Showing posts from April, 2014

Funday Friday Challenge #46

Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: “Sketch!”
Create a card, layout or project from this sketch! Our sponsors this week is:
StampArt Designs
Make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!  Starts: Friday, April 18th 12:00 AM (eastern time) Ends: Friday, April 25th 6:00 PM (eastern time) Here is what I created for this week's challenge:
 I colored in the digi image with my pastels and of course had to add some stickles for accent and a little bling! The sentiment is 3 Twenty Craft, Simple Sentiments. And the ribbon is actually two pieces of ribbon tied together (I really wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull off make a bow with two!). And I inked the edges of everything with some SU chocolate chip ink.
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Funday Friday Challenge #45 - Happy Easter!

Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: “Happy Easter!”
Create a card for Easter! Our sponsor this week is:
Make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!  Starts: Friday, March 11th 12:00 AM (eastern time) Ends: Friday, March 18th 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:
Bugaboo has some really cute digi stamps. And they have Freebie Friday - a free digi stamp each week! Be sure to check them out. I choose this digi because I think I can use it for scrapbook layouts too. How cute would it be to show this little bunny leaving a trail of eggs behind??? I colored the digi in with my SU water color pencils. and then embossed the clouds afterwards. I did also add stickles to the sashes but I couldn't get the stickles to look good on with the scanner (and can't find my camera....).  And I layered the card with the matching cardstock. It's been a very busy, crazy week so this…

Tasty Tuesday - Simple Garlic Hummus

I enjoy eating hummus with pita chips and with carrots. For me it makes both a great snack or a quick and tasty lunch. It's one of the easiest things to make. I always say I'm going to make my own...and now I do!

I did treat myself to a Nutra Bullet type machine - it was a special on Groupon. It's the Cuzen brand and seems to work very well for a fraction of the price. It makes little jobs like this so easy.

Here's the recipe straight from my Tastefully Simple blog:

Ingredients 16 oz. can garbanzo beans, drained (reserve 2 Tbsp. liquid) 2 Tbsp. Garlic Garlic™  2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil Juice from ½ a lemon ½ tsp. cumin
Directions In a small bowl, combine liquid from beans, olive oil, Garlic Garlic and cumin. Place beans in blender or food processor; add lemon juice. Add seasoning mixture; blend on medium-high for about 30 seconds. Scrape sides of blender, move larger pieces or seasonings toward the middle. Blend again for about 10-15 seconds, or to desired consisten…

Funday Friday Challenge #44 - Anything Goes!

Here's a challenge I can't mess! 

Welcome to another FundayFridayChallenge. This week's Challenge is: “Anything Goes!” Create a card, layout or project of your choice! Our sponsor this week is:
Paper Nest Dolls
Make sure to play along this week~you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!  Starts: Friday, April 4th 12:00 AM (central time) Ends: Friday, April 11th 6:00 PM (central time) Here is what I created for this week's challenge: I choose "Popcorn Ellie" from Paper Nest Dolls to make this card. I just think the whole Ellie line is great...she's an adorable digi! After coloring her in with my Stampin' Up! water color pencils I layered her in the colors of her tights. The sentiment is from 3 Twenty Crafts Simple Sentiments stamp set. I embossed the card front, using the color of skirt to tie it all in together. I then added stickles to the popcorn bucket and her bow to give her a little bling...because we all need a little bling! 
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Tasty Tuesday - Overnight French Toast

Who doesn't enjoy a hearty breakfast of french toast on the weekends? I found this great overnight french toast recipe on the Deals to Meals website. The recipe has some great recipes on it plus the site is a great way to save money on your grocery bill. I've been using it for probably close to a year now and have saved a lot on my grocery bill without sacrificing the products I like.

The recipe on the website calls for peaches. The first time I made it I didn't have any peaches in the house but had some blueberries and it was awesome! I think any fresh fruit you enjoy or even canned peaches would be delicious in this recipe. I've made this a few times already and each time it's just as good no matter what fruit I use - so use what's in season and enjoy. I am looking forward to strawberry season this year and having strawberry french toast.

Here's the recipe copied right from the Deals to Meals website...for me is was perfect "as is":

Overnight Pea…

Tasty Tuesday - Italian Garlic Baked Salmon

Today's tasty dish is Italian Garlic Baked Salmon. I am trying to eat healthier by making better choices. One thing I have been trying to is cook fish once or twice a week. Here's a deliciously easy recipe for salmon. It's a great recipe to try if you don't cook fish much - an easy introduction to cooking fish.

And I just have to share how much I love the Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning. I keep some mixed up with butter in fridge so I can add a quick garlic bread side to any meal. But it's awesome to use anytime you want to add a delicious garlic Italian flavor to any dish.

Here's the recipe:

Ingredients 2 tsp. Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning 4 Tbsp. (½ stick) melted butter 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs 1 tsp. grated lemon peel 4 (6-7 oz.) salmon fillets
Directions Combine Italian Garlic Bread Seasoning and melted butter; stir to blend. In a shallow bowl, combine breadcrumbs, 3 tablespoons of the melted butter mixture and lemon peel; mix well. Place salmon skin side down…