Sunday, August 28, 2011

Clean Up Day After Irene!

Well Irene has come and gone.  Now the cleanup begins.  She left a tree down in our yard that fell over from the neighbors yard, it was about 60 feet in length.  Isn't it funny that they now have no responsibility for said tree!  I'm pooped and my DB Thomas did most of the work.  :-)  We gave away the wood as my new craft room is now in the room where the fireplace is at.  Wouldn't you know it, the property across the road has no debris on it.  Hey honey, can we move across the street?!  

Only my roof has one itty bitty shingle torn.  Yeah!!  So happy since this roof was just put on this spring. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Birthday Card with Matching Gift Tag

My Niece and Nephew's Birthday is coming up.  They are twins, turning 28 this year.  Wow how time has flown by.    I've finished the one for my niece and with the left over scraps from her card I made a gift tag.  They are both just basic/simple in design.  Sometimes I think Simple is just more!  I used the Authentique paper line "Uncommon".  Beautiful paper line if you've not tried it yet.   Now I'm waiting for Hurricane Irene to roll in.  Keeping everyone in my prayers!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Journal For My Son

Back Inside Cover
Front and Back Cover

Front Inside Cover - Went happy with the red ink!  LOL

Basic Inside Pages

Inner Page

Inner Page

Inner Page

This project took a couple of weekends to make, but I have finally completed the journal I was making for my son.  He is away at college at the Merchant Marine Academy.  I don't think he is quite the journal type, but maybe this will inspire him to consider it, or maybe he can jot down lyrics in it since he is also an avid guitar player.  I never made anything guy related to this extent and this was a tough one.  I'm always putting flowers and bling on my creations.  I did make him a recent birthday card, but that was much easier.  So, I picked out the few mannish papers I had and this is what I came up with.  I even question should I put a title on the front or just leave it as is?  :-/ 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tired Of The Same Old Burgers??

I wanted a quick meal the other night and decided on hamburgers.  But then I didn't want the same ole same ole as they say.  So what did I do?  I took some cilantro chopped it up put in the burger meat (1lb) also I added some salsa (maybe a 1/4 cup).  Of course no recipe is complete without garlic, which I added.  Salt to taste.  I like cilantro and as you can see by the picture I added plenty (a big handful).  :-)  The burgers came out wonderful!  They had that smokey deep flavor of the Cilantro and seasoned just right!  Yum Yum!!  Sorry I didn't take a picture of the cooked version, we ate them all up before I thought about it! 

Wow, What A Busy Week

It was a busy week for me.  I started back to work, working now in a Extended Recovery Unit at one of the local Hospitals.  Yep, I'm a nurse by trade, who would like to be a Crafter Extraordinaire (and make a living at it).  :-)   Before I went back to work tho, I finished up some canning of various things from my garden.  Now, I'm kinda over it!  I canned Tomatoes, Bread & Butter Pickles, Hot Pepper Relish, Pepper Rings, Eggplant Caponata, and of course my all time fave "SALSA".  Can we say Tired Now!  :-)  All in days work, right?  I just thought I'd share photos with you all some of my kitchen creations.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Winner Announcement of LSH Family Blog Hop!!

And the winner is................Deanna of FernsFrills # 8 Comment!  Congratulations you are the winner of the products to make your own complete mini.  Includes, Blissful Paper by Authentique, Ribbon, Embellishments, Mini Cover and Inner Pages.  Can't wait to see your creation with this awesome prize!!  Congratulations Again to FernsFrills!  Shoot me a message that you acknowledge you are the winner with your address to my email  Thanks to everyone for participating in the Blog Hop and being my new followers.  My selection was done with 

Monday, August 15, 2011

LSH Family Blog Hop Today!!

Blog Hop Prize
Layout Project for LSH Family Blog Hop
Blissful Mini Project for LSH Family Blog Hop
Welcome to A Lil Scrap of Heavens first HOP! We are a large family @ LSH with over 1100 members and growing every day. We want to show you the love, fun, and creativeness we share @ LSH. There is 12 prizes hidden in these blogs from Sponsors such as: Lindy's Stamp Gang is giving away 8 prizes!I Am Roses is giving away 2 prizes! Karlas001 is giving away 2 $25.00 gift certificates! More prizes given by Geordie, Becca, Laura, Cynthialoowho & LSH Members! Please make sure to follow each blog and comment on each post for your chance to win some amazing prizes. We each had to make a project that inspires togetherness, inspiration, support, or love.  I made a layout featuring my grand daughters (photo above) and two of my nieces.  Such innocence and love they have at this stage of their life.  This is a remember when moment that later in life they can look back on and smile.  Also I made a Mini Album that inspires togetherness as a family.  This Mini (photo above) is appropriately titled You Make Life Blissful! For my prize I will be giving away the product to make a mini using the paperline "Blissful" by Authentique and various embellishments to complete the mini.  It will not be an exact replica of mine but it will be close (the embellishments will be somewhat different).  So enjoy and good luck and hopefully I'll see your creation soon with the prize you won!  Happy Blog Hopping!! So don't forget to follow my blog and leave a comment that you are to be entered to win this great prize!  Sponsors of this Blog Hop: Lindys' Stamp Gang @ I Am Roses @ Karlas001 @ LSH @ Now hop on! If you get lost here is the list from start to finish! Vikki Young @ Louise @ Blue Crayons @ Gloria @ Katherine @ Victoria @ Jennifer @ Kimberly @ Shana @ Deanna @ Marie @ Silver @ Shanta @ Felisa @ Becca @ Laura @ Geordie @ Cynthialoowho @

Friday, August 12, 2011

Creative By Design: Made some changes & a giveaway announcement

Creative By Design: Made some changes & a giveaway announcement: "Wow, three posts, I'm on a roll today! Okay my follower friends you can see I changed my title to Creative by Design from Fairyland. My hus..."

Saturday, August 6, 2011

1 Attempt at Jewelry Making

The other day I went to a jewelry making class.  I was wanting to learn how to make charms and such, but this was actually somewhat different.  Not to say I didn't learn anything, because I did learn something and I am also very proud of my new "Butterfly Bracelet"!  As the lady at the shop was adding up my beads for my bracelet the whole time I'm thinking this shouldn't be so bad, then she said about $32.  That's is when I thought Wow I had better learn a lot!  Yeah, and this didn't even include the sign up fee of $15.  I can't complain too much as I spend this and more on scrapbook stuff.  :-) Just thought I'd share a peek of this pricey creation I made. LOL

Travelogue/Circle Journal

I recently joined in with a group of ladies over a ScrapBeach and we each make a Journal that will pass through the hands of 4 other ladies and then our journal will return to us in about 5 months. We each had to choose a theme for our journals and I chose "Simple Pleasures".  Any Who, this is my Journal headed out on its journey.  The paper line is aptly called "Journey" from Authentique, which is so beautiful and very top quality!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Yummy Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes!

This recipe was shared with everyone through K-Love Radio Station, and I gave them a try and they were to die for.  Below is my picture of the ones I made.  Try them, you won't be sorry!!

For the cupcakes:  1 box Lemon Cake Mix
For the cupcake filling:  1 can Strawberry pie filling
1 jar Lemon pie filling
For the Glaze:
1 container frozen lemonade concentrate (thawed)
1 cup powdered sugar
For the Frosting: 1 jar Lemon Frosting
1 jar Strawberry Frosting

Directions Prepare, bake and cool the cupcakes according to package directions. After they've cooled, poke holes with a fork in the tops of the cupcakes. While the cupcakes are baking, puree the can of strawberry pie filling in a food processer or blender. Pour in the jar of lemon pie filling and blend the fillings together.
Also while the cupcakes are baking, mix together the lemonade concentrate and 1 cup powdered sugar until the sugar dissolves. Once the cupcakes have cooled, spoon the glaze over them. (I would recommend having something under your cooling rack to catch the runoff of the glaze.) Fill a decorating bag with the strawberry lemon filling. (Insert Bismarck tip 230 into the bag before you fill it with the filling.) Insert the tip in the top center of the cupcake and squeeze out a small amount of the strawberry lemon filling into the cupcake.