Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Happy 10th Birthday Maya

It's either today or tomorrow. I can never be sure but we will be celebrating with a long walk through the forest and maybe a special treat or two.
Happy Birthday, MyMy! I forgive you for laying on my hostas yesterday. 😍

Monday, 8 May 2017

April Challenge

We're on a roll. Keeping up the monthy card exchange and using new products as we go. This month I borrowed the Your Next Stamp Monster set from Keri and she used her own previously untouched Tea cup dies from MFT.
And here is her card...
These are the monster stamps I borrowed....
And here's the card I made...
Very versatile. I think I should make a few more of these.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Skor Cookies

I wanted to make a basic cookie yesterday and use up a couple things in my pantry so I decided to make these Skor cookies. They are delish! might stick a bit to your cookie sheet so make sure it well greased or tempered. A nice plain buttery cookie with a hint of toffee.

Skor Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/3 cups Chipits Skor Toffee bits

Cream butter and sugars, add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Drop by cookie scoop onto well-greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350F 10 to 12 min.

Monday, 1 May 2017

Wedding season

Wedding season is coming right up and I'm looking forward to a very special wedding event this Fall so it's got me in the mood to make some cards.

I saw something similar on Pinterest and thought I'd give it a whirl. I couldn't find the appropriate colour or size of dots to go in the center of my flowers and then I remembered, I got a couple Nuvo drops in a card kit way back when. I gave it a shot applying directly to the card and gave it a lot of time to dry (overnight) and voila the perfect embellishment. Of course, I then had to run out to my favourite LSS and purchase a few more "favourite" colours.

I'm all about value and this did the trick. You can also make your own dots and adhere with an adhesive dot. I just dropped mine onto waxed paper.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Pinterest Fail

My blog has been pretty quiet lately so I thought I would put up a fail for a change. I saw this idea on Pinterest and thought it would be interesting to try for Easter. I have the Jello mold that makes the 3D eggs. Not sure if its available anymore but its really fun to play with and I have the jello jellybean mold also. You're supposed to make the eggs and cut them in half and scoop them out to look like devilled eggs. I found that once I scooped a bit of the middle out the eggs were really fragile and kind of fell apart. So that's my Pinterest fail for this month.
Otherwise, they looked pretty cute and tasted fine.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Lucky Lindor

Recently Lindor was featured on Kingsdale Animal Hospital's Facebook page celebrating her recovery from a near fatal illness last March. I credit Lindor's diagnosis and recovery with the tremendous staff at Kingsdale including the wonderful Dr. Brad Hinsberger who came in on his day off to perform the emergency surgery.

Lindor Fall 2016
 Here's what they had to say...
This month marks the one-year anniversary of Lindor's emergency spleenectomy.
Lindor, who was 7 years old at the time, had been feeling unwell and had a decreased appetite, which is terribly unusual for a Labrador Retriever. X-rays revealed that she had an enlarged spleen that had ruptured and was bleeding into her abdomen.

In order to save her life, Lindor's spleen had to be removed. Within days of this procedure, Lindor was back to her normal self. Her spleen was sent to the laboratory to identify the cause of its enlargement. It was determined that Lindor had a type of cancer, B cell Lymphoma, that fortunately was caught early and had not spread beyond her spleen. Lindor continues to do well.

Congratulations Lindor! You are a wonderful patient. Your family (including your Kingsdale Family) loves you so much!

Footnote: Lindor is currently in training to obtain her final leg for her Intermediate title in CKC Rally Obedience.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Butterscotch Confetti

These squares are like eating little pillows of buttery perfection. So quick to throw together and they freeze well also (if they make it that far).

Butterscotch Confetti

1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 cup Butterscotch chips
2 cups (approx) of white or coloured mini marshmallows

Melt butter and peanut butter over low heat. Stir in chips until melted. Cool a bit and add marshmallows. Pack down in 8x8 pan lined with wax paper. Chill and cut.

Doesn't get any easier then that. Could add some peanuts for a twist.