guy on it?!
The recipe is as follows....
Stamp Sets: Bella Blossoms and All Holidays
Inks: Rose Red and Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Accessories: Round Tab punch, Scallop, 3/4", 1/4" and 1 3/4" circle punches, Boho Blossoms punch, White taffeta ribbon, Silver Hodgepodge hardware, Love Always DSP, mini glue dots and dimensionals.
If you have yet to make this adorable adorable owl friend do so as soon as possible! It just makes you "happy" to make this owl come to be!!!
See you VERY soon (I promise!!!!)
Hugs to all,
~avril :-)