Archive for November, 2009

Surgery Tomorrow

Just a quick note to say that I won’t be posting for a little while. I was hoping to get one more thing made and posted before surgery but that didn’t happen. Too many bases to get covered! If you think of me, please say a little prayer. I’ll be in the hospital overnight but in bed for several days after. I should be online though since I’ll have my laptop upstairs with me! If you’re on Facebook, stop by and see if I’m on. I’d love a little company!!!


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I had a chance to complete the sketch challenge over at SCS this week.  I really liked this one too!  Here it is:













Here is my card.  I call it Glitter Swirled Tree because I used my Stardust Pen to outline the swirls on the tree and the word Christmas and the swirl below it. You can’t see it in the picture though.  I couldn’t get the lighting right to get it to show up.  It looks really pretty in real life though!!!

SC253 Glitter Swirl Tree MR












Stamps:  SU! Snow Swirled, SU! Christmas Punch

Paper: Black, Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Basic Grey DP- Fruitcake

Ink: Always Artichoke, Black, Stardust Glitter Pen

Accessories:  SU! Wide Oval punch, Square and Oval Nestabilities, SU! Slot Punch, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder- Christmas Ornaments, Ribbon, Dimensionals

Until Next Time…..Happy Creating!


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After seeing Amber’s post about her homemade pumpkin pie, I just had to make one too.  I know people that have roasted their own pumpkin but I thought that was too much work!  It’s really not a lot of work, it just takes time.  Those that know me, know that I’m not home a whole lot so TIME is not on my side!!!  BUT…..I found a break in my schedule and decided to give it a try!!

These first two pictures are of the pumpkin cut, the stem removed, and then scraped and put in the pan to roast.  I added 3 cups of water to the pan and covered it with Aluminum Foil and roasted it in the oven at 350 degrees for about an hour.

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After the pumpkin had cooled, I scraped the flesh off the rind and put it in my food processor to puree.  Next to that is a picture of the first pie crust I have made since trying when I was MUCH younger and still living at home.  I could never get the crusts to turn out and not tear.  I left the pie making to my sister cause she was good at it!



Once the crust was made, Gabby wanted to help me mix up the pumpkin pie filling!  She enjoys cooking in the kitchen with her Mama!!  Mama likes it too!


Here is the finished pie!  It was delicious, especially with lots of whipped cream!!!!


About a week after making this pie, I used the other pumpkin that I had.  I used it to make 2 more pumpkin pies and pumpkin bars!  They were great too!!

The website I used for my info is Pick Your Own.Org

Until next time….Happy Cooking!!!!


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RIP and Pumpkins…..

I have a couple of things that I didn’t get posted in October, but I’m going to post them anyway! The first thing is a cute little “Graveyard” that a parent in my daughter’s class made for everyone. I thought it was cute and creative and thought someone might like to use the idea for next year.
She started with a brown lunch sack and cut it off short. Then she used her fence punch and punched all around the top. Fill it with candy and a gravestone and ta-da! Very cute and not a lot of time!!!

RIP Basket MR










Second is my little pumpkin basket that I made from a tutorial in the SCS Weekly Inkling! I believe it was week #177. I had purchased the pillow box die cut and had never used it. I was glad SCS gave me a reason to use it! It is adorable and you can find the tutorial over at SCS.

Pillow Box Pumpkin MR











With talking about pumpkins, I just realized that I didn’t post my HOMEMADE pumpkin pie!  I’ll save that for the next post!  Have a fabulous weekend everyone!


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WOW!  I’m so glad I checked out the technique challenge for this week!  Lynn sure picked a great one!  This was a lot of fun and also very educational all at the same time!!  This challenge uses the Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Die Cut and Chipboard. If you don’t have chipboard you can cut a cereal box or anything similar for the chipboard.

TLC245 Double Emboss Butterfly MR

I realized the lighting isn’t the greatest for this card, but I wanted to make sure you could see the embossing, since that’s the focus of this challenge!

I used a light purple frost cardstock that I got at Archiver’s and layered that onto Eggplant.  I added a little pink just for some contrast too!  I have inserted the YouTube video that guides you through the entire process!  Give it a try and post a link in my comments to your card!  I’d love to see what you come up with!!



Until Next Time……Happy Creating!!


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In my attempt to get back in the flow, I’ve continued with the Delightful Decorations stamp set.  This first one was inspire by Dawn McVey!

Pink sparkly ornament MR

I stamped the ornament with Pretty in Pink and punched it out with the SU! ornament punch.  I added some Crystal Effects and glitter to make the icicle appearance.  I did the same for around the patterned paper as well!








Stamps:  Delightful Decorations, Verve- Ornamental Christmas

Paper:  Pretty in Pink, DP

Accessories: Crystal Effect, Glitter, Ribbon, Dimensionals, SU Ornament Punch

The second one I made for the Color Challenge last week over at SCS!  The color challenge was to use Kraft, Black and Mambo Melon.

CC242 Joy of Christmas MR











Stamps: SU! Delightful Decorations, Verve- Ornamental Christmas

Paper:  Kraft, Black, Mambo Melon, DP

Accessories:  Martha Stewart Border Punch, SU! Photo Corner Punch, SU! Ornament Punch, Ribbon, Crystal Effects, Glitter, Dimensionals

Until Next Time….Happy Stamping!


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Jessica is offering a FREE Holiday Class.  You can register now, for free, and the class runs from Nov 16-23.  Check it out!!























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