Saturday, July 31, 2010

Ducky Birthday

Oh how much fun I had yesterday creating this birthday card with an adorable new kit called 'Summer Dyes' by Wilna Furstenburg!

The sweet little duck is from another kit of Winla's, called 'Somebunny to Love' ,that came out in the spring.

I love the way the 'happy birthday' rub-on sentiment from Pebbles, Inc. looks like it's part of Wilna's background paper.

The inside of the card reads, "Hope your day is just ducky!"  Wilna's style is so fresh and whimsical, I love it! Her kits are ones that will be used again and again!


Card Stock:  Bazzill Basics, Stampin' Up
Digital Kits:  Summer Dyes Somebunny to Love
Tag Punch:  Ek Success for Stampin' Up
Chalk:  Craf-T
Button:  Autumn Leaves
Craft String:  DMC
Rub-On:  Pebbles, Inc.

Friday, July 30, 2010

First Recipe Page

Hi! T.G.I.F.! I have a scrapbook page to share with you today! My very first recipe page! I never imagined I'd have to time to scrap a recipe of all things, but my son just LOVES this banana bread and I had the perfect digital kit paper from 'All Lit Up' by Chelsea Parsons of Two Peas in a Bucket. This kit has 13 awesome vintage style background papers that I had to have!

The recipe is typed below in my last post for those of you who would like to give it a whirl. I promise you will not be disappointed! This bread should be called cake it's so sweet and moist! :) Kathy


Cardboard:  Came with a scrapbook order! ;)
Card Stock:  Bazzill Basics
Just the Edge:  Bazzill BasicsDigital Kit:  All Lit Up
Ribbon:  May Arts
Corner Rounder:  Ek Success
Baker's Twine:  Martha Stewart
Doily:  Midnight Rooster Kit
Button:  Autumn Leaves
Bread Tag:  Sizzix Die Cut

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ripe Bananas?

In the heat of summer bananas ripen quite fast and at my house when we have a couple of ugly, black spotted bananas sitting in the fruit bowl, it's time to bake some banana bread! I've been using this recipe for years and I always double it so we can share with friends and neighbors. You can score some pretty big points with this oh so sweet bread that should be called cake! ;)

Kona Banana Bread

1/2 cup vegetable shortening (I use butter)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
3/4  cup ripe mashed bananas
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

Cream shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each. Stir in banana. Sift together dry ingredients and add to banana mixture. Mix until well blended. Pour into greased 9x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Cut into squares, cool and eat.

As I mentioned, I double the batch, use butter instead of vegetable shortening and I use all organic ingredients. Our Super Target sells organic flour, sugar, butter and eggs at a great price. I like to make little loaves of bread so adjust the baking time to 40-45 minutes. Another little addition of mine is to sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar on top before I bake. Oh so good!

Let me know if you give it a try. I made this bread a couple weeks ago and my son couldn't get enough!  He wanted it in his lunch every day along with some after dinner each evening! Needless to say, we didn't share with the neighbors that time! :)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I Scream! You Scream! We all Scream!

For ice cream! And 'Make it a Double' please! Who could resist ice cream? It's the perfect treat for any occasion or no occasion at all! It's got to be one of my all time favorites! Here's what the design team and I created for you using this week's new Digital Doodles 'Make it a Double' ice cream stamp.

Kathy Martin
Digital Doodles Designer

Wow, what a treat these projects are! Love all the ice cream cones here! I want Gina's cone...with five scoops! I could eat that! Could you? Okay, if you want to get yourself a little ice cream, however many scoops you desire, just head over to Two Peas in a Bucket. 'Make it a Double' is just .99 cents! You can't get a real scoop of ice cream for that! I'd love to see what you do with your ice cream! :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Four Eyes!

Here's a photo of me with my new glasses, bifocals! Thank goodness there are no-line bifocals today! I got them in January and just now getting around to a page. This is a hybrid  project created with yet another awesome digital kit called 'Lazy Afternoon Kit'    by Shelley Castillo of Two Peas in a Bucket. Just look at those puffy clouds and fun trees! I thought the paint chips included in this kit make great journaling spots!

The glasses are a die cut from who other than Silhouette? You know me and my Silhouette! ;)

So that's my crafty share for the day. I worked on a page this weekend with the new Digital Doodles stamp that will be coming out tomorrow. It's a yummy one! Hope you can sneak away from whatever you are doing to pop in and take a look! :) Kathy


Card Stock:  Bazzill Basics
Just the Edge:  Bazzill Basics
Digital Kit:  Lazy Afternoon Kit
Chipboard Alphas:  American Crafts
Die Cut Machine:  Silhouette
Border Punch:  Fiskars
Adhesive Pearls:  Queen & Co.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

The Monsters Are Here!

And are they ever cute?!?! Digital Designer Jen Martakis from Two Peas in a Bucket created these fabulous 'Monsters' and 'Monsters Alphas' kits that are fun and colorful and full of adorable monsters! With her kits, I created this hybrid card and gift bag. The bag is a die cut from Silhouette and is the perfect size for a gift card or money along with a few candies.

What do you think? Have you ever happened upon monsters as cute as these? I can picture some adorable scrapbook pages featuring your little monsters using this kit! Well, that's my scrappy share for today. Thanks a ton for dropping in on your weekend! Hope you all have a good one! Kathy :)


Card Stock:  Neenah Paper, Stampin' Up
Digital Kits:  Monsters , Monsters Alphas
Ribbon:  May Arts
Die Cut Machines:  Silhouette & Spellbinders

Thursday, July 22, 2010

New May Arts Ribbons & Trim

I haven't been able to use all of the ribbons and trims I ordered just a few weeks ago from May Arts when I discovered they have new styles available! Wow there are some gorgeous trims and it was hard to choose which to carry in my Etsy shop and what colors! What do you think of these?

Velvet & Crochet Lace Trim

Grosgrain Edge Satin

Satin Edge Grosgrain

Center Stitches

These are just a few and I'll be listing a few more in the next day. I hope you enjoyed looking at these pretties and come visit my Etsy shop if you would like any of them. Thanks for dropping by! :)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Digital Doodles Release - Beach Parasol

The dog days of summer are in full swing and so I thought a 'Beach Parasol' might be in order for a little shade from those hot sun rays! I also thought it would be a pretty versatile image since you could use it for baby and bridal shower projects as well as spring showers. Do you have another idea in mind? Well, while you are thinking it over, I'll show you what the design team gals and I put together.

Kathy Martin
Digital Doodles Designer

Wow, what a wonderful bunch of cards! Now I want to go to the beach! Or at least outside to soak up a little sun! Although I don't know just how long I'd be out these with the heat. We're in the upper 90s this week with humidity. I think the pool is my best bet! With a pretty 'Beach Parasol' from one of these cards! So, what do you think? Do you have a favorite card here? Or perhaps you have a great idea in mind for this digital stamp? Well, it's just .99 cents at Two Peas in a Bucket. Pick one up today, make a project and let me see what you come up with!

Thanks for dropping in! I can't wait to hear what you think of today's release! :) Kathy
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