Spent a lovely day crafting cards with friends. Thanks to my friend, Crystal for her open heart and open home, and her great ideas and delicious brunch. We all had such great fun!
Seems as if I never have enough get well cards. Loved the idea of embossing some of the layers and adding the get well greeting and butterfly made with die cuts.
The polygon shapes were cut from a really special paper (from Michaels) with a punch then sponged edged with brown ink. Love the effect! After all done, I realized that I should have centered the three beginning polygons a bit better as it left the right edge with really small fill in’s. Next time I will get it right!
These just happen to be my favorite colors! We started with the strip down the middle and added various colored/sized strips to fill in. How cute is the die cut bow!
This card I made in my own little creative space at home. Love this new Sizzix “Hexagons Dynamic” Embossing folder from Stampin Up. Happy Birthday greeting from Stampin Up “Best Birds” and chicken and banner salutation from “Hey, Chick” Sale-a-Bration Freebie. Don’t ya just love FREE!
This tag over my desk is pretty much where I am at these days…drinking coffee and making stuff. That’s what I love to do. This freebie is from Kimber & Dawn. This site has so many wonderful free cut files. You just have to check it out: http://kimberdawnco.com/category/free-cut-files/
I love this new shelf my hubby put up over my desk area. It perfectly holds my crafting supplies which are now right at my fingertips. A lot of crafting goes on in this small space in our guest bedroom.
Have a creative day,
Our grandson’s “Love in a Box” will be at his New York post office box for pick up today. Rick and I do enjoy putting these themed boxes together each month, and find it interesting that items seem to almost magically appear that are just perfect selections for his love box. May’s theme is “You’re Out of This World.”
This spaceship card is made on my Silhouette Cameo, Design #88804: spaceship folded card. Grandpa always tucks in a bit of cash.
The stamps from Papertrey Ink were a gift from my crafty friend, Crystal. They mistakenly shipped her two stamp sets and allowed her to keep both. What a perfectly timed gift! They worked well to design the Skittles bag topper (From Silhouette design #57964) and tic tac holder.
I found this spaceship pen at the Pima Air & Space Museum on our recent visit there. Such a great place to visit….check out their webpage: http://www.pimaair.org/
Jelly Belly Bean Boozled Jelly Beans
- Dead Fish – Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Spoiled Milk – Coconut
- Stinky Socks – Tutti-Fruitti
- Lawn Clippings – Lime
- Rotten Egg – Buttered Popcorn
- Toothpaste – Berry Blue
- Barf – Peach
- Canned Dog Food – Chocolate Pudding
- Booger – Juicy Pear
- Moldy Cheese – Caramel Corn
Milk Magic Cotton Candy Straws
Call to Glory Devotional for May
Have a fun day,
We conveniently buy Red Pepper Relish at Cal Ranch Store or Cracker Barrel but they are not carrying it anymore. It has become very hard to find in our area, so I guess, I will be making a double batch today. I just couldn’t pass up a great buy on red peppers at the Dollar Store 6 for $1.99.
Sweet & Spicy Red Pepper Relish
2 large red peppers, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
1/4 c. corn syrup
1 1/4 c. sugar
1 c. white vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried red pepper (less for a milder relish)
couple of drops of hot pepper sauce
1 tsp. salt
few drops of red food color
2 tbs. cornstarch
1/4 c. water
Combine all ingredients except cornstarch and water in a sauce pan. Bring to full boil, and turn down heat to medium and let simmer for 2 hours or until thickened down. Mix cornstarch with water and stir into pepper mixture. Stir until translucent. Ladle into jars. Makes two pint jars.
Hope your day is sweet,
Swiss Vegetable Medley
1 (16 oz.) package frozen California Mix vegetables
1 10.5 can condensed mushroom soup
(I use my own Gluten-free Mushroom Soup recipe)
1 c. shredded Swiss cheese
1 c. sour cream
1 (6 oz.) can French-fried onion rings (Gluten Free)
Pepper to taste
Preheat oven at 350 degrees. Set aside 1/4 c. of cheese and 1/4 c. of onions.
In medium-sized bowl, combine thawed vegetables (broccoli, carrots & cauliflower), soup, 3/4 c. Swiss cheese, sour cream, remaining french-fried onions and pepper. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish.
Bake 30 minutes. Sprinkle reserved cheese and onions on top of casserole and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Our daughter was kind enough to mail us a package from New York with some of our favorite Gluten-free items from Aldi’s. I was anxious to get these GF French Fried Onions so I could finally make this much loved recipe…today’s the day! Thanks LQ!
Have a Tasty Day,
We had such a delightful evening at our church Craft Night and Dinner gathering last week. It’s always fun to get together to fellowship, eat, and craft. Our Pastor’s wife, Crystal, always out does herself putting these fellowships together. She designs, precuts, and packages our card kits and then, allows us to enjoy being creative. It is so fun watching everyone put their personal touch to their designs. Crystal also made a delicious Tex-Mex Casserole, Tortillas and Salsa, Ice Cream and brownies…so delicious! We are truly blessed with such a wonderful friend and Pastor’s wife.
So here are our creations:
This such a sweet gate fold card using Papertrey Ink Petite Places Dies.
Papertrey Ink Quatrefoil Die background with Stampin Up Leaves & Butterfly Stamps and Dies.
So cute…Happy Birthday slide card. Stampin up dies and punches.
Have a Crafty Day,