Time flies . . .

. . . boy does it ever!!!!! This seems to have become my motto since I resumed my fill-time working girl status earlier this fall. On top of the newish job, we are working on getting things situated for our upcoming move. And the holidays are steadily approaching . . . *sigh* Well, this here is my 200th post at Inkfully Yours and I'd like to take a moment to thank all of my loyal readers for sticking with me through this craziness. I truly appreciate your continued support and encouragement!!! So, I would like to offer up some blog candy to all of you. There are two ways you can win - I will draw one winner's name from all those who comment on this post and the other winner will be drawn from my subscriber list. That's two chances to win, and each winner will receive two of the coordinating fall stamps pictured above!!! I will announce the winners on Saturday morning, so you have until then to enter! Best of luck and wishes for a spooky sweet and fabulously fun Halloween!!!!!

As you wish . . .

I have received several requests for the pumpkin bread recipe, so here it is:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recipes/recipe/0,,FOOD_9936_4067,00.html

I dusted mine with some powdered sugar on top for just a touch of sweetness - yum! I have actually done a little stamping lately but it has mostly been for my DSS so I can't share it here just in case . . . But, I am going to my friend Kelly's house tonight to stamp and hopefully I will have something to show for it this time - lol! I have a bunch of things on my stampin' "to do" list!

So, remember when I promised somthing special for all of you who have stuck it out with me over the past few exhausting months??? Well, the next post will be my 200th post here on Inkfully Yours!!!!! Do you know what that means??? Be on the lookout sometime *early* next week for some Blog Candy!!!!!!!!! See you then! *wink*

Homemade bread . . .

Mmmmm . . . pumpkin!!! Last week I was charged with the task of making a breakfast item to share for our Bosses' Day celebration at school. I decided to make this yummy fall pumpkin bread. Since I would not be there to identify what type of bread it is, I decided to make this cute belly band for the pan using my Spooky Sweets set by PaperTrey Ink. Everyone oohed and aahed over how cute it was, and how tasty! ;) Stay tuned for something special later on this week. I promise you won't want to miss it!!!

I know, I know . . .

. . . I am a major slacker. I'm so sorry for being such a bad blog mommy lately. I promise to be better if you'll just be patient with me for a little while longer, ok? ;)

We had a fabulous time in SLC! Today I would like to share with you my aforementioned Shoebox Swap projects from the gathering. This first project is a seed packet card. I decided to used a pumpkin theme partially due to the season and partially due to the fact that I wanted to be able to put actual seed packets inside the decorative envelope. *grin* I got the idea from katydidaw on SCS. Check out her blog
for lots of wonderful ideas and templates! I used some yummy patterned paper from the Tres Jolie collection by My Mind's Eye for the envelope. After printing the seed packet cards onto vanilla cs, I stamped the pumpkin image from the Spooky Treats stamp set by PaperTrey Ink using Pumpkin Spice and Spanish Olive VersaMagic chalk inks. I used my horizontal slot punch to add some shimmery cho
colate ribbon by American Crafts.

The next project is a Christmas ornament. To create the
base, I used my Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle Punch on some very thin chipboard. You know, the kind that comes in all those paper packs I have been hoarding . . . *wink* If you don't have any, ask at your local LSS! Be careful when punching though, because you don't want to break that baby! You will need to make sure you are placing your punch on a hard surface to provide maximum leverage. I glued three of these shapes together to create a sturdy base for my ornament, then covered it in some delightful patterned paper from the Basic Grey Fruitcake collection on the front and red cardstock on the back. Then I stamped and watercolored the Hero Arts holiday bird and added the A Muse sentiment before punching it out with my mega circle punch. I added a SU! jumbo eyelet to secure a hole for threading through the Always Artichoke ribbon tie. Too easy and too cute, if I don't say so myself - lol!

OK, I promise to share something else with you real soon! Don't give up on me yet!!!