Monday, January 31, 2011

February is also time for FRIENDSHIP!

Here is a fun & flirty card that is still elegant thanks to our new February Stamp of the Month called FRIENDSHIP!  I love all these damask images in such fun and bold sizes! Here you can appreciate it as a backround stamp giving a dramatic backdrop to the card.  Accent papers in Smoothie & Pear using papers from CTMH Olivia line.  The fan fold flowers I cannot get enough of! Bling comes from a shimmer designer brad.

More coming later - Newsletter & Idea Book launch is tomorrow!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

More Sweetness with Sweetheart Workshop....

Just in time for the official launch of the NEW Spring/Summer Idea Book (& Valentine's Day!!).

Isn't this paper just YUMMY!!! It is called Sweetheart and the layout above is part of the Workshop on the Go for February! Loving the colors and versatility of flipping from pink to black!  Note the white dots on detail of banner above, as they are made using Liquid Applique and the Craft Heater!  The alphabet used for the banner is called Pennant Alphabet and I love it!! So on trend right now too and super versatile!  The black heart stickers with white polka dots are part of a whole sticker sheet you will get for free with your workshop! Look at the delicious ribbon!  This pom pom ribbon is one of four designs in our new Pink Collection Designer Ribbon.  I know I will be using this often!

This is the second page for this fun workshop! 

Here on  the detail you can see I added fake stitches using one of my all time favorite stamps called Togetherness.  I also strung together the pennants for my title using Cranberry Waxy Flax. 

This layout is made using the Sweetheart Stickease.  I added a few extra pieces of cardstock and the leftover papers from my workshop pack and presto!  Look at the luscious heart and swirl ribbon from also from the pink designer collection!

The word "Two" was stamped with the Friendship Alphabet large and then cut out and detailed with Liquid Glass! Look at that ribbon!!!

And here is another layout using the same stickease.  Believe it or not I still have more paper and accesories left!  What a great value!  Want to get a kit of your own and make this workshop???? Well then join us!

Sweetheart Workshop
Date: Wednesday, February 23
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Canyon Springs Clubhouse -- Boynton Beach

Fee: $34.50 for Basic Kit (paper pack, brochure, epoxy sticker sheet & exclusive stamp set) 

Other add-ons are available for purchase a-la carte.

EMAIL ME today to sign up or to order your kit!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweetness on the Go!

Ok this is ultra cute and ready to give (or not!)...Join me and your friends to create this cute pocketbook card set right in time for Valentines!  It features CTMH's new paper line called Sweetheart and some of my favorite stamp sets: A Game, Affection, Love Birds & Bee Happy! Tons of fun techniques and the cards are perfect to celebrate your friends or special loved ones. 

Class Dates: Tuesday, February 1 or Wednesday, February 9
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: My House
Class Fee: $25 and includes purse template and envelopes for cards

EMAIL ME today to sign up!!!

As promised,  here is the recipe for the Corn Casserole I made for you:

Corn Casserole
1 can creamed corn
1 can corn niblets
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 box of Jiffy
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat the oven to 350.  Mix all ingredients except the cheese and pour into a greased casserole dish.  Bake for about 30 minutes until lightly browned.  Remove from the oven and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese.  Return to the oven for an additional 15 minutes or until center is firm.



Monday, January 17, 2011

Awesome Crop Ladies...

Thank you all so much for making my All-Day Crop such a success.  It is always great to see all of you enjoy your day and to be able to celebrate special moments with you.  Thank you for your support and continued patronage.  I promise to keep on trying to make these days better and better!  As promised, I will start posting some recipes here.  Here are a few for pulled pork, salsa chicken, caprese pasta salad and salad dressing.  Enjoy! More recipes will be posted tomorrow....

Pulled Pork
Large pork shoulder roast (6-10 lbs)
2 Cups of brown sugar
2 1/2 cups of Coca-Cola
3 Tbs. Garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 can od Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce

In a food processor, process your peppers in sauce and garlic. Season pork with Kosher salt and place in a slow cooker.  Rub the pepper sauce mixture all over the pork roast.  Add the brown sugar on top.  Pour the soda over the whole thing.  Cover the slow cooker and set on low for 12 hours.  After this step, take out the roast and remove all visible fat and shred the meat.  Transfer all the liquids in the slow cooker to a large measuring cup or fat separator and remove the fat after it has separated.  Place the meat and broth back in the slow cooker and cook for another couple of hours. 

Salsa Chicken
4 chicken breasts
1 envelope taco seasoning
Salsa of your choice
1 cup of chicken stock
zest of 1 lime

Place chicken breasts in a pressure cooker and add all the other ingredients.  Seal your pressure cooker and cook on the Meat function for 20 minutes.  Shred the meat and enjoy with your favorite toppings!

Caprese Pasta Salad
1 pound of fusilli pasta
2 Fresh Buffalo Mozarella balls
6 large ripe tomatoes
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
kosher salt and pepper to taste

Cook the pasta till right before al dente.  Cut the mozarella and the tomatoes into cubes and add to cooled pasta.  Make a fresh basil vinaigrette by processing all the remianing ingredients in a food processor.  Toss vinaigrette with pasta. 

Green Salad Dressing
1 envelope Ranch Dip Mix
1 Cup lowfat milk
1 cup mayonnaise
1 clove of garlic
1 generous bunch of cilantro
Juice of one large lime
1/2 jalapeƱo pepper - seeds removed

Process all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth.  May be prepared in advance and refrigerated.



Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Wings Workshop Fun!

Happy New Year!!! I am finally and slowly getting back in the swing of things!  Crazy how the holidays can slow you down.  Well, I recently returned from my vacation with hubby and was greeted with the wonderful new WINGS Workshop on the Go Kit from CTMH!  Awwww - I am in love with this paper!!! So immediately I had to put it together!  Added some of our trip pictures too. 

The alphabet used is a new one called Bohemian Alphabet and it is awesome!!! And the spray pen rocks!  You add re-inker, pearl paint and water and you spray away!  Love it!!!!

With the leftover paper from the kit, I created the banner that I could add to my kit (and you can too! for $5.95).  The banner comes with decorating instructions in January if you purchase the Wings Workshop on the Go.  I tweaked mine a bit.

I also incorporated the January Stamp of the Month, Find your Style - which I love as well!

Tonight I am working on some Level 1 Wings artwork and some Stickease art!

Stay tuned...