Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Isn't it beautiful! I love the simplicity in her artwork. It has so much punch!
Thank you Ann for the gorgeous card!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Thank you Tracie for the gorgeous card, and I am so lucky to have you as a friend.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
I needed gift tags to go with my wrapped gifts for the Bunco Ladies!
I used my tag die cut that Karen had given me for my birthday.
I used Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Punch stamp set's snowflakes stamped in white craft ink for the background. I then stamped the snowman tag in Ballet Blue, and mounted it with foam tape onto the snowflake tag. They were a cinch to make!
Now all I need to make are the cookies and I'll be ready for tomorrow night. I have this recipe that I want to try out from Paula Dean called Kitchen Sink Christmas Cookies. They're loaded with yummy stuff.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I looked through my boxful of embellishments and found the wish brad. While going through my paper stuff, I found a tag kit. I used one of the tags and simply stamped the Friends stamp image.
I don't know if I have shared with you my love of ribbon...well I think I went a little too happy with ribbon tied onto the book spiral.
Monday, December 6, 2010
A stick pin holds her gift tag. Merry Christmas Olivia!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This rose bouquet was a gift from a co-worker to me in celebration of my birthday.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
I received this adorable snowman Christmas tree ornament from her. It reminds me of a court jester!
Olivia also included a package of hot cocoa, a stamp with my initial "O" which I promptly stuck unto my "O" bag, and glittery blingy stars that a I can use for my crafts.
Thank you Olivia!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
For these cards I did a technique called faux letterpress. Basically what you do is ink a Cuttlebug embossing folder. It was very easy to do and not messy at all! The ink just washed away. Another new technique was to stamp the sentiment on the ribbon.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 26, 2010
We punched flowers, birds and borders...used the Big Shot to cut our letters, and the hearts. I learned to use this marvelous new tool called a Japanese Screw to punch holes for the brads...amazing tool!!! You can use it to punch holes anytime! I want one!
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Monday, November 1, 2010
Spicy Italian Chicken Pasta
2-3 cups cooked shredded chicken (I use Costco Rotisserie chicken)
8 oz. Velveeta Cheese (or more)
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can Rotel tomatoes & green chilies
1 package cooked Fettuccine (or your choice)
Mix Rotel tomatoes, cream of chicken soup & Velveeta cheese. Heat until cheese is melted. Add chicken & stir. Remove from heat when well heated through. Serve over your favorite hot cooked pasta, and sprinkle with Parmessan cheese. Enjoy!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
I love cigar boxes but can't bear to cover up its unique art. So I bought a plain wooden cigar box at Michael's and decoupaged it using fall designer paper. I used fall theme embellishments to decorate the lid, and made the paper flower using my border edge punch. Ann is from Kansas, so I thought that the flower would hopefully pass by as a sunflower...
Friday, October 29, 2010
Reveal time for Fall Findings Swap at Bloggerette Sorority hosted by Karen from Some Days Are Diamonds!
In my fall swap box that Ann decorated for me (see above pic), I found several neat fallish items.
Ann made me fallish handmade napkins with handmade napkin rings.
She knows I love to bake! I will definitely be using cinnamon and pumpkin pie spices in my upcoming Thanksgiving dinner.
Have you ever visited a Penzeys Spice store? The aroma is amazing!