Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Bunnies In The Snow

Hi Everyone,
I would like to share with you one of the paper card kits by Beatrix-Potter on the Crafter's Companion Site. This one is called Beatrix-Potter-Papercrafting--Easel-Card-Kit, and it is wonderful. This is the one I chose to make:

The kit comes with the pretty easels to stand the card on, as well as all the pictures. All you have to do is pop them out, add a few embellishments and done. How nice would that be for someone to look at from there bedside and know you are thinking about them. The kit also comes with the envelopes to mail them.
To find this kit and so many more, stop by the Crafters's Companion Store
and take a look.
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look.
And Have a scrappy day.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Hi Everyone,

I hope all of you are having a great Sunday.

A good friend of mine (Jennifer) made a loaf
of banana bread, and I wanted to share the recipe with you. Thank you Jennifer for this awesome recipe.


  • 3 or 4 ripe bananas, smashed
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup sugar (can easily reduce to 3/4 cup)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour


No need for a mixer for this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F. With a wooden spoon, mix butter into the mashed bananas in a large mixing bowl. Mix in the sugar, egg, and vanilla. Sprinkle the baking soda and salt over the mixture and mix in. Add the flour last, mix. Pour mixture into a buttered 4x8 inch loaf pan. Bake for 1 hour. Cool on a rack. Remove from pan and slice to serve.
 Makes one loaf.

OH MY GOODNESS, that looks so good! That would go so well with a big glass of milk. I hope everyone tries this bread recipe. Thank you again Jennifer for the time you took to make this awesome yummy bread...

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
And have a wonderful Sunday!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Christmas Bell Pot-N-Tag

Hi everyone,

Today I am going to show you a wonderful card made by "Vedeler" at

You will just love this card, it is so
easy to make. I just made the tag out of a smaller die to match the card.

I had so much fun making these.
I hope you will pop over to her site and try them for yourself. She has some awesome
projects you can get to come to your e-mail every time she makes one.

Thank you so much for stopping by
and taking a look today.

And have a scrappy day...

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Your One In A Million

Hi Everyone,

Today we are going to take  a sneak
peek at one of the new stamps from S.W.A.L.K.. This one is called
I love this new set! All the the
characters have animals with them.

This is my project:

I stamped the image on the
Then colored them in with my 
I added the sentiment, then sponged around the paper with a light blue ink.  Then added the ribbon and placed the picture on the blue and white swirl card stock.

These stamps will be released by the end of the week, so make sure you pop over to the Crafter's Companion Shop
and take a look.

If you would like to see more of the stamps, pop over to
and see all the wonderful projects the team have been working on. 

Thank you so much for stopping by
and taking a look.

Have a scrappy day!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Hi Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a great day.
Today, this is what we are going to be making.

My daughter and I went to a little restaurant called "Lake Manor" for our birthdays.
This is what we had, only Jenn had a cheese burger inside and I had a country fried steak.

I thought this would be great for the guys to have a large platter of these to watch the football game.

I made mine with country fried pork loin.

To stare out I purchased 2, 1 inch pork loin
chops butterflied, tenderized them, and pounded the heck out of them, lol.

Then  dipped them in seasoned four,
( salt, pepper, season salt, garlic salt,
and a little cyan pepper). then in egg and butter milk mixed together, then panko
bread crumbs. I fried them in a pan with about 1/2 inch peanut oil.

 Then make a package of bacon in the same pan.

Now that is one pork patty, you make 2 sandwiches out of that. I made 2  patties.
If you cut 2 sandwiches into 4 you have 16
yummy bites on a large platter to feed the guys.

You can put anything you like inside.
Cheese burgers, country fried chicken, steak or pork, even fried shrimp or lobster if you like.
The sky is the limit.

Next the grilled cheese. You make two, one for each side, I used Texas toast bread.
I used American and Hot Pepper cheese on one and American and Colby on the other.
you can use any cheese you like, just make sure it's good and cheesy!!

Then just put together.

One grilled cheese, a little mayo or mustard or what you like, I used a little mayo mixed with horseradish, then I put 3 pieces of bacon cut in half, then the pork patty, tomato, onion and the other grilled cheese.

With the pan drippings I made a pepper gravy to dip them in. I figured if you are going to
pig out, you might as well go all the way!!  LOL!!

You can also just serve half a sandwich with
 a nice salad or corn on the cob, and have a great lunch or dinner.

Don't forget to have a DIET coke with that!

Thank you so much for stopping by
and taking a look.

Have a great Sunday.

Friday, November 9, 2012

So Proud

Hi everyone,

Just a short post today.
I want to share my grandson's school pictures.

This one is my favorite!!

I am so proud of him!!
Hayden brought his report card home.
In Florida he was getting all F's and D's.
But now his first report card is 1 D, and his teacher says that has come up to a C all ready, and the rest, all 9, are B's.
 Great report card sweetie!!
Mamaw loves you!!

Thank you for stopping by and sharing my joy. If you like please share a little love with him.

Have a great day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Butterflies And Flowers

Hi Everyone,

Today I am going to make a thank you card. Crafter's Companion
has all kinds of
paper products, and I am going to use the Morehead-Fancy-Scalloped-Rocker-Cards-Kit

Here is my project.

I started out with a heavy piece of
card stock, and covered it with some wall paper samples I found in one of the many books I have. ( you can get the old books at any wall paper place, they just throw them away).
Then I picked out one of the pretty pictures
to play with. I arranged them on the card,
added some flowers and a bow, and the front is done.

For the inside I covered the card with
matching wall paper and added the sentiment.

Now how easy this that !!
Faster than going to the store, and so much more personal.

I hope you enjoyed the project today.
Pop over to the Crafter's Companion Store
and check it out.

Thank you so much for stopping by
today and taking a look.

And as always have a scrappy day.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Willows Wonders Contest

Hi Everyone,

My wonderful daughter is having her
first contest, and it is so easy.
Just go to the face book site and like the site, put your name in the comment section, and you may win one of her beautiful creations.

This is a beautiful creation she made for me.

 You can also get more chances to win,
pop over and check it out.

Tell her that her mama told you about the contest.
I know I can't win but I can cheer you on. Good Luck!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
And have a scrappy day.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Hi Everyone,

Today I have something for you
that is oh so Yummy!!

" Little Mac N Cheese Pies "

These were so easy to make.

First you need to make your favorite
Mac n Cheese.
You will also need:
1 package pie crust, two in a pack.
1 egg beaten for the egg wash
any kind of shape cookie cutter.
I used a pie mold cutter.
I purchased mine from William Sonoma.
You can also just make circles and fold in half.
Taste just as good!!:)

The recipe I used for my Mac n Cheese

I box Kraft Mac n Cheese made as directed.
Then I added
1/4 cup cheddar cheese powder
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup Hormel real Bacon bits.
salt and pepper to taste.

Let set until cool.

Here is how I put them together.

This is the mold open.


                        Stamp out dough.

Place in mold.

   Fill with Mac n cheese, then close and press until sealed. Then brush with egg wash.

I didn't  get a picture of the unbaked ones, sorry! They were in the oven when I realized I had forgotten to take the picture, LOL!!!

Place on non stick baking sheet sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve hot.
They also heat back up very well
if there are any left lol.:):)

Place on plate with a salad and a glass
of cold iced tea and done.
Makes about 7 from the 2 dough rounds.

I hope you try this recipe, it is so good.
It's also a great snack for the kiddos when they get home from school.
Like a hot pocket only better.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
And have a great Sunday!!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Merry Christmas Snow Globe

Hi Everyone,
Today I am showing you one more
paper crafting kits.

This one is from the
And it is a very large kit! Pop over to see all the items you get in this package.

This is the card I made:

The background card stock came
with the kit. I folded it into 3rds to make a
trifold card, so it opens from the back.

On the front I added the snow globe
punch out along with the sentiment
and the snowflakes. Then I just added
the bow at the top and the flowers at the
bottom, a little glitter in the globe area
and done. So easy and fast!!

These kits are amazing!!
I hope you take a minute to pop
over to the Crafter's Companion site
and check out all the wonderful kits
they have to work with.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
And have a scrappy day.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Letter To Santa

Hi Everyone,

I know today is Halloween, and it is still many moons until Christmas, but my grandson has
been wanting to write his letter to Santa.
I made this card to help him along.

I love the stamps I used for this card.
For the front of the card I used a
stamp from the
called " Letters to Santa ".
This stamp will be released later, so
keep an eye out for it over on the

The inside stamp I embossed in gold
on one side of the card and  put the list tag on the other. This stamp is called Linear-Baubles,
and is from the

I think he will have a lot of fun making his list
and mailing it to Santa.

I hope you enjoyed the card today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a look.

And have a scrappy day.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Hi Everyone, Happy Sunday


"Pork Roast and Rice"


Start out with 2 of your favorite
boxes of Uncle Ben's Rice.
I used Long grain and wild rice
and long grain,wild rice, sun dried tomatoes, Florentine.

Make both boxes as directed.
Add one cup of sour cream and
one cup of parm. cheese. Mix
until creamy, set aside.

For the pork roast, place a pot on the stove you can also use in the oven.
Add a small amount of oil, ( I used peanut oil)
in pan. Take roast and season with garlic salt,
pepper, and season salt. When oil is hot, sear roast on all sides. Place in oven "covered"at 275 for 2 1/2 to 3 hours for until done.
When you take the roast out of oven there will be a brown sauce left on the bottom. pour off oil and glaze the top with the sauce.

Place in the middle of the plate, heat up rice.
Put rice around roast and garnish with roasted
red peppers and Pineapples.
Serve with salad and corn on the cob, and enjoy. Serves 6 to 8

Thank you so much for stopping by.
And have a great Sunday!

Friday, October 26, 2012

My Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

Today I want to show you the beautiful
birthday card my daughter made for me.

She worked with
to make the card, then used the
for the inside. I love the peacock paper and feathers she used, I think it is awesome!!

Thank you sweetie for the beautiful card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
And have a scrappy day.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Crafter's Companion

Hi Everyone,

This week is Crafter's Companion's Birthday.
They are 7 years old:)

And I have a fun project for us to do.

We are going to make our own chalkboard.
This would be great for the kiddos to help
with, and they can hang it on their door
to their bedroom.

This is my Chalkboard:

Let's get stared.

First you will need Plaid Chalkboard paint.
I used a piece of canvas board, but you can use a number of other porous surfaces.
 It is non-toxic
and water based. There are all kinds
of colors and they even have one
that glows in the dark.

Start out with the surface you have chosen.

     Add one coat of paint. Wait one hour.

   Then add another coat, you can add as many as you like, at least two. I used three. wait another hour.

        Then add the last coat and wait 24 hours.

    After the 24 hours, take a piece of chalk and turn it on it's side and rub all over the board. Then wipe off with an eraser or piece of felt cloth.

              And your chalkboard is finished! :)

Then what I did was make a little box with my Ultimate-Crafters-Companion-Tool out of the wonderful Pearlescent-Card Stock
and attach that with a good liquid glue.
I put a strip of glitter paper on the front, and
decorated the board with two of the Fairyopolis Decoupage Characters.
Added some little gems and stamped on
"Especially For You" from the

I added some chalk and a small piece of the eraser in the box, Then wrote on the board
Happy Birthday to Crafter's Companion.
And all done!

I hope you enjoyed the project today.

Thank you so much for stopping by and taking
a look.

And have a scrappy day..

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Sunday Dinner

Hi Everyone, Happy Sunday!!

It is a great day, today is my birthday.

I thought I would make  Home Made
"Bean Soup-N-Corn Bread"

Here is the Bean Soup:

This is my own recipe.

Start out with large bag of dry, great
northern beans. Soak in water over night.
Next morning, rinse beans and check for any little stones that may be mixed in with
the beans.

In a large slow cooker add ham bone with meat, or two or three ham hocks.
Add the beans, one large onion diced,
four stalks of celery diced,
one cup of shredded carrots
Then cover with chicken stock.
Make sure everything is covered with liquid.
Cover and set on high for one hour.
At one hour add three or four diced potatoes, and a little more pepper. Cook another three to 4 hours, until beans are soft. Add more chicken stock if needed. Take ham out of pot and shred in small pieces and add back to pot.
Taste, add more salt and pepper if needed.

Now for the Corn Bread

This is regular cornbread. My hubby
likes this kind.

I use Aunt Jemima Buttermilk self-rising
Corn Meal Mix

1 egg beaten
1 1/2 cups buttermilk
2 cups cornbread mix
1/2 cup mayo,( makes it very moist)

Mix all ingredients and pour into
a Pam sprayed pan. Bake at 425
for 20 to 25 minutes.
Take out of oven and add butter to top.

For my cornbread:

I added a few more yummy items!!

2 eggs
1/2 cup mayo
2 cups cornbread mix
2 cups butter milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes that come in a jar
julienne cut with herbs in oil. ( just ask the produce person, they can tell you where
to find them).
Mix all together, pour into Pam sprayed
pan and bake at 425 for 30 to 40 minutes,
until tooth pick comes out clean.
Add butter to top.

Yum Yum Yum!!!

I hope you try the soup and bread.
Good on these cooler nights.
And it cooks all day, so you can craft those hours!  Yaaay!! :):)

Thank you so much for stopping by today.
Have a great Sunday!!