Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Stamp Camp Card # 1

Here's a sneak peak at Card # 1 for Friday nights stamp camp!! The flower image utilizes our new "mixed bunch" punch from the SU catalog!

Be sure you reserved your spot!!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Last Call - Stamp Camp is Friday night!

This is the last call for the stamp camp on Friday night!

Date: 3/2/2012
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Julie's house (if new, email me for the addy!)
Cost: $20
How many Cards: We will make 10 cards total (2 each of 5 designs). Sentiments can be changed on most of the cards if you need more of a certain "type" of card.
RSVP to reserve your spot today - space is limited.

Important things to know: All supplies are provided except adhesive.
Monthly stamp camps are for adults. (Please contact me if interested in classes for kids!) Bring your own adhesive of choice. I recommend glue dots AND double sided tape or snail adhesive. Drinks and light snacks provided too. I have stations set up with a full color sample and instructions so you can stamp & assemble the cards. You go at your own pace and there is someone available to help you if you have question along the way. Envelopes are not provided. Take home instructions are available for an additional $1.00

Sunday, February 26, 2012

New Year's Resolution Update...

Who is keeping up with their New Year's Resolutions? I am doing great on some of them and so-so on others. So far so good with the crafting ones...this is my set of 12 Christmas/Holiday cards that I made for February. I actually made a few extra too - yippee. Keeping them simple helps me to make sure that I get them done. I love doing it this way because If I stay on track, I will actually have over 100 holiday cards done before November 1st and I can then just focus on making sure I get a good family photo - haha!

The snowman is accented with some glitter glue so he glistens in real life.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Recipe Time: Crockpot Gyros

I made this yesterday night for the family. It had mixed reviews....1/2 the family gobbled it up and begged for more, 1/4 of the family thought it was good, but for the money spent on some of the ingrediants (since they weren't on sale) didn't see the savings of making it at home and the other 1/4 of the family wouldn't touch it - LOL. I do recommend you try it at least once though if you love gyro's like we do!!

Crockpot Gyros

1 lb ground veal
1/2 lb ground turkey
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp kosher salt
2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 large onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 lemon (OR 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice)
Pita or Flat bread Rounds
Feta Cheese
Chopped lettuce
Tzatziki Sauce


In a bowl, combine ground veal and ground turkey. Add paprika, salt, pepper and oregano. Place in food processor and pulse until well condensed.

Place chopped onion and garlic at the bottom of slow cooker. Mold meat mixture into a medium sized loaf. Place loaf over the top of the onion and garlic in slow cooker.

Slice lemon in half and squeeze over the top of the meatloaf.

Cover and cook 4-5 hours on HIGH.

Slice meat and serve in pita bread with lettuce, tomato, tzatziki, and feta cheese.

Recipe Credit: Rainydaygal (original)
Recipe and Photo Credit: JW Illustrations/Jessica Weible for condensing it

Friday, February 17, 2012

February's Stamp Camp is going to be held on Friday March 2nd

Wow. The month is more than 1/2 way over and it's a short month to boot! ACK!. That brings me to stamp camp....The February Stamp Camp is going to be held on Friday March 2nd. Mark your calendars now.
More details soon once I figure out some cards. But the basics all remain the same....
Date: 3/2/12
Time: 6:30
Place: my house
Food/Drinks provided
Cost: $20
Bring your own adhesive....yada, yada, yada.

Hope you can make it!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pixie Stick Bouquet Craft Class

For February the kids did a pixie stick bouquet class at the class I taught at school. Sorry for the washed out colors on's really much more vibrant in real life...I had to take the pic inside with a flash late at night.

Lots of punches and some gems/jewels create cute little flowers out of the pixie sticks. Put them in a clear glass vase or small glass wtih some paper shreds, tie a ribbon and viola!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Thank you note

Yeah, I know I already have a ton of thank you notes, but I found a "cute little kit" that was on clearance in my stash and decided to put it to good use. The kiddo's received a late holiday gift and I made them write their thank you note in it. I tweaked the kit a smidgen adding the gems on the side with some corresponding c/s that wasn't included in the kit. Still it's a simple creation.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Kid Cards Valentine Cupid

Here's the final valentine that the kids did at their class.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Kids Cards - Valentine Love Birds

Here's the 2nd card from the kids class.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Kids Cards - Valentine Cupcake

I did a kids cards valentine's class at the local school. Here's the first one. They love anything with cupcakes :) I have a set of 8 "holiday themed cupcakes" that I love and bought just to use with the kiddo's. It's been a big hit so far.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stamp Camp Card # 5

Here's the final card from the January Stamp Camp.
It's perfect for a boy that loves nature/animals.

Stamp Camp Card # 4

Here's our 4th card from January's stamp camp. It using the cute SU set called TRENDY TREES.