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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Thinking of you Card & Spinach Tortellini Soup

 Hello, crafter's. So glad you found the time to stop by my blog. Hope your doing good. 

 Today I have a card that I wanted to share with you. I have a friend that I have known for years that is very Ill. She is also my niece's grandmother and also attends my Church.

Hoping this card will bring her a smile and to let her know that I am thinking and praying for her. 

One day last week I spent the night with my Mom. For supper I decided on making our favorite soup. Which is Spinach Tortellini Soup.  So I wanted to share it with you all. 

This soup was made in the crockpot. If you don't have one, I'm sure it can be made on the stove. I have always done it in the crockpot.

Spinach Tortellini Soup  


1 bag of frozen cheese Tortellini

1 bag of fresh spinach

2 cans of Italian style diced tomatoes
with basil,garlic & oregano

1 box of Vegetable broth (4 cups)

1 block of cream cheese. 

Dice up cream cheese, put all Ingredients into crockpot except cheese tortellini.

Stir, cover with lid and cook on high for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes add tortellini. Stir and turn down heat to low. 

Cook for 4 hours and check tortellini to see if done. If not let it go another 30 minutes to an hour.

 I usually only make this soup once or twice a year. So when I do make it, it's a treat. 

If you try this soup, please come back and let me know how you like it. 
Thanks for stopping by and hope you come back again. Would love for you to leave a comment. If you do, I would love to come by and visit you.  Happy day to you and God bless!

 Challenges entered-

Cardz TV. #108 Anything Goes

Love to Craft  #43 February Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door - February Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge- Anything goes with team Trace

Alphabet Challenge - Anything you Wish

Through the Purple Haze - #164 Anything Goes

Not Just Cards February Anything Goes

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends # 126

Stamping Sensation - February Feminine

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valentine Cards and Cookie Recipe

 Hello crafter's, Tomorrow is Valentines day. So I wanted to share with the card that I made my Mom. Unfortunately my Internet has been down for several days. So I am at my daughter's so that I can get this posted. So will try to make this a quick post. 

Next I would like to show you the adorable Valentine card that my sweet crafty friend Meghan sent me.

  Oh my goodness, Is that not Adorable! It was such a nice surprise.
She is just the sweetest. Thank you Meghan!!!

There is a link to her blog on my right sidebar.

We had our Valentine Banquet at Church this past Sunday. I took a   spinach salad and Lemon Crackle Cookies.

So I wanted to share with you the recipe for the cookies.

Lemon Crackle Cookies

Lemon Betty Crocker Super Moist Cake Mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup oil
Zest of one lemon
juice of one lemon
1/3 cup powdered sugar

Mix eggs, oil, lemon zest, lemon juice and cake mix in large bowl.

Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes 

Roll Tablespoon size balls of dough in powdered sugar
Coat well and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 9 minutes at 375.  Will make around 24 cookies. 

I did make these a little larger this time. I made 3 dozen. I almost forgot to take a picture. I had saved a few back to give to my Mom. So snapped a picture of one. 

 That's all from me today. If you try this super easy cookie recipe, come back and let me know how you liked it. 

Hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's day. God bless!

 Challenge entered-

My Time to Craft #425 Love Me Do

Always Fun Challenges #149 Love/Valentine Day

Love to Scrap Challenge #130 Red and / or Pink equals Love

Through the Craftroom Door Anything Goes February


Saturday, February 1, 2020

Easel Shadow Box Card and Cheesy Potato Soup Recipe

 Hello Crafter's, Welcome to my blog. Hope your having a nice weekend. 
 I have a few things to share with you today. The first thing is the card I made for my grand daughter Scarlett's birthday. She is turning 13. Oh my, a teenager. Where has the time gone. So here is the card I made for her.

It's a Easel Shadow Box card. I knew I wanted to try one and watched several video's. Most seemed to large. I finally found this one on youtube. Just the right size.

She ask for a card with yellow. Her favorite color.  Her birthday theme is yellow, with sunflowers and bees. I didn't really have a good selection of flowers on the cricut that looked like sunflowers. This is the best one that I seen.

 This was my first time using this cute Gorjuss Girl. The set is called "You brought me Love". This is the only Gorjuss Girl stamp that I have. I need to get some more. Love them! They have always reminded me of my grand daughter.

I only have a few alcohol  markers so I am limited on colors to use. I wanted even a darker brown, almost black but this is as dark as I could get it. (Time to get more Markers).

The markers used were Stampin Blendabilities in Natural,Nude and Mocha. Also used Stampin Write Markers in Chocolate Chip, Yo Yo Yellow,and Bashful Blue.

The flowers, sun,fence and bumblebee were all cut from my Cricut. The grass is a Martha Stewart punch. I paper pieced the dress, embossed the butterfly wings and centers of the flowers and the sentiments are from Cardz T.V. 

I am happy how this turned out. I think Scarlett will like It. If you would like to try out the shadow box card. You can find how on youtube. Look up Box Frame Easel Card. Her name is Joanne Hedges. 

 For the second thing that I wanted to share with you all is the super cute birthday card that Meghan at   madebymeghank made for me. She even sent a little surprise. So sweet of her. 

 Isn't that just adorable. She is so awesome at coloring.  I have told her she needs to start a youtube channel. Hopefully she will. (I'm going to keep hounding her about her about). Hee! Hee!

I am sharing a link to her blog. She is a wonderful paper crafter. 

Made by Meghan

For the last thing I wanted to share with you is a recipe for Cheesy Potato Soup. Believe me when I tell you that It is delicious. 

Cheesy Potato Soup


half a block of Velvetta Cheese
8 oz. Sour Cream
Can of Cream of celery soup
1 stick of butter
2 TBS butter
Parsley flakes

Peel, and cut up potatoes and cook in water in large pot until tender. Don't want them falling apart though.

Drain, scoop out around 4 or 5 big scoops of potatoes and put in large bowl.
Melt one stick of butter in microwave. Add a little of that butter to potatoes in bowl and add a little milk, pepper. Mix with mixer until you get mashed potatoes.

Melt Velvetta cheese with two tbs. of butter in microwave.

To the bowl of mashed potatoes add 1 can of cream of celery soup,
8 oz. sour cream, velvetta cheese, melted butter, parsley flakes, pepper and salt to taste. Mix ingredients. 

Add to cooked potatoes in pot. Add milk, stir until mixed well. Heat on medium heat. Be careful it will stick to bottom. Turn off after it gets warm enough and serve.  

   My sweet childhood friend Carolyn gave me this recipe a few years ago and now it's my go to potato soup. My family loves It.


Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you try the soup, come back and let me know how you liked it. I also have some other recipes on my sidebar if you would like to check them out. 

Thanks for stopping by. Happy Day and Happy Crafting to you all. 

Challenges entered- 

Through the Craftroom Door = January Anything Goes

Seize the Birthday - #182 Creatures Great and Small

Creative Crafters - #24 Anything Goes

Cardz TV. - #107 Anything Goes 

Love to Craft #43 Anything Goes

Southern Girls Challenge - Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks - #492 Anything Goes

Friday, January 17, 2020

Black and White Sympathy Card & Crochet Hat

 A few post ago I shared with you a sympathy card. Unfortunately, I had to make another one. Wanted to share it with you all today.   I made this one for a friend at my Church. Her husband passed away a few days ago. I feel so bad for her. She also lost her Mother not that long ago. So here is the card I made for her.

I wanted a simple card and went with another black and white card like I did on my last sympathy card. I also used the same embossing folder.  I had got this bird stamp for my Christmas cards next year. But I thought it might work well for a sympathy card. So it was nice getting to use it. Just wish it wasn't for a sympathy card. I also added a few red gems. Thought they looked nice.

I also thought I would go ahead and share with you a hat that I crocheted for my daughter for Christmas. This was only my second hat that I have made. The first one I made was for my grand daughter. It's on my most recent post if you would like to see it. 


 I didn't add a pom pom to this one and I'm glad I didn't. My daughter said she loved the hat but would not have wanted a pom pom. I did mess up on this one and had to take out a few rows. That was a little frustrating.  I was so glad when it was finished. I do like how it turned out.

 If you would like to make one, you can find the video on youtube.
It's called the 1.5 Hour Crochet Hat. Ha! It took me a lot longer than an hour and a half.  The video is by crochetdreamz. If you try making this, make sure you have stitch markers.

I am super happy that it fit my daughter and that she loved it. Now I would like to make me a hat. Well actually I think I'm going to make me a headband. I found a really nice one to try.  

Thank for stopping by. Blessing to you all! 

 Challenges entered-

Cardz TV. - #106 Anything Goes

Make My Monday #113 Anything but Square

Through the Purple Haze #163 Anything Goes

Clean and Simple on Sunday #171 - Winter

Not Just Cards - January Challenge

Crafty Card Makers #248 Anything Goes

Krafty Chicks Challenge- #490 Clean and Simple

Friday, January 10, 2020

Card for Amy and Hygge Cloud Crochet Hat

 Sitting here trying to get this post made and I am freezing. It's only the start of January and I'm so done with winter. I have a condition called Raynaud's syndrome. So my hands and feet get extra cold and turn purple and white. It gets very painful sometimes. I have my cup of coffee so that is helping.

Today I wanted to share with you a card that I made for my niece Amy for her birthday. Her and her family recently moved back here from Illinois. Her husband retired from the Air Force and I'm so happy to have them back home after all these years away. 

 Awhile back Amy had bought an antique pitcher and matching tray from me. So I thought I would make her a card with a pitcher on it.

I thought the pitcher looked good with the tin tile embossing folder. I am planning on getting several more markers. I don't have very many. So I am limited on colors to use. But I think the colors I had worked o.k.

Also thought I would show you all the hat I crocheted my grand daughter Scarlett for Christmas. She had ask me if I could make her one. 
 I tried making a hat once and it didn't turn out so was nervous about attempting it again. But I thought I would give it another try since she ask. 

So here is the hat that I made for her.

After I started crocheting. It really wasn't as hard as I first thought. I had found the video on youtube and she explained the pattern pretty well. I used Hygge yarn by Red Heart in the colors Plum Candy and Pearl. 

The yarn is so super soft. I love to feel it. I picked up the pom pom at JoAnns or Michaels. Can't remember.  

If you would like to give this hat a try you can find it on youtube called How to crochet Hygge Cloud Hat. I watched the one for left handed but there is also one in right handed. The video is by Tamara Kelly. Oh and Scarlett LOVED the hat,

 That's all from me today. Got some dreaded house cleaning to do. The grandkids are spending the night with us. So I need to get my things done now. Happy day to you all and God bless!
 Challenges entered-

Love to Craft Challenge Blog - #42 Anything Goes

Cardz TV. - #105 Anything Goes

Make my Monday -#113 Anything but Square

Seize the Birthday 
#180 Layer It

Monday, January 6, 2020

Wintertime Sympathy Card

 Hello, Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year. I think I have gained some weight with all the parties, But now that they are all over it's time to get back on track.

I think that we all would agree the hardest type of card to make is a Sympathy card. I have made one for a family member that lost her grandmother. So I thought I would share it with you all.

I'm pretty sure this is the first time I have made a sympathy card during winter. I knew I wanted something more on the simple side. 
So I thought a red cardinal in the tree would be nice. 
Not sure if you have ever heard that when you see a red cardinal it's your loved one that has passed on coming for a visit. Nice thought isn't it. I guess you never know.

Well that's it for me, I am super tired tonight.  I have totes and boxes all pulled out. Have been taking down Christmas decorations. I still need to take the tree down. 
Maybe I will get a burst of energy later and get it done. I have been dreading it. I love looking at my tree. 

I will be posting some things that I have crocheted in my my next few post. Hope you can make it back. Hope you all have a happy and safe week. Again thanks for visiting.

 Challenge Entered-

Cut it up Challenges - #190 White on White with a pop of color
Daisy Chain Challenge #37 Wintertime
Cardz TV. - #105 Anything Goes
Make my Monday challenge blog -#113 Anything but Square
Cute Card Thursday #615 Anything Goes

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Ribbon Treat Bags and Recipe

 It's Christmas morning. We are getting ready to go to our daughters to have Christmas with her and the grandkids so thought I should get this post posted before I leave.

Today I want to share with you some little treat holders that I made from ribbon.

These were fun to make and really doesn't take long at all. I had made some for Halloween and knew that I wanted to make some for Christmas. 

Found that cute Santa ribbon and the Dollar Tree or Dollar General store. I was going to buy some more but couldn't find it again. 
But I had enough to make what I needed. I think I made 8 in total and still have some ribbon left. I love the little green bells.

Here is a link to the ones I made for Halloween if you would like to see them.    Halloween Ribbon Treat Bags

Also wanted to share a recipe with you that I made for our Christmas dinner at Church. Everyone was to bring a homemade dessert. So I decided on some homemade candy. It's really good and easy to make. 


~Soda Cracker Candy~


1 cup salted butter (2 sticks)
1 cup +2 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 sleeves saltine’s crackers

Preheat oven to 400*
Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Spray a bit of nonstick spray
Line crackers in rows touching each other.
Set aside
Bring butter and b. Sugar to a boil
Boil 3 minutes stirring constantly
Remove from heat
Add vanilla extract
Pour over crackers
Spread caramel toffee sauce quickly on crackers and place in oven for 5 minutes.
Remove and add chocolate morsels quickly
Spread chocolate and cover to trap in heat.
Chill in freezer for 10-15 minutes then cut or break apart.

Well I have got to get ready to leave. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you enjoyed seeing my Christmas project and the recipe. Hope you give them both a try.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and happy New Year!