Monday, July 22, 2013

Bazzill Basics Card Swap - Ambrosia - My Card

I decided to enter the Bazzill Basics Card Swap.  The paper line was Ambrosia by the very talented Margie Romney-Aslett; I love that line, such bright fun colours.  I wanted to make a FAST card, but didn't want it to be too simple or too thick, since I have been making cards for Operation Write Home (a few more and I will have that box in the mail) ...  Karen Burniston to the rescue!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those pop-n-cuts, they make it super simple to make a dimensional card.  Eileen Hull's adorable hydrangeas border die added a fun element on the front of the card.  All of the sentiments are complements of Stephanie Barnard, I used one of her Sizzix framelit dies with stamps and several of her Stamps of Life stamp sets.  Here is all it took to make this card.  I hope you like it! :-)

I really wanted to add hydrangeas to the front of the card ... they are one of my favourite flowers ... stay tuned, you might see them appear in a blog post soon! I had a lot of fun incorporating dies from my three favourite Sizzix designers.

If you are in the area stop by Scrapp'n Savvy and pick up your Sizzix dies, then come crop with us on Friday nights.  Don't forget Karen teaches classes at Scrapp'n Savvy too; I can't wait until the end of August when we get a preview of her newest release SNIPPETS!  They are AMAZING! 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Top This! Valentine's Day Sneak Peek

Top This! is my new class this quarter.  I am so excited!  Do you love to set a pretty table, make teacher treats, send a homemade little something to your secret pal or BFF? If so, this is the class for you! We will make four to six different items, ranging from treat toppers, cupcake picks, party flavours, cute containers, and whatever other decorations I dream up.
The cost is $20 and you can sign up at Scrapp'n Savvy Top This!

Owls are all the rage and I regularly tell my ADORABLE grandson knock knock jokes, including"Owl always love you", so I had to create an owl Valentine treat topper.  To top it all off, I was able to use the Sizzix Bigz Die -Frame & Label Bracket from the wonderful Karen Burniston. Love, love, love using a product in a totally different manner than originally designed.

There are lots of cute owls on blogs and pinterest and we have made them from paper plates and brown paper bags with the kids, so I decided to make one, using items I had on hand. I folded the center label in half, added googly eyes, the bottom of a small heart for his nose, candy, stamped on a heart  since it is for Valentine's Day,  and ribbon.  The stamps are from Hampton Art, and the punch is Fiskars(large) My Funny Valentine Squeeze Punch.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

More S'More Brownies --- Dessert 25 Jan 2013

S'More Brownies

Use your favourite brownie recipe (or mix)
Add in 1 cup chopped dark chocolate
and 1 cup of miniature marshmallows.
Bake according to the recipe, minus 10 minutes.
When you have about 10 minutes left,
pull the brownies out of the oven
and top with more marshmallows
(I used a whole bag total)
and milk chocolate chips.
Finish baking, until brownies are cooked
but still gooey and the marshmallows
are toasted and golden brown.
Let cool for 10-15 minutes
and serve with a big glass of icy cold milk
or a cup of hot coffee.

Easy Peach Cobbler


Easy Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup butter
1.5 cups self-rising flour
1 cup of sugar
1.5 cups of milk
2 teaspoons vanilla or almond extract
2-3 16-oz cans sliced peaches (in syrup or light syrup)

Preheat to oven to 350 * F.
Melt the butter in a 13x9x2 pan.
Mix together flour, sugar,  milk, and extract.
Pour flour mixure over melted butter, and swirl together slightly.
Gently empty 2 (16 oz) cans of sliced peaches over the mixture.

If you like lots of peaches, add 1 more drained can of peaches.
Sprinkle the top with cinnamon, or a bit of sugar or brown sugar and cinnamon.

Bake 45-55 minutes.  Cobbler is done when the dough is cooked through and the top is golden brown.  Let cobbler cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.

Serve with vanilla ice cream.