Friday, December 31, 2010

I had to pick another winner! Is it you?

Hi!

Just needed to do a quick post...I needed to pick a new winner for the "Homemade Christmas" Blog Hop!  So sad for the one that didn't get back to me, but fabulous for the new winner!  And the new winner is..........

SpantastiKreations said...
Lovely bags....yummy can I have some. LOL
TFS,
Erin

Erin, please contact me with your address so I can get your Scrappy Mom's Stamps to you! 

I hope everyone stays safe to night and enjoys their evening!

Friday, December 24, 2010

English Toffee Recipe, My Gift to You!


***If you are looking for "Christmas Cheer Blog Hop"  click here ***

Hi!

I hope you are all ready for Christmas!  I finally am, except for my Christmas cards!  I didn't do any this year...can you believe that a card maker didn't!  I hope my family & friends will forgive me, maybe I'll have to brib them with candy!  :)   I made this candy and tags last week for "Homemade Christmas" and I had a lot of requests for my recipe.  If you have alitte extra time, you can make a batch of English Toffee for yourself!

(one of the bags is peppermint bark)

Recipe:
1 lb butter
2 cups sugar
1 package Toll House milk chocalate chips
sliced almonds, then coarsely chopped

use stainless pot and wooden spoon
before starting put chocolate chips in a double boiler to melt, don't boil water, you don't want to over cook chocolate.  Also line a cookie sheet with foil.  Be prepared to stay at the stove (about 30 min), stiring  the entire time otherwise sugar will scorch.

melt butter at med heat, add sugar, stir constantly

keep stiring and keep at med heat
sometimes butter will separate from sugar, keep stiring, it will go back together

(this about the color it should at 310 degrees)
did I mention...keep stirring, when sugar starts to turn the color of a paper bag, put candy thermometer in sugar, and yes, keep stiring until temperture reaches 310 degrees.  Pour on foil lined cookie sheet, let sit for about 1-2 minutes.  Pour melted chocolate onto candy, sprinkle almonds all over and completely cover.  It takes quite a bit of almonds, but alot fall off after it's hard.  they can be used for another batch if you make it the same day.

This is the finished product! 
When completely hard (chocolate too)  break up into small pieces!
Yummy!

Have a Merry Christmas!  I will be back on January 1st for a "Let's Celebrate Blog Hop"!

Enjoy!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Cheer Blog Hop & Scrappy Mom's Stamp Contest!!!!

Hi!

If you thought I had a lot going on yesterday...just wait...today is packed filled with goodies!!!


Melanie and Tammy of Scrappy Mom's Stamps are having a "Guess that Designer" contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email them at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie they will use Random.org to chose a winner! The list of the Design Team Members are on the right side of my blog. Everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name. And don't forget to show a little love to all the DT members by leaving a comment!


Just Because Cricut Cartridge

Now for the Christmas Cheer Blog Hop!

If you arrived from Kristi's Blog then you are in the right place!  If not please start at the beginning at Paula's Blog!  This is a quick and easy blog hop and filled with great idea's!  So give yourself a little time to relax, maybe grab a warm drink and enjoy!


Gyspsy Wanderings for notes.

Sorry the lighting was terrible, they are so cute and sparkly in person!  Just like the ones from Pottery Barn without the high price!  Just take thin chipboard or cereal boxes and cut your shape.  Cover with any glue that dries clear sprinkle chunky glitter ( I used Melissa Francis), add a hook and a ribbon.  Quick, easy and kids will love this! 

Your next stop is
Megan!  If you get lost along the way, I have the whole list!  I will be posting tomorrow...my last one of the year!  Don't forget to come check it out, as I will be posting my English Toffee recipe and step by step instructions! 

Enjoy!

















Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps is having a "Guess that Designer" CONTEST!!!

Hello!
I've got alot going on in this post...first things first ~

Melanie and Tammy of Scrappy Mom's Stamps are having a "Guess that Designer" contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email them at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie they will use Random.org to chose a winner! The list of the Design Team Members are on the right side of my blog.  Everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name. And don't forget to show a little love to all the DT members by leaving a comment!

This card is in honor of Melanie and Tammy for all their hard work in designing these fabulous stamps that enhance all of our cricut cuts!  And for giving back any way they can, like this fun contest!



Recipe:
French Manor Cricut Cartridge
Tags, Bag & More Cricut Cartridge

Next order of business is the winner of the Homemade Christmas Blog Hop!  And the winner is...

Jean-Marie said... These make a lovely gift. Beautifil tag/card idea. BTW...do you care to share your toffee recipe? It's my DH's favorite!

Jean-Marie please contact me at lizspaperloft@sbcglobal.net so I can get your stamps to you.  You will need to contact me by 12/29 or I will have to pick another winner.

Last thing...Jean-Marie asked if I would share the recipe for my English Toffee, well she wasn't the only one that asked.  So I will be posting the recipe along with step by step pictures.  By all means, I don't claim to be a fabulous cook or baker...but I do make great toffee!


Enjoy!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ Day 3 ~ Designers Choice

Hi!

Before I get started with the sneak peek, I have some exciting news!  I, along with 45 other amazing, talanted women have been chosen to be a guest designer for Peachy Keen Stamps.  So in honor of two design teams I created a card using both! 

Here we go...it's day 3 of the sneak peek for Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ Designers Choice!  I hope you like!



Recipe
Fawn and Butterfly cut from Create a Critter Cricut Cartridge


Melanie and Tammy of Scrappy Mom's Stamps are having a "Guess that Designer" contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email them at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie they will use Random.org to chose a winner! Here is a list of the Design Team Members - everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name. And don't forget to show a little love to all the DT members by leaving a comment!  Their links on the right side of my blog.

Bonnie

Cristina

Corri

Joanna

Laura

Lauren

Lezlye

Liz (that's me)

Nicole

Meriah

Momo

Sarah

Trish


Head on over to Scrappy Mom's Stamps and pick up this set! And check back everyday this week for a new project using the Designer's Choice stamp set! 

Enjoy!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps~ Designer's Choice Sneak Peek Day 2

Hello!

That's right it's day two of the Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ Designers Choice!  I'm keeping this short and sweet today!

I hope you like!


Recipe:
Old West for horse and horseshoe
Plantin Schoolbook for oval on the back of the card (welding with the gypsy) and the sentiment
Lacy Labels for the scalloped oval
Forever Young for the flowers

Melanie and Tammy of Scrappy Mom's Stamps are having a "Guess that Designer" contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email them at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie they will use Random.org to chose a winner! Here is a list of the Design Team Members - everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name. And don't forget to show a little love to all the DT members by leaving a comment!
Bonnie
Cristina
Corri
Joanna
Laura
Lauren
Lezlye
Liz (that's me)
Nicole
Meriah
Momo
Sarah
Trish


Head on over to Scrappy Mom's Stamps and pick up this set! And check back everyday this week for a new project using the Designer's Choice stamp set!


Enjoy!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps have a New Release!!!!


If you're looking for Homemade blog hop click here


Hi Everyone!

I'm so excited to tell you that Scrappy Mom's Stamps is releasing  a new set!  Why so excited you ask? Well, because all of the sentiments on this set were chosen by Design Team members!


Don't you just love it!  As soon as I saw this sentiment, I had the whole card in my head! 
Recipe:
Nifty Fifties Cricut Cartridge
Scrappy Mom's Stamps ~ Designers Choice

( I promise after Christmas I will start posting all the cut sizes again.  Life has just gotten a litte chaotic!)


Melanie and Tammy of Scrappy Mom's Stamps are having a "Guess that Designer" contest - the winner will recieve a Scrappy Moms Stamp set of their choice. Email them at scrappymoms.stamps@gmail.com with your guess of which sentiment belongs to who by midnight Dec 23, 2010. Whoever has the most correct will win; if there is a tie they will use Random.org to chose a winner! Here is a list of the Design Team Members - everyone below has at least one sentiment to their name.  And don't forget to show a little love to all the DT members by leaving a comment!














Head on over to Scrappy Mom's Stamps and pick up this set!  And check back everyday this week for a new project using the Designer's Choice stamp set!
Enjoy!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Home Made Christmas Blog Hop!!!

Hi Everyone!
I hope you are all ready for Christmas!  Well I'm not quite, but I will be.  So before you head out to finish those last minute gifts or go to that festive party, sit back and enjoy a little blog hoppin'.  Cristina at Crafting with Cristina is having a Homemade Blog Hop, you should have arrived from Lauren B at Lauren's Creative.  If not, you can go to the start at Cristina's.

My project is English Toffee and packaged with cute tags from Jolly Holiday Cartridge.  I've been making this candy for about 12 years...everyone looks forward to it...and is glad that I only make it at Christmas!  because they can't stop until it's gone     :o)






Recipe:
Jolly Holiday Cricut Cartrdge
Scrappy Mom's Stamp ~ Winter Wishes
Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Princess Faces

Now for some blog candy...how about a Scrappy Mom's Stamp set!  Whoo Hoo!  All you have to do is leave a comment of your favorite handmade gift you've received and follow if you like.  Your next stop is
Lauren D at Lauren Scraps.  The list is below if you get lost along the way!



Cristina, http://www.craftingwithcristina.com/
Elsa, http://www.cricutlvr.blogspot.com/
Mel http://www.scrappymel.blogspot.com/
Amanda http://www.myscrappinobsession.com/
Dorcas http://www.4craftyangels.blogspot.com/
Tammy  http://www.scrappycritters.blogspot.com/
Ivette, http://www.allaboutmeandmyscrapbook.blogspot.com/
Lauren B http://www.laurenscreative.com/
Liz, http://www.lizspaperloft.blogspot.com/
Lauren D http://www.laurenscraps.blogspot.com/
Trish  http://www.techniquesbytrish.blogspot.com/

Oh by the way...big things happening tomorrow!

Enjoy!

Friday, December 10, 2010

"It's a Small World" Holiday Blog Hop!

Hi!

Wow!  Can you believe that Christmas is in 15 days?!  Not me...it feels as if it was just summertime!  Well anyway,  Jess at Kinderstampo is hosting another blog hop and this one is about how we around the world celebrate the holiday season.  So you should have arrived from Martha at Dream of Crafting.  I hope you left lots of love for her. 

Now on to my tradition...at our home it's all about Santa, and yes even though my girls are 20 and 22, Santa still manages to swing by our home for some milk and cookies.  He even drops off a little something for the girls.  As long as they "believe" he will still come!  :)  So my project is a plate for Santa's cookies!



don't you just love Rudolf with his red stickled nose!
Look who Jess got to sponsor our blog hop!
Lindy Stamp Gang

Unity Stamp Co
Helmar Adhesives
Peachy Keen Stamps
PreserveYour Memories II
Imaginisce
Skipping Stones Design
Leave a comment on each of the blogs for a chance to win the final prize!!! And don't forget to finish up at Jess's  she always has something up her sleeve for more blog candy!



Your next stop is Jessica at  That's Uneek!  If you get lost the whole list is below! 

Enjoy your weekend!





Christine Wilson-Dunbar - http://chrisscreations.blogspot.com/





















Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Episode #1 ~ Glass ornament with winter scene. Yep, I did it!

Hello!
That's right I finally did one! After 2 days and countless hours I got it uploaded. I actually had to do it twice...there's something about listening to yourself speak...I now realize that I say "um" a LOT! Um...I'm going to have to pay more attention to that, um... :) 

I want to thank Nicole and Emma for giving me help on how to upload to youtube...sorry Nicole, I only mentioned Emma in the video, I realized it when I watched it back. Also, I wanted to thank Nicole for making me a button for my blog, she totally surprised me with it. She's learning how to do them and blog designs. Well I hope you like my first video, I'm not so sure I will do anymore, I'll wait and see if the mood strikes me again.




One more thing, I have received blog awards last week, I'm sorry with the holiday and this silly video, I'm way behind.  I'm going to do my best to take care of them tomorrow.  I really do appreciate them.

Enjoy!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Just wanted you to know...

Hi!

I just wanted you to know that I'm keeping my word...I did my first video and I'm uploading it now.  It's probably going to take all night to spool, so hopefully it will be posted in the morning.  Just so you know, it's how I made the glass ornaments.  So stop tomorrow so you can see how I did it. 

Enjoy!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 5 of Sneak Peek Weekend!

Good Morning!

Well, it's the last day of the Scrappy Mom's Stamps FREE SHIPPING !  You know you want them all!  I sure did, that's why I will finally have the complete set!   Can't wait till Winter Wishes arrives!

This is my newest card using the Simple Sentiments...





Please don't forget to hop over and check out the other DT girls.  They have been working hard, so give them some love too!  Their links are on the left of my blog!

Coming up this week, I will be doing a tuturial on the glass ornaments that I made this past Wednesday.  I will also be giving out blog awards that I recieved last week. 

Enjoy!


Saturday, November 27, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 4 of Sneak Peak Weekend!

Well, did you survive Black Friday?!  Did you get everything you wanted or did you just stay home to relax?  I have to say that I usually don't go out...but I did today!  And oh boy did I have fun!  Even with all the pushing and shoving...oh I hope I didn't hurt anyone!  lol!

Scrappy Mom's is still having FREE SHIPPING this weekend for all their stamps.  Here's my latest project with their new set ~ Simple Sentiments


sorry the angle is a little weird...

Don't forget to peek at the other girls on the DT,  they have been out doing themselves!

Enjoy!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Scrappy Mom's Stamps Day 3 of Sneak Peak Weekend!

Happy Black Friday! 

I hope you've had a fabulous Thanksgiving and  have recovered from all the eatting!  Now before you head out to all the madness in the stores, hop on over to Scrappy Mom's Stamps to pick a their new stamp set ~ Simple Sentiments!  Right now they are giving FREE SHIPPING on any of their sets until Sunday!  Quick, easy and stress free shopping right in your own home!



This is my lastest card I made using Simple Sentiments...I hope you like!



Don't forget to check out the other girls awesome blogs, their links are on the left side.

Enjoy!