Saturday, 30 May 2015

Delightful Inspiration May Stamp of the Month

I'm keeping the streak alive but its becoming harder each month as the preparations for the Crop escalate. So I'm really happy that I had a goal to play along every month for a year. If you do the challenge, you get next month's image mailed to you for FREE!  Here's my take on the May birdies...
And here's the digital stamps from Delightful Inspiration that I received to work with...
I haven't picked out a sentiment, but I will add one when I send the card. So cute!

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Loonies for Lindor Raffle prizes

Look at this stunning assortment. You will have to see it in person as every detail is related to this year's theme.And guess what? There is not one but TWO of these selections. Thank you Keri, for your generosity and all your help with the Crop preparations.

 In case you can't guess it, here's another hint...

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Loonies for Lindor Raffle Prizes

Four Gift Certificates to THE SCRAPBOOK SHOP in Mildmay, Ontario.
Thanks Patti for your generous contribution to our Fundraiser.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Loonies for Lindor Raffle prizes

Look at this gorgeous bag that showed up...
No more making 10 trips to the car to lug all your scrapbooking items in. AND its on wheels!
As if that wasn't enough, the prize includes a Pizza crop for you AND and friend.
Thanks,  Two Scrapbook Friends for your lovely donation.

Monday, 18 May 2015

Loonies for Lindor Raffle prizes

I have lots that I've been working on, but I don't want to give everything away before the big day on Sat. June 13th.
What I can do, is start showing you a few of the generous raffle prizes that have started coming in...
A beautiful 31 bag full of Project Life and pockets stuffed with various items for the Scrapper.
Thanks Corrina.
Check back tomorrow for another sneak peek.

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Raspberry Coconut Tarts

Most of my favourite recipes come from the old time cookbooks. Good 'ole farm recipes, time tested and classic. In 1980, my Mom was the President of the Whiteman's Creek Women's Institute in Paris, Ontario. This was originally a group of farm women whose motto "For Home and Country" resulted in many contributions of money and service over the years. Although my mother was not a member during the Second World War, I found it interesting reading how they worked diligently on the home front packing parcels for the boys overseas and making over 100 quilts and over 400 articles of clothing.

Most of their fundraising came from Euchre and Pie socials, plant and bake sales, catering and silent auctions and of course, this recipe book featuring favourite recipes from all the members of the WI...

One of the recipes that I have made many times over the years, are these delicious raspberry coconut tarts. Seems like a fitting dessert in honour of Mother's Day. They are very easy to make when using store bought tart shells and raspberry jam. Of course, back then, there would have been no question of using anything "store bought".

Raspberry Coconut Tarts

Pastry shells
Raspberry jam

2 eggs, beaten
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
3 Tbsp. melted butter
1 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups coconut
Place a spoonful of jam in the bottom of each tart shell. Mix together filling and spoon on top. Bake at 350F for 30min.( I adjusted the temperature and the time. It was orginally higher and longer but I found my tarts started to brown quickly so keep an eye out)

Happy Mother's Day. I hope you all get to sample your favourite treats.

Sunday, 3 May 2015

It was a DANETASTIC day!

The weather couldn't have been better. There was a very large turnout. I hope Danes In Distress raised lots of money for their rescue. Here's a look at how I spent the afternoon just admiring these beautiful dogs.
We went on a 3.4 km hike. There were dogs everywhere.
Every colour and size... I think I'm partial to the spotted ones...
Near the end of the walk, they all got to frolic in some shallow ponds.
Unfortunately, I saw a few people on the ground during the course of the afternoon, those guys can do some damage when they're at full gallop.
Apparently, Great Danes are like potato chips. You can't have just one. This family had THREE!
Some of the beautiful dogs up for adoption. Never say never but I think I have my hands full just now with two. A great way to spend the afternoon.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Danes In Distress

Don't ask me why I am getting ready to attend the Daneathon tomorrow? It's a huge gathering of Great Danes, all running and frolicking together off leash. I don't really know anyone with a Great Dane, nor have I ever really known one personally but I think I've always harboured a secret wish to have one. I think because their splashy coat colours reminded me of my favourite Dalmation or maybe it is the adorable Marmaduke or Scooby Doo from childhood cartoons.

Danes in Distress is a local Rescue that helps to recover and re-home abandoned and unwanted Great Danes in Ontario. They seem like a nice group of people and they are crazy about their dogs.
Sooooo, I put together a nice basket for their raffle table, made them some doggie/Dane greeting cards and baked up some yummy cookies and tarts. It is supposed to be a beautiful day tomorrow and I'm looking forward to a nice hike and an afternoon with my friends, both furry and otherwise.