Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I bought plain wood frames, painted them white and sealed them with a semi-glossy varnish. The images are SU's A Reason to Smile, and the colors are Lavendar Lace, Certainly Celery and Pink Passion. The ribbon is pink with white dots.
Friday, July 24, 2009
We LOVE mexican-ish food, but I always feel guilty using store-bought taco seasoning because it's mostly sodium (and I really have to watch that now anyway). So I started looking online for recipes and came across this one on allrecipes.com. This is really good, I think it tastes better than the store bought. I have slightly modified it from the original, but it's pretty close.
1/4 cup dried minced onion
1/4 cup chili powder
1 tablespoon kosher salt
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
Combine all the ingredients and store in an airtight container. To use, mix 2 Tablespoons seasoning with 1 lb cooked ground beef and 1/3-1/2 cup water, depending on how saucy you like it!
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
I love making (and using) border sets in my scrapbooking! Here are a few I made recently.
This first set is a pirate theme. I LOVE the glimmery card stock for the borders and the journal box (can't see it by the picture though). The pirate ship is cut using the Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge. I also use SU's Ahoy, Matey set for the journal accent and the treasure box. The other colors are SU's Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel and Night of Navy.
I couldn't resist making this second set:) We are having a little girl come September, so I'm getting in girly mode already. The borders card stock is DCWV and the rest is SU's Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery. I think the DP is Heidi Grace - it's double sided and oh-so-adorable.I used stamps from SU's Tiny Talk and Bold Butterfly (the flower). The journal box is highlighted with stickles around the flourish. The center of the flower is a dew drop, and I just used some misc buttons and pink ribbon.
This last set is a spring theme. The borders papers are DCWV and the flowers are just 2 cut and pieced together with a gold brad from a flower punch. The journal box is pretty much the same as the above one, the other two accents are cut with the Cricut from the Walk in My Garden cartridge. The ladybug's spots are filled in with black stickles.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
I used SU's Fresh Flowers and a fruit set I don't remember the name on. Colors are Pink Passion and Gable Green. Some square brads to accent.
I absolutely love the DP on this card. It's so cool and retro. The blue paper is DCWV and the red is SU Ruby Red. The "yum" is from a clear cupcakes stamp set highlighted with Stickles. I used my corner rounder on the recipe.
This last one is pretty simple. It reminds me of fall. Stamps are SU Darling Dots and the "delicious" is from another clear stamp set. The button is from a pack of misc mini buttons from Walmart.
Thanks for looking!
Monday, July 13, 2009
I've been really looking forward to using this Riley stamp - it looks so relaxing! I did use Stickles on the water, but you can't really tell by the picture.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I love these colors for boy pages. It's pretty straightforward. The truck windows are highlighted with clear Stickles, and the wheels have these sticky metal dots for hubcaps.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
I just recently got my first Riley stamps. They are so cute, and I've enjoyed using them. This first card I made as a general card, and I can always use masculine cards! The background stamp is SU's Crosshatch, and the image is colored in with SU markers. I thought the buttons were a great find- got a big pack of them at Walmart in the sewing section for just a couple dollars. I like how they went with the colors on this card.
The second card was for my husband on Father's Day. I used up some scrap designer paper from my stash, but it's one of my favorites. It's hard to see, but the coffee and the cherry on the cupcake are accented with Stickles.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I took an acrylic 4x6 photo holder, decorated white cardstock with the flower from SU's Darling Dots and accented the centers with clear Stickles. I used some pink ribbon and cut out the scalloped circles with nesting punches. After sliding it inside the frame, I used double stick tape to adhere the post-it notes on the outside.