Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sneak Peek Sunday MBT Guest Designer

Hi everyone I would like to share my very first Sneak Peek Sunday project with you.

All the materials listed below that you will see in this project will be available from MBT! 
The project is a 12 x 12 layout of my daughter's 9th birthday.  The materials used from MBT were:
Teresa Collins Everyday Moments paper collection cut strips
Satin String for making flower (NEW)
Acrylic gem flower 
Blue ruffled trim
Light yellow floral spray (NEW)
Mini Ivory Daisy trim
Mini carnations (NEW)
Silver mesh bling

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pretty in Pink Switchplate MBT design team project

Here is a project for MBsTreasurista design team.  The project is a very simple pretty in pink switch plate for my daughter's room.  The products I used were:

Acrylic bright pink flower
Copic colored paper rose flowers
Bright pink mesh bling trim

Links below:


Thank you card MBT Design team project

Here is my very first project for MBsTreasurista design team.  The project is a very simple thank you card but made with all of her beautiful flowers and trim/ribbons.  The products I used were:

Teresa Collins Everyday Moments papers
Yellow mesh butterflies
Curly flowers
Rose paper flowers
Light blue leafy trim
Satin ribbon in navy blue
Butterfly bead for stick pin
Mini carnations

Links below:



Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Wood Veneers for sale from Diana...awesome

Here is where you can find her veneers for sale amazing prices all under $1.00.

You make each day a little brighter...

Here are a few atc's I created for a swap over at with a summer theme.  I didn't want to do a beach theme because I wanted to do something a little different.  I found this old stamp from a set I purchased from Stampin' Up and thought it was appropriate for little ones enjoying their summer in the flower garden.  I added flowers at the side and then a butterfly from MBsTreasurista zibbet store.

Guest designer for MBsTreasurista

Sunday, June 17, 2012

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY & special savings MbsTreasurista

I want to send a special shout out to my dad for father's day.  I remember growing up I couldn't wait for him to get home because I always loved when we would either go outside in the evenings and pass ball or play board games inside.  I think how terribly tiring it must've been to work all day long and come home and have to entertain a hyper kid like I was.  Thanks dad, somehow he always found the energy to keep up with me and now he still does with my daughter.   I used to love going to work with him sometimes on Saturdays because I loved to sit and watch him paint, maybe that's why I love crafting now. 

Speaking of crafting, thanks to all those dad's out there you can head over to Mb's Treasurista for an amazing Father's Day sale.  So check it out for some great crafty items!!!

Click here for the MB'sTreasurista store

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hawaiian luau summer party video

Every year we have a summer party to get my daughter and all her friends together because she has no siblings and it gets a little lonely for her here.  She has a few friends we spend more quantity time with but most of the friends from school we don't see all that often so I let her have a tea party one year, an american girl summer party another and this year it's a hawaiian luau.  I got a lot of idea from pinterest and am so excited to do some of these things to have fun with the great weather and craftiness we so love to obtain.  Here are the invitations first of all, handmade by me completely I had to create a template to make these but I think they turned out really well.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Watermelon thank you's!!

I had a few thank you's to make and this was the most appropriate design for the beginning of summer, I love the little watermelon look-a-likes and had to share these with you.  Super simple to make.

Materials needed:

Stampin up scallop sizzix die or any scallop die
Green, red, white cardstock
circle cutter
black marker 
white flowers
some pearl bling

Sunday, June 3, 2012

CVS deals of the day June 3, 2012

CVS deal today =

 Trans. #1 Crest mouthwash $5.99 (qu 2) = $11.98 get $10.00 ECB
 Oral b toothbrush  $2.77(qu2)  =     $5.54  get $4.00 ECB
 Speedstick deo for men $2.99  =      $2.99 get $2.00 ECB
 Dove mens body wash  2 for $9. & womens 2 for $7 spend $15.00=$5.00 ECB

Paid $39.50 and got $21.00 in ECB

Trans #2  Bought 5 head & shoulder shampoos $6.29 each  get $10.00 ECB with $30 purchase

Total $31.45
       -  21.00 use ECB's from previous transaction
Paid   $10.45 got $10 ECB

Trans #3 Buy General Mills cereals 3 for $9.00 use $1.00 manf coupon pay $8.00
              buy 3 GE cereals get $1.00 ECB
          CVS coupon skinny flavored water BOGO $1.67 each                        $1.67
           Illy Ismo coffee drink CVS coupon $1.00 off                                    $2.18

Total $11.85
Use   -10.00 ECB
Pay $1.85 get $1.00 ECB for next purchase

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Making strawberry jammie jammers

So after 35 years most people would think that they would know how to make strawberry jam.  Nope, not me.  I grew up with a very close knit family, of which now has recently fallen slowly apart.  My previous post might have explained but we are in the midst of a grandmother (and grandfather) from opposite sides of the family who are dealing with alzheimers.  My grandmother was a super duper cook and that was her love language.  The woman could sew, cook, bake, garden, crochet and hem things or fix things or get out stains like no other.  There was no other woman in the world like her and I miss her terribly but I am learning the best way to embrace her and her history is to become what she once was.  I'm learning how to garden.  I'm learning how to embrace sewing.  Finally after hating to cook, I can say I am learning how to enjoy the domestic bliss of the kitchen.  I still do not fully enjoy cooking or embrace it to the extreme, but I am learning as I walk through each step of doing what she did well, I feel like I am holding onto a little part of her.  AAAAAnd so that brings me to my new post, JAM!  Anytime we needed jam we went to mommom's house and she always had jam for us, her church bazaar would sell it and we would buy it and always have it on stock so when she isn't around to make sure we are well stocked what do you do.  Well, for a while I pissed and moaned and then a few women took pity on me and decided I was worth teaching the basics to, they put some time and effort into this spoiled little brat and taught her how to love herself through the history of her grandma and embracing the STRAWBERRY JAM girl inside.  After 6qts of strawberries and 18 full cup containers I can say the freezer is stocked with strawberry jammie jammers and my heart is full!♥  Love you mommom, I know she would be so proud!

I followed the Suregel package and this is how we made it:

Mashed 6qts of strawberries with a meat tenderizer, I know, I know I didnt' have a potato masher.
Mixed the strawberries with 12 cups of sugar, oh yes it's a sugary messy gooey sticky sweet mess.
Mix thoroughly till sugar feels almost dissolved.

Boiled 6 containers of sure gel with 4.5 cups of water on the stove for 1 minute. 

Mix strawberry mixture with suregel let dissolve rest of sugar entirely, stir constant for 3 minutes.

Pour into freezer safe containers and serve.  Make sure when you pour into containers you leave 1/2 inch at the top for it to expand. 

Done!  Refridgerate for 6 days Freeze for up to 1 year.  Super Simple!

So at 35 yrs old I am so proud to say I have made my first Strawberry Jam ever!

Come back soon as I hope to make Strawberry Tarts next!  If you would like the recipe for that leave me a message!  ~Kelly