Monday, January 17, 2011

Another Party?!


The start of a new week already! Wow! I hope you have a great one ;)

I'm working my way toward my scrapbooking goal! I'm so proud of myself for getting more pages done. This is #4 for the year...

My new favorite crafting goody comes from a sight called My Tattered Angels. On the journaling piece I spritzed it with their Glimmer Mist....2 colors....Dranonfly (blue) and Starfish (pink). I love this stuff! It's a lot like smooch spritz but Tattered Angels shimmery stuff comes in loads more colors.

Okay, so too the pics. This was the 2nd party of the day for Bethany's 4th Birthday. The first one was with hubby's side of the family, during the day, out to eat, presents, shopping and a carousel ride. The second one was with my side of the family, a late afternoon of swimming, games, presents and a homemade cake! This was my first attempt at a pretty, layered cake using fondant. And well, I'm not too crazy about the taste of fondant....don't know that I'll ever use it again...but it did make for a pretty cake.

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Until next time...


Saturday, January 15, 2011

Darling Little Chickens


It's that time again. Dueling Darling time! Little Miss Paola was the Dazzlers hostess this month. Our theme: Fun and Laughter for ever after!
Paola sent us the cutest Penny Black image and the most darling embellishments!

I used Cherry Cobbler as my base. The other goodies were all in the kit Paola sent.

One other thing she asked us to do when we posted our DD cards was to share a New Year's resolution we NEVER kept, but really wanted to.
*Okay, mine is, has always been, TO DRINK MORE WATER. I've never accomplished this to my satisfaction. As always, I'll try better this year. :)

Thanks so much for visiting today. Be sure to check out my other Darling Sisters blogs. They are listed in my left sidebar.

Until next time...


Thursday, January 13, 2011

My Quick Valentine


Do you have snow where you are? If not, I'd be glad to send you some. We have plenty.....still! Today was the first day I've ventured out since Sunday. Our daughter's school had their first day of class since this storm came through. We don't park in a garage, so, I cleaned off what I could on the windshield. I felt like I was driving a big polar bear! The car was covered in the white stuff. And, of course I had been hearing about black ice all week so I kept looking out for that and driving like a grandma (no offense to all you wonderful grandmothers out there!). Needless to say, I was glad to get back home.

I had a chance to sit down and make a few Valentine cards for some friends today. Here's the simple little cards I came up with...

I love SU!'s Fifth Avenue Floral set. I don't think I'll ever get tired of it.

Paper ~ cherry cobbler, pretty in pink, white card stock
Stamp set ~ Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink ~ cherry cobbler
Accessories ~ pink seam binding, white crochet thread, white button

I do appreciate you stopping by my little blog today!

Until next time...


Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Hot Chocolate Cupcakes


I've been cooped up in the house way too long....watching way to much Food TV. I decided to do some baking and I wanted to share pics of these Hot Chocolate cupcakes I made. I thought up the name and made up all the stuff to go together. Didn't use a recipe. Are you impressed?! *giggle*

Devil's Food cake mix

Frosting I made from scratch....(I'm very proud of myself for that! :))

and hot fudge drizzle.

They are very good. The cake is moist. The frosting is shiny and oooooozzzzzy! The hot fudge on top makes you think you're eating a solid form of hot chocolate. Yummmmmo!

Well, that's what I've been doing today, stuck in the house because of all that beautiful white stuff outside.
Now I think I need to get as far away from these little beauties as possible or I'll end up needing to do my Walk Away the Pounds video 15 times tonight!
....think I'll venture over to my crafting desk :)

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Until next time...


New Year....New Babies?


Does my title make you wonder what's going on in my world? tee hee


Well, I'm gonna make you squirm for a second while I tell you my goals for this year...
I've set a goal of 300 pages this year and 100 cards. I'm also going to try and enter a few more challenges than I did last year.

So, in keeping with that, here's my card for today's SU-Only Challenge ~ Baby cards
and my entry for the Critters Sketch Challenge ~ Colleen's Sketch

NO! I didn't make a card for myself!

This is a simple, funny card I made for a friend of ours and her husband. They were married in November and she just found out she is PREGGO! Whoops!!!!!!!!! hahahahahahaha
They are the sweetest couple. We love to kid around with them. Especially with this little "whoopsie" I thought it would be cute to tease her about how many babies there really are in there!!!! hahahahaha

I used the SU! Love Bug stamp set and the abc Alphabet lower stamp set.

Thanks so much for visiting me!

Until next time...


Monday, January 10, 2011

Back to Scrappin'

My first post of 2011! It took me 10 days, that's pitiful...
I promise to do better!!!!
It's going to be a great year. I've already decided. :)

My #1 crafty resolution this year is to get back to scrappin'.
I'm so behind. I'm working on my 2008 album! ugh! ....and me being the chronological scrapbooker that I am, I can't scrap out of order. so I'm right now, making my daughter's 4th birthday pages.....and yes, she's 6 years old.......ummmm really 6 1/2!

She had a great 4th birthday. I bought her a birthday girl shirt with matching hair bow. She walked around all day showing off her new digs. I'm exactly like that when I get new clothes (probably cause I rarely ever get new clothes). Of course, I don't go around telling everyone like she did (giggle) but I do "wear the new" out of them rather quickly! :)

I used lots of Pepples ~ Twitterpated Collection and heidi grace designs papers with this layout.

I used the sketch provided by Sketchy Thursdays Challenge blog this week.

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Until next time...