Thankful For…


this being the last post that is about discontinued products 🙂

Last year, my sister, Zoe, and I went to a Stampin’ Up! event in Kitchener.  Besides spending an amazing day learning new techniques, spending the day with other crafters, and getting great “swag”.  There was a group of us that met in the afternoon for a swap.  This was the swap card I made.




Nutty or Nice?


This is the first of a few posts featuring previous stamp sets and framelits – if you have them, great! If not, they are discontinued 😦

My sister and I were at the Formosa 30th Annual Craft Show last year – if you were there and supported us, or the event, Thank You!  We unfortunately won’t be there this year as we have an event in Mississauga to attend the same day but I urge you to support our local artisans on November 14th, 2015.

These were a few cards I had made for the show.


IMG_0726and.. Sour Cream Containers .. I have no idea why they’re called that!  Great stocking stuffers – fill with candy, cash, jewelry, cash — oh, I mentioned that one already 😉



Getting Back in the Saddle Again!



It’s hard to believe it’s been well over a year since I was sharing my crafts and blogging.  Where did the time go??!!  October is just around the corner.. along with Thanksgiving, Hallowe’en, and my favourite time of year – Christmas!  What better time to get back in the proverbial saddle and start making what I love to do and share a priority again in my life?  So stay tuned folks, I’ve got some exciting projects to share


I’m not sure if they’re the BEST BROWNIES but


they’re really really good!!

It all started last week when I had an incredible urge to eat chocolate!  This, of course, RARELY happens (haha!) and I was looking in my cupboard and realized that I probably had all the ingredients to whip together something.. and this was what I made.

The recipe is from All, I’ve included the recipe here and the link.

I made a few changes, I cut the sugar by half in the icing recipe, 1/2 cup was plenty.  I also mixed the icing in a metal bowl in a hot water bath, to help melt the butter and get a workable consistency.  It might be best to melt the butter first.

Definitely DON’T over cook the brownies and DO add the icing while the brownies are warm so the icing melts into the base.  I didn’t have any honey, used equal measure of real maple syrup as a substitute and it worked perfectly.

Best Brownies
recipe image
Rated: rating
Submitted By: Angie
Photo By: Christina
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour
Servings: 16
“Cakey on the outside and fudgey in the middle, this easy brownie recipe really is the best! Done in an hour.”
1/2 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons butter, softened
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
2. In a large saucepan, melt 1/2 cup butter. Remove from heat, and stir in sugar, eggs, and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/3 cup cocoa, 1/2 cup flour, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into prepared pan.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook.
4. To Make Frosting: Combine 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 tablespoons cocoa, honey, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1 cup confectioners’ sugar. Stir until smooth. Frost brownies while they are still warm.