Beaver Bag

Beaver Bag
Baby Shower Gift Bag

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Gluten Free French Toast!

I made myself some Gluten Free french toast this morning. The recipe is below.
Mix together in a shallow bowl the following:
1 tbsp of sugar (my favorite)
1 tsp of cinnamon
1/2 tsp of vanilla extract
two eggs
whisk together well.

Dip the bread (I used Udi's GF bread) into the mix and place of a hot skillet.
Heat up some maple syrup and enjoy!

Owl punch from Stampin Up!

I ordered the Owl punch from Stampin Up! last week to go with my stamp set. Instead of stamping, I just used the punched out pieces. Here are six different cards that I made in about an hour. So fun!

Sweet Treat containers from Stampin Up!

I'm in love with these little containers!

I made the train card using my New Arrival cartridge.

Isn't this funny? The chick was cut out a 4 1/2" from the Simply Charmed cartridge. I need to add a sentiment but I had to share it with you.


I made a snow globe with white coarse glitter! I really like how this turned out.

My Brother's 40th Birthday!

I used the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge to make the "40!" and then I inked the edges on the white square and stamped the sentiment.

I made this spinach salad for his party. It's the best salad I've ever had!
Here is the recipe (Thanks Denys Voorhees!)

Mix together and chill ahead of time:
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1 tbsp poppy seeds
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup salad oil

Next take the following and set aside:
Large container of spinach
1 avocados, chucked
1 container of strawberries
4 cooked and chopped chicken breasts

Pre-Heat oven to 350 degrees
In a bowl, mix together 1 package of pecan halves, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1 tbsp of orange juice.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread out the coated pecans.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. Let cool completely.

Time to assemble:
Layer out spinach in large bowl, add chicken strawberries, avocado, dressing and pecans, repeat until your salad in complete.

Monday, February 21, 2011


I made this 4 1/2 by 4 1/2 inch card using the cherry stems from the Hello Kitty cartridge and real buttons. I then used my black fine tip pen to "stitch" the outline of the stem.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I cut the clover from Dress Up Dolls cartridge. I embossed the clover and inked the edges. I also inked the edges of the card and stamped "good luck".

Two versions of the same card. I stamped the  yellow one with an egg stamp. The pink one, I used my Cuttlebug and an embossing folder.

The basket is cut from the Doodlecharm cartridge and the eggs are from my new Paper Trey Ink Easter set. I embossed the basket and stamped little blue flowers for the background.

I just love this card!
Die is from Paper Trey Ink as well as the sentiment. Ink from Stampin Up!

Father's Day card
I cut the letters from Plantin School Book cartridge and used brads around edges. I also embossed the background with "tiny bubbles".

Happy Anniversary!
Stamps from Paper Trey Ink. Paper from Stampin Up! The ink matches the paper exactly!

Happy Birthday!
embossed the sentiment and then inked it. I think it looks kinda cool.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Happy Birtday Cards

I love this simple little card. It's 4x4. I used my Mini Monogram cartridge and my new stamp set from Paper Trey Ink. The scallop and pink circle were cut at 2 1/4". The white circle was cut at 2". I used the Cuttlebug on the white square piece and added ribbon. Pop dots were used for dimention.

I had to make it in several colors!

More Cards

I made this card using only Plantin SchoolBook cartridge on my Cricut. I cut the i and the u at 2", the white heart at 1 1/4" and the red at 1". I used my Cuttlebug on the heart and popped it up with pop dots. I inked the edges with black ink and added ribbon. I love the way it turned out. Simple and Sweet!

I made this 4x4 card using my Mini Monograms cartridge. I cut the white circles and black scallops at
1 3/4". I bought the heart stamps from Paper Trey Ink and used "Real Red" ink from Stampin Up for the hearts and sentiment. I used pop dots to add dimension.
 So cute!

I stamped the heart, then cut it out. The scallop was made with a die cut (Paper Trey Ink). I stamped the mini hearts onto the background, added a ribbon and sentiment and that was it!
 Pattern Paper for my background, ribbon and a 2" heart from my Doddlecharms cartridge. Pop dots were added for dimension and the sentiment was stamped inside the card. "Happy Valentine's Day!"