Saturday, March 12, 2011

No! No! Challenge

Ready for an easy challenge? If you are this one is for you!

All you have to do is NOT do something....

And this month? It's NO FANCY BORDERS! FANCY BORDERS are a NO! NO!! That's it!

Let's see what you come up with!

All entries qualify for the monthly gift certificate prize! You have until April 12th to complete this challenge!

Click HERE to go directly to the challenge!

This is my card to get you started!

Digi is from Glitterbabe's Digis and you can find Lucky Panda Pearl HERE!

Allsorts - Luck O' The Irish!
Creative Inspirations - Green, gold and white
Delicious Doodles - Green for St. Patrick's Day
Kaboodle Doodle - Go green
Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge - Going green
Simon Says - Anything goes

Friday, March 11, 2011

2 Family Scrap Pages

Back to showing you some more scrap pages! :)

Thursday, March 10, 2011


First I want to thank everyone who donated to my candy draw!! A special thank you goes out to each of you along with those that sent something for Jeanne!! Everything is very much appreciated!!

Here is a list of the items that were generously donated!!





* Plus some paper items that need cut to fit in the box *


"Willow With Lantern" from Whiff Of Joy!




From me!

And the winner of all these goodies goes to.........drumroll..............

.......................Rosalee of Rosalee's Scrap Lounge!!!

Congrats!! Please e-mail me with your home mailing address by Monday March 14th and I will get your goodies shipped out to you!

Glitterbabe Showcase and Jeanne Update

First off I wanna show you this beautiful digi image called "Easter Lily" created by Stef (Glitterbabe)! I just love the pastel colors with this Spring flower and you can find this digi in the new shop by clicking HERE!

Sentiment is from Lawn Fawn

ABC DT Challenge - Happy Birthday
Aud Sentiments - Birthday
Crafty Calendar - Spring
For Fun - Spring
OTWC #48 - Color Inspiration (pink, green and yellow)

Simon Says - Anything Goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Birthday

Now for an update on Jeanne! My hubby and I went to visit her Monday evening and took her a handmade fabric purse my mom made with a cute chicken and sunflower print, 30 cards + 7 postcards + 1 prayer book from all you lovely crafters!!! I also made her a handmade keepsake box which I will show you at a later date. She was so over the moon with everything and yes there were even some tears of happiness shed. She expresses her gratitude to each and every one of you!!! She couldn't believe that people from all over the world were thinking of her and praying for her absolutely have no idea how much this has meant to her! So please know you have done a WONDERFUL thing and Jeanne and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts! BIG BIG BIG HUGS!!!!

Now for the medical stuff....she had her port put in last week and she went yesterday for her first chemo treatment. She is in great spirits and so far doing well....just really tired. But they said the full effects won't hit her til this weekend. Since her lymph nodes were clear she will only need 4 rounds of chemo....once every 3 weeks. But no radiation afterwards!!! They said within two weeks she should expect all of her hair to fall out. As for the other just depends on the person so we will have to wait and see. She did say yesterday morning food tasted normal but immediately after her first treatment when she got home she had a snack and it tasted like metal. Crazy how that stuff hits your system so fast but I pray it does what it is supposed to do! is a good story to tell you what type of person Jeanne like I said we took her all that stuff on Monday. I worked Tuesday and when I got home I had a phone message and a card in the front door. She had went out and bought a BEAUTIFUL basket of flowers for us just to say thank you for everything we had done!! She is just the most thoughtful lady imagineable! Anyways....after her chemo yesterday she called just to make sure I got them okay because she was scared silly that we didn't get home til late and maybe they had frozen because she left them in our truck outside since nobody was home!! Here a lady is fighting cancer and she is worried about "thank you" flowers freezing!!! She sure is something special isn't she?!

I will leave you with that for tonight. This post is a bit early (I said in my last post I would do this tomorrow) but I won't have much time to be on the computer tomorrow. It is getting late so I will still announce the candy winner tomorrow with some updated pictures of a few donations. Sorry I didn't update sooner but better late than never right?


Enjoy The Journey With PCD!!!

Stamps are from Practicing Creativity Designs
(Your'e Dandy...used to cut a ray, Look Up!, and The Whole Cycle)

I just LOVE how this card turned out! Hope you do too! :)
I will be back tomorrow to showcase a Glitterbabe Digi AND to announce the winner of the candy for Jeanne! Sorry it has taken so of those busy weeks again! Oh and I will also post an update about Jeanne!

Practicing Creativity Designs - Sketch
Crafty Creations - Baby Blue
Let's Ink It Up - Embossing
Simon Says - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Embossing and/or paper piecing

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Fat guessing game!!

That is is Fat Tuesday or as some people call it Shrove's Day! A good excuse to pig out in fat/carb heaven! LOL! Got home and immediately ate two HUGE breadsticks and a big hunk of cheese....followed by what you are about to see! I was going to do some traditional pancakes but thought I would change it up and do a more French style and make crepes! I have made these before but only with plain white flour...this time I tried a healthier whole wheat version. Kind of funny trying to squeeze in a bit of nutrition on a day called Fat Tuesday! LOL! For some reason these were much harder to flip (maybe because of the consistency of the whole wheat and it could be because I was impatient?!) so after throwing away several I picked the best two and I gotta say they tasted better than expected!!!!

Click HERE for the basic batter recipe.
*I did add a tiny bit of sugar and vanilla for the dessert crepe*

This one is filled with some basics....shredded cheese and chopped up ham

A close-up to show you the crepe folded and topped with green onion

This one is filled with peanut butter, hickory nuts, banana and chocolate sauce!

As if this wasn't bad enough I topped my meal off with this wonderful cake!!

*What is cake without ice cream right?*

I'm feeling pretty good after indulging so I think I will do a little giveaway! Nothing big just a little something for those of you that read my blog! :)
All you gotta do is guess what type of cake is in the picture above! It looks like a plain yellow cake but don't let that fool you...there is another main ingredient which gives it the delicious flavor! Only one person knows and she better keep her trap shut! LOL! :P
I will pick a winner and share the recipe next Tuesday!

Good Luck!
P.S. Gonna see what else I can scrounge up in the kitchen! Life is too short not to enjoy the things you love and I LOVE food! :)