Wednesday, January 12, 2011

No! No! Challenge At Stamping Vacation!

* Sorry for the delay my internet was down ALL day yesterday! I realize I depend on it way too much! LOL! *

Ready for an easy challenge? This certainly is it!! All you have to do is NOT do this month it is NO TAGS!! Pretty easy right? You can go directly to the challenge HERE!

This is my card using stamps from our sponsor The Stamps of Life. The set I used is called HappyBday2You and it is sooooooo versatile!! I love it!

I used some scrap paper...cut out the balloons and embossed them with different folders for a unique texture. I didn't have ribbon to match my card so I used rusty hinge distress ink on some white ribbon....seemed to be a good match! Just for a little something extra I used black enamel accents for the balloon strings! I'm pretty happy with how this came out! :)

Before I get to the challenges I just want to thank you all for your wonderful comments ... I read each and every one of them and I appreciate them soooo much!!
BIG HUGS!!! :)

Now for the challenges:
Paper Sundaes - Circles
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Tiffany Doodles - Sketch
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
RRR - Something new plus ribbon (new embossing folder)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Tasty Tuesday and Tags!

Welcome back to Tasty Tuesday! Today I want to share something I made for my side and hubby's side of the family for Christmas plus a few extra for neighbors and the postal guy!

First I tried out a few different tags to see which one I liked better and which one was easier to reproduce quickly as I had to make several of them. All of them use the same stamp from Stampin' Up and I spritzed them with a green colored shimmerz. Then went around the edges with distress ink and finally topped them off with a snowflake and dew drop! Voila! Cute little tags to go with a gift! :)

On this tag I used flower soft on the bottom and puffy paint at the top....puffy paint took too long to dry. Yep, I get impatient!

This one uses some kind of glass....not the stuff I just posted about earlier today....but still made out of glass. Sorry can't remember the exact name but got it at Hobby Lobby. This one really sparkles (too bad you can't see it in the pic) and it was hubby's fav but I decided it probably wasn't the best idea to give with food....just in case! Always thinking of safety! :)

These are what I decided to go with ... nice and fluffy flowersoft on the top and bottom! I took a few different posed pics as I was pretty proud of them all! :)

Finally the yummy food!! BEER BREAD!!! I made two kinds....regular and my fav which is whole wheat with garlic and cheddar! YUM!! Goes great with soup during the winter!

This is what the final product looks like all packaged up and ready to hand out!

Now for the recipe!! It is soooooooooooooo difficult to make *chuckle*....a total of 3 ingredients!! LOL!! Yep, you read that right ONLY 3 INGREDIENTS!!!
Click HERE for the regular beer bread recipe and click HERE for the whole wheat version (I added some shredded cheese and garlic powder to mine). Now get to baking!! :)

Entering tags into the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy - No Designer Paper
Cupcake Craft - New (new technique, new shimmerz)
Phindy's Place - Distressing
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes

Monday, January 10, 2011

Distress Ink Chart

Sometimes packaging colors don't exactly match up with what the color looks like on paper so I did this little chart with all the distress ink colors I own. Hope it is useful for someone! You can click on the image for a better view.

I'm off for a grand date with the hubby before the snow storm arrives!! :)


Sunday, January 9, 2011

Goodies in the mail! :)

This is what I got from my pal Corry some time ago .... sorry I'm just now getting around to posting it!! Isn't her card gorgeous? And I just love the paper, stamped images, lace and pins with beads! THANK YOU AGAIN!!

Here is a LOVELY stash of papers I got from my other pal Michelle. The papers are soooooo gorgeous and I also drooled over the beautiful flowers!! So pretty! And the stamp set is super cool too! THANK YOU!!!

I won this set of "Sweet Stuff" from Jacque and it was perfect for me as I love to cook/bake. It is a set of cookie cutters! Also some crafty goodness of a Magnolia stamp, ribbon, bling, and flowers! That canister she decorated is sooooo pretty!!! THANK YOU!!! ** Just a shout out that she regularly has sweet stuff on her blog so you might want to pop on over and check it out! **

Awhile ago I saw on someone's blog (can't remember who now) that you could sign up for the Colorbok Club and they would send you a free pack of paper. So I signed up thinking yeah right....just another scam to get my info. for SPAM/junk mail but maybe just maybe one day it might work! LOL! Usually nothing ever comes of it but this time lo and behold I got a pack of paper!!! It is really nice and I love the earthtones! It even has some glitter papers, sticker sheets and punch-outs!! THANK YOU COLORBOK!!!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was filled with dusting, sweeping, cooking, laundry, dishes, etc. The same ole stuff that NEVER disappears! I'll take volunteers if anyone wants to take over the cleaning part for me....I'll even cook!! Anyone??? .............................ANYONE????............PRETTY PLEASE??!!!Yeah, didn't think that would get anyone screaming to come clean for me! It was worth a shot though! LOL! :P