Tuesday, January 31, 2012

VW Cards

These cards were totally inspired by Christa's post two weeks ago.  I made 3 for girls and 3 for boys.  The free template is from Stamp - n- Design.  I thought the wiggly-eyed headlights were just too fun not to include!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Just a Note

Inspired by these cards, I made two in this design - one vertical and one horizontal.
Supplies used:
  • Recycled Music
  • Black/ Cream Cardstock
  • Swiss Dots Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)
  • Just a note stamp (Studio G)
  • Muslin fabric (ties and behind sentiment)

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

I found a Cinnamon Roll Cookies recipe on Pinterest and had to try it out (well actually I found two recipes - but I only tried one).
Here's a link to the one I tried from :The Kitchen Is My Playground
(Note: I didn't have enough cream cheese so I substituted plain yogurt -- I used 3 oz. cream cheese and 5 oz. yogurt -- mine turned out soft and yummy -- so it worked and they taste wonderful!)
Here's a link to the other recipe I haven't tried, but it looks just as tasty as the first -- it's from: Bakers Royale

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Race Car Birthday

Another Pinterest inspired card --this time for my 10 year old nephew!
Supplies used:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Doily Mask

I've "discovered" a new blog with video tutorials that teach new techniques every Wednesday .....Hero Arts Watch It Wednesday!  The idea for the doily masking came from this post.
I made two in this design -- different Scriptures and slightly different zipper flowers.

Supplies used:
  • Doily
  • Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
    •  Vintage Photo
    • Worn Lipstick
  • Sponge Applicator 
  • Stamps
    • Music Background from Distressing Glitz Design
    • Scripture from Biblical Impressions
  •  Leftover zipper ends
  • Green felt
  • Red Button Brad
  • Threading Water Border Punch (Fiskars)
  • Hot Glue Gun
I'm linking this post to:
Scripture Thursday

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Doily Pocket

The inspiration for this card come from here.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Chocolate Pound Cake

A few days back I stopped by a friend's house (after my therapy) to pick up my daughter who had stayed there for the afternoon. Becky had chocolate pound cake, a cup of tea, and a relaxing chair all waiting for me! She generously shared her recipe for this moist and delicious cake with me, and now I'm passing it along to you -- my bog readers!
 Chocolate Pound Cake
1 and 1/2 cups butter
3 cups sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
5 eggs
1/4 cup coffee
1 cup sour milk
2 cups flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking powder

Beat first 3 ingredients 5 minutes
Add eggs and beat again
Dissolve 2 tsp. instant coffee in 1/4 cup water.
(I just used 1/4 cup perked coffee since I don't have instant)
Combine dry ingredients
Alternate dry ingredients with coffee and milk till blended.
Pour into greased bundt pan
Bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes

Monday, January 23, 2012

Spread your wings and fly

Another Pinterest inspired card -- this time I stuck pretty close to the original in design and colors.
Supplies used:
  • Gray and Pink cardstock
  • Swiss dots embossing folder (Provo Craft)
  • Stamps
    • Sentiment and Butterfly from Butterfly Fancy (Creative Stamping)
    • Botanical Background (Studio G)
  • White and Pink embossing powder
  • White Ribbon

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Psalm 138:2

My Pinterest folder is "overflowing" with Paper Craft inspiration, but I tend to forget about all the lovely things I find unless I'm  on there.  This past week I decided to print off "thumbnails" of my projects so that all the beautiful inspiration wouldn't go to waste!
The above card was loosely based on this card I pinned recently.  The thing that I liked about it was the text heart with the little pink flowers popped up on it!
You'll be seeing some more cards inspired by my Pinterest board next week!
Supplies used:
  • Kraft, Black, an d Pink cardstock
  • Stamps:
    • Flowers from Butterfly Fancy (Creative Stamping)
    • Text from Distressing Glitz Design
    • Scripture from Biblical Impressions
  • Sewing machine (zig zag stitch around card)
  • Crayola Markers
  • Felt tip pen (faux stitching around heart)
  • White Ribbon
  • Party Pink Embossing Powder (Recollections)
  • Pink Glitter (centers of flowers)
  • Scalloped heart template
Here's a little closer view of the flowers -- not sure you can tell that I stamped extra ones and added a few over the ones there for a 3D look. 

I'm linking this to:
Little Birdie Blessings Scripture Thursday

Friday, January 20, 2012

Printable Tags

I made up some free tags for you today using images from:
As always - these are made with free images and not to be sold

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Printable Valentine Labels

I've made some Valentine Labels up for you to print combining images from:
Feel free to copy to your hearts content - just don't re-post as your own or sell them!

This post linked to:
Valentine Link Party - Shabby Creek Cottage 
Love Printables

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

"New" Jar Lamp

Remember my laundry room makeover and my jar of rag balls?
Well, a friend of mine gave me a lamp that fits on top of a jar -- I'd been wanting one but never got around to looking for one.  I bought a lamp shade and covered it with blue country fabric that my friend Abby sent me! 
I love the soft glow it gives my laundry room at night.
In covering the lamp shade with fabric -- I used the same method as I did for this lamp .

Monday, January 16, 2012

Mini Clutch

Above is the mini clutch I made my 6 year old niece to celebrate her birthday last week. 
  The jean material is actually recycled from a pair of my husband's "old" jeans.  When he's finished with them I salvage any good material left in them -- I used the same pair of jeans to make up the birthday purse I featured last week!
The pattern for these clucthes came from here (I just shrunk it down a bit to make a mini one!) I really do intend to make up a picture tutorial soon - since the blog it came from is in another language.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

More Recipe Cards

A few recipe cards using a different template -- these are free for you to use, but do not copy or sell them.
Images courtesy of: