Monday, June 9, 2008


I don't know about you, but sometimes I struggle with making a good boy card. It's easy sometimes to make a "little" boy card, but with son's that are 8&9, I'm getting out of the pirate and froggie phase of life.

Thankfully SU! doesn't make stamps that have anything to do with burping and farting, which seems to be 2 of the things that bring the most enjoyment to boys that age.

Luckily, we are raising 2 sports freaks, so using the Sporting set seemed liked an okay option. So I was inspired by the card using this set in the catalog on pg. 79, but mine really ended up looking nothing like it. It's a really simple card that I ending up liking the layout for.

Happy Monday All!!!

Paper: Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink: Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue
Set: Sporting

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fresh Strawberry Pie

So one of the things I'm going to do with the "new" blog is to share some of my favotrite recipes here and there. Though I love to cook, baking is really my thing.

Now, there is a good chance I posted this recipe last summer, or well I meant to, maybe I did...maybe I didn't. But here is the is the best darn pie ever. Super easy to make, and so very refreshing!!!!!

Sometimes, when I'm feeling totally crazy, I make it with raspberries and raspberry jello--only when I'm feelin' crazy. Which for me, means I've made it that way a lot!

So if you want your husband to adore you, your kids to thank you, your sister to envy you, and the neighbors to be in awe of your Martha Stewart-like abiities, then go get some strawberries and strawberry jello and whip one up tonight. You won't regret it.

Make in the tin pie crust:

1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 c. oil
2 tbsp. milk

In the pie plate mix dry ingredients. Measure 1/2 c. oil and add 2 tbsp. milk. Mix together. (there is probably some fancy name for this process, like emulsification, or something but I just call it "mixing" :) ) Pour over flour mixture in pie plate and mix together. Press around pie plate and form crust. Poke with a fork. Bake 350 for 20 minutes.

Fresh Strawberry Filling

1 c. sugar
1 c. water
2 tbsp. cornstarch
3 tbsp. strawberry jello
2 c. sliced fresh strawberries

Mix sugar and cornstarch in saucepan. Add water and boil until thick. Add jello. Stir well. Stir in strawberries and pour into pie crust. Chill until set and serve with whipped cream.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Fairytale Ending

Oh my goodness! I'm back!!!! I really mean it. I have cards made, photographed and uploaded them to the computer. Now I just have to get here each day and share.
And the blog is gonna change a little. More personal stuff here and there. Maybe some of my favorite recipes. And whatever I feel the need to rant about, like Caitlyn the cashier I had a Walmart last week-that was an interesting experience-but that will be another day.

So here's my first card back. I got to borrow the Full of Life set (SU!) from my wonderful upline Kristin and well, I fell in love with it!!! So many great little saying. I even made some artwork for my living room with it, but I'll share that another day. So I was inspired by a card I saw on Splitcoast that well, now I can't find to give her credit. (Does that ever happen to you, where you just click here and then there, and then again, and pretty soon you have no idea where the heck you are?)Anyway, I also used the Boho Background (SU!), the flowers out of there and embossed them with white embossing powder onto vellum.
Ended up with a pretty wedding card!

Good to be back, I've missed you all, and shhhh......I see blog candy in the future next week!!!!!

Paper: Basic gray, black, whisper white, vellum
Ink: Black
Sets: Boho Background, Full of Life
Accessories: Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon