Thursday, February 23, 2012

Winter Blues Card Swap 2012

I am hosting the Winter Blues Card Swap this year and I would love for you to join us! I made a video describing all the details about the swap, so instead of typing them all out, I thought that I would just share my video here too :)

Please leave a comment and come and join us in this fun winter cheer up ... lol

Thanks for stopping by,


Thursday, February 16, 2012

Cupcake Thank You Cards

Our church has an annual Sweet Notes concert, which was held this past Sunday. This event is a concert made up of all the wonderful musicians in our congregation followed by a reception of lots of wonderful Valentine's treats. This year we had a candy table and lots and lots of festively decorated cupcakes :)
I wanted to send the two wonderful ladies that organized and ran this event a little thank you card to let them know how much we enjoyed the evening! Here is what I came up with,

I could not decide between two different ribbons so I used both, one on each!
The patterned patter is from K&Company’s Sweet Nector pad. The rest of the paper is from Recollections.
The cupcake is cut from the Something to Celebrate Cricut cartridge, and is cut at 3”. I have popped it up with pop dots and added some glitter glue to the little heart at the top, just to give a little
The sentiment is a stamp from the Sweetest Cupcake stamp set from My Pink Stamper.

I hope everyone is having a great day :)
 Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Who Loves Valentine's ??

Hi everyone,

Today I have decided to participate in the February MY PINKALICIOUS BLOG HOP @ My Pink Stamper.

It was a lot of fun, here is what I came up with:

The cute little owl and her branch were cut from the Create A Critter Cricut cartridge, and the circle and the scallop were cut from the Winter Woodland cartridge.
All the paper is from recollections and the patterned paper is from the All Seasons paper pad.
The sentiments on the outside and inside are from My Pink Stamper’s Happiest Moments and Punny-lcious stamp sets.

I hope everyone is having a great weekend :) :)
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

More Baking...

Hi everyone,
Just a quick hello today... I host a small ladies group on Wednesday afternoons and today I decided to bake up some tasty treats for all of us.
It is gray, damp and cold out so I wanted to create something that would be cosy to eat while drinking a hot tea or coffee!

I found this great recipe for French Toast cupcakes and I thought is there anything more cosy than a nice warm breakfast on the weekend?
So I thought that I would try to capture some of that weekend brunch feeling right here in the middle of the

I found these really cute cupcake liners at Michael's

French Toast Cupcakes


1 1/2 cup All purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Unsalted butter melted and cooled
2 teaspoons Maple extract
1/2 cup milk

1. Preheat oven to 350'F and line baking pan with paper liners.
2. Mix together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a small bowl.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. Make sure the butter is cool or you?ll have scrambled eggs.
4. Whisk in maple extract and then alternate between whisking in flour mixture and milk. Make three additions of flour mix and two of milk. Beat until smooth.
5. Scoop batter into prepared mini-muffin pan and bake 12-14 minutes until golden brown and tops spring back when lightly touched.
6. Cool the cupcakes on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool completely.

Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting  - Makes 3 cups

1 package (8 ounces) reduced fat cream cheese, at room temperature
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, at room temperature
3 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Place the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until combined, 30 seconds. Stop the machine. Add the conFectioners' sugar, a little at a time, blend?ing with the mixer on low speed until the sugar is well incorporated, 1 minute. Add the cinnamon, then increase the mixer speed to medium and blend the frost?ing until fluffy, 1 minute more.

They were really easy to bake and turned out beautifully :)

Thanks for stopping by,


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