Friday, April 29, 2011

Silent Auction Vintage Books!

My local Library hosted a silent auction during the month of April for some old vintage books.  I participated, as I've been wanting some old books to break down and reuse on my scapbook pages and cards.  I won three out of the four I bid on!  The one I didn't get was my absolute favorite, which was kind of a bummer, but one of the books was printed in 1868 and is in fairly decent condition!  I don't think I will end up doing anything with that one because I will probably feel guilty.  The other two will be perfect though!  I paid $15.00 for all three.  May not be the best deal, but I will get my moneys worth out of them!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Weekend 2011 at The Homestead Resort

I took the girls up to The Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah for Easter Weekend.  It was a blast.  We had so much fun!  We dyed Easter Eggs, rode the European Carousel, participated in the Easter Egg Hunt and had a great time with just the four of us.  The European Carousel has easily become one of my favorite things.

We had lots and lots of fun.  We took a drive around Deer Creek Reservoir, ate italian food at a local restaurant, rented Country Strong, which by the way was a great movie.  I have to say it was a pretty enjoyable mini vacation.  We will be doing this again next year!  Here comes a Weaver family tradition.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Twisted Sketches Design Team Call Entry

I'm fairly new to this whole Blog thing, but I've been wanting to take my papercrafting to the next level, so I thought I would try out for a Design Team Call from Twisted Sketches.  I love their website and check in on it often, because I get so much inspiration there!  So, when I read that they are hosting a Design Team Call, I was all about trying out!  So, here's my take on the sketch they provided:

My favorite thing about Twisted Sketches is that every sketch comes with it's own "twist".  This particular sketch's twist is "glue".  Any how, any way!  So, my first thought was the song "Stuck Like Glue" by Sugarland.  Every time I thought about the card I was going to create, that song would pop into my head and I couldn't get it out!  Uugghh...  So, that's what I decided to "stick" with!  LOL.

One of my other favorite things are kit clubs.  I belong to one called Little Red Scrapbook.  I used their April Main Kit for this card because it was so stinking cute!  April's Main Kit features products from Fancy Pants Designs "it's the little things" collection.  The ribbon and the button are out of my own personal stash, and so were the products I used to distress the card.  My personal favorites distressing tools are Close to My Heart's Distressing Inks, Ink Daubers and Distressing Tool.  They are priced right, and I really get my money out of them!  Thanks so much for looking!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

I have to show off the CUTEST card idea.  I "lifted" this idea from a gal at  I fell in love the moment I saw it.  I made this one for a gentleman at my work that plays the Easter Bunny and Santa Clause for our office every year.  I was really kind of sad to give this one away!  People should feel very lucky to receive a card from me.  I tend to hang onto them because they are almost too cute to give away.  LOL.

I used Little Red Scrapbook's March 2011 Kit which features Echo Park's "For the Record" Line.  One of my very favorites!  I love Little Red Scrapbook.  I have been a subscriber for a little over one year.  Their kits keep getting better and better.  And, they are so affordable too!  The jewels, however, are from my personal stash.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

We Be Jamming!

One of my very favorite things is to bottle, and I love, love, love Bountiful Baskets (  Mix the two together, and voila!  I spent this morning bottling homemade Blueberry Jam.

I do have to admit, blueberries really are not my favorite, but these batches turned out awesome!  This will perfectly complement the Honey Whole Wheat Rolls I'm making for tonight's Sunday dinner.  Super yummy!

I purchased twelve 1/2 pint cartons of blueberries, which made two batches, totalling twelve 1/2 pint jars of jam.  It turned out perfectly!  I use Sure-Jell Premium Fruit Pectin for a nice set.  The recipe couldn't be more simple.  4 C. Crushed Blueberries, 4 C. Granulated White Sugar, 1 box pectin.  Read the directions included with the pectin from preparing the fruit to processing.  Then, enjoy the "fruits" of your labors!  I know I will.