Sunday, November 28, 2010

A Handmade Fresh Wreath

Whew! Its been busy around our place, a travelling husband, a sick daughter, work, major baking with my sister on Friday and a fun scrapbooking day yesterday.

I'm starting on Christmas decorating today, beginning with this handmade wreath I purchased from a vendor at the market.

Isn't it gorgeous?

Have you started Christmas decorating?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge #56 - Use Basic Grey

Its time for another Little Red Wagon challenge!

This week Dee is challenging us to use some Basic Grey product.

I've been enjoying using Basic Grey's Jovial line of paper so I had to use it to create this card:

Check out all the other girlfriend's creations over at Little Red Wagon and if you can, please join us by linking up your Basic Grey creation.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sending Holiday Cheer

Hi all!

I'm heading to Buffalo today for my semi-annual shopping day with friends from work but first wanted to share a card I made following the sketch over at Bella for Bellarific Friday.

And have I mentioned how much I'm enjoying Basic Grey's Jovial line of papers?

Thanks for popping by!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Like many of us experience from time to time, I am struggling with finding the right balance in my life right now. So the blog has suffered a bit.

But today I thought I'd share a pic of the goodie bags I made for our Little Red Wagon crop night we had a week or so ago. I used the new Rosette die by Sizzix and Tim Holtz to make the red flowers, love that die!

Then this past weekend I was at a terrific day crop hosted by Karen of the Art House and completed two make and takes.

Here's the first by In A Pinch:

And the second from Karen:

I love them both and am particularly taken with the idea of recycling old book pages on cards and other creations as Karen has done in her make and take.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge #55 - Let Those Banners Fly!

Its Wednesday and you know what that means! Another Little Red Wagon challenge! And its my turn to set the challenge!

Banners have to be one of the hottest trends out there in paper crafting right now. So this week on Little Red Wagon my challenge is to add a banner to your project.

I used a banner die from my wagon to create this birthday card:

So let those banners fly and show us your creations over at Little Red Wagon!

And be sure to check out all the girlfriends projects for more inspiration!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Five Colours

A quick Sunday morning post before I head into Toronto for some shopping with my daughters.

This week's one layer challenge is to use 5 ink colours, now that is a challenge!

But I reached for my new Merry Little Christmas stamp set and created this card(the yellow star is a bit hard to see):

I quite like it and in future I think I should try to be more adventurous in using more than two types of ink on one card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a terrific Sunday!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Altered Clip

Happy friday all!

Thought I'd share an altered clip I made for my scrap room. I embellished it with a grunge paper flower Karen showed me how to make.

Love the flower! I think you may see more on my creations!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge # 54 - Do It In 3's!

Happy Wednesday! Time for another Little Red Wagon challenge! This week Regan is challenging us to use 3 of something on our creation.

Here's mine:

Three suitcases and three tags!

Head on over to Little Red Wagon to see all the other creations and if you can please play along.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, November 08, 2010

Thinking about Christmas Decorating

I'm starting to think about Christmas decorating.

In our family room the mantel is the focal point as our tree is in the living room. Here's a pic of last year's snowman mantel:

Although I still love snowmen I think its time to change it up a bit so will be browsing all the mantel ideas at A2Z.

Friday, November 05, 2010

1, 2, 3 Bellarific!

This morning I'm off for a weekend of shopping in Michigan, woo hoo! I'm gonna get a good start on that Christmas shopping.

But before I go, here's a card I created for this week's Bella challenge.

We were to use one image, 2 papers and 3 embellishments. I hope using one paper twice is OK.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tag Prototypes

This past weekend I made three tag prototypes one of which I'll be using for my tag swap next month.

Which one do you like?

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Little Red Wagon Challenge # 53 - Use Red

Well we made it! Little Red Wagon is one year old!

To celebrate we would like to see your creations using the colour red! I created a cupcake card following sketch 88 over at Card Patterns!

And this week each of the girlfriends has some blog candy from their wagons up for grabs! I dug out some red embellishments and matched them up to some Melissa Frances Kitschy Kitchen paper.

So join in the celebrations over at Little Red Wagon! We love to see what you create.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Hurry Up Chicken Pot Pie

Hello all!

Thought I'd share a new recipe I found by Paula Deen as published on the Food Network.

Its quick and easy and we liked it so much I made it twice over 3 days!

2 cups chopped cooked chicken breast
2 hard-boiled eggs, sliced
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrots
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1 (10 3/4-ounce) can cream of chicken soup
1 cup chicken broth
Salt and pepper, optional
1 1/2 cups instant biscuit mix
1 cup milk
1 stick melted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a greased 2-quart casserole, layer the chicken, eggs, carrots, and peas. Mix the soup, chicken broth, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Pour over the layers. Stir together the biscuit mix and milk, and pour this over the casserole. Drizzle butter over the topping. Bake until the topping is golden brown, 30 to 40 minutes.