Monday, October 31, 2011


Happy Halloween Blog Friends!! I hope you are sitting down.. I have a HUGE post to share with you today!! :) I will go fast.. hardly any chit chat.. WAIT.. is that possible! LOL!!

On with the post-
First up.. some quick cards I made for the kiddos! I LOVE this cute line by Doodlebug! (Monster Mania! so CUTE!)
I made up these YUMMY Pumpkin Pecan Brownies and used a homemade Cinnamon Butter Cream Frosting- they were DELISH! I did add white choc. chips to the brownies! Will make these AGAIN! :)
Whipped up this card for friends! I am LOVING this digi image from Madebyjanet (I KNOW you all know this by now how much I LOVE her stuff.. but I gotta say it again... I LOVE her stuff! LOL!)
Entering this in some challenges.. will list below in post!!

I also made up a treat bag (put in some of those above brownies!)- See LOVE that image! LOL!
Challenges I am entering card in-
Secret Crafter- Spooky Or Whimsical
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
Simon Says Stamp- Anything goes
PaperPlay- Halloween/Witches
Patties Creations: Halloween or Autumn Colors
Tip Top Tuesday- Happy Halloween!
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
WagsNWhiskers- Black plus ribbon or pearls
Totally Gorjuss- I remember (Carving Pumpkins with my brothers! Now my own kids!)

Well I am off... LOTS to finish up before tonite.. and trick or treating! :) Hope you all have a WONDERFUL day.. and HAPPY HALLOWEEN! THANKS for stopping by..
Will share COSTUME photos tomorrow! :) Wowy I am on a roll! LOL!! If you made it this far THANK YOU! :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

2 Post Sunday!! - Pinterest Inspired Pumpkins!

Happy Sunday.. SURPRISE! I have 2 post for you today!! :) Arent you all EXCITED! LOL!! (PIO DT post is below this one!) Was gonna wait to share these.. BUT changed my mind.. because once Halloween is done.. I plan on bustin out my Christmas Creations! (OK I will make a few Thanksgiving.. but oh my mind is in FULL Xmas Mode for some reason! LOL!)

ANYWAY!! As you all KNOW I am BEYOND addicted to Pinterest! SIGH love to go there! SOOOO I found this cute idea and decided to make some up!

you will find the original idea!

and these are mine! Each of us drew a face on a jar! (LOVE when the WHOLE family crafts together!)

and NOT! :)
Challenges I am entering-
Scrappin Mojo- Color Combo
Secret Crafter- Spooky Or Whimsical
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes
PaperPlay- Halloween/Witches
Tip Top Tuesday- Happy Halloween!

Thank You for stopping by today! Our day is gonna be FUN and FULL.. .CRAFTING, COOKING, CARVING! :) and HOMEWORK... most of it is FUN! LOL!! Have a GREAT day!!
See you TOMORROW!! (hope you wont be tired of me!)

PIO Challenge- Keep Warm!

Happy Sunday!! It is time for a PIO share! Our theme this week is Keep Warm!!

Thought I would use the cute digi and make up a cute cocoa packet gifty! I had seen on pinterest to make your own wax paper bags.. SOOOO I gave it a try.. the idea showed it stitched.. WELL my sewing machine is being WONKY! So I used my scor-tape on the side and bottom.. fast and easy AND the size I wanted! I WILL be making more! :)

Ok here is my goodie!

Challenges -
PIO- Keep Warm
Crafts and Me- Use Blue
Creatalicious Challenges- Distressing
Digi Doodles - anything goes
Inspire Me Friday- Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes
Paper Crafting - use a digi

THANKS for stopping by! I will be back tomorrow with a HALLOWEEN share.. or 2! :) Have a GREAT day!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Happy Friday!- LOTS of shares today! :)

Ok WHERE has Oct. gone?? I just blinked and now it has almost vanished!! Trying to catch up but it isnt happening! LOL!!

Lots going on since our vacation! Kiddos both had conferences both are doing FABULOUS! I am oh oh SO PROUD of them!!! Went and got our pumpkins at a new patch (new to us anyway) it was so CUTE.. I WISH the kids were about 8 years younger... but they had fun.. the TEEN was a GOOD sport and did everything so me Mom could get her photos! :) I so want to SCRAP them but FIRST I must get my halloween goodies DONE! YES I am behind! :)

Ok enough chit chat.. on to some shares.. I will have more to share once I know Halloween Cards are received! Til then.. a few goodies I can share! :)
Will share crafty first in case that is why you stop by.. then I have FOOD to share! :)

You all know the AMAZING Melissa Phillips! Well anything she uses I seem to WANT! She has been using digi goodies from MadebyJanet... I have been buying and using them too.. I LOVE her BEAUTIFUL vintage goodies! I also got the circles from lovecreationgal thought they were cute!
This is some pumpkin mini choc. chip pecan bread I made.. AND some cinnamon honey butter for my Mama!

Last friday was my bunco.. thought I would share some of the yummies I made up!! 2 were from Pinterest.. and one I make every year!
Lets start with PINTEREST goodies! (I am ADDICTED to that place I tell ya!)
Autumn Chop Salad- it was FANTASTIC! (Had it for left overs to! :) )
Next up Monster Munch (am making this again tonite for Justin to take to his friends Halloween Party!) It is so ADDICTING! YUM! **I did add M & Ms and used white choc. chips for melting! **
Finally these little beauties.. I make them every year.. We LOVE them here at the Johnson House!! :) Black Bottomed Mini Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecakes! YUMMY!! Double that YUMMY! :)
This weekend there are parties.. and HOBBY LOBBY is opening! I have to work on my PIO challenge! and we must CARVE these babies! We got 13 including pumpkins and gourds.. cant wait to see what my TALENTED family does with them!

If you made it this far ~~~~ THANK YOU!! I had lots to say! That will teach me to wait so long to post! I am gonna TRY to be better in Nov! :) I have so many ideas brewing.. and I have PROMISED my girly to have our etsy shop up and running! :) Wish me luck!!
Have a FABULOUS weekend!! I will be back Sunday with my PIO share.. and Monday with HALLOWEEN stuff!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I am HOME!

Here I am Blog Friends! Did you miss me?? I was off on a FABULOUS, FUN FILLED DISNEYLAND Vacation with my SWEET FAMILY.. also joined my my EQUALLY SWEET Brother, Sissy inlaw and Niece.. we had a FANTASTIC time!! The weather was FANTASTIC! and so were the MEMORIES!!!

As I am unpacking and putting everything away .. hoping to find creative time I thought I would share some photos with you from the trip! I took 100's.. but will share just a few.. I want you to make it through the whole post!!

We have never been in Oct. I have always wanted to go see it all festive.. it was so CUTE! We went to Mickeys Halloween Party on Friday night! TO FUN! We only missed out on 1 ride we wanted to ride.. the new Toy Story ride.. the wait never dropped from 45 minutes.. next time!

Ok on with some photos!! Just a few of the 700+ I took! ;)
Mickey and Minnie all Halloweeny! :)

LOVED this pumpkin!

Castle during Firework Show-
Gotta get the front entry to Disney photo! :)

California Adventure-
Mickey Mouse!!
World Of Color Show (it was AMAZING!!)
We really had a FANTASTIC time! I cant wait to get scrappin!! :) Hope you all had a GREAT week! I owe bloggy visits.. will get to them this week.. between laundry, unpacking, and cleaning!!

If you made it this far THANK YOU! Have a GREAT week!!!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

PIO Challenge!

Happy Sunday.. it is time for a PIO challenge!! Our theme is Do It For Fun! :) and we had a FABULOUS sponsor.. And to help us have some fun we have Karen's Doodles as our sponsor. Her images are definitively fun and quirky! (THANKS!)

I decided to do something for FUN! :) A cute tag on a bottle of win! Wouldnt that be fun to drop at your girlfriends door.. for a little glass of wine, and girl talk! :)

Challenges For Beth-
PIO- Do It For Fun!
Crafts And Me - Flowers
Hiding In My Craftroom-PINK!
4 Crafty Chicks: Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity: Anything Goes
Inspire Me Fridays: Always Anything Goes
Make It Mondays- Anything Goes!
Prairie Fairy Fridays - Pink and Distressed
Southern Girls Challenge Blog: Anything Goes

I am off to get my girls Halloween Fabric!! Then gonna DECORATE! :)
Have a GREAT day! THANKS for stopping by!

Saturday, October 01, 2011

October?? and a Yummy Share!

Happpy (GULP!) October! Um... how did THAT happen?!!! How come the older you get the FASTER time seems to fly...and hello my kids.. I know they are growing up FASTER then I did! :) Ok back to business! :) I know your not here to hear my slowing down time ideas! ;)

My dear sweet cousin got married on Sept. 10th (our anniversary and YES I am BEHIND in things!) I wanted to send them a special card!!! :) I decided to play along with a few challenges...all are listed below! I knew when I saw PTIs Make it Monday I HAD to make my own embellie.. so I used a Toaster Strudel Box! (dont you LOVE recycling! ) and made this flower! :)
PTI- Make It Monday!
Fussy and Fancy Friday - Try a New Technique (made my own chipboard flower!)
Inspire Me Fridays- Anything Goes
Make It Monday- Anything Goes
Simon Says - Use Dies and/or Punches
Southern Girls - anything goes

I made up this YUMMY dip- Caramelized Onion, Spinach and Arti Dip it is a clean eating recipe! and homemade pita chips.. it was YUMMY! NOW to be honest.. I did add extra garlic, and parm. cheese... BUT I figure it was still all clean ingredients so it couldnt be to bad right! :) Will make it AGAIN! :) and I did save some for Justin.. because he said MOM.. that smells GREAT.. save me some! :) and anytime my kids want to eat spinach anything.. I am SAVING some! :)
Hope your all having a GREAT week! I owe LOTS of blog visits.. will get by later today and tomorrow! We have friends coming today.. cant WAIT to spend the day with them!!
Happy October! THANKS for stopping by!!!