Friday, February 8, 2019

PAWPRINTS ON MY HEART



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Thank you for joining this hop that showcases our furry family members who are so dear to our hearts.

My furry babies outnumber my children right now: three cats and two dogs compared with four children. I would have more fur babies if  we had the room for them. 

Today I did a layout to showcase the newest member of our household. Bea is a sweet English bulldog. My American bulldog mix passed away in August and in September an ad appeared on Craig's List with the heading "Broken English Bulldog." My curiosity got the best of me and I opened the ad and decided I had to contact the owners. Bea started out being able to hear, but because her owners didn't know how to care for her properly, she got a bad infection in her ears that left her deaf.

The people I got her from were not the original owners but people who stepped in to help her. She now is living at our house and is spoiled rotten. She is clingy due to being deaf but we like it. She's a 50 pound cuddlebug.


The animal print paper is from the DCWV Animal Paper Stack that came out years ago. I don't think you can find it any longer. :( I used my Cricut Explore Air to cut out the dog and paw designs. I hand cut the banner.
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This is a close up of what I wrote plus shows so of the extra touches I added to the layout such as buttons and glitter.


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Now for some scrapbooking magic...

I did the cute little banner on the top of the layout and I came up with a great way to string yarn through the tiny little holes. I needled wasn't big enough for the yarn and using a needle with a eye that was big enough would make the holes in the banner too big. I came across my needle threader and put it to work and it worked perfectly!

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Thank you again for joining our hop and meeting our furry loved ones. If you found my blog, which is at the very end, and want to see all the terrific fur baby projects, please head to the beginning at Connie Can Scrap's blog.



Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Baked Salmon with mayo and honey glaze

Here's the scoop on this fish recipe. I found the recipe on line, followed it exactly, tasted it and found it was way too salty and I LOVE salt. So if I say something is too salty, believe me, it's too salty.

I'm going to revamp the recipe so it shouldn't be as salty for you.


I started with about a 3 pound whole fresh salmon fillet.


Set oven to bake at 350 degrees.


Mix following ingredients: This mixture goes on top of the salmon.


1 cup mayonnaise

2 T. ground garlic and parsley mixture
1 T. lemon juice or more to taste
1 T. Lawyers seasoning salt (The original recipe called for 2 T. seasoning salt which was too salty.)
1/4 cup honey **If you're not a sweet tooth person, you can use less/to taste. 
                        (Honey is my secret weapon because it makes a glaze.)

Mix all ingredients above together until smooth and set aside while you're laying your salmon out.


Prep a cookie sheet with a tin foil to cover the whole thing (You'll thank me later.) and spray lightly with cooking spray. Place salmon fillet on prepared cookie sheet with skin side down. 


Spread above mayo mixture over salmon and make sure to cover the whole fillet on top.


Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until flaky in the middle when broken with fork.



Hey, just because it's ugly, doesn't mean it's not good.

When you take it out of the oven, you should be able to use a metal spatula to cut through the salmon just down to the skin and it should slide off the skin when you dish it out.

It doesn't look that appealing, but wait till you try it. There was none left at my house. Once everyone is done eating, you can just roll up the tin foil with extra sauce and skin and through it away. Easy clean up!

Friday, December 7, 2018

Stockings Were Hung Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the 
Stockings were Hung Blog Hop!

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"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, 
in hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there."

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by Christmas Stockings! Each of our projects will have at least one stocking on it.

You should have arrived from Narelle's blog but if you just so happened to stumble across our hop and need to start at the very start, Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this Special holiday hop! 

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10 p.m. to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.


We have three awesome sponsors for this hop!!

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Will be giving away this gorgeous Winter mailbox die, glitter tape and fun twine!

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The Stamp Shop is giving away Kaisercraft Peace and Joy paper pad and collectibles

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Wendy Chapman Bellino is giving away a Christmas themed digital kit from Club Scrap.

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What do you need to do to win? Easy... become  a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.


You will have until 10 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win. 


Winners will be announced on Wednesday 12/12/18 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!



I love to hoard pretty holiday paper and while going through my stash I found the Recollections Signature Especial "Memories Never Melt."  The big stocking is already on the paper and the small stockings were from another sheet that I fussy cut out. I'm sorry to say but they don't sell this pad any longer. :(

Okay, now some cute cards I made using stamps and my alcohol markers. I don't have Copic (I'm too cheap.) but I have a lot of other brands and like some better than others. My favorite are Specrum Noir. The stamps are the kind you stamp first and then use my Cricut Cuttlebug to cut around the design.




This Santa one at the end was just a stamp that I stamped and colored.


Be sure to hop over to Sue's blog for more holiday cheer!!!



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Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.










Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Be sure to join us next month for our
This Magic Moment Disney Themed Blog hop!

Thank you for letting us inspire you!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Danger Zone Blog Hop

Welcome to the Danger Zone Blog Hop





This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by the creepy, scary creatures of Halloween!

Connie Can Crop is the beginning of this "danger" filled hop! You should have arrived from Cindy's blog but if not please start at the beginning.

This is a one day blog hop, but you have until Sunday at 10 p.m. to finish hopping and leaving your love for all of these talented crafters.

We have an awesome sponsor for this hop!!
Miss Kate Cuttables
One lucky winner is going to win their choice of 3 files!!
What do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects.

You will have until 10 p.m. Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments on every blog to be eligible to win.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday 10/24/18 at Connie Can Crop.

Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way!

I love, love, love Halloween so I had a blast getting ready for this hop.

Zombie treat boxes


I'll start out with my "zombie" themed creations. I used my Cricut cutter and some of the Halloween cartridges to make these zombie boxes.  I used the Happy Hauntings cartridge for the tombstone box, the 3 Birds - Life's a Party for the R.I.P. tombstone and the Pumpkin Carving cartridge for the Zombie hand.

I layered the tombstone and hand on top of the box, grouped them and sized them to 11.50 inches. I used some dark red ink to give a bloody look to the hands and I sprayed the hand, tombstone and grass with Tattered Angels glimmer mist to add a little sparkle. 

Thank you for stopping by here today and now be sure to head over to Sue's blog

Here's our line up in case you get lost along the way.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Join Us...

Our next blog hop is on October 20th and you're invited to join us and see what scary things we have up our sleeves.



Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Winner of Generations of Love Blog Hop

I used Random.org to help with the winning number and it picked number 5 - Miranda from Crafting with Miranda. Congratulations Miranda.

I want to take this time to thank you those who joined our hop and those who took the time to hop through an leave comments. Without all of you, there wouldn't be a hop.

Until next month...

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Generations of Love Blog Hop

This is a blog hop featuring projects inspired by our family tree and our Grandparents in honor of National Grandparents Day.

National Grandparents Day is Sunday, September 9th.


This is a weekend hop, but you have until Monday at midnight to finish hopping.


Lorby's World is the blog to start at and she is offering a special prize to one lucky person. All you have to do is hop through all the participants in the blog hop and leave a comment on each of the their blogs. Lorby's World will pick a winner to be announced on Wednesday, September 12th.

Here's a peak at what you could win just for hopping and commenting on each blog.






Now on with the hop and celebrating all things family.


This picture of my father and son was taken back in 2007. My son, who was 8 at the time, wanted to take a picture of his Papa and himself with his Papa's Polaroid Camera to give to us. This was a selfie before anyone knew what a selfie was.



It's wonderful to have this picture along with my son's handwriting. My son is 19 now and my father passed away a year after this picture was taken.

Products for project:

Paper from the DCWV called "The French Country Stack"
I used my Cricut to cut out the letters and the flowers.
Letters from the cartridge: Batman
Flowers from the cartridge: Simply Charmed


Thank you for joining us today and please continue on to KIM.

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