Saturday, December 3, 2011


Who Pudding
Ingredients
2/3 cup long-grain (not converted) rice               
3 cups milk
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 eggs, separated
1/8 cup of red and green M&M’s
What You’ll Need
double boiler, medium-size mixing bowls, small-size mixing bowl, wire whisk, deep serving dish.
1. With the help of an adult, combine rice and milk in top of double boiler. Cover and cook over simmering water for 30 
minutes or until rice is tender.
2. Preheat oven to 325ยบ F. Beat egg yolks with a wire whisk until frothy. Stir 3/4 cup sugar, vanilla, butter, salt, and egg 
yolks into warm rice mixture. Mix well.
3. Grease a shallow baking dish. Pour in pudding. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
4. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes.
5. Refrigerate overnight or for at least 8 hours. Top with red and green M&M’s before serving.
Feeds two hundred Whos . . . or four to six yous.


Friday, December 2, 2011

December 2, 2011

Are you kidding me?  I can not believe it is December!  November just flew by!  I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!  Her at my house, we spent Thanksgiving with my boyfriends parents and daughter.  His 14 year old daughter made the best sweet potatoes!


While I was getting ready for Thanksgiving, I decided I needed a centerpiece for my table.
So, I took this plain pumpkin that I had gotten at Hobby Lobby last year...




And dressed it up a little...




Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great day!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

New Nuances De Couleur Challenge....

Hello Ladies!  New challenges have been posted at Bella Creations!  Get on over there and get in on a challenge!  I started a new color challenge today.  The challenge is to use the color White...yep, just white!  I have always wanted to try this, and I don't want to try it alone, so I hope there will be some entries this month!  Here is my example:



Thanks for taking a peek and I hope you have a very scrappy day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Are you looking forward to Halloween?

I am looking forward to Halloween!  Since I work at an elementary school, I get to see all the little kids dress up for school!  At night, I hand out candy from my home.  I live in a very busy neighborhood!  Kids get brought in from all over!  Here is a photo I took last year, police on horses were riding around that night!




I just finished another layout, using Lacee's Halloween embellishment kit!




These pictures were taken last Halloween!  That is my nephew, he was a spider!  Here are a couple of close ups! 




I made the flower using  a tutorial from http://what-a-beautiful-mess.blogspot.com/2011/09/passion-daisy-tutorial.html  She has several flower tutorials.  If you have never been to her website, you are in for a treat!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

October is Reveal Time!

Hi Everyone!  I am very excited to reveal Lacee's October Halloween Embellishment Kit!

Here is the link to the kit video...
You can purchase this kit from the Bella blog....

Here are my creations using this fun kit...

Using the card kit add on, I created these two cards!

These were so much fun to make!  Lacee's kit is so full with yummies, that I am still creating with it!  Go buy yours today and join the fun!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

It's September!

It is back to school time!  Which means back to school for me too!  
September also means a new kit from Lacee at Bella Creations!  This month's kit is an ebellishment kit called "Sew Vintage"  and here is a picture:


Is that not fabulous?!


Here are my examples that were created using this kit:


Tres Chic Challenge:







And here are my pictures of my Bella Muse/Bella Unique Challenge:




And here are a couple of close ups!


































These kits will be going fast, so make sure to purchase yours soon!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

October Guest Designer Roll Call...


Want to play with some amazing goodies for free? Bella Creations is holding a call for a guest designer for the month of October.
The guest designer will be required to create at least three projects in the month of October using the October embellishment kit, one being due October 5th, which will be featured with the release of the kit. The projects can be in any form that you wish...card, layout, altered piece, as long as it contains at least 75 % supplies from the kit. I ask that you promote Bella Creations on your blog(if available) and other sites where this type of promotion is allowed. You will also have the chance to do a tutorial, either photo or youtube video for the Bella Creations blog.
Your work, if chosen will be featured all month long on the Bella Creations site as well as the blog. You will also receive this amazing badge to show off wherever you like.




Applicants must be a member of theBella Creations ning site and a follower of the Bella Creations blog.
To apply please email Lacee Broyles the following to bella_creations_08@yahoo.com:
Your name
Address
Blog Address (if you have one)
you tube channels (if you have one)
and a few examples of your best work.
This call is open to International and US applicants.
The call will run from now until October 10th with the winner being chosen and announced on October 11th. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Voila Ink!

Micupoftea has a great challenge going on over at Bella Creations  If you love spray ink, come and join the fun!  http://bellacreations.ning.com/group/voilacouleur/forum/topics/august-spray-ink-challenge
Here is an amazing sample of her work...
by Micupoftea


     






  Have you ever seen anything this stunning?!  Come and join the fun!  You can also check out Micupoftea's blog athttp://poetryinapotoftea.blogspot.com/ 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Bella Beach House Embellie Kit

Hello friends!  I just can't seem to quit using this awesome kit that Lacee put together!
I just wanted to share with you the ATC I made...
Thanks for taking a look!  Have an amazing day!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

August Nuances De Couleur Challenge!

Hello Ladies!  Just wanted to tell everyone about the color challenge I am doing over at Bella Creations!  The colors for the August NUANCES DE COULEUR challenge are: Blues, whites and browns! Think beach, sand and water!  It can be a layout, card, tag, or ATC. The deadline will be September 5th and the winner will be chosen by random and announced September 6th.
Here is my example for the challenge...

 This is titled "Welcome to the Bella Beach House"!  That is the name of the embellie kit that Lacee has for sale, see it below!  This is my niece Bella at the beach!  Click here to get to my challenge!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bella Creations Kits!

Here is a picture of the Bella Beach House Embellishment Kit!
This is a fabulous kit!  I had so much fun creating with these embellies!  I am still working on a few creations!  Don't miss out on this one!

Lacee also created the August "Sweet Hummingbird" 12 x 12 paper kit!
This kit is just darling and loaded with a lot of little yummies!

Lacee's third kit is a mini album kit that she designed was inspired by our very own
Micupoftea!  The kit includes a mix of Webster's Pages "Country Estate" and My Mind's Eye papers.


This kit will make one adorable mini album!  

To purchase any of these kits (or all of them) head over to bellacreations.ning.com or to Bella Creations blog at http://bellacreations.blogspot.com/ 

August Tres Chic Challenge!


The August  Style Challenge will be detail oriented and here are the specifics...

Elements: Seam binding, stick pin,glitter, crepe paper

Your project can be any type, does not have to be a layout.
Style:  Detail oriented

Elements: Seam binding, stick pin, glitter, and crepe paper
To enter, please go to:  http://bellacreations.ning.com/


This month's sponsor  has provided a wonderful prize:  A $10.00 gift certificate to their wonderful store.
Digi Doodles
Digi Doodles website link...  http://www.digidoodleshop.com/

Here is my example of the Tres Chic:

The white and blue flower at the top was made using crepe paper.

August Bella Muse Challenge!


Here is the image that has been provided by Gecko Galz for the August Bella Muse Challenge!





To enter, please go to:  http://bellacreations.ning.com/

This month's challenge is sponsored By the Flying Unicorn Store:

and here is my example:






This page was created using the August Embellishment kit from Bella Creations!  The flower is made out of 
seam binding, that is included in the kit.  If you are interested in this kit, you can check it out at 

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Look what's new at Bella Creations...

I was on vacation for more than half of July and did not get my site updated!  So I decided I would head right in to August!  Lacee has put together an amazing kit for August!
This one is called "Sweet Hummingbird"...Just take a look...






Click on the picture to view it larger!  You are going to want this one!
Also, coming in August, Lacee is putting out an embellishment kit!  This kit is filled with so many fun goodies!  Go over to Carla's blog and check out her sneak peek!

 

Nuances De Couleur

I  did manage to get a couple of things crafted while I was on vacation!
First is my box.  My example of the July Muse challenge at Bella Creations!

Here are a few shots of my project.  I was also, finally, able to get a layout example Red, White and Blue, of course!


The last item I was able to get made in Florida were some stick pins.  I let my 6 yr old niece make some with me!


Thanks for stopping by!
Hugz,
Cathy

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Hello from sunny Florida!

Hi all!  I am still down in sunny Florida enjoying a 3 week vacation at my brother and sister in-laws house!  Been enjoying my time with my niece and nephew!  Have been boating twice with a great friend I have down here, and her family!  Here is a picture of some dolphin we saw on one of our trips...
I am in awe every time I see the dolphin!  

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hey Ladies!


Have you checked out the fabulous June "Heavenly" kit from Bella Creations?   It is gorgeous!
Here are some things that have been created using that kit..
Made by Me
Made by Starr
Made by Lacee
Made by Carla
Made by Sandi

Made by Micupoftea
Made by Heather
Made by Helene
If anyone goes to http://bellacreations.blogspot.com/  from my site and orders this kit, then goes to http://bellacreations.ning.com/ and sends me a pm, I will send that person/people a rak!  Just send me a private message that you have ordered a "Heavenly" kit and your address.  And I will put a rak in the mail to you!






Monday, June 6, 2011

Bella Creations Blog Hop Results

I want to start off by saying a big Thank you to all my new followers and the ladies that posted comments!  I thought the blog hop was a lot of fun!  I have gone to random.org and my blog hop winner is smilynstef!  Congratulations!  I hope everyone had a great time hopping!

Bella Creations Blog Hop Day Three!

Here it is ladies, the moment you have all been hopping for, the introduction of Lacee's first ever "Heavenly" 12x12 Scrapbook kit!  Here it is: 
Go to Bella Creations blog to purchase this fabulous kit!  http://bellacreations.blogspot.com/
I will be randomly drawing a winner for my blog hop prize tomorrow (June 6th), so stay tuned!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Bella Creations Blog Hop, Day 2

I hope everyone is having a great time hopping!  Or should I say "flying" from blog to blog!
I am very lucky to be associated with such a talented group of women, both on the DT and at Bella Creations!  Keep on flying and having fun!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Bella Creations Blog Hop!


Ready for the First ever Blog hop for Bella Creations?
Well we are ready, the DT and our fearless leader Lacee have been brainstorming on how to make this blog hop fun, with some great prizes and……………………..are you ready?

Our reveal of Bella Creations first kit………………………….
Lacee has done a fabulous job since she opened Bella Creations with the goal being to start her own kits. Well the time has come. Starting June 5th, you will be able to purchase your very own Bella Creations Kit designed by Lacee!  Here is a sneak peak!

So lets get started:
Here is what you need to do.
Blog hop starts at LACEE'S BLOG:
Lacee will reveal her “SECRET WORD” so make sure you write it down and follow to the next blog to get the next word.
You will hop from blog to blog to blog to collect all the words that you need to make a sentence. So TAKE A RIDE TO THE NEXT BLOG ON THE WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY, YOU WILL FIND A PIECE OF HEAVEN IN OUR FIRST BELLA KIT.

You will end at the Bella Creations blog to collect your last word. And this is where the kit will be revealed and up for purchase. Once you have collected the full sentence you then must go to the Bella Creations web site at :http://bellacreations.ning.com/ and become a member if you are not already.

Once you are a member, under the forum tab there will be a discussion with the kit reveal called : HEAVENLY. In this discussion is where you will find Lacee’s email address to email her with your full sentence from all the words that you collected throughout the blog hop.

Lacee will pick a random winner to receive a mini album kit that she has designed.



Also, if you become a follower of the DT’s blogs and leave a comment during the blog hop, all of the DT members also have a prize that we will be randomly drawing names for. Lots of goodies to possibly win!  Sneak peaks at my creations!  You could win one of these along with a few other goodies!




Here is the order of the blog hop.

You will start here:

FINALLY BELLA CREATIONS BLOG: http://bellacreations.blogspot.com/


And then you need to go to the site: http://bellacreations.ning.com/

Remember to become a member, look in the forum for the JUNE kit reveal called Heavenly. This is where you will find the email address to email Lacee the sentence that you collected throughout the hop for a chance to win one of her fabulous mini kits!

Here is what you've been waiting for:  my secret word for the sentence......is.......

                                                  Bella
Now it's time to TAKE A RIDE FROM MY BLOG TO THE NEXT DESIGN TEAM BELLA, Heatherhttp://heatherahudson.blogspot.com/  for your next secret word.  Heather has created something spectacular as her prize so be sure to leave a comment there and become her follower!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

JUNE "STARR'S GARDEN" LIMITED EDITION MINI ALBUM KIT

It's the first of the month at Bella Creations and with that comes a super exciting time!!! The reveal of the month's Limited Edition Mini album kits.

This month Lacee has taken inspiration from  Dt member, Starr Timmons, who told Lacee she loved flowers, and Lacee channeled that inspiration into every aspect of this kit. There are tons of flowers, "IAM ROSES" and "Primas" as well as a few others, heck even the papers have flowers on them. A charming vintage rose garden inspired kit that you wont want to miss!! Hurry fast as this kit is super limited and will be sold only while supplies last!!!

To order the kit, go to the Bella Creations Blog and look on the sidebar for the Buy it Now button. CLICK HERE


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Hello everyone!  We have a great color/sketch challenge going on over at Bella Creations!
The sketch is from the ever talented Flying Unicorn!  The colors for this challenge are peach, teal and brown.  Here is the sketch...


 and here is my example...

Come on over and play!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SAVE THE DATE - Bella Creations first Heavenly Blog hop is coming soon!

You are not going to want to miss our blog hop, its going to be loads of fun. We have some great prizes that the DT members will be giving out to one lucky winner from each DT’s blog. And at the end of the HOP there is a grand prize that is to DIE FOR! You are not going to want to miss out on this hop, so SAVE THE DATES June 3rd, 4th and 5th!
We are all excited to do this hop and hope to see you there!
So come on over and sign up to be a member if you already arent, here is the link...
http://bellacreations.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May 4, 2011

Hi all, just writing a quick post today to share with everyone the Michael's coupon this week!
It is for 40% off one regular priced item...http://dealspl.us/michaels-coupons/256698p  Follow the link and print your coupon!  Have a great day everyone!

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

I can not believe it is May already, where did April go??!!  A new month means all new challenges at Bella Creations!

The May Bella Unique Challenge (technique challenge)

Step 1: Find the chipboard letters you want to alter.
Step 2: Color these letters with a sharpie marker( the color you choose)
Step 3: Let the marker dry, then rub the letters with chalk....this will give the letters the suede look and feel.
Super simple, so have fun!!!

May Tres Chic Challenge
The May Style Challenge will be "clean and simple and here are the specifics...
1: Color scheme: Black, Red, Creme, Green
2: elements: Metal trinket brad, bow, ceramic flower spray, and butterfly
Your project can be any type, does not have to be a layout.


May Bella Muse Challenge
The Bella Muse challenge every month is a challenge where we provide you with an image to use and you take the image and create something with it.
Please go to Bella Creations to see example, enter and check out prizes for all three challenges!