Friday, September 30, 2011

So Sweet of You

this card was made with Digital Papers in Photoshop.  The pattern paper is from the Spice Kit Stampin Up Digital Download, the elephant was an actual SU stamps and the sentiment was from Papertrey, Ink.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Christmas Card 4

Another card from the Stampin Up Paper Share with SNOWMANLOVER.  Can you tell I am loving the Digi Christmas Stamps?  I absolutely adore this house stamp. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Christmas Card 3

Here's a third card from the same set of papers I used in the last two posts.  The Merry Christmas Tag was a free printable download I found here

Christmas Card 2

this photo shows the shimmer of the Christmas Trees a little better

Here is my second card from the Christmas Card Paper Share from Snowmanlover.  I realize it's still September, but I just couldn't wait to play!!  I really love the digi possibilities with the stamps.

Christmas Card 1

without the bells:

I received my paper share from Snowmanlover of the new Christmas Patterned Papers from Stampin Up!  Oh my, LOVE IT!  This is so much fun, or should I say SNOW much fun!   I also bought the digital Frostwood Stamps from Stampin up.  I'm in LOVE.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Spice Cake Kit Card

I ordered the new Stampin' Up Spice Cake Patterned Paper from Snowmanlover, but couldn't wait for it to get here, so I also ordered and downloaded the digital version.  Here's what I made out of plain ole' white cardstock.   The brown solid is Stampin' Up Soft Suede, but the pattern paper is all printed on white cardstock and the stamps are also digital.  I got the layout from a card I save awhile back, unfortunately I didn't get the name of the originator documented.  :(

Sunday, September 18, 2011

For You Card

Enough of Beau Chateau...  I made this card to be used for an "any occasion congrats" card.  Perhaps a birthday?   Pretty simple but I think I like it for that very reason.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Beau Chateau Card #6

I still have my card kit laying out on my scrap table, so I thought I'd whip up one more.  I still have a lot of paper and elements left.  If you're interested in all the materials I used to make the last six cards posted, check with SNOWMANLOVER.  She designed this kit.  I'm not sure if she's doing more kits or not, but it's a great deal and you can make a lot of cards with one kit.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Beau Chateau Card #5

One last card from Beau Chateau card kit from Snowmanlover.  I still have plenty of cardstock left, so I probably shouldn't say "last".  :)

Beau Chateau Card #4

And again....

Beau Chateau Card #3

Yet another card from the Beau Chateau kit from Snowmanlover

Beau Chateau Card #2

Here is my second card from my Stampin Up Beau Chateau card kit I bought from Snowmanlover. So many different things you can do with this card kit. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

The Best Ever Peanutbutter Pie!!

I made a new recipe for one of my favorites.... PEANUTBUTTER Pie.  OMG... it is so good!!!   If you like Peanutbutter pie, I highly suggest you try this recipe.  It's one from Pinterest/Willowbird baking.  You should click on the link and read the story behind the peanutbutter pie, very touching.  I also highly suggest you try out Pinterest if you haven't.  It's everything you can think of from Recipes, to funny signs, to crafts and cards, fashion, homes.  You name it, it's on pinterest.  Sorry, back to the recipe.  Here ya go, guys!

Almost No-Bake Peanut Butter Pie

Recipe by: Adapted from All-Recipes
Yields: about 8-10 slices

Pie Ingredients:
1 1/4 cups chocolate sandwich cookie crumbs (just grind ‘em up, cream and all)
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy whipping cream

Whipped Cream Ingredients:
2 cups heavy whipping cream
4 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
peanuts and/or mini peanut butter cups for garnish (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Combine the cookie crumbs and melted butter with a fork and press into a 9-inch pie plate. Spend a few minutes working on it to make sure there aren’t gaps and that it’s a thin layer (I had to discard some of my cookie crumbs because 1 1/4 cups turned out to be a bit too much for my pie plate). Bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, peanut butter, sugar, butter, and vanilla until smooth. Whip the cream to soft peaks. Stir 1/3 of the cream into the peanut butter mixture to lighten it up, then gently fold the rest of it in. Gently spoon the filling into your crust and use an offset spatula or the back of a spoon to smooth it out. Chill this for a few hours.

To make whipped cream, whip cream and confectioners’ sugar together until you reach soft peaks. Spoon this over your peanut butter pie and top with peanuts and mini peanut butter cups for garnish, if desired. Serve immediately.

Beau Chateau Card

I got my Beau Chateau (Stampin Up) card kit from Snowmanlover in the mail the other day.  Today is the first chance I've had to open it up and play.  Here is the first card I made.  Such a different type of card for me, but the papers are so pretty, I couldn't help myself. 

Monday, September 5, 2011


The card above is a card I created today inspired by the card below which was posted on Pinterest.
I am posting a picture to give credit where credit is due. :)

Top card inspired by this card from Flickr - Author Dana Newsom

Happy Birthday.. AGAIN

Like I said.... expect more birthday cards! :)

Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Card.  September is FULL of birthdays.  Several of my friends have Birthdays in the next week or two.  My brother and my dad's Birthday are September 9th and a few of my Facebook friends have Birthdays as well.  So be ready to see a few Birthday Cards in the next few days.

Birthday Card

Just messing around with the scraps on my desk from the prior card.  Not too sure I like this one.
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