Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Nothing crafty for you today -- trying to finish up a halloween mini album for my granddaughter, Caroline.

Been spending lots of time in the kitchen lately. Last night's dinner was french dip sandwiches. And, yes they were delicious.

Over the weekend, we made zucchini salsa. It's a new recipe and we thought it sounded interesting. It called for 10 pint jars, but since my canner only holds 7, we cut the recipe in half and it only filled 4 pint jars. Since I'm out of nacho chips, we haven't tried it yet. Seems we're always out of something!

Finished this Nicholas Sparks book over the weekend. Although it is a typical Sparks book, I enjoyed it more than some of his others.

Monday, August 22, 2011

This week's OWH sketch is a good one for just about any occasion. Again, I chose to do a baby card. Here is the sketch:

And, my card:

Supplies: pp - KI Memories, stamp - PTI Sweet Baby; dies - PTI Sweet Baby, Nestabilites labels

On the weekends, we like to try out new recipes and we found a good one in this month's Food Network Magazine - Eggplant Ricotta Bites. They were quite good!

And, if anyone is looking for a couple of good books to read, these are the latest two that I have read and they were both excellent!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Midweek Throwdown at OWH is to make a card using the inchie theme. For my 1st card, I used distress inks smeared on a craft mat, spritzed with water, and then I smeared it with a piece of a manila folder. Then it was stamped and heat embossed.

Supplies: pp - My Mind's Eye; Provocraft Clockworks embossing folder; dies - PTI Banner Builders, Nestabilities square scallop; stamp - Hero Arts; Distress Inks - Ranger Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door

The second set of cards I chose to do were baby-themed cards:

Supplies: pp - KI Memories; Fiskars Border Punch; die - Nestabilities square scallop; stamp - PTI Sweet Baby

Monday, August 8, 2011

For this week's OWH sketch challenge, I chose to create a Thanksgiving Day card. Here is the sketch:

and, my card:

Supplies: pp - The Paper Studio; embossing folder - Sizzix Plaid; dies - Slice Noteworthy label, Nestabilities mini label; bakers twine

Monday, August 1, 2011

For this week's sketch challenge at OWH, I chose to do a Halloween card. Here is their sketch:

and my card:

My supplies: pp - The Paper Studio; embossing folder - Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes; die - Nestabilities oval; sentiment - The Cutting Cafe

Verbena & friend: