Thursday, December 22, 2011

Candied Pecan Recipe

Candied Pecans
1 lb pecans
1 egg white
1 tsp water
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp salt
1.5 tsp cinnamon
Parchment paper (located in baking aisle with foil and plastic wrap)
Combine egg white and water in large bowl.  Whisk until frothy and add
vanilla.  Add nuts and toss to coat.  In a separate bowl, combine sugar,
salt and cinnamon.  Sprinkle on nuts about a quarter cup at a time and
continue tossing until evenly coated.  (You may not want to put all of the
sugar mixture on - just eyeball it).  Spread nuts in a single layer on a
parchment covered cookie sheet.  Bake about 45 minutes at 275 degrees (on
a hot or humid day, you may need up to 10 minutes longer).  After removing
from oven, allow to cool completely (very important) on cookie sheet.  Store
in airtight container for up to 3 weeks - they'll never last that long
I usually double the recipe.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

1000 Sheets of Paper Giveaway

Very cool website thousand sheets of paper has a giveaway until Sept 23rd. Go check it out.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Quickie demo origami butterfly and tulip

 Patterned paper with folded paper butterfly.
Origami folded tulips and paper trey ink stems and sentiment.

May club project 2011

 Iris folding with ribbon. This was the first trial with whatever was on hand.
 Iris folding done with coordinating patterned paper and ribbon from Michaels.
More of the same with nestabilities square frame and scalloped frame.

May Stamp Club 2011

 Background made with concentrated dyes and compressed sponge. Button card and stamps from paper trey ink.
 More backgrounds made as above with 2.5" limitless layer dies from paper trey ink.
Fan background as above. Joy of cardmaking pattern #13.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Joy of Cardmaking

 This is my version of joy of cardmaking #16. Even though my mag is missing at the moment.
Playing with versamark and perfect pearls.

Black red and white challenge

My club challenge was to use black red and white on a card. Apple paper so I stamped the apples and colored with copics. Might be my favorite.

Tim Holtz morning.

 Distress ink and water background. Bottom left flower has perfect pearls too.
More distress ink background.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Finished first of Three bags.

This is the first finished teacher gift bag with 30 cards/envies in it. Might have to play with the tissue paper some but so far so good.

Darcie's Jumbo Purse

 Here is the front of the purse I made with Darcie's template.
 PTI tag die #4 with some of the brown handle paper.
Didn't buy two of each paper (my oops) so I improvised. You need 12 by 18" paper to make the bag. Thrilled with the outcome.

End of Year Teacher Gifts

 This is one of the PTI teacher's apple set. Oval nestabilities and Mellow moss su' paper and ink. Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder.
 Another PTI teacher apple card in yellow on cream paper. Cuttlebug swiss dots folder. Oval su' punches.
 My favorite of the PTI teacher apple cards. Fancy labels spellbinders die for the thank you. Nestie circles for the apple. Cuttlebug swirls for the embossing folder.
I made 30 of each card so each teacher has 10 of each. Matthew has a teacher, special ed teacher and an aide. And they are awesome. They are cards for the teachers to use.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Rocket Ship Birthday Card

There was a post on the pti forum for a birthday card call for a boy turning 11 this month. I can do that!

Cozy Crop Girls

Ellen, Rut and Kate.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Brownie Sundae

Dessert the first night of cozy crop. What a great way to start the weekend. Ellen serves up some wonderful food.

Cozy Crop Weekend

Not as productive as I would have liked but mucho work was done. Spent the weekend at the Cozy Crop House in Lititz, PA. What a great time and a bunch of new friends were made.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Blue Butterfly

Mariposa patterned paper made into a birthday card.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Whoooo loves you

Pretty patterned paper I die cut with nesties.

Going to the dogs

Just because I like dogs more than most people.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Tag and Frame Challenge

Here is the tag and frame challenge card. Card is Fine Linen with Versamark Dazzle flower background from Green Thumb set. Centers of flowers sparkle from gellyroll clear sparkle pen. 4 inch bakery doilies folded (4 of them) and taped to card. Smaller banners die from Ripe Avocado. Fillable Frame # 10 stamp and words in Ripe Avocado ink were popped up on the doilies. Sponged around edges of card with same green ink.

Must say I am having fun with this challenge stuff. Hope everyone else is too.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Papertrey Ink Button Challenge

Challenge is to use buttons in different way. Why not try the obvious? Shirt stamp is DeNami Designs, buttons are memory makers, patterned paper is distressed dots by PTI and spring rain paper (blue). Sentiment is PSX. Labels 2 from spellbinders for the layers.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

PTI Color challenge

Here is my submission for the color challenge. I picked this color combo since I had all the colors. Ripe Avocado, Spring Rain, Dark Chocolate, Kraft. Diamonds Impression plate. Mat Stack 1 collection and die. Banners Die. So hard to perform under pressure with limited kidless time. Don't know how all the designers can do it. Thank goodness they can is all I can say.

Monday, February 7, 2011

PTI Make it Monday Challenge

Simply Chartreuse PTI paper with Smokey Shadow card. First Thinking of you is River City Rubber Works, then PTI Simple Sentiments followed by 2 Stampin' Up sentiments (Warmest Regards). Butterflies are Martha Stewart punches. Copic color YG95. Have yet to find the best way to photograph the cards but you get the general idea.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

PaperTreyInk Tag Contest

All I can say is I don't do well under pressure with stamping. Here is my effort with the downloaded tag. I do like the limitless layer dies. Swirls are from Green Thumb set.

Accordion Book Homework

 I thought he looked so cute with the tabs like hair! This little accordion book was made from 6"by 12" paper. Paper is Basic Grey. Front face is Cosmo Cricket blackboard ~ Cogsmo.
 Some photos I found lying on the floor in my stamp room. Yes, I seriously need to clean again.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

PTI Contest

This my favorite PTI card. I can't give it away yet. Love the tea pot on tea leaves paper and the acetate card. The original post is here.