It's that time of year AGAIN!!! I have started my Hallowe'en and Christmas cards! It's humid and hot here in London Ontario but I have cold crisp days on my mind..

This Whipper Snapper design was colored with Copic markers and the designer paper is from Authentique 6 x 6 "Glowing" bundle pack. FUN papers.

The glittery letters were purchased from Michael's...

Enjoy and have a fabulous day!!


On the Menu Monday***

Chicken breasts, boneless, skin on... stuffed with a mixture of goat cheese, parsley, green onion, salt and pepper...

Salt and pepper on the outside and a little good olive oil.

Place in hot pan that can go into the oven and bake at 350 degrees until done.. I put the broiler on for a few minutes to crisp up the skin....

Fresh green and yellow beans from the market, simply steamed... They were SO good!!

Couscous and dried fruit... Two cups of hot chicken broth poured over, wait 5 minutes and you have a fabulous side dish... I added some toasted almonds as well at the end.

Dinner is served along with my home made zucchini relish which was good!!

Yummy!!! Thanks for stopping in today...


When the Cat is Away***

...the mouse will work her freaking tail off...

Jars all cleaned...

I bought 4 dozen cobs of corn from G 'n G Fresh Market and blanched them, cut them off the cob
and put them in my freezer.
This was the second batch..

The makings of zucchini relish...

Jars out of the water bath...waiting for those lids to pop!!!

Tomorrow I head to Trail's End market to get bushels of tomatoes...


Cosmo Cricket Sketch***

I saw this sketch on the Cosmo Cricket blog and thought I would give it a shot. It seemed a great sketch to use Papertrey Ink's "Button Boutique" set.

I also used several dies from Papertrey Ink as well... The scalloped edge die, spiral notebook page as well as one of rectangular label dies.

One of the main image s from Button Boutique was stamped on the rectangular label with Vintage Sepia ink, and all pieces were edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.

The buttons are from Papertrey Ink and the seam binding is from my sewing collection.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping in***


Just Because ***

I loved the card that Debbie Olson did so I recreated my version...twice!! Suzanne says to practice using my Copics so that is what I have been doing!!

You can see Debbie's card HERE***

The set that is used here is called "Autumn Abundance" from Papertrey Ink.

I used different papers, and different nestabilities...
A little glitter as well...

Have a great day everyone and thanks so much for stopping in***


Pizza on a Wednesday***

I haven't been participating in Yvonne's "On the Menu Monday" lately... Crappy camera, kids and puppies, nieces and brothers...

So I made pizza tonight from scratch!!

A little flour, yeast, water and olive oil...

The pizza before it went into the oven....

The pizza after it came out of the oven...

My piece***

It was yummy!! Fresh tomatoe sauce, mozzarella cheese, mushrooms that had been fried in a little olive oil before being placed on the pizza pie... so that they don't make the crust soggy.. and some serrano ham ever so lovinly draped over the cheese and mushrooms...




Ok...My camera is officially in the trash.. The pictures are horrible so I apologize in advance for this last one!!

I took a Copic Class with Suzanne Dean this past weekend here in London, Ontario at Scrappin' Great Deals.. It was fabulous... Lots of new ideas and a whole new way of thinking about using these pens.

I used the pens below to ink up this image.

It's the "Rustic Window Box" from Stampin' Bella. I also used letters from Webster's Pages "Little Storytellers".

I used Antique Linen ink to distress the edges and them roughed them up afterwards.

The designer paper is from my bit bin of course.

Have a great afternoon!!!


A brighter life***

This little guy is from the "Giddy Bugs" set from Paper Smooches...

He is stamped in black memento ink, colored with Copics, a little glitter and a few gemstones...

I used the Swiss dots cuttlebug folder on the background piece for some added texture.

The sentiment is from the same set, with a piece of grosgrain ribbon...

Have a fabulous day everyone and thanks for stopping by***


To the Man I love***




All things grow***

I did the background piece with alcohol inks and just plain white cardstock... not glossy... just gives a more matte effect!!

The white piece was cut out of a spellbinders nestabilitie and stamped with flowers from a Verve set called "Bloom and Grow".

I added a few gemstones and a piece of twine...