Thursday, June 28, 2012

Apple Cake in a Jar

I used Gourmet Rubber Stamp's June Diner's Kit to create this tag. I used the border from the seed packet stamp and stamped the "fill with" then masked it and stamped the jar. I baked apple cake in the jar and delivered these little goodies to some friends.  I used some pink washi tape and a scrape of ribbon stapled on with a wooden button accent by Crate Paper. The paper flower is by Recollections Mulberry Paper Flowers. 

The apple cake recipe is adapted from allrecipes Apple Coffee Cake.
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup applesauce
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 2 large apples or 3,4 small - peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350. Mix ingredients. Spray jars with non-stick cooking spray and fill half way. I used pint size jars, so about 1 cup of batter. I placed my jars in a 10 x 14 pan with sides. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Pull out screw on lids and as they cool the lids will seal.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Paper Umbrellas - Giant Sized

We went to a wedding and took these after. The girls LOVE them!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Happiness and Luck - DT Challenge

Our challenge this month was to use a stamp in a way other than it was meant for. I took the swirly heart from February's Diner Kit and made it a four leaf clover. I took a sentiment from March's Diner Kit and used only part of it. I have been wanting to make a card with a diecut bottom on the base. I like how it turned out with the clover. I added some green ribbon for the stem that I used little glue dots to keep down.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out all the other amazing cards by the DT for inspiration on using your stamps in NEW ways!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So Close Now...

We signed the closing documents a few days ago for this cute little blue house. We are so close now and so excited!!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Gourmet Seeds - Bloom and Grow

Back with another card from June's Diner Kit from Gourmet Rubber Stamps. I used 5 different stamps on this one card. CAS one layer design with a strip of paper from Heidi Grace, adhesive twill ribbon on top and some buttons too. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


With the help of RJ, we are growing some plants. We have some Sugar Snap Peas and some Yellow Squash growing in our backyard. The sugar snap peas are very yummy. The squash is not ready yet.

Friday, June 15, 2012

June Appetizer Release!!

Gourmet Rubber Stamps is releasing two new Appetizer sets and some Coveralls too! I just LOVE this King Pin set! I wish you could see the white cardstock on the back of this card has multiple sized circles on it. Go check out the rest of the DT ladies creations...there is some super inspiration!
Deb Felts
Jennifer Ingle
Jeni Allen
Kendra Wietstock
Stephanie Lee
Taylor Ursy

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Photo of the Day

I took quite a few photos today and this one by far comes in the best (other pictures will be posted later :) Meet my hobo child:

She had her face painted at Round Table Family Night tonight...Miss Ashley turned her back for a moment and Nina was helping herself :) Feel free to click on the picture to take in even more of this hobo goodness.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

All about the Swimsuit

Its hard to take the swimsuit off this little one with out lots of screaming. She has possibly gone to sleep with it on and still won't let me take it off the next morning, so we might just throw a dress over it. This one is a silly one :)

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Graduation Tassle

 I've got a June's Diner Kit card to show you today! I used three stamps with the graduation theme on the outside. Apparently I forgot to take a picture of the inside, but I used the "Congratulations" stamp on it. I decided to add a little tassle to the brad. I don't know why, but I think it is so funny. It makes me smile :) I'm excited for today. I have some fun things planned. Hope you have a great one too!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Ballet Recital

Rebecca had her end of the year ballet recital this last weekend. The girls were all so lovely and Rebecca did a wonderful job dancing.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Life's A Circus - June Diner's Kit!

I used the June's Diner kit to make this adorable card. I used 4 different stamps. Love 'em! The paper is Echo Park - Walk in the Park. I just love how bright and cheerful this is!! The other DT ladies are also showing the new kit so go take a look:

Deb Felts
Jennifer Ingle
Jeni Allen
Kendra Wietstock
Stephanie Lee
Taylor Ursy