Friday, April 29, 2011

Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40 Day 5 & 6

I am having some serious internet issues.  It is taking forever for anything to load and pictures are just about impossible for some reason.  I didn't want to disappoint anyone that was looking for more file though so I am going to post them. 

The first file is not  wine inspired...  I know I meant for it to be but I can't get it to cut properly and I don't want to post a file you can't use.    As soon as I get it working I will share it.  The day five file is the star border group.  I love this file and have come up with many uses for it.  I hope you enjoy it as well.  Here is the link

The next file is kinda wine inspired.  It is different glasses.  There are 4 glasses one of which is a martini glass that I have great plans for.  These glasses will go with tomorrow's project and file give away.  Here is the link.

I hope you can find a use for these and tomorrow I plan to post a project or two as long as the internet is being reasonable.  Enjoy your weekend and let me know if you like the files.  I am think about doing weekly file give aways and would appreciate feedback if anyone is interested.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40 day 4

Wow, it is day 4 already!  Time flies when you are having fun.  So, you may have noticed from my selection of MTC files that I like wine.  Well, I do like wine and I have tons of pictures to scrap from a trip to an awesome vineyard.  Here is today's project...

Here is a little bit better close up of the cut file.  You get the words, bottles and labels.  As always feel free to make it your own and change it up and please let me know what you think.  Click here for the file.

I haven't tried it yet but I am betting the bottles could be manipulated to resemble other types of bottles.  I think if they were shorter and maybe fatter they could be beer bottles... can't you just see a "99 bottles of beer" LO?  I can totally see that.  Maybe next road trip....  Have a great day! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Lordy, Lordy Look Who's 40 day 3

Welcome to the 3rd day of my blog hop.  Today I have a project and a cut file with an example... it is a bad example but it is an example... lol.

Here is my project first.

This is a real simple card but I like how it turned out.  The roses are handmade and spritzed with Smoosh Spritz.  I love this stuff!  I made this card for my sister who has had a rough couple of days.

Ok and now the file...  This file is for a wine gift tag.  I have no idea what I was thinking when I sized it... maybe I was thinking that wine bottles are the same size as me?  Who knows?  Anyways... I resized it and it should be fine now.  If not the file can be resized to suit your needs.  Here is the file

See what I mean the tag is as big as the bottle.  I would have recut it but my mat is not sticky.  I guess tomorrow I will be resticking it and tomorrow I have one of my favorite cut files for you.  I am really looking forward to hearing what you think. 

A big  thank you to all my new followers and I am loving all the comments keep them coming and make sure if you have a blog you leave a link so I can follow you! 

Make sure you check out all the other blogs in the hop you never know what you are going to find and there is some great blog candy out there. 

Jenn ~
Jill ~
Jackie ~
Susan ~
Gill ~
Martha -
Paula ~
Anita ~

Monday, April 25, 2011

Lordy, Lordy blog hop day 2

First off I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes, comments and all the love.  I had a fantastic day but I was a slacker.  I didn't finish my project for today instead I ended up helping my son clean the chicken coop.  I know, I know life doesn't get more exciting than that... lol.  I also got a fabulous birthday surprise from a dear friend and I ended up spraying some Smooch Spritz on every scrap of paper I could find.  I think I might be in love.  Hopefully tomorrow you will see projects that have been Spritzed. 

Here is a picture of todays file give away.  I think any of these sayings would be great cut in vinyl.  If I had any wall space left I know I would be tempted to cut the "wine a bit ~ you'll feel better" to go in my kitchen. I hope you enjoy!

This file includes the shadow on a separate page.  Just click here to get your file and then have fun!  Be sure to come back tomorrow I promise I will have atleast one project and another file and please make sure to check out the other blogs to see what new projects they have and make sure to leave comments there is some great blog candy out there. 

Jenn ~
Jill ~
Jackie ~
Susan ~
Gill ~
Martha -
Anita ~

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Lordy, Lordy, Look Who's 40 Blog hop

Yep, it's me.  Today is my 40th birthday.  It seems hard to believe...  I decided that it would be fun to have a blog hop to celebrate.  This was my first time hosting a hop and I know I made mistakes but, the group of ladies I have in this hop have just been awesome.  It has been a lot of fun for me and I hope for them as well. 

Here is my project.

I have a hot date with my wonderful husband planned and I plan on taking pics to go on this LO. 

Here is our line up.  Some ladies will have a project each day so make sure you follow along all week and leave everyone some love.  I will have a project each day and I will be giving away MTC cut files each day from now until May 2nd.  All you have to do is leave a comment on each project.   Today's give away is the grape file from my LO.   Follow this link to download the file and make sure you come back tomorrow for another file give away.   

Jenn ~
Jill ~
Jackie ~
Susan ~
Gill ~
Martha -
Paula ~
Anita ~

Monday, April 18, 2011

A really bright card!

The weather is dark, damp and gloomy so I decided to create something bright and cheerful.  Get your sunglasses ready....

The card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2

Red CS 4 x 5 1/4
Bright green CS 3 3/4 x 5
Bazzil Swiss Dots ~ Black cut with my Nesties
Digi image from here
Rhinestones and black Cat's Eye chalk.

Have a wonderful day!!!!  :D

The Scrapoholics MTC DT Challenge

It's almost Easter and The Scrapoholic has some great cut files.  Here is the one I chose to use.  My E decided  not to cooperate tonight so this didn't turn out like I was hoping but, here it is!

I used.....
Cut file from The Scrapoholic
Misc. cardstock ~ purple, gray, cream
Jolee's stickers (for the flowers)
Computer generated sentiment
The purple background was embossed with the CB and cut to size with Deckle scissors.

Thanks for looking and please check out what the other design team members created. 

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chocolate, I needed chocolate!

I have not been feeling crafty lately but I have been craving chocolate.  I found a make a mix cookbook about a week ago and so today I decided to try out a recipe. 

Brownie Mix

6 cups AP flour
4 tsp baking powder
4 tsp salt
8 cups sugar
1 (8 oz) can unsweetened cocoa
2 cups vegetable shortening

In a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt.  Add sugar and cocoa.  Blend well.  With a pastry blender, cut in shortening until evenly distributed.  Put into a large airtight container.  Label and store in a cool, dry place.  Use within 10-12 weeks.  Makes about 17 cups of brownie mix. 


2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups brownie mix
1/2 cup chopped nuts or chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350*.  Grease and flour an 8 inch square pan.  In a medium bowl, combine eggs, vanilla and brownie mix.  Beat until smooth.  Stir in nuts.  Pour into prepared pan.  Bake 30-35 minutes, until edges separate from pan.  Cool and cut into 2 inch bars.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar or frost.

I made these brownies tonight and let me tell you I think I am feeling crafty again.  I used a combination of chocolate and peanut butter chips and it was yummy, I mean really, really yummy.  Try this,  your taste buds and your creativity will thank you!  Hopefully this weekend I will be sharing more recipes that you can make with this mix. 

Recipe copied from Make-A-Mix Cookery HP Books copyright 1978