Thursday, September 30, 2010

PaperCubed -A Transparent October and Foodie Friday

This month's PaperCubed (P3) challenge is to use acrylic in your creation.  Remember, NO CARDS.  

I chose to use one of my favorite digital bag templates - The Funky Bag from The Digichick and a medium weight acrylic that I got from Dick Blick.   This bag has a cool curved flap that you can see here.  I reversed the direction of the flap and hid the clear velcro dot closure with the middle ghost.    See that awesome velvet corduroy and the satin cutout bats and ghosts?  They're from May Arts!  I love the texture of the velvet corduroy and it comes in awesome colors!


Remember, you have the entire month to get your acrylic thinking cap on so let's see those 3D acrylic creations!  Post your project over at P3 and you could win a super prize.  Be sure to pop in so you can see the other fabulous DT creations!

Challenges:
Aud's Challenge Blog - Halloween Sentiments
No Time to Stamp - Three is the Key (ssnotime159)

Now for Foodie Friday!  We love soup so we don't wait for cool weather to enjoy it.  This Italian Wedding Soup is easy and one of our favorites.  It's even better the second day.   


Italian Wedding Soup 

1 recipe Italian Mini Meatballs (recipe follows)

1 c. onion, diced
1 c. celery, diced
1 c. carrots, diced
1 c. ham, diced
1 T. garlic, minced
2 T. olive oil
1/2 c. dry white wine
6 c. chicken broth
2 t. dried oregano
1 t. red pepper flakes (may be omitted if you don't want the heat)
1 bay leaf
1 can (15 oz.) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 c. fresh spinach
1/2 c. chopped fresh parsley
2 eggs
Shredded Parmesan

Sweat vegetables, ham and garlic in oil in a large soup pot, covered, over med. heat until soft, about 10 minutes.

Deglaze with wine; reduce until nearly evaporated.  Stir in broth and seasonings, bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, covered, 15-20 minutes.

Drop meatballs into simmering soup and simmer 3-4 minutes.  Add beans, spinach and parsley, and cook just until spinach wilts, about 2 minutes.

In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with some of the hot broth, then remove the soup from the heat; stir in egg mixture.

Serve and garnish with shredded fresh Parmesan.


Meatballs (May be made in advance and frozen until ready to use.  I make double and freeze for spaghetti & meatballs)

Stir together:
1/4 c. unseasoned fresh bread crumbs
1/4 c. grated Parmesan
2 T. whole milk
2 T. chicken broth
2 T. chopped fresh parsley
1 egg, beaten
2 t. dried Italian seasoning
1 t. garlic, minced
1 t. kosher salt
1/2 t. ground black pepper
1/8 t. red pepper flakes
Pinch of nutmeg

Add:
1/2 lb. ground chuck OR ground turkey

Mix thoroughly.  Form meatballs using a small scoop or melon baller and place on a aluminum foiled lined cookie sheet.  Bake in a 350 degree oven until meatballs are cooked through about 15-20 minutes.  May be used immediately or frozen for later use.

                                
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Hero Arts May All Your Wishes Come True Gift Bag

Hero Arts has started new month long challenges!   What's cool is that winners are announced in two groups so both the early and late submitters have an opportunity to win. 

This month's theme is Everything Autumn and and the technique challenge is Simple Gift Bags with any theme.
I just got a couple of awesome HA Christmas sets so decided to pair one with one of my kraft bags.  Quick and easy!  I stitched the DP and the strip on the bag top before applying.

I stamped the tree image twice then cut out the layers on the tree for dimension, added some sparkly Stickles and done!

Supplies:
Paper - Bazzill Textured, Basic Grey DP
Ink - Tim Holtz Fired Brick, Copic markers
Accessories - kraft bag, sewing machine, SB circle dies

                                        
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Cutting Cafe - BOO to You!

Uh, oh...looks like somebody got squished by a great big BOO!  This fun flap top card uses images from The Cutting Cafe's new Halloween Time.  What a great set!!   55 images - all fun and spooky.
I paired my images with some fun candy and skeleton stickers from K&Co.  The witch's shoes have 3 coats of CE on them so they're super shiny.  The flap closes with a velcro dot.  Inside, this bag of bones is hanging out inside one of the circle sentiments from the set. 

Challenges:

Thanks for stopping by!  Are your Halloween cards and gifts finished yet? 

Supplies:
Paper - SU Orange, Eggplant, Colorbox DP
Stamps - The Cutting Cafe
Accessories - computer, K&Co. stickers, Crystal Effects, googlie eyes, decorative scissors, velcro dot



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Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Welcome Fall - May Arts Tutorial

May Arts Ribbon is having a Fall Decorating Contest!  Here are the details:

Autumn is right around the corner. Everywhere you look stores & homes are gearing up for this very lovely season. It is one of our favorite reasons to decorate with ribbon. For this contest we want to know how you are using ribbon to decorate for Fall. Are you making lovely displays in your home or decorating your yard? Maybe you have some great seasonal craft projects planned. Tell us all your ideas or send us a picture, & enter to win 1 full spool of Ribbon!


Details are Listed Below:

To enter: Post a comment here or send in a picture to sales@mayarts.com.

Start date: Monday September 20th, 2010.

Deadline: Sunday October 10th 2010.

The prize: 1 Full Spool of your favorite May Arts Ribbon!

We will select one entry. The winner’s name will be posted on Monday October 11th, 2010.

The winner will have 2 weeks to contact us & claim their prize.

Domestic & International entries are all welcome.

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To get your creative juices flowing, I've got two projects for you over at the May Arts Blog.  I'd love to know what you think of them so I'd love for you to leave me a comment over there!  See you here in a bit with another project.

Here's a sneak peak!



I'm still trying to recuperate from my weekend.  I think I must have been running on adrenaline because I'm super tired...I asked my body to things it hasn't done in a long time plus, we didn't get much sleep!  :-)

Now, a bit of sad news...Rachel, the Teapot Tuesday Destination Station on this post, has passed on.  We pray her family finds peace.


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May Arts Fun Packs

Look what I found at May Arts Ribbon...Fun Packs!!  Fun Packs are 6 packs of perfectly coordinated ribbons.  18 yards of gorgeous ribbon.  See if you can guess which one is my favorite.




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Monday, September 27, 2010

CAS86 - A Sketch Challenge

Sorry to be posting late today...I served as a team member on a women's spiritual weekend, got home late, late last night and am just starting to dig into the piles of laundry and suitcases.  Why is it that men don't need as much "stuff" as we do? 

Ok, on to the reason you've popped in!!  Today's challenge on SCS is a sketch by.....me!  It's a super simple design that can be used for so many occasions.

Here's the original and here is what I did with the sketch:


I changed the base color, the image shape, added a border and used some sparkly brads I had in my stash.  I can't wait to see what you do with it!!

Happy Stamping!!

Supplies
Paper - PTI Leaf Green,  Pure Poppy, Holiday Vintage Prints
Stamps - PTI Holiday Button Bits
Ink - Versafine gingerbread
Accessories - MS eyelet punch, twine, sparkly brads

      
                                           
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Clean and Simple Gift Set

This will be my last post until Monday.  I will be serving on team for a women's retreat so tomorrow is packing day.  I'll be back on Monday with the SCS CAS challenge so be sure to check in.  I've been a bad blog hopper this week because I've been preparing everything for the weekend.  Hope my blogging friends will forgive me...I promise to catch up when I get back.....after resting for a day or so!  We don't get much sleep on these weekends.

This is a simple little card and gift bag I made for my secret friend on the weekend.  I'm so excited to be able to tell her that I've been praying for her for the last 6 months.


This whole set cost me less than $2!!  I got the paper at a church sale, the "D" stamp came from Michael's $1 spot, the felt swirly things on the bag came as a freebie in an order, bag and tag were in my stash.  You can't see it in the photo but there's a strip of black satin ribbon on the card as well as tied on the bag. 

Be sure to check my Etsy site...I've just added these awesome lined Kraft coffee tin bags.  Love them!  I used one for the bag I made for the May Arts Halloween challenge.    I love that I don't have to put my treats in a separate bag before I place it in the Kraft bag because they're lined!

Spaking of May Arts...they've got a Fall Decorating Challenge going on right now...Head on over and check out the details...you could win FREE ribbon!!

Supplies:
Paper - Neenah Classic Solar White, SU black, unknown DP
Stamps - Michael's, PTI Everyday Blessings
Ink - Versafine black
Accessories - gift bag, white tag, stick-on embellishment, satin ribbon, sewing machine

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Monday, September 20, 2010

May Arts Halloween Challenge

The May Arts Halloween Challenge is full so that means it's time to start viewing the challenge submissions.  The DT had the option to play for fun.  I just couldn't resist these super awesome ribbons so I said sign me up!

I actually created a couple of projects to get you inspired to begin thinking spooky but first here's a looks at the awesome Halloween ribbon pack we got to play with:

There are two awesome Satin Cutouts...pumpkins and bats, fun Bubble DotsSheer dots, Solid Check and one of my personal favorites, Black Metallic Velvet!
 

Here's a little peek at one of my projects. 

Head on over to the May Arts blog to see the rest of the projects.  I'd love for you to leave a comment and tell me what you think.

I'll give you a project list here to tease you a bit.  (wink) 

Did you know that May Arts Ribbon has a Facebook page?  Well, they do and there are fabulous giveaways linked there.

Supplies:

Paper - Colorbox, PTI black, vanilla
Stamps - Make it Crafty digi image, Papertrey Ink
Ink - Copic markers
Accessories - May Arts ribbon, Kraft coffee bag (look for these in my Etsy Shop tomorrow). google eyes, Crystal Effects, sewing machine, dimensionals.


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CAS Monday Color Challenge and...Blog Candy Winner!!

This week's Clean and Simple Challenge on SCS is a Color Challenge (CAS85).  The gorgeous fall-like colors are:  Kraft, Brown, Vanilla and Red (Orange as an option).



Truly a 10 minute card!  I inked the leaves up first in Versamark Topaz, then tapped the stamp in Brick Red for a red/orange color that I thought looked more fall-like than plain red or orange... Hope you like it!

Supplies:
Paper - Papertrey Ink
Stamps - Papertrey Out on a Limb, Simple Little Things
Ink - Versamark Jumbo Java, Topaz, Brick Red

Now for the winner of the Blog Candy!  A BIG THANK YOU  to everyone who commented!! 



                                                            Random Integer Generator

                                                        Here are your random numbers:


                                                                                7

                                                   Timestamp: 2010-09-20 03:19:11 UTC

jan farnworth said...



congrats on the milestone i love to see boxes with matching cards. Scrapbook layouts are always nice but i am sure whatever you share will be stunning.

August 19, 2010 11:16 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, JAN!!   I see that you've been following for awhile.  Thanks so much!  Please send me a PM with your address and I'll get your package to you right away!!


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Friday, September 17, 2010

Foodie Friday and a One Layer Card

Only two more days until I draw for Blog Candy!! 

Today's card is definitely not my forte..one layer.  They're harder than they look...no room for error.  LOL  The One Layer Wednesday Challenge on the Simplicity blog OLW20 is Three plus One...3 images, 1 sentiment,  the Stamp Simply One Layer challenge, (ssnotime151),  and the Winter Wonderland One Layer challenge.

                                  

I figured I'd better get started on some quick Christmas cards so this challenge was perfect.

Supplies:
Paper - Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening
Stamps - Papertrey Ink Snowflake Serenade
Accessories - Quickie glue pen, Art Institute Angel Dust Glitter

Foodie Friday, however is not a winter affair...It's a pure warm weather treat...Are you ready?

 It's Cream Cheese Poundcake with Peaches!

Pure heaven!  These are the peaches we picked in July.  I freeze them by the quart.  When ready to serve, I just unthaw and here's my secret...I mix them with 1/2 pint of  Peach Plum Freezer Jam.  It gives the peaches a slight sweetness and makes a wonderful sauce to spoon over this lucious cake.  I topped it with a dollop of freshly whipped cream...want a bite?


Here's the fabulous cake recipe...it makes a cake with a tender crumb and an exterior with a slight crunch...Oh my!

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

3 cups cake flour
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
3 cups sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
6 large eggs, room temperature

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Lightly grease a 10" tube or Bundt pan with butter or spray with Baker's Joy.

Sift the cake flour and set aside.

Cream the butter, cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with mixer on med. high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.  Stop the mixer once or twice to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula.

Add the eggs, one at a time to the butter mixture.  Mix after each addition until well blended, about 10 seconds.  When all eggs are added, mix about 30 seconds more.

Stir the flour gently into the batter with a rubber spatula.  Mix on low speed 5 seconds.  (overmixing creates a tough cake).  Scrape the bowl and mix another 5-10 seconds.

Pour the batter into the prepared pan.  Bake on the center oven rack until golden and firm to the touch.  Tester inserted into the center should come out dry, about 1 hour - 1 hour & 5-10 minutes. 

Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan before unmolding and serving.

Makes 12-16 servings.

Enjoy!!

                                   
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Cutting Cafe - It's a Guy Thing

Life has a way of filling of the days, doesn't it?   DH is preparing to serve on a men's retreat weekend so it's been busy around here...I will be gone on a women's weekend next week.  Lots to do and so little time.  For those of you praying for his Mom...she's still with us although getting weaker..her bp was only 63/49 yesterday...I didn't know you could be that low and still be breathing. 

At any rate, I'm thankful that The Cutting Cafe has made guy birthdays much easier!  This Shirt and Tie card is so much nicer, I think, than the usual cars or trees.  :-)  I just made 20 of these for a special order so while I was working with the set, I thought I'd have a few more in my stash for the male birthdays on my list.  I also used the Circle Scalloped Word set (I cut off the scallops, shhhh!).


Look what else Regina has designed!!  A Halloween Bingo Set...I am so doing this for our grandkids!!  A Box with dividers to put the set in,  A Halloween Circle Set with the cutest images you've ever seen, and if that isn't enough, check this out.....Halloween Time - 55 of the coolest Halloween images, sentiments and circles!  Woo, Hoo....


there's more so head on over to The Cutting Cafe to see the rest of this set. 

The Cutting Cafe is also having a Design Team Call.  Click here to read the details...hurry though, because the deadline is September 26th!!
 Supply list -
Paper - Bazzill Textured, SU black, K& Co. DP
Stamps - The Cutting Cafe
Accessories - buttons, sewing machine


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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Teapot Tuesday - Snoopy's Late!

Had to get this posted while it's still Tuesday!  Trying to catch up from yesterday and the weekend..

Snoopy's late for his Teapot Race to Raleigh, NC.  You can read all the Teapot Tuesday details here.  Our cards this week are going to Rachel Layne, a dog lover and all around lovely human being who has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. 

Rachel needs some cheering up so, if you have a minute or an extra card, please head here for Rachel's details

Ole Snoopy had to get his trusty Red Baron out of the shop while the paint was still wet (yep, that Crystal Effects isn't dry).  He flew 42,000 miles to be in the race and if one of those dogs pee on his plane before the paint's dry...well, let's just say, there may be a dog fight at the races.

Snoopy and his banner are cut out and popped up on dimensionals.



Supplies:
Paper - PTI Ivory
Stamps - Stampablilities High Flyer, PTI Everyday Classics, Fly Away
Ink - Memorex, Copic markers
Accessories - dimensionals, Crystal Effects
Technique - sponging

                                     
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Meet the Team

Well, I had to report for jury duty this a.m. but we all got dismissed after the lawyers settled.  Good thing because I have a dreadful UTI (KWIM?)  The doc was able to work me in but I've got a fever and not much mojo so will be late with my Teapot Tuesday submission this week.

In the meantime, I thought you might like to meet the entire May Arts team.



Do Driver of  PiggyBankParties.com put this collage together.  Be sure to pop over to the May Arts blog and say "hello"!   I'll be looking for you!

Thanks for all your kind thoughts and prayers...we got an update on DH's mom today.  The doctor said she will be going home any time.  I'm so thankful my honey got to spend some time with her.

Don't forget ...just a few more days until the Blog Candy drawing!



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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Clean and Simple Monday - Ribbons in the Round

Thank you to all of you.  We are so grateful to all  of you for your thoughts and prayers.  Times like this are difficult but a part of life and so while our hearts are saddened we know that life goes on.

On that note, it's time for the SplitcoastStampers Clean and Simple (CAS) challenge.  This week's CAS84 Challenge is inspired by this photo:


Isn't that just a jumble of happy colors?  I decided to go literal and create a wreath of my own for the challenge and use up some of my little scraps of ribbon in the process.  I just cut a Spellbinders circle, covered it with Scor-Tape and attached the little scraps after I gave them a quick twist with a tweezer. 


Supplies:
Paper - Neenah Classic Solar white
Stamps - SU Wonderful Words
Accessories - Spellbinders Circle die,  Cuttlebug folder, Scor-Tape, ribbon scraps

 
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Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Sad Note

I'll try to get back today with a card to post...My DH received a call from his sister with the news that their Mom is near death.  She has lived a long life - she's 98 years old so it's not unexpected, however, I don't think we are ever prepared when a loved one passes.   We spent the evening trying to get him a flight so he could be with them.

I would so appreciate your prayers for my DH's safe journey and for his mother.

Thanks so much...
                     
                                        
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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Just a Butterfly Note

I decided to do one more butterfly card for the SCS MMTPT 110 challenge.  Those pesky flutterbys need some taming.  I thought maybe my well behaved SEI butterflies might convince them to fquit their squabbling!

Don't forget the Halloween challenge over at May Arts (link on my sidebar).  While you're there, be sure to check out my tutorial for a notebook and beaded pen using ribbon instead of paper.  I'd love for you to comment there and tell me what you think.

Check out that yummy double faced satin from May Arts...no worries about which side to show!  Gotta love that!  This card came together really fast.



Card size is 6.25" x 3"

Supplies:
Paper - PTI Kraft,  SU Chocolate Chip, SEI Dill Blossom
Stamps - Savvy Pressed Flower Kit
Accessories - SU border punch, MS Butterfly punch, gold toned stick on pearls (Michael's), May Arts ribbon - HA33 double faced satin


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Monday, September 6, 2010

Teapot Tuesday - Butterflies to Fight Like a Girl

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge MMTPT 110 and Destination Station.  This week our cards are going to Madison, Mississippi.  A fellow SCSer has been diagnosed with breast cancer.  Her name is Jackie aka m&m's grandma (here's her gallery) on SCS.   I hear that Jackie loves butterflies, flowers and anything frilly.  I immediately pulled out my Flourishes Think Pink, Fight Like a Girl set.  Sadly, it's been getting too much use lately.

I used the Mojo Monday week 155 sketch:

                                      

Nothing like the teapot which is bright blue but I just couldn't find any mojo to use that color.  I'm hoping this will be frilly enough to make Jackie smile.  I colored then cut out and paper pieced the bodice, heat embossed the whole thing, and glittered it up a bit with a Sakura gel pen. I made my own DP with PTI's Damask Designs.  I used some frilly May Arts Scalloped Edge Satin Ribbon (EN10) to add to the frilly aspect that Jackie loves so much.

Supplies:
Paper - SU Regal Rose, PTI Ivory, black
Stamps - Flourishes Think Pink, Fight Like a Girl, PTI Damask Designs
Ink - Copic markers, Regal Rose, Versafine black, Versamark
Accessories - MS butterfly punch, pearls (I colored them black with a Copic marker), distresser, Spellbinders circle dies, May Arts EN10 ribbon, plastic gems, glue dots

                             
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CAS83 Sketch Challenge & a May Arts Tutorial

Somebody pinch me!  This is my first post as a member of the CAS Fall DT on Splitcoast.  I still can hardly believe it!  Our challenge this week  CAS83 is a sketch by Denise aka resqbarbie Denise is a pro at clean and simple design. 

Here's my take on her awesome sketch: (you can click on the photo for a better look)

                                       

I used an old SU set, Simple Shapes for the moon.  I inked the circle with SU Pumpkin Pie then lightly tapped it in More Mustard.   The witch was stamped in Versafine Black, then again in Versamark and heat embossed using black EP.  That cute silver jack-o-lantern was in that huge bottle of charms I won in the House Mouse challenge. 

Jen, our moderator has revamped the definition of the CAS challenges. I think the new definition makes CAS simpler to understand and execute:

It's all about the design.
* not the technique
* not the tools
* not the embellishments

It's all about the design.
* Uncluttered
* lots of white or open space
* one main focal point

It's all about the design.

Clean & Simple

Today is also marks my first tutorial on the May Arts blog!   I'd love for you to stop by and tell me what you think.  Here's a sneak peak:




Thanks so much for stopping by...I have read every single comment and appreciate each one.  Time constraints and the sheer quantity of comments have kept me from answering each one but know that I truly appreciate the time you take to visit and comment.

Supplies:
Paper - PTI Smokey Shadow, Kraft, SU Pumpkin Pie
Stamps - SU Simple Shapes, PTI Spooky Sweets 2
Ink - SU Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, Versafine Black, Versamark
Accessories - Black embossing powder, pumpkin silver charm

                                         
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Sunday, September 5, 2010

May Arts Ribbon

The new team for May Arts ribbon is being introduced on the Blog

Grab your coffee, come on over, say hello, and check out the Halloween challenge (psst...they make it easy to play!).   There's a link to the challenge on the right.

While you're there, you might as well hop into a pile of all the delicious ribbon they offer...be careful...you'll be there awhile!




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Friday, September 3, 2010

The Cutting Cafe Welcome Fall & Foodie Friday

This my second post today...a bit late but hope you'll forgive me...still pinching myself.  ;-)

I found some adorable little cuffed bags made from recycled paper...they've got the most wonderful texture and even came with a little rectangle tag.  I thought they would be perfect for a couple of perfect fall crop apples...crisp and cold.  (don't forget you can always clicky on the photos to make them bigger.)  I may put a few of these in my Etsy shop. 

That lovely basket of apples and the apple on my tag are from The Cutting Cafe's Welcome Fall set.  This is a huge set of 46 images and sentiments complete with everything you need for fall cards and layouts.   I colored the basket and apples with Copic markers, cut them out and popped them up on dimensionals.  I used the All Occasion Word Set 3 for the circle sentiment on the tag.

That gorgeous double sided satin ribbon on my bag is May Arts Double Faced Satin (HA33).  It compliments the kraft bag perfectly.  I just applied strips of Scor-Tape around the bag and pressed on my ribbon.  I love that I don't have to worry if the wrong side of the ribbon is showing because there is no wrong side!  Gotta love that.

Supplies:

Paper -  PTI Ivory, Kraft
Ink -  Copic markers
Stamps - The Cutting Cafe Welcome Fall, All Occasion Circle Word Set 3
Accessories - Cuffed bag, May Arts double sided satin ribbon HA33, Spellbinders circle dies,  brads, dimensionals. Scor-Tape

Ok..here's the Foodie Friday I promised earlier today...

Grilled Guacamole
                               
                                     
This is our new favorite Guacamole (Cuisine at Home) and it's so easy...you can have this dinner on the table in under an hour.

Grilled Guacamole  (I made on 1/4 this recipe for the two of us)

4 firm yet ripe avocados, halved, pitted,  brushed with oil
3 T.  fresh lime juice
1/4 c. red onion, minced
1/4 c. chopped  fresh cilantro
2 T. jalapeno, seeded, minced
2 T. garlic, minced
Kosher salt to taste

Preheat grill to med.   Grill avocados, cut sidendown, until marks appear, about 2 minutes.  Remove from the grill peel and mash with the lime juice until creamy using a fork.  Stir in remaining ingredients. 

That's it!  It's sooooo yummy...this is just one meal I serve it with:

                                      

Veggie Quesadillas  (this recipe serves 4...if you need more, just add more veggies!)

1 med. onion,  thinly sliced
1 med. zucchini, thinly sliced
1 med. yellow squash, thinly sliced
8 oz. mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 T. olive oil
1 can fat-free refried beans
4 oz. shredded cheese (your choice- cheddar, Mexican, Monterey Jack or a combo)
8 - 8 "  flour tortillas (I used 5 10" because that's what I had on hand)

Salsa
shredded lettuce
diced tomatoes
sour cream
grilled guacamole

Place oil in large skillet and warm over med-high heat.  Add the veggies and cook until the veggies are tender and just slightly carmelized about 7-10 minutes.

Warm the tortillas in a skillet or in the microwave until soft and pliable.  Lay the tortillas out.
Spread the beans evenly on half of each tortilla.  Top with some of the veggie mixture.  Sprinkle with cheese.  Fold in half.  Repeat with each tortilla.

Brush each tortilla with a tiny bit of olive oil.  Place on a hot griddle (about 350 degrees) or in a skillet over med. heat.  Pan grill until nicely browned and crispy.  The cheese should be melted and the interior should be hot. 

Remove from griddle, slice each quesadilla into 3-4 pieces.  Serve with salsa, shredded lettuce, diced tomato, sour cream and guacamole.

Enjoy!!

                                      
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Oh, Happy Day!

No Foodie this morning...I did bake cookies yesterday but they were the yummy Chocolate Chip Cookies with Andes mint chips.  YUMO...  I'll be back later today with something yummy for you but I did want to share some happy news.

I can't wrap my head around it quite yet and when I read it, I screamed so loudly that the dog thought we were having a party.  She started jumping around, too....

My happy news?   I am one of the new Design Team members on the SplitcoastStampers Clean and Simple Fall DT!    Off to bed so that I can wake up and see if it's still real. 

Here is a partial list of the new DT as well as links to the awesome outgoing Summer DT.

Thanks so much for allowing me to share my happy news with you!


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