Thursday, June 24, 2010

A little time for baking and some card making!

Don't know how it happened but I had a free evening!!! No one home but me! I have a friends birthday tomorrow and a family bbq at my house Saturday, so I took advantage of my time to make lemon bars, and try a new recipe for Pecan Pie Cupcakes. OK, they don't look so pretty, but these pecan pie cupcakes are addicting!!! Not only are they delicious they are easy to make!!! This recipe is from and it only has 5 ingredients!!!!

1 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup melted butter
2 eggs.

1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Combine all ingredients and mix well
3. Spray a miniature muffin tine with non stick coating spray
4. Fill each 3/4 full
5. Bake in preheated oven for approx. 18 minutes.

I had a little batter left so I made 3 more little cupcakes for tasting ;)
Ooooh, and they tasted so good!!!!
OK, not by any fault of my own, but I think I have become a Stampin' Up addict!!!!
It all started when my friend and craft mentor Julia signed up as a demonstrator. She has shared many ideas and supplies. She has done craft day at my house twice.
Sadly, Julia lives far away :( so I don't get to craft with her very often.
However, a couple of months ago a co worker told me about a Stampin' Up monthly club nearby. I missed my monthly Moments craft group so much, I had to sign up!
Between Julia and the club I am hooked hooked hooked!!!
I guess baking and paper crafts are my "thing".

This card was made with the Stampin' Up top note die cut, the butterfly die cut, the bird punch, oval and scallop oval punch and stamp set. Then I made this little box/bag with 2 pieces of 8' X 8" scrapbook paper, scored at 1" on 3 sides. Made 1 cut at each corner and used two sided tape to put together. Used the bird and butterflies again and now I have a gift bag/box to hold the matching birthday card I made and some candy.

I hope you are having a good week! And I hope you get a little time to yourself to do whatever your "thing" is. :)

Friday, June 18, 2010

Father's Day and a little catching up.....

If I have any blog readers left, I apologize to you for not posting for soooo long. I think since Mother's day. What the heck is wrong with me?

I posted on Mother's day, so I have to post for Father's day! Can't forget dear old dad!
John found an alphabet stack of scrapbook paper at Marshalls for $5.99 a few weeks ago. I have used it to make 3 cards already! I think I have already gotten my moneys worth!!! This is the Father's day card I made for my kids to give to their dad. It was way too simple!!! A black piece of paper. The B and everything else are cut from 1 piece of paper! Just needed some glue!
Here is another use for the alphabet stack, peppermint pattie bags for Dad. Way too simple as well!!! Found a set of clear stamps at Marshalls for $3.99. Little circles with sayings for Valentines day, Mother's Day, Fathers Day, Easter, Halloween, Graduation and Thanksgiving. These are the perfect size for the Pearson Peppermint Patties. I think I have already gotten my moneys worth from these stamps too! Score!!!!! You can't tell with these pictures, but this paper is glittery! Love it! Johns birthday was May 30th and we went to Monterey to celebrate. We took our bikes and had a wonderful time!!! We both love Monterey! Once while we were there we witnessed a couple getting married at the park at Lovers Point. We both thought that was pretty cool! We have talked getting married there ourselves.
When we took the exit to get home in Lodi, John said he needed to make 1 more stop. I had a funny feeling something was up and I was right. He took me to the place where we first kissed and asked me to marry him.
We plan on getting married at Lovers Point in Monterey next June.
Again I apologize for not blogging much lately. If you are reading this, thanks for coming back to check on me!