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. :)


  1. Hey Tina, congrats on the engagement! You must be a busy girl since you aren't around much anymore. I made some mini muffins like the pecan cupcakes you made. They were like pecan pie -- so sweet. All your cards are reall great. Have a fabulous weekend. Tammy

  2. Thanks for the mention of me as your mentor Tina ~ you're a great crafter and an even greater friend! Your card and box came out "super" cute. Good luck with the BBQ today, at least it shouldn't be raining like yesterday morning..ha!ha! Weird weather this year, for sure. Your treats look really yummy, you're such a good cook and I love that you share your recipes. Love ya, Julia