New Personalized Stamp

Hello, hello!  How was your weekend?!  We had a blast relaxing and enjoying ourselves in the desert this Labor day weekend!  I wanted to share with you something very special and I am over the moon excited about!!!  I recently ordered a personalized handmade stamp.  A few years ago, Stampin’ Up! discontinued making them and I needed to get mine replaced and Holly, who can be found on Instagram @burnsnestdesigns is fantastic to work with and I love her attention to detail.

If you know me, I am all about the presentation and packaging and Holly sure did a great job, just check out the padded envelope and note that contained my new stamp!  Please check out her Etsy store for products that she offers here.



Update on the Miller’s


Hello, just a quick post to fill you in.  I had all good intentions of posting new projects but I need to put it on the back burner for a bit.  My daughter has been diagnosed with strep throat, at least the doctor is fairly certain it is by just looking at her throat this morning.  They did do a swab test for mono and strep and we won’t find out the results until Wednesday.

I am hoping with lots of rest, fluids and love (antibiotics too!) she will be back to normal in several days.  So until she is fully recovered, I am taking a break from blogging.

I will leave you with a bit of good news, I am redoing my craft room/office and when I return, I hope to be sharing my space with you.


Going Off-Line for a Bit!

Hello Everyone!  I thought I would pop in and give you an update on several things.


You may have noticed that my blog is missing a lot of stuff that I had previously on my sidebars (i.e., catalogs, specials, etc.).  Not to worry… I am working with a designer and she is doing some maintenance work and hopefully it will be back together very soon.  “crossing fingers”


I now have a full-time position as an office manager for a small boutique audit services firm located 30 minutes from home.  The job interview and offer came very quickly!


Lauren (DD) started high school two weeks ago!  Crazy, how times flies!  She attended her first high school dance last Friday and she showed me a video that was taken.  Holy cow!  It looked like a concert with about a thousand or more kids dancing to the music that the DJ was playing.  So far, she is liking the high school experience (no complaints is good).


I have a Halloween class planned for October and we will be making the Witching Decor Project Kit!  It will be a spooky-good time!  I have lots of good items to share with you from the Holiday Catalog.  So until then, be safe my friends!


3-D Items, Miscellaneous, Sale-a-Bration

Girl Scout Silver Award Gift

One of my girls in my Girl Scout troop has earned the Silver Award, the highest award a Cadette Girl Scout can earn.  Since she is participating in the Girl Scout Council’s Silver Award ceremony, I wanted to make her a small gift.  Came out pretty cute, huh?



All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
130622 Label Love Stamp Set $17.95
100712 Brushed Silver Card Stock $7.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
132142 Silver Metallic Encore Pad $9.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
104294 Sticky Strip $6.95
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals $3.95
n/a Twisty Treats Kit (2014 SAB Product) ***
103579 Paper Snips $9.95
108360 Craft Scissors $29.95
131206 1/8″ Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
130920 Artisan Label Punch $15.95
*** This item is no longer available.


3-D Items, Miscellaneous

Camp Name Badges

A few weeks ago my Girl Scout troop hosted a 1st Time Campers event for Brownie and Junior grade level girls and their leaders.  This event is held twice a year and it is a fully girl-led program!  It gives the troops the skills and confidence needed so they are prepared to take their troops out on their own.

Prior to the camping event, my girls said that they wanted camp names.  So I made these name badges with the camp names they choose.


Here are the close ups.  I hope that you enjoy them!








All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
126562 The Great Outdoors Stamp Set $21.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
131259 Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
131261 Neutrals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $22.95
131266 Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
131262 Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95
All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
126562 The Great Outdoors Stamp Set $21.95
100730 Whisper White Cardstock $8.50
131259 Brights Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
131261 Neutrals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $22.95
131266 Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
131262 Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers $28.95
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer $29.95

Print Ads

Have you seen these yet? Stampin Up! is now advertising in a few select publications.  I received my first one and it so fresh and fun! Here take a look, my copy of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.

Flipping through the pages and there it was. It was those beautiful, bright colors that stopped me in my tracks. Color catches me and it is SU! graphics so you know its gonna be beautiful, right?

Here is the jpeg version in case you want to save it for your self. Pretty, huh?

And here is a second print that is making its way around as well. I haven’t spoted it in print yet, but I am sure we all will soon enough. Now, what to do with them?  They would make cute posters for my craft room.  I am going to print these and use them somehow. I love them!

NSR: Happy Father’s Day

I made my hubby a yummy cake to celebrate father’s day.  Actually it is a new recipe that I found recently and wanted to share it.  It is super easy and a crowd pleaser!

Here is a great recent picture of my father-in-law, daughter, and hubby at the beach in Florida.

Here’s a piece of the cake and the recipe is below.  Please note that I omitted the maraschino cherries as both my hubby and daughter hate them!  Nonetheless, I hope you enjoy it as much as my family is!

Caramel Brownie Cake


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1 (19.5 oz.) package Pillsbury® Family Size Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup Smucker’s® Caramel Flavored Topping, divided
  • 1 (8 oz.) container extra creamy frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 15 maraschino cherries with stems, well drained

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 350°F. Coat 13 x 9-inch baking pan with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE brownie mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl. Stir for 50 strokes. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 28 to 31 minutes. Cool 30 minutes.
  • POKE holes, about 2-inches apart, in warm brownie with the handle of wooden spoon. Use 1/2 cup caramel topping to fill the holes, then spread remaining over top of brownies.
  • FOLD 1/4 cup caramel topping into whipped topping. Spread evenly over brownie. Sprinkle with peanuts. Chill 30 minutes. Top each piece with a maraschino cherry just before serving.

Girl Scout Name Badges

My Girl Scout Troop is working with a younger troop (Daisy’s) to earn their Junior Aide Award.  Since this is the first time all the girls are meeting, we thought it would be fun to wear name tags.

All Supplies Stampin’ Up!
Unless otherwise noted
n/a Girl Power Stamp Set ***
101406 Jet Black StazOn Pad $7.95
105114 So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
120975 Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
119679 Marina Mist Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
119678 Cajun Craze Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
120967 Crumb Cake Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
120973 Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
100037 Blush Blossom Stampin’ Write Marker $3.50
102316 Naturals White Card Stock $7.50
104152 Paper Cutter $24.95
*** This item is no longer available.