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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Welcome Home Card


 Hello crafter's. So happy you stopped by. If you have read some of my recent post, then you know that my daughter and grandkids have moved next door. I am sooo happy to have them so close.

 They spent their second night In their new home last night. She had us over last night for supper and I helped my granddaughter Scarlett paint her bedroom. This is the second time she has painted. Didn't like the color the first time. She is so excited to finally have her own room.

So I want to share with you a card that I made them. A welcome home card.


 My daughter was so excited to put up their new mail box. So I thought this image was perfect. 


 Also wanted to let you know that I had a wonderful time on my vacation. 

Went back to Sanibel Island and had the best time. Stayed in the same Condo as last year. It's the closest one to the water and the best view.

One day I was in the water looking for shells and a dolphin was about 10 feet from me. Splashing and flipping around. It was wonderful and my favorite moment of the whole trip. 


Taken on the last day that I was there. (I didn't want to leave)

 This is where I would sit and look for dolphins and watch the birds. Love watching them.

Here is a few pictures of some of the shells I found. Didn't get as many as I did last year. 

That's it for me, Hope that you enjoyed your visit. Happy day to you all and hope you can make it back.

  Challenge entered-

CardzTV.#124 Anything Goes 

Avenue 613  Anything Goes- twist- use a charm 

Colour Crazy Challenge  #38 Anything Goes Colouring Challenge

Alphabet Challenge  Anything stating with the letter M- (mailbox)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends  #142 Always Anything Goes 

Crafty Catz weekly Challenge  #520 Anything Goes 

Creative Crafters Challenge #32 Anything Goes 

Word Art Wednesday #458-#459 Anything Goes



Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Yellow Finch Tag Card and Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

  Hello my people, yes if your a paper crafter, then you are my people. Ha

Today I am sharing with you a birthday card that I have made for one of my sister's. She told me awhile back that she wanted a bird on her card this year. So of course I had to make her one.

I love sitting on my porch watching the birds and so does my sister. We both get the feed sacks that are for the yellow finch.  So I went with that type of bird for her card.

I used the stamp set from Hero Arts called Bird & Branch. I am so happy I bought this set. Love that I can make so many different colored birds. 

Another stamp set that I used is Itty Bitty Backgrounds from Stampin Up. It's retired now and I still use it all the time. You can verily see where I used it on the tag.

I thought the tag was to plain so I used a stitched scallop die on the bottom from Pretty in Pink called Stitched Borders. I like how it turned out.

The Inks I used to make the bird are Barely Banana,Summer Sun and Memento Black. 

For the flowers I used Lavender Lace and Gorgeous Grape. I also used a little purple Stickles in the center of each flower. Used Old Olive for the leaves and Close to Cocoa for the branch and bird legs.

The blue card stock was in my scrap box. I think it's Bashful Blue from S.U. Wish they had never retired it. 

The black and white polka dot paper was in my paper scraps. Also used my Woodgrain embossing folder.

Tied white sheer ribbon through the tag and tied twine around the ribbon and added one purple sequins. Hoping she enjoys her card.

I also have another Zucchini recipe to share with you. This time it's with Chocolate...... YUM!

Chocolate Chip Zucchini Bread

Ingredients needed -

 1 c. Zucchini shreeded

1 egg

1 1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 c.brown sugar 

1 pinch nutmeg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips

1/2 c. sugar 

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. oil

1/2 c. greek plain yogurt

Preheat oven 350

Butter loaf pan and set aside.

In large bowl combine dry ingredients - flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.

In another large bowl combine wet ingredients - eggs, oil, brown sugar, white sugar,yogurt and vanilla. Whisk until combined.

Add dry ingredients to wet and fold in gently.

Add Zucchini  and chocolate chips. Mix

Pour in buttered dish and bake for 40 - 45 minutes. or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool for at least 20 minutes. Enjoy!!! 

 I will be leaving in just a few days. Heading to Sanibel Island for a week. It will be so nice to go again. Went last year and loved It. Hoping to find some big shells this time

So I won't have anymore post until after that. Hope you can make it back sometime. If you try the recipe,let me know how you like it. 

That's all from me, Happy day to you all. Stay Safe and Stay Crafty my friends.

 Challenges entered-

All Sorts Challenge - #589-  I Love.......' Belated Birthday Celebration 

( I Love Birds, flowers, stamping and embossing and I love the color purple).

We Love Chocolate Baroque September- Wings with an anything goes option

My Time to Craft - #440 Embossing wet or dry

International Art and Soul #92  Tic Tac Toe (Image, Die, Embossing)

 Cardz TV.  #123 Anything Goes  

Through the Purple Haze  #171 Anything Goes w/ twist- Stitching real or faux

Not Just Cards - AG September Challenge

2 Crafty Critters - #42 September Challenge- Use a Critter

Sir Stamp alot Challenge -September Challenge- The Great Outdoors

Creative Knockouts #367 Lots of Layers 

A Perfect Time to Craft  #9 September Challenge- Anything Goes 


Saturday, September 5, 2020

Hello from Indiana & Lemon Zucchini Bread


 Hello from Indiana, Thanks for stopping by. Hope you all are doing well. Do any of you feel like our world has turned up side down? We are living through some crazy times right now.

One thing I can do is go to my craft room, (My Happy Place) turn some music on and make a card or some other kind of paper crafts.💜

On one of the facebook groups that I am in. You can sign up to receive happy mail from others and you also can send happy mail out.  They also have swaps and other fun things.

So far I have received happy mail from thirteen ladies. It has been so fun receiving cards and some little surprise goodies from other's.  You just never know what you might get. Yesterday I sent out some Happy Mail for the first time. Hope they enjoy the goodies I sent.

The facebook group is called Let's Make Cards, It's a great group of crafter's from all over the world.

On the facebook page they even have a map that you can print out so that you can color in the states when you receive mail from there. 

One of the big things right now is napkin cards. I have received some napkins and  I love them. I have one picked out to make for my Mom's birthday.

Today I am sharing with you a few of the cards I have made to send to the sweet ladies that have sent me happy mail. 










  I did send out a fall looking one to, but forgot to take a picture. I think they are cute. 
I do like the idea of sending someone a card with your state on It.

The first picture shows the little envelope I made to put the goodies in.

Found the state image on google and printed it out on my Cricut. 

I also figured out out how to cut more than one thing out at a time on my Cricut. Yeah!!!

So if that sounds fun to you and would like to join the group, head on over there and get signed up.


 Also If you look on the right side of my side bar, I have several recipes that I have shared with you all. Well today I have another one. 

I have been making several things with zucchini and have already shared my Cinnamon Swirl Zucchini Bread. So today I'm sharing a zucchini bread with lemon. 


Lemon Zucchini Bread

Ingredients that you will need

 1 c. grated zucchini

1- 1/2 c. flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt 

3/4 c. sugar

2 large eggs

zest of one lemon

1/2 c. vegetable oil


Preheat oven to 350

In large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt 

In another large bowl combine sugar and lemon zest. mix well

add eggs, oil, lemon juice, stir until combined.

add zucchini and mix. Then add dry ingredients and mix. 

Pour into a greased and floured loaf pan. Bake for 25 minutes and then place foil over top and bake an additional 20-25 minutes. You may not need to use the foil but my oven will burn it if I don't. 

You can also check to see if it's done by inserting a toothpick in the center and see if it comes out clean.

It needs to cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan.

While cooling you can make the glaze


1 c. powdered sugar

4 tsp lemon juice

mix and pour over bread



This bread is perfect for summer and just another great way to use up zucchini.

  Let me know if you give it a try.  Thanks for stopping by. Stay safe and stay crafty!



 Challenge entered-


Cardz 4 Galz #129 Just saying Hello

Cardz TV#122 Anything Goes 

Crafty Catz #517 Anything Goes- optional twist Not square 

Love to Scrap#137 Anything Goes 

Love to Craft#50 September Anything Goes 

Crafty HazelnutPatterned Paper September