Archive | January, 2012

Pinterest Thursday-Pizza Puffs

19 Jan

Pinterest Thursday is back!  🙂

Today I wanted to share a recipe that I tried from Pinterest.

Pizza Puffs

pin found here

I made them for a New Year’s Eve party we had, and I made them again for a potluck this past Sunday-both to rave reviews.  They are delicious!  I didn’t make the sauce-just the puffs.  The second time I made them, I didn’t have enough italian cheese, so I did 1/2 cup of italian, and 3/4 cup cheddar, and actually liked them even better.  My only caution is to make SURE you spray the pan really well, or they won’t come out easily.  Totally loved this, and will make them again and again as they are so easy-and delicious!  🙂


Practical Scrappers Popping Paper

17 Jan

Today Practical Scrappers is featuring projects that use paper in a three-dimensional way.

Here is my card:

Supplies: Paper: American Crafts; Gems: Kaiser; Silhouette

This will make the perfect wedding card-love how it turned out.  🙂

To see more ideas, visit the Practical Scrappers blog today!

Happy Birthday Card!

16 Jan

Happy Birthday to my brother!  🙂


Pardon My Absence!

12 Jan

Pardon my absence from the blog for the next few days.  I am moving my craft room to the basement-a huge job to be sure!

I will post some new projects next week!  🙂

2012 Calendar

11 Jan

Just a quick post to show you a basic calendar I made to use for this year.  I used my Bind-It-All, a free download to print the calendar (sorry-can’t remember from where), Echo Park paper, and some misc. embellishments.  I really didn’t want to go all out-just wanted something I could write on.  I figured if I could make my own, and use up some scrappy supplies in the process-why not?  🙂

I put little icons on the days something special was happening-birthday, holiday, etc., and just wrote them below to leave myself room to still write things in on those dates.  I have included pictures of January and February so that you can get the idea.  They all pretty much look the same-just used different colors (March is green, etc.)

So there you go-basic, but does the job!

Have a great day!

Scrapbook News and Review x8!

9 Jan

I was notified today that I will have seven layouts and one card in the January issue of Scrapbook News and Review magazine-how fun!  🙂

2011 Year in Review

8 Jan

I know we are already a week into 2012, but here is a little review of 2011 in my crafty world!

First, here are my 10 favorite layouts from the year (in no particular order):

Things I Love About Me

Sweet Boy

My 10 favorite cards (in random order):

MFT Congratulations

And, a few of my favorite Christmas cards:

Some of my favorite projects:

My crafty goals for 2011 were:

-Make 100 cards (made 145)
-Make 36 layouts (made 51-thanks to The Mother LOAD!)
-Make 20 misc. projects (made 47)

-Join a design team (I submitted to 12 teams, and was accepted on two-The Paper Variety and Practical Scrappers-YAY!)
-Get published in a paper magazine (didn’t happen, although I really only submitted a few projects-will have to work on this goal in 2012!)
-Submit at least 5 projects for publication every month (I submitted 67, and 37 were accepted!)

I was also featured on The Paper Variety in February, and on the Echo Park blog in May and November-SO cool!!!!

So, I did pretty darn good on my 2011 crafty goals-only one I didn’t meet, got some fun features that I wasn’t expecting, and also won some fun scrappy goodies too-made for a fun year!

Here’s to another fun and creative year in 2012! 🙂