Sunday, December 11, 2011

Raspberry Poppy Seed Cookie::Recipe

here's a recipe for my favorite Holiday Cookies, light and buttery, with a pop of raspberry preserves, yum!  They are perfect for a Cookie Exchange, but you'll want to make an extra batch for yourself, because they disappear quickly :)

and added my annual holiday cookies to::{Lilypad Cookie Exchange on Pinterest}

click on the recipe card for the full-sized version


Noel, by Leora Sanford
spacey template, by Amy Martin

and the stockings were hung

Cozy Christmas, by Leora Sanford
hodgitypodgity9 template, by Amy Martin
fonts, Reinart Upright & Century Gothic

Saturday, December 10, 2011

brothers together

TLP::December One Word Challenge::together

star on top, by Amy Martin & One Little Bird

Friday, December 9, 2011

snow good

TLP::December Product Challenge

winter stickies alpha, messy stitches & mixed up Artisan Notebook template, by Amy Martin
freeze factor, by Kaye Winiecki
papers, by Allison Pennington

Christmas Past

the list, by Studio68, available @ CatScrap
mixed up template, by Amy Martin, available @ Artisan Notebook
fonts, Swingdancer & Century Gothic

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas Cake {recipe}

TLP_December Journaling Challenge::recipe

star on top, by Amy Martin and One Little Bird

everyday winter

DigiDare #254::everyday

you are my sunshine papers, by Emily Merritt; knotty neutral ribbon, flossy stitch & stay there staple, by Karah Fredricks; blank wordstrip, by Allison Pennington; winter sprig, by Created by Jill; snowflake, by Snips&Snails; fonts, CKbecky & century gothic

Monday, November 21, 2011

snowflake lights

garland template & mended journaler, by Amy Martin
snowflakes, by CD Muckosky
freeze factor, by Kaye Winiecki
fonts, ckBecky & century gothic


garland template by Amy Martin, splatterific9 by Karah Fredricks, flowers, leaf & paper by Rachel Young, gobble wordart by Valorie Wibbens, 7:30pm circles by Amy Wolff

Friday, November 18, 2011

coloring digital stamps

am luv'n all the new digital stamps around digiland, and wanted a tutorial on coloring the dang things, lo & behold, I found an awesome tutorial @ Viva Artistry and @ the Lilypad forum and just wanted to share :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011


I'm hosting this week's DigiDare, and here's my "Stuffed" page
just click on the Dare Ad, and surf on over and join us for a
fun challenge and a chance to win some awesome prizes!
We Digi Dare Ya!

DigiDare #253: Stuffed!
hometown, by Lauren Reid
things that matter most: camera by Kate Hadfield, flower by Allison Pennington, flowertrim, ribbon & birds by Krista Sahlin, paperclip bow by Kelly Schmidt
falling for you leaves, by Rachel Young
outerlimits border, by Karah Fredricks
autumn moments, by Kay Miller
font, century gothic

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a secret reminder

TLP::November Journaling Challenge::secrets

mega spacey bundle template, by Amy Martin
paper & elements, Krista Sahlin
font, century gothic

Monday, November 14, 2011

the last bloom

TLP::Nov Product Challenge::fabric

it is paint2, messy polaroids2, flowery folds & spacey11 template, by Amy Martin
lacey monogram, by Valorie Wibbens
falling leaf, Sahlin Studio
harvest felt flower & fallderee paper, by Rachel Young
fonts, CK Becky & century gothic

Friday, November 11, 2011

a love story

DigiDare #252
a thankful heart, by Lauren Reid & Amy Wolff
a feeling of fall, by Mye De Leon
sequin spill, by Rachel Young
hodgitypodgity sketch, by Amy Martin
makes me happy typewriter, by StudioBCD 
font, vintage typewriter

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

fall leaf earrings

DSD challenge by Micheline Martin @ the Lilypad

Fall Leaf Earrings, on my Wish List @ Etsy

papers, by Allison Pennington, Karah Fredricks, Lauren Reid
leaves, by Rachel Young
ribbons, by Gina Miller
font, Just Realize

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Bittersweet Thanksgiving

bittersweet, by Leora Sanford @ Oscraps
spacey11 sketch, by Amy Martin @ the Lilypad
font, century gothic

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

the great pumpkin

TLP_Scraplift Challenge

papers, by Lili, Rachel Young & Valorie Wibbens
green thumb vine leaves & outer limits border, by Karah Fredricks
summer seed flower, by Gina Miller
greenfingers seeds, by Kate Hadfield
sunday afternoon ribbon, by Kelly Schmidt
pumpkin template, by Trixie Scraps
fonts, blessings through raindrops & century gothic

doggy in the window

TLP_One Word Challenge_window

full-on template, by Amy Martin
must love dogs, by Valorie Wibbens
fastenation & hello daydream daisy, by Allison Pennington
essential paper petals, by Gina Miller
the sunday edition frame, by Paislee Press

the black cat

TLP Template Challenge

October11 template, by Amy Martin
Something Wicked, by The Tattered Pear
font, gobbledegook

a tasty treat

TLP_October Journaling Challenge
sequin frame & spacey template v10, by Amy Martin
you make me smile flower & daylight heart, by Rachel Young
wicked smart papers, by Amy Wolfe, Kaye Winiecki & Rachel Young
summer stories date stamp & date marks, by Lauren Reid
font, Persimmon

Friday, October 28, 2011

free to be me

Reflections, a collaboration by Studio68 & Studio Sherrie
font, swingdancer

Thursday, October 27, 2011

I can can

Art Play:Wicked, by Anna Aspnes
Spookilicious & Twilight Brew elements, by Studio Flergs
glue scraps:red, by Karah Fredricks
Halloween Clipping, by Lauren Reid
spacey sketch, by Amy Martin
poster, courtesy www

Saturday, October 15, 2011

fall leaves

TLP October Product Challenge

fall bingo cards & falling circles template, by Amy Martin
papers, by Rachel Young
mum mat, by Sara Gleason
falling leaves, ribbon & beadbranch, by Sahlin Studio

Friday, October 14, 2011

grass skirts required

lazy afternoon, by Studio68 @ ZZS
october2011 template, by Amy Martin @ TLP
font, 2peas goofball
paper doll cutouts, my personal stash

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

hootie cute

Hootie Cute, by Studio68
Sept11 template, by Amy Martin
feather, by Raspberry Road
font, 2peas goofball

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

fall farmer's market

fall chevies papers, old booky alpha & hodgitypodgity template, by Amy Martin
falling for you elements, by Rachel Young
knotty ribbons, underground wordart & stay there staples, by Karah Fredricks

Thursday, September 22, 2011


DigiDare #245
Pea Green Boat colored string & flower, by Kaye Winiecki
happiness wordart & swirl by Lili and frame & paper by The Tattered Pear, Summer Stories collab
You Make Me Smile collab ribbon, flower, paper & paper tear
Plain Jane paper, by Karah Fredricks
Glee ribbon, by Rachel Young
spotty dotty alpha, by Kate Hadfield
flower ink scribbles, by Lynne Marie Favreau
dollar bill, by Pink Reptile Designs
coins, by Leora Sanford
Farm Chic elements, by Raspberry Road

Thursday, September 8, 2011

baking with yeast

DigiDare 243: Learning

baked with love, by LaurieAnn, Heaven'sGateDesigns
let's talk about it, by StudioBasic 
brown paper and Cozy alpha, by Rachel Young
neutral paper, by Miss Honey Designs
vanilla & egg elements, by Kristen Aagard
learned wordart, by Forever Joy
font, Pea Johanna Script

Friday, September 2, 2011

a quick dip

ah, Fritz @ the North Fork Dam :)

hodgitypodgity15 template & stuckONsummer alpha, by Amy Martin
sweet september papers, by Amy Wolff
splatterific10 & green thumb vine, by Karah Fredricks
backyard grass & watercolored kraft paper, by Rachel Young
sprinkles3, by Valorie Wibbens
sunday afternoon bow, by Kelly Schmidt
sunshineNdaffodils paint dye, by Krista Sahlin
font, shark in the water

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Sweet September

Lots of Templates 4, More Messy Stitches, and Tempy Alpha by Amy Martin
Soft Subtle papers5, by Karah Fredricks
Scrap Essentials1, by Jenna Desai
Sprinkles4, by Valorie Wibbens
Fallderah leaves, by Rachel Young
font, Pea Johanna Script

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

wings of love

TLP August Scraplift Challenge

Label It Up & June Bliss template, by Amy Martin
Lemongrass papers, by Gina Miller
Sunday Afternoon ribbon & glitter, by Kelly Schmidt
Pretty Funky brackets, by Wendy Page
fonts, Covered by your Grace, Reinert Upright & Century Gothic

candy buttons

TLP August Product Challenge: wordart

HodgityPodgity14 template, by Amy Martin
Sweetness wordart, Cupcakes/Candles element cluster, Sunshine/Daffodil papers, by Krista Sahlin
With You papers, by Rachel Young
dimple alphas, by creashens
font, Reinert Upright

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Philly Phanatics

TLP August Journaling Challenge

HodgityPodgity14 template, by Amy Martin
colorwash alpha2 & graph paper, by Jacque Larsen
MSA Sports collab
fonts, Ribjoint & century gothic

Thursday, August 11, 2011

a journey

everyday, by Studio68
spring space template, by Amy Martin
wordart, by Katie Pertiet

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

molly & me

this page is for my best friend's daughter, Renee... Molly was her German Short-Haired Pointer, and best friend, who recently died of Addison's Disease, and she is just heartbroken, as am I.

she asked me about making a "Molly & Me" scrapbook, and I hope this page cheers her up a bit, and gives her some inspiration
DigiDare #240
breeze, by Deca Designs
everyday, by Studio68
must love dogs pawprints & wordart, Honey Designs/Valorie Wibbens collab
lefty/righty3, by Tiffany Tillman
fonts, 100 miles & century gothic

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

freeze pop

filed & filled, edged, and august challenge template, by Amy Martin
glee, by Rachel Young
splatterific5, by Karah Fredricks
lulubelle papers & clear alpha, by Allison Pennington
kalea bits, by creashens
font, beckystype


TLP Formula Challenge
you make me smile paper, by Jenna Desai
today swirl, by Lili
alpha, by Kate Hadfield
font, JI Marshmallow Roast

Monday, August 8, 2011

savoring summer

PollyLove#8 template, by Amy Martin
possibility journal, by CD Muckosky
krafty prints, painty frame & doodled border, by Amy Wolff
lemongrass paper, by Gina Miller
splatterific9, by Karah Fredricks
your day sequin spills, by Rachel Young
sunday afternoon bow, by Kelly Schmidt
vellum fireflies, by Valorie Wibbens
all available @ the Lilypad
clearly stuck tape, by Amanda Taylor @ Oscraps
sunny side up daisies, by birgit @ catscrap
image, courtesy of, cheats
font, covered by your grace

1 2 3 again

Distressed Frames, by Amy Martin
stitched border, by Emily Merritt
100 things flower, by Lauren Reid
wish alpha, by Rachel Young
cranky alpha, roses are red papers, summer lovin' wordart, and glittered hearts, by Valorie Wibbens

Saturday, August 6, 2011

for today...

outside my window... 69F and partly cloudy
i am thinking... wow! this is the 100th blog post for 2011
i am thankful for... self tanning products 
i am wearing... denim shorts, a cotton tank top & Birkenstock sandals
i am going... to the Tioga County Fair on Saturday night
i am currently reading... Pies & Tarts, by Martha Stewart
i am hoping... to clean out the dang refrigerator, geesh I so dread that task
on my mind... gas @ $3.76/gallon
pondering these words... “Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem,
first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounded by assholes.” —William Gibson
from the kitchen... sirloin burgers and garlic Parmesan french fries: a very late dinner
around the house... Whisker Wars on IFC, what will they think of next? lol
one of my favorite things... Wise honey BBQ potato chips, salty & sweet, yum!
i'm creating... CT pages with gorgeous products, I'm so fortunate to have great designers :)
a few plans for the weekend... the Fair on Sat/a visit with Mom on Sun
from my lens:

me and Barb having clams and shrimp in the
Beer Garden @ the Ekland Carnival
July 2011

you can join the simple woman's daybook where every day is a blank page, and participate in creating a list of the simple things and everyday moments of our daily lives.

Friday, August 5, 2011

what if?

DigiDare #239_ What If?

what if? notepaper, by CD Muckosky
designer love sketch, by Amy Martin 
pretty posies, splatterific & BigFrame, by Karah Fredricks
sunday afternoon ribbon, by Kelly Schmidt
lemongrass paper & stitches, by Gina Miller
painty paper, by Amy Wolff
so you think you can chevron paper, red button & sequin scatters, by Rachel Young
road signs, by Kate Hadfield 
retro journalers, by Krista Sahlin
compass & dandelions, by Leora Sanford
snapping turtle, my personal stash
fonts, CKbecky & century gothic 

I'm hosting this week's DigiDare!
would love to have you join us and share your story :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

one big bear

August BYOC @ TLP 
rolling template, Amy Martin
font, gimme space

Tuesday, August 2, 2011



Tilt Template, by Amy Martin
Summer Stories, a Lilypad Collaboration
clouds, stars, moon, by Kaye Winiecki
the stars at night font, by Heather Hess

free fonts

we love fonts, we love free!

thank you, scrapNfonts :)


memories sentiment from the*new* mismashed sentiments, and
pollylove templates #9, by Amy Martin
Daylight elements & Glee tag, by Rachel Young
whispersnature, by Krista Sahlin
Summer Stories paper & ric rac, by Amy Wolff
stitched border, by Emily Merritt
glittersplat, by Lauren Reid
font, Vintage Typewriter