Thursday, March 31, 2011

Still Lovin' the Black and White

Hi All! A quick post today - another Black and White card using those pretty Bold Black and White digi papers from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff! I just love how you can print one sheet of paper, cut it down and make 4 card fronts. Super quick, super easy and super frugal. I also love this stamp set Lindsay gave me - I have used it often - thank you!
Here are a few of her gorgeous and fun digi papers that you can buy at Mygrafico!

Thanks for stopping by, and be sure to stop by Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for great inspiration, information, and of course fun freebies! Happy crafting, Everyone!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quick and Easy Inspirational Cards

Hello Everyone! I made this card in no time at all this morning, starting with these Bold Black and White Papers from LINDSAY'S STAMP STUFF. Lindsay is having a 30% off Spring Sale today through Saturday, so be sure to go to her Mygrafico Shop and check it out!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone! Just a quick post to let you know Mygrafico is having a 40% off sale to celebrate, so be sure to go on over and do some shopping!
Here is a preview of one of Lindsay's new sets (40% off today).

Hop on over to Thefrugalcrafter's Weblog for a fun tutorial on how to use this set as iron on transfers for your t-shirts plus a fun St. Patrick's Day freebie!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Comfort Cookies

We all have comfort food, don't we? That food that whenever you eat it, it just makes everything better. At least for a while. And I think that food can be different, depending on what kind of comfort we are seeking, depending on what kind of memories are tied to it.
I have loved cooking (and eating) since I was little. My mom loved to bake. One particular treat I have been thinking about a lot lately is my mom's Pineapple Cookies. I remember her making them; so light and fluffy and mmmm...I even remember when she gave me her brand new recipe box with all the blank cards and asked me to copy some of her favorites onto them (she always hated her handwriting). I remember sitting on the floor at our coffee table, copying recipes and feeling so important.
As I was doing some spring cleaning last week, I stumbled on a box of her old recipes and cook books, and yes, you guessed it, I found the Pineapple Cookie recipe! I was happy and sad all at the same time. I decided to go ahead make a batch. I wasn't sure how they would turn out. Would they taste as good as I remembered? I followed the recipe, just like she would have; hand mixer, flour sifter, and really using a teaspoon to drop the batter onto the cookie sheet - no fancy cookie scoops in my mom's kitchen! Well, not back then anyway...
As the cookies were cooling, I made a cup of tea. You can't have cookies without tea, you know. Mmmm...they were delicious. They were every bit as good as I remembered. Except my mom wasn't here, and I was lonely. So I packed up a basket filled with cookies and tea and took my treasure to visit a friend and share with her. And isn't that what comfort is really all about?

Here is the recipe for those of you who would like to try it:

Pineapple Cookies

3/4 cup Crisco
1 cup crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Walnuts (optional)
Cream shortening and sugar, add beaten eggs. Add pineapple, then flour, sifted together with the salt, soda and powder. Drop by teaspoons full and bake at 400 degrees F about 10 to 12 minutes.

One of my favorite pictures of my mom. I miss her so much.

What is your comfort food? I would love to know. Tell me your story...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last Chance for ProMarker Giveaway!

Today is the last day for a chance to win a set of these fabulous markers! Details below:

Lindsay's Giving Away ProMarkers!

My good friend Lindsay is giving away a set of ProMarkers over on her blog! CHECK IT OUT! She also has an awesome video on her blog and if you surf around her other posts you will find wonderful project ideas and freebies! It's a blog you can't afford to miss!!! Swing by and say HI!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cute as a Button

Hi Everyone! Happy Friday! Today I made this "canvas". It measures 8 1/2 x 11. OK, really, it is just plain ol' cardboard - probably a ceral box, but "canvas" sounds way more artsy. :) I started with this cute Owl Tree stamp from Lindsay's ShopHandmade Store and it's only $1!! I had it in my stash and thought it would be fun to use again. You can also find tons of fun stamps, papers and SVGs in her Mygrafico Shop.
The buttons on the tree were made with a sizzix die that I found at Joann's (40% off) and some hemp. If you don't have a button die, you can make your own buttons with a paper punch. Click HERE to go to a fabulous tutorial by our very own Lindsay and she will show you how! That's all for today. Have a great weekend!!!

I am entering this project in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge Blog: Die Cuts
Die Cut Dreams Challenge Blog: Spring Garden Scene


Card stock: Bazzil
Patterned Paper: basic grey
Stickers: basic grey
Stamp: inkadinkado
Flowers: Prima
Brads: Recollections
Pearls: Queen & Company
Digi Stamp: Lindsay's Stamp Stuff
Corner Punch: Stampin' Up