Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Baking Part II

Hello once more for today! :) Here is the second half of my baking fun for today!

One pretty bunny...

Two pretty bunnies...


I used the same recipe as the Stain Glass Window cookies. I added 2 Tbsp. of cocoa to make the darker ones. I made a buttercream icing for the cookies and the "grass" and the tail is done with unsweetened shredded coconut. I need to invest in some more decorating tools, and maybe take a decorating class;) I will add it to the list of things I would like to do! 

And that is the end of my baking for today:)
I still have 80 more cookies to ice. But I froze them to do the day before Easter when my company comes! This is my first year hosting a holiday so I am pretty excited! (may have to blog about it after)
This batch of iced cookies is going to my hubby's work! Hope they like 'em!

~happy crafting!~

Great Mother's Day Project

I just saw this neat project on Tip Junkie's FB page. I thought I would feature this great Mother's Day Idea from design.wash.rinse.repeat. 



~happy crafting!~

Easter Baking!

Happy Spring Afternoon Everyone!

My friend Jennifer told me about stain glass window cookies. Regular sugar cookies with the centres cut out (before baking) and filled with crushed lifesavers...what a cool idea!

My son, Adam "helping" momma bake!

This is a before picture! I used tinfoil to help the melting process of the candy! (and helps for clean up on cookie sheets)
*If anyone has any tips or tricks on how to crush candy without making a mess, it would be much appreciated! *

I put a full pack of lifesavers in a Ziploc bag, and used my wooden rolling pin to beat the daylight out of the candy:) It worked out ok, but I need to crush them finer next time!

Finished product! Yumm!

Stain Glass Window Cookies

1 Cup Shortening
2 Cups Sugar
2 Eggs
1 Cup Sour Cream
2 tsp. Vanilla
1 tsp. Salt (I have cut out salt of baking and it seems to work just fine)
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Baking Powder
5 Cups Flour (more for rolling)
1 Cup crushed candy (lifesavers work best)

Cream together shortening, sugar, and eggs. Add remaining ingredients and mix well to form a soft dought. Roll out dough and cut into any sized circle, and a mini circle cut out of middle. Place on cookie sheet with tinfoil. Put some crushed candy in centre just enough to reach edge of mini circle. Put in oven for 8-12 minutes @ 350 degrees.

Monday, April 11, 2011

a couple L.O.L moments

I saw this posted on T-RAY's blog, and thought it was hilarious! Enjoy! 
Dear Noah,
We could have sworn you said the ark wasn't leaving till 5.

Dear Icebergs,
Sorry to hear about the global warming. Karma's a b****.
The Titanic

Dear America,
You produced Miley Cyrus. Bieber is your punishment.


Dear Yahoo,
I've never heard anyone say, "I don't know, let's Yahoo! it..." just


Dear 2010,
So I hear the best rapper is white and the president is black? WTF

Dear Windshield Wipers,
Can't touch this.
That Little Triangle


Dear Rose,
There was definitely room on that Door for the both of us.
PS, you let go


Dear Saturn,
I liked it, so I put a ring on it.

Dear Fox News,
So far, no news about foxes.

Dear jf;ldsfa/kvsmmklnn,
Please lknvfdmv.xvn.
Sincerely, Stevie Wonder


Dear Nickleback,
That's enough.
Sincerely, The World

Dear Skin-Colored Band Aids,
Please make one for every skin color.
Sincerely, Black people


Dear Osama Bin Laden,
Sincerely, United States


Dear World of Warcraft,
Thank you for ensuring my son's virginity.
Sincerely, Parents Everywhere

Dear Anne Frank,
Two can play this game....
Sincerely, Waldo

Dear Batman,
What was your power again?
Sincerely, Superman

Dear Customers,
Yes, we ARE making fun of you in Vietnamese.
Sincerely, Nail Salon Ladies

Dear Global Warming,
You're the best imaginary friend ever!
Sincerely, Al Gore

Dear Ugly People,
You're welcome.
Sincerely, Alcohol


Dear Mr. Gump
WTF are you talking about? There's a little diagram on the lid that tells
you EXACTLY what you're gonna get....
Sincerely, Jenny

Dear Katy Perry,
I liked the kiss too.
Sincerely, Justin Beiber


Dear Martin Luther King Jr.
I have a dream within a dream within a dream within another dream.... What
Leonardo Di Caprio

Dear World,
Please stop freaking out about 2012. Our calendars ends there because some
Spanish d-bags invaded our country and we got a little busy ok?
The Mayans

Dear Snooki,
Willy Wonka


Dear White People,
Don't you just hate immigrants?
Native Americans

Dear iPhone,
Please stop spellchecking all of my rude words into nice words. You piece of
Every iPhone User


Dear Giant Spider on the Wall,
Please die. Please die. Please die. Please die. CRAP! Where did you go?

Dear Dr. Phil,
Look man, there's only room for one fake doctor in this world and I was here
Dr. Pepper

Awesome Blog!

Just stopped in at Hi Sugarplum!  and they have a FABULOUS giveaway over there! Head on over and check it out! It ends on April 14th! Winner announced on the 15th:)

Mini Shoebox Tea/Coffee Bin

Here is a mini project that I did this afternoon while hanging around the house:)

I was clearing out my snack/coffee tea cupboard and needed a bit more storage:) So I just took a shoe box and used Glue Dots and funky paper to cover it!

Simplest project around;)

~Happy Crafting~ 

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Keep Holding On - Virtual Choir

Not a craft, but this is a creation:)

In January of this year, we lost a wonderful woman, who impacted MANY people's lives...
This is a virtual choir that her daughter put together, in honor of her:)

Miss you Jan:)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Mini File Folder Album

I started out with a full sized manilla envelope, but cut it in half to do a project for a friend of mine.

Here is what it looked like when I started:

This one was used for another project:

No where near being finished;)

Back to the mini one...I cut folder in half and just started putting it all together!

 Front Cover

And that is the finished product! Great for storing coupons, receipts, bills, movie tickets, etc!
~Kim's Koupons~
Made this one for my friend in Russell, Manitoba.

~Happy Crafting!~

More Redberry Photos!

Day 1: Our Luggage that we started out with.

12:30 P.M. Locked ourselves outta the cabin! Gals we should of got the picture of me with my feet hanging out the window, after prying window open!

Sav sleeping in one of the 11 bunk beds in our cabin...

 Not a great picture but...I was there!

This is a "scrapbooking" chair! On the packing list for next time is one of these chairs. It is made with bungee cords:) However, Canadian Tire says there is 8 in stock, but cannot find one for me...the search continues!

Day 3: This is our loot for the ride home!

Again I say, we had a blast! Can't wait to do it all again in the fall! 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

This & That

 Raina's pages...

 "Some" of my purchases! Need to bring more cash next time:)

A couple of the make and takes. Left: Country Moose
                                                    Right:  Close to My Heart
                                                    Bottom: My own take on part of the Country Moose one (I am addicted to polka dots now:)

 Cadee's page...
Khymara's page...

AND a close up of the Country Moose "flower"! Any suggestions on where to find Polka Dot supplies? ;)

Thought I would post a few of the mini projects I got done last weekend...more pics to follow soon! Enjoy!

Monday, April 4, 2011

fLoCkInG...New technique I learned

I tried out a new technique that I learned over the weekend...first attempt at "flocking".  Using any double sided adhesive, I shake a product called crushed velvet(or sand, or crushed sea shells, etc) into the tape! Thanks to Karen @ Country Moose for introducing me to this nifty little project! I absolutely love it!

Not too sure what this will be yet, but i think its cute:)

Scrap N Chat Retreat, Redberry

Wow! I just got home from my first ever ScrapBook Retreat (SBR)! And what a treat it was!

The people, the food, the accommodations were just AWESOME! I cannot even tell you in words how excited I am to go to the next one! Thank you to the lady who put it all together! You did a wonderful job! Thanks also to all the vendors who attended! Lots of product for purchase! Also, a huge thanks to the store owner of Country Moose in Laird, Sk. Can't wait for a visit to your store this summer! AND to the 2 WONDERFUL cooks who were there this past weekend! Definitely looking forward to the food in the fall.

The retreat was held from April 1-3rd, and we were scrapping and chatting ALL weekend long! I made some great new friends, learned a bunch of amazing new techniques, and had some neat adventures throughout the weekend!

I went with 2 gals from PA. The first night we were there, we managed to lock ourselves out of our cabin at 12:30 a.m. It was hilarious! All we were doing was brushing our teeth on our deck of the cabin, but one of the girls needed to lock the door on the inside when we first went into our cabins (just in case of robbers;) but when we went out it stayed after bobbypins and scrapbooking tools to try to get in, we eventually took the screen off the window and I climbed through:)

Things to remember for next time: Rubber boots, slippers, seat cushion or a comfy chair:)

All in all, first experience at a S.B.R was very cool. I managed to get 6 pages and one of my cardboard journals done...(I might post some pics later...when I find out how:) which is more then I have done in the past 3 years! Can't wait for the next one!