Thursday, November 24, 2011

Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza - let's go shopping!

Stampin' Up Online Extravaganza, our annual sale to kick off the holiday shopping season, it will run through Wednesday, November 30, 2011. You can order online, or give me a call and place an order.Be sure to take advantage of great savings, like FREE digital downloads valued at $40 when you buy My Digital Studio Express, 60 percent off select Designer Fabrics, and 30 percent off an exclusive ribbon bundle! You can also let me know if you'd like a complete list of what's on sale, I'd be more than happy to email that to you. My website is

Winner of Thanksgiving Blog Hop

I'm sorry for the delay, but here is the winner according to

1. Sharyn Knox said...

Very pretty album. I am a follower, but it isn't showing me as one :(

Congratulations Sharyn, please email me your address and I'll get this in the mail to you right away.  Thank you for visiting my blog.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Recipe and Baking Blog Hop

Welcome!   You should have come from Laurie's Blog, if not you may have missed some great inspiration and will want to start from My Cricut Craft Room so you don't miss any of the awesome recipe projects .

We have a couple of great crab apple tree's in our back yard and this year we decided to pick the apples and make something with them, so I decided to try my hand at jelly making.  

I decided to do a layout showing off my jelly making skills.  :-)  

Crab Apple JalapeƱo Jelly

 2 pounds crab apples (1 kg.)
1-1/2 cups water
red wine vinegar
3-3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup sweet green peppers
1/3 cup hot peppers
Crab apple pectin gives a good set to this hot pepper jelly. Mix and match hot peppers for color and degree of heat. 
When chopping hot peppers, wear gloves and don't touch your face or eyes.
In Dutch oven, combine apples with water. Cover and bring slowly to simmer; cook until apples are very soft. Pour into colander lined with square of dampened muslin and placed over deep bowl. Weight down with saucer and heavy can. Let stand until dripping stops. Discard pulp.
Pour collected juice into liquid measure; add enough vinegar to make 3 cups. Combine in saucepan with sugar. Bring to boil, stirring. Add peppers; boil briskly for 8-10 minutes or until set. Stir for 7 minutes to prevent floating peppers.
Pour jelly into hot, sterilized 8-oz sterilized preserving jars. Seal with two-piece canning lids. Let cool and refrigerate. For long-term unrefrigerated storage, process in boiling-water bath for 5 minutes immediately after sealing jars.

This is an awesome recipe.  Give it a try!

You have one more stop, so hop on over to Erica's

Below is the remainder of the line up.... so hop on!


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving Blog Hop

Welcome to the

"Thanksgiving" Blog Hop!!

We're so happy you could join us for this super-fun hop showcasing cards, layouts and projects that feature everything to be thankful for!!  You'll find an array of ideas throughout the hop -- We hope you'll enjoy each and every project along the way!!

If you've hopped over from Mindy's Blog, then you are in the right place!!  If you've just popped in to visit my blog or are reading this via email and you'd like to join our Thanksgiving  FUN, then head on over to Lynda's Blog to start at the beginning!! This is a TWO-DAY hop, so be sure to catch both days for maximum ideas (you'll find the entire line-up below my post)!!

For the hop today, I've created .......

Thanksgiving Mini Album - Cover
Thanksgiving Mini Album, Pages 2-3

Thanksgiving Mini Album, Pages 4-5

Thanksgiving Mini Album, Pages 6-7
Thanksgiving Mini Album, Pages 8-9

This mini album is from Paper Loft.  I took what they had and added my own embellishments (stickles, buttons, bling and a few extra words here and there.  I edged each sheet of paper with ink (silver and brown).  I can't wait to add pictures from our family get together this year.  I pray that all you have a blessed Thanksgiving.  

One thing that my family does on this day is remember all the blessings that God has given to us.  We each take the time to say what we are most thankful for.

Now for some Candy......

Leave me a comment letting me know how you are enjoying the hop and all the projects.  It would be great if you followed my blog.  Thanks again for checking out my project. 

Now hop on over to Lisa's Blog

Below are links to BOTH days of the hop so you'll be sure not to miss a THING!!

DAY ONE (November 15):

DAY TWO (November 16):

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Here is another Birthday Card.  I just received my kit from Stampin' Up and was excited to see that there are coordinating stamps and punches, so I decided to try my hand at that.  I used the Create a Cupcake punch and stamp set to create the little cupcake in the corner.  Stay tuned as I begin on this exciting journey with Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Happy Birthday Card - Celebrations Cart.

I was trying to come up with an idea for a different card for my sister-in-law's birthday and thought of this.  I used the Celebrations Cartridge, embossed the paper with the Cuttlebug Swirls, the paper if from DCWV (Linen), the ribbon is from Michaels.  I love the colors.  

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Halloween Card - Stampin Up

I made this card for my Blog Hop Winner.  I had some older Stampin' Up stamps that had this cute little witch, so I decided to finally try out my copic markers.  I really need to learn how to use these markers, the colors are awesome.  The ribbon is from Michaels, I loved the colors!  I hope you enjoyed the card.