Friday, February 27, 2009

Ribbon! (:

My newest love...ribbon, ribbon, ribbon! I have lots of it in my etsy shop and I just love using it! I'll be adding more soon but here's a few pictures of the some I have for sale now! Blog Special: Spend $5 or more in my etsy shop and you'll get a yard of ribbon for free...just put "blog" in the message to seller @ checkout or convo me after your order & mention this blog post, offer good until 3-31-09! (:

Thank you for checking out my blog and happy scrapp'n! --Janelle

Monday, February 16, 2009

New Page Kits

*****happy monday post*****

I hope you had a wonderful weekend and valentine's day too! (: Here's a sneak peek at some of the brand-new items in my shop this week, with more to come so check back soon! (: There's lots of LOVE and LAUGHTER in these wonderful themes, be sure to visit my etsy shop for complete product photos and descriptions! (: --Janelle

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

My Favorite Cookie Recipe

These are my & my family's favorite cookies! I customized a recipe found on the inside of the oatmeal box ("vanishing" oatmeal cookies?) to our taste and I finally wrote it out so I can share it with others! We love them b/c they are super-moist and extra-yummy! (: And, kinda sorta, healthy in a way...(:


2 sticks of reg. or light margarine, softened
1/2 c. white sugar
1 c. firmly packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1-1/2 c. flour (I use 1/2 wheat flour, 1/2 white flour)
1 T. Vanilla
1 T. ground cinnamon
1 t. ground cloves
1 t. ground ginger
1 t. salt
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1/2 c. chocolate chips (and/or raisens if you prefer) (you can use up to 1 c. of chips if you want them extra chocolatey)
1/2 c. finely chopped dried apricots (and/or dried cranberries)
3 cups of oatmeal (you can use old-fashioned or quick-cooking, uncooked)

Cream the butter and sugars. Add the flour and eggs and mix. Then add the vanilla, cinnamon, clove, ginger, salt, baking soda and baking powder and mix well. Then add the oatmeal and finally the chocolate chips and/or raisens and the apricots and/or cranberries...I'm sure you could add all four and that'd be very good too! Scoop by the rounded spoonful onto an ungreased cookie sheet, ya know about 2 inches apart...hehe and bake at 350 degrees. Our oven is very "hot" so it only takes about 6 minutes per sheet, but I think it's probably more like 10 minutes in a normal oven. Once the edges start to even slightly brown I take them out and then let them sit on the sheet for 10 minutes before you plate them. Hopefully that makes sense. (:

Yum! Janelle

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

I hope you have a fun valentine's day!
My daughter has her valentine party tomorrow so we made some cute kiddy cards to pass around. I've had these animal papers forever and slowly but surely used them up (as birthday invites, thank you cards...etc) and we're kinda sick of them now so I'm happy to have finally used the last of them!

***we had fun coming up with cute valentine sentiments to go along w/ each animal theme & my daughter got some good name-writing practice in since we made 20 of them! She was a little tired of writing her name by the end of it and said she was glad her name only had 4 letters and not more! (:


Don't forget my online promo: enter "PAPER" in msg to seller @ checkout in my etsy shop and you'll get a free 12x12 paper 2pk w/ any $5.00+ purchase...and get free shipping on any order of $25.00+ this weekend only (friday through sunday)!

Happy Valentine's Day! (:

Monday, February 9, 2009

**happy monday post**

what's new in my store??
page kits
family and friends chipboard album kits w/ black and white letter stickers!

Upcoming Events:

Friday Feb 20th starting @ 6:30 pm Crop-til-you-drop Nite #2 @ SO Middle School Commons, stay as long as you want to scrapbook or cardmake, hope you'll join us!I'll be set up w/ a free make-n-take, doorprizes, and product for sale from 6:30-at least 7:30. (Sibley, Iowa)
Saturday Feb 28th vendor @ women's retreat day Worthington MN
Tuesday March 10th 2nd Parent/Child Scrapbook Class 5:30pm (register here) Sibley IA
Saturday March 14th Sibley Home Show booth
Saturday March 28th Saturday for Me booth, Sioux Falls SD
Saturday April 4 craft show Sheldon IA 9-2
Saturday April 18 craft show Rock Rapids IA 9-2
May Spring Open House- Sibley Iowa

***watch your emails or be sure to sign up for my scrapbook newsletter, I will hopefully be emailing one out later on this week! (:

happy monday and happy scrapp'n! Janelle

Monday, February 2, 2009

happy monday!

*happy monday post

here's some more pictures of the great new page kits and papers I have in stock! (:
you can see more in my etsy store! (:

I'm excited to start youth scrapbook classes tomorrow through Sibley Rec (it's not too late to sign up for parent-child class in March!) and we had a fun weekend attending the scrap-a-thon in Worthington...we enjoyed meeting all the scrappers and cardmakers and showing our new products! I'll be adding some more fun kits to my etsy store this week, so check back!

Happy Scrapp'n! janelle