Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Originally uploaded by the Purple Princess 24

Well, here's my art journal page after the second week's lesson. I still have two more lessons to apply to it, so we'll see where it goes from here.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


Originally uploaded by the Purple Princess 24

I've been wanting to try my hand at Art Journaling, so I signed up for the Strathmore Workshops. This is my first lesson from the class. I will hopefully get to the second lesson by sometime tomorrow.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 17, 2011

A Ribbon Giveaway...

Wow... As I went Blog Hopping this morning... I found this cool site (well, I knew it existed but forgot about it) and they are going to be having a HUGE giveaway... go check it out at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Well, I'm off to do some more blog hopping... I hope to be back later today to post a card I made for a friend.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Shameless Plug for Gooseberry Patch...

This was our dinner tonight... from one of my favorite Gooseberry Patch Cookbooks, Meals in Minutes. This was a Super Easy recipe with a great flavor. I added some rice and green beans for a quick and simple meal, with lot's of flavor! I know the picture is a little blurry, but we were in a hurry to eat our yummy dinner! Here is the cookbook that I used for the recipe:

I hope this will inspire others to pull our some of their favorite cookbooks and try some recipes that can become favorites for the family.

Nite All!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Got Cupcakes?...

Had a lot of fun at my local scrapbook store crop last night. I made this darling card for two challenges. Over at Totally Stampalicious their challenge is to use a cupcake on your project and then I used the sketch over at I Heart 2 Stamp.
Card Recipe:
Stamps by My Favorite Things
Inks are Memento Tuxedo Black & Creamy Brown Catseye
Papers are Crazy Love by Bo Bunny
Cardstock by Bo Bunny
Lacey Square Nestiblities by Spellbinders
Rhinestone by Bo Bunny
Colored with Prismacolor Pencils & blended with Gamsol

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Good Morning All... I've been blog hopping this morning, and found this blog... go check it out for your chance to win a new Gooseberry Patch Cookbook:

~ Laurie ~

aka: Purple Princess

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Gifts...

Hello everyone! Here I am, running behind as usual :o/ These were last minute gifts for Christmas that I put together. I was not much in the Christmas Spirit this year, so just kinda waited for the Season to pass by. Not sure I'd liked it that way.

Anyway, I made these up using the 12 Days of Christmas Tutorials by Becky Roberts. I really like her projects and these were just too wonderful to pass up.

I used my Stamping Up Cardstock, DSP (Holly Jolly '09 & this year's set, don't remember the name) I think the stamp set is called Tags Til Christmas, or something like that... it was in the Christmas Mini.

I hope you like my project and would love to hear some feedback on them. Thanks for stopping by.

~ Laurie ~
aka: Purple Princess