Monday, January 30, 2012

nuts week 198

happy monday scrappers!
here is my take on this weeks sketch...
again i used my january
scraptastic club button box kit!

alexa playing her viola...

i sprayed the
neutral cardstockand
the flower with
the robot blue mist from
the kit
i added yellow stickles
to the alphabet from the kit

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

lunar new year food! and ice cream sandwiches....

happy lunar new year!

did you enjoy yours?
the kids and i enjoyed ours!

our menu was....

veggie lo mein

veggie fried rice...
and general tso's chicken that went
so fast no time for a pic!!!

and a family favorite dessert....
nutella cookie and ice cream
ice cream sandwiches.
i made a lower fat nutella ice cream
with nutella, sugar, whole milk
and light cream.

see below for cookie recipe...
1 sm jar (13oz) nutella
3/4 c sugar (i use 1/2 sugar 1/2 splenda)
1 1/2 cup flour
1 egg plus 1 yolk
mix all ingredients together (yes all together at once)
shape into balls (i use a tbsp) flatten
bake at 350 for 8 mins
let sit on baking sheet for 15 minutes
then move to wire rack


Monday, January 23, 2012

nuts week 197

happy monday!!!

here with my take on
this weeks sketch from

i used my january button
box kit from scraptastic club
how cute is the little pennant??

i know i rarely stamp,
but i wanted to make that chicken
an important part of my page!


Sunday, January 22, 2012

weekend baking

happy sunday all!

this has been a snowy,
stuck home so let's bake!

saturday night i made this delicious
baby for dessert!

click above for blog
with recipe
and here is my practice
cake for alexa's birthday.
this was my first run with fondant.


Monday, January 16, 2012

nuts week 196

happy martin luther king jr day

this is a FABULOUS sketch this week!!
i used my january button box

here i layered a few embellies!
i used a paint dauber from a
past kit to paint to blue alphas
from the kit.

i used my destress tool to
"draw" the heart on the pics
and used some liquid pearls
to fill it in
for the stitching, i used
2 different heads on the sew easy
then used two colors
of floss to stitch!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

pb and nutella ice cream

peanut butter and nutella ice cream
*lower fat*

this is all you need.....

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter

3/4 cup nutella

2/3 cup granulated sugar

1 1/4 cup half & half

2 cups heavy cream

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

kitchen aid mixer with paddle

ice cream maker

cream sugar, peanut butter and nutella together for 2 minutes.
add half & half and vanilla and mix for 3 minutes.
mix in heavy cream, and chill in fridge for 4 hours
follow ice cream maker instructions

Saturday, January 14, 2012

pineapple blueberry cake with pineapple creamcheese buttercream



1/2 cup unsalted butter

1/2 cup shortening

4 large eggs

1 2/3 cups granulated sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoon baking powder

1/3 cup milk

1/3 cup pineapple juice

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

3/4 cup drained chopped canned pineapple


Allow your eggs and butter to get to room temperature. (Very important)
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F grease and flour pan(s)
Cream your butter shortening and sugar together on medium speed until it is nice and fluffy. About 3-5 minutes.
Add your eggs and vanilla to the cream mixture and mix well.
Sift your flour, salt and baking powder together in a separate bowl.
Beat in your dry ingredients into the creamed mixture slowly. Alternate with adding your milk and pineapple juice. Mix for 3-4 minutes.
Fold in your blue berries and pineapple
Bake till your toothpick comes out clear from the center.



6 oz softened cream cheese

6 tablespoons of unsalted butter

3 1/2 cups of confectioner’s sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup crushed canned pineapple

beat creamcheese and butter until smooth. beat in vanilla. slowly add sugar beat until smooth. mix in pineapple.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

scraptastic club challenge

i love creating a challenge!!

this is my week
to challenge you all

I LOVE the january kit!!

how cute are these flowers??!!
and the printed tissue!!
i painted the alpha that came with the kit

i used my handy destress tool
to make the heart on the pic
then use liquid pearls
to color it in.
i used 2 different
sew easy piercers and
2 different color floss

so head over to the
and check out my challenge!


Wednesday, January 04, 2012

nuts! some catching up....

happy new year!!
belated happy holidays!!

the holidays kept me away from the computer!
not from scrapping though :)

here are the weeks
that i didn't get to post...


LOVE this 2 pager!!!