Thursday, August 19, 2010

Hello Thursday Cricut Giveaway!

Hop on over to Obsessed with Scrapbooking to see the August cartridge releases. Look around Joy's site while you are there, she does awesome work!

Giveaway at Babee Love!

Babee Love is giving away Madeline's Halloween & Other Spooky Tales DVD. I am so hoping to win since my very own Madeleine loves and collects ANYTHING to do with Madeline!

Hop on over and see what you need to do to win.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Strawberry Freezer Jam

Today the girls and I decided to make freezer jam with the 4 pounds of strawberries I picked up on sale. I use the Ball brand Freezer pectin. It is so easy to make!

Gather your supplies:

I use Splenda to make our jam sugar-free because we have a few diabetics in the family. 2 1/2 pounds of strawberries (4 cups crushed fruit), 1 cup of Splenda (it calls for 1 1/2 cups of sugar), Ball Fruit Jell Freezer Jam (found it at Walmart), and what ever kind of container you like to use. I found these Ball brand plastic freezer containers at Walmart. They were about $2.50 for 4.

Wash and cut the tops from your strawberries. It calls for crushed fruit, but I just quarter the strawberries and toss them in the blender. Give them a quick pulse to the consistency you like. We like some chunks of fruit in our jam.

Next, open one envelope of the pectin and mix it with your sugar (or Splenda.)

Add your crushed fruit tothe sugar mixture.

Stir for 3 minutes. (I had some very cute help!)

Pour into containers and enjoy!

This also works wonderfully with blueberries and pears (I cook the pears till they are somewhat soft and add cinnamon.)

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Creations by Kara

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Inspirational Tile

Just a quick 12X12 stone tile I made for a local church to auction off at their Octoberfest fundraiser. Hope they like it.

Here's another one I made.

I'm linking up to the following parties:

Show and Tell Green

Creations by Kara

Keeping It Simple