Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Treat Hangers

Hello everyone!!! Sorry that I've been gone for awhile, alot has been going on here lately.

Today I'm going to share with you some Halloween treats that I made for my daughter to give to some of the department heads where she works. As you can see you need a bottle of water (or wine) to hang it from, although you could hang these treats from the door handles too. I put a pouch of Kool-Aid and some pretzel sticks in each one. Now if you were giving wine as an open house gift you could put some chocolate sticks or cheese sticks in there too. I found the directions for the hanger here:

The mummy is made with circle punches and torn strips of cardstock, sponged with ink to make it look old. Frankie was made with circle punches and a Martha Stewart punch called "Drippy Goo".

You could use these hangers for just about any holiday or special occasion! Thank you for stopping by today to visit with me, I appreciate it! Mary

Monday, August 23, 2010

Quilt Square

Hi everyone, hope your Monday was a good one! Today I'm going to share a quilt square that I made using my Big Kick machine and a Sizzix die called 5-Point 3D Star. I used some scrap material that I've had for years to do a trial run on this, also, I entered a quilt square contest on this blog here: you'll have to pop on over and vote for your favorite quilt square, some of them are so creativity too!! Oh my poor wallet, I see some more dies that I could use....shh...don't tell hubby, OK?!! Thanks for dropping in to visit with me today........Mary

Friday, August 20, 2010

No-Bake Salad Pizza

Howdy to everyone on this end of the work week, well for most people anyway! I hope you all have some fun things planned for your upcoming week-end. Tomorrow we will be going to the Farmer's Market here in town, hope to pick up some more Peaches n' Cream corn!

Today I'm going to share a recipe that I found clear back in 1996 in a Fast and Healthy recipe book. You know the ones that you look at when you are standing in line at the check-out lane at the grocery store. I use to make this recipe alot when my girls were younger and they really, really like this, well we all did! I always had to make sure and cut the pizza so that we each had two pieces. This is a perfect pizza for the summer because you don't have to bake it in the oven! Super easy too!!


1 cup (8 oz.) purchased spinach dip, I use ranch dip, use your families favorite*
1 (10 oz.) thin crust Italian bread shell, I've always use Boboli
1 cup chopped broccoli, or your favorite
1 cup cubed cooked chicken or turkey, in a pinch I use the canned chicken breast
1/3 cup sliced green onions, purple adds a nice color to this too
1 small tomato, seeded, chopped, you can use grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half

Spread spinach dip evenly over bread shell to within 1/2 inch of edge. Top with remaining ingredients. To serve, cut into 8 wedges.

*Most of the time I don't use all of the dip, I just spread until I feel that it has cover the crust nicely.

Have a nice day....Mary

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Card, #5

Here is my final card that I made, very simple and clean! I made this for a fellow blogger for her local Ronald McDonald House, see details on her blog here:

I hope that you have enjoyed seeing my simple cards this past week.

Stampin' Up:
Whisper White Card stock
scallop and oval punch
stamp sets- Vintage Vogue and Short & Sweet
black card stock-Archiver's
Stazon black ink

UPDATE: Sandi MacIver was so kind to post my cards on her blog, here is the link if you would like to go see mine and some of the other wonderful cards she has received:


Monday, August 16, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Card, #4

Here is my fourth card that I made, it is like the last one from two days ago, I just used two different colors of markers to ink up my stamps. As with all of them, I used my bone folder to make two lines to add some dimension to the front of the card, just click on the picture to enlarge and you will see it. Go here for details:
Stampin' Up products:
Whisper White card stock
stamp sets- Vintage Vogue, Wonderful Words-II (retire)
pearl brad-?

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Card, #3

Hi to all of you, here is my third card that I made. This time I used my markers to color some ribbon to add to the front of this card. This was very easy to do, but is very messy too. I let the ribbon dry for a couple of hours and I still had inky fingers from it, which is a good thing, but is also a bad thing if you are trying not to get it on white card stock! All products are Stampin' Up except the brad. Here is the link to Sandi MacIver's blog if you would like to join along:

Stampin' Up:
Whisper White card stock
Stamp sets- Vintage Vogue and Wonderful Words-II (retired)

Have a great day!


Thursday, August 12, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Card, #2

Hello! I'm back again with another Clean and Simple card today. This one was made using the Stampin' Up Two-Step Bird punch. I've had this little bird laying on my craft table for some time now and decided to use it for this card. I Love how this one turned out! Again here is the link to Sandi MacIver's blog for details:, she has requested Thank You cards for her local Ronald McDonald's House to use to thank supporters who make donations, hope she likes these simple ones!

Stampin' Up products:
Wonderful Words-II (retire)
Whisper White card stock

Thanks for stopping by to see me!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ronald McDonald House Thank You Card

Happy Tuesday to all of you, it is HOT,HOT,HOT in my part of the country, hope this heat wave ends before the kids all have to go back to school!

Starting today, I'm going to share some cards that are called "Clean and Simple" (CAS) in the card making circles. You usually use white for the card base and keep the front very simple and clean. A fellow blogger put a call out for some thank you cards for her local Ronald McDonald House. I decided to keep it very simple so that they could get by with having to use only one stamp for mailing them out. You can find the details at Sandi MacIver's blog here:
of course she is offering some blog candy too!

I use all Stampin'Up products except for the half pearls, I made those out of hot glue dots and painted them.

Stampin' Up products:
Whisper White Card Stock
Greenhouse Garden-stamp set
Wonderful Words-II (retired)

Thanks for dropping in!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Thin Mint Crackers

Since it has been so hot for everyone this summer, I thought I would share a recipe that doesn't require you to turn the oven on! These cookies/treats are so easy to make and they do taste like the cookies you get once a year from the girls who come to our houses to sell them.

The picture of the recipe card is one that I made for a Christmas cookie swap that I was in last year at Splitcoaststampers. If you click on the picture it will enlarge it so that you can read it better.
This picture shows you the ingredients that I use when I make these cookies. Wal-Mart use to sell the Andes mint chips all year round but since they have re-organized their stores they don't have them. Hopefully they will stock them around the holidays again. I always buy extra so that I can make the cookies all year long. My husband likes them better with Ritz crackers and I like them better with the chocolate wafers. Oh by the way, I find the chocolate wafers in my local grocery store by the ice cream syrup's, why there instead of with the cookies is beyond me??
Hope you try them, easy and yummy to eat!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Thank You Card, #2

Hello everyone! Did you think I had lost my way to my blog? No, life has been kind of sad lately for all of us here, but now we are all getting back to our usual routine.

Today I would like to share with you a thank you card that I made for a friend of mine. I really like how simple it is and was very easy to make too. I found this card on another blog here:

Here is what I used:

Cuttlebug embossing folder
Stampin'Up- scallop punch, flower folds die, stamp set-Whimsical Words, two-step bird punch
Bazzil cardstock
glue dot
VersaMark ink pad

Thanks for dropping in.....Mary

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Christmas Gift Holder, 2009 #3

Here is my last gift card holder to share with you. I found the inspiration for this holder on SCS here: I just LOVE this little holder! I used the Stampin' Up top note die for the face and hat (the brim is a strip cut out and corners rounded) and their Snowflake punch too. The rest of the face is made with circle punches and a free-hand carrot nose. Than I added a soft blue around the edges of the white card stock and black to the red card stock and of course gave him some rosy cheeks! I also used a two-way glue pen on the snowflake punch and sprinkled on some glitter. I used a white brad to attach the snowflake to the brim. I also used a white gel pen to make the stitching. The sentiment is a Stampin' Up stamp called Christmas Greetings.