Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yum, Yum, Yum… Oh… AND a SALE!


Anybody ever go to a Pampered Chef party??? If you HAVE… then you know that sometimes they have ‘themes’ for the food that the demonstrators prepare for you (while they try to sell you everything in their cooking supply catalogue… hee hee hee…).  I hosted one of these parties a long time ago… and the theme I picked was ‘Death by Chocolate!’  (of course…) And one of the recipes we tried out during our party was one for these AMAZINGLY YUMMY brownie bites!!!  And NOW I’M ADDICTED TO THEM!!!! LOL!  I made these just a little while ago (with my ‘very excited’ son helping me) to take over to our friends’ house… and I just thought I would show them off here! They are extremely tasty and super easy to make.  (Click HERE to check out the recipe)  The topping is made out of white chocolate, cream cheese, whipped topping, milk, and powdered sugar… YUM! 

I hope you all had a good Valentine’s Day!  My oh-so-sweet hubby surprised me with a gift certificate for a 90 MINUTE MASSAGE!!!! WOOHOO!!! (Can you say ‘major brownie points for HIM???!!!’ WAHAHAHA!)  My kiddos enjoyed handing out treats at school to their classmates too.  I wanted to do something a bit different from the typical store bought cards… so I put together these little treat purses.  I based the design on a free purse template by Angelflight Scraps. 




I used Kim Broedelet’s CUTE kit, ‘Hearty Tarty’ to make these.  And YES… it was a LOT of cutting!!! LOL!  I picked on some of my poor friends and made them help me put them together at a Scrapbooking night my friend hosted at her house last week.  They took one look at my ‘pile of paper’ and gave me some major pity looks… and just dug in!!!  Ha ha ha… THANKS GIRLS!!!

And I know it’s already late on Sunday morning… but I had to pop on here and let you know about an INCREDIBLE SALE that Kim B is having today!!!


Hurry on over to DSO and check out some of her amazing scrapping supplies!!!  Kim has a NEW KIT out too!!!


Isn’t it just GORGEOUS!!!!???? This has GOT TO BE one of my all time Kimmie kit faves!!!  LOVE the colors… and the elements are fresh and creative… and her papers are STUNNINGLY beautiful!  This is one NOT to miss!

I put together a small sampler for ya made from this new fantastic kit… a brag book page for you to download:


You can find it here : (link has expired)

Hope you’re finding this post in time to speed on over to Kim’s store and check out her sale… and enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Oh… WAIT WAIT WAIT… I almost forgot to tell ya about Bunny’s special WEB DESIGN service!!!  She’s running a steal of a deal for JUST the month of February… so if you’re looking for an incredibly talented and professional web designer… ‘HOP’ on over to Bunny’s blog by clicking HERE and check it out!!!  Hee hee…

Thursday, February 5, 2009

One Year Of Blogging!

I just realized this morning that today is my blog’s ‘1 year anniversary!’ I had joined Kim Broedelet’s CT not too long before that… and I was SO PETRIFIED to attempt to join the blogging world!  LOL!  But everyone was SO friendly and welcoming… and I’ve loved being able to communicate and interact with everyone through my little blog.  Awww… ***warm fuzzies*** right??? hee hee hee…

My first blog post from a year ago also contained my first blog freebie… and just for fun I thought I would offer you a couple of the Brag Book Pages that were in that VERY FIRST freebie!  (Some of you probably already have it though… LOL!  But… for those of you who DON’T have it yet, I hope that it will come in handy for Valentine’s Day coming up!) 


Pick up this freebie here: (link has expired)

I used one of them for MY Valentine’s card last year to send out to family members. See…

VDay Card Kisses

AND… the kit I used to put these together is ‘Lovable’ by Kim B… and right now it’s ON SALE at 30% off!!!  Hurry on over to DSO to take advantage of this great deal!


Kim also has a TON of other ‘love related’ fantastic scrap gear on SALE right now!!!  Save anywhere from 25%-30% on a bunch of items.  If you pop on over to check out her store, you can save some major moolah on these gorgeous supplies:




And just to ‘celebrate’ my oh-so-exciting one year landmark… wahahaha… I thought I would turn one of my layouts into a Quick Page for you as well!  It’s LOVE themed too… so you should be able to find a way to use it this time of year!  Here is the original layout:  (yup… that’s me on my wedding day)


I used Kim Broedelet’s kits ‘Time Anew’ and also ‘Words for You’ to make this page.  And here is YOUR FREEBIE :


Pick it up here: (link has expired)

Thanks to all of you for making this a FUN year for me!  I’ve really enjoyed getting to know so many new people… so I’m sending out some digital {{{{{HUGS}}}}} for you!!!  Hee hee hee…

Oh… and keep scrolling down to my post from last time to learn about some other ‘love themed’ FREEBIES you can get by participating in my Scraplift Challenge over at DSO! 

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

I’m Back! I’m Alive!

Well… the cold that just ‘wouldn’t die’ has finally kicked the bucket.  (I hope… ha ha ha!)  I still am feeling tired… but mostly better!  Hooray!  I’m finally planting my backside in front of the computer this morning for (hopefully) a while to get some things DONE that I’ve been putting off because of a total lack of energy!  ***I was having ‘scrapping withdrawals’***

Soooo… I DO have a freebie for ya today… in a sense.  I’m going to tell you about the freebie you can get if you do something incredibly easy… something that you all do ANYWAY… make a scrapbook page! LOL!

Participate in my BRAND NEW FEBRUARY SCRAPLIFT CHALLENGE OVER AT DIGISCRAPOBSESSION!!!!  Woohoo!  Click HERE to visit me there and learn all about it…

I’ve whipped up a couple of February themed (the month of ***luv***) posting bonuses for you if you play along!  The first one is this hybrid ‘Love’ album… (first one I ever made… and I’ve found that it was a LOT of fun… will have to make MORE!  hee hee…)


And lookie… I even put it together for MYSELF!  I had fun inserting some of my wedding pics (won’t tell ya from what year… heh heh heh) and I had a BLAST over at my friend, Jacki’s house adding some extra ‘real’ embellishments!  (Jacki – you’re the BEST!)


And I figured that since I had to actually create the papers and gear to make this little album in the first place – I might as well give ya the mini kit I made too!


So this month if you play along in my Scraplift Challenge you will get ‘Two for the price of one!’  It’s really fun and easy to do… I hope hope hope to see you there!

Well, I will be back again SOON with some new creations.  (now that I can stand to sit in front of this old puter again)  See ya later!