A couple of my stamping friends and myself have done a couple Prima Dolls Challenges. Here is my submission for the Valentine/ February Challenge. (We also did a Halloween challenge in October (previous blog post)). I love the mixing all the reds and pinks. I love the added texture and look that the glittered hearts and the foiled bird  and key gives to the final product. If you haven't seen or played with these yet, I highly recommend purchasing one. They are so fun. Sorta like a grown up paper doll.  



A couple ladies I stamp with decide dot do a Prima Girl Challenge with Halloween theme. This is my submission. Halloween is my favorite holiday to stamp. I had so much fun coloring, and  adding arrange and black details. I highly recommend getting a Prima Girl to play with. Its like grown up paper dolls. Thanks for stopping by. 



Homemade macaroni and cheese using scalloped pie dish

A  few years ago my MIL bought me a set of Temptations bakeware that came with lids and metal racks. Ever since then, I have been hooked. I have slowly got rid of my pyrex, Longaberger, and other various bakeware and replaced with all Temptations. I also have replaced my dishes, coffee mugs, and have added coordinating some serving trays, wine carats, and etc... Everything looks great  together and dine railways looks fabulous. You can purchase Temptations direct or on QVC. It comes in several styles and colors. All just as lovely as the next. 

Homemade 5 cheese lasagna using deep dish 9" x 13" baker. Garlic bread baked on glass lid to 9" x 13" baker. Salad served form pasta bowl. 

Fruit, cheese, hummus, snacks served from various trays, plates, and bowls all in coordinating Old World Green pattern. 
A glimpse into my cupboard. I love how everything stacks and looks so neat. 


SU! Valentine Fun

Here are two projects from a Workshop  I had last week. I was drawn to the Lumberjack image from the WOOD YOU BE MINE? #137134 available in the Occasions catalog. I love the crisp image that the  Photopolymer gives when stamped with Momento ink. So fun to color. I chose to color the shirt demonstrating to the ladies the BLENDABILITIES.  This stamp set offers a solid shirt and plaid shirt to be used separately or together so no coloring has to be done. The ladies at my workshop and I agree that this image could easily be used for boys/ male birthday cards, and Father's day cards. 

The candy package is made from this month's Paper Pumpkin. Everything organized, ready to use. These kits are fun and take the planning/ color matching/ layout struggles out of stamping. If you are interested in learning more about PAPER PUMPKIN you can access info from the SU website. stampinup.com



It has been almost a year since I have posted to my Blog. Wow, I knew it was a long time but I didn't realize  it was 11 months. Time slips away. A lot happening around here. I am now working full time ( over 40 hours a week) along with planning my oldest daughter's wedding, tending to the Bullies  ( they're almost 3 yrs old but still chew and seek to destroy everything), my husband continues to work out of state ( its been 8+ mos.). I just haven't found much time to fit in the  crafting/ blogging as I would like. I made some time last weekend to actually do some crafting- Gosh did I need that. I cut, colored, and glued until 4 am. I had a great time watching movies, a glass of wine and crafting in quiet. 
I made a lovely Love themed Shadow Box Frame- photo ready. Just the perfect special gift for a loved one. Would look adorable on a fireplace mantle with photo of the kids, nieces, nephews, or even the pets.  

I used the SU! die cut and rolled some mini paper roses to place in the red glass bottles I found at Target. I think they turned out very cute. I also made mini Valentine cards and placed inside the mini mailboxes. 

I colored and placed some images I traded for many years ago. I used the SU! heart and new Bow punches to add the adorable details. 

I used the SU! Blendabilities Markers to color most the images- Loving these markers! I now own all the SU! colors. I also own 100+ Copics, 50+ Spectrum Noir, 50+ Prisma Markers, and Ranger's (Tim Holtz) markers. I have used all these for years but, feel the SU! are so simple and more user friendly compared to other  alcohol inks. 
The gift pails are filled with Lavender lotion, purse size nail files, nail polish, purse size notebooks with matching images, a couple pencils, and candy. The perfect little Valentine gift for a friend, co worker, teacher, or the teenager in your life. 

The heart shaped candy box images (above) are colored with Copics. The image another swapped image from years ago ( I used to do a lot of paper, image, card swaps). These little 3"x 3" cards are my favorite. The perfect little card to add to a special Valentine Gift.