Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tasty Tuesday 3 Ingredient Pumpkin Cookies

Well so far my little vacation to Park City has been wonderful!  We have done a lot of fun things and have a few more days of fun left to go.  The weather here has been amazing, overcast and cooling down and fun thunderstorms.  I know a lot of people are not looking forward to Fall being here but I can't wait because that means delicious Fall treats!  One of my favorite things about Fall is pumpkin everything; pumpkin pie, pumpkin shakes, pumpkin cheesecake and of course pumpkin chocolate chip cookies!

What you will need:
One box spice cake mix
Half a bag of mini chocolate chips
Small can of pumpkin

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Poor all of the ingredients into a mixer and blend until all ingredients are well mixed.  Spray cookie sheet with Pam and drop dough onto cookie sheet, about 2 Tbls each.  Then bake for 18 minutes and enjoy!  So simple and easy and pretty healthy too :)  Hope you enjoy it!

Happy Crafting!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

My Minds Eye Card Ideas

Hello again!  Whew, we did it, we all made it to Friday and I could not be happier.  My whole family is going to Park City, UT this weekend so, as life goes before a trip, this week could not have gone any slower.  We are so excited to finally get a little getaway and to have a little family bonding time.  Also I can't believe my little man is 10 months old already and will be a year in two short months!  Time sure flies when you're having fun :).

So anyway, exciting news, My Minds Eye did a new Blog post just today with some great new card ideas using Cut and Paste.  This is our best seller right now and is flying off the shelf and with these card ideas, I can see why!  Hope you enjoy the crafting ideas!

As always be sure to check My Minds Eye's Blog for more pictures and ideas.

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Pastiche Party: On Making Scrapbooks

Sometimes, pictures tell a story better than a wall of text can, and plain old diaries just can't capture a memory as well as a photograph can. For those who want something a little more visual to cover milestones in their lives, perhaps a scrapbook would suit them. Scrapbooks are essentially the bridge between personal journals and photo binders, as they're meant to tell life stories, but with more graphical elements involved.

There are no design restrictions in making a scrapbook; that's why no two are ever the same. People are free to decorate and embellish their scrapbooks as they see fit, and it's not unusual to find a book littered with a wealth of stickers, cutouts, drawn pictures, photographs, and so on. Due to the nearly infinite ways to make a scrapbook, there are many scrapbooking products out on the market meant to provide enthusiasts with as many materials to use.

With so many design elements available for scrapbooks, it can be mind boggling for some. Additionally, not all scrapbook materials are readily available, and this can be a loss for those who want specific designs and themes for their books. It's a good thing that a lot of these products can be found and purchased online by the most diehard scrapbookers.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Doodlebug Happy Harvest and Videos

Hello again Blog followers!  I hope you all had the most wonderful of weekends as summer is coming to an end.  To bring in the fall season Doodlebug Blog has a new fantastically Fall line called Happy Harvest.  Perfect for all of your Fall Scrapbooking, cards, and decor needs and 25% off all week long.

 I love this 12x12 page layout and then I added a few images of my favorite accessories to go with the paper, perfect to finish off any project!

Also Doodlebug has some brand new product called Pixies and Sprinkles and here you will find videos on how to use both of them Pixies and Sprinkles.

Thank you so much again for stopping by,
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tasty Tuesday Award Winning Chili

I love Fall.  It is just a matter of fact, I love it.  I wish I could live somewhere where it was fall all year round.  The scarves, boots, sweaters, Football, and food, what's not to love about it?  Here in Utah however, Fall usually means snow in about a month, but beggars can't be choosers ;).  So to get ready for my favorite time of year I thought I would entice you with the best chili you will ever make winner of blue ribbon Arizona State Fair, 1989!

Rocky Mountain Elk Firehouse Chili       

1 1/2 lbs. ground elk meat 9 (or beef)
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cans tomato sauce (10 1/2 oz. each)
2 cans Italian-style stewed tomatoes (15 1/2 oz. each)
1 can dark red kidney beans, drained (15 1/2 oz. each)
1 can black beans, drained (15 1/2 oz. each)
1 small can diced green chilies
1 fresh jalapeno pepper, diced
1 fresh yellow hot pepper, diced
1/2 cup red bell pepper, diced
5 tsp. red chili powder
1 1/2  tsp. cumin powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. black pepper
1/2 cup brown sugar

Brown meat, onion and garlic in skillet in small amount of oil. Drain. Add to other ingredients in a pot, cover and simmer on low for an hour or more.  Serves 4-6

In the picture you will see that we served it over a Corn Bread Waffle.  Just buy a package of corn bread mix, which ever you like or make your own, and poor into a waffle iron and cook for just a few minutes.  Then top with anything you like; cheese, sour cream, etc.  I think it is FANTASTIC just by its self though.  I swear once you make this you will never want any other kind! 

Happy Crafting!

Monday, August 12, 2013

August Contest Winner and New MME Super Kits!

Hello again, it is time to announce our lucky August Giveaway Winner!!  And the winner is........drum roll........TINA!  Please email your address to allscrapbooksteals@gmail.com to redeem your prize.  Thank you all again who participated, I loved all of the birthday wishes and I indeed did have a fantastic 26th Birthday.  Maybe getting older wont be so bad after all ;).  I look forward to a another year of new adventures and lots more crafting!

Now I would like to share a special treat with you.  Tomorrow we will be having a Flash Sale of My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing Super Value Packs.  There are four different packs to choose from and they are all fantastic!  They will be on sale tomorrow at 50% off!!  You can't beat these prices and fabulous designs.





Make sure to stop by later tomorrow for an all new delicious Tasty Tuesday!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Simple Stories Smarty Pants

Hello Hello!  I'm so happy with the response that we are getting from our current giveaway, all the Birthday wishes aren't bad either ;).  I really am appreciating the response and all of your kind wishes, we have such great customers and blog followers, you guys are amazing!  Also I will be announcing the winner tomorrow evening.

On Monday we will be featuring a BRAND NEW line from Simple Stories that is adorable and absolutely perfect for your back to school scrapbooking needs.  It is Smarty Pants! Not only will it knock your oh so smarty pants off, but it also has pages, pockets, cuts, and cards made especially to go in your Sn@p albums.  This line will be featured at 25% off all next week.  Did I mention we are the first to receive this line?!  Take advantage while these prices last!

As always, thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Crate Paper Project

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and are ready for some more crafting ideas!  Summer is sadly quickly coming to an end and children will be going back to school, which means more time to craft of course ;).  I'm sure you all had many adventures and took a good trip or two and are looking for a way to make a keepsake for all those wonderful memories you made.  Well this project from Crate Paper's Blog is just the thing for those memories! 

For this adorable tag mini album the designer used Crate Paper The Pier.  The base of this project uses The Pier Tag Cut Outs and then it is just a matter of layering stickers and chipboard from this hot summer line.  Be sure to check out Crate Paper's Blog for more pictures of this project and more fun crafting ideas. Also this line will be 25% all week long so be sure to stock up!

Also it is the beginning of the month so that means it's giveaway time!  This month is super easy and I will even tell you what to say ;).  Tuesday is my birthday, so just wish me a happy birthday in the comments below and I will randomly pick a winner in a week, easy peasy :)!!  The winner will receive one of all the papers from this line as well as three embellishments!  Thanks again for stopping by and remember to like us on our Facebook page to spread the good word!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Washie Tape Project

 I hope by now you have all made the Death By Decadence bars and ate too many to move, so you just have to sit there and craft!  Now I have you right where I want you, in creating mode ;)

We always have people asking us what Washi Tape is, how to use it, what to use it for, and why is it such a big hit.  The answer is basically it is more pliable patterned scotch tape.  It is super easy to use on any project and especially helpful for those tiny embellishments you don't want to cut a tiny piece of paper for.  In the case of this project it is helpful so you don't have to cut skinny strips of paper to wrap around these straws. And the skinny strips of paper would probably just frustrate us and make us feel resentful towards the dessert we just ate because we sure aren't feeling skinny ourselves anymore ;).

So the great thing about this project is that the pictures tell all you need to know and you have so many colors and patterns of Washi Tape to choose from right here at Allscrapbooksteals.com.  Be sure to check out Doodlebug's Blog to get more fantastic Washi Tape project ideas!

 Happy Crafting!