Monday, April 19, 2010

Fudge Cupcake Recipe for You

Good Afternoon!

I have such a special treat for you today....FUDGE CUPCAKES!!!

I teach a recipe class at the Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Kansas every month. The girls in the class submit recipes throughout the year and then I select 8 recipes every month and design a special recipe page. Each page measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and fits perfectly in a leather bound album made by "WeR".

We meet one Sunday afternoon a month, create all 8 recipes pages and sample a few recipes too! This class has been taking place for nearly 2 1/2 years so I have over 200 of these fabulous recipes in my collection. Aren't I a lucky girl!! I now have SIX albums filled with tried and true favorites that I can turn to whenever I need a great recipe!

This month was extra special because we sampled two fabulous treats!

The first recipe was submitted by Emily Brown and it was a HUGE hit!
Take a look at these chocolate goodies! Delicious little brownies in a cupcake wrapper, frosted with chocolate icing and topped with a few sprinkles of pink sugar. Thanks Emily for a great recipe!!

Here's a copy of the recipe page we made in class. It doesn't get much better than chocolate and scrappin'!

We used some beautiful pink and chocolate paper from Pebbles along with some Bazzill card stock. The upper strip of brown card stock is punched using a Martha Stewart doily border punch. A thin strip of sheer dotted pink ribbon wraps around the page at the top.

Here's a copy of the recipe if you're interested in trying them for yourself. I used pecans for this recipe. I frosted my Brownie Cupcakes even though the recipe didn't call for that. Can you really ever have too much chocolate??

I forgot to take a picture of the second recipe we sampled in class...Blueberry Breakfast Bake! Another fantastic recipe!! However... I'm making that dish tonight and will take a quick picture in the morning to share!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Spring Kit and Friday Sketchers

Good Evening!

I spent some time with the new Magnolia Spring Kit today...what a lovely way to spend the day!! I am thrilled with all of the images included in the kit.

Here's a little close up of one of the new Tilda images. Isn't she just gorgeous??

I've created my card today using a sketch over at the Friday Sketchers Challenge blog. It looks like I've finished just in time to be able to enter this card in challenge #97. I've included the gorgeous sketch below which was designed by Beatrix.

I'm using the remaining pieces of my Basic Grey paper left over from yesterday's card. Once again, the papers are from the Sugared collection. I've added some light pink chandelier glass garland that I purchased over at the Magnolia-Licious store. The wired glass garland is absolutely beautiful and really easy to work with!! I've unwrapped a couple of wired strands and twisted them around my flower.

The flower is created by layering lots of silk petals from a floral stem I bought at Michael's. The petals are all held together with a rhinestone brad. The ribbon is a wide Chocolate Satin from Stampin Up!

Here is a list of the Copic Colors:
Y11, Y21, Y26, E0000, E00, YG63, RV0000, RV00, RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25, 0
(Normally I use E000 instead of E0000 but I'm waiting for my reinker to arrive so I'm subbing the lighter color.)
Her cheeks are blushed with a little pink chalk.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tilda from the new Spring Kit

What a great day!

The new Magnolia Spring kit arrived today! These kits are sent out 4 times a year and all of the images are kept secret until they arrive in the mailbox. I have been stalking the mailman since I heard that kits were arriving in the US! I am so glad the wait is over.

The images arrive as just sheets of rubber so I grabbed my EZ Mount, mounted & trimmed the images and created my very first card using a stamp from this gorgeous new stamp kit!! The images are adorable! I wish I could just shut my door and stamp for the next few days!!

I found a beautiful sketch over at the Basic Grey Challenge blog and dug through my stash of Basic Grey papers and scraps. I've included the sketch designed by Martine for week 17 below.

And here's my take on the sketch.

I subbed out the flowers for some beautiful wide Pink grosgrain ribbon to match the ribbon in Tilda's hair. Both of the patterned papers are from the Basic Grey "Sugared" collection. The papers are named Delectable and Luscious. Pink & Chocolate is my all time favorite color combination so I LOVE these papers.

The Brown card stock is Bazzill, the small brads are from Making Memories. The sentiment and Chocolate satin ribbon are both from Stampin' Up! I've also used my SU ticket corner punch on the stamped images. I love that little notch snipped out of the corner.

Here is a list of my Copic Colors:
Y11, Y21, Y26, E000, E00, RV0000, RV00, RV10, 0

Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Obsessed with Digital Images!

Good Morning!

I finished my remaining two remaining cards late last night! I just couldn't put my markers away! These cards will complete my set of 4 coordinating cards using my new digital images from All That Scraps and some fun Doodlebug paper in lime and pink. If you scroll down to my previous post, you'll find the first two cards.

The first card is a perfect fit for a creative challenge over at Susie's Sassy Designs. This is their final challenge and the theme is Me and My Pet. The name of this digital image is "Puppy Kiki La Rue" and I think she is totally adorable with her little friend.

The second card uses the image "Polka Dot Emma". I just love this little polka dot bikini ~ what a cutie!!

I've used the same basic Copic colors on all 4 cards. Here's a few details:
Hair: Y11, Y21, Y26
Clothes: RV10, RV13, Y0G01, YG03
Skin: E0000 and E00 (My E000 ran dry so I had to improvise!)
Cheeks: pink chalk
Puppy: E31, E33, E35

And here's a quick look at all 4 cards. You'll find more info about the previous two cards in yesterday's post:-)

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Good Evening!

I couldn't wait to spend a little time this evening with the digital images I purchased from All That Scraps! I'm planning to make a set of 4 coordinating cards using 4 of my new digi images.
I have the first two cards finished and will complete the other two cards in the morning but I just couldn't wait to post these tonight:-)

The first card uses the digital image "Cupcake Kiki La Rue". Isn't she adorable with her cupcake? The sentiment is computer generated using Microsoft Publisher. I wanted a small sentiment that would fit in a circle punch and none of my stamps were quite the right size.
Here are the Copic Colors for card #1:
Y11, Y21, Y26, RV10, RV13, YG01, YG03, E31, E25, E29

The second card uses the image "Spring Birgitta".

We have a sweet little white bunny of our own so I knew that I had to have this adorable image of Birgitta and her bunny.
Here are the Copic colors for card #2:
Y11, Y21, Y26, RV10, RV13, B000, C1

]The card stock for both cards is Pixie Pink from Stampin' Up and the lime & pink paper is "Cherry Cobbler" from Doodlebug.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I'll post the remaining 2 cards tomorrow morning:-)


Friday, April 9, 2010

Sunflower Birgitta

Good Evening!
Oh my Goodness!! I FINALLY purchased my first digi images!

I have seen all of the incredible digital images on-line but I have been too afraid to order them. Here were my top 3 fears about digital images:
A. I wouldn't be able to download the images (or find them after downloading)
B. I wouldn't be able to easily resize the images for my projects
C. My printer ink would smear when I colored with my Copic markers.

However, there were so many beautiful images calling my

I sent a quick email to Christine at All That Scraps asking for a Digi Image Test so that I could give it a try. And within just a few minutes, I had a sample image. I downloaded the sample image and after testing my printer ink, I went immediately back to store to shop!!!

I purchased several images, downloaded them and popped them into my Microsoft Publisher program where I could easily resize the images and put multiple images on a page to print.

I bought this little cutie (Swiss Pixie Birgitta) from All That Scraps and quickly put together a couple of cards. Since we live in the state of Kansas (the Sunflower State) I started with this image first. It worked and I am THRILLED!! Talk about immediate gratification. You place the order and POOF!!! The images are ready to download, print and color within minutes.

Here are my Copic Colors:
E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, E47, Y11, Y15, R35, YG63, YG67, B0000, C1, 0

I think I will just lock myself up in my craft room this weekend with my new images!!
Thanks for stopping by and following my blog!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Kitchen Tilda and a Recipe

Good Morning!

I finally had a chance to ink up this adorable Magnolia Kitchen Tilda and couldn't wait to use her for a recipe page!

I teach monthly recipe classes at the Scrapbook Page in Shawnee Kansas. The recipes are submitted in advance by the girls who take the classes so I have lots of fantastic recipes to choose from each month when designing the pages. And of course a recipe class wouldn't be complete without a few samples of the featured recipes. Snacking and stamping...What a great way to spend the afternoon!!

Each page measures 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and contains one of the recipes that the girls have submitted. "WeR" makes these beautiful leather albums with page protectors which are just the perfect size for these pages. Each page can be placed in a page protector to keep it safe when cooking in the kitchen! I used my Silhouette digital cutter to cut the flourish from some black vinyl and adhered the flourishes to the side of my albums.

The beautiful cherry paper is from Creative Imaginations - cherries on one side and red with white dots on the other. The Chocolate Chip card stock and 5/8" Red grosgrain ribbon are both from Stampin' Up!
Tilda is colored with the following Copic Markers:
B00, B000, R32, R35, R37, E000, E00, E31, E33, E35, C1, C5, 0

Here's a close-up view of the super easy recipe!!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!