Saturday, July 30, 2011

Snowbody Warms my Heart

A fun "Christmas in July" card.  You can't really see it in the photo but this card has a lot of shimmer.  The edges of the snowman and his hat have a touch of glitter for a snow effect and the HoHoHo background paper is also shimmered "Hos"  LOL

Hope your day is Fabulous

Just a fun card for any occasion

Sunday, July 24, 2011

A baby Shower card for Logan

Saturday, July 23, 2011

For my son, Alex....

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Just a Card

I made this card with some scraps from an old paper pack.  It's pretty simple, but I like it.

  The inside says "I'm so grateful for you"

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Love Birds

Not one of my favorite cards, the color scheme was better in my mind.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cupcake Icing ???

For all of you wonderful cupcake makers... I have one thing to say.. "It ain't as easy as it looks!"  I just love looking at all the fun beautiful cupcakes you see all over the place now and I've even watched a video or two of how they just pipe the icing right on top and it looks so easy and professional.  This morning I couldn't wait to get up because I had planned on making my very own beautiful cupcakes.

I researched recipes for both the cake and the buttercream.  I decided I would make white cupcakes (my favorite) and I found the buttercream recipe that had great reviews. Now to get started.  Everyone will be "WOWED" when I am done, they will wonder where this amazing decorator came from!!

My intentions were good, my heart was in the right place.... wasn't it?  Look at my sad little cupcakes.  My icing didn't just swirl into a perfect Dairy Queen tip.  I really want a sweet little Dairy Queen top on my cupcakes... doesn't everyone??  I think maybe I need a bigger tip???

Nevertheless, they taste really good.  If you have any pointers for me, I'd love to hear them.  I want a pretty cupcake! :( 

Now excuse me, I've got 20 some cupcakes to eat so I can practice on the next batch. Want one?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Another card from my leftover SNOWMANLOVER Stampin' Up card kit.  I just love this paper, it's so bright and cheery.

Breakfast Pizza on the GRILL!!!!

The hardest part was transferring my round crust to the grill grates... apparently the ROUND got lost in the transition!

This was a lot of fun and pretty simple, I can't wait to try traditional pizza on the grill.  This was a pizza made with pizza dough, eggs, mozzarella, parmesan cheese, bacon, chives and flat leaf parsley.  It was really good.  As we were eating we were concocting a million possibilities... tomato, arugula, mozz, spinach, sausage... the possibilities are endless.  The recipe follows:

Preheat Grill 1/2 grill on High and 1/2 on Medium

1 Pizza Dough (For convenience sake I used a Betty Crocker Pizza Dough Box mix)
1 C Shredded Mozzarella
1/4 C Parmesan
7 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
3 large eggs
2 shallot cloves chopped
2 scallions
Flat Leaf Parsley
Salt & Pepper

Place prepared dough on a baking sheet with olive oil.  Gently stretch the dough to desired shape making sure that the dough is well oiled on both sides.  Do not stretch the dough too thin, 1/8 to 1/4 inch is ideal.

 Place the dough on the grill over the high heat side.  (This is not as easy as it sounds, next time I will try adding some cornmeal to my platter to make sliding the dough off easier).  Cook the dough without touching for about 2 minutes or until grill marks appear on the bottom side.  The dough can then be flipped over and put on the medium heat side to be dressed.

Gently crack open three eggs on the top of the pizza and close the lid for 2-3 minutes until the eggs begin to set.  Once eggs are set, add cheeses, bacon, shallots, scallions, salt, pepper.  Slide the pizza over to the high heat side and cook an additional minute or two.  Top with Chives and flat leaf parsley before serving.  VOILA... ENJOY!

Friday, July 8, 2011

This card was made with digital Stampin' Up Elements/Paper.  It is really cute in person, though I should have added a bit more to the "white" part.  The inside looks like this.

The owl was a punch and stamp, the paper again was digital

Monday, July 4, 2011

Friends to the End

I pulled out an old Stampin-up card kit that I had gotten from Snowmanlover and threw this card together.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tweethearts Card

I have this thing where I get paper out to make a card and then I just keep making cards with it because it's out.  So here's another one in same color scheme as the last couple.  I put the rest of the scraps in the drawer, I promise the next card will be different!

Happy Birthday Card

Just a card for my stash.  I went into my craft room today and found that sometime between yesterday afternoon and this morning my shelving had fallen off the wall.  Apparently I overloaded it...go figure.  Anyway, I had to get Doug to rehang everything and clean up what looked like an explosion of a mess.  Broken glass jars, my sewing machine and parts, colored pencils, stamps, atg... everything was all over the place.  When the shelves fell down of course it knocked not only the things on the shelves down, but everything from the desktop that was right below.  So, all things considered, I think I made a pretty happy card after the clean up.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Feel Better Card

Totally inspired by the cover of "Cards" magazine.  I really love this.

Happy Birthday to my Friend, Lisa!!

I made this card for my friend's birthday which is today!  I think you might know her as BUGJUNKIE!!!  The paper, sentiments and elements were all made digitally.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Birthday

Made this card with some scraps left over from a card I made for a friend who's birthday is tomorrow!!  Happy B-day, Lisa!!  I'll post her card tomorrow.  The owl paper I made digitally in photoshop, the rest is just scraps from here and there.
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