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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Peanut Brittle Christmas Tree

A Hostess gift festive style! I made this homemade peanut brittle and poured into my Demarle Tree Mold. Once cool, I just unmolded and wrapped up. This stuff is always a hit and I make it every year. I usually spread it out on my Silpat and let it cool, and then break it up, but this makes a cute presentation too! (Tree Molds are on sale right now! Contact me if you want to order one! They can be used for baking cakes, brownies, etc.)
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs!

I love making fun things for parties! I have made fruit kabobs in the past with longer skewers, but found these shorter ones marketed for candy apples I knew they would make a cuter smaller version of something I saw on Pinterest. I cut up a store bought pound cake into squares, put a strawberry on one end , a piece of cake in the center, then another strawberry on top. I then melted green candy chocolate melts (for the Christmas combo of red/green) and put in my icing bag and just piped the squiggles all over. Refrigerate a few minutes to harden the chocolate...and voila! They are wrapped up and ready to take the the holiday party tonight! (I think I will make again for Christmas Eve!)
Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011


I have been busy crafting! I have made a Raven's wreath for the front door and have been making bracelets for sale in my Etsy shop. Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Great Finds at Homegoods!

I love going to Homegoods since I never know what goodies I will find! I stopped by tonight and held back at buying some gorgeous bowls and things and just grabbed these goodies! Two of the things will be re purposed! 1.) I got two of these. My beach chair has a cup holder, but the other two chairs we use don't. So my husband's and son's drinks always end up sitting in the sand! These will come in sooo handy on our beach vacation! 2.) These are sold to put around your veggies and are made of silicone! I saw them and immediately thought about my yarn cakes balls. I usually use rubber bands or hair elastics and these will be so much better as they are adjustable! 3.) These are called cinch hooks, like a carabiner And are marketed as shower curtain hooks. I want them more for handing things! Like my keys on my purse! And I have other ideas as well! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me.........

Isn't that a song? Well I do.........I always sense when someone is watching me. I was eating an apple when Snowball decided she needed to go outside. I opened the patio door and was standing there waiting for her, eating my apple. I felt eyes on me! I looked up and sure enough......two pairs of eyes were upon me!!! Would they pounce? Nah............just my backyard squirrels, relaxing in the patio roof overhang. I ate the apple, then tossed it to the rocks on the side of the patio to see what they'd do. YEP! Scavengers that they are, one jumped right down to inspect. And off he/she went to enjoy an afternoon snack. Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, June 05, 2011

Sweet 16 needs quick gift!

Connor needed a gift and card to take to a friends 16th birthday dinner/party. Guys don't know what do get girls who are friends so he suggested cash. Easy! Cash is impersonal, but who doesn't like to get it...right?! So I went to my bin of scraps and grabbed some Greenhouse Gala dsp. I used the scallop border punch on Whisper White and them mounted the dsp to it. This was mounted onto a Chocolate Chip base card that was embossed with an embossing folder. For the sentiment, I created the words on my computer and printed onto WW cardstock. I used the large circle punch and cut it out. Then I ran sticky strip around the circle and then covered it with some scrunched ribbon I had in my ribbon stash. (non-SU) The large brown ribbon is a retired product that I hoard!!! I stamped the inside with the birthday phrase and cake. The can, is made from an empty fruit pop-top can that is covered with the same DSP. The flower is die cut and mounted onto the can. I added ribbon to the ring of the pop-top. (the can has filler and cash inside!) Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Beautiful Wedding!

Nikki and Jacques had a beautiful wedding on 5/26! I was so glad to be a part of their special day! I made the invitations see this post, the name cards and the table numbers. It was a labor of love, but I loved the personal touches that were put into this wedding. In honor of the Addie, the daughter they lost, butterflies we incorporated in the theme. I used the Big Shot and the Scallop Square die for the base of Melon Mambo. I mounted a square of black on top of it and used a pre-made number that I purchased in a set from a local craft store that I cut down. It is double sided. The butterfly is also cut with the Butterfly die cut and then I ran them through the Big Shot again and embossed them. The body of the butterfly is adorned with black rhinestones. The name cards were just black and vanilla cardstock cut down to fit in the butterfly holders. I used a pink rhinestone on some to indicate the vegetarian choice of entree. Love how it all came together! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Saturday, May 07, 2011

Let The Fun BEGIN!

It's Mother's Day this weekend........but besides that.......the most important thing is.............................................MARYLAND SHEEP and WOOL FESTIVAL! Come and see me! Let the fun begin! Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Easter Cookies..............YUM!

We are celebrating Easter on Saturday with my husbands family. I am bringing dessert. I wanted to make some cookies to go with the pastries we are getting at Kolache Creations. This bakery features Kolache's which are a Czech pastry. (My husbands families heritage) I couldn't find my Egg Cookie Cutter so I only used the duck/chick and the bunny cutters. I love making sugar cookies! Labor intensive, but sooooo much fun to make. They are drying, so I can't stack them til they are completely dry. The chick is a very large cookie and very sweet with all the icing on it! So when I started running out of royal icing, I chose to just pipe the outline and and wings to make some a little less sweet. Link Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Love Owls

My latest creation was for a bridal shower. Molly's colors are Melon Mambo and Certainly Celery. I thought the owls would be so cute to represent a couple! I love using embossing folders to add texture to cards and I even embossed the flap on the envelope too! Supplies used: Two Step Owl Punch Two Step Bird Punch Modern Label Punch Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder Framed Tulips Embossing Folder Basic Pearls Jewels Melon Mambo Cardstock Certainly Celery Cardstock Shimmery White Cardstock Basic Black Cardstock Chocolate Chip Cardstock scraps of DSP Happy Stamping & Knitting!

Boobies and Butts!

Wasn't sure how to label this post! But this is all I could think of. I wanted to make something fun for a friends bridal shower. These cookies fit the bill! See it's a heart cookie cutter turned upside down! Happy Stamping & Knitting!