Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tuesday Tipz

Saturday is National Scrapbook Day! 
Start planning your projects now!


For intricate thin die cuts,
place a piece of wax paper between the die and the paper
before running it through the die cutter machine---
it will be easier to pop out the tiny cut pieces.

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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Thursday Treatz

Speedy Breakfast Sammies

Recipe by Laraine Perria via relish.com

4 multigrain English muffins, split
4 eggs
4 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp salt
Ground pepper
4 Tbsp shredded sharp cheddar cheese
4 Slices deli ham

1. Toast English muffins until crispy. Break an egg into each of 4 (3 inch) ramekins
coated with cooking spray. Add 1 Tbsp milk, 1/8 tsp salt and a bit of pepper to each.
     Beat with a fork until blended.
     Microwave on High, two bowls at a time, until eggs are set 1-2 minutes.
 2. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp cheese on top of each, cover with a plate until muffins are done.
 3. Place a slick of ham on each muffin bottom. Slide cooked egg on top of ham slice.
 4. Top with muffin top.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Wednesday Websitz

Retirement Time!

It's that time of year when Stampin'UP! gets ready for the new annual catalog.

The retired list is now online:


Click above, then click on the blog info about the retiring list.

PLEASE be aware--Stamps are available, but many other
products are already sold out, especially the consumable
products like paper and inks.

IF you are interested, please contact me, or Stampin'UP! before ordering
so we can check the updated product availability.


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Tuesday Tipz/Technique


Ok, I'm a day late, but this is still a fun technique to review.

I get in a 'rut' using just the black ink pad, so this short video is a
good refresher course in using different colors of markers on
stamps. Color different areas of the stamp with various inks.


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Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday Make Itz

Garden time!
(That is if it ever quits raining in Tennessee!) 
Here is a great idea to repurpose K-cups!

K-Cup Seed Starters

Recycle used K-Cup coffee pods to give your seeds a head start.

K-Cup seed starters
K-Cup Seed Starters
Ingenious seed starters made from used K-Cups are easy, green and economical. Collect them from friends, family and co-workers.
Gardeners, if you have a single-serve coffee brewer that uses those convenient little K-Cups, they make fabulous seed starters!
Empty a used cup and fill with potting soil; plant with seeds that you’re ready to sprout. The hole created by the coffee maker in the bottom of the cup lets water drain from the soil, and the coffee filter keeps the soil from spilling out with the water.
Gardener’s tip sent by H.C. Olson of Littleton,  Colorado
K-Cup Seed Starters Photography by Country Woman

Read more: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/home-garden/gardening-guide/k-cup-seed-starters/#ixzz3XqzXmlVu

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Thursday Treatz

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

April 2015--Good Housekeeping

1. In blender, pureee 2 very ripe lg. bananas until smooth.
    Add 3 lg. eggs, puree until combined
    Puree in 3/4 c. self-rising flower until just blended.

2. Lightly grease griddle or nonstick 12-in skillet: heat on med. for 1 min.

3. Dop batter onto hot griddle. Cook until bubbles start to form and edges look dry. Flip, cook  one to two more minutes until puffy and golden brown.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Wednesday Websitz


Google Tax Day 2015 Freebies to
find lists of free, or almost free, goodies.
Treat yourself!
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tuesday Tipz

Open the box and play with the toy. 

My sister came for an extended visit with our mom.
We decided that while mom was resting, we would learn new crafting techniques.
I was going through my supplies and found products that I had never opened.
I took those to mom's and we enjoyed playing with the 'new' toys.
I went home and decided I wasn't going to 'save' this or that for later.
Life is too short! Enjoy it now!
Use the expensive soap, eat the yummy goodies, wear the new sweater,
then savor the memories!

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Monday Make Itz


It's time to garden! Here is a fun craft to save those leftover seeds.

click here to download pattern


  • Printer or small envelope 
  • Paper or lightweight card stock 
  • Glue 
  • Dried seeds 


  1. Print the free downloadable envelope pattern. No printer? Open all flaps of a small envelope and trace the shape onto desired paper or card stock.
  2. Cut out envelope.
  3. Fold flaps in; glue one side flap to the other before gluing bottom flap shut.
  4. Fill your packet with seeds. Glue the top flap shut and label.
Note: Open-pollinated varieties of seeds like bachelor’s buttons, purple coneflower and columbine are best for sharing.
Bright idea: “Before packaging, dry seeds in a shallow dish to prevent mold,” Country Woman reader Nancy Owens suggests. “Mix every so often so they are completely dry.”
DIY Seed Packets Photography by Country Woman.

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday Websitz


A fun new way to use embossing folders for backgrounds.

Click on the short video to watch the how-to:


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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

Monday Make Itz

Home Made Craft Dough

(I hear rumors of a summer visit from the Grands, so I'm starting to
plan Oma/Grand craft projects.  I've also seen this recipe
made with unsweetened drink mixes for color and scent!)


  • Salt 
  • Water 
  • Flour 
  • Food coloring 
  • Recycled jars 
  • Paint 
  • Labels 


  1. Mix together 1 cup each of salt and water with 2 cups of flour. Add more flour as needed for good consistency.
  2. Divide into six balls.
  3. Mix food coloring thoroughly into each ball.
  4. Place dough balls in clean recycled jars.
  5. Paint lids to match.
  6. Add color labels.
EDITOR’S NOTE: Refrigerated play dough will keep for several weeks.
Photo by Country Woman Magazine.

Read more: http://www.countrywomanmagazine.com/project/homemade-play-dough/#ixzz3WXH51DOy

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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friday Freebeez


Need an idea to decorate Easter Eggs?
Check out the free download coloring page on marthastewart.com
Download, print on lightweight paper, use on the eggs.
Or, print on heavier papaer and use for coloring pages or papercrafts!

click here
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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

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