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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Halloween Ribbon Treat Bags

 Happy Halloween to you, glad you could stop by. On my last post I shared with you some cute cat treat boxes that I made for my grand kids. Today I want to share with you a few treat bags that I have made out of ribbon.

I had seen a video on youtube of someone making these and had to give them a try. I did make mine a tiny bit longer. I think I added an extra inch.

 The ribbons, pipe cleaners and the bat and spider rings were all bought from the Dollar Tree. So these were pretty cheap to make.

Used my glue gun to glue the sides together. Used my crop a dile to punch holes for the pipe cleaners. Also used a circle stitched die, halloween stamps and some bakers twine.

Thought they turned out cute. Well I need to go. Going to go make my treat cups for trick or treaters. 

 Hope you have a spooky fun Halloween.

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Love to Craft-#39 October Anything Goes

Shopping our Stash - #407 Halloween

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Black Cat Treat Boxes

 Hello, Glad you could stop by. I just finished some Halloween treat boxes and wanted to get them posted. 

This was my first time EVER creating anything with a SVG. It wasn't hard at all. I don't know why I hadn't tried it before. 

These were so fun to make. Are they perfect? No but that's o.k. My grand kids won't mind. I do know that I need a new blade for my Cricut.  The black cardstock didn't cut real clean on a few areas.

I found these cute boxes at Simply Crafty SVGs and it was free. How awesome is that!

I used Stampin Up card stock in Summer Sun and Pumpkin Pie for the ears and nose.I used a white gel pen for the whiskers and for the eyes and used acetate for the mouth. The paper that I used was from a big Halloween paper pack that I found at a yard sale. 

Well that's it for me. I will be posting another Halloween project soon, so hope you can make it back. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all have good week.  

 Challenge entered-

My Time to Craft - #408 Halloween or Cats
Cardz TV. - #101 Anything Goes
Shopping our Stash - #407 Halloween
Love to Craft  - #39 October- Anything Goes
Not Just Cards  - Anything Goes

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sheltering Tree Card & Recipe

 Hello. It's getting late. Going on 9 p.m. My husband went to watch the football game with his brother and the grandkids went home, they have been on fall break and have basically been here for most of the week. so I have the house to my self for awhile. That doesn't happen very often. So made me a cup of coffee and thought I would get this post posted.

 It's getting close to Halloween. Are you crafter's doing any Halloween projects?  I have been working on a few things. I need to be working on them tonight but I'm just to tired.

 I made some cute Halloween boxes last year for trick or treaters. and also some bags for my grandkids. Here is the links if you would like to see them.  

Made a birthday card for my sister and thought I would share it with you all because that's what we paper craft bloggers do. Right? Hee!

I do love to make fall cards and I enjoyed this one. So simple to make. Just randomly added ink colors to the tree stamp. 
I like the added jute twine. Reminded me of the rope from the swing. 

I also wanted to share a recipe with you. My grandson had been wanting me to make a Apple Crisp. I have made them in the past but didn't see my recipe. So I got creative and come up with this one. 

Apple Double Crumble (Thought this was the perfect name for it)

You will need

3 cans of Apple pie filling

2 1/4 C. Quick Oats
2 1/4 C. Flour
2 1/4 C. Brown sugar
2 TBS Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
3 sticks melted butter

The ingredients that you add to the apples are below.

Preheat oven 350
Butter a 9x13 pan

This part is to mix with apples-
In a microwave safe bowl melt 1/2 stick of butter. To that add a little cinnamon, brown sugar, vanilla and 1/2 tsp of cornstarch.  I didn't measure the other three ingredients.  Oops wasn't thinking at the time. 

In large bowl add apples. Mix in mixture and put in pan and bring just to a boil. Turn off

In a large bowl add remaining ingredients. Add melted butter last. Mix well. 

Add some of the oat mixture to the buttered 9 x 13 pan. spread and press down. (enough to spread over entire bottom.) 

Add Apple mixture and then drop spoonfuls of the oat mixture all over the top. Take a fork to help spread it out. 

Bake on 350 for 1 hour

It turned out delicious. The grandkids loved it and ate several bowls and my husband loves it to. This will be my go to recipe now.  Would be great on a snowy day. 

Thanks for stopping by. If you give this recipe a try,let me know how you liked It. Have a great day!

Challenges entered-

Cardz TV. - #100 Anything Goes

Love to Craft - #39 October -Anything Goes

Sparkles Forum Challenges - #121 Forever Autumn

Not Just Cards Challenges - October- Anything Goes

Creative Crafters #21 Always Anything Goes

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Thank you card and recipe

  Hello, so glad you could stop by! Wanted to share a thank you card that I made. 

 I love fall so much, and was super excited to finally get to play with this stamp set.

I stamped the image in Night of Navy on Crumb Cake card stock, then stamped it again on white card stock, and cut it out. Next, I sponged a little Crumb Cake on the image. 

The flowers were colored using
Tangelo Twist, Summer Sun, Real Red, Copic Marker olive G99, and with the Signo white gel pen. The woodgrain background stamp was stamped in Crumb Cake.

Also used-
Grossgrain ribbon in More Mustard
Wavy stitched die
Jute twine

On my last post, I told you that I would be posting a recipe for persimmon pudding. I thought I would share it with you today.

This persimmon pudding is a little different from the traditional one's. It has a brown sugar syrup on it. 

Here is the recipe:

Persimmon Pudding with Brown Sugar Syrup

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees.


1 C. Persimmon Pulp
1 C. white sugar
1 C. flour
2 small eggs or 1 large egg
1/2 C. milk
1/2 C. evaporated milk
2 Tbs. butter (very soft)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla

Next, i
n a large mixing bowl add-

1 C. sugar, 2 tbs. softened butter mix with mixer. Add 2 small eggs, 1/4 tsp vanilla Mix

Then, in a separate bowl, add 1 cup flour, 1 tsp. cinnamon and 1 tsp baking powder. Mix (set to the side)

Add persimmon pulp into sugar, and butter mixture. Then mix, and add both milks. After, mix and then slowly add flour mixture.

Spray your dish, pour mixture into dish, and bake. You'll need to bake it around 30 minutes. Some ovens do vary, so keep an eye on it.

While baking, make syrup.

You will need to take persimmon pudding out of oven 5 minutes before done to add syrup.


First, place pan on stove add 1 cup water, until it is very hot. Add 1 cup brown sugar, and stir, then turn heat down some.

In a small bowl, add a little of the syrup to 1 tbs of flour. Mix well, and add back to hot syrup. Mix, and then add 1 tbs of butter. After, mix well.

Take pudding out 5 minutes before done, and pour syrup on top. Place back in oven for 5 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. 

And then, you're done!

( This pudding is on the firm side, but I like a softer, more mushy texture. So next time I make it I will be trying to make it more to my liking.)

The syrup is delicious and don't forget the cool whip!
Well, that's all from me. Let me know if you try the recipe! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Challenges entered-

Always Fun Challenges - #131 Dies or Punches

Love to Craft -  #39 Anything Goes

D.L.ART - #248 Thankful Thursday- Fall

The Sisterhood of Crafters - A wood related theme- Autumn

Crafty Creations Challenges - #400 Anything Goes

Lil Redwagon - #518 Cut It Out

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Pause your game Walker

 Hello, Today my grandson turns 14. Hard to believe it. He is growing up so fast. 

I think teenage boys are the hardest to make cards for. So I had to think for awhile what kind of card would he really enjoy.

 While I was on Design Space I came across a free image that I thought would be perfect but needed to change the words. So changed the words and colors.

Didn't want to cut all of those pieces so I decided to flatten it and do the print then cut. What a great feature that is.

 I added a hexagon shape for the card. So after I ran it through the printer, the cricut cut it out. 

This was fun to make and so much easier than I thought it would be. If you haven't tried the print then cut you should. I watched a few youtube video's first and then tried it. So easy!

Just got home from celebrating his birthday. He loved the card. 

Also It's persimmon harvest time. Our trees are full this year. 

We have been busy harvesting the persimmons. 

Wanted to let you know that I will be sharing a Persimmon Pudding recipe soon. So keep a look out for that.

Also wanted to thank my sister Tonda for surprising me with some Stampin Up goodies.

 Isn't that so sweet of her, Thank you so much Tonda, Love you!

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you can come back. Happy day everyone!

 Challenge entered- Cardz TV. Anything Goes #99