Saturday, August 20, 2011

How to make Paper Roses

I love paper roses.  They look really great on handmade cards, a tags and scrapbook pages.

I think the easiest way to make them is with a paper punch.

You will need the following supplies...
6 petal flower punch
paper of your choice
and a glue stick and wet glue.

Here are the steps...
Punch 6 flowers out..
Then crease all of the flowers evenly....

Cut one in half and close the flower...
Now cut out one petal...and close the flower....(2 flowers)
then remove 2 petals...(1 flower)
It is really pretty easy...
Here is another tutorial

Here are some paper roses Ideas...

I would love this in darker colors.

wouldn't this make a cute center piece


I love to cook....   I am not the best cook but I love to try.  I recently purchase a cook book and wanted to share a few recipes from it.

I recently made crabcakes.   Perfect for a TrueBlood party.  The are pretty small.  I made them the size of Hockey pucks or a little bigger.  I was afraid to make them because I didn't know how to prepare the crab.  I went to my local supermarket.  (a high end one with a fresh seafood counter)  I didn't see any whole crabs just some HUGE crab legs.  I asked the person behind the counter..."If I wanted to make my own crab cakes....could I use the leg meat."  He says yes...and he could steam them for me.   So I took my freshly steamed crab legs home and extracted all of the meat.  I wish he had already had it done...but no worries.

Check out Whitney Miller's cookbook.  She was the season one winner of MasterChef.

I mixed all of my ingredients in a bowl together

look how yummy it is on the inside...

Here is my Cauliflower Mac-N-Cheese also in the cookbook

Friday, August 5, 2011


I just adore this ceramic mug I found on ETSY at Maid of Clay  She has a few different ones so check them all.  What I love about them most of all is they are her own designs.  This is a must have on my wishlist.  
This is a perfect gift for a TRUEBLOOD FAN.  
Although I have to ask Where is BILL?
What do you think....?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TrueBlood Make up

What will they think of Next....How about Trueblood Make up.

I never wear make up, but as I get older I may need to start.  What better way to start that with a free make up set from TARTE

Here is how to enter.  On Monday they will ask a question about Sunday nights episode just answer the question and maybe collect your prize.  If you win I would love to let me know...

They crafts are coming I SWEAR,...