Monday, July 31, 2017

Kitchen Decor

I finally decorated the top of our cabinets in the Kitchen. It wasn't very pretty before. My husband who is 6'4" was using the top of the cabinets for appliance storage. Now that it is decorated he and the rest of the family can't use it for junk anymore. 
My daughter and I found most of the stuff at Dollar Tree, Wal-Mart, Goodwill and a Second hand thrift store. I spent under $100. I love the way it turned out.

Monday, July 24, 2017

5 more months until Christmas - Seaside Shore Christmas Card and more

Here are some cards we created in our last christmas card making workshop in July. The next class is schedules for September.

Watch U-tube video "here" for the nautical christmas card.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Daisy Cards

This card design was inspired by Sylwia in Germany. 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Friendship Books (FB's)


The funniest thing happened….. 

Christmas Cards

We made these cards in my workshop. I think they turned out beautiful.

We embossed the cards with silver powder, which gave a lovely effect.

Click "here" to watch a video on "The Magic of embossing" You can purchase the embossing powder and heatgun in my store (link above).

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Back to School Tags

Pictured are 10 Back to School tags that I created for a swap in Swappers Corner. (July Tag) I'm mailing them out today and then I wait for my surprise to come in the mail. These swaps are addictive because I love getting surprise mail in the mail box. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Breakfast Avacado Toast

I used sour dough bread. For some reason it tastes really good toasted. Cut out centers from bread.
Peel & cut avacados in half

Place toast and avacados in lightly greased pan.

Add whipped egg to bread, pour in to center.... sometimes it leaks out a little - that is okay.

After the one side is toasted and egg cooked,add a little cheese and the buttered centers back on top.

Flip the toast to brown the other side.

Once both sides are toasted, they are done.


See my other recipes - here

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Create a Christmas Scrapbook for keeping memories and more

 Christmas Time Scrapbook!

Would you like to sign-up for one of my christmas card making workshops. Sign-up "here".

Check out my other Artsy Craftsy Things "here"

Would you like to make your own Christmas Cards. Stampin' Up has some awesome deals in the clearance section, hurry and take advantage of the bergains.

The Stitched with Cheer Project Kit is only $9.60 / This Kit is enough for 18 cards!

Christmas Theme washi tape is only $3.20 for 5 rolls!
Fun Christmas theme scrapbook paper only $4.40 for 12 sheets!

Take advantage of these awesome deals and create some fun crafts

Remember if you order from my store use my hostess code, provided on top right corner of this page.

Would you like to join in some fun and exchange cards? You can join my seasonal greeting card swap "here".

Monday, July 10, 2017

Kitty Card

See my other creations - click "here"
Would you like to participate in a card exchange - click "here" or "here"

Would you like to join me in some fun card making fun. I have a local monthly workshop / party and also offer workshops online by request. Leave a comment below or click "here".

Thursday, July 6, 2017

4th of July 2017

We had a wonderful 4th of July with friends and family. We prepped most of our food the day before since we invited over 20 people this year. Ed smoked two pork butts and Pork ribs, then we made 

our famous creamy potato salad. We boiled 15 lbs. of potatoes! When the party had ended, we had enough left for dinner the next day. All the food was great! Can't forget the deviled eggs on the side, we never have leftovers when we serve those. The Boston baked beans were also a hit (recipe at the bottom of this page). All gone!

Daisy and Piper wore matching bandanas for the 4th of July. Aren't my beagle girls adorable?

 For desert we had banana muffins. I found those little flags at the Dollar Tree and thought they made a nice addition to my 4th of July decor.

My Polish Pottery napkin holder matched the napkins I bought at the store.

4th of July is also my grandfathers birthday. Happy Birthday Opa!
The card is made using Stampin' Up die cuts and paper.


My attempt at decorating the outside with Kirstin's help.

How to keep my 4th of July Memories

Filling in these Photo Pocket Pages from Stampin' Up are fun. This makes scrapbooking so much easier. This was my first time filling in Photo Pocket Pages. If you are interested in these, they are available in my store for $7.50. Variety pack of 12 pages. 

Boston Baked Beans


1 pound bacon, fried and crumbled                                          96 ounces baked beans, canned
2 green bell pepper, chopped                                                    2 medium onions, chopped
2 tablespoons prepared mustard                                              2 cups ketchup
2 cups barbecue sauce                                                               2 cups brown sugar, packed


1. Mix all ingredients in the Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker.
2. Cover and cook on Low for 8-12 hours or on High for 3- 4 hours.

Baked Tacos

Cook time 15 minutes.    Yield: 4 Ingredients: 1 package corn tortillas 1 can pinto beans drained 1 cup Mexican blend cheese Toppings- salsa...