Friday, July 31, 2015

Bird Builder Punch Card

Stampin' Up bird builder punch was used for the embossed birds.

Another card that is quick to assemble making it perfect for multiples.  There is ample room at the bottom to add a sentiment.

30 Minute Card

Another card inspired by one seen online.  I used Stampin' Up Whisper White ink on the background.

The flowers were done with Petite Petals stamps and punch.  The centers were colored with Stampin' Up markers and topped with an adhesive gem.

The sentiment stamp came with a card making magazine from the U.K.

30 Minute Card

I captioned this as a 30 minute card but you can make multiples in that length of time.

30 Minute Card

A super easy, quick card that's a good way to use up scraps of designer paper.

The designer papers were cut 1 1/8" x 5". 

I used my Cameo to cut the base for the sentiment and added a paper flower with a pearl for the center.

Smile Card



This card was inspired by one seen on a Stampin' Up blog from the U.K.

 I used a cloud file done by Bird and my Cameo and printed the sentiment using my computer.

 A scalloped edge punch was used on the bottom edge using a dark grey ink to match the bottom mat.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Using Photo Printed Paper - 30 Minute Card

Many times when you buy a large stack of paper you wind up with what I call photo printed sheets.  They're reproductions of actual items like the rocks on this card front.  One good way to use them up is to do a play on words to fit the image.

The sentiment is a combination of stamp sets, mounted on stacked punched circles and pop dotted for dimension.

I was inspired by a card seen online.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Three Roses Die Cut Card

It seems like forever since any new cards have been posted on here.  It's been a rough July for me; not feeling well at all, and just now feeling up to doing some crafting again.

The rose die used on this came with a card making magazine from the UK. 

The background on the card appears to be embossed in the photo but it's actually white on white die cuts of the rose itself. Two of the roses are glued onto the center rectangle and the top one was pop dotted for dimension.

It took quite a while to get the die cuts done and assembled.  There are a total of 14 die cuts on the card front.  Now I remember why I bought an electronic cutter! 


Sunday, July 5, 2015

Three Mugs Card

The mugs were traced and cut using Make The Cut software.  The heart was done by inking only a portion of a stamp I've had for years. 

The sentiment was printed on my computer.

This should have been a 30 Minute Card, but Suddenlink internet service went off!  All together I spent about 2 hours to complete four of these since I couldn't get online to find a clip art image to trace!

Little Leaves Note Card - 30 Minute Card

Sizzix Little Leaves die was used for the branch.  It's pop dotted for dimension.  Pen stitching was done around the outer edge of the die cut layer.  This is a blank note card.


Friday, July 3, 2015

30 Minute Cards

 The embossing was done with a Darice folder named Cross With Script.  I found it at JoAnn's.   It's embossed on mica paper and mounted on some cardstock.
Super simple card.  Just another piece of mica paper that's embossed then embellished with a few paper flowers with pearl centers.

I really like the embossing folder.  It will be easy to cut the embossed design into sections and use them as card sentiments. 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Today's Kitchen Experiment

A friend told me about this recipe.  She made it a while back and enjoyed it so I decided today to experiment with it for tonight's diner.  I used a single Smart Chicken breast.  They're always so large that one is plenty for the two of us.

The original recipe says to put chicken breasts in the bottom of the crock pot then top it with the dry stuffing mix.  Add a can of Cream of Chicken soup mixed with sour cream on top of the dry stuffing and cook 4 hours.

Stuffing mixes are a great time saver but lack the flavor and texture of real homemade dressing.  I sauteed sliced celery and diced onions to add to the mix. I also added some chicken bouillon for more flavor.  Then I decided I better write down the changes I made to the recipe in the event we like it well enough to make it again.


CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND DRESSING

1 large boneless chicken breast
1 package Best Choice Cornbread Stuffing Mix
1 2/3 cups boiling water ********
¼ cup butter
celery
onion
1 can Cream of Chicken soup
1 tsp. chicken bouillon powder
½ cup sour cream
½ soup can full of milk

Set crock pot on high.


Saute diced onions and sliced celery in a small amount of oil until tender.


Add vegetables to stuffing mix along with boiling water, butter, bouillon powder, sour cream and ½ can Cream of Chicken soup.


Place chicken breast in crock pot and cover with stuffing mixture.


Cook on high until chicken is fully cooked.


Stir together remaining soup and the milk to make sauce to pour over the stuffing mixture when ready to serve.


*****reduce the amount of water so that the stuffing won't be too moist ****

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Giving Comfort Cards

Giving Comfort is a charitable organization that provides comfort kits, cards and support for cancer patients.  Since OWH is shutting down after next month, I decided to switch gears and make cards for Giving Comfort.

I'm finding it extremely difficult to find sentiments suitable for cancer patients.   Google search, Pinterest and going back through the photos of cards I've made in the past didn't yield many.  One of the best is a stamp from Papertrey Ink.