Tuesday, 30 September 2008
MFTeasers Day 2!
Monday, 29 September 2008
My next card is from The MFT Presents line, an image by Stephanie Fizer called "A Scarf for Three". Those snowmen are just so darned cute! This is a 5.5" square card and uses all kinds of Doodlebug patterned paper - the Whimsical Winter line. I used liquid applique and glitter on the earmuffs and hat. I paper pieced the frame and covered it with Crystal Effects. I stitched the whole thing together as I wanted it to look quilted.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing in my excitement! I'll be back with more sneak peeks tomorrow!
Sunday, 28 September 2008
Because I love you!!
Kim's blog candy
Jody's blog candy
Lost in Translation!
Hope you're having a good weekend - we're busy purging and organizing. I have to work a bit tomorrow and I need to finish up my sneak peeks for the MFT release. MFTeasers start Monday so I hope you'll check back!
Thursday, 25 September 2008
Cards for Caretakers
My grandmother passed away years ago and suffered from Alzheimer's and my father has been diagnosed with Parkinson's and also suffers from dementia unrelated to the Parkinson's - so this cause tugs at my heart strings. I emailed Cammie and asked her if I could make a card for my stepm0m - and she graciously replied "Of course!". I made a second card for a dear friend who works as a companion for a woman with Alzheimer's. There is still time to enter for Cammie's Heart to Heart blog candy giveaway - the prize package is valued at over $1000. You have until 8pm CST Friday to get your entry in! If you don't have anyone to send a card to - there is an address on Cammie's blog for you.
My card was made using a kaleidoscope pad (Autumn Heat) and brayering it on to glossy card stock. The image and sentiment were stamped in Black Stazon.
Hope you're having a wonderful week and hop over to Cammie's blog if you can!
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Peanut Butter Fudge
2 c brown sugar
1/2 c milk
1c peanut butter
3c icing sugar
Melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar and milk. Bring to a boil and BOIL FOR 2 MINUTES stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Stir in peanut butter and vanilla (I added chocolate chips at this point too!!). Pour over icing sugar in a large bowl. Beat until smooth. Pour into 8x8 dish, chill, cut.
It's so yummy!!!
I'm going to link up a couple of the food blogs that I follow - I've already linked Cookie Madness here, these are others that I love.
Picky Palate - Jenny makes cool stuff!! She's won many cooking contests and most of the recipes are stuff my kids will eat and us adults also enjoy!
Stephanie's Kitchen - everything on this blog looks good and everything I've made has been wonderful. Her photography is also amazing!
Hope to be back on Thursday with a card!!!
Saturday, 20 September 2008
Friday, 19 September 2008
MFT Sketch Challenge and a Visitor!
Meanwhile, guess who came for a visit this morning? My kids and I were in awe as he stuck his nose right up to our sliding doors. His buddy watched from a little ways back. They stuck around and played for quite a while in our backyard. I've heard that raccoons can be vicious - but these ones seem almost docile. Not that I'll be getting close enough to find out!
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Jen's Sketch For You to Try - Bella Edition
Sunday, 14 September 2008
A New Home
I made this card last week for a friend who has just moved into a new house. The stamp is actually a jumbo wheel from Stampin' Up. I have a couple of wheels and I unmount them from the wheel and use repositional adhesive to attach them to acrylic blocks - I find I use them more this way. This is the Neighborhood wheel and I stamped it on watercolor paper and used my waterbrush and inkpads to color it. I "borrowed" the saying from a set I'm coveting from Papertrey and printed it on my cardstock. The background is stamped with the linen background stamp. Hope you had a wonderful weekend. Ours was busy but fun.
Friday, 12 September 2008
MFT Sketch Challenge
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Monday, 8 September 2008
Saturday, 6 September 2008
Sweet, sweet coffee!
Friday, 5 September 2008
Tongue in Cheek Sassiness!
I wanted to create a door hanger for those hubbies who need it spelled out for them (certainly not my hubby!!). The idea is you just turn the hanger to suit your mood and there's no guessing required. For some reason, this project reminds me of that childhood game - red light/green light.
And the green light side:
It's a little risque - but super fun.
Can I share one picture of my big grade one boy on the first day of school?
Oh and P.S.! Have you seen the new stamps from Taylored Expressions? She's brought the awesome images from cakespy to rubber! I'm so excited and have just ordered mine! Can't wait for more! I've been a cakespy fan forever!!
Monday, 1 September 2008
Last day of freedom!
Hubby and I had a great time in Toronto celebrating our anniversary! He surprised me with a limo ride into Toronto - it was my first ever and was super fun. Thanks for all the anniversary wishes.