Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Stampin' Up Special



The new Holiday Supplement is live!  These holiday products are only available while supplies last!  Check it out at http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/honeybearz/,

Click on Products, Shop Now, and then Holiday Supplement on the left!  I placed an order today and I ordered the 26 stars kit and the Project Life Pocket pages for the 6x8 album, plus much more!   Here is video showing how to use the kit I just ordered.

I am running a special for the rest of October with my Stampin Up.  If you sign up to be a demonstrator using my website I am giving each person who signs up a free stamp set and paper pack. 

Also if you sign up in the month of October Stampin' Up! is doing a Designer Series Paper promotion. Each new recruit will receive one free package each month for the six months!

Can you say WOW lots of goodies.   So come join us now.

Ladies I am also giving specials to all my friends who want to place an order. I am giving 20% off your orders. Just pm me and I will give you the details.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Some Yummy Recipes


Good morning crafty friends. I decided instead of posting a project today I would share some yummy recipes with you all. 
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting
These are so good they don't really need an introduction...
You'll Need:
2/3 cup vegetable oil
15 oz. can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)
2 eggs
1½ cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
cream cheese frosting (beat 1 pkg softened cream cheese, 1 tsp vanilla, 1 stick butter- room temp, 1 cup confectioner's sugar)

Preheat oven to 375°.
Combine oil, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a large bowl.
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and mix just until completely blended.
Place rounded tablespoons on a cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart.
Bake at 375° for about 10 minutes until beginning to brown slightly.
Transfer cookies to a rack and allow them to cool completely.
Cover flat side of one cookie with frosting and top with another cookie.

Oreo Reeses Turkeys

These oreo candy turkey are the cuties little critters! They would make adorable placeholders at your thanksgiving table this year.
What you'll need (per turkey):
2 Oreos
1 Mini Reeses PB cup
9 Candy Corns
1 Whopper
black and white tubes of frosting
Melt chocolate chips and spoon a small amount to top of one side of an Oreo.
Adhere 2nd Oreo standing straight on onto bottom Oreo (use photo for reference).
Using more melted chocolate, use mini reeses cup as body, and adhere to Oreos.
Attach candy corn to top for feathers, sides for wings, and feet.
Place Whopper for the turkey’s head on top with melting chocolate as your glue.
Add last candy corn for beak, and dot the eyes lastly.

 So worth the effort! And you can snack along the way...

Nutter Butter Snowmen
These are too adorable...and tastey too. 

Grab some nutter butters, white chocolate, m+ms, and orange tic-tacs in the grocery store to build these little snowmen. The tic-tacs are such a clever way to add the snowman carrot nose!

Easy Marshmallow Snowmen Cupcakes
These remind me of an ornament I have of a s'more snowman.

You'll Need:
For hat: a chocolate-covered mint "beret" 
For body: two marshmallows -- cut a slice off the top one and squish to make it smaller. Dabs of icing hold parts together
For eyes: chocolate sprinkles (poke holes first with a wet toothpick)
For nose: orange gummy fish (or candy corn piece cut small)

North Pole Cupcakes
These clever North Pole cupcakes will be a hit at your next holiday party.

You'll Need:

Vanilla Cupcakes
White frosting
Sugar crystals (or coconut might be a cute alternative) 
Candy canes (break off the curved top)
Red M+Ms
Small Cut outs that say "North Pole" (you can print these of hand write them)

So creative and tastey too...

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Monster Mash Blog Hop

Welcome to the Monster Mash Blog Hop Day #1

I was working in the lab, late one night. When my eyes beheld an eerie sight. For my monster from his slab, began to rise and suddenly to my surprise he did the mash, he did the monster mash
It was a graveyard smash!

Connie Can Crop and her ghoulishly wonderful friends are so glad you could join us for this Monster Mash! We have so many frightful projects you'll be screaming for more!

This is a two day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented creatures who are here sharing their ideas and creations. Be sure to come back tomorrow to see all the new and amazing projects we have in store for you in Day #2! We can't wait to see you again!

The zombies were having fun, the party had just begun. The guests included Wolf Man, Dracula and his son! A Woooo! We have three terrifying yet amazing sponsors and giveaways for this hop!

Creative Kuts is giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate for their online store.
Be sure to check out their spooky SVG files! You can visit her Shop here and follow them on Facebook here.

Lucy Kelleher is giving away this Frightfully Fun Stamp set
from CTMH http://lucyk.ctmh.com

Connie Wallenbrock is giving away this Mini-Medley Accents Pack from CTMH
Perfect for your Halloween creations!  http://conniecancrop.ctmh.com

What do you need to do to win?  Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

Then you can mash, then you can monster mash The monster mash, and do a graveyard smash. Then you can mash, you'll catch on in a flash Then you can mash, then you can monster mash You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish the hop and leave your comments.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave your spirited comments along the way!

Let's get this Monster Party started! Here are my projects that I created for this Monster Mash!

Up next is the lovely and talented Holli be sure to check out her amazing project.

Here is our complete line up for day #1 in case you get lost along the way:

1. Connie- http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com
2. Denise- http://www.craftconfectionery.com
3. Julie (Cricut Chick) - www.simplysilhouette.com
4. Anna- http://www.stampanna.com
5.  Amy E - http://www.scrapthissavethat.com/
Thanks so much for joining us for such a fun day! Don't forget to come back tomorrow for Day #2!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Exploring the zoo layout

Here is a 2 page 12x12 layout I created and I love the way it turned out. I can't wait to add my grandsons pictures to it.

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Silhouette just announced a new CAMEO and SVG Cuts is giving one away!
If you click on the link you to can enter to win.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Check out one of our amazing sponsors for the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Good morning my crafty friends. Today I wanted to share with you another one of our amazing sponsors for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. The 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop will take place from November 24th through December 5th. It will be filled with lots of amazing projects each day so be sure not to miss it.

Today's featured sponsor of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop is:

SVG Attic was founded in 2009 by Jessica Bashaw. In February of 2014 Snapdragon Snippets, LLC purchased the company. Snapdragon Snippets is made up of a husband/wife team. Kenzie graduated in Graphic design in 2006 and has had a wide range of graphics related jobs since. In 2012 her husband Mike decided to join her team and together they create the fun designs you see today. In 2013 they welcomed aboard quilt artist Jodi G. Warner designer and proprietor of Hearthsewn Patterns for 27 years. With her knowledge of traditional patchwork and applique she brings a fresh new perspective to cut paper (and fabric) crafting.

Here are some examples of the amazing
cutting files you can get at SVG Attic.
                                          JGW Work Zone


Monday, October 13, 2014

Featuring a sponsor for the upcoming 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop

Good morning my crafty friends. Today I wanted to share with you another one of our amazing sponsors for the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop. 

Now on to some awesome news about the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop!
You all know that for the last 4 years I have been doing the 12 Days of Christmas Hop. Every year the hop gets bigger and bigger and more amazing sponsors every year. This year is no different. We have a total of 27 blogs participating in the hop this year and we will also be having a guest designer each day of the hop. I will have a facebook event page for this hop again this year where you can win some awesome prizes and play some fun games each day of the hop. I will post the information for the event page on the first day of the blog hop. 

Today's featured sponsor of the 12 Days of Christmas Blog Hop is
My Creative Time. 

Emma the owner of My Creative Time is a truly amazing woman. She has been a sponsor for the 12 Days of Christmas Hop every year since it has started. Thank you Emma I really appreciate your generosity and your sponsorship it means a lot. My Creative time has exclusive stamp and die sets. You can visit My Creative Time's Online Shoppe here. You can also visit My Creative Time's Blog here. You will be sure to find lots of inspiration by visiting Emma's blog.

Below is a complete list of all the amazing sponsors for the 12 Days of Christmas Hop. I have added a link to each of their shops so you can check them out so be sure you do.



Little Scraps of Heaven Designs


Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons


Cardz TV Stamps


Designs on Cloud 9


Pink and Main Stamps


Craftin Desert Diva's


Kathy's Cozies


Scrappy Moms Stamps


SVG Attic


Mark's Finest Papers and Stamps


Treasure Box Designs


The Paper Nest Dolls