our 65# lap dog..

#11/365- Im pretty sure he doesn't realize exactly how big he is! He is about 65lbs. Sometimes while im laying in bed, he lays right on top of me, like im his personal pillow or something! Today, Hubby was his victom of choice!

shake shake shake shimmer

I love shaker cards! I dont make them as often as I should, they are just so much fun! This is the sample for February 1st's shaker card class.

circle scissor plus- 112530
window sheets medium- 114323
*new* scalloped heart of hearts embosslit- 117332
frost white shimmer paint- 116854
paper piercer-116631
mat pack- 105826
heart to heart punch- 113694
*new*pinking hearts border punch(small heart confetti in shaker)- 117649
photo corners punch- 109042
dazzling diamonds- 102023
boho blooms background stamp- 111608
basic black stampin write marker- 100082
stazon white pad and refill- 106960
cardstock used-
Rose Red- 102544
Regal Rose- 105130
Whisper White- 100730
Basic Black- 102851

picnic parade

Here's a cute card that we will be making at class on Monday for the masking technique. I used the new hostess level 2 set Picnic Parade- I love it!

*new* picnic parade stamp set- hostess level 2
*new* fine flourish (small background) - 115709
*new* scallop trim border punch- earn through sale-a-bration with a $50 retail purchase!
Jet black stazon ink- 101406
3/16" corner rounder punch- 109047
blender pens- 102845
sponge daubers-102892
scallop circle punch- 109043

card stock and classic ink used-
Bashful Blue- card stock- 105120 and ink-105209
Tempting Turquoise- ink- 100814
Soft Suede (in color) card stock- 115318 and ink- 115657
So Saffron- card stock- 105118
Very Vanilla- card stock- 101650
Ruby Red- ink- 102259
Dusty Durango (in color) - card stock- 115321- ink- 115654
Creamy Caramel- ink-103220
Crushed Curry (in color) ink- 115659
Sahara Sand- ink- 105208
Not Quite Navy- ink- 103008
Certainly Celery -ink- 105217
Old Olive- ink- 102277
Close To Cocoa- ink- 103139

Thanks for stopping by!

<3 owls

# 9/365- here is the wise owl that resides in my dining room- i just <3 owls :)

#10/365- I have alot of stitch options on my new machine, I hope to figure out how to use atleast some of them soon!


I've been away from the computer for a few days, one of my girls made the 6hr treck to come visit me :) We had a alot of fun, I just wish it was longer!

#6/365- Its always exciting to see a horse and buggy- Sara got a kick out of it when we pulled into wal mart and we saw one :) not too bad for a phone picture ~

#7/365- We went to Shorty's for lunch, I hadn't been in a very long time, and I thought it would be fun to take Sara to it. Its a step back in time. another phone picture ~

#8/365- Flowers in the middle of winter... ok.. its dried.. and sits in my dining room- lovely isnt it?! :)

Home Sweet Home

Im loving the 365 project! Im hoping to get to posting them every day, instead of two at a time, sorry!
#4/365 - The smell of Mango fills my house :)

#5/365 -  Home Sweet Home


Isnt this little lion just the cutest thing?! This is an announcement im making for my girl Amanda. She is going to have a handsome little boy in just a few months!
*new* Fox & friends- Wood-117020 or Clear mount- 118565
Polka Dot background- retired but there is a new mini background- Dot, Dot, Dot that looks similar- 115332
So Saffron ribbon- retired
One of a kind stamp set- 113624
Darling Dots- retired
Sweet little Sentiments-retired
Big Shot Machine- 113439
SU Perfect Detail Texturz Plate-115962
3/16" Corner Rounder punch-109047
Round Tab punch- 108340
Gold Brads- 104337
Versamark Pad- 102283

Card Stock and Classic Ink used-
So Safrron- card stock- 105130
Crushed Curry (in color)- ink- 115659
Soft Suede (in color)- card stock- 115318 and ink- 115657
Whisper White- card stock- 100730

Certainly Celery- card stock- 105217

Vanilla pancakes with pecan maple syrup- YUM!

Mmmm I was watching the Paula Deen show the other day and she was making waffles with this pecan maple syrup.. and I just had to try it! (Although I was too hungry and I gave up on trying to search for the recipe she used)

Pecan Maple Syrup
- 2tblspn of butter
- 1/2 cup pecans- rough chop
- 1/2 cup maple syrup (whatever you have in the fridge!)
- pinch of salt

Step 1- Melt butter on low, add in pecans.
Step 2- Toast them for a minute.
Step 3- Add maple syrup and salt.
Step 4- Heat until warm.
Step 5- Add on to your pancakes or waffles. Enjoy!

To make the vanilla pancakes, follow directions on your favorite mix, and add a tsp of vanilla (I usually do the 7-8 pancakes which is a cup of pancake mix, and 3/4 cup water)

Dont they look yummy?! Enjoy,


mmmm I love banana's! And they are even yummier with chocolate on them!!!

Chocolate Covered Banana's
 Any topping you would like- I used pecans
 Chocolate pieces
 wax paper

Step 1- cut up banana's to desired sizes.
Step 2- Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, place banana pieces on it- place in freezer until you are done with step 3.
Step 3- Melt chocolate according to package.
Step 4- Spoon chocolate over the banana pieces- then sprinkle with your topping of choice. DO NOT put the banana pieces into the chocolate to cover.. when you get a few done your chocolate will be all sorts of funk- globbed up.. and no matter what you do.. it will not work nicely again- dont ask how i know :)
Step 5-When all pieces are finished place into freezer, after about an hour transfer them into an air tight container. (before eating let sit out for 10mins.. other wise your going to the dentist for the chipped tooth!- No I didnt do that!) Enjoy!

Dont worry... here they are..

Did you think that i already was slacking on 365 project?? I had quite the day yesterday, didnt have time to post, I do however, always have time to take a picture :)
#2/365-A new gym routine- just go! I would like to start going again, I need to start going again, all this cooking is showing its toll :)

#3/365- Oliver, he is my baby! I've had him since he was 5 weeks old, he is 1yr and 5months now. He LOVES the snow :)



We all have dreams, right? Like someday i'll finally be a mother, and we'll own a house. Some day... but for now.. a card!

Supplies- all Stampin' up! products
Big shot machine- 113439
Large Scallop Square die- 115950
Round Tab punch- 108340
Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon- 109054
Dreams du Jour stamp set- 111624
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware- 112454
*new* sending love specialty designer paper-117153
 Blender Pens- 102845
 paper piercing tool- 116631
 Mat Pack- 105826
 stapler and staples
Card stock and classic ink used:
 Very Vanilla- cardstock- 106530
 Chocolate Chip-cardstock- 107102 and ink- 100908
 Pretty in Pink- ink-101301
 Regal Rose- ink-105211
 Certainly Celery-ink-105217
 Old Olive- ink-102277

MMmmm Pizza!

I LOVE pizza! The only thing equivalent to Papa John's pizza with the garlic dipping sauce in my world, is.. well home made pizza! And thats just what we had last night for dinner.

Hamburger Pizza
 Flour (If i use wheat dough, I use wheat flour!)
 Corn meal
 Hamburg- I used about a 1/2lb
 Mozzarella Cheese (as much as you want!)
 Sauce (I dont like alot of sauce on my pizza..)
 Spices (I used salt, pepper and pizza seasoning)
 Pizza dough (I buy the dough in the bakery freezer- mainly b/c I dont have a kitchen aid stand mixer, I've tried to make by hand once.. it wasnt pretty :)
 (usually when i make pizza, i melt some butter, add garlic and parsley, then rub it with a silicone brush on the "crust" )
Step 1- make husband brown up the hamburg, make sure he adds the salt and pepper, while he is doing this, lightly flour your surface and flatten out dough. (you can use a rolling pin, or slap it out- I leave that method to MB when we make pizza together!)
Step 2- Sprinkle cornmeal on your cooking surface; pizza stone, put dough on pizza stone, and dock the dough - I use a fork, I stab the dough until I feel satisfied :) make sure to not stab your "crust" you still want that to rise up.
Step 3- Slop on your sauce (I sprinkle the pizza seasoning at this point)
Step 4- Cheese it up to your liking
Step 5- Add your husbands nicely browned hamburg.
Step 6- Bake at 450 degrees (or whatever the package for your dough says) for 10-12minutes.

Start of 365 project...

Well my intent to start 365 project on the first of January.. out the window.. but only by 5 days :) Here is photo #1
This is little devil kitten (as I type this I had to take her off of my scrap desk- she loves to play with my sponge daubers.. I find them EVERYWHERE!) Starbuck, no no.. not after the coffee, as I do love coffee.. my husband got to name her, and she is named after a character on Battlestar Galactica- I love my Geek :)

Enjoy your day!

preview projects..

Today im sharing some projects I made for my mini and sab catalog preview tomorrow.

book marks- (saw the idea for the magnetic ones on Diana Ball-Seitz blog) We will be making the magnetic ones for the make-n-take at the event.
All items used are stampin' up! products:
 -Big Shot Machine-113439
 -Two Tags Die- 115954 (SU exclusive!)
 -Scallop circle punch- 109043
 -1 3/8" Circle punch- 104401
 -1 1/4" Circle punch- 104403
 -Tart & Tangy (stamp set- apple bookmark) 111514
 -Charming (holiday mini stamp set) - 116519
 -Filigree Designer brads- 112577
 -whisper white satin ribbon- 114616
 -white signo gel pen- 105021
Card stock and Classic ink used:
Real Red (card stock- 106545 and ink-03133)
Bashful Blue (cardstock-106535 and ink- 105209)
Chocolate Chip (cardstock- 107102 and ink- 100908)
Old Olive (cardstock- 106544 and ink-102277)
Apricot Appeal (cardstock- 107081)

 All items used Stampin' up! products
 -Big Shot Machine 113439
 -Movers and Shapers Die- 114506 (SU exclusive!)
 -One of a kind (stamp set) - 113624
 -Dreams du Jour (stamp set) -111624
 *new* Sending Love specialty designer series paper- 117153
 -Curly Label Punch- 112208
*new* Pinking hearts border punch - 117649
 -Blender pens- 102845
Card Stock and Classic Ink pad colors used
- Real Red (card stock- 106545 and ink-03133)
-Very Vanilla (card stock-106531)
-Pretty In Pink (card stock-106546 and ink-101301)  
close up of the window
was going to add more, but having issues lining stuff up, very ocd ;) i'll try some more tomorrow! Thanks for stopping by!

Spinach & Cheese Chicken Roll

Ingredients= Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, Salt, Pepper, Spinach Leaves, Mozzarella Cheese, Parmesan Cheese, Tooth Picks, Angel Hair Pasta, Olive Oil, Garlic, Parsley, Toothpicks

Step 1-- Take the Chicken Breasts and beat those babies flat !!
Step 2-- Sprinkle the Chicken Breasts with salt & pepper
Step 3-- Rinse and pat dry the spinach leaves.
Step 4-- Lay the spinach leaves over the chicken breasts
Step 5-- Sprinkle Mozzarella & Parm cheese on top of spinach then roll the chicken and secure with toothpicks.
Step 6-- Sprinkle some salt & pepper on the outside of the chicken.
Step 7-- Grill on Med-High heat until slightly browned.
Step 8-- Cook Angel Hair pasta as directed on box.
Step 9-- In a pan put some olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt & pepper on low heat. When pasta is finished cooking add it to the pan and allow to simmer in that olive oil goodness.
Step 10-- Plate & Serve !!!

My very first post!!!

I'm so excited to start this blog.

I have a lot of projects scheduled for 2010. I am doing the 365 day photography project (where you take daily photos of what going on with your life)  I have an ambitious cooking schedule planned for this year.
I have recently started selling Stampin Up -- you will see plenty of my stamping & scrapbook projects. Im sure with my husband deploying soon, I will probably pick up some more hobbies-- so you never know what you will find when you stop by my blog :)

Thanks for stopping by !!!


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