Friday, March 07, 2008

Welcome Everyone!


Hey ladies!!! I am so excited, the party is finally here! Welcome!
Let me introduce myself... my name is Carolyn, I am a born again christian, and a mother of 3. My youngest was born just 7 weeks ago, my oldest is 3, and my middle is going to be 2 in April. I am 25 years old and have been happily married for 7 years. I love scrapbooking and encouraging others in doing so... hence the Scrapping Servant :o)
Here is a great photo of my 3 little ones...

I also have a recipe to share from a party I went to at my church on Valentine's Day... I even took a picture for you... doesn't it look YUMMY?!

Mini Cheesecakes
  • 1 (12 oz) package vanilla wafers (Nilla or generic brand)
  • 2 (8oz) package cream cheese (Philadelphia Cream Cheese or generic brand)
  • 3/4 white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (make sure it is in heavy syrup not the one in water)
  • 1 - 2 Reynolds FOIL Baking Cups (32 per package)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Put one vanilla wafer per one foil baking cup (or crush vanilla wafers and place them into each cup as much as you like)
  3. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until light and fluffy.
  4. Fill each baking cup to 1/3 - 2/3 (it's really your call on how much)
  5. Bake for 15 - 20 minutes or even less depending on your oven's temperament
  6. Cool and top with cherry pie filling (again, as much or less as you like it).
  7. Chill and serve (it really tastes way better chilled)

Oh and be sure to leave a comment on this post to enter in a little giveaway I will be having for the party... sorry it took me so long to post what it is... it's an altered paint can perfect in place of any regular gift bag, or as an Easter "basket", a great place for keepsakes, it even comes with a key!


Speaking of gifts... here is my list of most wanted...

HeY LadiEs I wOn!!! Prize #122 - Assortment of Scrapbooking Supplies valued at $25.
  • Provided by: Amy at Signs, Miracles and Wonders... Thank you Amy!
  • Prize details: This package includes a hot pink, 20 page, 8×8 canvas covered, post bound album, some 8×8 paper, and a variety of stickers and embellishments.

52 comments:

Kelley Harvey said...

Hi Carolyn! I like your blog. Your kids are adorable! I’m a mother of 16 month old twins, a girl and a boy=)

Kelley

Tam said...

i love your site!!! your kids are so adorable too!

Ruby Townsend said...

Hi, Carolyn
Congratulations on the arrival of your littlest one!
All three are too cute!
I’m a born-again Christian too and love finding others out there who enjoy photography and related arts. I’ve been doing digital scrapping for a good couple of years now, and have been designing my own papers and elements for some time as well.
Your blog is a real blessing - keep up the good work!

Ruby

mycrazylife said...

Hey Carolyn!

Those babies are just precious! Now tell me how do you manage to get any scrapbooking done with three babes under foot? Wait, nevermind the scrapbooking, how about time for a shower!? I must know your secrets so I can apply them here!

Those cheesecakes look scrumptious!

Natalie said...

Your children are adorable!

SusieQ said...

Hi! here for your blogparty but then you know me, I visit regular! I forgot, can you believe it to set mine up! I am off to get it done!

Melissa said...

I’m enjoying your corner of the party! Thanks!

Elaine said...

Oooh, I love to scrap too! I will be bookmarkin’ this blog honey! You have some great layouts and ideas!

Thanks for hosting a giveaway too, that is so sweet.

Your kiddos are CU-TE! Have a great party!

Amanda said...

ohhh yummy little cheesecakes. thanks

corrin said...

those three look like they could be trouble! :-P

Brandy said...

What beautiful babies! I can’t wait until the scrapbook party. I posted a button. :) Looking forward to getting to know you.

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

Glad to see you have gotten moved and settled in!!

Cindi Hoppes said...

Your children are adorable. Mine are in their teens. It went by so quickly! You have a wonderful site. Thanks for the blog party…..Cindi

Rebecca said...

Mmm, the cheesecake looks yummy! That’s one of my favorite desserts and I think the mini ones are so cute! I just love that picture of your kids, looks like a very proud big sister & big brother. :D

chrissy m said...

your babies are so precious! those mini cheesecakes look yummy thanks for sharing the receipe!

Forgetfulone said...

Those cheesecakes look yummy! I enjoyed your party post. You can find mine here: http://forgetfulone.blogspot.com/2008/03/lets-party.html

Natalie said...

enjoyed looking at all of your layouts. the paint cans turned out cute too. happy blog party to you…although, i have no idea how you do it all with three little ones so close together! i do well to go to the bathroom by myself!

Sara said...

Hi, just stopping by to party along with you. Your treats look so yummy and your kiddos are beautiful.

Jill said...

Wasn’t sure if I was supposed to drop a comment here or elsewhere, so I will cover all my bases…
Looking forward to the party!

Debz said...

Great post for a party! Just passing threw saying hi to a few people before I pack it in for the night.
Love your blog!
Blessings
Debz

Mommy Daddy Blog said...

Your children are beautiful! I am craving cheesecake so bad right now, I just ate a whole one last night!!! Thanks for throwing more cheesecake in my face, lol. I hope the giveaway if for one of your super cute paint cans and of course I hope I win. Thanks for partying with me!

Kathryn said...

I LOVE your Blog and your children are absolutely Beautiful!!
Artful Blessings,
Kathryn

Terri H said...

Yummy cheesecakes. Thanks for the recipe.

I love your site.

Nicole said...

Nice to meet you. Your children are adorable! happy blogging

Melanie said...

Hi there! If ound your blog through the blog party and just wanted to say that I really love looking at the pictures of your scrapbooking layouts. My mom scraps ALL the time, and she got me into it over the past few years. It’s always fun to see what other creative stuff people do. I’ll be back to see more!

Wani said...

Yumm-o! I hope the give-away is some of those little mini cheesecake thingys! Check out my party post!

Kim said...

Hi Carolyn,
I just had to come by and say thanks for the chuckle. I saw your post at the crunchy domestic goddess…I love the ‘Dairy Queen’ idea for the sweatshirt!! I, too, am a nursing mom. Although, now that I moved from MI to AZ I’ll stick to the tees. :-) Happy partying! I will definitely be back - I LOVE scrappin’! I am wanting to cross over to digital. I will probably not give up traditional completely - maybe do a mix.
Nice to meet you!
Blessings,
Kim

Shay said...

Hey sounds like your stay busy. You’ll have to drop by and meet me. View my portfolio then click over to my contest blog to read about my blog party.

Felicity said...

Nice to meet you - hope you enjoy the party - party hearty… take care and don’t be a stranger…

Suzi said...

Thanks for coming by- you site is beautiful, as are your children! What a lovely new baby girl- congratulations. Nice meeting you!

Jerri said...

wow. i love you site. i’m glad i found it. i’ll be coming back for sure. i hope you’ll stop by my place one day.

Michele said...

What cute kids. Love your blog.

Nichole said...

I love to scrap! I am excited to find your blog. Sounds like you have your hands full with 3 kids 3 and under! I hope the giveaway involves scrapbooking supplies!

Dawn said...

Nice to meet you! Thanks for the great recipe. The mini cheesecakes look fantastic! Congrats on your new addition. How exciting. Stop by and say hi before the party ends and check out our after party!

Storm said...

I’m a scrapper too. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

Pink Paper Peppermints said...

Hi, just stopping by from the party. So nice to meet you! Your layouts are so cute. I love to scrapbook too! I hadn’t heard about the scrapbook blog party that sounds like a blast! Gonna have to sign up for that!

Thanks for having us at your party! I brought you a little hostess gift!

See you soon,

Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

Penney Douglas said...

Your kids are so cute! I have 9. Come over to our party and see them tonight. I should have their pictures up by then. I have a party page, but the pictures are what will make it interesting, but I need my husband’s help to get them on there.

Your scrapbooking is beautiful.

Penney

LuvLee said...

Hi Carolyn!! Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog!! Congrats on your new little one! Your kiddos are sooo precious!!! Sometimes I do miss that stage!! Although my teenagers are fun!! And YUMMMMMMY for sure is that cheesecake!!! I’ll be checkin’ in here often!! :)

seven said...

Those are so adorable!

Deborah said...

Hi, Carolyn!

Thank you for commenting on my blog and letting me know I need to come back to enter your giveaway! You have such a fun place here! :)

My Walk Monday. . . tell me more! I know it isn’t Monday, yet, but I want to know more, please! :)

I will book mark your site. Great to meet you! Let’s be friends! :)

And, wonderful to have you join The P.M.S. Club!!!

Deborah @ Comfort Joy Designs
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/

DK said...

Hi Carolyn - good to meet you! Just popping through on the party tour. Thanks for inviting us over; love your blog and your kiddies are adorable. (No kiddies at my house - just dogs.) Drop by if you’re in the neighborhood, and happy partying!
DK

Lisa W said...

Oh I love cheesecake! I will have to try the recipe, it looks fast and easy. Nice to meet you. Stop by my blog party I have a guessing game going on.

alpha said...

hi there! thanks for visiting my blog and for your wonderful comments. you have adorable kids. :D

Miss Sniz said...

I found you through Sunday Scrappin. Wow, I’d never thought of altering a paint can, but my mind is spinning with organization possibilities now. This one is gorgeous!

Bitsy said...

What a fun site. I love to scrapbook ~ but I’m so behind it’s more like I just collect scrapbook stuff!
Fun party, too. Thanks, Bitsy

Suzi said...

Thanks for coming by my Blog Party! We did a random drawing for the Eggling Flower using random.org and unfortunately your name was not chosen. But fear not, there are plenty more giveaways going on at Green Mommy Guide (www.greenmommyguide.com) that you are automatically entered for when you sign up for our monthly email newsletter. (Oh, and starting in April, we’ll be adding a new fabulous giveaway every week, so be sure to check back!).

I’m a spam hater, so don’t worry- if you don’t sign up for the email list, this is the last you’ll hear from me. I just wanted to say that this is my first Blog Party and I had a wonderful time meeting such wonderful women and seeing all of your fantastic writing. Stay in touch!

Sincerely,

Suzanne Istvan

us 8 said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on our blog. It isn’t Mum who blogs but the kids! Thanks again.

Jill said...

Hey. I love your design and all of your scrapbooking pages! So cute. I’ll be back, for sure!

Coley said...

I found you via the party! That cheesecake recipe looks yum-o! Cheesecake is my fave. :)

Lisa - TheScrapPrincess said...

Hi Carolyn,
It’s great to meet you! I absolutely LOVE your blog and have added you to my RSS reader so I visit often!
It’s always nice to meet a scrapbooking sister in Christ :)
You have a beautiful family and congrats on your newest addition!
I will be joining in on the National Scrapbook blog party - can’t wait!
*Hugs* Lisa aka TheScrapPrincess

Jan said...

Hey!!! Love that paint can. Wow! It’s adorable!!!! You’re kids are looking sooo cute in that picture.

I just got back from my scrap retreat, so I’m doing a little post-party hopping! LOL!

I’ll definitely be around for the NSD party!

"Lolli" said...

I LOVE your art! You've inspired me!