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

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

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!

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.

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.

Day 3 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

A little fun with masks and coloring. I love my Tombow Dual brush markers for shading and creating dimension. And the Tim Holtz Distress inks create the perfect blends for the sky!

Day 2 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

  I love this snowy glitter paper – it was perfect for this lovely snowflake! The Darice Embossing folder created the perfect backdrop with the help from a little white ink.

Day 1 of 25 Cards, 25 Days

Since the holiday season can be hectic and distracting, I wanted to give myself the gift of time this year; time to create. When I am creating, I am able to focus my thoughts and feel peace. Besides, it’s fun! … Read More