Tuesday, February 19, 2013

February Card Kit

Hi Everyone! Long time...no blog!! I didn't mean to take such a break. But life has been busy and to honest, I lost all motivation to scrapbook or make cards or do anything creative. I'm not sure why, but i've been seriously lacking mojo lately. And you know what? I'm trying to just take a break and figure out what I really want to be doing when I get creative. Being part of a monthly card kit with some great scrappy friends pulled me out of my rut this month and i'm happy to say that I actually have something to share today. Beth sent us the kit this month and it was a pretty kit to work with!

Here is the first card I made. I wanted to use that heart doily immediately!

I always love these flowers that Beth uses and the ribbon was fabulous, too!

There were so many fun doilies in this kit! I had to use this heart one as well.

And the big sentiment makes and great focal point!

Our card kit club has increased in size...look at all the members now! Please go check out their creations as well.

Thank you Beth for a GREAT kit and for pulling me out of my scrapping rut. I can't wait to see what the rest of you created! Thanks for stopping by today. 

Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Card Kit

Hi Everyone!! Like everyone else i'm sure, December has been busy! I haven't had time to blog or create much. This month it was my turn to send a card kit to everyone and I made sure to squeeze in some time to create a few cards. Here is the kit:

There is a ton of Momenta product in this kit along with some doilies, flowers, twine, and labels I cut on my Cricut. I know, it's not holiday themed in the least. But I thought it would be a nice change from holiday product and I was thinking the girls could make some great thank you cards if they wanted to!

Here is my first card. It's based on a sketch in the latest Paper Craft magazine. I loved the slanted design!

And I needed to use up the other half of that doily, so I made this card.

And Paper Crafts had another sketch in their latest edition, so I used that one as well. This gave me a chance to use those fun metal keys.

Here are the blogs of the other girls in the card kit...please check out what they created!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are almost all ready for the holiday!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Cranberry Crunch Bark

Hi Everyone! Once again, it's been too long since I posted. Life keeps getting in the way! And this little guy keeps getting in the way...

Please meet Chico. We got him from a local animal shelter and he has been keeping me busy around here. He's very loveable and cuddly but also pretty crazy and wild. We now have him crate trained at night but we are still dealing with other issues. He definitely keeps us on our toes!

I did have a chance to make a new holiday recipe. It is very easy and you don't even need to turn on the oven. If you can use a microwave, you can make this Cranberry Crunch Bark.

White chocolate, pretzels, and dried cranberries are a great salty and sweet combination in this treat! It felt good to be back in the kitchen. It's been far too long since I've baked any goodies.

This is not really a 'recipe', but here is what you need to make it.

2 bags white chocolate chips
thin pretzel sticks
dried cranberries

-Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
-Break up the pretzel sticks into small pieces. I used about 1 1/2 cups of pretzels.
-Melt the 2 bags of white chocolate chips in the microwave, stirring frequently.
-When the chocolate is melted, stir in the pretzel sticks.
-Pour the melted chocolate/pretzel combo on the cookie sheet.
-Press in cranberries. I used an entire bag (from Target). Let cool.
-Break into chunks

This would made a great addition to a cookie platter this holiday season. It comes together quickly and you don't have to turn on the oven. It's a great recipe when you don't have much time to spend in the kitchen. Or if you are running to keep your dog from digging through the trash.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Life Update!

Hi Everyone! Wow, I didn't expect to be away from blogging for that long. My family took a week long Mexican Riveria cruise over Thanksgiving week and had a fabulous time. We stopped in Cabo San Lucas and Puerta Vallarta. We are lucky to have simply amazing weather and I took a ton of photos. Do you want to see?

The Famous Cabo Arches:

The beautiful beaches of Puerta Vallarta:

The totally fun slide on our cruise ship:

The Pirate Ship we sailed on:

My beautiful kiddos:

The dolphin that kissed me:

My crazy family:

We had such a great time and it's been TOUGH getting back to reality. I hope to get back to crafting this week, I need to check out some challenges. AND i've been thinking about holiday crafting and I have some projects that I hope to tackle. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving week. I need to do some blog catching up as well!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Card Kit Club

Today is our card kit reveal day!!! I have a few scrappy friends who i've met on message boards throughout the years and we take turns sending card kits to each other. It's such a great way to stay in touch with friends and be creative, too! Terri sent the kit this month and it's a beauty!!

I love it because it's very different from my usual style and it was great fun to step out of my comfort zone. Here is my first card.

The big piano stamp is just so detailed! I fussy cut it and layered it with the corrugated cardboard, mesh, and patterned paper.

My second card uses the great hot air balloon stamp Terri sent, I couldn't pass that up.

I thought it would be different to tie the twine bow behind the button, since the button is transparent.

The clouds are the perfect compliment!!

THANK YOU Terri for such a great kit! It was really fun to work with. Please check out the other girls and what they did with their kits this month!

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happy Friday!

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! Are you ready for Thanksgiving next week? I am taking an extending vacation with the family and we can't wait to get away for a little bit and relax and have some fun. And speaking of Thanksgiving, I have a thank you card to share today.

I used my Jillibean Soup Card Kitchen kit for this card. It's pretty simple, I added some layers, a diecut journaling spot, diecut butterfly, wood tree and fun tied bow. I love this krinkly ribbon but it's so hard to tie into a nice pretty bow! It has a mind of its own and doesn't like to sit down where I want it to.

I do love these wood trees in the kit from Kaiser Craft!

This card is for all you who visit my blog on a regular basis, I appreciate you all and love reading your comments. So thank you for sharing in my little corner of the blog world!

My blogging will be sparse around here for the next week, but come back on the 20th to see what we all created with our monthly card kit! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, friends!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CAS(E) This Sketch #5

I am really loving this new challenge sketch blog CAS(E) That Sketch. The sketches seem to call to me every week and i'm having a great time participating. Here is sketch #5...

At first this sketch stumped me a little bit. Since I had my Jillbean Soup kit on my desk from my last card, I dug around the kit to see what I could find.

I turned the 3 scallops into trees and flipped the sketch over. I have a feeling you will be seeing many cards using this great kit!

Thanks for stopping by today!