Sunday, November 30, 2014

Do You Want To Build A Snowman?

Guess who is up on the Creative Paperclay® blog?


Head on over to Creative Paperclay® Blog and see how to make this snowman!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Creative Paperclay® Ornament

Hi All-It is my turn up on the Creative Paperclay® blog!

I have a super easy ornament to make, did I say super easy? Yes I did!

Come on over and see how easy it is to make this ornament!

Let's go, HERE!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Vintage Kitchen my Recipes

 Vintage Kitchen

I seriously can't wait for these dies to come out!!!

They are so versatile.

My recipe for the Cocoa mug?

This one is a gift card holder                  This one is a mixed media painting 8 X 10 canvas
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This next sample is from a class that I took while Eileen was on the Paper Trail! I had to see Scotty and Eileen in person! I could not let them just pass me by. Eileen came to Colorado and by gosh I was going to see her! And I am happy to say, I was able to meet her and visit Scotty! I drove 3 hours down the hill just to see her! It was worth every minute!

Now in all honesty, I did not finish this in class! I was to busy talking and helping others! I ended up staying all day!

So here is my take with the Sugar Bowl and Creamer Set! (As taught by Eileen)

Cream and Sugar~What's not to love about these darling dies? You could use them flat on a card!
 OR..................assemble them to add little packs of tea or sugar or whatever treat you can think of!
I just used the spoon for this card.....simple and cute!

I love this Recipe Box die! You can use in in so many ways!
I used mine to make mini journal pages.

This final die that I was lucky enough to play with, is really going to be fun! I have already seen some pretty amazing things created with this Cookie Box die! This is my take on it, I just thought it would be cute to put some trinkets in. 
Hold my rings on my night stand. It could be a candy holder. 
One of the designers made it into a vintage cat for Halloween! So CUTE!
See it HERE!

I am sure you are going to LOVE the VINTAGE KITCHEN line!

I know I WILL have some in my stash for sure!!!

 Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Glue Dots® Blog Hop~Turkey Surprise Box

Turkey Surprise Box

This year I have focused the post on the kids. They show up and they are bored waiting for the turkey to get done. All these people wanting hugs. Give them something to do! You could prep this for the younger ones, or have the older kids help the younger ones. Either way it is a win, win!

Let's get started!

Materials needed

*Cardstock ~  red, orange, green, yellow, purple
*Wiggle eyes
*Small boxes (see tools)
*Template (optional as you could use your own drawing)


*Glue Dots® Lines
*Glue Dots® Craft
*Glue Dots® Mini
*Sizzix Die Cut Machine
*Eileen Hull/Sizzix Block/Cube 3D die


1. Die cut box - or purchase already made

2. Copy and cut out templates

3.Place Glue Dots® Lines on the flaps of box, all but one and assemble

4. Color box as desired

5. Place Craft Glue Dots® onto each feather and head. Adhere to the front of box

6. Place Mini Glue Dots® on beak, eyes, and gobbler (OK, what is the hanging thing called? LOL!) and adhere

***Optional-add name to the front and use for name place at table

***When they are finished, tell them you will fill it with a surprise and put it at the table. When they are finished eating, they may open the box for the surprise!

***Templates are included. Print out on 8 1/2" X 11"

For my recipe share, I am going to share one of my families favorite recipe. My late Mother in Law would make Chestnut Dressing for Thanksgiving and they all loved it! (I love it without the olives) It quickly became one of my Dads favorites also!

Chestnut Dressing

Large batch, just so you know

You will need

Brown all in 1 stick of butter
3 onions                           6 Stalks of Celery
3 pounds hamburger        1 pound of pork
1 can of water chestnuts chopped
2 1/2 teaspoons of salt (I don't add that much)
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1 1//2 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon celery seed
1 teaspoon sage
1/2 teaspoon thyme
16 green olives-sliced or chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup bread crumbs (the kind in the tin)
Mix together
chill overnight
Bake for 1 hour @ 350

So there you go, Turkey gift boxes for the kids and stuffing for the adults!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and don't forget to stop at the rest of the design team blogs!

Donna you are here

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