Monday, June 27, 2011

"My Precious"

Here is another way to use your scrapbooking goodies.  
These are flowers from Recollections that I have used on today's project.  
Adjustable ring and earring bezels are from the Jewelry Shoppe.
These do come with an adhesive circle on the back, you need to remove this before placing the E-6000.
Drying time is 24 hours before wearing but to assemble takes only mere seconds. 

Below is a set I made using the blue flowers.  I am happy with everything except for the bottom of the box.  I will be going back and adhering the lining strip before the box is assembled.  I so dislike the rounding in the corners it is driving me crazy!  
To make the box select a size for this one I used 4 and 4 1/8" pieces scored on all sides at 1".
Cut in on your flaps and assemble your box.  Line box with strip of patterned paper. (Do this before box assemble so you can achieve a crisp lines.)
For the top I used some vintage lace and leftover bits of flowers from other projects.

Oh Yes!  I Did!  Digging more in my scraptastic box and found an extra bloom made with Once Upon a Springtime DP Graphic 45.  I liked it plain but wanted it to last longer so I ended up placing diamond glaze over the bloom and placing a button center.

Here is a set I made for little J.  
The flowers are from Easter sale at Hobby Lobby 90% off from Dress Up Buttons. 
( They did not have a shank on the back.)  
You can use that type just remove the shank with a side cutting pliers leaving a flat surface to attach the bezel.  

In another post I will be showing you how to make upcycled rings from vintage finds;)

One of my favorite quotes...
"All that is gold does not glitter
Not all those who wander are lost
The old who are strong do not whither
Deep roots are not reached by the frost..."
from Lord of the Rings

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

This is an Organized Stick Up!

I was looking for a way to organize my necklaces and scarves.  There just happened to be a perfect stick laying in the front yard.  It soon found its self stuck (nailed) onto our bedroom wall.  I did pound in a few extra nails before hanging.  

 I did not put my fine jewelry up that stayed in the drawer.  However, I did mark the contents so I did not have to open every box looking for the one item I wanted to wear.  I went an extra step and if it was a gift marked it as such then who it was from and the occasion.

Took just a few minutes and I had organized my jewelry Chaos. 
One more thing I lined the drawer with DCWV Luxury  stack spritzed with Tresor...

Have a Happy Stamp day.  God Bless.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Peony Love

Peony the flower of riches and honour.
My inspiration for today was this lovely paper my Sister gave me on my Birthday, 
Rosalee from Prima.
I gathered up some supplies that coordinated and got busy...

  Here is one of my creations.  Simple, but not quick.  I laid out so much stuff I could not make up my mind as to what I wanted.  I ended up letting the paper shine and kept it simple with vintage lace and a baked tag made by my friend Chris.  Sentiment from SU.

Here is a pink peony blossom my photography and editing...

Here is a white peony from Monroe.  Sadly I have none on our property.  However, that will be changing  waiting to see where my hydrangeas are going to land...

A neighbor was kind enough to let me cut what I wanted.  How wonderful is that!?  So here are some in one of my milk glass vases...

This is my favorite saying in the house right now
Live with Purpose
Love with Passion
that would be me in a nutshell;)

Peony art from Google...web page no longer available.

From Color the peony below print out in different sizes for a 3D bloom...

Peony Bouquet Grunge digital paper on Etsy...

Tissue Paper Peonies...

Here is a beautiful poem by Mary Oliver...
This morning the green fists of the peonies are getting ready
to break my heart
as the sun rises,
as the sun strokes them with his old, buttery fingers
and they open —
pools of lace,
white and pink —
and all day the black ants climb over them,
boring their deep and mysterious holes
into the curls,
craving the sweet sap,
taking it away
to their dark, underground cities —
and all day
under the shifty wind,
as in a dance to the great wedding,
the flowers bend their bright bodies,
and tip their fragrance to the air,
and rise,
their red stems holding
all that dampness and recklessness
gladly and lightly,
and there it is again —
beauty the brave, the exemplary,
blazing open.
Do you love this world?
Do you cherish your humble and silky life?
Do you adore the green grass, with its terror beneath?
Do you also hurry, half-dressed and barefoot, into the garden,
and softly,
and exclaiming of their dearness,
fill your arms with the white and pink flowers,
with their honeyed heaviness, their lush trembling,
their eagerness
to be wild and perfect for a moment, before they are
nothing, forever?
from New And Selected Poems by Mary Oliver

(c) Mary Oliver

You have any favorite Peony links to share?  I would love to see them.
Have a beautifully perfect and wild day.  God Bless.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Brownie Pops

These are so very popular right now and YUMMY to boot;)
So what are they?
Brownie/Cake POPS!

Some favorites...
Click on the photos for the links,
want more check out my Pins in Play with your food.

If you love these as much as I do here are some fun tools from Wilton.  I have seen products at Hobby Lobby so use those coupons!

Brownie Pop Mold by Wilton

Wilton Push and Pop heart shape cutter

Don't want brownie pops make them into truffles...

Switch it up more and you have these yummies from

Want an ice cream bar?  No, they are brownies on a stick;)

Recipe that follows is the one I used from

1 pan (13x9) brownies, baked and cooled
1/2 cup chocolate frosting (I used creamy peanut butter)
1 lb chocolate-flavored candy coating
40-50 lollipop sticks
Decorative toppings (sprinkles, nuts, coconut, etc)


1. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with aluminum foil or waxed paper.
2. Place the brownies in a large bowl, and crumble them roughly with your hands. Add the chocolate frosting, and begin to mix it with your hands into the brownies, working until the brownies are crumbs and the mixture is evenly moistened. You want the brownie mixture to easily hold together when you press it into a ball, but still retain a little texture. My personal preference is to have some “crumb” left to the brownie, so that it is not just a gooey frosting ball. Of course, tastes vary, so add more frosting if you want a fudgier pop.
3. Using a cookie scoop or teaspoon, form the mixture into small balls and roll them between your hands to get them round. Place them on the prepared baking sheet and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.
4. After the pops have been frozen, remove them from the freezer. Melt the chocolate candy coating in the microwave and stir until completely smooth.
5. Use a skewer to poke a hole in the bottom of each brownie ball. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted coating, then stick this end into the hole made by the skewer, to help hold the stick in place.
6. To prevent cracks from forming in the chocolate coating, you want to dip the brownie pops when they have lost some of their coldness from the freezer, but do not allow them to get so warm that they fall off the lollipop stick when being dipped. I’ve found that a moderately cool temperature is best. Dip the pops one at a time in the coating, holding the dipped pop over the bowl and allowing excess coating to drip back in the bowl.
7. While the coating is still tacky but no longer dripping, sprinkle the desired toppings (nuts, coconut, sprinkles, etc) on the brownie pop before setting it on a baking sheet to finish setting. Alternately, you can stick the pops upright in Styrofoam to allow them to finish drying.
8. Brownie Pops can be served immediately, or they will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. The chocolate coating will get softer as time progresses. Allow to come to room temperature for best taste and texture when serving.

These are so fun happy Brownie POPPN'

  God Bless.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


No need for countless notebooks and full cork boards anymore...
has arrived!
Here is the link to my Pinterest Boards

Membership is by invitation only.  Want to start pinning email me at and I will get you hooked up;)

Here is a sample of my pins...

60's Mod style dress

20's hairstyle

Happy Pinning.  God Bless.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Birthday Quick Page

This is a PSD quick page designed by No Reimer Reason
You can find her freebie page HERE
She has some really cool DPs and kit downloads as well.

DH and I on my Birthday.  He took me out to Dinner at Spezia.  YUMMY;)
Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes!

My Sister was over to stamp and brought us lunch.  I will be taking some pics of our creations for you in the coming days.  Not to mention the large pile of crafty goodies she gave me for my Bday.  
Wow, thank you Julie;)

Have a Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Graphic 45

I have had so much fun with this paper stack here is a cute design for you today.

The paper hoop was made from wire and two scallop circles adhered with glue dots,


Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Have a Cookie

Last week I posted a FB status where I had found a doily imprint cookie.  Oh they looked so YUMMY and fun.  I had to give it a try right away.  The dough has to be very chilled or you will not have a reasonable result.  I also did not like how large the cookies were even my smallest doily so I made the print and then took a cookie cutter to the dough.  The strawberries were made with the same dough...

 I so can't get enough of these snack sets.  I have been keeping my eyes open for a milk glass painted version.  So far no luck locally:(  

Here is the link for the Doily Cookie Tute

Here is a close up of the imprinted cooked I played with the contrast so the print was more visible...

"Going to drive up to Dad and Jan's Cabin for the weekend. I am so ready for toes in the water and ass in the sand not a worry in the world a cold (Mt. Dew) in my hand
 not a worry in the world life is good today!!"
Zac Brown Band Toes

Have a happy stamp day.  God Bless.

Friday, June 3, 2011


The featured Video this week is totally hilarious to watch and the scent gel is so very easy to make.  Today I have Elizabeth's "JERK" to show you.  (When you watch the video you will find she names her creations.)   Grilled pineapple with Jamaican Jerk seasoning (photo and recipe after crafty post) was on the menu and her jar was ocean scented.  LOL!! 

Meet Jerk...

For supper we grilled up some fresh pineapple seasoned with Jamaican Jerk from Tone's.  This is some YUMMY stuff;)  we put it on a bed of greens with left over chicken...

You can find recipes all over the place but they are long in ingredients and some of them are difficult to find locally.  This from Tone's is the best in my opinion...

You can make Jerk...

and my ultimate Jerk meal...

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cubed
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits with juice
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning mix
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 4 ounces dry fettuccine noodles

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir chicken until no longer pink and juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes. Stir in the pineapple and its juice, coconut, brown sugar, jerk seasoning, cinnamon, chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes; drain. Toss chicken mixture with drained pasta.

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Lucky Penny!

If you have not read the above it concerns how some people cut shape cards and have a flat side.  You can see below I don't do it that way cause....I can't stand it!  If you have time go back an revisit the page it will make your day;)

So her is another creation I  had worked on for PaperCrafts...
This one was for Lucky Penny Day!  I said I need to make up a bunch of these for myself and throw them all over the house hopeful that it would possibly change my luck;)  The penny I used is from 1964 DH's birth year. 

Process was very simple die cut two complete lacy circles.
Score THE BACK 1/4" from the top and apply your adhesive to that 1/4"
Stamp your sentiment
Die cut your penny layer piece
Apply Glue Dot to back of penny and place
Place the layer onto the card front
Adhere the front to the back and you are finished.
No Flats showing!!

No it was not lucky enough to get printed.  But, keep your eyes wide open I have a few projects coming to print soon...

Happy Stamp Day.  God Bless.