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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Halloween/Fall card Swap at Anysoldier.com

This group of 20 cards were made for the Anysoldier.com Halloween/Fall card swap.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Baby Boy Diaper Cake


 This week has been a very busy week for me. This is the first full week of school for my kiddos and every day I have been working myself all the way till time to pick them up from school. Today's "work" was putting together this diaper cake for my nephew. His baby boy is due next month. I will attach my card into this somehow. I have a couple things to do to finish it up, and get it wrapped in cellophane.
 

 

 

Monday, August 23, 2010

Baking Banana Bread

Every once in a while I will find banana's marked down bundled in a bag. They are perfect for baking but not really my taste for snacking I prefer yellow closer to green banana's to snack on. ;) So far today I have baked 4 loaves of bread with my purchase, and two loaves of bread on Friday. I assumed I would have no problem passing out my bread to friends or family. I have been known to make a delicious tasting banana bread but had misplaced that great recipe and have searched for one that tastes similar to my favorite. This one is pretty darn tasty!! I used some scraps from my craft room to decorate the loaves with ribbons, cut out flowers and tags. The tags were created using my Cuttlebug Die and the flowers were using the Cricut machine.


Banana- Nut Bread

3 1/2 c. All Purpose Sifted flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
...1 tsp. salt

sift above ingredients together.

2 T. lemon juice
2 cups mashed bananas
3/4 c. softened butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 eggs

3/4 c. milk
3/4 c. chopped walnuts or pecans

Stir lemon juice into mashed bananas. Mix butter and sugar till blended. Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition. Add ingredients to butter mixture alternately with milk, add about 1/3 flour mix half of the milk at a time, begin and end with flour. Fold in bananas & nuts into batter. Pour equal amounts into greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch pans Bake 350 for 50 - 55 minutes or till done. Makes 2 loaves.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Anniversary/Wedding Card





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I made this card as an Anniversary card but I believe it would make a nice wedding card as well. I used Cricut Wedding cartridge as well as a Cuttlebug embossing folder and a stamp for the greeting. I hand cut out follwing along the design pattern for the decorative edge as well as a border punch.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Sister in Law Birthday Card

What kind of birthday card do you make for a sister in law? This is what I have come up with during my brain storming for ideas while surfing the internet. With this card I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder for the flower design as well as the cupcake and postage stamp cut out, embellished with some beads a dragonfly stamped and powder embossed onto card stock and some ribbon.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

It's a boy!

I am going to be a Great Aunt for the second time. I needed a card to go with the diaper cake I am going to make for my nephews baby. This is the card I came up with after searching for ideas for hours across the web. Used a border decorative lace punch, a stamped image of the baby on two different colors paper. Used Cricut cartridge for the circle and the flower, cuttlebug die for the sentiment.

Birthday Cards

The top Night on the town card I used Sure Cuts Alot program with a female SVG file as well as a circle all cut out on the Cricut machine, the red swirly was a sticker type add on the sentiment inside was stamped and the yellow moon was embossed with cuttlebug. The bottom 10 Little Monkeys card was made with the cuttlebug embossing folder, cricut machine for the flower bud and the monkeys and vine were stamped embossed and cut out with scissor very carefully one by one.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Back To School Card


This is my first card challenge I have entered. Stamped the ABC with white ink, Good Luck in black and I received the stamp of the children through a great bargain of like 20 rubber stamps I bought off of Ebay. Back to School seemed the perfect idea for this stamp.  The scrapbook paper is from All Seasons paper pack. The other 3 images were from printable bookmarks I found on the web.The stamp was colored with Prismacolor markers.

Halloween cards - Anysoldier.com card swap

Where have I been you might be asking yourself if you are following my blog. I have been trying to come up with ideas for Halloween cards to give the soldiers to send to their loved ones. This next swap I entered is the Halloween/Fall card swap. This October will be my 1st Anniversary for sending cards to the troops. My first set of cards were printed off my computer. After receiving my first set of cards from the swappers I wanted to do more. I was hand drawing up my own cards for the Christmas swap when my husband told me of a machine he seen at 3 AM on an infomercial. He told me we needed to head to the Hobby store and get me one. I didn't even kick start the scrapping card monster he created, it just flowed out of me ala' natural. :) I was not only creating for the soldiers at Christmas, Valentines, Spring and Summer but I ended up making all my own Christmas, Anniversary, and Birthday cards for family and friends. The addiction of the Cricut machine has blossomed into much more. I am considering attending a Scrapbook class this weekend at a local Scrapbook supply store!

So to what I was blogging about. Lol! Here's some of my first few Halloween creations!


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