Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Rock the Block

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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Magical Weekend Continued.....

Disney On Ice

Today we took Isabella & Isaiah to Disney On Ice in Toledo, it was so much fun ! I don't think Isaiah knew what to think of it at first, but we all had a magical time !
Here are some pictures to prove we did !

The Star of the Show

Alice in Wonderland

Captain Hook

Peter Pan

My Fav ! Lion King

Goofy & Donald

Snow White





The Lovely Couple


Cinderalla & Prince Charming

Mickey & Minnie
It was a great time had by all!

The Most Magical Weekend....

This weekend I spent LOTS of family time with my children & husband! Not only did we spend lots of time together we also were very productive ! We made our time at home Saturday magical by spending the whole day baking, making & eating!

  • The First thing Isabella & I did was make Reindeer Chow Snack Mix ! Mmmm... hard to keep your hands off of the rest of the day ! As you can see in the background, we also made "Cookie Press Cookies" from Jim's late grandmother's recipe. This has been passed down for a few generations and I can't wait until it is passed on to Isabella & Isaiah & their children too.  This is what they look like decorated! Much more Yummy!
  • Next we made a DOUBLE batch of my mother's sugar cookies, now this is a challenge for me. I absolutely LOVE my mother's sugar cookies, but I think I have to make 400 of them before I get them right ! I cannot wait until the day I get it right the first time. Maybe she needs to give up that "ROUND" cookie cutter than I don't have & then they will be perfect. Or maybe it 's the patience she's had with her cookies ( and her children) that I cannot seem to inherit. But either way, you will see I started moving on to other things & letting my daughter & husband take over the cutting process. In the end, we did finally get it right, and I tasted one of the best. See pictures and recipe to follow! One great ingredient that I am not sure ANY other sugar recipe has, : SECRET: SOUR CREAM ! Seriously, you should try them!

Judy's Homemade Sugar Cookies

Mix These Ingredients Well Together:
1 Cup of Butter
2 Cups of White Sugar
3 Eggs
1 Cup of Sour Cream
1 tsp. of Vanilla

In Another Bowl:
4 1/2 Cups of Flour
1 Tsp. of Baking Soda
3 Tsp. Baking Powder
1 Tsp. Salt

Mix ALL Together By Hand

Roll Out & Cut
(hint:to make them not crunchy but thick & super soft they need to be rolled out THICK! )

Bake at 350 Degrees for 10-12 minutes

The next thing that we did was make "The Gingerbread house" - Every household with young children always need a gingerbread house. Sadly, I have my husband & darling son that are very particular & architects as I learned. My daughter & I helped, but easily got bored and let them 2 "finish" it up. Besides Isaiah "Sneaking off" and eating all the gumdrops & candies, this boy was having lots of fun! I think I only heard Jim say "Don't touch" 100 times! I was in the kitchen laughing as I heard him repeatedly tell Isaiah "Don't touch" ...LOL!

Of course, the day wouldn't be complete if we didn't get to decorate some of those Sugar Cookies! So here then are some photo's of the kids decorating their cookies.

Here Isabella is decorating hers:

And here is Isaiah mostly just "licking the icing" .. and mommy helped him "finish" covering the cookies! Little Stinker! 

Of course, I let them eat them!!! 

It was a magical day spending time together, teaching Isabella in the kitchen, watching Isaiah "learn" how to sneek away 2 cookies, making a gingerbread house and letting them eat their decorated cookies! *** OH... and my wonderful husband to clean up the MESS! ****

But that's nothing compared to what we had going on Sunday! Stay Tuned! ...........

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Card Club Starting In January

I decided that 2012 I am going to start "liking" cards as much as my customers and offering them a Card Club just like I do my scrapbookers! How does this work you ask ? Well read below to find out how I am going to help you create cards that you will love to send to your loved ones throughout the year!

I will have a shopping list of what you need for the workshop & then an Optional Extra's list. You will be able to see the workshop a month before & the workshops will take place the 3rd Tuesdays of every month!

Starting in January the workshop will be January 17th, 2012 ! See below to get all the details! :) Enjoy!

You will be making 15 cards for $20 ! All occassion ! Just to start the year off right ! I can't wait to hear from you about getting started!

Please R.S.V.P. to me by January 7th, 2011
419-277-7576 or email me:

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Recent Projects - Wonderland

Well, I have been busy creating workshops in this "Wonderland" time of the year! I have some layouts that I have created for my recent Workshop on the Go peeps! I hope you enjoy! Thank you to Krista Hershberger for your inspiration on the left side of this first layout! You may visit her blog here : Krista's Blog

Layout  #1
Layout # 2

Layout #3
I showed my customers how to use the Liquid Applique to make their words look like they were snowed on!

Also used all the stickers & AP Cartridge to add beautiful embellishments!

Here we learned how to turn our Bling Assortment into "Twilight" with Liquid Glass & Re-inker

Just using some stickers & sponge daubing with the Petal ink works Great!

& Finally, using the stickease & Glitz Glitter Gel to warm up this layout!

Well, it's been some time in the making, but this is it, I'm finally into the "blogging world" ! I am super excited, scared & hopeful that my experience is good ! Good for you & good for me! I look forward to sharing all wonderful things as well as reaching out to many more of my customers and friends ! So, if you have blog hoppers, please send them my way! I am looking for friends to follow my blog! :) So Enjoy!