Thursday, September 19, 2019

Yellow Rose

Inspirited by  Southern Girls Challenge : 

My  Thank You  card is done in my favorite colors in Blue and Yellow. I used from the Tic Tac Toe: yellow,white,die cut,stamp and lace.  Enjoy Lisa 

*************************************************************************** you can play along here.... Lisa

Southern Girls Challenge ~ Tic, Tac, Toe

Peace Tag

PEACE on Earth

Description:This week at Jingle Belles we're all about PEACE ... we're creating cards that feature the Peace Symbol, the word Peace, or a scene that evokes peace for you.

My Peace tag is done in the bright colors from the 60's ! Peace On    Lisa 

Inspired by Jingle Bell

es challenge

To the Market we Go

We are on our way to the country market for apples and banana . 

This card base is a wood grain card stock with a blue strip with Market clip art and a digital stamp of apple and bananas. Buy one-get one free!   Lisa 

Challenge #515 - Apples and Bananas

Inspired from : Little Red Wagon Challenge

 Make sure you check out my recipe post for Apple & Banana Bread . 

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Apple Banana Bread

  • 1-1/2 cups mashed ripe bananas (4-5 medium)
    • 1-1/2 cups chopped peeled apples (2 medium)
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
    • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup caramel sundae syrup
    • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

    • Directions : 

    • Preheat oven to 350°. Combine bananas, apples, sugars and water. Stir in melted butter. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir into banana mixture. Transfer to a greased and floured 9x5-in. loaf pan.
    • Bake until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 50-60 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
    • Meanwhile, toast coconut, stirring occasionally, in a shallow pan at 350° until golden brown, 4-6 minutes. Cool slightly. Mix coconut with caramel syrup and sea salt; spread over loaf

    Autumn Birthday Butterflies

    The Card Concept #119 {Beautiful Butterflies}

    My fall Birthday card with 3 butterflies in Autumn colors and paper. The gold embossed greeting in the center -wishing you a happy birthday... Lisa 

    Inspired by this photo :

    Go Team

    Harvest time means Football !! 

     September in Louisiana means Football - So Go Team for whoever you cheer for

    Tuesday, September 17, 2019


    Week 352: DRAGONFLY

    Wish Big with this pretty little dragonfly with sparkle wings on yellow & pink. 

    In almost every part of the world, the Dragonfly symbolizes change, transformation, adaptability, and self-realization. The change that is often referred to has its source in mental and emotional maturity and understanding the deeper meaning of life. ... The Dragonfly is iridescent both on its wings and body

    Ornament Tree

    Ii's Christmas Time on my blog: 

    Well not really ! But I am feeling the Christmas spirit as I post my newest card for this challenge.    Christmas at Sweet Stampin

    The twist to this challenge is Ornaments . My Mom collects them and we have a large family collection so this is right up my alley.   Lisa 

    My Yarn Tree Card : 

    My card has a stamped background. With a tree die cut with Yarn instead of regular ornaments. 

    Falling Leaves : ATC

    ATC #57   Falling Leaves 

    September is the beginning of Autumn . As the weather starts to change the leaves start to fall  My ATC celebrate fall and the journey into a new Season... Lisa 

    Inspired from ATC : Around the World

    Sunday, September 15, 2019

    Apple Dumpling

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup shortening
    • 1/3 cup cold water
    • 8 medium tart apples, peeled and cored
    • 8 teaspoons butter
    • 9 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar, divided
    • SAUCE:
    • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/2 cup butter, cubed

    • Directions: 

    • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide into 8 portions. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
    • Preheat oven to 350°. Roll each portion of dough between 2 lightly floured sheets of waxed paper into a 7-in. square. Place an apple on each square. Place 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon cinnamon-sugar in the center of each apple.
    • Gently bring up corners of pastry to each center, trimming any excess; pinch edges to seal. If desired, cut out apple leaves and stems from dough scraps; attach to dumplings with water. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar.
    • In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring just to a boil, stirring until blended. Pour over apples.
    • Bake 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown, basting occasionally with sauce. Serve warm.

    Saturday, September 14, 2019



    hooray for hollywood

    Hollywood is all about the past. And I was raised on classic musicals with Oklahoma  as being one of our favorite. 

    Oklahoma! is a 1955 American musical film based on the 1943 musical of the same name by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, starring Gordon MacRae, Shirley Jones (in her film debut), Rod Steiger, Charlotte Greenwood, Gloria Grahame, Gene Nelson, James Whitmore, and Eddie Albert.

    Inspired by Three Muse Challenge Hollywood

    Wednesday, September 11, 2019



    Where were you when you heard the news? 

    Over on my family blog I posted about talking to kids that where

     very young at the time or not yet born about this day.  

    In my homeschool group I made these little lapbook with activities

     and craft to help explain, 


    I used scrapbook paper and images from pintrest to make these small books for the kids.
     I used all my extra patriotic  scrapbook supplies for the kids to decorate.... Lisa

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019

    Slow Cook Apple and Pear Crisp

    Apple and Pear Crisp 

    • 4 apples, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
    • 3 Bosc pears, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
    • Pinch of ground nutmeg


    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 cup old fashioned oats
    • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into cubes


    1. To make the topping, combine flour, oats, pecans, sugar, cinnamon and salt in a medium bowl. Add cold butter and toss to coat, using your fingers to work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles coarse crumbs; set aside.
    2. Lightly coat the inside of a 4-qt slow cooker with nonstick spray. Place apples, pears into the slow cooker. Stir in brown sugar, flour, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and nutmeg. Sprinkle with reserved topping, using your fingertips to gently press the crumbs into the batter.
    3. Place a clean dishtowel over the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low heat for 2-3 hours or high heat for 90 minutes. Remove the dishtowel and continue cooking, uncovered, until the topping is browned and the apples are just tender, about 1 hour.
    4. Serve warm.

    Cider Mill

    The Old Cider Mill 

    This is a picture of my son at the Apple Picking Festival in Michigan at Past Tense Cider Mill   ( hes 19 now -so this picture has been in my stashed) It started the Autumn season off with hot cider, photos,  hay rides and apple pie. 

    Love this selection of harvest paper,stickier  and embellishments I  had in my stash.   Lisa 

    A Hoy Matey!

    Welcome to another Festive Friday challenge! For #FF0042, our festivity is Talk Like a Pirate Day, which is on September 19th.

    My Pirate with stripes,flags,gold,bird wood,water only thing I am missing is pearls and mermaids.  Lisa 

    Ahoy Matey !

    Harvest Tag

    Its Harvest time ! 

    Apples and Pears 

    Inspired from Tag Tuesday

    Apples & Pears 

    Check my recipe on my blog for Apple and Pear Crisp......Lisa