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Thursday, February 27, 2020

Floral Background Card & Strawberry Angel Cake

 Hello my crafty friends. It's cold here today in Indiana. Snowing outside. I don't like cold weather but the snow looks so pretty as it is falling.

Have a few things to share with you today. First I want to share with you a card that I made for one of my friends. Her Dad passed away. 

Thought about making this a black and white card then while looking through my cardstock I seen those two colors of blue and the green and had to give it a try. Glad I went with those. I like the colors together.  

 Also want to share a recipe with you. My grand daughter Scarlett's favorite dessert that I make is Strawberry Angel Cake.

She ask me to make her one for her birthday and so I did and say's she wants one every year. 

Strawberry Angel Cake


1 large container of Strawberries
Angel Food Cake
1 container of Cool Whip
1  6 oz. strawberry jello
2 cups of boiling water
1/2 - or 3/4th cup sugar 

Rinse off Strawberries and cut up. Add sugar and stir. I take a fork and mash some to get the juices started. Cover and place in refrigerator. I let mine sit over night.

Right before I start making this, I place bowl of strawberries in freezer. Just long enough to get really cold.

Cut angel food cake in half. Pull apart pieces of first half and place in 9 x 13 pan.

Pull apart other half and sit aside for later.

In another bowl add 2 cups of boiling water to strawberry jello. Stir until desolved. Add strawberries immediately and mix well.

Fold in spoonfuls of cool whip until well blended. Spoon half of mixture over cake. 

Add rest of cake pieces and pour remaining mixture over top.Don't stir,but make sure all pieces of cake is pushed down in that delicious mixture.

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 4 or more hours are best for setting up all the way.
 Now this cake is not really considered a real cake but it has cake in it. So I call it a cake.
You can also use frozen strawberries that you can get in the freezer section at the store. I have never used them. But nice to know you can use fresh or frozen.

She took the dessert home with her and I had forgot to take a picture. So I took one of my piece.  

 She called me a few days after her birthday and told me it was all gone and wanted to know if I would make another. I had to laugh. 

This is a pretty yummy dessert and pretty easy to make. If you decide to give this a try. Please come back and let me know how you liked it. 

Thanks for stopping by and Happy day to you! 

 Challenges entered-

Shopping our Stash -#414 The Great Outdoors

Love to Craft  #43 February Anything goes

Through the Craftroom Door - Anything Goes February 

Southern Girls Challenge -Anything Goes with team Lou

Not Just Cards - February challenge- Anything goes

Creative Crafters # 25 Anything goes

Fab n Funky Challenges - #470 Handmade or die cut flowers

Cardz TV. - Anything Goes

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 it). 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


5 pounds of potatoes 

half a block of Velvetta Cheese (cut into cubes)
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