Friday, December 23, 2011

My card won!!

Thank you so much Joan's Garden's for picking me for you card challenge!  It is so exciting to see my name on your blog!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Pecan Pie

My first pecan pie.  So good I had to post the recipe.

Pecan Pie
1 cup chopped pecans
dash of salt
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
4 large eggs-beaten
3/4 cup lt corn syrup
1/2 cup butter
pie shell-unbaked

Brown butter in saucepan until golden brown.  Cool.
In a bowl, combine salt, lemon juice, vanilla, eggs, corn syrup.
Blend in butter.
Pour into pie shell
Bake at 425 degrees for 10 min.
Lower heat to 325 degrees for 40 min.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Fairy Card

Among the holiday season, I just had to create this.
Maybe I am looking forward to summer????
Might be a long winter.

Stamp:  Lili of the valley
Butterflies:  Spellbinders, martha stewart
Lace boarder:  Spellbinder
Die cut: marianne dies and memory box
Cherry lynn fanciful flourish die
Flowers:  Recollections
Pin: Joanna Johnson Etsy store
Image colored with Copics

Close up of the image

Bottle full of fairy dust
I added glitter to everything!!
Even the bow!!  :)
Close up of the flowers
Inside the card
The box envelope

Winter Blessings Card

Stamp:  Wiff of Joy
Flowers: Prima and Wild Orchid
Nestabilities dies
Pine punch:  Punch bunch
Image colored with copics

The card

Close up of image

Inside the card
Box Envelope

Pink Angel Card

I posted my pink poinsettia flowers earlier - This is the card I used some of the flowers on.

The stamp I used was Magnolia Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey wings and Marianne holly flourish
I used Prima Lace with pearls
Angel Pin from Joanna Johnsons Etsy store
embellishments all from my stash

I painted my image with glitter glue.
Always doing something new!!!
This is the image before I cut her out.  I tried to get the light to show the sparkle, hard to do.
Image on the card

Close up of the poinsettia

Inside the card
I painted the wings with gold glitter as well

Box envelope to match

Traditional Christmas Cards

I wanted to make a traditional card along with my others.  I ended up with two!

Card #1

Close-up of the stamp
Tim Holtz stamp

Inside the card

Card #2

Inside the card

Magnolia Skate card

I sat down one day and this card just came together!!  Love it when that happens!

Stamp:  Magnolia Tilda Skating
Colored with Copics
Dies:  Memory Box Snowflakes
Skate:  Cricut cut out
Jolees skate embelishments
Flowers from Prima
Nestabilities scalloped squares

Front of the card

Close up of Tilda

 Inside the card

Box envelope to match

Christmas gift to myself!!!!

Just wanted to share my new gift with everyone.  I love buying Joye Hinton's handpainted china.  I found her work on ebay a few years ago and have been buying her china for awhile now.  This time I wanted pink poinsettias for the holidays and this is what she came up with.
Merry Christmas to me!!!!!!
(Thank you Joye XXOO)

More views

Flowers from my sweetie!!  :)

Pink poinsettias

I love pink. 
At Christmas time it is difficult to find pink poinsettias for cards so I decided to make my own this year.
I used a lily punch from Punch Bunch.
The layers were: cardstock and velum(I think that is how you spell it?)
The first two layers were with a large leaf and the last were smaller to give it dimension.
I coated the leaves with clear and gold glitter and the centers were with gold beads and glitter.
This is what I started with:

I took an embossing tool and marked down the center of the leaves to give it a "vein" look.

First layer:

Second layer with the larger leaf

Third layer with a smaller size leaf
Final layer

I then created the centers and added glitter
gold accents

Clear accents
This is what I ended up with for my card.
I will post the card listing soon.

Pink ornaments for the living room

I wanted victorian ornaments with roses in my living room.  I decided to create my own with punched flowers from my craft room.
I really liked how they turned out.

This is what I started with.

The roses have 5 layers that you form and shape.  I covered them with glitter to add some holiday shine.
The small flowers have a pink bead in the middle. 
Most of the greenery was punched from cardstock, the fern was punched from metallic paper.

Finished product.

I made four of these and hung them over the mantel.

Another view

Gingerbread making day!

My craft group came for a Christmas tea and Gingerbread making day.
I love this time of year!!!

The candy table.
I think we have enough!!!  LOL
My daughter, Rachel's house.
Joy's house
Her house was the most colorful.
Ashley and Karen working together!!  Mother and daughter team.
Rachel's finished house!!!
Betty Lou sat out on the front porch and cross-stitched.  She enjoyed the music and friendship.