Wednesday, January 30, 2008

My CraftNite project


So, Tuesday nights are CraftNite. We have such a great time. This was my craftiness from last night. I saw a similar project in GiftMaker magazine.

Supplies:
Frame from Walmart
Wall hooks from Walmart
SU Four Seasons Designer Series Paper
SU chipboard letter

I have a couple more projects to upload, but they are on the other computer.

Monday, January 28, 2008

REMINDER: BACK UP YOUR PICTURES!

Just a friendly reminder to back up your pictures.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cimmanon rolls - That is what my kids call them




I thought I would share my recipe for cimmanon rolls. These are the best evah!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

Recipe By :n/a
Serving Size : 12 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Breads/Rolls

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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=== DOUGH ===
3/4 cup buttermilk
3 tablespoons water
1 large egg
1/4 cup buter
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 1/3 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons bread machine yeast
=== FILLING ===
1/2 cup toasted nuts -- chopped
1/4 cup brown sugar - (packed)
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter
=== GLAZE ===
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 teaspoons milk

Add dough ingredients to the bread machine pan in the order suggested by your manufacturer. Select the dough/manual cycle.

When cycle is complete, remove dough from machine to a lightly floured surface. If necessary, knead in enough flour to make dough easy to handle. If dough is too elastic, cover and let rest for 10 minutes before shaping. Meanwhile, for filling, mix together the nuts, brown sugar, cinnamon and butter.

Divide dough in half. Roll half of dough into a 9- by 8-inch rectangle. Spread with half of the filling mixture. Beginning at long end, roll up tightly like a jelly roll. Pinch seam to seal. With sharp knife, cut into 6 equal slices. Repeat with remaining dough and filling. Place all the rolls, cut-sides up, into one greased 9- by 9- by 2-inch baking pan.

Cover dough and let rise in a warm, draft-free place until almost doubled in size, 20 to 30 minutes. Bake rolls at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until done. Cool slightly; remove from pan. Drizzle Glaze over warm rolls. Serve warm.

This recipe yields 12 rolls.


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I actually do have plans to stamp today. The weather here is horribly windy and cold. *shiver*

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Spring Card Template/Tutorial

Start with a 10"x5" piece of cardstock. Score and trim according to template.



Fold sides toward the back.



Adhere the front of the diamond down.
*disregard the score line on the diamond. I was trying to get the measurements correct*

DECORATE!!!

Spring Card *whew* & SCS Color Challenge

I have been trying to figure out the scoring and cutting dimensions on a 'Spring Card'. Finally, tonight it all came together for me!!!

Here is my finished card.

Stamps: Time Well Spent
Paper: Barely Banana, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Inks: Blue Bayou
Accessories: SU markers, Sakura Stardust pen
Technique: Spring Card

I'm working on the tutorial/template for this card tonight. I hope to have it posted in a little bit. I love the challenge of figuring out how something works. This one took me a while to get it just right.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

More Hanna in the Rain

I love this Bob Dylan quote.



Card Recipe:
Stamps: Hanna Stamps, CTMH sentiment "Follow Your Dreams"
Paper: SU Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Wild Wasabi
Ink: Palette Noir, Versamark
Accessories: SU Basic Black ribbon, White Organza ribbon, pop up dots, Sakura Stardust pen, Prismacolor Markers, SU Crystal Effects

This Hanna set is so stained... errrr.... loved.


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Hanna needed Bling

I was playing with my Hanna Stamps last night. I got a set of Prismacolor markers for Christmas from Jeff. I am finally getting the hang of coloring with them. I have a couple more things to post, but I need to photograph them first.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Baby shower gift set

Sunday we had a baby shower for my friend Beth. It was a blast! This is the note card set I made for her.




Beth has baby girl, Donavyn, and is adopting baby boy, Gabriel from Guatemala. He gets to come home real soon. Everyone is really looking forward to meeting him. I hope Beth and her husband have a good trip.

Tonight is CRAFTNITE! My favorite day of the week.