Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thank You!

It's been a while since I last posted. Life just gets extremely busy sometimes and you find yourself without the time to blog (or not enough energy at the end of the day). That's what's happened to me. But............I love blogging and archiving all my cards, photos, scrapbooks, and recipes. Even though I don't get many readers, I do get to keep my craftiness here for inspiration to those who do read my blog. I have been crafting more lately, so maybe I can update more often. To those who do find my little blog inspirational or amusing, please stick with me as I work out all the difficulties. Now on to the card:
Card Recipe:
Stamps: Stampin Up!
Patterned Paper: DCWV
Cardstock: Stampin Up! and Georgia Pacific
Other: watercolor pencils, Staz-On Timber Brown ink, blender pen, lace ribbon (from Wal-Mart), and Nestabilities
Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hi, everyone! I'm back again, this time with a recipe instead of something crafty. I thought with Autumn just around the corner I would post something for the upcoming season. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a great snack. They are incredibly tasty and they are also so easy to make! Here's the recipe:

Pumpkin seeds

Vegetable oil


First you will want to rinse and dry your pumpkin seeds. Next, place on baking sheet and drizzle with just a little amount of vegetable oil and sprinkle with salt. You can then stir them all around if you want. Place in a 325 degree oven and cook 45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lightly toasted. Enjoy! Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Birthday Blessings

Hello! I'm back again with another card! I made this card for my Mom's birthday. I used my Verve Stamps once again. LOVE those stamps!! I used the masking technique (I think that's what it's called) for the flower images.
Before I get to the card recipe, I have a question for you. How do you get out of a crafting slump? I have been so unmotivated to do any crafting. I come up to my craft space and I just draw a blank.
Card Recipe:
White base cardstock: Georgia Pacific
Pink dots PP: My Mind's Eye Simply Delightful
Brown Dots PP: My Mind's Eye Out and About
Pink and Brown stripe PP: K & Company
Pink cardstock: My Mind's Eye
Stamps: Verve Stamps "One Person" (flower), "Blessings" (birthday sentiment and flourish)
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown
Misc.: Oval and Scallop Nestabilities, Stampin Up watercolor pencils and blender pen, ribbon, popdots, corner rounder punch, and Stickles.
Thanks for looking! Hope everyone has a great day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Father's Day

Hello! I know it is way past Father's Day, but I thought I would post this anyway. I just recently discovered Verve Stamps and I LOVE them! That could be a bad thing (for my bank account)! They stamp beautifully. I am just in love with them.
Here is the info. for the card:
Cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white base and oval), Stampin Up Sage Shadow and Chocolate chip
Patterned Paper: K & Company
Stamps: Verve "Happy Days"
Ink: Staz-On Timber Brown
Misc.: Popdots, brads, & Nestabilites
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Hi, again! Back again to post another card. Hopefully I can continue to update my blog. I love having this blog as an archive of all my crafts and recipes.
The patterned paper for this card is from My Mind's Eye. The cardstock is SU Soft Sky and Georgia Pacific for the white base. I used SU scallop edge punch and Nesties for the circle and scalloped circle. I used the Happy Birthday cuttlebug folder on the blue cardstock. The stamp is SU's Just Celebrate. I stamped the image with Staz On Timber brown ink. I used SU's watercolor crayons and a blender pen to color the image. I also used Stickles to make the frosting glisten.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Forever and Always

Hello, everyone! Finally getting around to posting again. Haven't really had time to post here lately. I am hoping to be able to blog more. Due to some unfortunate circumstances I should have more time to blog. It's hard to keep up with a blog and a job and a 3 year old, and still have time to craft!! I'm exhausted just from typing all that! :) I have been in a crafting slump for the past couple of months. I just can't seem to get in the mood to craft. But in the past couple of days I have been in my craft room alot!
This card was for my in laws' anniversary. I used Stampin Up's Always for the hearts and Stampin Up's So Many Sayings for the sentiment. I used Georgia Pacific white cardstock for the base of the card. I used SU Soft Sky for the blue mat and Deja Views Fresh Prints for the patterned paper. The felt flowers are from SU. The brad came from Hobby Lobby. The ribbon came from my ribbon stash. Oh and I almost forgot about the ink. The brown is Staz On Timber Brown and the blue is SU Soft Sky.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Bad blogger!

Hello, everyone! First I am going to apologize for being a horrible blogger. I am so busy, but I am learning to multi-task. So, hopefully, I will be blogging more. It is so hard to lose track of things, and this blog is one of them. But from now on I am going to sit down when I have plenty of time and schedule several blog posts on certain days. I just figured out how to do that. I'm slow at figuring things out!:) Today, I have a card to show. I've started taking pictures of recipes I try. From now on I will alternate showing recipes and cards. Hope that is okay with everyone. For this card, I used Georgia Pacific white cardstock for the base of the card. I used SU chocolate chip(??) and Prima brand patterned paper (bought at Michael's a couple of years ago). The flowers are Stampin Up. The button is SEI. The brads I bought at Hobby Lobby. The stamp is from Stampin Up's So Many Sayings. I also used Stampin Up's scallop punch. Thanks for looking!!!