Monday, February 27, 2012

nuts week 202

happy monday all!

another amazing nuts sketch this week :)
i used my feb scraptastic club kit
for this one!
of course this awesome kit
grab a march kit quickly!
i got both this month and
they are both AMAZING!!!

lots of fun stitching as usual!


Monday, February 20, 2012

nuts week 201

happy presidents day scrappers!!

any scrapping planned today?

here is my take on this weeks sketch,
a really easy to adapt 2 pager...

i used my feb scraptastic club kit and add-on
william loves being a cub scout!
he had such a fun day at the thunderbird games!


Sunday, February 19, 2012

must try!

I am so lucky to be a

i was sent a coupon to give this
bread a try, and a few to share!

we exclusively eat whole wheat and grain breads!
everyone loved this one except
gavin! lol he only liked it toasted!

we tried the 10 grain and i highly recommend it!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

and the winner is..... and a dish!

I apologize for not posting sooner!
i have been sick all since tuesday night!

the winner of the digital copy
of the creative scrappers ebook is.....
barb p!!!!

and now for the dish...

mushroom and shrimp udon

i made a great vegetable stock
for this, so quick and easy too!

veg stock
stock pot 3/4 full of water
1 onion whole
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 cup carrots
1/2 tbsp mrs dash
(i leave the skin on the onion color!)
simmer for 45 minutes, strain, enjoy!

1 lb shrimp
1/2 tsp 5 spice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
(marinade shrimp in the above for an hour)
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/8 cup scallions sliced
2 7oz package udon noodles cooked & drained

simmer stock with mushrooms & scallions
saute shrimp in vegetable oil
when shrimp are cooked, place noodles in
bowl add broth and shrimp!

the kids LOVED IT!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

red velvet pancakes!

happy day after valentines day!!
are you still feeling the love??

here is a pic of the red velvet
pancakes i
made for my lovies

they were very simple and yummy!

2 c pancake mix (yup easy!)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
2 eggs
3 tbsp vinegar
1 c buttermilk
1/4 c skim milk
2 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp red food coloring (may need more/less)

sift dry together. whisk wet together and add dry
make pancakes lol

i made a quick sweetened cream cheese
1/2 pkg cream cheese softened
1 c powdered sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
*may need to add milk
i warmed it so it would be easy to drizzle on top!


Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ideas for scrpabookers+scraptastic club=awesome again!

happy tuesday!
happy valentines day!!

have i told you lately how much
#1 scraptastic club (JESSICA!!)

well they do!

so this week heather asked
if we wanted to play
with her awesome new sketch/template
could i say no to a sketch??

the sketch is on ideas for scrapbookers

this is my take
using the scraptastic club
a boys life kit and add-on
i don't have any hexagon punches, and seriously
have no idea what to do with
a svg (whatever that is) file lol
so i'm kicking it old school with the
heidi swapp polka dot mask!


Monday, February 13, 2012

nuts wk 200

huge congrats to shawn
for being amazing!

nuts about sketches is celebrating it's
200th sketch this week!
i have been doing them since day
one when she used to share them
on a message board with us
here is my first (wk 76)
as a dt member on her awesome blog!

i remember all the sketches and
have LOVED doing them all!

here is my take on this
weeks sketch!
i give you week 200!!!!

i used lots of crate here (thank you jessica! xoxo)
and the sew easy heart head (thank you heather!)
i'm saying thank you because
i am so blessed to have amazing
scrappy friends!!! both were given
to me as gifts, they really do rock!


Sunday, February 12, 2012

baking update

hello all!
i wanted to share a couple
yummy things with you!

first we have cheesy garlic monkey bread!
it's super easy!
2 cans grands biscuits cut in half
1/2 block of mozzarella cheese cut into cubes
1/2 stick butter melted
1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp italian herbs

last 4 ingredients in small bowl
place a cube of cheese in center of 1/2 biscuit
seal edges, dip in butter mixture
place in greased bunt pan
bake @ 375 until golden brown

then i made this yummy
double berry crumb cake

so easy you won't believe!
take your favorite blueberry muffin recipe
add 1/2 cup cranberries
make crumbly topping...
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c flour
1/2 c oats
1/4 cup softened butter

pour muffin mix into greased small baking pan
(8x8 or smaller or double your muffin recipe)
top with crumbly goodness
and bake at 350 for 35 mins

enjoy, like we did!


Friday, February 10, 2012

easy valentines: scraptastic club kit!

tgif scrappers!!!

are we all ready for valentines?
need a last minute easy
valentine for the kids?

i used my february
to make these cuties!!

here is what you need...
*i used the cricut plantin cartridge to cut the hearts
coordinating papers
small punch

use the small heart punch
to make holes (this is where the pencil *arrow* goes through)

use popdots on smaller heart
and on punched out tiny heart
assemble as seen above

place pencil through the holes

finished valentine!


Thursday, February 09, 2012

this weeks challenge!! scraptastic club

happy thursday scrappers!!

i am hosting this weeks challenge
it is a really fun challenge too...

run on over and check it
out for yourself!

this months hearts a flutter
kit is just way too cute!
i had seen a lot
of the oversized banners
on pages from cha,
so i thought this would
be a fun page to do that on!
i stitched them at the top
(they are glued in the middle)
and i wanted them to have a
"free" feeling on the
bottom. it think it was successful!

don't forget to go to monday's post and
enter to win a copy of the
creative scrappers new ebook!


Tuesday, February 07, 2012

nuts week 199

happy tuesday!!
i know i'm a day late with
my nuts page!
i used one side of this
weeks 2 pager!

this was such a FUN page!!!
oh how i love me some crate paper!!

don't forget to leave a comment on yesterday's
post for your chance to win a
digital copy of the new
creative scrappers amazing


Monday, February 06, 2012

BIG NEWS!! creative scrappers! enter to win...

good monday morning scrappers!!!!

i have a TOOT!
and a giveaway!!!

kristine davidson and her
creative scrappers sketches ROCK!

well guess what??!! there is now
a creative scrappers ebook!!!
this book is FILLED
with amazing sketches
and examples of some
seriously FABULOUS pages!!

i have seen a copy of this book
and it is AWESOME!!!!
you NEED a copy believe me!
if you want yours right now
and all the purchasing info is there

so here is the page i created for the book...

seriously any book that
can inspire the creations you will
see in the book is worth getting!

so who wants to win a digital copy???
just comment on this post
and you will be entered.
i will randomly choose a winner on 2/15/12
*that gives everyone plenty of
time to spread the word :)