Friday, August 7, 2009

SO Sassy

OK one more card made with the Good friend set. I actually copied this card from another lady on Splitcoast Stampers. She used a couple of different colors, but basically it is the same layout. This is a very simple quick card, I have to remember this design when I need a bIrthday card and only have 5 minutes to make one, because this one definately took me MAYBE 10 minutes to make! Still cute!

OK I have a few more cards to upload but I have not taken the pics of them yet and I am going to try to make a few more tonight, and then I might be done until after school starts, I have stuff I really ned to be focusing my attentions on, like making cookies to send to my sister while she is in Cincinati. Speaking of cookies if you have some unique, non chocolate cookie recipes let me know, i don't want to send anything that will melt, so far I have come up with Lemon Melts, Green Tea Cookies, Milano Cookies, Marshmallows and my Key Lime Pie cookies. I will post pics and recipes if anyone is interested next week.

Another Fun card made with the Good friends Set.

OK, sorry I took a couple of days to post a few more items, the boys came back from camp so I spent Wednesday with them and then yesterday we went to school to move my classroom ( which we did not finish) and then I had some lectures to do. I should be doing lectures now as well but I think I will make one more card then do lectures, they boys are at the GI Joe movie.

So I did not originally plan on this card looking like this, I just happen to lay down some paper on the card I was working on and got up to do something, when I got back to the desk I saw what it looked like and finished it that way. I wish you could see the ribbon better, it has these cute little green dragon flies on them.

I used the Good friend Stamp set, Certianly Celery, Brocade Blue and Bahama Breeze Inks and papers. Hope you like and thanks for looking.

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Little Blue Bird

So I got this stamp set ( Stampin up's Good Friend)a month ago but have been too busy with school and what not to stamp, but the other night I sat down and made 3 cards with this set. her is Number one. He is a little blue bird. If I were a better photographer you would be able to tell that he was 3 dimensional. Anywho, I hope you enjoy. I have to go study for my test and go take it before Matt gets home.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Camp Cards

Well, I have finally made a few more cards, I think I have my mojo back because I was actually getting to make something for me! The boys are leaving for camp tomorrow for 3 days and in the past when Matt has gone out of town I try to send him a card a day from me for him to read, so I thought I would do the same for the boy and include some scripture for them, especially Peyton who is extremely nervous to be away from us.

Card #1 is this one:

That tent is 3-d , I had so much fun figuring out how to fold that, but it is way cuter in real life. I used the Happy Camper Stamp set from SU

The inside scripture I included was Isiaha 43:5 Don't be afraid for I am with you and a note from Matt and I, I hope this helps Peyton with his fears.

Day Number 2:

This was done with a very old SU set called fishy friends, but I love it. The fish says Jesus Glubs You, because when fish talk they say Glub Glub! and the crab is holding a sign that says and so do I. I was going to type these out on the computer and make them look neat but Cole kept coming in and getting my computer, so I just wrote the words, too bad they would have been cuter if I could have printed them out. I wish this pic did the card justice because I made the Jelly fish irredescent with embossing powder and I used Crystal Effects on the fish and crab and to make the water bubbles, but I just don't photograph well.

The verse in this one is Proverbs 30:5 Every Word of God is True! I just wanted the boys to realize all those Bible stories and lessons they learn at camp and in Sunday school are all true stories and not just made up and how AMAZING our God is!.

Day 3 and their last day:

Are 2 different Spinner cards I made with another really old retired set of SU called Good Sport. In the Football card when you tilt the card the foot ball spins into the Goal posts and on the baseball card (Peyton's) when you tilt it the ball flies into the outfield. Again, Cole had my computer so I just hand wrote the sentiments on the front.

The verse on this one was:1 Corinthians 10:31 What ever yu do, do everything for the glory of God.

After I finished all these I then pulled out my new set that I have had for a month and made 3 more cards, but I will post those pics tomorrow! Enjoy!

My "Ice Cream" Cupcakes

So I was surfing some food blogs looking for a good and easy Chocolate recipe that I could take to a couples house who just had a baby and I found the "Ice Cream" Cake. Ok I hate Ice cream and cake together because the ice cream melts and my cake becomes soggy and then I just cannot eat it, it is the same reason I can stomach Trifle, Blech! I almost skimmed past this entry when I say that the pic was a Cake, so I had to look further into it. It seems this is a pretty Easy Semi Homemade kind of cake and could really be jazzed up with different flavored cake batters and exotic Ice Cream flavors, but alas, I did not want to venture out on that limb when I was making them for someone else. BUT I am thinking next time to use Cookies and Cream ice cream and put an oreo in the bottom of the muffin cup for the ULTIMATE Oreo Brownie.

Anywho, I just used a simple Dark Chocolate cake mix and a pint of melted Dutch Chocolate Ice cream, and since I was delivering these, I did not want to ice them and have the icing messed up so I sifted powdered Sugar on top of the cupcake and then injected it with my icing so it would be cream filled.

Here is the recipe:

1 Cake mix (any flavor)
3 eggs
1 pint of melted ice cream ( I think raspberry would have also been good)
1 C. water

Mix all together and pour into muffin tins. Bake at 350 for 17 minutes. It makes 24 cupcakes.

Cream Cheese Icing

1 8oz. block of cream cheese (room temp)
1/2 c. butter (room temp)
2 C. of powdered sugar
Mix well....YUMMY!