Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Too Cute Turtle

Hi my crafty friends!!!  :)
I just have a simple but CUTE card to show you today.  I have a friend whose daughter LOVES turtles and I thought it would be great to make a turtle card for her.  Create A Critter to action!  I just love that cartridge, it may be my favorite - the critters are all super cute!  I like the embossed shell.  I often forget to do that, but I like it!
I used my gypsy to weld two turtle bases to create a card...  FuN! 
Hope you are having a great day! 
I am sorry I haven't been as attentive as I like to be.  There is a lot going on with life right now so I'm not entering in challenges right at the moment.  I will again.  Soon.  I hope! :) 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

SSDS Challenge - Manly Card

Hi y'all!  Time for another challenge!!  :)  This week the challenge is called Manly Card. We are looking for cards or projects created with a male theme. 

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps.  You know I LOVE ME SOME BUGABOO!!!!! So cute!!!
The winner of this challenge will receive 7 free images or a $21 value. WAHOO!!!!!  Good Luck!

Doctor's orders:  Get well soon; stay positive

Friday, February 24, 2012

Foodie Friday....Ham and Beans - crockpot style!

Hi, hi, hi!!!!  What great comfort food is this?!?!  WOW!  I love ham and beans and thought I'd share this basic recipe.  It's so yummy and you can add jalapenos, chilies, hot sauce, whatever you like but my family devoured it just like this.

 Ham & Beans (Crockpot!)
1 large glass jar white northern beans
diced ham (about 1 pound), great for leftovers!!  Bone-in is even better if I have it.
1 chopped onion
6 cups water
3 cubes chicken bouillon
salt & pepper to taste

Put everything in crock pot cover and cook on low about 8 hours.  Serve with cornbread- we like Jiffy.  I use two boxes and add a drained can of corn to the mix before I bake it in an 8x8.

I usually put sour cream and shredded cheese out to put on top of beans


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Spa Party Paperbag Mini

Hi y'all!!  I think I told you about a spa party that I put together for my daughter and her friends late last month, well to finish it off I made each of the girls a paperbag mini to remember the occasion!  It was a lot of fun and I can't wait for Kaity to give them to them!  :)
Here are pics (a lot!) of the one I made for my daughter.
It was SOOO much fun to have and fun to make these minis too!!! :)  Kept me busy for a while!

Enjoy your day!

Monday, February 20, 2012

To Paris, with love

My daughter loves anything Parisian.  I am just sure she will go one day and LOVE it!!!  I was doing some online shopping (again!) and found this really neat embosser/stamp set.  Kinda cool!  I like how it turned out and I'm sure she will too!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Challenge - 2+ layers

Hi all! 
It's time for....Another challenge at SSDS!!  :) 
The Sponser this week is DigiStamp Characters and she has really cute stamps!! 
The challenge is MORE THAN TWO LAYERS!!  :) 
Have fun!


I made mine into a  bookmark card


Friday, February 17, 2012

Foodie Friday - Marinated Skirt Steak

I have just became a HUGE fan of Plain Chicken.  You need to check her out...she makes great recipes and they are anything but plain!!!  She loves to grill out and most of the time it is chicken, but I adapted one of her skirt steak recipes and it was Delish!!!

Marinated Skirt Steak

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 T olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 pounds skirt steak

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add steak, turning to coat; seal and marinate in the refrigerator overnight, turning once. Remove steak from bag; discard marinade.

Broil 5 minutes on each side. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut steak diagonally across the grain into thin slices.

Gave great energy to my cheerleader!!!  :)  Go Chargers!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Do I smell cake?

Just a simple card to show today....  I think it's cute though adn will be good for a guy!! :) 
I love the sentiment...the stamps are from My Favorite Things.  Love them!
Have a great day!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Baby Boy Mini

Hi to my crafty friends!  :)
I am getting a kick out of making minis!!!  I think I will have another to post this week as well!! :)  This one is for one of my really good friends who is having her second baby, but her first baby boy!  :)  His name will be Finn, isn't that cool!?! has me very busy right now.  I am enjoying it (mostly) but WoW!  I'm a bit overwhelmed.  Sorry I haven't been posting so much, but the minis take a MUCH longer time than simply making the simple cards I tend to do.  :)  I'm sure you understand.  :)

Thanks for looking at the TON of pictures :)

Cover...Love the pup!

Inside for pictures

Page 1

Page 2

Page 2 journal tag

Page 2 opens to another photo mat

Inside of page 2

Page 3

page 4...cute worm!  :)  That white cardstock lifts out so a picture can go on each side and under

Inside of page 4 holds this record keeper

Page 5 - had to do a page for big sis!

Inside of p. 5 opens to this

page 6

page 6 opens

page 7

page 8

inside of page 8  
page 9

page 10

page 10 journaling tag

page 11

page 12

page 13

page 13 opened

page 14

Back cover

Cure bag I made to hold the gift

YAY!!!  SHE LOVED IT!!!!  :)


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