Friday, March 21, 2008

New cards!

Here are some new cards I made today with my new stamps. LOVE THEM!

Michaels and STAMPS!

I went to Michaels today and in their $1 spot I found some more stamps!! I bought 10 sets of studio g and then over in the clearance area they had a bunch of stickers and jellies. I just had to have them and being only $.50 they wer mine in a flash. The ones I got were Me and my BIG ideas. I am so excited about my little purchases. Oh, I also got some more card stock and some ribbon and Zots! Now I need some help with inks. What inks are good for stamping? I used the CTMH ones yesterday and they seemed to work well and the ones I saw at Michaels were soooo spendy!

Sorry about the lighting on the photos. I can't find photoshop on my computer (its fairly new) and I can't lighten them up.

Thursday, March 20, 2008


I dusted off the stamps and made this card. Oh my! I am hooked. It was a lot of fun and I am so glad that my mother gave these to me. Now I can't wait to go to Michaels and see what other stamps they have and I need brown ink, black ink, and a gold color! The creative juices are flowing and I can't stop them now!!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Scrapping Time~Disney Style

My sister asked me recently to upload some of my layouts that I have been doing.

Let me preface this by saying I have no idea how to take a picture of my layouts. I see so many great, clear, close pictures of layouts on other blogs but can't seem to figure it out. Maybe it is the lighting.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Quick and Easy Donuts

These are so super easy! You will impress yourself and family at how yummy they are.

1 tube of biscuits in the refridgerated aisle, buttermilk or regular (NOT flaky)
oil or shortening

In a deep fryer or large pot heat oil or shortening to about 350-360 degrees. Separate the biscuits and poke your finger in the middle and make a hole. Form the hole a bit so it stays open, stretching the biscuit some. Carefully drop into hot oil and fry on one side about 15 seconds and then flip it over. You will notice it puff up some. Flip again about 30 seconds later and then flip one more time about 15 seconds later. They take about a minute or minute and half to cook. Take them out when brown and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, powdered sugar or drizzle with a royal icing (milk and powdered sugar). Serve warm.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Charity Item

My son's cub scout pack is having a silent auction to benefit Friends of Scouting at our annual dinner. I am donating a handmade fleece throw with our pack numbers embroidered on it. It is a great blanket for all kinds of things including snuggling up with it while camping, putting it on your bed, hanging out on the couch. Best of all the boys can put their patches on it. The patches that they earn throughout the year don't go on their uniforms and some boys haven't bought the red vest that they can be sewn on. This way they can put their patches on this blanket and keep it for a keepsake of their time in cub scouts.If you see it and want one I sell them too. Email me or leave me a comment with your email and I will get in contact with you. I can do them for Boy Scouts in tan and green and for Girl Scouts too.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Broccoli Salad

We had this broccoli salad two months ago at a supper club dinner. I fell in love with it and asked for the recipe. Last night we had our very dear friends, Mark and Juli and their beautiful children over for dinner. I made the broccoli salad and it was a hit.

First before the recipe, I have to tell you of my mystery broccoli. Last fall I bought a few slips of cabbage for the fall garden. I planted them along with some peas and lettuce. We haven't eaten anything out of that piddly garden. The peas didn't produce as it got too cold and the lettuce looked funny when it matured. The cabbage only grew little leaves and did nothing. Late in January we had some warm days and my youngest came running in the house one day announcing that there was broccoli coming up in the garden. I went out and low and behold, the cabbage that I bought was really broccoli (come on, who can tell when they are so little)! There were nice little florets on it. I have been keeping an eye on it for the past month and it has been growing slowly. I thought for sure that we would lose it with some of our cold nights that dipped below freezing. But it has survived and yesterday I went out an harvested it. Boy did it taste great!

So here is the recipe:

Broccoli Salad Ingredients:
2 bunches chopped broccoli
1/4 cup of red onion, finely diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
10 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (or about 1/3 cup of read bacon bits)
¼ cup white sugar
½ cup mayonnaise
1 Tbs. white wine vinegar

Combine above ingredients and refrigerate. The longer it is refrigerated, the more the flavors all meld together.

I cut all the little florets off and only use them for the salad. I don't use the stems and I make the florets kind of small like in the picture.