Gramma Eddie’s Fudge Candy

This lovely confection is amazingly smooth and creamy. Gramma (that’s how we spell it in our family) and my parents always poured it onto waxed paper and made logs out of it. I recently started pouring it into pans just … Read More

Lou’s English Toffee

  English Toffee 2 C. Butter (no substitutes) 2 C. Sugar 2 Tbs. White Corn Syrup 6 Tbs. Water 1 tsp. Vanilla 1/2 lb. Semi-sweet Chocolate, melted 2 C. Walnuts or Almonds, chopped very fine In a large, heavy pan, … Read More

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Perpetual Vanilla Extract

I recently saw a video by Ina Garten on making homemade vanilla extract. She showed a jar with the most beautiful brown liquid in it and claimed she has kept that bottle of vanilla going for thirty years. THIRTY years!! … Read More

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Basic Modern Calligraphy Toolkit

I began learning calligraphy when I was in my teens – yes, that was quite some time ago. 🙂 I love the beauty of a well-practiced hand. But, I also love the new more freeform modern calligraphy and hand-lettering styles … Read More

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Transparency

  Tuesday I had a super rough day. I’ve been facing some hard stuff the last couple of years and recently had an experience that set me off big time. I’ve been dealing with the fallout and working to sort … Read More

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Day 8 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

This card was inspired by a paper artist I follow, Vicky Papaioannou at Clip-n-Cuts blog. I don’t yet have the stitched heart dies, so I just created it using my Silhouette. Simple, but fun. A great patterned paper makes all the … Read More

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Day 7 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

I was inspired to create this card the moment I saw this beautiful cut file in the Silhouette store. The DCWV shimmer paper in aqua was the perfect touch!

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Day 6 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

Couldn’t decide which paper to use for the pennant! These super fun snowmen are making frequent appearances in my cards this year.

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Day 5 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

This little bear is a favorite embellishment this year. I’m hoping to find the perfect setting for him on one my cards this year. This isn’t really my favorite, but it was still fun to create.

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Day 4 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

It’s hard to see the dimensional effect in this photo, but this card was super fun to make. I love using foam tape to add dimension and using embossed, stamped images to create backgrounds with interest.

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