Thursday, October 25, 2012

Pear & Partridge holiday card

I told you I'd be back with more projects featuring the Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set.  This simple card was created with patterned paper from the Pear & Partridge paper pack.  I love the warm, bright colors in this paper pack.  The colors are really beautifully balanced.

I'm all set to spend the week celebrating Susan's birthday, Halloween, and a vacation in the mountains with the fam! I MIGHT be back someday to share some more projects. . . .but I can't make any promises - the weather looks pretty perfect up there! ;)

(See you soon!)

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Perfect Fit - Holidays!

Last week I showed you some ideas using the Perfect Fit - Halloween stamps.  Today I've moved on to winter, and the holiday season! These cards feature the Perfect Fit - Holidays stamp set.  There are so many options with these stamp sets! I think I'll be playing some more this week! I love the simple little sentiments and the birdies are oh-so-sweet.  On this first card, I colored them in with alcohol markers, and tucked them behind a snowy hill (popped up on foam tape.)

I paired the stamps on this second card, with patterned paper from the Avonlea Paper Pack.  The colors are so pretty, and I think they can definitely work for winter cards!

In just another week we'll be heading up to the mountains with my parents, and we'll be enjoying some fall weather (but to us it will feel like winter!) I'm so excited for the next few months of cool weather, special occasions and lots of holidays and fun events!!!! 
Have a beautiful week!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Spooky simple Halloween cards

Halloween is not a huge holiday in my household. . .(well, it's gotten bigger as my children have grown to appreciate all the free candy they can get) and I don't usually send out Halloween cards - yet for some silly reason, I LOVE to MAKE Halloween cards! It's probably due to my LOVE for all things PUMPKIN. Or maybe it's my love of black-white-and-any-bright-color. 
So my goal this year, is to send out Halloween cards - because I have quite a stash . . .like these three cards!
I used the Perfect Fit - Halloween set on all three of these cards, and a circle punch.  This set coordinates with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge, but a circle punch or two will work if you don't have that!! :) 
I used the Silver Shimmer Trim on this first card. It is SUCH fun and really easy to use. It's self adhesive, and you just lay it right on. 

On these last two cards I used some jewels from my non-CTMH stash (shhhhh)
(I think they are from Bazzill) although some accessories from the Haunted Assortment would have been even more perfect!

Have a clean and simple, SPOOKY Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Oct.31 (a card AND a recipe!)

Halloween is coming! 
We're looking forward to fall leaves, cool weather, and tasty treats this year on Halloween, because we'll be celebrating in the mountains, instead of sweaty Florida! Hooray! 
I like all things pumpkin, and cute on Halloween. So this swirly, cheery Halloween card is very ME!
Speaking of pumpkin, want to see one of my favorite fall pumpkin recipes?

Baked pumpkin oatmeal . . .totally delish, and you can make it on Sunday night and eat it all week long for breakfast! 

Baked Pumpkin Oatmeal
  • 3 cups quick cooking oats
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¾ cup canned pumpkin
  • ¼ cup brown sugar (for the top)
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients except the ¼ cup brown sugar for the top.
Spread into a greased 9×13 pan.
Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup brown sugar on top.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.
Serve with milk and enjoy!