Monday, January 31, 2011

Exciting week coming up!

Good Morning everyone!! I am so happy that I have lot of new followers and I loved reading all your comments on my Peachy keen week as well as the two hops I was in this weekend!!

I have a busy week ahead of me and I hope you will all join me for my Beatles week beginning on Wednesday!! I will have a project and giveaway everyday leading up to the very first blog hop I am hosting “You say its your Birthday Blog hop”!!!  All projects will be based on the Beatles songs!! I also have some AWESOME grand prizes for the hop including:

  • Kich N Blues Complete February Release
  • Simply Charmed Cartridge~ Sponsored by
  • Love stamps set from Laurens{ 40:31 creations} brand new stamp sets!
  • Wide eyed Kids Face assortment sponsored by Peachy Keen stamps!

I am getting all the names together from all the Peachy Posts from everyone who posted everyday and also the thank you blog hop I am going to print out each comment section and cut the names put them in a box and let my 1 year old pick! I tried to do it through random. org and the counting was a little much from all the comments lol and I have the flu and well its just easier haha!! I will be posting the winners name Later on today!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bitten by the LOVE BUG Blog Hop

Goodmorning!! What better way to start off a Saturday morning than with a hop!? The Bitten By The LOVE BUG Blog Hop to be exact!

If you've come from visiting Sherri at Sherri's Crafty Place, you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking it up crazy and start at the beginning. We would love to share a few projects and ideas with a valentine theme with you!
Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas!

    For today I made a super simple card that is easy to duplicate if you need to make a lot! 
Isn't she a doll? And really quick to make it only took me 20 minutes!
Materials used:
  • PK happy lashes face assortment
  • Twinkle Toes Cartidge
  • My Creative Time's "You had me at Chocolate" stamp set
  • K&Company Valentine's paper stack {I love this one}
  • Tria Marker in pink
  • white Jelly roll pen
  • Ribbon from Michaels
Ok Friends it is time to hop on!!
Next stop....Celeste's blog,
CC's Cards and Crafts. Go see what she has in store for you today

Friday, January 28, 2011

Thank you blog hop

**If you are looking for the PK guest Design post click Here**

Hello Happy Friday!! Welcome to the Thank you blog hop!! Who are we thanking you ask? Why the wonderful Madeline at the Shabby Vanity for doing such a wonderful job making our blogs look fabulous!!
If you are coming here from the amazingly talented Jenny at Crazy about cricut then you are in the right place, if not its ok just start at the beggining HERE!!

I was so happy to have found  the Shabby Vanity Madeline was wonderful to work with and took an idea that was in my head and made it a reality!! I wanted my favorite things on the desk my expression gypsy and of Course my peachy keen stamps{Dont you love that peach lol} and I wanted it to match the colors of my craft room, I just LOVE the way it looks and I made this card to show my appreciation!
Do you see how happy my computer is now lol!!
Here is the inside

Thank you thank you Miss Madeline for your hard work and for being patient with me hehe!

Materials used:
  • Market Street Stamps Computer Cutie set!
  • Tria markers
  • Imagine / Kates kitchen cartridge for paper
  • Kraft Cardstock
  • Jelly roll pen
  • Action Wobble {she is so happy she is dancing lol}
I had a busy week with my Guest Spot at PKS so I didn't get to do any shopping so I decided that I will enter your name into the drawing the a set of PKS stamps that I am giving away!

To win Just Leave a comment and make sure you are a follower!

Ok now time to hop on!! Next you will be visiting the awesome Kristin!! Have a great day and thank you again Madeline for making my blog look awesome!!

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week 3: Day 5

Happy Friday all my sweet bloggy friends! I am a little sad that today is my last post for my Guest Designer week over at Peachy Keen Stamps, but I had a wonderful time sharing all my projects with all of you and I am so glad to have made some new friends along the way!!

For today I made a special card for the Peachy Family!! Thank you all so much for having me and for giving us these great stamps that give our projects life!! I remember the first time I saw Peachy keen face stamps, I watcged a video with Ms. Heidi showing how to stamp the faces on paper dolls, that was all it took I was in love lol and soon I got my first set which is my favorite {princess face assortment}. Next to my cricut these stamps are my favorite scrapping tools {look at my blog on the desk you will see}.

I like to take cuts and make them a little different than they were meant to be, I took the little girl holding the cat from the playtime cartridge and cut out the cat and added the Peachy Keen Peach in her hands. The peach is from the insert that comes with the stamps I made a copy and cut it out.

Here is a close up of the little girl

Isn't she sweet?
On the inside a wrote a little note { sorry I tried to write it as neatley as I could}
Materials used:
  • Princess face assorment
  • Playtime cartridge
  • Sentiment is from My Creative Time's "You had me at chocolate" stamp set
  • Kraft cardstock
  • K&Company Valentines paper stack
  • Tria Markers
  • White Jelly roll pen
  • Ribbon
  • Irock
Don't forget my blog Candy
I will be announcing a winner Monday morning so
be sure to comment on all the posts for the week here and on the PKS Blog!

I really hope that you have enjoyed my week as a Guest Designer! I have loved every minute of it, but it went too fast lol! Thank you so much for all your sweet comments! This is one of the greatest things that has ever happened to me and I am glad you were all there to share it with me!!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week 3: Day 4

Hi and good morning my fellow bloggers!!

Today is day 3 of my peachalicious week as a guest designer for PKS! I hope you are enjoying my projects as much as I enjoy sharing them with you all!!

For today I decided to get away from the Valentines day stuff {gasp} to make a special birthday card for my daughter Ashleys BFF whose birthday is on Friday. Her two favorite colors are pink and black and she loves cupcakes {umm who doesn't LOL} right away this card popped into my head!
 I had to add my Polka dots in there!! I also got to use my Irock for the first time {Yippie}
 for the sprinkles on my ROCKIN' CUPCAKES!! They are pink, they would not show up   right on the picture!
Here is the inside of the card {Ashley wrote such a sweet note, but she didn't want me to take a pic of that}
Materials used:
  • PKS Princess Face Assortment
  • Gypsy
  • Rock Princess Cartridge { cupcake & drums}
  • Indie Art { guitar}
  • Once upon a princess {microphone
  • Irock
  • black jelly roll pen
  • white jelly roll pen
  • K&Company Valentines paper stack
  • I did the sentiment again on my computer
I think this card is one of my all time favorites! I hope Ashley's  BFF loves it!

Don't for get I am giving away some sweet candy

To win it all you have to do is
  1. Leave me a comment here
  2. Visit the PKS blog and leave a comment there too

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments I love and appreciate them! Please stop by tomorrow for my final post as a guest designer {wow where did the week go LOL}. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week 3: Day 3

Happy Wednesday my crafty friends! Today is day 3 of my Peachy week and let me just tell you it has been awesome so far!! I am really enjoying all of your comments, but I was super excited to see that the Peachy Queen herself commented on my blog, someone pinch me lol!!

For today I have another food card {haha} this one came at the request of my sister who wanted to give her fiance a special Valentine's card. She specifically wanted these cuts because when he proposed to her he told her you are the burger to my fries {he is such a nerd..well they both are so they are perfect for each other}!
I left the inside of the card blank so she could write whatever she wanted!

The fries took a little thinking but I think they turned out cute!

Materials used
  • Simply Charmed Cartridge
  • George basic shapes {I welded different shapes to make the fries and box}
  • PKS- Happy lashes Assortment
  • Sentiment and hearts are from the We go together like stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps
  • Tria markers {I stamped the hearts on and colored them with my tria markers}
  • chalk
  • white jelly roll pen
  • button with some twine {first time using it I am testing it out}
Don't forget the awesome peachiness I am giving away!

To qualify to win these all you have to do is
  1. Leave me a comment here
  2. Leave a comment on the PKS blog

Thanks for visiting me today!! Don't forget to come back tomorrow! Have a great day!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Week 3: Day 2

Good morning all my sweet friends!
I am still smiling ear to ear  because today is day 2 of my Guest week!

And it is Tuesday Sketch Challenge day over at Peachy Keen and  this time with a twist the twist is to use a monochromatic color scheme!

This definitely was a challenge for me I was like mono what lol! I finally figured it out and had so much fun making this card for my Hubby!
Well this card is funny because he HATES peas, but when I was pregnant with our first baby I was craving peas like noone's business!  He had no choice but to eat them or starve {haha}so now when I make them he always reminds me that he ate enough peas to last him a life time those nine months!
Inside of my card I added another little pea cause they are so cute!
Materials used:
  • George cartridge {card was cut @ 5.5in; inner square cut @ 4in}
  • Peachy Keen Princess Face assortment
  • tria markers
  • sizzix embossing folder {cuttlebug}
  • White Jelly Roll Pen
  • Chalk
  • Ribbon {from walmart}
  • Paper is from walmart {can't remember the brand it is old}
  • pop dots {for peas}
  • Once again I did the sentiment on my computer
Don't forget that I am giving away the New Year's Face assortment
In order to win these you must
  • Leave a comment on this post
  • Leave a comment on the PKS blog
  • I will pick a winner Mon. from one of the posts from the week so make sure you comment everyday!
Thank you so much for stopping by, don't forget to stop by tomorrow for day 3 of my peachifyed week!

P.S Starting Feb.2 I am having a Beatles themed project and a giveaway everyday leading up to Feb.7 th "you say its your birthday blog hop" to celebrate my daughter's 11th Birthday!! I have some really awesome prizes including cricut cartridges!! Please feel free to grab the hop button and spread the word!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Peachy Keen Guest Designer Day 1

Good morning everyone!
I have been very busy in my craftroom Peachifying, do you know why? Well it is because I am the guest designer this week for Peachy Keen stamps!! I am beyond thirlled that I will get to share some of my projects with all of you!

Well since Valentine's Day is right around the corner I decided for my first project I would make a cute little card to send to my sweet baby sister!

Isn't the penguin the cutest thing ever!!

Materials used for this sweet little card:
  • Holly Jolly Lite Cartridge {penguin was cut at 2.5 inches}
  • George Cartridge {hearts cut at .5 in} & {card base was cut out at 4.5 inches}
  • Sweet face was stamped with {PK Happy Lashes Face assortment}
  • Tria markers to color in the beak and feet
  • I used my jelly roll pen for all the stitching
  • Paper is from K&Company Valentine paper stack
Now for the sentiment I could not find a stamp that had what I wanted to say so I made my own!  I used microsoft word and wrote out the sentiment and printed it out. To add it to the paper on my card , {the polka dot paper} I held it up to the light and used doulbe sided tape to adhere it to the priner paper where I wanted the sentement and ran in back through the printer and Viola lol!!

Oh I almost forgot to mention PKS was so generous to give me a little something to give away during my guest spot!

All you have to do win is:
  •  Leave a comment here
  •  Also leave a comment on my post on the PKS blog

Thank you for joining me today don't forget to stop by tomorrow for day 2 of my Peachy Keen week!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Exciting News!

**If you are looking for the FIF post click HERE**

I am so very excited to share with you that I will be hosting my very first blog hop on February 7th to celebrate my daughter Ashley’s Birthday, many of you know that she is having a difficult time lately and I think this will be a great surprise for her!!


Well I have posted before and you may have noticed “My Philosophy” on my sidebar, All you need is love and right under that it says I love the Beatles, I do!! I am the biggest fan in the world and I have shared this love with my children especially Ashley, so to celebrate her birthday I decided to have a “Beatles Week” starting on February 2nd I will be posting a project everyday based on her favorite Beatles songs! Then I will be joined on February 7th for the “You say its your birthday Blog hop” (that is a Beatles song too) by some awesomely talented women!


Abby made this button for me she is so awesome!! Please feel free to grab the button on my side bar to help get the word out there!

Did I mention I will be having a giveaway everyday during that week?! There will also be some grand prizes so far  has donated a Simply Charmed cartridge

Lauren has graciously donated one of her new stamp sets! If you haven’t seen them yet go check them out they are too cute!

I have created a page on FB and I will update it with any info that might get added!

Thank you so much and I hope all of you will join me and make this a super special day for her!! 

FIF # 8 Give A Hoot

Hi Everyone! I hope you are having a great start to your Friday morning!! Speaking of Friday are you ready for another Flaunt it Friday Challenge?!

This week we are flaunting the really cute Give a Hoot Cartridge and the choice cut is the Bear in the trash can on page 61 ! OMG I had to have this one when it first came out but I think I only used it a few times, how sad lol! I am so glad I was able to pull it out again because it has some really cute cuts on it!

Here is my project:

It is a paper scraps box, to recycle ( yeah it had to match my scrap room and blog lol)


I figured since the cartridge was all about the earth and recycling this would be very fitting and functional because I have a HUGE stack of scrap paper and instead of just throwing it away we could put it in this box and reuse them!

Materials used:

  • Give a hoot cartridge
  • Plantin School book cartridge ( your scraps)
  • Kate’s Kitchen Imagine cartridge for all the patterned paper
  • Imagine
  • medium sized cardboard box
  • brown paper roll ( to wrap around the box)
  • Mod podge

Let me just tell you this took more Mod Podge than I have ever used on anything before whew!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you will join us this week, I am looking forward to all your beautiful creations!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cooking with Cricut Challenge


Good morning everyone! This is my first post as a Cooking with Cricut DT member!

This weeks challenge is 3 Flowers! You can make anything a card, LO, altered item as long as it has 3 flowers on it! So get your cricut out and have some fun!

For my project this week I made a cute little card that can be used for a variety of occasions, I got to use my Playtime cart that I just got ( I actually traded a cart I bought for $10 for it!)..

cooking with cricut

This is definitely a change from all the winter projects I have been making, I can’t wait until spring when all these pretty colors are everywhere!

Recipe for this card:

  • Playtime cart ( girl cut at 3.5 in)
  • PKS- princess face assortment
  • K& Company paper pack
  • buttons
  • Kraft cardstock ( base cut at 5.5 x 5.5)
  • white jelly roll pen

Ok well I have tons of crafting to get caught up on, gotta get back to work!  Have a great day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

First ever kids hop!


Hello everyone just wanted to share that Abby and I are hosting the first ever Kids Blog Hop on February 19th, and of course my daughter Ashley’s blog will be in the hop! I think this is a great idea for the kiddos, but we have some really awesome prizes lined up!

Here are some of our sponsors:

  • Pink by design
  • Treasure Box Designs
  • Joys life stamps (donated by Abby)
  • Scrappy moms stamps

It will be awesome I know my daughter is so super excited! The hop will start with Abby then end with me! I hope to see you all there!


Good morning everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend, Thank you so much for all the sweet comments I loved reading what everyone’s favorite crafting tools are! Every time I read another comment I added a favorite to my list lol! I am amazed that I am 8 away from 400! I am so happy that so many of you like my work!

Ok now onto the winner.. picked

Number 85

Kerry--Momma K said...
Cute card. I also love PKS and DCWV paper.
Congrats Kerry please send me an email with your address and what 1 1/8 stamp set you want and I will get them out to you!

Thanks for stopping by have a great day!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

My Favorite things Blog Hop


Good Morning!! Welcome to A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS Blog Hop!
If you've come from Susan at itsmesusanp you're in the right place! If you've just happened across my blog and would like to play along with our fun hop, you can go to Inking it up crazy and start at the beginning.

We would love to share a few of our favorite things with you today!
Each Design Team member will be featuring an project made especially for this hop using their favorite crafting tools and techniques. Make sure to check out each member's blog. There will be some fun prizes along the way, AND there will be some AWESOME ideas! 

Ok so now on to my card! I used all my favorite things in this card!


My Favorite things used:

  • Simply charmed cartridge
  • Gypsy wanderings ( card base)
  • Kraft cardstock
  • DCWV polka dot paper
  • Sakura White Jelly roll pen
  • cuttlebug  and polka dot folder
  • ribbon
  • chalk (for cheeks)
  • Peachy keen face stamps (critter medium set)
  • I used  my favorite colors the colors on my blog
  • ATG gun to hold it all together

Some of my favorite techniques are to ink the edges of my patterned paper and to add stitching to EVERYTHING! I also love to use polka dots on my projects I love polka dots as you can see from my blog design!

Since this is a giveaway of our favorite things I decided to give away one thing I love the most ( besides my cricut lol)  as my Blog Candy is your choice of a 1 1/8 set of of Peachy keen face stamps!! 

All you have to do is become a follower and leave me a comment telling me what your favorite crafty things are, I will announce the winner on Monday.

Ok time to get hopping next the very talented Celeste Here is the order of the list.  Some of you may want to add the entire blog hop list so no one gets lost and confused where to go next.


Lisa –

Kristin –

Jessie –

Jamie –

Susan –

Erika – (that’s me)

Celeste –


Meagan –

Rebecca –

Theresa –

Friday, January 14, 2011

Family Friday Day!!!

Happy Friday everyone!! This has been a tough week and so glad things are starting to look better for my baby boy! I am having a crafting weekend to catch up with all my projects so I am really looking forward to that…daddy is going to be in charge (lets see how that works out lol)

Well today is My first post for this year as a Family Friday DT member! We were asked to have our kids make a project using or about their favorite Christmas present. So my sweet daughter made this card using her cuttlekids! This by far her favorite even though all she asked for was crafting stuff ; her daddy said “Oh no not another one that is gonna make me go to Michael’s every weekend lol”

Here is the card she made..


As many of you already know my Ashley has started her own blog if you would like to visit to see all the other cards she has made with her favorite toy you can by clicking Here.

**Don’t forget to come by tomorrow for the**


It is going to be lots of fun, you wont want to miss it! Thanks for stopping by have a great day!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011


Good morning everyone I just quickly wanted to announce the winner from the Hello Kitty Blog hop, I have a sick baby and I gotta get back to taking care of him.

Here is my poor sick angelbigboy2

Ok so now on to the winner I chose through and the winner is….. Number53

Angela R said...
What awesome adorable idea, and for not having that cart you did amazing! Thank you so much for sharing!
Please email me so I can send your prize out to you!!

One more thing.. I wanted to share with you that my Baby Girl Ashley was asked to be a guest designer for Funky cards! She will be featured on the blog on Thursday, I am so proud of her!

Thank you so much for making the hop such a great success!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Computer Cutie


Hello all my bloggy friends! I am so happy to see that I have some new followers, welcome I hope you will come back often to visit!

On to my card. If you are familiar with my blog posts and have read some of the comments I have left on your blogs and on FB you know that my FAVORITE phrase is LOL, I use it all the time! So when I saw this stamp set at Market Street Stamps I knew I would have to get it! and this is the first card I made with it..



Omg this computer is the cutest ever!! I love that phrase ( u make me LOL, the U is hidden behind the flower I just noticed) It is a super simple easel card but I wanted the cutie computer to be the main focus; and to give it that extra pop I used an action wobble behind it so she dances lol! See there I go with the LOL!!! I know I will use this stamp set a lot!!


  • Kraft cardstock
  • DCWV tis the season paper stack
  • memento ink pad in lady bug
  • MSS-11Computer Cutie

Oh and don’t forget you still have time to enter the hello kitty blog hop I will be choosing a winner on Tuesday I picked up something really cute from Michaels for the winner (but it’s a surprise lol).

Thanks for visiting have a great night!!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Hello Kitty Blog Hop

**If you are looking for the Dia de Reyes Blog Hop click here.**

Hello everyone welcome to the Flaunt  it Friday’s Blog hop. If you came here from Rose's blog then you are in the right spot. If you just stumbled upon my blog and want to start from the beginning from the Flaunt it Fridays blog, you really don’t want to miss one stop there are so many amazing projects and great blog candy along the way!

There is also a grand prize which was graciously sponsored by Pink by design; one of her brand new stamp sets Love Always ( I really want this set lol). In order to qualify for the grand prize you must leave a comment on everyone’s blog to have a chance to win! I will also be giving away some blog candy, but not sure what yet ( sorry didn’t get to go shopping), but I will be heading out to Michaels in the morning and I will pick something up and I will post the winner on Tuesday January 11th so be sure to stop back and check if you were my winner!

Ok now for my project: For this week's challenge we were asked to flaunt the Hello Kitty with Airplane on Page 65 from the Hello Kitty Greetings Cart, but I do not have this cart so I really had to get creative and this is what I came up with.

A post it note holderHELLOKITTYMaterials used:

  • Imagine more cartridge (used it for the patterned paper and to color in my cuts)
  • Create a Critter Cartridge ( for the kitty and clouds) I was amazed at how much it looks like Hello Kitty!
  • B is for boy ( for the plane, but I had to alter the plane a bit)
  • mini post it notes
  • plastic frame from Walmart (it was only $1.00)
  • sentiment is from TPS Studio’s Hugs and Kisses stamp set (from Michaels)
  • white gel pen
  • memento red ink pad

This was super easy and makes a really nice gift.

Now for my second project we got to choose any cut from the Hello Kitty Greetings, there is a really cute cut of a strawberry but since I don’t have the cartridge I chose a similar cut from another cartridge which is the strawberry from  the imagine more cartridge. For this project I decided to make a mini journal with a matching pen for my daughter Ashley who just started her own blog and she says she gets ideas for cards and writes them down on what ever paper she has lying around and sometimes they get thrown away; now she has a place to keep all of her ideas.


Isn’t it super sweet? I really love making these they are fun and cute and once I get going I can spend the whole day making them hehe!

I also wanted to say that I am so excited that I am almost at 300 followers! Whoo Hooo! Thank you everyone for supporting my blog and hopefully you get some inspiration from me cause I know I get a lot of it from all of you! Thank You so much for taking the time to hop with us for the Flaunt It Friday's Hello Kitty Blog hop we can't wait to see how you "Flaunt" your Hello Kitty this week at FIF.

Your NEXT STOP is the very talented Amanda from my scrappin obsession. Have fun hopping!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

El Dia De Reyes Blog Hop

Hello  and welcome to El Día De Los Reyes Magos Blog Hop! If you are coming here from sweetsassy diva's blog then you are in the right place! If not you can start at the beginning from Gaby creates you don’t want to miss one stop. She is giving away 6 grand prizes but in order to win one you must:

1-Visit and leave a comment on every blog
2-and collect a letter or word from the blogs ( I DON’T HAVE A WORD)
3-email the phrase to scrapabookaholic at hotmail dot com
4-(DO NOT enter the phrase on the comment- email it to

When Gaby asked me to be a part of this hop I was excited and a little nervous because this day means a great deal to her and I did not want to dissapoint her. I really do not know much about this holiday , my family doesn’t celebrate it, so I did some research and I am so glad I did! Here is a little bit of what I found..

On January 6,  celebrates El Dia De Reyes, the Epiphany, remembering the day when the Three Wise Men following the star to Bethlehem, arrived bearing their treasured gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh for the Baby Jesus.

On the night, of January 5, the figurines of the Three Wise Men are added to the nativity scene. Before going to bed the children place their old shoes under their bed or in the living room, where the Wise Men will leave them their presents.  Some also place outside the house, some hay and a bucket with water for the animals, and even some cookies and milk for Melchor, Gaspar and Baltasar. The next morning the children awaken  and find the gifts that the  Three Magi left for them.  They have a feast with family and friends, one of the foods served during this feast is  Rosca de Reyes which is  an oval sweetbread, decorated with candied fruit.  There are Roscas of all sizes, very small ones for two or three people and up to the ones that will delight more that twenty people.

I became so excited about this wonderful tradition I decided to make Rosca de Reyes! Oh and it really was a challenge lol! Lets just say the smell of burning bread isn’t the easiest smell to get out of the house, not even febreeze helps haha! I tried a few times and finally was able to get it!! I got to take this quick picture before hubby ate it! (Please don’t laugh it is kinda crooked)

roscon-reyes-3Here is the Recipe:

  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1 packet of yeast
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon anise seed
  • 4 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • A small figurine or toy
  • Candied Fruit (about 2 cups of assorted fruit such as figs, orange, lemon, mango or cherries)
  • 1 egg beaten (egg wash)
  • 1/3 cup sugar (topping)


Sprinkle the yeast on the surface of the water and let it sit for 10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, combine the yeast water, flour, sugar, eggs, butter, salt, cinnamon, anise seed and vanilla extract. Mix until a dough forms. Knead the dough for 5 minutes, then cover and let rise in a warm area until dough is doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Punch dough down and shape into a wreath ( try not to make it crooked like mine lol), by rolling it into a log shape then bending the ends around to form a circle, or you can make two thinner strips and braid them, then put the ends together.  Smooth out any lumps or tears.

Add the dried fruit by laying it across the top and pressing it in slightly. Let it rise until doubled. Brush top with egg wash, sprinkle with sugar and bake for approximatley 45 minutes at 350 degrees. I left it for 45 minutes the first time and burned it haha so just watch it once it hits around 30 minutes.

Ok now on to my craft project..

I had to make this one really fast cause just as I was finishing my card I decided to clean the table so I can take pictures and I dropped my Big Red all over the table! I ruined some paper and one of my cartridge booklets and worst of all my card! magos

I hope you are enjoying yourself now time to hop over to the next blog which is Melin over at cooking with cricut you know she has something amazing!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Exploring Walk in my Garden Cartridge with Kassidy

This week over at inking it up crazy Kassidy has asked her Design Team to send her a list of our cartridges and assigned all of us a day and an older cartridge to explore. Today is my day and my cartridge is Walk in my Garden. I was kind of scared when she asked me to use this cartridge since I have never really used it just once,  but once I started playing with it I discovered I really liked it! I am also entering this card into the  Wacky Wednesday Challenge it is a color challenge using my two favorite colors!!

Here is the card I made…

all things grow with love

Close up of the flower



I was pretty excited cause not only did I use a cartridge I never play with but all the paper you see here was created using my new imagine!! I love it! It usually takes me longer to pick out the paper  I want to use than to actually cut the images out and  put the card together and I never seem to find the right colors I am looking for. This time I just plugged the cartridge in and using some RGB codes I found online I was able to color in all my images print them and cut them all at once, it made it so much easier and definitely something I will doing a lot more often!

Materials I used:

  • Walk in my Garden Cartridge
  • Imagine more cartridge for the printed paper
  • White cardstock
  • Red and White gel pen
  • Sentiment is from TPS Studio’s Hugs and Kisses stamp set (from Michaels)

I am really in love with this card it is one of my favorites and hmm I might not give this one away lol!! I also want to thank everyone who has became a follower of my daughter Ashley’s blog and left such sweet comments. She was overjoyed when she saw she had followers and comments! She has been a little down lately since she had a seizure two weeks ago out of no where while we were at the post office. It was very traumatic for her and me, but she is doing better now and the doctor is running some tests so soon we will know what the cause was. I made her the blog to keep her mind off of it ( she has been worried) so thank you thank you for your support!

Have a great day!