Friday, August 27, 2010

Under a little blogger construction!!

If my blog looks odd it is because I am trying to change it up a bit. Realized I had my first blogaversary in July and haven't changed my blog once! So I thought I was due for something different. Please hang in there with me as I am not a pro at this stuff!

Thanks!
-Stacie

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sunburst Boat


Digi is from TMITA

This is something I have NEVER tried before and I think it turned out pretty neat! I wasn't sure if I should go with just green grass because near the water the grass is usually patchy with sand and grass, so that is the effect I was going for here by using sand and sage flowersoft. Do you like the two tone look or do you think it should be all green??

Challenges:
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - Sketch
Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays - Use the color "Kraft"
Digital Tuesday - water, beach or tropical (I thought of boating!)
Stamping Vacation No-No Challenge - No brads or eyelets!
Stamping Vacation What A Guy Challenge - Anything that represents speed

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Special Lady


Stamp is from Rubber Romance

This is a card I made for the DT call going on right now over at the Southern Girls Challenge Blog.

Gotta love flowersoft and I added bling to the lines on the purse just to make it more girlie!

This card also happens to fit a few challenges:
Let's Ink It Up - Anything goes as long as you use a stamp and the twist is to use the color yellow
Wild Orchid - Make it sparkle
Stamping Vacation Pick 3 - I chose metal embellishment, glitter and pattern paper with yellow on it

Hope you like this bright and cheery card!
-Stacie

New Recipes

No card right now but I did want to share a few new recipes I made. I got a good response the last time I posted something like this so thought I would show you some new food yumminess every once in awhile.

This is a Grilled Eggplant Panini
Recipe can be found HERE!
As you can see I did mine a bit differently. I only had whole wheat hamburger buns so used those instead, I used green onion in place of the red onion...I would not recommend this unless you are going to cook the onions! Next time I will use a yellow onion as I do not like the red ones. Also I would recommend taking the skins off the eggplant because they were a little chewy. But overall not a bad recipe.



This is becoming a big hit around here...I have already made it a few times.
Peach and Blackberry Clafouti (Custard)
Recipe can be found HERE!
One of the very few times I don't mess with a recipe! I did however have to cook it MUCH longer than it said because it was just soup at 45 minutes!



If you try either of these recipes I would love to know!
Enjoy!
-Stacie

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Birthday Fun! (Photo Heavy Post!)

Thought I would share with you my birthday weekend fun! It all started Saturday after hubby got home playing golf we took off to Michaels where I found some great bargains!!


Then for dinner we went to the Melting Pot...I love this place but you eat so much that you feel miserable afterwards! LOL! I still can't resist because it tastes soooooo good! Also got to use a coupon for a free chocolate fondue for my birthday....I love freebies!
For those of you that don't know what the Melting Pot is click HERE to check it out.

Then Sunday we went to spend the day at Newport on the Levee in Kentucky. HERE is a link. First we went to try some Dewey's Pizza and it was pretty tasty! I liked how you could do a half/half pizza without any troubles. I always like to customize my food so I got the Billy Goat with bacon and hubby got the Dr. Dre special! Some seriously funny names for a pizza! Then they gave me a free glass for my birthday....bonus!



After that we went to Claire's...haven't been there forever and even though I think they cater mainly to the younger generation I did happen to find a few things I liked so hubby got them for me.




Next it was off to Barnes and Noble for a LONG look at papercrafting magazines....my first time looking at these and I must say the choices were overwhelming! Only bought one because they are expensive!! Anywhere between 6-18 dollars EACH! I did jot down the ones I like so maybe I will get a subscription later for much cheaper.



Newport also has one of my FAV ice cream places...Cold Stone Creamery!! YUMMMMMMMMMMM!!! Lo and behold I had a free ice cream coupon for my b-day to use there also! YAY! So we sat on the bench while eating our ice cream and watched this guy make balloon figures for some kids and listened to a band playing in the background.

(Barnes and Noble is on the left and Cold Stone Creamery is on the right in this photo...AMC is where we went for our movie later on in the day)

Next we went on a walk across the bridge to the Cincinnati, Ohio side and on our way back decided we wanted to see a movie.


So we went to see "Salt" and it was a really good movie...I highly recommend it!! After that we went to Gameworks and played some Skee-Ball and one video game where you ride around in this hummer going really fast on a racing course and the machine you sit in moves too so needless to say we were both a little car sick. LMAO! Yep, definately old school games for us from now on!


Finally we tapped off our night at the Hoffbrauhaus...a German brewery/eatery! DELISH!! My ancestors were German so no wonder I love this food so much...unfortunately it is not "health" food so moderation is required! So as you can tell I had a royal blast and I have my sweet hubby to thank for making it happen!








CHEERS!
-Stacie

Monday, August 23, 2010

My Birthday Candy Winner!!!

Hey everyone! Thank you for all the birthday wishes....I had a GREAT time this weekend celebrating with my hubby. I will try and post some pictures tomorrow!

Now for the winner of my birthday candy....I had 24 eligible people so I wrote down all the names and cut up the paper and stuffed in a Cincinnati Reds baseball cap (they have been doing good this year!) and had hubby pull out a name and he picked out...................TERRIAVIDREADER!!!!! YAY!!!

Please e-mail me with your address by this Sunday August 29th or I will have a re-draw.

Thanks again to all my old/new followers, anyone that has ever left me a comment and those that entered my candy! It all makes me smile! :)

Hugs!
-Stacie

Sunday, August 22, 2010

My Birthday Candy!!!

**THIS CANDY IS NOW CLOSED**



In less than 2 weeks on August 22nd it will be my birthday!! YAY! I love birthdays and presents too of course so I thought I would share a little birthday candy! My favorite color is blue so I gathered up a few "blue" items and also added a clear stamp, a d'vine swirl embossing folder and a little assortment of stamped images!

So what do you have to do to have a chance at winning??
1. You must be a follower but please only follow if you like what you see and are going to stay!
2. Post about this on your blog (you can use the candy picture) and link it back to me
3. Leave me a comment on this post! EASY!
4. This is OPTIONAL but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE if you would go over to the Stamping Vacation Blog and become a new follower and mention my name in a comment. I am a new DT member and we are having a contest until October...I am in second place at the moment so thought I would try to step it up a notch!!

The candy will run until August 22, 2010 and sometime after that I will choose a random winner. Oh and if I get atleast 29 people to enter the candy and 100 followers I will add a little extra something! I picked 29 because that is how old I will be! HEHE!

Alrighty now go spread the word!! If this goes well I will have another candy soon!!

Thanks!
-Stacie