Oh my goodness! Can you believe it's just TWO WEEKS till Christmas? Are you ready? Our Friday Friend Kathie Bailey has a sweet card today just perfect for this holiday season. She's playing along with the TESC94 sketch today and her card features Home Sweet Home. You might know Kathie as kassieb on SCS or from her blog Just an Inkling. Her darling Bowl of Cherries card caught our attention awhile back, but Kathie has been out of commission from ankle surgery for a few weeks. We're very excited that she was able to get back to stamping and join us today. We asked Kathie to share a little bit about herself with us...
--What city/state do you live in?
I live in a small town in Washington State called Hoquiam, which is just minutes from the ocean. If you are a fan of the "Twilight" series, you'll find my hometown mentioned there.
--How did you become addicted to papercrafts? How long have you been stamping?
I discovered scrapbooking, or more precisely, scrapbooking supplies about 7 years ago. I spent the next two years or so collecting every paper, ribbon and embellishment I could get my hands on. Then, in 2005, I stumbled across the Splitcoast Stampers website and was blown away by the talent and cards that were displayed there. I began buying stamps and making cards then and there and continue to be inspired by this hobby daily.
--How would you describe your style? What are you favorite projects to create?
I would describe my style as clean, colorful and ever changing. It's a rare card that does not contain patterned paper and ribbon somewhere. My favorite projects are definitely cards! I love the quick gratification you receive from creating a little work of art!
--Do you have a favorite TE image?
My favorite TE image is the bowl of cherries from the "Berries and Cherries" set followed closely by the adorable Cupid Cuppie from "Love is Sweet".
--What is your favorite sweet treat? (feel free to share the recipe if you have one!)
My guilty pleasure of choice is cheesecake! In fact, I've never met a cheesecake I didn't like. I make the following recipe several times a year and it is my family's favorite!
1 3/4 c. fine graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c. melted butter
3 eggs, well beaten
2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese (softened)
1 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 c. sour cream
Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press on bottom and up 1" of the side of a 9 inch spring form pan.Combine eggs, cream cheese, sugar, salt, vanilla and almond extract; beat until smooth.Blend in sour cream. Pour into crumb crust. Bake at 375 degrees 35 to 40 minutes or just until set. Cool. Chill well, about 4 or 5 hours (filling will be soft). Serves 10.
Thank you Kathie for being Our Friday Friend!!!
How about you? Would you like to be Our Friday Friend? Simply remember to use keyword tayloredexpressions (NO SPACE) when uploading your TE creations to the gallery at SCS in order to be considered.
And if you's like to play along with Taylor's sketch today just hop on over to her blog for details.
Have a sweet weekend.