Rustic Sunflowers the Easy Way

This beautiful card was created using what one might call “minimal skill level” – of course it does help to have purchased the divine dies from Heartfelt Creations, but then, all one must do, is locate the flowers in the paper pad, cut, and gently curl the petals, then glue into place! No stamping, ink or coloring required – perfect every time!

I’m truly in love with the Arched Gateway dies, and I just felt like kraft (brown) cardstock went so well with the Fall theme. And bows! Gotta have me a pretty bow in the corner, almost every time!

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Rustic Sunflowers (and Daisies)

A beautiful way to celebrate the fall, yellow, blue, and white, with some greenery mixed in!
This card was super simple, just make a couple of lacey borders with the …………die, cut and color your sunflowers and daisies (I actually used the Wild Aster die to make my daisies), add some leaves and glue them on! Presto, a beautiful card that is sure to impress.

Another sure winner from the Heartfelt Creations artists!

Keto Sweet Potato Souffle

Disclaimer – one photo is missing at this point, being Christmas Eve, we haven’t yet served ourselves, although I have made it several times, and this is a BIGGG favorite in our family, especially amongst the grandkids (or course – they have the sweet tooth!)
I thought to myself a few years ago, that these grandchildren of mine (and my son-in-law) could all benefit from a Keto version of what has been a family favorite for years, but I have felt like I couldn’t personally enjoy this dish, because, as you all know, if you go off Keto for only one day, it takes three very hard days to get your mouth (and sweet tooth) back to not craving sugar and very sweet foods.
Christmas has long been a trial to me, in this way. I no longer enjoy the traditional pies either. But this was an easy one to modify to keto, and that is why I’m posting it a bit early. I’ll add that last photo a bit later!

To start with, collect your potatoes, pecans, and Lakanto Monk Fruit – you will need both the Classic and Golden varieties. You will also need almond flour and/or King Arthur Unbleached flour, and some eggs.

You will need:
3 cups cooked & drained sweet potatoes
1 cup Lakanto (classic) Monk Fruit
1/2 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 Tbsp margarine
1/2 tsp salt
Blend these ingredients in a large bowl until smooth.
Pour into a greased 9″ x 15″ baking dish.
Cover with topping:
4 Tbsp softened margarine
1 cup Lakanto Golden or Brown Monk Fruit
1/2 cup of (I use a blend) almond flour or King Arthurs unbleached flour
1 cup chopped pecans (add last, after blending the three above ingredients)
Blend together the margarine, monk fruit and flour with a fork, until you have fine crumbs – mix in the pecans pieces – and then spread over the potatoes.
Bake 30 minutes at 350° F or 20 minutes on high in the microwave.


Thanks for stopping by!! (Enjoy! and Merry Christmas!!)

One Last Christmas Card

Last one this year, I promise! Using G45’s “Christmas Time “ paper, and handmade flowers and a die from Heartfelt Creations.

I know there isn’t a poinsettia here, but the pale pink Magnolias and deep red Rose go together well, I think. Here’s the inside:

Merry Christmas everyone!!

Graphic 45 “Time for Christmas” – A Few Cards

I fell in love with this paper – I am in love with Steampunk, and adding Santa with poinsettias to the mix, was just too much to pass up!

The above card is my absolute favorite one, not sure why, maybe I liked the flowers I made a little better, not sure, but I sure had fun! I grabbed some “floral picks” up from Hobby Lobby to fill in the foliage around the flowers, they came with large berries and tiny pinecone, that added just the right touch!

This card (above and below) is fun because it is something to interact with – you kind of twist the top part, and it props itself up (see right at “tis the Season” – mounted on a bit thicker cardstock), but also opens up even beyond this for a message or sentiment page.

Loads of fun, a little fiddly – I really like the cardstock clock on this as well. Absolutely gorgeous paper!

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An Interactive Christmas Card

This card uses paper from G45’s “Time for Christmas” – the flowers are handmade, and the gears are all Tim Holz – the little clock was from a craft store – came in a package of 9, with three different designs – perfect addition to this card!

So there is a little Belly-Band that slips off, as you can see below—-

And then you have a pop-up when you open the card! Lots of room for embellishing and using all the cute ephemera and elements that G45 includes in their paper packs!

I just had so much fun creating this card – I made two or three more almost exactly like it!!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Cards

I love my Heartfelt Creations Papers! This particular paper pad is being discontinued after this year, so sad, because these penguins are just too cute!!

I’m also in love with the little polar bear!
Here’s the inside!

I have another little card I made from this collection, it’s got quite a bit more folds to it, but is super cute:

Hurry on over to the Heartfelt Creations website, and you might be able to score yourself some of this cute paper before they run out!!