Friday, December 30, 2011

Organizing my recipes

I have been meaning to organize all the recipe scrap pages that I have for quite a while now...As I do a page or participate in a recipe swap, I just slip the new page into one of the albums I have. Makes it hard to find a recipe later without paging through all the albums.

I have been purchasing the Pioneer 8x8 photo albums that I can slip my 8x8 page layouts into. The album comes with a plastic sleeve to protect the album itself from kitchen spills.

I decided I would do an album for each food category that I mostly have recipes for and did cute little cover inserts so I can easily find my recipes now. I am  happy with how they turned out.
Some of my recipes can be found under the Food Fare link.

Most of the cuts/titles are from the Cricut carts From My Kitchen and Country Life with a few things from Freshly Picked and Pooh and Friends.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everyone!
May all of you have a joyous day with friends and family. 

Card I sent out this week made using the SVG file from Lettering Delights.
Little elf card using Freshly picked cartridge.

I am linking this post up to Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #44- shaped Holiday card. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

More Holiday Greetings

Well, I told you I would be catching up with posting today.. so here is another card I sent out this week.
This is an SVG file I found over at Creating with Carolina. She was nice enough to share the file with me. The sentiment is from Close To My Heart.
It's almost time to open gifts.

It's Christmas- Oh My!

Well, it's Christmas Eve- I can't believe where the time goes. Just took some gooey caramel monkey bread from the oven so the house smells really good right now. Can't wait for it to cool so we can eat it. It's the beginning of two days of lots of food. 

Here are a couple more cards I did for the holidays. Trying to use some of the stamps I have in the drawer. I remember when I got this stamp- it was last year at a small stamp shop in NYC. It was a very tiny shop, but they had tons of stamps. She looks like she is taking a break from baking Christmas Cookies. 
This next card is very simple using the Cricut Lite cart, Jolly Holidays. I can't take credit for the design. This was a quick card that Helen over at Cricut Crafting Room did last year. But it was so cute and simple, I had to replicate it. 

Have a wonderful day filled with gifts and cookies. 

Friday, December 23, 2011

Food Fare Friday

I am always on the look out for good gluten free recipes for my aunt. I came across this wonderful pumpkin cake recently and made it for Thanksgiving dinner so she could have pumpkin with the rest of us. We both liked it and when she asked for the recipe, I just had to do it as a recipe scrap page. After all, she is a die-hard scrapper like me. 
I am really trying hard to use my Imagine more and more, so the background paper ( 8x8) and all the images are printed and cut from Imagine cartridge from Kate's Kitchen. The border across the top is from Imagine More. A little ribbon and some doodles with my gel pen and it was ready to drop in the mail to my aunt.


Happy Holidays!

Well, I bet you thought I fell of the edge of the earth. That darn thing they call a "job" just keeps getting in the way of what is really important, my blog!!

In between long work days the last few weeks, I scrambled to get my holiday cards, gifts and baking done. I didn't go crazy like I've done in the past, but feel good about what I have gotten done before this weekend.

So I am going to try and catch up on some posting today and tomorrow. It will be a fairly quiet Christmas at our house, just the three of us. Kinda looking forward to sitting on the couch watching Christmas movies and drinking hot chocolate, with a splash of Irish Cream of course.

Ok- so here are a couple cards I sent out this year.

I came across this idea about a year ago on the web here. What a great card and mini gift idea.

This card measures 5" square and has the little pocket for a little gift. The gift being a magnet for your fridge or maybe file cabinet at work.
For the holidays I decide on the cute little skater from Winter Frolic. I cut her at 4" then added the magnet on the back.

I just had to add stickles to her little hat, gloves and skates. How about that face, makes ya just giggle with her.. The face is from PKS Happy Lashes, one of my favorite stamp sets ever. I am going to link this up to their blog for the PKS designers choice challenge this week. The sentiment is from Pink by Design.
Also going to link up to Our Creative Corner challenge.

Next up is this jolly snow family card. I picked this new stamp up at the local craft store using a 40% off coupon. Still working on my coloring skills, but had fun anyway.

I will be back again later with some more holiday cards I did this week.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Little Mistletoe

Her is an other very quick holiday card

I printed the holly and snowflake paper on the Iamgine. Not that I don't have enough holiday paper to select from, but it has been fun using the Imagine.

Boy, I still have so many cards to make!

Here's how I did it...
A2 base card
Printed card stock printed from Mr. Frosty Imagine cartridge
Holly/layers cut at 3.5" from CM Tis the Season cart
Red frame sized on this gypsy from CM Tis the Season
Sentiment from BugBites Mistletoe stamp set

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Baking cookies

I spent most of my weekend putting the last of my Xmas decorations up. Then most of today I spent in the kitchen baking holiday cookies. That is what inspired this card. 
All paper is from my stash except the red strip- I printed this on my Imagine. I am trying to use my imagine more and more. Thank goodness for all of you out there with Tutorials for this machine. 

Scrappy Moms Stamps is having a Christmas Terrific Tuesday challenge so being I used one of their fantastic stamps, I think I shall link this card up over there. 

Here's How I did it...
Basic A2 size card base
All paper from my stash
Red Stripe Paper printed from Mr. Frosty Cricut imagine cart
Gingerbread people/layers cut at 2.5" from the Gingerbread cart
Tag cut from CM Tis the Season
MS Border bunch
Sentiment from SMS Winter Wishes stamp set
Twine from Twinery

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Cool Holiday Gift Item

I am not sure how I came across this website, but I think it is very cool and wanted to share it with you.

It's a website where you can print your blog into book format. There are options fro paper back or hardcover. Even customize the cover.
Just a few clicks and the book is ready to order.
It would be a very cool and special gift to give someone a printed copy of their blog or give a copy of your blog.

It is also a great idea to archive your own blog.

Just had to share with you.

Happy Holidays

Happy Wednesday everyone.

Here is another card using the Treasurebox Designs SVG.
Aren't these birds just so cute. They almost look like the birds from the Angry Birds game...LOL.

Here's how I did it...
Basic A2 card base.
All paper is from my scrap box
Sentiment is from Pink by Design Winter Fun stamp set
Birds/layers svg file from Treaurebox Designs
highlights with my gel and glitter pen
Ribbon from my stash

Monday, December 5, 2011

Cuttlebug and Snowflakes

Back in October, I mentioned that my Cuttlebug had decide to take a break.. literally, BREAK!
It was a pretty sad day and until now I have been without the power to emboss.

In desperate times, I even tried to force the plates and embossing folders through the rollers by just giving it a good shove. Needless to say, that took a lot more muscle power than was expected. 

My friend, the smart gal she is, suggested I put the poor little bug in the hospital and schedule some surgery. 
Into the op room we went, and once the little guy was opened up, I discovered one of the gears had fallen off. Fortunately, I found the little screw that keeps it on. So I stuck it back in place, put the bug back together and I am back in embossing business! Who knew  I was a closet engineer. 

Cardz TV has a challenge going, S cards; make a card with an image that starts with "s" which brings me to  my card today. There were snow flurries in the air today, so this card seemed to be perfect for the day.

This little snow boy is an svg file from Treasurebox Desings Winter Wonderland set.I just love the little face. Treasure box has face stamps that work well with most of their files, so it made making this sweet face really easy. Just a few extra white accents really make it cute.

Here's how I did it...
Base card using kraft paper, 6"x6"--all other paper from my scrap box 
Blue stamp mat cut at 5.25" 
Twine from Twinery
Sentiment from Scrappy Moms Stamps
SVG file from Treasure Box Designs
Snowflakes using the CM pocket punch
Stickles in the snowflakes

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Yahoo! I got to craft in my scrap room today!

Thanksgiving is over and we're on the fast track to Christmas. My goodness, time is going fast.
Since my last post, I have been working some long hours at work which leaves little time to do anything else at night. Not to mention all the holiday stuff going on.

Last Sunday I baked cookies with my friends so I have almost all my holiday baking done. We also put up our holiday lights outside and got the Christmas tree up. Just finished putting on the ornaments tonight. Still need to hang the tinsel.

For those of you that are Scandinavian,  you will know what Lefsa is. If not, it is a potato base dough that is chilled overnight and then divided into small portions and rolled really thin the next morning. It is then fried on a flat griddle served up with butter and sugar. Well, I made 2 dozen pieces this morning. That may not sound like a lot, but it takes time rolling each piece really thin.

That left this afternoon for me to finally get some crafting done.

I am so far behind with challenges, but did see that Peachy Keen has a sketch challenge and Robin at  Robin's Creative Cottage has posted her very first challenge.

So here is my first holiday card of the season....yes, I am WAY behind!
I have a few more cards to share, tomorrow with you.

Here's how I did it...
Paper all from my stash -the stripe paper is really sparkly with all the glitter on it.
Santa/layers cut 3" from Simply Charmed
Face stamped using PKS simple Simon face stamps and the mustache from their accessories stamp set
Stickles on nose and beard.
Twine from Twinery
Ribbon from Stampin Up
Sentiment from BugBites Mistletoe stamp set
Button from my stash
Cuttlebug Snowflake embossing folder