Monday, November 28, 2016

Simon Says Monday Challenge!

The challenge this Monday is Trees!
So I whipped up this little card using the trees from Lawn Fawns Cheery Christmas stamp set, and Season's tweetings birds!
Hope you like it!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Simon Says "Make stuff!"

I am so crazy for stamps and dies....I love making cards and I love to be in card swaps. Once or twice a week I will be making a card for the Simon Says Stamp Challenges, I will post my cards on here so I can link to the party! Each card enters me into a drawing to win 50.00 to spend at SimonSaysStamp, Love, love, love that place!

I added their challenge badge to my sidebar in case you want to play along.

Here is Wednesday's challenge, Christmas to die for! I had to use a "die" in my card. I used Lawn Fawns Sprinkled with joy oven set to make this card:

This was the most fun I ever had making a card!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Whew, time is flying by!

It is starting to get chilly here in the desert...
I broke out my sweaters and boots...
I am spending more time in my craft room, creating fun things...
My latest obsession is Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant stamps and dies, they make the greatest cards!
I am using my Spellbinders machine,
I won it 2 years ago at Expo, so glad I am finally using the heck out of it!

Here are some fun cards I have made so far...
Made using LawnFawn alpaca stamp and die, dotted hillside die, and their plaid paper pack...I am learning to watercolor color my stamped images, really enjoying that process.

I also made this shaker card, shaker cards are my favorite thing to make!
The glass and the blender have beads and stuff, shake them up!
Here's a sample of how the stamps and dies come:
I have this set and will be making some Christmas cards with them! So fun!!
If you are interested in getting your own stamps and dies and so much more, head over to:
Or if you are looking to get me something awesome for Christmas they have gift certificates..hint hint wink wink!!
Hope you are creating fun things and trying to enjoy the fall season, go bake a pie and make someone happy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ontario Expo 2016

Last scrapbook trip of the year!
We shopped, ate, shopped, ate, shopped, drank wine!

Not sure if we got much work done but we had fun!

Our two table mates decorated their side of the table and won the jungle theme contest!! I forgot to take photos of it, dang it! It was cute! They were a fun set of girls to hang out with.
Thanks Johnie and Mindy for the laughs!
Mindy and Johnie, Mindy made the masks!

Christy in the Jungle!

ROWR!!!

We had beautiful weather!!!

Scrapadoodledoo!

That's Me!

Hope everyone had a fun weekend!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Annual Music and Squirrels Weekend!!




This is our second year of Music and Squirrels Weekend!

My sister comes to town and we meet up with Tanya for a concert and a Vegas Day.

This year it was Keith Urban and the Bellagio and Zia Records!

Every October we are hoping to get together for a concert here in town.

I book a mini suite at the Delano/Mandalay Bay, 2 beds and a couch. We meet up on Friday and hit the concert, then we don't have to drive anywhere just take tram back to hotel, we can have drinks and no one drives home!

We get up in the morning and have breakfast and go exploring in Vegas. We went to the Bellagio to see the Fall display! Squirrels! Then we took Christy over to Zia records to buy some Kieth Urban and more...

Sunday, Christy and I headed to Bingo. Christy won 25.00! Whoo-hoo!!
We met up with Tanya for breakfast then she had to go teach a class at Sin City Knit Shop.
Christy and I went shopping and I took her to the new scrapbook store in town: The Paper Bunny, great store!

We had such a great time this year! I can't wait to see what we see and do next year!!
They love to stick me under short signs:
I am vertically challanged at 5'2" so this sign was perfect!
Thanks for a GREAT weekend girls/squirrels! I love you guys!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Autumn calls for Peach Pie!

My neighbor, Wally, gave me some peaches, they looked like they had come from a gift basket, a real nice gift basket! 4 of them in a beautiful box. They were gorgeous peaches! I let them sit out for a couple days to ripen a bit more and then decided to make him and I our own little peach pies!

Wally lost his wife of over 50 years this summer, so we have been keeping an eye on him and making sure he is ok, and I have been sending over some home cooked meals once in awhile. He has daughters who come and visit but I still worry. I can't fathom losing my spouse after that many years together! Charlie and I are almost to 30 years married and morning coffee and Sunday naps sure would be missed without him!

But on to happier things, Wally is keeping busy and doing great according to him! So on to the peach pie...I went to you tube and my go to chef (chef John of FoodWishes) had the most amazing peach pie recipe. I chose to make mini versions since Charlie does not like peach pie, it would just be a pie for me and one for Wally.

You can search you tube for chef John at foodwishes, he has great recipes and I love the way he talks and teaches cooking.

But the quick version is this: Slice your peaches and add a sprinkle of salt and 1/2 cup of sugar, mix and let them sit for 1/2 hour, drain the juices only into a pan and cook it on medium until reduced to a thick syrup, set aside. To your peaches add some flour, sugar, a touch of cinnamon, a touch of cornstarch, and the cooked syrup you made, mix well and pour into crust filled pans. You can use homemade crust or pillsbury pie crust. Chef john shows you the easiest way to make lattice topping, My pies looked so wonderful!! But oh man, the flavor was over the top delicious, the secret is that little touch of syrup, I just know it!



I have a recipe for Lemon Chicken Romano to share but maybe another time, a cup of coffee and a slice of pie are calling to me!!



Autumn calls for Peach Pie!

My neighbor, Wally, gave me some peaches, they looked like they had come from a gift basket, a real nice gift basket! 4 of them in a beautiful box. They were gorgeous peaches! I let them sit out for a couple days to ripen a bit more and then decided to make him and I our own little peach pies!

Wally lost his wife of over 50 years this summer, so we have been keeping an eye on him and making sure he is ok, and I have been sending over some home cooked meals once in awhile. He has daughters who come and visit but I still worry. I can't fathom losing my spouse after that many years together! Charlie and I are almost to 30 years married and morning coffee and Sunday naps sure would be missed without him!

But on to happier things, Wally is keeping busy and doing great according to him! So on to the peach pie...I went to you tube and my go to chef (chef John of FoodWishes) had the most amazing peach pie recipe. I chose to make mini versions since Charlie does not like peach pie, it would just be a pie for me and one for Wally.

You can search you tube for chef John at foodwishes, he has great recipes and I love the way he talks and teaches cooking.

But the quick version is this: Slice your peaches and add a sprinkle of salt and 1/2 cup of sugar, mix and let them sit for 1/2 hour, drain the juices only into a pan and cook it on medium until reduced to a thick sauce, set aside. To your peaches add some flour, sugar, a touch of cinnamon, a touch of cornstarch, and the cooked syrup you made, mix well and pour into crust filled pans. You can use homemade crust or pillsbury pie crust. Chef john shows you the easiest way to make lattice topping, My pies looked so wonderful!! But oh man, the flavor was over the top delicious, the secret is that little touch of syrup, I just know it!



I have a recipe for Lemon Chicken Romano to share but maybe another time, a cup of coffee and a slice of pie are calling to me!!