Saturday, March 31, 2012

Card Making Workshop Saturday April 7th

I've been busy crafting! Sadly not all for me though :( I made a banner for my sister in law's baby shower and also a home decor frame sample for a workshop.
However today I was lucky and I finished TWO cards for my upcoming workshop! YAY! I loved using the 2011-2013 in colors again. They are my fav :) I used the stamp set Fruit and Flowers and the coordinating paper too. I got to play with my new Labels Framelits too! - LOVE it. If you didn't get it, I'm sure it will be moved into the main IB&C. For this card I used Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder and Calypso Coral.

I also made this card using the Hostess paper, Cheerful Treat. I love the Concord Crush and Melon Mambo flowers. SO springy and bright! :) If you host a party of $150 or more you can choose this DSP as one of your FREE items! For this card I used 2 different papers, Concord Crush and a little Lucky Limeade. I ran in through the Big Shot with a flower embossing folder, Elegant Bouquet. Since I didn't have room to stamp, I stamped a 2-step flower on the inside on whisper white. I love the way it turned out!

Sorry I haven't blogged for a while, Monday I'll be 26 weeks pregnant! I can't believe it. I didn't take my picture yet, but I will and I'll post it this week. I wonder how my dog Hunny will react to this little bundle that will take over our house? Baby Wyatt will soon be here!! :-)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Rustic Roasted Apple Pies with fresh Whipped Cream!

Now this is a sweet piece! I had to share this picture and recipe! I just made this's a Giada De Laurentiis recipe from the Food Network. Here is the recipe. I did add a little more than 1/4 cup of powdered sugar to the whipped cream to sweeten it up. I also had some Red Delicious apples that were going to go bad and I used those - it still turned out GREAT. I used the pie dough recipe from Anne Burrell here. I am NO longer afraid of pie crust! This one is AMAZING! So flaky and buttery. Whoever you make these for, will love you. :-) Enjoy!!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash Day#4

Last one for the night! I am sooo tired and ready for bed. Wyatt has been active tonight, lots of movement going on in my belly! I'm playing along with Apron Strings to Scrap my Stash Day#4! I love this paper by Cosmo Cricket, Early Bird. It's a couple/few years old but I finally got the hankerin' to use it! So cute!

Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash Day#3

Staying up waaay to late to catch up to Day more to go and I'll be all caught up ;) Here is my layout for the Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash Day#3. Today, working with Pack #3: Select three coordinating patterned papers, journaling cards, alphabet, 3 - 5 flowers and pair that with the first photos that inspire you - old or new.

This paper I love...I used some Teresa Collins here that I bought specifically for my engagement/wedding photos. Love the classic look of black/white/ivory.

Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash Day#2

Today I'm scrapping like crazy trying to play catch up! I'm on Day #2 for the Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash. Today's challenge is #5: Two different, but coordinating colors of cardstock, 2 sheets coordinating patterned paper, stick pin, paper clip, 2 lengths of different ribbon or baker's twine, pre-printed diecut or frame and combine these items with your oldest Christmas photos.
I wasn't really happy with the layout probably because I feel like I had this hodge podge of "stuff" that didn't really mesh well together. But it was nice to use "stuff" I've had for a while! Yay! Room to buy more stuff! hahahaha J/K (maybe) ;-)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash Day#1

I'm so behind in the Scrap your Stash! If you want to play along, follow the link! It started Monday, and here I am posting on Wednesday (practically Thursday!) I have had a busy week, but plan to catch up on my scrapping today and Friday! I'll be working on making some cute Monkey baby shower invites with my sister in law tomorrow. 50 of them! I'll post them when I'm done.
But for now, here is my layout for the Apron Strings Scrap Your Stash Day#1. Using Pack #2 (One sheet cardstock, coordinating paper with dots and a floral print, chipboard, 2 tags and 6-8 brads) and combine it with a set of your newest photos.It's my 1st wedding layout I've done. All the pictures are in a photo album and I finally decided to just scrap a few. I really love the black/white and just a splash of red. Those were our colors too. See you back tomorrow for more layouts!!

Oh! And here's a photo of me at 21 weeks! Why do I feel like I'm getting so big, too fast!?