Monday, August 27, 2012

and the winner is....

hello friends!

the winner of the washi tape from the 
scraptastic club 2nd anni blog hop is.....

Comment #15
Angie said...
Great job combining kits! I really need to do that more often. Thanks for the inspiration.
please email me your info at:
and jessica will get you washi to you!

i've been busy the past 2 days
scrapping with the sept "take note"
kit, addon and stamp kit!!

i can't wait to share!!


Saturday, August 25, 2012

scraptastic clubs 2nd anniversary blog hop

Hello scraptastic friends!

can you believe this is the second anniversary for 
scraptastic club!!! YAY congrats jessica!!
this is a letter scavenger hunt hop!
so make sure you hit all the blogs
on the list at the end of this post, then email
the unscrambled word to
for your chance to win a 3 month subscription

are you ready for your letter??

and here is a page i created using
at least 5 different scraptastic club kits from this past year!

there are so many fun embellies in 
every kit! here you can see
the studio calico kraft butterfly stickers,
unity stamp, chipboard title banner, and banner sticker
all from different past kits!
chipboard hexagons and kraft tag
also from different kit!

want to win some really cute washi??
follow my blog, and post a comment on here by 11:59pm 8/26/12
and i'll pick a random winner!!

Monday, July 30, 2012

catching up!

hello scrappy firends!

just wanted so share some more
july scraptastic club pages with you!

nostalgic summer kit

nostalgic summer kit

summer picnic


Friday, July 20, 2012

long time no post! sorry

hello friends! long time no post!
sorry it's been so long. i was having og on issues.
then the end of school, more strep and the the 
beginning of summer just took hold of all off my time!

i have still been keeping very busy with scraptastic club

this was my june challenge for scraptastic club...
i honestly thought this was the funniest pic i've seen
in forever!!! 2 things i LOVE, makes me so happy every
single time i look at this pic! i used the oh snap june
kit and add-on for this one!

and now a few july pages!

did you get your july kit(s)
i got it all the month (think you hubby for the gift of scrappy)

i can't wait to share more with you
this month! i am so tired now i can't type
anymore. spent the day baking and making
it a special day for wil's half bday today. 
i cannot believe he is 7 1/2! my sweet little guy!


Saturday, June 09, 2012

double berry oatmeal bars

double berry oatmeal bars
2 cups oats (any kind will do)
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp honey
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
3/4 cup oil (i used smart balance)
2 eggs
1/4 cup cranberries*
1/2 cup blueberries*
*i use fresh or frozen

mix all ingredients in a bowl, bake at 350 for 20 minutes
let cool, cut into bars and enjoy!

i adapted this recipe from this 

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

nuts weeks 215 and 216

hello scrappy friends!

i'm so sorry to have taken some
time off from scrapping and blogging :(

i've had strep twice and a terrible
case of tonsillitis!  i have been 
on so much medicine and soooo tired!

so here are the past 2 weeks nuts pages!

weeks 215
i used the scraptastic club may faded jeans 
kit and addon and stamp kit!

week 216
and here i used the scraptastic club june
oh snap kit, addon and stamp kit!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

nuts week 214

hello scrappy friends!
hope everyone had a great weekend!

another awesome sketch this week
from shawn at nuts about sketches

again i used my may 
scraptastic club kit
(faded jeans) add-on 
and awesome stamp kit!!
oh and of course some mr huey!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

nuts week 213

hello scrappy friends!

here is my take on the left side of this weeks 
2 page sketch from nuts about sketches!

I used the may faded jeans
kit and add-on from 

sadly i haven't had much scrappy time
lately. now with my second bought
of strep in 3 weeks, and a
sinus infection :( it's hard to be
scrappy when you're feeling crappy!!


Thursday, May 10, 2012

half wheat grilled.....

happy thursday all!

i wanted to share a new recipe 
with you all today!

half wheat griiled....

this recipe can be just 
a grilled flat bread, pizza crust, naan...
anything you need a yummy
flat bread for, this is a GREAT one.

1pckt active dry yeast
1 cup warm water
dissolve yeast on water for 5 minutes
1 tbsp honey
add to water/yeast and let sit for 10 mins
1 slightly beaten egg
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp evoo
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp salt
2 1/4 cups white wheat flour
2 1/4 cup ap flour
1 tsp granulated garlic
in your stand mixer with hook attachment
mix all ingredients together on speed 2
for 5 minutes.
cover and let rise 1 hour.
roll into small balls
(for larger breads *pizza size i make 7)
cover and let rise 1 hour.
roll out and grill :)


Monday, May 07, 2012

nuts week 212

happy monday all!!
hope everyone had a great weekend
lex an i had strep last week
so we had a quiet weekend here.

yay for may sketches!!!
to see all the awesome examples
of this weeks sketch!
i absolutely adore this weeks sketch!

how cute and happy does 
wil look??!!
he loved making an racing his
yellow angry bird pinewood
derby car!!!
i used my may scraptstic club
faded jeans kit addon and stamp kit!!


Tuesday, May 01, 2012

nuts week 211

happy tuesday!!

LOVE this weeks nuts sketch!!
i used the march scraptastic club kit
for this one!
it scanned a little wonky, but it is not IRL! lol
pics are from my birthday
dinner from last year. of course i'm the
one taking the pics lol
we went to one of our favorite 
restaurants in town

Monday, April 30, 2012

tiramisu cupcakes!

hello yummy!
these came out soooo good!!
even the kids LOVE them!

tiramisu cupcakes

1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter softened
2 tablespoons evoo* 
*i used filippo berio i received as a bzz agent!
1/2 cup light cream (whole milk can be used)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 tsp almond extract
1 egg plus 1 white
1 tasters choice instant coffee envelope
mixed with
1 tablespoon hot water.

mix dry ingredients, add butter, evoo
and extracts, mix 1 minute. add eggs, mix, scrape 
bowl, add coffee, mix for 1 minute on med high.

8oz marscapone at room temp
12oz heavy cream
1 3/4 cup powdered sugar

mix marscapone and sugar until
blended. whip cream until almost "whipped
cream" add marscapone and sugar mixture
and mix until smooth.

frost cupcakes and dust with
cocoa powder

happy tuesday!

happy tuesday all!

sharing today on the scraptastic club blog!
i LOVE this page!!!
maybe because i LOVE lunch picnics
with my sweet little gavin!

i used the april kit and stamp
and add on for this one!
make sure you grab your
may kits before they are sold out!!


Monday, April 23, 2012

nuts week 209

happy monday sketch lovers!!!

i'm happy to be here sharing
another page using this weeks
this week is a 2 pager, but i REALLY
wanted to scrap these photobooth

i scanned the original, made 1 black & white
then used photosheet from photility
to create the 2 pics on 1 4x6 print!
i used leftovers from march scraptastic club
kits and some stash!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

are you a bzz agent yet??

I am sooooo happy I am!!!!

click here to become bzz agent too!

NOW onto the fun stuff....

i just became part of
a new campaign

now you all know how much
i LOVE cooking and baking!!!

thanks to the amazing people at
Filippo Berio
and Bzz Agent
I will be using their
awesome olive oil
ad sharing fun recipes with
you all very soon!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

happy thursday and a new april challenge!

hope everyone has a great

check out
my challenge
this week on the

the pics on this
page are also from
check out their facebook page!
yes it really is a wall of lettuce
a real "green" house!


Tuesday, April 10, 2012

nuts week 208

did everyone have a
nice holiday?
ours was fabulous,
and quiet!

i am sooo excited
i can finally share this
page with you all!!!

week 208 sketch from nuts about sketches

when i first
looked at the sketch
i was a little intimidated...
but then i picked these
cute pics of the biys
watching their big sister in the
memorial day parade!

I was digging through stash and
used lot's of great products on here!
some october afternoon, MME, mister huey
stickles, and so much more!!


Friday, April 06, 2012

tgif scrappers!

wishing everyone a happy easter
and passover on this good friday!

i'm sharing a page i did
with the april
"i feel pretty" kit and addon

we had so much fun at the
philadelphia international flower show
how cool are these purses
made from all kinds of plant "stuff"


Tuesday, April 03, 2012

nuts week 207

ack! i'm a day late!!!
well happy tuesday!!!

here is may take on this weeks
nutsaboutsketches sketch!

yes this week is an awesome 2 pager,
but i really wanted to scrap
alexas birthday day pics!

i used my feb
scraptastic club feb kit for this one!


Wednesday, March 28, 2012

greek yogurt frozen dessert

happy hump day all!

are ready for something yummy??

have some extra greek yogurt in the fridge?

i was searching for a good
frozen greek yogurt recipe.
couldn't find one, so made this one up!

3 5.3oz containers of dannon oikos greek yogurt
*i used 1 plain and 2 strawberry
3 tbsp light corn syrup
3 tbsp sugar
2/3 cup half and half
2/3 cup whipping cream

mix all ingredients with a whisk
until smooth and combined well.
place in ice cream maker and
follow makers directions.
i place in a container in the freezer
because i like it a little harder.

Monday, March 26, 2012

nuts week 206

sorry i'm late today!

every time i sat down to blog
i had to go do something else.

so here is my
take on this weeks

i used the february
scraptastic club kit and add-on


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

all the kitties are bzzzz-ing

let me just start by saying
i am sooo lucky to be a bzz agent!
are you one??

if not go and sign up

now on to the business...

do you have a cat?
dogs too but i have a kitty ;)

as a bzz agent i was given a
great opportunity to
let bella try this amazing

bella is an outdoor cat
who loves his prey (YUCK)
i DO NOT condone letting
domesticated cats out,
but bella used to rip all
our screens to let himself outside!!
he doesn't love cat food,
but he is actually eating this food! yay

if you are looking for this
food locally i do know
carries the whole line!

Monday, March 19, 2012

nuts week 205

happy monday scrappers!!!

time for another nuts about sketches sketch!

i used my scraptastic club
"celebrate life" kit and add-on


Sunday, March 18, 2012

frosting/meringues double duty!

happy sunday all!

are you ready for some yummies?

well this recipe is a two for one!!

white fluffy icing.....
toasted marshmallow meringues

i made a dozen yummy vanilla cupackes
make holes in them with a skewer
mixed jello with 1 1/4 c boiling water
and poured 1 tbsp over each cupcake

and now for the icing...

1/3 c water
1c sugar
1/4 t cream of tartar
1 t vanilla
2 egg whites

bring water, sugar and cream of tartar to a boil.
whip egg white to just before a soft peak.
add vanilla and whip until soft peaks form.
while mixer is running pour in (still hot)
water/sugar mixture and beat until
stiff peaks form. move to a piping
bag and frost cupcakes or a cake.

now pipe meringues onto a lightly greased
pan. bake at 350 for 10 minutes. lower oven
temp to 250 and bake for 30 minutes.
shut off oven heat crack open door and
let sit in oven for an hour.

there you go 2 desserts in one!


Monday, March 12, 2012

nuts week 204

happy monday scrappers!!
another awesome nuts about
sketches sketch is up today!

here is my take using the
"celebrate life" kit and
add-on from

i had to cut those cute
hot air balloons out and stitch on them!
used the mist on this one...
oooh tape and mist! what is there not to love?!?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

a SMASHING cover!

happy sunday!!

i bought a new smash book
to replace the one alexa
"borrowed" from me lol!!

i can't tell you how much fun it was to paint!
i used my twinkling H2O's and
stickles, and am sooo happy
with the final product!

i added a little spritz of Mr Hueys white
over the paint enhance the aged look a bit.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

weekend baking... zucchini cupcakes!

yes, i did say

zucchini cupcakes!!!

and boy are they yummy!!!

i had to make a few
mini's for the boys to snack on...

see told you they LOVED them!!!
zucchini cupcakes with
lime cream cheese buttercream
6 t butter
3/4 c sugar
2 t light brown sugar
1 egg
1tsp vanilla
1 cup ap flour
1/4 cup ww flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
zest of 1 lime
1 cup shredded zucchini

cream butter and sugar. mix in egg yogurt and vanilla
sift dry ingredients, mix in 3 parts.
fold in zucchini and lime zest.
bake at 350 until done (approx 18 mins)

4 oz softened cream cheese
4t butter softened
2 cup powdered sugar
the juice and zest of 1 lime

beat cream cheese and butter until creamy
add remaining ingredients and mix
until smooth

Thursday, March 08, 2012

happy thursday and a new challenge!

happy thursday all!

i hope you didn't miss out
on the march scraptastic clubs
be amazing kit!!! it's sold out!
*celebrate life kits still available!
the amazing cristal hobbs
has done some amazing work with it!

check out my challenge for you all

here is a detail of the banner
chipboard buttons
still on the packaging!


Monday, March 05, 2012

nuts week 203

hello scrappers!
sorry i'm late today
busy weekend and
played catch up today.

i did half of this
weeks sketch for

a little detail...
how cute are pennants and banners!
some fun switching!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

happy march!

can you believe february is over??!!

did you get your march

here is a page using the celebrate
life kit and add-on....
i added stickles and liquid pearls to the
"party" sticker
*i LOVE the tape in the kit!!!!
and a little more detail....

do you like the new blog look??
i decided less is more :)

do you know about...
you should check it out!
while on the about me and updating
topic.... new email address
courtesy of about me :)