Friday, October 31, 2008
Have a wonderful and safe Halloween and I will see you Monday morning!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The one on the right belongs to my youngest DD and the witch on a broomstick (you knew that was what it was right?) belongs to my oldest. Sadly I don't have any pictures of the girls carving them this year. :( It has been so cold that DH carved them in our dirty garage.
Tonight the girls hope to get their little haunted houses painted. We found the cutest wood houses at Michael's this weekend. I will definitely be taking pictures of them and will hopefully have something to share with you tomorrow.
I don’t have a project to share with you this morning but I do have a little sneaky peak. This month’s Lime Tart kits look fabulous once again. I am dying to get my hands on my kit! I will definitely give you a sneak of the projects I complete once I get my hands on this kit. The first sneak is from the half tart. Just look at those awesome colors and that adorable chipboard tree.
This sneak is from the ala tart kit. I just love that adorable stamp!
This last sneak is from the full tart. Look at the gorgeous paper! Love those colors too.
Well, I am off to take DD to the doctor. Have a glorious Thursday and thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Ohhhh, now for some other Halloween goodies! Did you know that the Paper Crafts Gormet book goes on sale on Oct. 31? You can find both amazing recipes and adorable projects in this book. The To-Die-For Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits by Alisa Bangerter are one of the many recipes you can find in the book.
Seriously, you have to try them for yourself! Here is the recipe:
2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.
And if you are still looking for tag to add to that last Halloween project how about trying this tag also by Alisa.
Adorable isn't it? Simply follow these easy directions:
SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) http://www.dafont.com/ Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"
1 Make tag from cardstock.
2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk.
3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere.
4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape.
5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.
I think I need to go find one of those biscuits. I am getting hungry. :) Have a fabulous Wednesday!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
You can find all the yummy supplies for this card at Emma's.
Have a Terrific Tuesday!
Monday, October 27, 2008
I really need to see if I can figure out how to take better pictures in gyms because my pictures really stink. So sadly this is the only one you get for now.
I told you on Friday that I would report about the High School Musical movie we saw on Friday. I am happy to say that the movie was really pretty good. I am so thankful Disney didn't try to make this a rated PG movie since they were hitting the big screen. That was my concern when I saw that they were doing the third one in the theaters. They really stuck pretty much to the same style. Good music, innocent fun and lots of dancing. The girls loved it and DH and I had a good time too.
Lots of scrapping to get done this week. Sorry I don't have anything to share with you today.
Have a fabulous week and thanks for checking in!
Friday, October 24, 2008
This card was published in Cards Magazine. I just love the bright colors in these American Crafts papers.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I told my sweet sister that I would post this recipe for her. It is one of our favorites and so easy to make. You don't need a crock pot for this recipe but it works best that way.
Mexican Chicken in a Pot
1 1/2 lb. chicken breast
1 (8oz) can tomato sauce
1 (4oz) can green chilies
1/3 c. chopped onion
2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Place chicken in the Crock Pot. In a small bowl combine tomoato sauce, chilies, onion, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and garlic powder. Mix and then pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 10-12 hours or on high for 5-6 hours. Stir well. Chicken should pull apart into shreds. Spoon onto tortilla and garnish with remaining items.
Oven: Place same ingredients in a 2 quart baking dish. Bake in 300 degree oven for 3 hours or until very tender.
Now how about a project? I got a box from Paper Crafts yesterday and inside I found my copies of Card Creations 6, their newest special issue.
It is loaded with amazing cards. I just love this issue. I poured over it last night while DD was at swimming and I need to look through it again. Anyway I wanted to share one of my absolute favorite cards with you. I made this for the photo card section. I guess the reason I love this card so much is because it shows my two goofballs in all their glory. I don't know what life would be like without laughter and these two make me smile every day. :)
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, October 20, 2008
It has been so beautiful outside that I have not been doing much scrapbooking or card making. DH and I did plant a new tree in our backyard this weekend and I am so happy with how it looks.
I did manage to get a card done. I added some texturizer to my acrylic paint to make the trunk and top of the tree look more realistic. After painting the trunk, I used a toothpick to add the lines for the bark.
I hope you have a fabulous week and thanks for stopping by.
Friday, October 17, 2008
Have a fabulous day!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
You can also check out my Christmas stocking project here on their website.
Thanks for checking in today and have a great day!
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Have a spectacular day!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Here are a few of my projects from this month's kit.
I am not sure if you can read the journaling for this layout. It reads: These two adorable creatures were found yesterday hitching a ride on the high seas. Their adventures took them, not only on a high energy water ride, but also to extreme heat. Their escapade ended when the ruler of the laundry room found them hiding in a pair of blue jeans. They have been returened to their homes with a promise from their guardian that this will not happen again.
The kit came with a bunch of tags. I had so much fun playing with all of them. I will actually have an article on the Lime Tart blog later this month on different ways to use these tags. I created this masculine birthday card using a few of the tags. Here I simply used my ink to color these.
The kit also included a cute little mini album from Maya Road. I pulled the album apart and made this little phone book for Katie. I still have the template for the inside pages. If you want them please e-mail me.
I have a mini album I made also that I will share tomorrow. Have a wonderful day!
Monday, October 13, 2008
The good news is that because we didn't have second soccer games in the afternoon we were able to go to the Fall Festival at church. They had pumpkin decorating, hay rides, apple bobbing, bonfire with smores, you name it. The children's ministry team did such a great job and the girls had a blast.
Yesterday DH and I took the girls to southern Indiana and we went hiking. I got a couple good pictures that I will share as soon as I get them loaded. We found a beautiful park and hiked for about two hours. We found a nice little local restaurant for dinner afterward. I think the girls really worked up an appetite. Both of them had about a half rack of ribs, salad and potato I swear!
I plan on working on a project for Cindy at Emma's Paperie today that I will hopefully be able to share with you soon. In the meantime here is one of the layouts I created for Memory Makers' latest call. Even though this one didn't get picked up I absolutely love it. We took the pictures last year at my mom's house.
Have a great week!
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I don't know what the weather is like there but is dreary here. I have a project to share to brighten your day a little bit. As most of you know, October is breast cancer awareness month. Emma's Paperie is selling an amazing kit this month in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. $5 from each kit will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. This kit is stunning and I really enjoyed working with it. You can find out more about the contents and order your kit here. Here is a tin and card I created using this amazing kit. To see full instructions you can visit the Emma's Paperie blog.
Have a fantastic day!
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Have a great day!