Thursday, January 10, 2008

Sweet Treats & More Sweets

I've been a busy bee working on my swap projects. I'm in Karla & Beth's Sweet Treats Recipe Swap and Jenn & Cheryl's Secret Admirer Swap. Above is the recipe card I've come up with for Karla & Beth's swap.

Each of Karla & Beth's swap participants are also asked to make a gift tag with a rose theme - here is a photo of mine.

Check out these darling divas! Are they not the cutest? These little ladies are the fabulous Betsy ornaments that Sadie Lou so lovingly creates. They are one of my absolute favorite things! And speaking of divas have you heard about Suzi Finer's new venture The mission, taken directly from the site: " is an exciting new website dedicated to connecting and empowering fabulous Divas throughout the world. Read what other respected Divas recommend for leading a positive, powerful, creative and successful life. We are connecting you to the hottest networking blogs on the Internet." Go to their Divas list to see some familiar faces including my favorite diva, Miss Glitter Fairy herself.

I also wanted to mention the fantastic Hope Jars that are a creation of Joy's. I recently gave the Grief jar to a friend and she has found it to be a great comfort to her. The jars come in many varieties including Pregnancy, Friendship, Marriage, Heartbreak, and Grief. Each is filled with inspirational cards that can be read once a day or more. This is a wonderful gift when you just don't know what to give and especially in a time of grief or heartbreak when it is sometimes so difficult to determine the best way to comfort.

On an inspirational note, I subscribe to Rev Run's Words of Wisdom (yes, I know he may seem like an unlikely inspirational source but he comes up with good stuff!). Each day an inspirational quote is sent to me via e-mail. Today's is especially meaningful and I wanted to share it with you.

"If the things around you don't change, change the things you're around... (Remember this!!!!!) Insanity is doing the same things over and over and expecting new results!"


Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Your recipe card is gorgeous Karla, and the tag is so pretty too. I love Joy's hope jars...they really are such a thoughtful gift.

xoxo Heather

Heidi ( said...

Great quote! Wonder what that makes me...I'm constantly changing everything around me! (My poor husband hears stuff like this all the time: "take this door out"... "change this wall"... "make this room into this.." )

Anyway...You're in a lot of swaps (like Jessi Nagy!). Everything is looking great! And the Hope jar you pointed out would be a very nice gift.

Have a great day!

Merci-Notes said...

OH yes. I know this quote!!!
I will have to check him out.

I love , absolutely love your swap offering and the recipe!!!
I think i could have a sip!

Susie Q said...

Your creations are simply lovely!

The Hope Jar is just a precious thing. What a sweet idea.

The quotation was great! I loved it! SO true...

Have a sweet day dear Karla!


Lori said...

firstly, thanks so much for popping over to see me and for the birthday wishes:) THEN i have to say that your recipe card is just gorgeous as is the tag that you made...and i adore your Betsy's from Miss Sadie Lou:)

Monica said...

I am loving your tags so pretty Karla!
I watch Rev runs show from time to time and he is a great family man , always teaching a lesson and I love his words of wisdom he always gives at the end of the show.

Lisa said...

Love the card and the little "flapper" dolls are too cute.

Great idea too.

Alison Gibbs said...

Love your recipe card.
How pretty your rose theme tag is.
Fabulous idea - the Grief jar.

Anonymous said...

Hi Karla, your recipe card is lovely and how exciting is the Secret Admirer Swap!! So cute are those Betsy Diva's too. Love their faces. And those jars are gorgeous, just beautiful. Will check out the link now ... have a wonderful day Karla :) Jenn and Jacqui

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your projects are beautiful.

Beth Leintz said...

Your recipe card and tag are wonderful! Love that quote- reminds me of a similiar one I heard about work situations- "if you don't like whats going on- you need to change your attitude or change your presence."

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Karla! I love the rose gift tag! Those Besty ornaments are so cute!!

Rosemary said...

Hi Karla,
Nice to meet you.
I noticed you on the glitter fairie's blog. You were looking for heart shaped boxes. I get mine at Michael's. They are paper mache.
They cost next to nothing. Check my blog to see what I did with mine.
Your artwork is really great!
Loved your blog.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Fabulous creations!!! Beautiful! love the hope jars! we haven't seen these, but will most definitely check them out!!

kari & kijsa

Teresa said...

Oh my goodness, so much sweetness on your post! I love everything! The swaps sound like a lot of fun..and I love that little quote at the end.


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The Rose Room said...

Your recipe card is wonderful. Love the idea of Hope Jars:)

Flea Market Queen said...

Karla...I love the tag & recipe card!
And the Hope jars are so awesome...

Scrappy Jessi said...

your card is beautiful!! love that tage too!!!

Sandra Evertson said...

Love those little faces!
Sandra Evertson said...

what a pretty page and tag! There are so many great pages going into this book!

Cheryl said...

So glad you're in our swap! Oh i just love the idea of those jars. And that recipe looks oh so scrumptious!

Naturegirl said...

Karla it is my first time here and what a delight! I love the Divas and that Hope jar what a wonderful idea!
Thank you for sharing! NG fom Canada

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I would have never guesses you were a Rev Run fan!
Love it!

Joy said...

Hi Karla,

I can't wait to get this Recipe Swap - your contribution looks lovely! :)

Thanks for the Hope Jar mention, so very sweet of you! :)


Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I am having a giveaway...stop by!

Renee said...

Your recipe card turned out fabulous. There are so many wonderful swaps going on right now. Also I love the quote, it is great and one of those things you hit your leg and go duh, why didn't I think of that. Thanks, for sharing!

Roxie said...

Love inspiration anything! Thanks for sharing Run's quote that you received, that is so true.
Love you swap goodies.

Vicki C said...

Love your recipe card Karla! Your always up to something good over here!!!

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