Friday, September 23, 2016

Hello again! I wanted to share more cards I've recently made with Heartfelt Creations stamps and dies. These are Birds and Blooms and Majestic Blooms. I used an embossing powder called Guilded Ivory on the flowers and the birds that are stamped on vellum. The birds on vellum are colored from the back. I get so much enjoyment out of making these cards!






Sunday, September 18, 2016


I am so excited! I just received my order of the new Heartfelt Creations Classic Rose set. I love flowers and these paper roses are so beautiful and easy to make. Here is my first card with the set. It is a full flower, see second picture with a view from the side to show dimension. I also used the glass shards that Emma Lou mentioned in her instructional video, I happened to have them but mine are called Diamond Dust by FloraCraft. Not sure you can see how sparkly they are! Just had to share!




Monday, August 1, 2016

Well Hello there! How is your Summer going? I know, it has been a very long time since I posted to my blog. Life has been interesting, we moved three times since I last posted here! I am in Texas now, and it is hot here in the summer. It is a longer summer too. However the spring and fall are beautiful. The winter is the same as NC though. This blog isn't about weather now is it? I'm just chatting this morning as I have really enjoyed reading other people's chatty blogs! I have made quite a few cards since moving to TX found a wonderful group of ladies to make cards with and that has motivated me to get back into it. Most of my cards are not original to me. I find cards on the internet and make my version of them using what I have on hand. Thats mostly why I quit blogging, I don't want the people who have made these cards to get mad! I think most of us CASE but it is a touchy subject with some. I will post some cards but I don't know who made the card I CASEd so take it with a grain of salt. If I do a fully original card you can probably tell LOL! I will tell you too. So not promising I will post frequently but here goes :) The fish card and the lighthouse card are my own designs.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Making Strawberry Freezer Jam


I am not a food blogger and I most certainly do not know how to take special photos for this but here goes! My BFF wanted to know all about making freezer jam and I told her it couldn't be easier, it can't - really! Seeing she is 3000 miles away this is a good way to show her. You need sugar, fruit-pectin, jars and fruit. The directions are on the pectin package. I am fortunate to have a strawberry farm a half of a mile from my house so off I went to pick fresh strawberries.

First you wash the strawberries and remove the stems.



Then you mix the sugar and pectin.




Then Mash the strawberries into a pulp as fine or lumpy as you like.



Measure out the mashed strawberries (I am also not a tidy cook!)



and put them into the sugar/pectin mix, stir for 3 minutes



and ladle into jars!




That's it! Let set 30 minutes and enjoy (as the fruit pectin package says). The freezer part is if you don't use up all of the the jam within 3 weeks you must freeze it.






Saturday, March 24, 2012

Quick Spring Card



I needed to send something out real quick the other day and decided to do a quick CAS card and much to my surprise it turned out great! For once I like a one layer card :) (that I made). The stamp is one of Penny Black Brushstrokes stamps that I colored directly on the stamp with Stampin Up markers and the twine is from Doodlebug Designs. The button is a random one I have in a box full of buttons. The sentiment is from Hero Arts. Anyway it is nice and Spring-like. Hope you like!