Thursday, July 31, 2008

Thank you card- take on sketch Laura's sketch #5

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Pattern Paper: Pink paisley
rubon & pearls: Kaiser
Ribbon from my stash
sewing and sanding

9 1/2 year old daughter's take on Laura's sketch #5

All products are DCWV
This is her first time making a card following a sketch. I think she did great! Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Laura's sketch #5

My take on the sketch over at 2 sketches 4 you this week:Pattern Paper: Pink Paisley
ribbon: open stock from LSS
pearls & rub on: Kaiser
card: DCWV
other: machine sewing, and distressing with sand paper

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kazan's sketch #5


This was a super quick card to make from yet another beautiful sketch from 2 sketches 4 you

Pattern Paper: We R Memory keepers (Hoopla)

rubon: American Crafts

ribbon: offray, may arts

punch: EK success

jewels: Hobby Lobby

other: sewing

Monday, July 21, 2008

Slip sliding away

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finished this morning, sort of killed to birds with one stone. Backporch Memories and my local scrapbook store have a contest. One was for the sketch the other was for the supplies. yep, that's me always thinking.....
Making Memories: letter stickers, pattern paper
Bazzill: Brads, cardstock
American Crafts: ribbon
Prima: bling

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Big Wooohooo for me!!

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I just found out, that I made the 2 peas top 10 votes gallery!! Thank you to Laura at 2 sketches 4 you for giving me the heads up! I'm just so excited.....I feel like a rock star!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cinnamon rolls! Yummo!

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Okay, I got a new recipe from my good buddy, so fabulous that I had to share:
3/4 Cups buttermilk, warm (I use dried buttermilk)
6 Tbsp unsalted butter melted and cooled until warm
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 envelope yeast
1 1/4 tsp table salt
whisk buttermilk, butter and eggs together in a large liquid measuring cup. Mix 4 cups of flour, sugar, yeast and salt in a stand mixer with dough hook. On low speed add buttermilk mixture and mix until the dough comes together, about a minute.
Then turn speed up medium-low for 10 minutes. If more flour is needed add 1/4 cup, 1 tablespoon at a time, until just cleans bowl
Turn dough out onto clean counter and knead by hand to form smooth round ball about 1 minute. Place the dough in oiled bowl and wrap tight with plastic wrap let rise 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

For insides:
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
pinch table salt
Mix brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt together in a small bowl.

Turn dough onto lightly floured counter and press it into a 12" x 16 " rectangle. Brush dough with butter. Sprinkle the brown sugar mixture over dough.
Roll the dough into a tight cylinder pinch seam closed. Roll so the seam is down. Slice into 12 equal sized rolls, arrange on a 13" x 9" pan. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap let rise 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20- 25 minutes or until golden. Flip onto wire rack cool 5 minutes.

For topping:
3 Tbsp. cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp. buttermilk or milk
1 1/2 cups confectioner sugar
Whisk the cream cheese and buttermilk together in a large bowl until thick and smooth. Add confectioners sugar and beat 30 seconds. Flip rolls upright and drizzle with glaze over warm rolls.
For my rolls I skipped the topping it was a little sweet for me, but it is still WAY better than cinnabon! enjoy!

2 sketches for you sketch #4

This is my take on their sketch Took a vote and the kids couldn't decide which one they liked better, so I posted both!
Pattern paper: October Afternoon
ribbon & rubons: American crafts
Jewels: Hobby Lobby
Glitter glue: Ranger Stickles
Cards: DCWV
Cardstock: Bazzill
Cupcakes: Doodle Charms cartriage cricut

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

To do Clipboard

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I have been wanting to make me a clipboard for AGES today was the day! This is what I came up with:

I have papers that float all over my desk and I figured this would be a perfect solution to the mad searching, KEEP IT ALL TOGETHER.

Pattern paper, ribbon, letter stickers, brads: american crafts

scallop boarder: bazzill

glitter glue: (pink) lil davis designs

Basic how to:

I bought my clipboard at Walmart for like 92 cents. If you feel like you want to do more than one, I have seen them in multi-packs at Sam's club for like 88 cents a piece.

I cut my paper down to 8 1/2 x 11 and glued it down using 3M tacky adhesive (LOVE THIS!!). For my to do part I measured the height of my tallest letter and cut my matte paper just larger than the 1" letters.

For the ribbon along the bottom I cut it just larger than my clipboard and glued it on the back, (I didn't want to waste any of my fabulous ribbon)

for the ribbon on the top, a good rule of thumb to follow is that the thicker your ribbon you want to tie the longer you want to cut it, the thinner it is the shorter you cut it. The reason being that the thicker ribbon has a harder time going around when it's being tied so you need a little more room to tie it.

I really am enjoying my clipboard, it's so much more fun than just a plain/blank one. I sure hope that these instructions were clear. I would love to see what anyone else comes up with!

Play with AC and pagemaps

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I really like working with sketches it seems to make things go so much faster, the other day I had American Crafts paper and had the best time! I came up with 3 pages and a couple of cards here is a sample:

As you can see I made my page 11 x 8 1/2 instead of 12 x 12.

I tried to follow the design for my card, the rubons were something I had on my desk, I really like how it turned out!

Pattern paper, ribbon, rubons, letter stickers: American Crafts

Flower & Cardstock: Bazzill

pearls: Kaiser crafts

Hi rubon: Gin-X

Monday, July 14, 2008

Bucket list travel album

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I have had a lot of fun creating things these last few days, my computer is not cooperating like it should....but here is what I finished up today:

This is the travel addon kit sold at Scrapbook Circle. The album is Tinkerink peekaboo, Paper, stickers & brads are all Making Memories, flowers are Heidi Swapp. The actual idea for this little book came from the Making Memories blog, a designer there decided to do a bucket list layout, I just expanded. Now for pictures!


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I was gone for a whole week on a vacation! So much fun, when we got home I got sick and just laid there, don't ya just hate that?! But I do have few things to share with you.....First of all, my Woohoo page of my DS learning to ride his bike without training wheels.

pattern paper: Prima

letters: american crafts

stars: fancy pants

sticker: scenic route

glitter glue: stickles

I sanded the pictures a little, added acrylic paint to let the stars "shine" and there is some sewing.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th!!

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I had so much fun making these banners!
I used my cricut (using George at 4 1/2") to cut the pattern paper out, I traced the stars onto chipboard and hand cut those out. I painted the backs red, then applied the patterned paper, distressed the edges, doodled a little on the edges. I measure 1" in for the hole punches and punched all the holes. I painted the letters with stickles to give it a glittery feel. I also used buttons and brads to cover up the end holes where the string is to hang them up. I looped the fiber through the holes of the button then then made a knot so it wouldn't slip through, then I glued the button down. Super easy!!
Supplies used:
Making Memories: stickers, star brads, and buttons
Cosmo Cricket: Blackboard
Pattern paper: Scenic Route
Small Star: Lil Davis Designs
Ribbon: assorted from my stash

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


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LOVE this recipe, so easy...and quick! I like to make the sauce first (it lets the dried onion rehydrate):
1 can tomato sauce
1 Tablespoon instant minced onion (you could always use fresh)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 garlic powder (I like to use fresh, I use 2 cloves cut up)

1 cup warm water
1 Tablespoon yeast
1/4 cup oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/4 to 2 1/2 cup flour (start with less and add more, if making in a mixer, you want it to just clean the bowl)

I like to use a stone ware rectangle pan to make sure the bottom is crunchy, I also like to put a little cornmeal on the bottom so the dough doesn't stick to the pan. I usually eyeball it.....
Toppings, Mozarella, bell peppers, pepparoni, hamburger, mushrooms....whatever you like....
Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, I cooked mine a little longer because the edges weren't brown enough for me. After cooking let it sit for a minute or two to cool down. Then eat up!! We hardly have any leftovers, and if we do the boys ALWAYS fight for who will get the last piece, ENJOY!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Fun-ness that I made yesterday

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Okay so blogger was down and then I found out the olympic trials was on, let's face it I got distracted! So here is the post from yesterday:

The sketch came from the new Scrapbooks etc. page planner pg. 104. I loved using the new GCD papers fell in love with those at CHA this year, american crafts brads & rubons, scenic route chipboard, making memories eyelet (surprised myself with that one!). I was pretty excited to use up some of my MANY rubons and new toys. Oh, and yes that IS me in the wet suit.....yeah I know real attractive! This nice lady at the lake took our picture, she probably thought we were all crazy....

here is the journaling:

Swim * Bike * Run * My first sprint triathlon! A group of friends decided they wanted to, and asked if I wanted to join.. Sure, I haven't done anything like this since I was 19! The training was interesting seeing that most of it I did myself, occasionally we would get together, to run or ride. My friend Jennie and I swam at our gym. The very first time I swam I thought I was going to drown doing every stroke possible to stay afloat! I improved and even borrowed a wet suit to help with the lack of confidence in the water. I bought a swim cap (so I don't totally fry my hair) and a water bottle for my bike, (I just think it's so cool!) I almost bought riding gloves, but really..... I also bought knee braces, yuck! I can run on a treadmill but the road absolutely kills my knees. Sure sign I am getting old! I took a few rides to my parent’s house (7 miles round trip), and even did one open water swim at Saguaro Lake, disgusting about covers that…and yet somehow I survived training….