Saturday, August 14, 2010

Food Related Post!

So I got into a cooking mood yesterday and was in the kitchen ALL afternoon!!
I am including the recipes but I did not follow any of them to a "T" because I like to doctor things up my own way! If you have any questions please ask!

This is one of my fav pasta salads from Taste of Home!
Click HERE for the recipe!

This is a new bread recipe I decided to try and it went over well at home especially dipped in some garlic and herb olive oil! YUM!
Click HERE for the recipe!

And the grand finale...a French Silk Peanut Butter Cake!!! I made two separate heart shaped and one round because I do not have two round cake pans. Still turned out hubby was THRILLED as PB is his favorite!
I must say I am not a PB fan at all and I even liked it!!!
Click HERE for the recipe!

And this is the inside...hard to see the filling but that is the good stuff!! LOL!

So what do you you like seeing recipes on here??
Would you like me to share more?? Just trying to see if I have an interest for this or if I should maybe start a separate blog strictly for food related stuff??
Let me know what YOU want!!! This blog is for you to read and I want to keep things interesting!!

Oh and if you try any of these recipes let me know what you think!!

Crowned Heart Mini Card

I was messing around with some new products and this is what I came up with today. A little bit of Tim Holtz inspiration don't ya think?

This happens to fit a few challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Things with wings
Stamping Vacation Very Vintage - Anything faded
Stamping Vacation No-No Challenge - No brads or eyelets!

Friday, August 13, 2010

I MADE TOP 5!!!!

This card was picked as Top 5 over at the Lil Lolita Boutique ChallengeHERE!

I am on cloud 9!!
THANK YOU and I will display my badge with pride!!!

Artistic Scrap Pages!

My light box isn't big enough for scrap pages so these pictures aren't the best but atleast you can see what I did. I tried to crop a close up picture of where I stamped "Artist" from one of the Tim Holtz stamp sets. I stamped in white then went over in black...the effect looks pretty cool in person...too bad you all can't drop by my house to see it!! LOL!
These are my first completed scrap pages! The individual pictures are of my nephews artwork that he did in highschool and they all got put in the Artsonia website. I even wrote Artsonia on the left page....tried to make it look like the "artwork" wording on both pages and I think it turned out good! Also dry embossed the numbers 2010 but I don't think you can see that in this picture. There is alot to be said for seeing things in person I guess! Well, I hope you enjoyed taking a looksy!

Stamping Vacation Very Vintage - Anything faded
Stamping Vacation Special Month - Artist Appreciation
Stamping Vacation NO-No Challenge - No brads or eyelets!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Question about corner rounders

I am going to my local scrapbook store tomorrow and was wondering what type of corner rounder is best?? One of the little cheapies or something better like the corner chomper?? Or if you have other tips without using one of these that would be even better!!


I see London.....I see France....

Shame on you for thinking about looking at my underpants!!! LMAO!! I know it is bad humor but maybe a few of you will get a chuckle out of it.

I am not 100 percent happy with this card but thought I would show it anyways. Been trying new things lately and this is the first time I have ever tried putting a tag on a card. The one thing I wish I did different was use an eiffel tower stamp or die cut instead of a digi. I am not that good at cutting out pieces in the middle of an image and I wish those two white spaces in the middle were gone!! Grrr! I know most of you would just get your trusty craft knife out and go to town but me and my craft knife don't get along very well! LOL!

Etsy Inspired - Inspired by the pendant HERE
Clearly Delightful CDBC8 - Use a tag
Fab N' Funky - Favorite color(s) ... my fav color is BLUE!!
Crafty Sentiments - Chipboard or cardboard (tag is cardboard)
A Crafty Little Place - Use a tag
Delightful Sketches and Challenges - Distressing
Creative Inspirations - Recycled Element (tag is cardboard from packaging)
Stamping Vacation Very Vintage - Anything faded
Stamping Vacation Special Month - If the eiffel tower isn't art I don't know what is!! So this is one of my interpretations of artist appreciation!

Thanks for stopping by and while your here check out the candy I have up for is a post that will stay at the top of my blog!


Monday, August 9, 2010

All is fair in love and war!

Image is from Tickled Pink Stamps
Sentiment is an American Crafts Rub-On

So your probably wondering about my title today aren't ya? Well, I was on a roll creating cards yesterday and decided to do one more and I wanted to do a "love" card. Needless to say I have never had so many problems with a card before!! It was an all out war between me and this card! LOL! I made SEVERAL mistakes that I had to fix or shall I say "hide"! Overall I think I won the battle!! What do you think? Did I hide the mistakes so good that you can't find them?

Lil Lolita Boutique - Use one of the Lil Lolita images and bling it up (used a viva decor glitter pen to make all the glittery dots in the upper left corner!) Also added some stickles to her flower bouquet.
Tickled Pink Stamps - Sketch and also used one of their images!
Kaboodle Doodle - Add a little metal (metal brad in the center of both flowers)
Paper Sundaes - Metal
Delightful Sketches and Challenges - Distressing
Crafty Creations - Wedding or Anniversary (I think this would make a good anniversary card!)
Stamping Vacation Watch This - Three's Company (I used three different main, green and black)
Stamping Vacation Name That Card - Used the wording "You Knock My Socks Off" as inspiration.
Stamping Vacation Pick 3 - I chose these 3 (metal embellishment, glitter and an image with a "hand" in it)
Stamping Vacation Clear As Mud - The word is "Candy" but you can't actually have a piece of candy on your card so I am using the image as "eye candy"! Pretty clever huh? HEHE!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Bruno Bear

Image is Whiff of Joy
Sentiment - American Crafts Rub-On

Crafty Sentiments - Chipboard or cardboard (stars are cardboard)
Stamptacular Sunday - For a boy
CPS - Sketch
Stamp Something - Birthday
Secret Crafter - Male Theme
Crazy 4 Challenges - Cupcake
Charisma Cardz - Teddy Bear
Simon Says - Song Inspiration (Happy Birthday Song!)
Creative Inspirations - Recycled Element (Cardboard for the stars is from packaging!)
ABC Challenge - A is for August (My birthday is this month so thought this would be appropriate!)

Thanks for stopping by and soon I will have some candy up for my followers! So stay tuned!!


Angel with lots of white!!!

This had to be reposted.....I messed up something! SORRY!!!

Digi is from Karen's Doodles

This is the first time I have ever attempted a mainly white about hard!!! But I think this came up pretty good...what do you think?

Flutter By Wednesday - Use your fav color and either an angel, butterfly or fairy. My FAV color is blue!
Simon Says - Song Inspiration ... The song I thought of was You're My Angel By Aerosmith
Sir Stampalot - Bling (There is a TON of stickles on her wings!)
Totally Gorjuss - Sketch (I flipped it)
Oh Alice - All white except main image

I have another card to post in just a few minutes!