Friday, July 20, 2012

Butterfly In Bloom

Hi everyone,

Today I wanted to try out a new stamp I
received in the mail the other day.
It is from Stampscapes.
This set is called Butterflies.
It is from the Symmetry Sheets line.

Here is what I came up with:

I started with a yellow piece of card stock
 and punch the bottom with a new punch from
Martha Stewart called Oval Eyelet.
Then added a piece of purple glitter card stock.
I cut out the blue card stock with a spellbinders die and shaded the edges with memento tuxedo black ink. Then shaded the middle with whisper white ink from Stampin Up.

Then stamped the butterfly in the center,
and the swirls around the edges.
I used  Stickles gold glitter glue, and
Antique Gold Rub-N Buff.
Then added the bows.

I hope you stop by Stampscapes and check them out. They are wonderful!!

Thank you for stopping by.
And have a scrappy day.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

After It Rains

Hi Everyone,

Today I want to show you the wonderful
new collection by Jayne Nestorenko, called the 

This collection has 12 sets of stamps and a wonderful CD-ROM.

Today I used the
and three of the stamp sets.

You can find all of these wonderful
new items on the
Crafter's Companion.Website

Here is my Project:

The background was created with the Cd Rom,
with layers of the decoupage pages.
And I colored the stamps in with my
 Spectrum-Noir Markers.

This was from the "Wash Day Wishes" and the
"Secret Garden" stamp sets.

All three duck stamps are from the
"Hide And Seek" stamp set.

I added crystal lacquer to the water.

And to the door.

Then added "Flower Soft" to the flowers
for some extra dimension.

This project can be hung on the wall or stand on a dresser.
I had a great time making this!!
I hope you enjoyed the project.:)
Please stop by the 
And check out all the wonderful
projects the design team has created.
Also the
Has wonderful stamps they are giving away
each week. And the challenge this month
is "anything goes". Just make a project with a crafter's companion stamp to enter.
The prize this month is 30 Dollars in
gift certificates for the
Crafter's Companion website.
Thank you for stopping by.
And have a scrappy day.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Winner Of The My Memories Software

Hi everyone,

I thank everyone who entered the contest.

The WINNER of the
"My Memories  Software"
Drum Roll Please:) :) :)


Congrats to Teresa.

Teresa if you would e-mail me, I
will let you know how to get your prize.

For the other lady's, if you still want to get the

This is how I got mine.
It is so easy.

Thank you all for playing.
Have a scrappy day.

Monday, July 16, 2012

My Memories Free Digital Design Pack

Hi everyone,

My Memory Monday is here.

This Digital Design Pack Contains:

2 Digital Papers
4 Page Elements
2 Quick Pages


I hope you like these
Digital designs.

I want to thank My Memories.
Also take a look at their Face book Page.
You will love it, and  there are freebies
on Fridays.

If you would like to know more
about the software
Click Here.

Thank you for stopping by.

And have a scrappy day.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sunday Dinner

 Hi everyone,

Well, it's Sunday again, and here is
 what is on the menu.

My friend Dawn from
has sent me a wonderful "Corn Chowder"
recipe. I thank her so much for the recipe.
Dawn is a great designer!!
I would love for you to pop over to
her site and take a look at all
 the wonderful projects she has made.
I joined her blog, and follow by e-mail,
so I can see what she has every day.

Here is Dawn's recipe:

This chowder would be great on a cooler night in mid summer, when you can find fresh sweet
corn in abundance. ( If you can't find fresh, use canned or frozen) The "secret" ingredient
in this recipe is old Bay Seasoning".
Old Bay is an old school spice blend that you
don't see used very much anymore, but really
gives this soup a unique flavor. Dice your veggies to about 1/4 inch for the perfect
flavor combination in every spoonful.
Seafood lovers can stir in half a pound of jumbo lump crab meat along with the corn to turn this into a heartier corn and crab chowder. As is the recipe serves 4 to 6.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 ribs celery, diced
  • 1 small red pepper, diced
  • 1 poblano pepper, diced
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 1 bayleaf
  • 1 tablespoon Old Bay Seasoning
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1 quart 2% milk
  • 3 cups fresh corn kernels, shaved from about 3 large or 4 medium ears
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. Heat a deep pot over medium heat. Add oil and butter. As you chop the potatoes
, celery
, onion, 
red pepper

 and poblano, add them to the pot in order. If the vegetables start to brown, turn the heat down to medium-low.
  2. Add the bay leaf and season with salt, pepper and Old Bay. Sauté for 5 minutes, then sprinkle in the flour.
  3. Cook flour for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Whisk in broth and milk.
  4. Bring the soup to a boil, but make sure to continue stirring so the milk doesn’t scorch on the bottom of the pot. Turn down the heat and simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Add corn and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Adjust the seasoning; you will most likely need to add more salt.
  6. Remove the bay leaf, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with the chopped cilantro or parsley. 
This sound so good!!!  I just had to make it...

Here is what mine looked like:

Oh my goodness it was sooooo good!!!
This is a keeper!!

I hope you will try this one out.
I hope Dawn's recipe made you hungry!

Thank you for stopping by.
And have a wonderful Sunday.