Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Howl'O ween!

Happy Howl'O ween!

Here's a jaunty little video
 just for Halloween, it 
sure made me laugh! 

Hurry it's not too late to download 
and send a friend a Halloween card
Click HERE to choose the va 
Herm & Ethel Postcards!

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

No Chill Sugar Cookie Printable Recipe Card

With this cooler weather I was in the mood 
to bake and made some of my favorite 
No Chill Cutout Sugar Cookies. I've been 
making this recipe since my kids were little, and 
even now they still love them, the only difference is 
they don't want to help cut them out 
anymore LOL This year I changed the recipe 
a bit by using half white flour and half whole 
wheat flour and it gave it a nice flavor my 
family really liked.

Here's a freebie printable Recipe card you 
can download and print. 
(Just click on the image above, save to 
your computer then locate the file an print.)

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Creative Challenge Reminder

Just a reminder that the Creative 
Challenge contest is nearing the 
end....Oct 31st to be exact.  
I know many said they wanted to 
enter but so far I only 
have 3 entries so hurry 
and get yours in :-)
 Download the above torso and 
create your own grunge torso 
tag and then leave a comment with 
a link to your tag.

3 Names will be drawn and the lucky 
winners will each win one of
PDF Torso Tag Collage Sheets
(they will be emailed to each winner)

 *Names will be drawn end of October.

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

7 Things About Me

What a nice surprise! Its been awhile since I've 
been bestowed a blog award and Susan over at 
has awarded me this Versatile Blogger Award.
Thanks Susan!
I'm suppose to list 7 things about 
myself so here goes:

1.  I love all bright colors but Pink is my favorite
2.  I don't like touching door knobs and will try to use my shirt.
3.  I love watching old movies
4.  I hate the smell of gum
5.  I have eclectic taste in music from Celtic to Rap.
6.  I love the flavor of Limes
7. My favorite food is Mexican

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wizard of Oz

I'm happy to announce my newest 
category in my Zazzle store-Wizard of Oz!
There you can find shirts, cups bags and 
aprons with magical ruby slipppers!
Take me to OZ

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

About Family Crafts
Sherri will be carving pumpkins soon. If you will be too, check out these free pumpkin carving designs to download. 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
Carmi discovers an amazing new stamp company in her own backyard. 

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world 
This week at Craftside there is a chance to win a copy of 101 Ways to Do More With Your Dog, a tutorial on how to make an abstract painting from a photo and a vintage photo to try it out with and a 5-ingredient recipe for Frosted Flakes Bars. 

Crafty Princess Diaries 
Having hand trouble due to carpel tunnel? This tip might help you out so you can get back to crafting. 

Eileen - The Artful Crafte
There are various options for printing greeting cards onto glossy photo paper. Here are some money-saving tips from Eileen. 

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter 
Madge shares a new project for Jewel School and muses about The Big Move 

Mixed Media Artist 
Sometimes you just need to think about how to reuse items that you've made... 

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery 
See how to make Halloween kint cuffs embellished with vintage pins inspired by the book- Warm Knits, Cool Gifts. 

The Crochet Dude 
Big reveal over at Drew's blog - his super cute strappy clutch purse design! Just in time for the holiday party season! 

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Printable Day of the Dead Skull Banner

Download a printable 
Day of the Dead skull banner 
like the one below:

by clicking HEREYou will need 11x14 
business size paper to print out on and 
an Adobe Reader to view your PDF file.

 a fun 
Día De Los Muertos 
(Day of the Dead) project

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Crash Landing!

Yikes! We had a crash in our  
front yard! We heard all this racket 
and discovered that the Wicked Witch 
of the West had crashed landed in our 
bushes! She even lost one of her 
ruby slippers!!!
 Download these freebie
ruby slipper postcards and 
email them to your friends

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Broken Heart?

I've been driving by this heart shaped 
bush and finally remembered to take 
a looks like its actually a 
broken heart!

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Picture of the Day 10-19-2010

Today I took my son to the dentist and 
they had this lit up sign on the counter.  
It truly made me laugh out loud, 
I love their humor! :-)

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

Crafty Princess Diaries 
There is a call out for professional crocheters, scrapbookers, and quilters. 

Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world 
This week at Craftside there is a chance to win the new big and beautiful book Quilts Around The World by Spike Gillespie, a knit boxed eyelet pattern, a bunch of ways to get a "handle" on your books and journals and tips on painting realistic blood just in time for Halloween. 

Carmi's Art/Life World 
Carmi figures out how to use paper to decorate an apron. 

Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter 
Madge muses about choices, consequences, regrets and living out loud. 

Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery 
See how to make paper pom pom pumpkins inspired by the book Page Maps 2 

Mixed Media Artist 
Cyndi has a really fun book to give away this week: Create Colorful Aluminum Jewelry 

Eileen - The Artful Crafter 
Calling all totes! Eileen is looking for tote bag decorating examples. If you need some inspiration first, watch the video on how to make a recycled tote bag. 

About Family Crafts 
Sherri is hosting a Make-It-Over crafts challenge and is calling for people to submit their Halloween crafts made using recyclables! 

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Pumpkin Scones

  Delicious Whole Wheat Pumpkin Scones
2 cups (260 grams) Whole Wheat flour (You can use regular flour)
1/3 cup (70 grams) light or dark brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (113 grams) cold butter, cut into pieces
1/3 cup (50 grams) raisins
1/3 - 1/2 cup Vanilla Flavored Coffee Creamer
1/2 cup (120 ml) fresh or canned pure pumpkin (if using 
canned pumpkin make sure there are no spices or sugar added)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, spices, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Cut the butter into small pieces and blend into the flour mixture with a pastry blender or two knives. The mixture should look like coarse crumbs. Stir in the raisins and pecans, if using. In a separate bowl mix together the vanilla coffee creamer  , pumpkin puree and then add the pumpkin cream mixture to the flour mixture. Mix just until the dough comes together. Do not over mix.
Transfer to a lightly floured surface and knead dough gently four or five times and then pat the dough into a circle that is about 7 inches (18 cm) round and about 1 1/2 inches (4 cm) thick. Cut this circle in half, then cut each half into 4 pie-shaped wedges (triangles). Place the scones on the baking sheet.

** If you find that your scone dough is too sticky or maybe too dry?  The cause of this is your flour. Flour absorbs different amounts of liquid depending on the weather (how humid) or its freshness. So if you find your dough a little too sticky or dry, try adding a little more flour or liquid.

Streusel Topping:
1/4 cup (55 grams) brown sugar
1/4 cup (35 grams) all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons (30 grams) chilled  butter, cut into pieces

For the Streusel Topping: In a small bowl whisk together the 
sugar, flour, and cinnamon. With a pastry blender or two 
knives, cut in the butter until crumbly. Top each scone with a 
teaspoon or two of the streusel mixture.

Place the baking sheet inside another baking sheet to prevent the bottoms of the scones from over browning. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.  

Optional Icing Topping
1/3 to 1/2 C. powdered sugar
1-3 Tbl. of Flavored Coffee Creamer
Add creamer to powered sugar little by little until it's a creamy 
mixture.  Once scones have cooled drizzle icing over scones.

Bon Appetit

Artistic Inspirations to help you create! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fall Special

15% off your order of $15.00 or more 
(includes sale items)
Use coupon code "fall" at the time 
of check out.

Happy Creating!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Halloween Boo Banner

  Boo Banner
I created this boo banner for my niece.  
I used some Halloween papers I picked up 
at Michaels this year.  I dug out the plastic 
spider rings I bought last year (click Here to see 
last year's project using them) and cut the 
backs off and glued them on to the fronts and 
added a little sparkle with extra fine glitter dust.   
I added some skull beads to finish it off.

Click Here to view previous banners

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


  Our newest grand baby picture! 
It's really amazing how far the sonogram machines 
have come since I had  my youngest son 17 years 
ago.  I remember them not showing such a defined 
picture as the one above.  I just love this picture 
Iwill have to think of something creative to 
make with it!
So far so good 10 fingers and 10 toes!

Artistic Inspirations to help you create! 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Crafty Blogger Blurbs

 I can't believe another week has flown 
by and it's Crafty Blogger Blurb Links 
once again!

  About Family Crafts
What is the most unique Halloween costume you have ever worn or seen someone else wear? Share your ideas and read about others...

Carmi's Art/Life World
Carmi experiments with her own images to make a 3D card embellishment.
Craftside-A behind-the-scenes peek at a crafty world
This week at Craftside there is a chance to win a copy of the new book Creating Glamorous Jewelry with Swarovski Elements, info about getting involved with conservation work with your dog and the upcoming ReuseConex event, and a recipe for cognac Cherries.

Crafty Princess Diaries
Tammy gives you the low-down and her favorite picks from Drew Emborksy's new crochet book.

Eileen - The Artful Crafter
If you’ve been hesitant to try decoupage on wood, check out Eileen’s tips for beginners.
Margot Potter The Impatient Crafter
It's 'fallish' and Madge has created a fabulous fashion friendly fall jewelry set for Jewel School.
Mixed Media Artist
Cyndi finished up her series on altered books with a flourish ;-)

 Stefanie Girard's Sweater Surgery
See how to crochet a bead and Soft Flex bracelet inspired by Heidi Boyd's new book Wired Beautiful

Artistic Inspirations to help you create!