Tuesday, May 26, 2009

How about a yummy treat?

Since I haven't made anything creative for the last few days I thought I'd share a creative creation (is that an oxymoron?) with you. A yummy recipe from a friend of mine and upline Tina Sutton. YUMMMMM....man I wish I wasn't dieting....

Recipe For Chocolate Chip Pie
1 Unbaked Pie Crust (I use Pillsbury)
2 Large Eggs
½ Cup flour
½ Cup Sugar
½ Cup Brown Sugar
1 ½ Sticks Butter
1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
1 Cup Nuts
Preheat Oven to 350 degrees.Beat eggs until foamy. Add flour, sugar and brown sugar. Beat in Butter. Stir in Chocolate Chips and spoon into pie shell.Bake for 55-60 minutes. Serve with ice cream, whip cream, chocolate sauce or ALL OF THE ABOVE!
Makes 8 servings.
Who's hostess for this month's scrapbook club? The girls would love you for this one..

Missing in Action?

Did you think that I had dropped off the face of the earth? I haven't I promise! Just been extremely busy and haven't had time to create anything new. I'll get something going soon! In the mean time, I'm posting a 2 page layout that I completed a while back.. A 4th of July page. Guess it could be Memorial Day themed also!! Now more then ever with our country in the shape it's in, we all need to appreciate our freedom and those who sacrifice for us. Have a great day, I'll be back soon.

Friday, May 15, 2009

My little girl.....

Jenny wouldn't appreciate me calling her "my little girl", but we as moms know that no matter how old they are....they're still our little ones. Today is a very special day. She's made it through her first step to RN and this evening will be pinned as an LPN, which launches her into her new career. I'm extremely happy that I will be able to pin her with her LPN pin myself, since I also am an LPN. She won't be able to practice as a nurse until she actually takes her state boards this summer, but to make it through the very tough class is an accomplishment in itself. So a big congratulations to my little girl.....and good luck to her as she starts her next step this fall. Good job. I'm proud!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


I know I've already posted today, but couldn't wait to share this with you...Look who showed up at one of my feeders today? Isn't he amazing? It took me a while on the internet to find out what he was. He's a painted bunting. According to what I read, they are on the decline. That's sad. But I must say, I'm quite happy to add him to my list of visitors!

Comment posting?

Several people have told me that they can't leave a comment on posts. I went in and and made some changes to try and allow comments, then tested it myself. so if you wouldn't mind, try and leave a comment at the bottom of this post so I can see if it is fixed. If the site won't let you leave a comment, please email me and let me know! Thanks

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Wishes Card Program is now available...

The wait is over! The Wishes Card Program is here! This awesome program wasn't supposed to be in stock until June- but CTMH got it in a month ahead of time. Wishes, a pattern and inspiration how to card program is different from our Originals book. Wishes is a must have program for bulk cardmaking! Make 8, 12, or 16 cards in a snap while getting the most of your papers and your time. Enjoy all new patterns including trendy circle cards! Available today.

Mother's Day....just a few days away!

I'm happy to say my Mother's Day Cards are complete and ready to mail! I used the "Bella" papers from the new summer Close To My Heart catalog to make my cards. I added some paper flowers and some "bling", a little glitter for the butterfly and a few sentiments with stamps. I was happy with how they turned out. I always like to fancy up the inside of my cards as well as the outside....and a touch to the envelope is always nice too.

I also was able to get almost all of my birthday cards done that I needed for this month. So you know what that means? Most of the rest of the month I can concentrate on scrapbooking! Gotta love that! It was a good weekend to paper craft since it was so rainy ALL WEEKEND! I've been watching the birds out the window. They don't let even the rain stop them from devouring the food I put out for them. They may honestly eat me out of house and home if they don't' slow down! I refilled all the feeders yesterday, and low and behold today I had to refill them again. My hubby says they eat better then he does!
On a happy note in my birding adventures, today I THINK that I saw an Indigo Bunting. My sister (Hi Sharon!) says that they have alot of these down where she lives in Eastern Texas, but I hadn't seen one here. But the last couple of days I've seen a brilliantly blue bird flit through the yard. He doesn't slow down enough for me to get a picture of him, but I looked at the Indigo Bunting on the internet and it does look like what I saw. Hopefully it'll come close enough for me to get a picture. Enough bird talk for today!
I enjoyed weekend time with all my grand kids. Spent time with Garrett, Carleigh and Phog yesterday, and Wyatt today. Perfect end to a good weekend. Relaxation, creativity, enjoying God's beautiful nature, and spending time with family.
Here's hoping you all have a great week!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

New Summer Catalog is Available.... get yours now!

The new Summer Catalog is here! Wow, it has some fantastic new papers and fun stuff! I'm really happy with this one. Make sure and get yours soon. I have only 25 left, so don't wait too long! They'll go first come, first served! Wanted to share with you a few decorated Memory Keeper boxes I've seen. I haven't actually done one myself yet, but I have one on order now and am excited about getting started on it. So many possibilities! And for only $6.95...what a steal! It measures 10" X 9 1/2" X 3 " and has a magnetic flap closure.

By Lisa Stenz

By Joy Maertens

By Antoinette Herrin

Aren't these great. There's so many things you can do with them. They come flat so they're easy to cover with paper, or stamp, or paint or whatever! Something new and fun to try!
Hope you all have a great weekend...I'm getting some cards made for Mom's day and birthdays coming up. It's such a rainy icky day, that stamping and scrapping is the thing to be doing!