Friday, May 30, 2014

It's Funday Friday #52!

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge. 
This week's Challenge is:
“Birthday”
Create a card, layout or project of your choice with a birthday theme!
 Our sponsors this week is:


Make sure to play along this week~
you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, May 30th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, June 6th 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge using two of
the 3 Twenty Crafts stamp sets:

 For the life of me I couldn't get this card to scan straight...so it's the scan that's lopsided, not the card!  I wanted to play around with using markers on vellum so I based my birthday card around that. I just love the Background Builder set so I started there. I stamped the vellum with Versamark and then embossed with clear embossing powder. I colored in the empty (unembossed) squares using a Q-tip. I just placed on the Q-tip on the end of my Cherry Cobbler SU marker and colored. A little color goes a long way so you don't need a lot. And if you get the color on an embossed section...no worries it wipes off! (I was never good at staying in the lines so this is really good for me...lol!) Depending on the look you are trying to achieve and your choice of embossing powder the possibilities are endless. I am seeing an elegant black and white card using this technique in my future. The flowers are popped up to give the card a little dimension.


For my sentiment and the inside of the card I used multiple stamps from the 3 Twenty Crafts Simple Sentiment set. 

If you haven't checked out the VIP Membership Club at 3 Twenty, what are you waiting for? It's free and you get rewards for buying your favorite craft items! And new releases are coming soon so you want to be sure to not miss a thing :) 

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.


  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until June 6th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, June 9th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Tasty Tuesday

Want a great way to use up your leftover chicken? Look no further....

Fajita Pasta Salad


I make a lot of chicken...I could eat it almost every night. And I'm sure this would be just as tasty with leftover turkey (I need to make a reminder for Thanksgiving for that...lol!). I know I post a lot of Tastefully Simple recipes but I really do love the products and how easy it is to prepare them.

Here's the recipe straight from the Tastefully Simple website....

ingredients


Whisk first 4 ingredients until smooth; set aside. In a large bowl, toss pasta, chicken and salsa. Fold in dip mixture; season to taste. Chill 1 hour. Makes 8-10 servings.


Friday, May 23, 2014

It's Funday Friday Again!

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge. And I hope everyone has some great plans for the long weekend...something fun that you'll enjoy! I am helping a friend shop on Sunday and scrapbooking on Monday so I know it's going to be a great weekend :) 

This week's Challenge is:
“Beach”
Create a card, layout or project of your choice with a beach theme!
 Our sponsors 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, May 23rd 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, May 30th 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Digi stamps make great embellishments! Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

It's a little hard to see but I used the Viva 3D Stamp Paint to make it look more like sand under the word Beach. I also colored an extra palm tree, bucket, shovel and sand castle and used dimensionals to give it a little dimension. I really had a lot of fun working on this layout. 


 I used the CTMH Surf's Up paper to scraplift this layout. I have the perfect pictures to print from when I was recently visiting my sis and BIL in Florida. They live on the Gulf Coast and we caught a beautiful sunset (although almost every sunset on the Golf Coast is beautiful!!). The left side of the layout will be the picture of all of us and the right side will be the best three beach and sunset pictures. And I still have room to make a journal box to place on the left page or I might just write under the pictures.

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.


  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until May 30th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, June 2nd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Tasty Tuesday

BBQ Deviled Eggs

Who doesn't love deviled eggs at a picnic! The weather is warming up and I hope everyone is planning their Memorial Day picnics! I could eat a half dozen of these...

And here's the deliciously easy recipe straight from the Tastefully Simple website..

Ingredients

Directions

Combine first 2 ingredients; set aside. Slice eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks and mash with a fork. Add to mayonnaise mixture; blend well. Fill egg whites with yolk mixture. Cover; chill up to 24 hours. Garnish with parsley or chives if desired. Makes 12 servings.
If you like a smoother yolk mixture, try using a mixer instead of a fork to combine everything. Bring this to your next picnic and be the hit of the picnic :) 
Enjoy!

Friday, May 16, 2014

Funday Friday Challenge!

I am running late and will update my post. It's been a really crazy week....but I don't want anyone to miss this week's Funday Friday Challenge! This week's Challenge is:
“A Sketch”
Create a card or layout using the sketch below.
 Our sponsors this week are

Limited Runs & Stamp Art

Make sure to play along this week, because as always
you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, May 16th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, May 23rd 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is the sketch for this week. 

And for a little suspense....stop back in a day or two to see what I've created...

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
Moe Creations
Confessions of a DeNami Stamp Addict
Mayra's Designs
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until May 23rd at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 26th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Another Tasty Tuesday

Perfectly Potato Cheddar Quiche

This is so tasty and so easy to make! And you can do it without the crust is you're looking to cut back on carbs. 


Here's the recipe right from Tastefully Simple....

ingredients

  • 1¼ cups hot water
  • 3 slightly beaten eggs
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 - 4 strips cooked, crumbled bacon

  • 9-inch prepared pie crust

Preheat oven to 400°. Whisk first 3 ingredients in medium bowl; season with salt and pepper. Let stand 5 minutes. Place cheese and bacon in pie crust. Pour egg mixture over bacon mixture. Bake for 45 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before cutting. Makes 4-6 servings.

To cut back the calories a bit I am going to make it using Bacon Bacon and omit the salt and pepper. Bacon Bacon has so much flavor I don't need the salt and pepper. I often substitute it for bacon in recipes and love it sprinkled on salads. 

Enjoy & blessings!
Joyce

Sunday, May 11, 2014

The Buggies and Buds Shop Hop Tickets are available!!

If you live in or near Pennsylvania you'll definitely want to check out the Buggies and Buds Shop Hop! I live in Jersey and it is worth the trip.This year the shop hop is October 1-13. Here's the link to their webpage:

http://www.buggiesandbuds.com/

I have gone for the past two years and it has been so much fun!! My BFF that I go with has moved to Florida so I may be going solo...but it will still be worth it. I found some great LSS stores thru the shop hop. My "home store" is Joys of Life Scrapbooking. I purchase my passport from Joys of Life. The passport entitles me to 20% off the participating scrapbooking stores! So it's like everything is on sale...yeah! And the people I've met along the shop hop has always been fantastic.

Happy Shopping :)
Joyce

Friday, May 9, 2014

It's Funday Friday!

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I've been so quiet lately, there has been a lot going on. But I am back and ready to go! So let's start the weekend with Funday Friday :)

This week's Challenge is:
“A Shaped Card”
Create a shaped card!
 Our sponsors this week are:

Bugaboo and A Busy Bee

Make sure to play along this week~
as always you don’t want to miss a chance for a great prize!

 Starts: Friday, May 9th 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, May 16th 6:00 PM (eastern time)

Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

I used my Floral Framelits to create the card base. I folded the card and moved the top edge of the framelit off the card so it wouldn't cut. The adorable stamp is from Bugaboo, Mom Flower Word. I colored the image using my Copics. To finish off the card I also decorated the inside of it...

I used a retired Mother's Day stamp set from Stampin' Up! and a retired SU! paper pack. This card was actually very quick to make. If you haven't tried to make a shaped card go for it...they're easy and fun! 

Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to
check out what they made for this challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
Moe Creations
Confessions of a DeNami Stamp Addict
Mayra's Designs
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  Now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until May16th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 19th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Friday, May 2, 2014

Another Funday Friday Challenge!

Welcome to another Funday Friday Challenge. This week's Challenge is:
“Anything Goes!”
Create a card, layout or project of your choice!
 Our sponsors 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, May 2nd 12:00 AM (eastern time)
Ends: Friday, May 9th 6:00 PM (eastern time)
Here is what I created for this week's challenge:

I used the Artsy Avery digi stamp and colored her with my pencils. I also sprayed her with Fireworks, Dessert Sand, which is really hard to see in the picture. But in person she shines and sparkles. I also did some color blocking using two shades of pink for the back ground and then embossed the background with the Stampin' Up Decorative Dots embossing folder. 

And since I had four images printed, I colored all four at once. I didn't have enough leftover SU owl paper to do four cards. But this is one of my favorite (and retired!) papers from SU and I have been saving it. 


Make sure to stop by my DT sister's blogs to 
check out what they made for this challenge.

Jo's Scrap Shack
Tina's Scrap Corner
Moe Creations
Confessions of a DeNami Stamp Addict
Mayra's Designs
A Little Bit of Kellie
Crafts by Amanda

  And now my friends, it is YOUR turn to show us 
what you can do for this challenge!
Just link up using our link up tool at the bottom of this post for your chance to win top 3 and get entered into our monthly prize drawing.

What do you need to do to enter? The rules are simple…
Challenge Rules
1. Please post a direct link to your card/project post that includes your
challenge, using the linky tool below.
2. Be sure to include a link back to our challenge
3. Three (3) entries per person and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.
4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as
you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements will not be eligible for
the top 3 or random/monthly wins.
The monthly prize drawings will only be mailed within the US and Canada only
You have until May 9th at 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 12th.

Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!