Beaver Bag

Beaver Bag
Baby Shower Gift Bag

Friday, December 30, 2011

Brown and Pink Valentine Card 12-30-11

You're a Peach card 12-30-11

Simple Happy Birthday Card 12-30-11

Happy Birthday Cad with Scallop

Saturday, November 26, 2011


Holiday Cards

HO HO HO Holiday Card

Holiday Penguin

Friday, November 25, 2011


Sweetest Wishes Treat Holder

Circle Christmas Card

Stocking Card

Polka Dot Tree

Christmas Tree Gift Bag

Merry & Bright

Season's Greetings

Candy Cane Card

Happy Holidays Gift Card Holder

Santa Gift Bag

Christmas Gift Card Holder

Candy Christmas

Merry Christmas Happy Holidays

Christmas Card using Sweet Treat Cups

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Some of my favorite creations...

"Peace" - Christmas Card

Christmas Cards - Reindeer

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Caffeine! 10-30-2011

Baby Shower Ideas

Warm Winter Wishes

Pickup Christmas Card 10-30-2011

Robot Birthday Card 10-30-2011

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Happy Anniversary - Black & White

Sweet lil' Princess

Baby Shower Gift Card - Frog

Just Because


Love You - Heart Card

Happy "belated" Birthday

Wishing you the Sweetest Christmas ever!

Thanks for making me smile!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Reindeer Card

Little Pumpkin Card


Sock Monkey Card

Ice Cream Cone Card

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Black Cat - Halloween Card

Give Thanks - Thanksgiving Card

Happy Birthday "Round About"

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday

Masculine Birthday Card

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Thinking of you

Batty Treat Bag

I Love You - Treat Bags

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Treat Tin with Lid

Simple Treat Bag

Hoot N Holler - Owl be thinking of you today

Friday, September 16, 2011

Cupcake Birthday Card

Halloween Card - Your Favorite Little Pumpkin

Monday, September 12, 2011

Love You Forever - Video #2

Happy Happy Birthday Card - Video #1

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How to make a Treat Cube/Bag with handle

Start with a 6" x 6" piece of card stock.
Score the card stock at 2" on every side.

Cut the two inside score lines toward the middle on opposite sides
(do not cut on on 4 sides, just two opposite sides)
Add sticky tape on the same side you made the cuts (shown below).

Fold the cut middle squares towards the middle and stick each side together to make a cube. Repeat of other side.

 Cute 4 - 1 3/4" pieces of decorative paper and adhere to each side of cube.
Punch a small hold on two sides of cube to adhere handle.
I used mini brads to adhere the ribbon but you can also use Scotch Tape.

Fill you cube with treats!

Halloween Nugget Treat bag

Buy a bag of Hershey's Nuggets (don't eat them all).

Stamp your image onto Avery Labels (1" x 2 5/8")

 Fill your treat bag (I'll show bag demonstration in another post)

Give as a sweet treat!

Hershey Nugget Gift Bag

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Embossed birthday card

Happy 4th of July!

I made Red, White & Blue cupcakes for my co-workers before the long 3 day weekend. I bought a white cake mix and white frosting. I separated the cake batter into thirds and added blue coloring to one bowl and red coloring to the other. I then added the batter to the cups.

Then I added the white batter.

and finally, the blue.

Here is the finished product!

Birthday Cupcake wishes!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday. I love lazy Sunday mornings. I made a Gluten Free meal for my family and I thought I'd share some pictures with you.

I used Kinnickkinnick GF pancake mix. My husband and daughter LOVE the taste of this GF pancake mix. I add a hint of cinnamon to the recipe and they are so good! The scrambled eggs and fruit are naturally GF.

Enjoy your day!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Vegetarian Tacos

I made Veggie Tacos tonight and they were good! Here's how I made them. (I'll take pictures next time....)

* steamed brown rice
* Gluten Free corn tortillas
* fresh corn
* black beans
* salsa
* cheese
* guacamole

I microwave the tortillas under a damp paper towel for 2 minutes. I then add two spoonfuls of brown rice to the tortillas and then top with any or all toppings listed above. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Gluten Free Maple & Bacon Cupcakes

I started with cutting up 6 pieces of bacon. I fried it up in the skillet until crispy, then added a tablespoon of the bacon fat to the cake mix (I used Betty Crocker's Gluten Free vanilla mix).

The frosting is made by mixing together, 4 tbsp of butter, 2 tbsp of maple syrup and 1 cup of powdered sugar.

Top with the chopped bacon and ENJOY!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Bacon Meatloaf with Gluten Free bread crumbs

Substitute regular bread crumbs in any recipe and enjoy an old time favorite. These are the best Gluten Free bread crumbs. I buy the Italian flavored crumbs. Enjoy!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Chicken Pesto Ravioli

Here's the recipe:
Take 2 chicken breast, cube and cook in frying pan.
In a blender, take 3 cups of baby spinach, 1/2 cup of Caesar Vinaigrette dressing, 1/4 cup basil and
2 tablespoons of water. Blend until nice and smooth.

Boil Three Cheese Ravioli (Safeway Select) according to direction and add sliced yellow squash
during the last minute of boiling.
I made my own pot of Gluten Free Fusilli pasta (Schar) and added some squash
during the last minute as well.

Once the chicken is cooked through, drain and add the pesto to the sauce pan on low.
Drain pasta and add to serving bowl.
Coat pasta with pesto/chicken and toss.
Sprinkle the top with Parmesan cheese and serve!
It was delicious.

Gluten Free Lemon Cake

I used the Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix from Betty Crocker for the cake.
I omitted the vanilla extract for lemon extract.
After the cake was done, I let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes.
Then I flipped it onto the cake stand and poked the top with a fork.

For the glaze:
Stir together in a small saucepan - 1/2 cup orange juice, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon zest. Bring to a boil. Once it starts boiling, remove from heat and let simmer for 1 minute. Pour glaze over cake. Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes

I made these semi-homemade cupcakes buy using the following recipe:

Betty Crocker Devil's Food Chocolate Cake Mix
I spooned a tablespoon of batter into each paper cup,
then added a mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup to the middle.
Covered the candy with more batter, then baked.
Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes.
Let cupcakes cool.

Here is the recipe for the peanut butter frosting.

1/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
1/3 cup butter - room temperature
3/4 cup peanut butter (I used chunky)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups confectioners' sugar
4-6 tablespoons milk

Make sure that you really cream the frosting for easier spreading. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

It's been a rainy yet creative weekend!

Happy Birthday Lady Bug card. I used my Mini Monogram cartridge to cut the black scallop and the circles. I colored in the bug with markers and added black glitter to the spots. I embossed the red background and added some ribbon.

I used my Sweet Treats stamp set from Stampin Up!

I cut this from my New Arrival cartridge. I then embossed it and Versa Marked the edges for depth. I added the flower brad in the middle.

Apple and worm "Friends to the end". I cut both images from Create a Critter.  I used Peachy Keen stamps for the faces. It's so cute!

I made this cupcake with my Sweet Treats cartridge. I embossed the pink and added Stickles to the paper cup. I also added glossy effect to the green cherry.

Another baby card.... SO cute and really simple!

I had to make one for a birthday! This ice cream cone is 1 1/2 inches!

For the Diva in your life.... Love it!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Gluten Free Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe

I had several requests for the recipe. So, here it is.

3/4 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups of Gluten Free baking flour (King Arthur or Gluten Free Pantry)
2 cups of Gluten Free Oats (Bob's Red Mill)

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In a mixing bowl beat butter and sugar together for 2 minutes. Add baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Add eggs and mix for another 1 minute. Add flour first, then the oats. When all is combined, add 1 cup of raisins.

These cookies will spread on cookie sheet so make sure each cookie is no more than a teaspoon worth of batter. Bake for 8-10 minutes. When they are done, let them cool on the cookie sheet for two minutes. This allows them to "firm up". Gluten Free baked goods are always more fragile then non-gluten free items.


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Happy Birthday Hooter

More Owl Cards

Owl be thinking of you today...#2

Owl be thinking of you today...

I cut out this image from the Straight from the Nest cartridge at 3". I embossed the background and popped up the owl using dimensionals. I stamped the sentiment inside the card because the owl took up the entire front of the card. I LOVE THIS CARD!

Trio of Birthday Birdie's

I made this card using the Straight from the Nest cartridge. I used the border option (it joins the birds together). I stamped the background paper with a small heart stamp (Paper Trey Ink). I added party hats (same cartridge) and added Stickles to the Pom Poms. The Birthday sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.