Friday, November 18, 2011

Unstampabelles Design Team Call!!

Yes, we are in search of three new members for our Design Team to start January next year for a six month stint.

Sadly, we will be saying goodbye to Mandy, Kerry and Kaye at the end of our December challenge. They already know that 2012 is going to keep them plenty busy in real life but I am sure they will still find time to visit in the future. We will miss their wonderful inspiration.

On a positive note though....this now gives you the chance to be part of our fun and friendly team!
We will require a creation from you each month to showcase at the start of each challenge.
If you have the time possibly a second card during the month to keep the inspiration flowing.

What to do to be considered:

Please just add a link HERE of a project that you have posted (current or older) on your blog that will fit our challenge criteria.
Remember, all types of papercrafts and any technique....but NO STAMPS.

Our call will stay open until 12th December.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Exciting Announcement!!

Some of you might have noticed a new logo on the left side of my blog and if you haven't let me just tell you that I have been asked to be a member of the Nicecrane Designs Team! Thank you Ignacio and Dawn!! WOOT WOOT! :) I'm very excited to work with these products!!

My first creation is this beautiful victorian style Christmas ornament!

Here I decided to make it a bit fancier by adding gold glitter strips to the top and bottom flaps!

Here is a preview of what it looks like from the store. All you do is print, cut, fold and glue!

You can find this product in the store by clicking HERE!

Crafty Calendar - Winter Wardrobe
Crafty Catz - Use A Digi
Cupcake Craft - Two's Company
Fab N' Funky - Baby It's Cold Outside
Paper Sundaes - Use A Digi
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Women Only
ABC Challenge - D for Dazzle (gold glitter)
Totally Gorjuss - Christmas Traditions
Whoopsi Daisy - Colors of Winter

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Grilled Stuffed Portabello Mushroom!

For those of you that are still in "warm weather" mode even after outdoor temps have cooled is a recipe for you from Weber's Big Book of Grilling!

2 slices bacon
4 large portabello mushrooms
olive oil
1/2 cup chopped yellow onion
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh italian parsley
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese

Remove and discard stems and gills from the mushrooms. Wipe clean and brush both sides with olive oil. Set top side down on a platter.
In a large pan over medium heat, cook bacon until crisp. Crumble and set aside. Add onion and red pepper to the bacon fat and cook for 6-8 minutes. Add garlic for 1 minute. Then add the bread crumbs, parsley, salt and pepper. Stir to blend and remove from heat. Add the bacon and cheese. Mix well and put stuffing in the mushroom caps. Grill the stuffed mushrooms over INDIRECT (or they will burn to a crisp!) high heat until soft and lightly browned. About 8-10 minutes.
Serves 4