Tuesday, November 29, 2011

An Imagine Project

This was from a post earlier this year-I love making this recipe and love using my Imagine to create simple, fast, and creative projects.  The Imagine makes crafting easier for me.  I love all of my machines but the Imagine really is quick and wonderful when you need to make several projects.  I hope you enjoy this recipe.  It is a huge hit in the Pendarvis house!!!!!!!!

Here are the details:
I printed my own cardstock on the Imagine using the "Snow Angels" cartridge
I cut the cardstock at 12' by 6 "
Used a Martha Stewart loop punch
Added Christmas red ribbon to the top
Cut out the tag at 3 1/2" using the Imagine "Snow Angels" cartridge
Used a 1 inch hole punch for the tag
Added Christmas ribbon to the tag
**You could even add the recipe to the back of the tag or create a pocket tab
3 cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp. ground cinnamon
1 tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
2 cups white sugar
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups shredded zucchini
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease two 9x5 inch loaf pans.
  • In large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  • In separate bowl, combine sugar and eggs; beat (I whisk) until well blended. Add oil and vanilla; beat until combined. Stir in zucchini. Add flour mixture; stir until just moistened. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips. Spoon evenly into loaf pans.
  • Bake at 350 for 55-60 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • Cool in pan for 15 minutes. Remove bread from pans; cool completely on wire rack.
** THIS RECIPE MAKES 2 LOAVES!!!!!!!!!!!! yummo :)

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!!!

I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!  I am so thankful for many things in my life.  I am truly thankful for my husband, children, family, friends and crafting buddies!!!  I am currently visiting family in South Carolina and am loving the weather.  It was 78 degrees yesterday :)  As I sit here typing this message I am in my Mom's kitchen watching her put in the pies and make the stuffing just as I did when I was a child.  Sweet memories!!  I can't wait to eat LOL!!

I have all of my Black Friday ads here with me trying to devise my plan of attack at midnight!!  I am sure we will be going to Walmart, Target, Michaels, and more!!! 

 I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving with loved ones.  Thank you for sharing your ideas, creativity, and friendship!!!


Sunday, November 20, 2011

My family Christmas card :)

Ok...ok after playing around with several different ideas for this years Christmas card this is the final version.  I would love to say that I came up with this design but it is very similar to a version I found on google.  Sometimes I truly get into a crafting slump and I have a hard time designing something.  My bestie said to me, "Why don't you search cards on google?" so I did and came across several ideas from some incredible crafters and designers.  I put my own spin on the card design and I really love how it turned out.  I was rather covered in gold embossing powder but enjoyed every step in making the design.  I headed to Michaels today and picked up some cardstock (6 for $1.00!!) and now I need to make 50 cards.  I am hoping to get this  project completed by the end of next weekend.  Keep your fingers crossed for me LOL.  I am sure most crafters have already finished their cards!!  I am always behind -I pledge every year that I will start my cards in July but it never seems to feel right when I am in my shorts and flip flops!  Have a great week everyone and keep craftin' ;)  

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cricut Imagine Card-Enjoy the Seasons Cartridge

I just love my Cricut Imagine!!  This card was super fast and easy to make.  I used the Enjoy the Season Cartridge for the snowman and snowflake arch.  The paper was from a paper pack I recently purchased from Michaels.  I added some bling (have to have the bling!) with my Sakurka glitter pen and My Pink Stamper stamp set-this turned out super cute!!!  I feel like I am finally making a dent in my Christmas cards this year!  I hope everyone is having a super week-keep crafting and creating.  It is truly the best medicine!!!  :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Cheerful Seasons Cartridge from Creative Memories

A friend of mine let me borrow her Cheerful Seasons Cartridge from Creative Memories (she is a consultant)  I have had so much fun playing with the cart.  I think I might have to buy it for myself LOL ;)  I cut the wreath at 3 1/2 inches, added some stickles, bling ribbon and used My Creative Time stamps to create this card.  I love this paper I got from Michaels.  It is off to creating more cards for the holidays, some banners, and possibly some pop-up cards if there is time.  I can't believe that Thanksgiving is 8 days away and Christmas is 39 days away!!!!!!!!!!!!  Lots to do and never enough time :)  Have a super week!!!  

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy Thankgsgiving card

I am really having fun playing with my Gina K. Designs stamp sets that I purchased!!  Yes....it is a Cricutless card (can you believe it??)  I do feel bad, my poor Cricut Expression, E2, and Imagine have been feeling neglected lately.  I have a few projects that I will be making both for my classroom and home.  So have no fear....the Cricut is near!!!!  I must clean my craft area very soon because the scrappin' girls are heading over to my place this weekend for some fun.  I hope everyone has a chance this week to create something for family, friends, and loved ones.  I truly enjoy this hobby and all of the wonderful people I have met along my crafting journey who share the same love and passion for the craft.  Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

I finally had a chance to go down into the dungeon to craft a little this evening.  I am trying to finish up my Thanksgiving cards so I can mail them out this week.  Boy it is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just a week and a half away!!  My family will be traveling to South Carolina again this year to visit my parents.  We always have a great time down there....any time by the beach is a great time!! 
We cheat on Thanksgiving....we actually go out to dinner for our meal.  Nothing beats a home cooked meal but it is nice to just show up and have the meal prepared for you, no dishes to clean, and no sweating by the stove all day.  The only drawback is NO LEFTOVERS!!! :(  I think we might cook a turkey breast and a few sides for the rest of the weekend!   I will be baking a pumpkin spice bundt cake drizzled with a cream cheese frosting!! YUMMMMOOOO ...I can't wait!  I have more cards on my list to make so I will be heading down to the dungeon again tomorrow.  I hope everyone had an opportunity to catch some of those pre "black Friday" sales!!!  Have a super week!!! 

Materials used:
Gina K. Designs stamp set
Sakura glitter pens
Spellbinders Die Cuts
DCWV Fall paper pack from last year
Ribbon found at Michaels
Stampin' Up cardstock

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Turkey Day is right around the corner!!!

Well I just looked at the calendar and realized that I better get a move on these Thanksgiving cards and Christmas cards!  I just love the Create a Critter cartridge-this little fellow (turkey) was cut at 3 1/2 inches.  I used the "Give Thanks" stamp from Gina K. Designs and a Sukura glitter pen to add some bling.  I am very much into super simple, quick and fast card making.  Being a wife, mother of 2 boys, and a full-time 3rd grade teacher it doesn't leave very much time for crafting!  But I tend to manage :)
More to come....holiday banners, boxes, gift card holders and more!!!  It is time to start thinking about my parent volunteers who help me out so much in the classroom!  Hope everyone is having a great week!

**Sorry for the cut off picture.  My Nikon camera that I got for Christmas last year just took it on the chin.  It is not even taking pictures now :(.....looks like I will be putting a camera on the new list LOL!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Touching base!!

Hello everyone!!  Just touching base-it has been too long since I have posted anything.  Things are hectic and crazy and I can only imagine them getting even crazier with the upcoming holidays.  I came across this photo of a project that I made for a very dear friend of mine who shares the same love and passion for Cricut cartridges LOL ;)
I am in the process of making my holiday project list-does anyone out there ever do this?  I try to write my project list down ...that is the easy part!  Sticking to the list seems to be the most difficult part :)  I also write down my baking list.  Each year I try to bake and make something for the bus drivers, co-workers, school secretary, and friends.  Not to mention coming up with a Christmas card to mail out to  family and friends!!
Put your seat belts on...the busy time of the year is underway!!!  I hope everyone is able to "make and bake" something!!!  Have a super week :)