"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Blog Celebration Challenge & RAK

Hello,Scrappers and Crafters!
Unable to post for the last couple of days, due to no Internet connection,the rain finally fell here and took some of the humidity out of the air and turned my connection back on! WooHoo!!

I would like to celebrate my one year blog and upcoming 100Th post with a challenge for all who would like to give it a try.

It is my way of saying thank you for all the wonderful products I have received over the past couple of years, thru various challenges on blogs and boards that I have participated in.

I have not decided yet on how I will draw a name,I would like to check into a random generator,or all who participate will have there names in a hat and be drawn.
Okay,on to the challenge.
This challenge is open to all who would like to give it a try !

For those of you who visit my blog on a regular basis,you know by now that fall is my favorite time of the year.

I love everything about this season...need I say more? :)

For your challenge I would like to have you share your favorite fall layout, project, card,tip or recipe that has to do with the season. That's it!

The prize will be this fun little Halloween kit of Martha Stewart products I have put together for you.

Don't you just love that Stamp!! I thought it was so much fun!
Good luck to all who give this a try...just post in the comment of this post,so we can all go and see what fun ideas you have to share!

I will draw the winner on the 24Th of September so your package will arrive in time for those fun Halloween projects!


Colleen said...

This is my favourite time of year too! I do love some good pumpkin recipes and I was addicted to this one this time last year and think it's time to get it out again! Great as a dip, in a pie or all by itself!

Pumpkin Fluff

1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin
1 (1 1/2 ounce) box sugar-free instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip Free or fat-free cool whip
pumpkin spice (to taste)

1 Combine all ingredients in order.
2 Chill for 2 hours.

That's some fun blog candy for sure! Especially for someone who loves Halloween!! :o)

Carla said...

Jean, I have a post on my cooking blog with one of my favorite Fall recipes -- Apple Crisp.

I love Fall :-)

Congrats on you ONE YEAR Blogoversary! Awesome prize you have offered!

Gina said...

Congrats!!! Great RAK.

Favorite Fall Tip - use tiny cookie cutters to cut out leaves from Almond bark or smashed marshmellows to decorate your deserts (and drinks!!)

Carol said...

I love fall too! The cooler temps, leaving the windows open at night, the leaves changing color! Along with the cooler temps, we need something to warm up with! The perfect solution:


2 quarts apple cider (or juice)
½ cup brown sugar
2 whole cinnamon sticks
1 tsp. Whole allspice
1 ½ tsp. Whole cloves
1 orange, sliced

Put allspice and cloves in bag. Mix all ingredients in large pot and heat.

So great for a fall hay ride!

Moon said...

wel go outside and grab as much fallen leaves as you can find. sew them like beads on a dread an bind together so you'l get a circle
Verry decorative, fun to do and it smels like jummy fall
Sorry for my english but I hope you'l understand
Hugs Moon

Deanne Burton said...

Hi Jean! Awesome RAK.Someone's gonna be soooo happy to win that!!!

I posted some Fall thing on my blog:


Jodi said...

I came from Deanne's blog.

I love fall. I love the crisp air when you come out to get the paper or get the kids out the door for school. We always have pumpkin soup in the fall.

I cut a good chunk of a pumpkin, add veggies add chicken boullion(the kind that's already made up because it is easier) and let it cook on low all morning. yumm

V Colbourne said...

I <3 Fall!!! It's the most beautiful time of the year, it smells so nice and crisp, I can finally survive and get a good night sleep in my apartment! Everything about it is amazing.

I just completed a layout for Sisterhood of Scrap using fall colors. This ended up being my new-all-time favorite layout. It is of my uncle who passed away from cancer just a few months back and his daughter- back in 1989!!!!


Happy Fall!! :) Oh, and your blog candy rocks!!

Angie's Scrappin Spot said...

Oh this is such a great idea.. coming from a west-indian background we love Pumpkin... this is a savoury dish for you table.

Pumpkin... west indian style

Olive or reg. oil
fresh pumpkin skinned, and washed cut up in cubes
1 onion chopped
3 cloves of garlic minced
1 pkg. of chicken oxo
salt and pepper to taste
in frying pan put in some oil, add onions and garlic.. cook until clear in colour.. add chicken oxo package
add pumpkin cubes
salt and pepper to taste
cook until pumpkin is cooked.
a great dish you can also add some shrimp ..

Scrappin in my spare time said...

Frosted Pumpkin Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons baking powder
1 tablespoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 cup vegetable oil
1 (16-ounce) can pumpkin
4 large eggs
2 cups granulated sugar
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
Cream Cheese Frosting (see below)
Heat oven to 350*F (175*C). Grease 17 x 11 x 1-inch pan and set aside.
In a medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, and set aside.
Cream together the oil, pumpkin, eggs, sugar, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in flour mixture, mixing well. Pour into prepared pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting:

4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons milk
Cream together the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together. Slowly add the powdered sugar and milk. Add a few drops more milk, if needed for spreading consistency.
Makes 2 dozen bars.