Wednesday, October 31, 2012


For ABC week on Tombow, I have a great gift idea for you.

I used scraps of designer paper and inked the edges and lined them up on some white cardstock that fit my frame and adhered with Mono Adhesive Permanent.

I stained wood letters from Walnut Hollow and adhered to the designer paper with Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

This was quick and easy to make and you could spell out any word for any occasion and a great way to use up your scraps.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Pinned It Made It Monday

I have yummy and not so yummy pins to share with you today. First the not so yummy. I made these Glazed Donut Muffins this weekend and they didn't taste anything like a donut nor were they moist. They were very dry and I made them exactly like it said, but just used some frosting I had left over instead of the icing it said to use.

Pinned Image

They look good, but just didn't taste good. Took this off my Pinterest board.

This recipe however is delicious!! I have made it twice and it was super yummy both times.
Pinned Image

The pork just falls apart. Here it is after cooking in the crockpot and here is a view after adding BBQ sauce.

I am linking up to countrygirlathome

Monday, October 22, 2012

Pinned It Made It Monday

I found country girl at home's blog while browsing one day and saw she hosts a Pinned It/Made It Monday and thought what a great idea! I ♥ Pinterest! I have MANY boards and pins and really do make several things (though not NEARLY what I actually pin! LOL).
I just made Buttermilk Chocolate Scones and took a picture as I took them out of the oven. I forgot to make the cut marks before baking, but it cut fine and was still very yummy. Perfect treat for a very chilly day.
Here is a view of mine:
best served warm and with a glass of milk Ü
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I am linking up to countrygirlathome

Inky Christmas Boxes

Here are a couple of boxes I made for CHA this summer.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Corner Bookmark

Today I have a fun and easy and “green” project to share with you. This corner bookmark is made from recycling all those envelopes you get in the mail and fun scraps from Fancy Pants.

I cut the corners (mine measured 2″ from each corner) and then covered with designer papers (a great way to use up those scraps) and a stamped image.

Here I covered the front of the envelope corner (back is covered also for added strength) with Mono Adhesive Permanent.

Added a 1/2″ strip for contrast.

I colored a stamped image with Irojiten Pencils, punched with a circle paper punch, layered onto coordinating paper and adhered with Mono Adhesive Permanent.

To use, open envelope corner and insert on the page you are on in your book to keep your place for you. These are so fun and easy to make and a great project to do with your children.

I hope you like this project and will give it a try. If you do, be sure to post a link to your creation in the comment box.

Monday, October 8, 2012

BFB A Season for Tending

A Season for Tending, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #1   -     
        By: Cindy Woodsmall
Another wonderful book by Cindy Woodsmall. I believe I have read all of her books to date. This is the first in a series and is an Amish story about Rhoda. Rhoda has her own little business selling items from her herb and fruit garden.

Unfortunately, she also has a gift of “intuition” that is not readily accepted by the Amish and causes lots of hardships in her life. Mix that in with her guilty feelings that she has over her sister’s death, her people not accepting her as “normal” and hardships the family is going through because of her "intuitions" and you have a story that keeps  you wanting to turn the page.

The worst thing about this book is having to wait until spring for the next book in the series! I did not want to put this down.

Here is a peek at the first chapter.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Designer Purse

Remember THIS paper/fabric purse I made earlier? I taught how to do these (minus the fabric, paper only) at CHA this summer. They were a hit! I had several designer paper combos, so they could choose the color they wanted to create their own fun designer bags.

The purse tutorial on how to make these was found on YouTube. For this particular style, I adhered a clear bubble with Mono Aqua Glue to a punched designer paper circle, then adhered that to a cut "flap" that is adhered to the back of the purse with Power Tabs and to the front with a Fastener Tab.

The flower was made using May Arts ribbon and Mono Multi Liquid Glue. You can click HERE to see how I made the flower.

I also used Mono Adhesive Power Bond for the pink designer strips at the top of the purse. Lots of adhesives were used to make this super easy to create.