Happy Cake

We celebrated my husband’s birthday a couple of weeks ago.  I usually make more serious natured cards for him, but I just had to use this set from Unity Stamp Co, So Glad You Were Born.  Not only do I love the sentiment, but I absolutely adore the happy cake.  I used Stampin’ UP! thick cardstock for the base, as well as all Stampin’ UP! cardstock and Designer Series Paper.  I also used Stampin’ UP!’s black archival ink, as well as Copics to color in the image.  I hope you enjoy looking.


Cinnamon Raisin Biscuits

I made the following adjustments to my gluten free biscuit recipe. All you do to the Sunday Morning Biscuit recipe posted below is add the following:

1/3 cup sugar
1 cup raisins
Add 3 tsp. cinnamon and swirl it into the mixture.  Roll and Bake as usual, once out of the oven, drizzle on Vanilla Glaze.  You can find the Vanilla Glaze recipe under Red Velvet Marble Bundt Cake recipe that I posted June 5th, 2017.  You only need 1/2 of the Vanilla Glaze recipe.


Sunday Morning Biscuits

Preheat oven to 450 degrees

1 cup Brown Rice Flour
1 cup Tapioca Starch
1 cup Potato Starch Flour (do not use pure potato flour)
1 tbsp. pure Potato Flour (do not use potato starch, must be potato flour!) Trust me, there is a difference
1 1/2 tsp. xanthan gum
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
3 tsp. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. salt
9 tbsp.  butter (softened) or shortening
1 1/2 cup buttermilk

Combine all dry ingredients.  Cut in softened butter or shortening until mixture resembles course crumbles.  Stir in buttermilk and work gently until dough forms a ball.

Dust wax paper with rice flour, place dough on paper, dust dough lightly with flour and roll out.  Cut biscuits (I use a glass that I’ve rubbed around in the flour) about 3/4 ” thick.

Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake 10-12 minutes at 450 degrees.



Here is a card I made a little while back.  I used Stampin’ UP!’s white cardstock, and Stampin’ UP!’s retired Ballet Blue cardstock.  The pretty floral paper is a very thin, glossy paper that I found in a craft magazine.  I loved the paper and immediately went to work trying to create something with it.   I’m actually surprised the paper worked out so well. I used regular tombow mono adhesive. I have since tried using the same adhesive on different thin glossy paper and it did not work out so well.  In the future I will use a spray on adhesive. I hope you enjoy looking.  I also used Stampin’ UP!’s pearl embelishments, and Rhinestones, also Stampin’ UP!’s butterfly punch, and a retired stamp set from Stampin’ UP!.


Summer By The Sea

It’s approaching time I make another birthday card for my husband.  It also reminds me of the card I made for him on a prior birthday.  I hope you enjoy looking.

I used 140 lb Strathmore Watercolor paper and retired Stampin’ UP! Watercolor crayons.  I wish Stampin’ UP! still sold these watercolor crayons they are fantastic.  I love to use my brush and pull a little color off the bottoms of the crayons, they are just perfect for that and the colors are so lovely.  I used Stampin’ UP! Cardstock as well as GinaK Pure Luxury white cardstock for the base.  And of course one of my favorite retired Stamp Sets from Stampin’ UP! Summer by the Sea.

Taco Truck

I wanted to make a card for my son to tell him how awesome he is as well as send him a gift card to Qdoba.  This stamp set was a real cutie during Stampin’ UP! Sale-A-Bration January through March of 2017.  I felt it was the perfect fit, so I got busy. I used all Stampin’ UP! Paper as well as markers and Stampin’ UP!’s Tasty Trucks stamp set.And yes, I took a photo in my well-loved studio.  I hope you enjoy looking.