Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gift Wrapping Tutorial

Many people have asked where I learned to wrap from. Well that would be from Mom. She and my Grandmother~ her mother were both professional wrappers for a big department store. People would stand in line for hours to have one of the two wrap their gifts.
So I thought it would be fun and useful if I video taped Mom wrapping a present. *winks* I got her to wrap three of my gifts in the process. LOL Naughty Pea huh?
So here ya go, if you can't wrap or want to wrap better. This is the video to help you. There is a part two to this which isn't edited yet. Hope to have it up tonight but fighting the kids for the web this evening.
See you soon.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Cameo Mini Album


Hello Everyone,
I am so excited to share this with you. For sometime now I have wanted to turn my grandmother's cameo into a chipboard mini album. Enchantments and I along with the help of accucut have done that. Theresa and I chatted about it, adding a santa and a wee bit of holly for fun. ya know that great minds think alike and on this project we both thought the same things. LOL I can't wait to play with these. I have some paper and ready to start gluing. LOL


So I had to keep this a secret and I am so happy that I can let loose now. LOL I get so excited by somethings that I just want to shout it out. lOL
Will be back to share more recipes soon. In the mean time there is a video to this kit so you can see even more details. that is here *VIDEO*

Okay I will be back. LOL be good Santa is still watching. LOL

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hot Cocoa recipe

Tracy over at Tracy's treasures( Link HERE)
is making snowman soup for her guests. I have made these for many years but I also make the cocoa. So with everyone trying to save pennies I thought I would share the recipe. This is Mom's recipe and I don't know where she got it from but she made her own as she is allergic to Corn syrup and it is in everything.

Red's Hot Chocolate

1 cup powdered sugar sifted
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 3/4 cups powered milk
1/2 cup non dairy coffee creamer
1 cup marshmallows

Sift all( except the marshmallows) ingredients together or place in food processor and blend well.
* flavoring can be added- mint 1/8 mint extract can be added to pre-sifted mixture
or orange, raspberry add 1/2 teaspoon of extract.

Now head over to Tracy's blog for the poem/packaging of the snowman soup.
Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 5, 2011

I pulled a Tracy.... LOL let us see if she notices...?

Tracy and I had discussed that I needed to organize my pantry. It was clearly in need of a reorganizing and I tried to get her to come and do it for ME! Clearly her family is much more important then my pantry so I did it myself. LOL I did NOT take before pics cause I don't want to cause permanent mental damage to anyone that reads my blog but this is the finished product.
Much better, not great but for now it will do. I have to think of a few things to add to make it much more functional. To be honest I have always struggled with organizing. Always wanted it that way but really struggle getting it there.

Yes! I know still waiting on studio pics/video. One of these days. Maybe next year. Right now I feel very much like someone trapped in a revolving door with no exit. LOL Just going in circles. LOL

I did how ever manage to get a few projects done. I have many left to do. Mini albums, quilts, recipe books, decorate the tree. etc. BUSY week with Doctors tomorrow and Mom's birthday wed. We will be taking her to Seattle. shhhhhhh don't tell her. Blogger is being a pain in the assets, but we will see how many pics I can load.

A very chippy ornament I made. I did a video tutorial on this one so you can find that on my channel whimsical endeavors.

I made this for a friend as a Thank YOu. I sure hope she likes it way over due.

the other side of this ornament says" when SNOW* wasn't cold? I do many years ago. LOL
Okay that is enough sharing tonight. I honestly don't think but maybe two people read my blog anymore but I will tell you this... A HUGE give away is coming so soon it is scary. LOL Stay tuned.