Monday, September 17, 2012

Working again with the Perfectly Perserved Set

As you know from previous posts I made Jam for the first time a few weekends ago and I show cased the Perfectly Perserved Bundle set....  Oh my. I was working updating the blog with a really fun way to the give a gift of home made Jams, etc... but reposted a picture previous post, dang got distracted,

Anyway, this is what I want share...

I used the wonderful fabric from the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack for 99 cents (they were previously 9.99 per pack, 3 extra fat quarters).

I love how this turned out, it took me awhile to make a template to for the fabric and instuctions to make the box and unfortunately the boxes aren't exactly the same so the pattern will need to by altered.

But, I am sure my club friends can figure it out because I gave all of them a box, fabric and a template!  I am looking forward to seeing what they come up with!!!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

A Halloween Treat ~ Boooooo~

This is one item we made at our club this month it is fun 3-D box treat  box for Halloween~

Sets:  Googly Ghouls, BG Woodgrain, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Paper: Tangarine Tango, Whispher White

Ink: Pumpkin  Pie, Stazon Black and Gumball Green (maker)

Accessories:  Bigz Die (retired, sure wish there were more available die cut boxes available) Box #2, Googly Eyes and 5/8 Basic Black Satin Ribbon (retired) mini brads for head bolts.

Please note there is still different widths of Black Stain Ribbon available in the current catalog.

Yappin' bout Stampin'  Cutsy Halloween style :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A "Fairy" Happy Birthday Card

I made this card for my niece.  I don't have this retired SU! set of adorable Fairies, but just this one that I saw for sale and bought just for fun.   Let me tell you ~~~ I had fun making this card. 

This card is made to stand up with the back being the same die cut to match.

I used Stampin' Up!  Whispher White Paper, Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Brads, Versamark and Irredicent Ice.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

The BABY card I postponed posting is here...

This was made for a friend's son and his wife for their baby shower.  

Right now the baby is "Dragon Baby" being born in the Chinese Year of the Dragon.  They don't know what gender it is so I want with basic baby colors.

I saved the picture a long while ago from a blog spot lighting punch art.

Just Yappin' bout Stampin'


Saturday, September 8, 2012

A Quick and fun card to share...

I started this card almost 2 weeks ago with the coloring and  set it aside to think about how I wanted to present the image on the card.  

I got side tracked as I  was preparing for a visit from some family members.  I have been sooo excited to see them and they are here now!

Anyway, I just think this is one of the cutest ala cart stamps I have seen in a long time!

Sets: Frosty Friends, Wondrous Wishes

Paper: Lucky Limeaide, Cherry Cobbler and Whispher White

Inks:  Colors from the Many Marvelous Markers

Accessories: Finishing Touchs Edgelits, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobble Sweater Trim, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Towbow Glue, Tape Runner, Blender Pens and retired Tinsle (clear).

I hope you like this clean and simple card as much as I do!

Thanks again for letting Yapp about Stampin'


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

How come 3-day weekends go sooo fast???

Maybe it is the long agonizing waiting for the weekend the work week before or just because I put way too much on my to do list for my time off!

Well, that usually my MO for regular weekends anyway. What happened this weekend was the same except I only got one thing on that list and it was to make a Baby Shower card. It turned out adorable, I think, but I can't show it to you until later in the week until I know it has been received by the recipient.

So, I will share with you what the rest of my weekend consisted of. I may not seem to anyone but me exciting, but it was to me.  I was inspired by my friends and family talking about what they are doing with all the summer harvests.

I made a stop at the local Farmer's Market and came home with late season delicious Strawberries, plump juicy Blueberries to compliment the "organic" Blackberries I picked on some of the acreage where I work. Ok, now to get serious about, at my age, to check how awesome it would be to finally make some jam. Luckily, my daughter wanted to help!

So here is what we made:

First a big mess!  This is the mildest mess here.

Here is the finished project after some "CLEANING" up, berries are really nature's dye, you should just see my fingers!  There was acutally 12 jars but one didn't seal, sooo it was eating ready :)

This is a pic I just had to take for the fun of it, it would have been "cuter" if it had a white and red checked cloth instead of dishtowel and a clearer pic!  Or even cuter if I had labels and they had been decorated with Perfectly Peserved Stamp Set/Dies from the Holiday catalog.

Purchase the Perfect Peserves  Stamp Set and the Cannery Set Framelits Dies together. Priced to save you 15%!  Ask me how.

The jam is a mixed berry jam with a touch of Rosemary to tie all the flavors together.  An ingredient I wasn't sure about using, since I was experimenting on the my first endeavor of jam making ~~ what the heck ~~ good decision (based on a different recipe I had seen).... Yum!

So, to move my berry adventure even further I made these Mini Galettes for a family get-together. 

Everyone always makes such wonderful things to bring, so rather than bring the usual corn, etc.  I tried a recipe I found when I was researching Jam making sites on the web.   There are so many I chose one that sounded good with less baking time, plus I used premade curst (shameful, I know, but so much easier in a time crunch).

This receipe calls for fresh fruit of any kind, some corn starch, nutmeg, cinnamon, egg wash, regular sugar and Turbinado sugar.  Since there was so much sugar (naturally and from the refined sugar) I used some Setiva raw sugar subsitute for sprinkling on the top.  This wonderful tidbits are to be served a room temp.  I only wish I had taken some Vanilla Bean Ice Cream to top them off.

Thanks checking out my blog and my non-Yappin' about Stampin!