Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Need to believe in something

LOL!!  Love me some Bugaboo!!!!  This seems like an appropriate way to end the month and start the festivities that December will bring! :)

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Chicken!

Happy Birthday to my BEAUTIFUL daughter!!!! :)
Kaity, you are more than I ever dreamed you could be!  You bring such joy into so many lives and you are an inspiration to me!! 
I love you higher, deeper and back!!
14 years ago today you changed my life forever...I thank you for that!  It is so awesomely incredible to be your mama!!!
You are perfect!
I love your personality, I love your humor, I love your caring heart, I love your peaceful attitude, I love that you believe in YOU and are not afraid to stand up for what is right.  I love everything about you!  You are precious and I am blessed that you are mine!  I thank God every day for you!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Minnie Nails!

Hi my crafty friends!
Kaity and I enjoy getting our nails done, but let's face it, it's expensive!!!  She had seen nails done like this on a blog and I thought "I can do that!" so I did!  :)  Love it when that happens.  Now mind you, there are flaws, but it's nails for goodness sakes!  And she's it's all good!  She was happy and so was I!  It was even more fun because red, black, and white are her school colors!  I just free-handed the red which was the hardest part.  I know they could have been a little straighter, but it worked and I used a small make-up brush with remover on it to help straighten out the lines a bit.  I then took my embossing stylus - YAY!!! - and dipped it in white for the dots and then black for the bow.  Pretty cool and pretty easy to do!
We think they turned out super cute!
Try it!  :)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Turkey Telescope Card

I made this cute card for my BBFF!  I hope she likes it!  :)  I am so thankful for having met her here in blogland!  Maybe one day I will get to meet her in person!  :)  I like the reminds me of the corn flakes turkey.  LOL! 
Happy Turkey Day! :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Hi all! 
It's time for....Another challenge at SSDS!!  :) 
Please Join us and let me know that you did so I can take a peek. 
The theme this week is a color challenge and we have a great sponser with really great digital images!!  Sew Many Cards   I love this image!!  I can so see this scene in my head and it makes me laugh.  The challenge is to use red and green with white or cream.  Have fun!! :) 
 I made it into a stair-step card.....FUN!! :)

Friday, November 25, 2011

Foodie Friday! Coq Au Vin in the Slow Cooker

Coq au Vin in the Slow Cooker


4 boneless chicken breasts (would have been better to leave bone in)
2 teaspoons herbs de Provence (no idea what this is so I used rosemary)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 cups pearl onions, peeled* (I did this but should have just used regular onions or frozen pearls)
8 ounces mushrooms, sliced (next time, I will leave whole)
3 carrots, sliced (I used baby carrots and didn't cut them)
1 cup dry white wine (I used two cups...don't judge)
1 cup sodium-reduced chicken broth
3 tablespoons tomato paste


Place chicken in slow cooker that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
Season with herbs de Provence, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Add onions, mushrooms and carrots.
Whisk together in a medium bowl the wine, broth and tomato paste.
Pour over chicken and vegetables. 
Cover and cook on high for 5½ hours or on low for 7½ hours.
Serve over egg noodles or with mashed potatoes. (I didn't do this)
4 servings

Okay, that picture is not mine because I forgot to take one.  Boo...but this smelled DELICIOUS!!! and tasted even better! 
I also  didn't serve it over the noodles or mashed potatoes.  I'm sure it would be great that way, but I'm counting calories and it really didn't need anything!!
Try it, you'll like it!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tile Coasters

Hi my crafty friends!! :)
I made these awesome tile coasters for my friend at work and I thought I'd show them off to you all to give you a great idea for Christmas.  I have made coasters before, but never PICTURE coasters.  Thanks, my bbff, Christy for giving me the idea!!!
They are pretty easy.  All you have to do is modge podge the picture to the tile, then spray a coating on the top.  I bought mine at JoAnn's and it was a little pricey, but it is waterproof.  I liked that since they are going to be holding drinks afterall. 
I just tore the edges of the picture to give it kinda a neat effect. 
You can see from the photos that they look a little aged.  that is a cool effect that I got from spraying closely.  I actually redid the little girl one because her face looked distorted.  I like the effect but held it far away the 2nd time I made hers.  A cool thing though is that now her tile looks like it has a double edge around the picture.  That is pretty neat.  I wonder now if  I shouldn't have done that to all of them.  Oh well, he liked them!!!! 
I do too!!
Enjoy your day,

OH, and don't forget the back - I used contact paper cork for mine....just cut it down to size.  3.75x3.75 for these! 

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Teach a man to fish... did it again!!!  This card is perfect for Mike and his dad!!! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

You've been framed II

As promised yesterday, here is the frame that I did for my friend's son.  I used the same modge podge technique along with the B is for Boys cartridge - that I got with my Cricut Rewards!! :)
His fave colors are blue and green.  I really like how this turned out!  :)

Monday, November 21, 2011

You've been Framed

Hi All! :)
I'm thinking it's time to start posting some gift ideas.  So today that is jsut what I am going to do.  How about a cute frame idea!?!  Everyone loves pictures for Christmas, right?!  RIGHT!  And who wouldn't like it even better with a cute frame???
I used Twinkle Toes to do this frame....I think it turned out really cute along with the baby girl in the picture.  She's a daughter of a friend of mine.  My friend took some family photos for me and I wanted to give him a little thank you gift.  Guess it really was for her, but you get the picture.  (Bad pun!) 
This frame is from Michael's and then I covered it with modge podge and scrapbook paper.  She is very girly and I love that about her.  Her fave colors are pink and purple.  I think it turned out cute and I know my friend appreciated it!

I made one for his son as well....I'll post on that tomorrow! :)

Be careful when you are working on this...the modge podge kinda wrinkles, but it will straighten up when it dries. 

Enjoy your day!!!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

You 'CAN' do it!

Hi all!!!  This project was so much fun to make and to GIVE!!!  I re-purposed a can!  I used a can of green beans.  All you do is instead of pulling the top off (leave that for the recipient) you use a can opener (the kind that makes a smooth cut) and cut the top off.  Then wash the can and fill with goodies.  In this case we have crackle nail polish and zebra nail stickers!  :)  Fun!!  Then you decorate and superglue the lid back on.  No one can even tell that the can was opened!  It is so much fun!  I did this one for my BFF's daughter who recently turned 14.  Happy Birthday, sweet girl!
Lots of pictures... :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Challenge Time - Embossing

Hi all! 
It's time for....Another challenge at SSDS!!  :) 
Please Join us and let me know that you did so I can take a peek. 
The theme this week is Embossing and we have a great sponser with really great digital images!!  Digi Stamps 4 Joy  I love this girl.... I have a really great friend at work that is Indian and this reminded me of her.  Hi, Tejal!!!  :)  I love her!!  The challenge is to use embosing.  Have fun!! :)  I made mine into a bookmark card. I really like these!  :)

Enjoy your day,

Friday, November 18, 2011

Foodie Friday - Snicekrdoodles! :)


HI!!!  Welcome to my Foodie Friday Post!!!  This is a real treat because not only do I have a great recipe to share but also such cute packaging!!!!!
As you all know, I just adore my BBFF, Christy and she sent me a ton of these cute paper berry holders...aren't they cute!!  I thought this would be fun to share and so I made one up for each of my co-workers and suprised them Monday morning!  :)  YAY!  It's fun to share! 


Recipe from


  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups white sugar, butter or margarine, vanilla and eggs. Mix well.
  3. Stir in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Blend well. Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Combine 2 tablespoons sugar and 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon. Roll dough in sugar/cinnamon mixture and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheets.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Just Because

I'm sending this card to John, Mike's bro.  For no particular reason....just because!  :)  I love the simplicity!
Enjoy today!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Get Better Bouquet

One of my son's friends got hurt while playing football.  Poor kid thought that maybe his knee was blown.  Turns out it was just a deep bruise thank goodness!!!  Alex wanted to help make him feel better so I made him a candy bouquet.  I did the popcorn theme thinking that he was going to have to stay in bed for a bit but that tough cookie was walking around the very next day!!!! 
I also made the band-aid card using the Wild Card carty!  Love it! 
I love to make these bouquets and I think people love to recieve them!! :)  See my Etsy store if you'd like to order! : )


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