Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Yellow Roses of Texas

Today is Papertrey Inks July Blog hop. I was so ready for this. I have been making Halloween for days now! I craved pretty summer colors! This challenge could not have been more perfect. I made my own background paper using Harvest Gold, Summer Sunrise, and Berry Sorbet. I love this technique so much I have already used it several times. I got the inspiration from the sweetheart master stamper Dawn Mcvey. Enjoy hopping!

All Items PTI
Ink-Summer Sunrise, Harvest Gold, Berry Sorbet, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Avocado, Smoky Shadow
Dies-Sweet Life, Delightful Doilies, Fillable Frame #4, Double Ended Banner
Stamps-Sweet Life, Fabulous Frames,Fillable Frames #4

Other: Linen and Canvas impression plate, buttons, sewing machine, vintage lace

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Wow is it Tuesday already?! I have been way too busy getting ready for boyscout camp and family vacation, also my dad and two brothers had a birthday. Not to mention dreaming up and creating Halloween stuff in 100 degree heat! Yikes.
I used a random number generator and it choose #4! Congrats Amy:
Can't wait to see your Halloween creations, and your wee pink album kit is precious. Please put my name in the hat! - Amy

I'm sorry you all couldn't win! Thank you for commenting.  

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mid Summer Give Away

I have been working feverishly the last few days to update my shop. I have some kits and new tags available right now. I'm creating some spooky new Halloween items coming soon to my shop. I thought I would do a GIVE AWAY! I created some PINK PEONIES MINI ALBUM KITs.  I am giving one away. Just comment on this post from today to next Tuesday and I will enter you into a random drawing. I think these pretty pink albums would be perfect to scrapbook a little girls birthday, your favorate corners of a studio/craft room, or even just a special summer day.

I have had a lot of request to bring back my Haunted Cupcake Cottage Kit. I added a few to my shop!

Have a lovely day!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Zucchini Banana Bread

I'm really awesome at eating baked goods, but not so great at baking. One of my goals for this summer is to get better at baking. I had some zucchini from my garden, tons of fresh eggs from my chickens,  and a bunch (no pun intended) of overripe bananas. I wanted something healthier than banana bread so I went with Zucchini Banana Bread. I looked and looked for just the right recipe and didn't find it. Sooo I adapted several and made my own and to my astonishment its really good!
My son and stepsons even liked it! Here is the recipe:

Healthy Zucchini Banana Bread

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1 cup rolled oat
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  •  1/2 cup of splenda
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2cups white sugar
  • 1/4 cup oil
  •   1 teaspoon salt
  •   5 small overripe bananas, mashed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Whisk together white flour, wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon,  and salt.
    3. In  separate bowl, beat the eggs.
    4. Add the sugar, oil, and mashed bananas to the eggs; mix well.
    5. Add the vanilla.
    6. Combine  wet and dry mixtures. Stir until  combined.
    7. Fold in the zucchini and walnuts
    8. Pour into 2 lightly greased loaf pans (9x5-inch).
    9. Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean

    Happy Baking!


    Wednesday, July 4, 2012


    Happy 4th of July! I thought I would share the only patriotic crafts I had time for. I took some embroidery hoops and made them into decorations. Have a safe and fun day!

    Monday, July 2, 2012


    Port Aransas, Tx

    I hope you're having a fabulous summer! I will be back soon with a give away!
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