Friday, February 26, 2010
So, tonight our 9 yr old little girl will attend her very first dance. Where on earth does the time go? Seems like just yesterday she was crawling along the floor and needing me for every little thing in her life and now she's off and running and has a more active social life than I do! I find myself trying to pay more attention to how many times I say "Just a minute, Ashleigh" and really trying to just stop for 5 min's and listen to what she has to say because it won't be much longer before she'll be doing her thing even more and won't be needing me as much (so she'll think at the time!) I'm taking her to get her hair done and then she'll go to her friends house for pizza and then the dance. I had to laugh when Andrew said "Mom, she's not old enough to go!!" Yes son, she is..I guess you just danced your last pre-teen dance huh? LOL! So funny. I think he's a little surprised at just how fast things are moving as well.
Well, hopefully I will get a little time to craft this wknd. I'd like to get into a few challenges and I'd also like to try and get back into my scrapbooking. Does anyone else out there find that you either scrapbook or you make cards but for some reason, you never do both at the same time???
Have a great day and stay warm and dry and hope you don't get snowed in!
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Frosty Peanut Butter Pie (prep 10 min + freezing)
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 pkg (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed
- 1 chocolate crumb crust (8")
- 2 tsp chocolate syrup
In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and spoon into crust. Drizzle with chocolate syrup, cover and freeze for 4 hours or over night. Remove from freezer 30 min's before serving. (I ended up doubling the recipe as it didn't seem to fill the crust we had) I did end up trying a sliver and was OH SO GOOD! Sometimes eaty healthy is tough! LOL!
Sweet and Sour Pork Chops (prep time 10 min's)
- 3 tbsp chili sauce
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 8 boneless pork loins (we used reg chops)
In a small bowl, combine all 3 ingredients. Mix well and brush over both sides of pork chops. Broil 4-6 inches from heat for 3-4 min's per side, depending on thickness of chops. (mine were about 12 min's per side, but I flipped at 6 min intervals to avoid burning). These aren't overly spicy, they do have a bit of a kick, but they're really good!
Have a recipe you'd like to share? Leave a comment so we can try it out! Enjoy!
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Friday, February 19, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
For my card today, I chose to use one of my Aurora stamps that I bought from Susana. I am so in love with these stamps!! I bet you're wondering (as I was) is she considered a fairy? I had to check with Danni, hehehe, and discovered she's a Sprite BUT!! Look at her ponytail and tell me what you see sitting there?! It's a wee little butterfly!! (thanks Danni!) And that little butterfly joins Aurora no matter where she goes!! Lucky me! I can use her on any of my FBW challenge projects!
So, with all that being said, hurry and flutter over to Flutter By Wednesday to get more inspiration and don't forget to link your creation while you're there!! Can't wait to see what YOU create and good luck to all with the candy draw!!
Other challenges I am entering:
- Fussy and Fancy #4 - Dazzle Us!
- Allsorts - Recipe With A Difference ~ 3, 2, 1 (3 DP, 2 brads, 1 charm "Follow Your Heart")
- Alota Rubber Stamps #29 - Distress
- A Spoon Full Of Sugar #91 - Spring Is In The Air
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Good morning and welcome to another Project Tuesday!! This week our February host, Lisa Cook, has challenged us to create joy fold cards. These cards are fun to make and can be designed in several different ways. Beate even created a wonderful video tutorial so you can follow along. We warmly invite you to play along, feel free to use your favorite stamps and supplies. For my card, I used another of my new Aurora With Cake stamp from SCACD.
This is what you will need:
- 1 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock
- 1 3" x 8" piece of cardstock
- 2 2 3/4" x 4" pieces of cardstock or designer paper (optional)
- 1 4" x 5 1/4" piece of of cardstock or designer paper (optional)
- 1 2 3/4" x 4" piece of cardstock or designer paper (optional)
Don't forget to hop on over to Project Tuesday to see what the awesome DT came up with for more inspiration and while you're there, play along with us and don’t forget to include your name in Mr. Linky so we can easily find you. If you upload your projects to Splitcoast, please include "stampsandsmiles" in the keywords. We would also like to announce that we are looking for a few more girls to join our team. If you are interested in a spot, please leave DT after your name and we will announce the NEW team March 1st.
- Paperplay Challenge: Birthday For Someone Special
- Raise The Bar - Be Mine Forever - This week's challenge is to use a stamp/set/item that you will never ever ever sell or give up. Ever. And we'd love to hear your story when you post your card. My Story: I came across these stamps on SCACD and absolutely fell in love with them!! The whole set is so adorable and I can never see myself selling these cuties!
- Hand Full Of Stamps - Open The Fun!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
(Chosen by Random.Org) #22!! Chris Olson! Here's what Chris had to say!
"Oh this candy looks yummy!! Love the die cut brackets and the paper!! Off to link on my blog.Thanks for the chance to win. hugs,Chris"
Congrats Chris!! Please email me your address and I'll send your goodies out!!
HUGE thank you to all who entered, I appreciate your coming by and leaving such nice comments! THANK YOU!!
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
- paper trimmer with scoring blade (I used my scor pal)
- 6x6" patterned paper
- (2) 8" pc's of ribbon
- bone folder
- 1/4" square punch (I don't have this, so I improvised)
- sticky strip
- fine tip scissors
Make sure you hop over to Project Tuesday for some more inspiration by the DT and be sure to add your own party favor in Mister Linky while you're there!
Monday, February 8, 2010
Till next time!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Hello and welcome to another Flutter By Wednesday challenge!! This week's challenge is open, but be sure to include a butterfly, fairy or angel on your project. Danni has alot of fun things coming up this month, so be sure to check in every week!! It's going to be an exciting month!! With that being said, be sure to flutter on over to the FBW blog to see what Danni and the rest of the DT have come up with to inspire you this week! Make sure to link your own creation in Mister Linky while you're there! Also, pls help us welcome our Guest Designers for Feb: Brandi, Alex and Randi!
For this week's challenge, I decided to add another 9x9 layout page to my daughter's (work in progress) album. Isn't this paper gorgeous? It's from a CTMH kit that was available before I even became a consultant, but I was lucky enough to get my hands on one. I love it. I've sprayed it with shimmer paint (it did end up curling a little) and then added some stickles here and there. Enjoy!
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Good morning!! It's time for another Project Tuesday challenge! This week, Cindy Burgess challenged us to make a CD Holder. This one was nice and easy to put together. I didn't have any velcro strips though, so I lightly adhered a pc of pop up sticky tape. I used my Cricut "Mickey and Friends" to do Minnie and she's cut at 4". The flowers are from the same cartridge. I added my son's CD in there to show you the inside.
Check out my daughter's creation here! She did a great job!
Be sure to hop on over to Project Tuesday to be inspired by the rest of the DT and be sure to leave your creation in Mister Linky while you're there!