Tasty Thursday - Philly No Bake Cheesecake

I LOVE a good cheesecake.  Unfortunately for me, half of my family is lactose intolerant.  So, when I have a chance to make a dessert, one of my go to's is cheesecake.  This way I get a piece or two, and I don't have the entire dessert myself.  

This week I was trying to decide what to make for my club's treat.  My first choice was a peach cobbler.  But, I didn't have enough peaches.  Bummer. So, going through my recipe basket, I found this recipe that I haven't made in a very long time.  I believe it was found it on the inside packaging of the Philadelphia Cream Cheese wrapper.  

Since it was already in the afternoon, I had to come up with a dessert that was relatively quick.  That can be hard too.  My family would have shunned me if I bought a ready-made dessert.  It's just not what we do anymore.  

Philly No Bake Cheesecake

8 oz cream cheese

1/3 c sugar

8 oz cool whip

graham cracker crust

Mix together the cream cheese and sugar.  Gently stir in the cool whip.  Pour in the crust.  Refrigerate 3 hours and serve.

That's it.  Can it be that simple?  YES! Even the pie crust is store bought for this dessert.

I did get a can of blueberry pie filling and everyone could put that on top if they wanted to.  I thought of it too late, but maybe adding one teaspoon of vanilla would help too.

It must have been good, because several people wanted the recipe.  Enjoy it.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

 

 

 

 

 

The Dragonfly is Back.

It has felt so good this week not having to work.  Today I spent going through my cabinets and reorganizing.  Megan has a whole box to bring back with her next week.  I have a whole lot more room now!  It always amazes me how things just get thrown into the cabinets and ultimately get lost.  

Do you really have to have a reason to get out the dragonflies?  I didn't think so.  

I made this last month for my club Thank You cards.  Typically, I make the cards all the same.  Not this month!  The Dandy Garden DSP is retired, so I was using some of what was in my stash.  It is paired with different card base.  

The stamped wild flowers on either side of the DSP is the same on each card.  It's stamped in Mossy Meadow.  The middle is blank because the DSP covers it anyway.  

The dragonfly, I took the easy way out in coloring.  Blending Brushes.  Color them with the blending brushes and ink pads before you cut them out with the dies.  It was so easy.  Shh.  Don't tell, but I actually like them better than using the stamp that is included in this set.  

In case you were wondering, here are the other colors I used.

 

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Splendid Day in Fresh Freesia

I was very happy to have this weekend done.  Never thought you would hear me say that, right?  The drive to Ohio and back Saturday was such a long day.  Fifteen hours of just driving.  I was so happy Alyssa drove home.  But, our Global Entry pass was approved!  So,the drive was worth it.  Yesterday, Megan did the final move into her apartment.  We helped bring a last load and unload some boxes.  She is excited for this next phase of her life.  I'm so happy for her.  Now we have to adjust back to being empty nesters.  uugghhh.

We are making this card in club tomorrow evening.  I think this is my favorite stamp set from the new Mini Catalog.  And the paper just speaks for itself.

I started to case a card I saw on Pinterest.  Then changed a few things around.  The Basic White background was way to white.  First I tried stamping and embossing some images.  It still wasn't working for me.  Then I brought out the blending brushes.  I brushed Fresh Freesia around and that's what the card needed.  

Just a note on the coloring.  I only brushed Fresh Freesia on.  So, now when I look at the picture, I see some yellow spots around.  It had to come from my camera.  So, just imagine  the background in all one color.  Much better.

 

If you are wondering where the sentiment die is from, look at the All That Dies.  It is paired with the masculine stamp set, He's All That.  It's perfect!  It was a happy find to stumble across.  

Don't forget the heart pearls.  Pearls with sending hugs goes very well together.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Splendid Day with Blends

It a crazy weekend ahead of us.  We are trying to get our Global Entry pass.  The girls and I are approved to go through the interview process and when appointments open up, they are taken immediately.   We were lucky and found three appointments in Dayton, OH.  That means Saturday we are driving roughly 7 hours, doing our individual interviews and driving back home.  Crazy right?  There are no appointments near by us at all.  Some states are out until 2023!   Sunday will be finishing moving Megan into her apartment and she will officially be living on her own.  She's excited and nervous at the same time.  

Did you know July is Watercolor Month?  I had no idea there was such a thing, but evidently there is.

Stampin' Up! did a special creativity event for its demonstrators.  This is one card we made.  It does give you the look of watercoloring, but it's done with the Stampin' Blends!  Easy and you don't have to wait for the paper to dry.  

The products are from the Splendid Thoughts suite.  I'm in love with it. The dies are fun to play with.  Here we just used one kind of stem.  It's tucked under the sentiment, and then again, on top.  Fun.

    

Until this card, I never noticed this sentiment.  It's perfect for a wedding.  And I need to make a wedding card at the end of the month.  No idea what I want to do, but I'll be using this sentiment.  One problem solved.  

Don't you just loved the bees?  Don't stamp them in the middle of the Basic White.  Stick to the outside for the sentiment doesn't cover them.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Easy Wonderful World Bundle Card

Well, the worst is done.  Megan has "moved" into her apartment.  Her stuff that is, but not her yet.  We saw her apartment for the very first time on Friday.  She has a loft on the third floor.  We were all super nervous going in, but we did like it.  The move went pretty smooth.  It took 4 car loads to move the bulk of her stuff.  So happy that her living room furniture and bed were delivered today.  In a few more days, she will be officially living there.

I whipped this card together very quickly so my club people could see and use the products now available in the SAB catalog. 

This paper is absolutely gorgeous.  I love all the muted colors and how they just somehow blend together.  

One set of dies that I haven't used hardly at all are the Stitched with Whimsy.  I can never seem to get them to work with the size I need.  This time I made it work.  The flower and sentiment fit pretty good in this size die.  

For a change, I didn't use any dimensionals.  That is a rarity for me since they are on almost every card I make.  I compensated for that by using the some pearls in the upper corner.  

Like I said, I whipped this card together, and it was about 5:00 pm the night before club.  But, they liked it and were excited to see and use the new SAB items.   This stamp set and paper pack can be free with a $100 purchase.  It's only available this month and next.  Trust me, you will love this bundle.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 

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New SAB Products!

Megan finally gets to see her apartment today for the first time!  Yayayay!  We are super excited for her.  The cars are gased and loaded up, ready for the hour drive in.  She has been working on repainting/staining some furniture pieces she has bought the past several months.  Some pieces still are not completed, but we can work on that during this next week.  I'm anxious to get everything done and out of our garage!  

Are you excited for the new Mini and SAB catalogs?  They start today!!  For me, it's hard NOT to get excited.  I always love a new catalog.

This stamp set and DSP pack, Wonderful World, are from the new SAB catty.  You can get both FREE with a $100 purchase.  The paper is absolutely gorgeous.  We made a card in June's Club and they did really like this bundle.  Especially since I brought the rest of the DSP pack with me so they could get a hands on look at the paper itself.  So much better than just looking at the catty.

It's nice, bright and cheery.  Perfect for a summer day card.  I especially like to use Daffodil Delight during this time.  It's paired with Pear Pizzazz.  There were so many colors in the DSP, it was kind of hard to choose which one to use.  

The flower I did color with my Stampin' Write Markers.  I didn't trust myself to use the ink pads and get the ink in the wrong places.  And of course, the butterflies were an perfect touch with the flowers.  

Go and check out the new catalogs!  It's July, but time to start thinking about those Christmas cards!

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Graduation Cards

It has been crazy in this house!  Megan gets the keys to her apartment Friday!  She's excited to finally see her actual apartment.  Up to now, she only did a Facetime preview with the apartment manager and that was showing a one-bedroom apartment.  She ended up getting the loft style apartment.  Boy, was Megan happy.  Those always intrigued her anyway.  So, there is no way of knowing how the furniture is going to fit since there are no dimensions online.  It's going to be a wild Friday.

This year, I needed two graduation cards.  I was so happy that this stamp set was still in my stash.  It's been retired for several years, but it's hard to find a set that has good numbers.  Plus, there are dies to match!  

Our high school colors are Red and Black.  If you couldn't tell.  The black piece, I tore the top and bottom just to add a little dimension. 

I was disappointed there was no "Class of" stamp in this set.  That would have made it perfect.  Instead, I improvised and just wrote it on the scroll.  

Sorry, I don't have any dimensions on these cards.  But they are pretty straight forward to copy if you need.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 

Bogo Kits is Ending Soon

It's hard to believe this BOGO on the kits is ending in 3 days.  Have you taken advantage of the sale?  

One special tip...enter your highest priced kit first.  When you add the second, the first goes half off!  Sweet!

All the kits are on the BOGO right now, excluding Paper Pumpkin of course.  I'm tempted by the Celebrate Today Magnet Board.  It's super cute to hang anywhere, especially in your craft room.  That way it's handy if you want to update or refresh it.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper