Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Teapot Tuesday - The Amazing Miss Eula


Our Teapot Destination Staion this week is Philadelphia, PA, the home of Mrs. Eula Cousins.  Miss Eula will be celebrating her 108th (!!) birthday on Sept. 14th.

Miss Eula has lived a very adventurous and colorful life (you can read about her on the link) so our assignment was to make our cards bright and colorful.  Miss Eula loves travel, learning and used to have a large flower garden.  She also has a parrot that she loves.  I decided to bring her a flower and an as yet, unnamed bird to keep her parrot company.

Here's the Teapot Challenge if you'd like to play along and send Miss Eula a birthday greeting.  Challenge details are in the first post.

I used Sketch 295 as my inspiration.  I made the flower using an assortment of punches.

Paper - Bazzill Textured Shimmer, PTI, Berry Sorbet, K & Co. Handmade Lofty Nest
Stamps - Hero Arts
Ink - SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories - punches, Glimmer Mist

I added a little surprise to my blog candy today.  wink,wink!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Take a Bite Out of Life - House Mouse

Don't you just adore House Mouse images?  I sure do.  This is one of the images I won in the House Mouse challenge awhile back.  I'm so glad I finally got a chance to ink it up...They are really easy to color.  The sentiment is actually on the inside of the card.  Remember you can always click on any photo for a closer look.

I made this for the Clean and Simple Challege on SCS this week.  CAS82 - Delicious  Come and play along...just create something CAS with something you think is "delicious"....now chocolate isn't my most favorite something delicious, (I'm a fruit girl) but it is my DH's most favorite.  Now don't interpret  fruit to mean I eat healthy all the time!  When I say fruit, I mean apple pie, peach cobbler, blackberry crisp, plum jam, blueberry pancakes...you get the picture!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by...don't forget...tomorrow is the last day to play in the Paper Cubed challenge!  Also...don't forget to check out my blog candy...I'm adding fun things all the time!


Paper - Papertrey Ink
Ink - Memorex, Copic markers
Stamps - House Mouse Chocolate Delight, Take a Bite
Accessories - Martha Stewart border punch
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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Blessed Sunday

Yeah!!  I made it to the final round of the Clean and Simple Fall Design team search.  The field is now narrowed down to 10 and only 3 will be chosen for the actual team.   There will also be Guest Designers announced.  Even if I don't make the team (again...I've been the bridesmaid a couple of times now) it's been great fun and challenges the brain.

The challenge for the third round is "Couples".  We are to use 2 of something.   You know me, I can't just leave well enough alone so I used several "couples".   My apologies in advance, it's been cloudy and rainy today so my photo lighting is terrible.

I decided to make a gift card holder instead of a card.   Here's are my "couples".....

a couple of folds to make it into the gift card
a couple of scores along the punched border
a couple of oval Nestibilitiies shapes
a couple of ribbons
a couple of designer papers
a couple of rounded corners

I can't take credit for the border because the punch is a "couple" of rows of scallops!  I did cut off the two end scallops though...does that count?  ;-)

I also won two of their adorable digital stamps.  I asked the "girls" if this means I'm now a "Twisted Sister"! 

And if all that isn't enough, I won 4 delightful digis and a watermark and signature from Sentimental Sundays blog and Raindrop Echo Designs!!
I must have been very good last week! 
Thanks for stopping by...if anyone wants the dimensions on the gift card, just let me know. 
Don't forget the Paper Cubed Challenge...there's a $15 gift certificate prize this month!

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Stamp Simply 154 - A Color Challenge & Foodie Friday

Today is my last day as Guest Designer on Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply blog.  I want to say a big "Thank You" to Sharon and the team for making me feel so welcome.  I consider it to have been a high honor and priviledge to have been able to create with this talented group of stampers. 
The last challenge of this month is a color challenge.  I was soooo excited to see the colors because it meant I got to use one of my very favorite paper packs from SEI, Black Orchid.  I'm so glad I went ahead and purchased the puffy stickers at the same time!

Here's the inspiration photo

Aren't those colors yummy?  Our challenge is to use Turquoise, Orange, White/Cream with black as an option.  I tried to make a card but the mojo just wasn't there so opted for a little notepad/pen gift set.

 I used the template by Nicole Heady.  Super simple and so fast when you need a quick gift.

Be sure to check out the Stamp Simply Design Team for more inspiration:

Sharon Johnson - Stamp Simply
Deb Neerman - Paper, Ink, Scissors, Stamps
Barb Anders - Paper Pursuits
                                                        Jenny Groop - One Krafty Kat
                                                        Janine Orchard - 2bKrafty
                                                        Deb Saaranen- Dream in Color

AJ and Barb Schram are on vacation and won't be playing this week.

Paper - Papertrey black, SEI Black Orchid, SU Tango Tangerine
Ink - Versafine Black
Stamps - Papertrey Take Note
Accessories - notepad template, Scor-Tape, MS seam binding, Spellbinders oval dies, PTI notepad, pen, Crystal effects

I have eaten this salad most of my life.  My family is of Middle Eastern heritage and I never had salad dressing in a bottle until I met my DH.  This is one of the easiest and healthiest salads you can eat.  No carbohydrates and no acid (lemon juice is alkaline).  

It's perfect for those summer tomatoes and cucumbers and you can make it ahead!  It can be doubled or cut in half easily so it's perfect for any occasion. 

Insalata (Tossed Salad)

2 cloves garlic (more or less to taste)
1/4 c. fresh lemon juice (don't use that stuff in the bottle)
1/4 c. olive oil
pinch of kosher salt
2-3 tomatoes, cut into small chunks or you may use grape tomatoes to taste, cut in half
1 med. cucumber, cut into small chunks
1 med. green pepper, cut into slivers or chunks
1 large head romaine lettuce
Mint, about 2 T. fresh, chopped or 1 t. dried crumbled

Pound garlic with salt until mashed. I use a mortar and pestle but you can do it right in the bowl with the back of a knife like my mom did.  ;-)   Add lemon juice and olive oil.  Whisk until combined.

Pour the dressing into a salad bowl.  In the order listed add: tomatoes, cucumber, and green pepper.  Tear the romaine into bite size pieces and put on top of vegetables.  Sprinkle with mint.

At this point, you can cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving time.  The lettuce will become more crisp as it sits.  When ready to serve, toss well until all ingredients are coated with the dressing.  Season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Serves 4-6

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Dance Recital

Well, I made the first cut of 20 for the SCS Clean and Simple Fall DT!  I have to tell you, though...this is one talented group of 20 ladies and the competition is tough.   Our challenge theme is Teacher's Pet and this 2nd challenge sub-title is "Fashion Statement".  We were to use a "tiny bit" of designer paper on our cards.
Here's my entry:
I remembered that dance lessons for our DGD begin when school starts so I grabbed this gorgeous stamp from Impression Obsession I bought a few years ago.  My DH was the final decision maker on color.  I gave him a choice of pink, rose or black.
I stamped it in black Versafine, then again in Versamark.  I  heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.   I have two favorite parts.  The gorgeous black silk May Arts ribbon and the overskirt I created from a bit of tulle I picked up in the $1 spot at JoAnn's awhile back.  I used a T1 Copic marker to accent the skirt under the tulle.
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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Welcome Home

I am so happy! Regina at The Cutting Cafe has just designed a brand new Scalloped Circle Card Template set and a Circle Scallop set. Now if you don't have those expesive circle cutting shapes, you can just print them out! How cool is that! Not only that, they come in lots more sizes...
I combined both sets with the The Cutting Cafe's new Welcome Home set of ....55 stamps! Stamps for new neighbors, new homes, moving, open houses, realtors, adorable little houses, invitations, and card frames!   Enough to keep us busy for a long time. 

I fell in love with this little house that looks like it's ready to burst with all the love inside.

Paper - Neenah Solar White, PTI black, Aqua Mist, PTI dp
Stamps - The Cutting Cafe
Ink - Copic markers
Accessories - heavy duty thread, dimensionals, seam binding, paper flower, button

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Teapot Tuesday and The Unsinkable Molly Brown Cutting Cafe Style

This week's Teapot Tuesday Challenge (MMTPT108) on SplitcoastStampers is based on the Unsinkable Molly Brown.  The Destination Station  this week is a 14 year old girl named Alea who has undergone multiple surgeries and infections over the past 18 months.  Alea loves everything Molly Brown after visiting the Molly Brown House Museum.   If you have an extra card in your stash that you'd like to send to Alea, her information is here.

Here's bit of  Molly Brown history from the Mothermark aka Cindy on SCS. 
 Everyone knows Molly Brown from The Titanic but there is so much more to know about her. Her name was Margaret Tobin and she only became Molly when the Unsinkable Molly Brown musical was written. She loved big hats and expensive dresses and although everything was red in the musical her favorite color was really green. Two of the bedrooms in the museum are covered in green satin. She was very involved in getting the right to vote for woman and she also was one of the founders of the Denver Dumb Friends which is celebrating it's one hundred year anniversary. She was quite educated, spoke six languages including Russian and French and she was one of the first women in the state to have a driver's license. Her fame came from her adventure on the Titanic and when asked why she thought she survived, she shrugged and said, "I guess I am just unsinkable." Margaret was married to J.J. and J.J. raised chickens! He even added on to the carriage house in order to have more room for chickens!!

Here's my card and here's the catch.....for everything "Molly" we included on our cards, we have to take one of J.J.'s chickens.  Soooo...I've got a few chickens running around here...6 to be exact!  I used the adorable Dress Shaped Card from The Cutting Cafe...I love that this dress can be custom designed to suit any occasion. You can see some other examples here.
This was really simple to make.  I just cut out the card and dress overlay templates. Glued and embellished.  I used Scor-Tape to adhere the ribbons and glue dots for the flowers.  Easy Peasy!
Here's what I included to get all these darn chickens...a frilly dress, lace, green satin, fancy ribbons, a sash and pearls...hope they don't make me take a chicken for each pearl!  Yikes!

Here's the inspiration teapot:

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Don't forget the blog candy giveaway!  I addeded something to the box today...wink, wink!


Paper - Neenah Solar White, Basic Grey Two Scoops DP
Ink - Versamark Chalk ink for sponging the dress and flowers
Scor-Tape, stick on pearls, paper rose, glue dots

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Clean and Simple Monday

What a delightful surprise I had this morning when I opened my blog and saw that I was the winner on the Sentimental Sunday blog!  What a blessing!  This week's challenge #17 is Words that Inspire and just in case you don't have any inspiring words, Ann is giving a freebie but hurry, the download is good for one week only.
I have two CAS (Clean and Simple) creations for you today.  The first one is the first challenge in the Fall DT search on SCS.  Come along and play...someone has to win, right?
We were to use the theme "Teacher's Pet" and punches.  I think this is the fastest card I have made in my life!  So glad I have a photo to remember the moment...it will not likely happen again.  LOL

I embossed the base layer with a Spellbinders Long Rectangle die, the punched the apples from Bitty Box Basics dp, then added the sentiment from Teacher's Apple.  That's it!

Here's my card for today's CAS81 Krafty Turquoise color challenge and the Sentimental Sunday Words to Inspire challenge #17...Now don't you think this would "inspire" you to feel better?  ;-) I stamped the shoe, then clear embossed it, cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals.

Paper - PTI Kraft, Hawaiian Breeze, Neenah Solar White
Stamps - Impression Obsession
Ink - Versafine black, Versamark Turquoise Gem
Accessories - ribbon, EK Success border punch, button, dimensionals, glue dots

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

CAS Celebrate!

7 Kids College Fund has a brand new challenge blog.  This week's Challenge #2 is "Strip it Down!"  No more than two layers.  Perfect for sharpening up those CAS skills that many of you have said you'd like to more of. 
I used the sketch from Clean and Simple Stamping's Fall to Layout 101.  It's not current and I had to eliminate one layer for the challenge but I added some interest by embossing by base cardstock.
I used this darling cupcake set from Inkadinkadoo called Birthday Cupcake.  Lots of yummy cupcakes to satisfy your cardmaking appetite.  I frosted mine with Crystal Effects and sprinkled on some glass beads.  The flavor?  Chocolate, of course!
Paper - Neenah Classic, Bazzill Textured, PTI
Ink - Copic markers
Accessories - Crystal Effects, beads

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Friday, August 20, 2010

Stamp Simply Pleated Ribbon Challenge and Foodie Friday

It's Friday and that means it's time for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenge (ssnotime153)

This week Sharon challenged us to used pleated ribbon (for this challenge gathers count, too!)  I decided to try a really tight gather...those are pleats close together, right?  ;-)  I mixed it up by adding tiny pearls in the gathers.  The ribbon is adhered to the cardstock with tiny bits of Scor-Tape every 1/2" or so. 
That yummy spray of pearls are actually favor ties that I found in the wedding dept. at Michaels for about $2.  I cut off the paper covered wire and attached the pearl spray with a glue dot.  I just love that linen cardstock!  It's Cosmo Cricket's Core Impressions.  You can distress it, sand it, and/or tear it.  I had fun distressing, sanding and doing some meandering sewing on it.

The floral DP is from Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane.  I cut around the image then sponged the edges with PTI's Chamomile ink for some depth. 

Be sure to check out the gorgeous creations Sharon and the Design Team have created for your inspiration:  If you post on SCS or another site please use ssnotime153 so we can find you.  Don't forget to link your creation on Sharon's site as well.

Sharon Johnson - No Time to Stamp?
Barb Anders - Paper Pursuits
Jenny Groop - One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard - 2bKrafty
Deb Saaranen - Dream in Color

Paper - PTI Dark Chocolate, Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions, Webster's Pages Lullaby Lane
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Peeled Paint
Accessories - Prima Mulberry Roses,  Pearl favor ties (Michael's), ribbon, pearls, Label die- Spellbinders, distressing tool, sewing machine

Challenges - Sentimental Sundays - Ribbon or Lace (free sentiment download here, too!)

Now for Foodie Friday....I spent the afternoon baking for my DH.  His company is treating the employees to a pig roast tomorrow.  My contribution is Chocolate Chip cookies, BBQ Bacon Baked Beans and this monster Blackberry Crumble.  This bad boy (or girl!) weighs in at 15 lbs. and has 6 quarts of blackberries in it!!!  You northern girls should be picking yours now so I thought you might want some enabling. 

Thanks so much for stopping by...don't forget to sign up for the blog candy if you're already a follower at the link to the right.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

It's Blog-a-Versary Day!

Edited to add:  Blog candy is closed 9/19/2010..thanks for commenting!

Well, it's finally here!  It's blogaversary day!  It all began here and 433 posts later, my life is not my own.  LOL  I've learned alot and most of all, I've had the immense pleasure of "meeting" amazingly talented women from all over the world.  I've been blessed to have been asked to be on several design teams and still shake my head over the wonder of it all.
I want to say a big "Thank You" to those of you who have taken the time to follow my little blog whether by email or Google reader or the Feedblitz link up by giving someone a present.  Now, I must add the admonition that if you googled blog candy and ended up here, I will have to exclude you from the drawing.

Here's what I've included:  (some items are not in the photos...I'll be adding more as the month goes on!)
3 Perfect Pages scrapbook packages - Toddler, Birthday and Sports 
  (included are papers, chipboard, tags, and stickers)
Stampin Up Prints Pack
Autumn Leaves Patterned Paper Autumn colors paper pack
Me and My Big Ideas Chipboard embellishment pack of 38 pieces
Martha Stewart Multi Pattern Ribbon Threader punch
K & Co. Halloween dimensional stickers
Marcellla K Baby dimensional stickers
Marcella K Glamour Girl Talk dimensional stickers
Marcella K Glamour Girl dimensional stickers (different style)
K & Co. Rough and Tumble Soccer dimensional stickers
Walnut Hollow Creative wood spools
Making Memories Clear Stamps Labels
Making Memories Clear Stamps Passport
House Mouse Seed Shooter rubber stamp
Cuttlebug Maple Leaf Cut & Emboss die
Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust pens (2)
5 Copic Markers (!)
and some additional surprises that I will add because we all love to be surprised, right?!
 I will draw the winner using Random Number Selector on Sunday, September 19th.  Here's all you have to do....just leave me a comment to tell me what you'd like to see more of ...CAS, boxes, projects, etc.   
Thanks so much!!

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Fight Like a Girl Against Breast Cancer and Happy News

I think we all know someone whose life has been touched by breast cancer.  My good friend, Gretchen, is one of those brave ladies.   I created this card to combine with a breast cancer survivor kit for a fundraiser auction for the Pink Tie Friends

I used Flourishes Think Pink - Fight Like a Girl set.  I loved this set as soon as I saw it.  It has both fun and beautiful images as well as  lots of words.  One thing I've noticed about Flourishes stamps is that they take water based inks beautifully.  Many of othe acrylics I own just don'e stamp well with water based inks like Stampin'Up.

I also have some happy news.  I  was chosen as one of the new blog team members at May Arts Ribbons! 
Woo,Hoo...I'm soooo excited. 

A big Congratulations to the other ladies on the new team as well and a big THANK YOU to everyone who took the time to leave a comment on my project.


Paper - Neenah Classic white, Bazzill textured linen
Stamps - Flourishes Think Pink, Fight like a Girl
Ink - SU Regal Rose, Copic markers, Sakura gel glitter pen
Accessories - scalloped border punch - Martha Stewart, beads, corsage pin, dotted swiss folder - Spellbinders, tiny tag die - Cuttlebug, dimensionals

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Teapot Tuesday & The Cutting Cafe - Fish n' Boots

It's Teapot Tuesday at Splitcoaststampers and our Destination Station this week is an 8 yr. old boy named Dante and his sister, Julia.  Dante recently received a bone marrow transplant and at times is struggling.  Another amazing thing is that his YOUNGER sister, Julia was donor!!

Dante loves fishing so the amazing Cindy aka Mothermark found a fishy teapot and has spun a fishy tale to go with it.   You can read about Dante here  and the fish tale for the Teapot Challenge MMTPT107 at this link. 

Here's the card I made for Julia.  I thought she might enjoy a card of her own.  Regina, at The Cutting Cafe just designed this amazing Rain Boot cutting file...I combined it with the flowers and sentiment from Rain, Rain Go Away.    I'm totally loving these boots!  You think she can make a pair big enough for me??

Here's Dante' card.  I hope my little Nemo brings a smile to his face.

Thanks for poppin in!  Two more days until Party Time!!

Stamps - The Cutting Cafe, All Night Media
Ink - Versafine, Copic markers
Paper - SU So Saffron, PTI Vanilla, Pink Paislee DP (boots), SU Real Red
Accessories - stick on bling. Magic Mesh, black twine, Crystal Effects, glue dots.

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CAS80 - love one another

Sorry I've been awol for a couple of days...I just crashed yesterday.  Too many late night stamping sessions, I guess.  I was so tired, I couldn't sleep.  Have you ever experienced that? 
At any rate, I have a card for today's CAS80 (clean and simple) challenge on SCS.  This week's challenge is a sketch challenge by stampingout.  What a great sketch for any occasion.  I will use this one again and again.
Card size is 4 x 5.5 inches. 

Thanks so much for visiting....my blog anniversary is on Thursday!!!  Be sure to stay tuned.  ;-)

Stamps - Fiskars
Ink - Versafine
Paper - Neenah Classic white, SU black
Accessories - EK Success border punch, May Arts ribbon

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Friday, August 13, 2010

Stamp Simply Challenge and Foodie Friday

I still can't quite believe that I'm the Guest Designer for Sharon Johnson's Stamp Simply Challenges but here I am for week 2.   This week's challenge is Ribbon Scraps - Waste Not, Want Not!  (ssnotime152).
Here's Sharon's challenge:  "I think we all save even the tiniest of our ribbon scraps, right?  I know, I do.  Today's challenge is to use ribbon scraps on our card or project.  You may use as many as you want, just make sure it's a scrap, a small piece.  You can do whatever you want with them, but let's just make use of some of these little bits of prettiness!!!"
I guess it's confession time...I NEVER throw anything away...at least not right away!  I save little scraps of ribbon and paper...just in case. 
I'm so glad I saved the ribbon from this project I did for May Arts Ribbon.  It was so beautiful, I just couldn't bear to part with it.  Here's my project:

I made a wallet (tutorial here) and matching gift card.  All those gorgeous ribbon scraps just seemed perfect for a little girl.  All the bits of ribbon were applied to muslin with Wonder Under and then each piece was stitched down.  I was determined not to shop for anything for this project so even the binding ribbon was a leftover from another project. 


I would have chosen another fabric for the inside but since my personal challenge to myself was to use only scraps (the only thing not scrap is the card base and buttons) this is what I had.

The pocket on the left is some leftover clear vinyl.

Be sure to check out what the fabulous Design Team has created for your inspiration:
Sharon Johnson - Stamp Simply
Barb Anders - Paper Pursuits
Jenny Group - One Krafty Kat
Janine Orchard - 2bKrafty
Deb Saaranen - Dream In Color
Barb Schram - Explore. Dream. Discover

Paper - SU Pink Pirhouette, Neenah Classic White
Accessories - Spellbinders Heart die, Cuttlebug leftover,  May Arts Ribbon, Wonder Under, muslin, magnetic snap, buttons, pearls, sewing machine

Now for your Foodie Friday dinner:  this was a new recipe I found in a Fine Cooking magazine.  We loved it!  So fresh tasting and perfect for a light dinner on a hot summer day.  Besides, it was a feast for the eyes as well....and easy, too.  Bonus!!  I grow my own herbs so that made this extra appealing.

Cobb Salad with Herbs (Serves 6..I cut it by 1/3 for the two of us)
If you wash the greens, prepare the vinaigrette and toast the pine nuts ahead you can have dinner on the table in a flash)

Lemon Sherry Vinaigrette

 3/4  c. extra virgin olive oil
 1/4 c. sherry vinegar
 2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest (1 large lemon)
 1 tsp. granulated sugar
 1 tsp. minced fresh garlic
 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
 1/4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
Put all the ingredients in a glass measuring cup or jar with a tight fitting lid and whisk or shake vigorously to combine.  You can store the viniagrette in the refrigerator for up to 5 days; let come to room temp. and shake vigorously before using.
2 T. mayonnaise
1 t. Dijon mustard
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 large skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (7-8 oz. each)
2 heads Boston lettuce, trimmed, torn into bite-size pieces, washed and dried (12 oz.)
1 1/2 c. lightly packed fresh parsley leaves, torn if large
3/4 c. lightly packed mint leaves, torn if large
3 large avocados
2 1/2 c. halved grape tomatoes
1 heaping cup curmbled Roquefort (I don't like Roquefort so I used Gorgonzola)
2/3 c. pine nuts, toasted
12 slices bacon , cooked, cooled and crumbled
1/2 c. fresh chives
Heat gas grill to med. high.  In large bowl, combine mayonnaise, mustart, 1/2 t. salt and 1/4 t. pepper.  Add chicken, toss to coat.  Grill until well marked and cooked through 4-6 minutes per side.  Let cool and cut into small dice.  (I cut ours a bit bigger)
To assemble:
Set out 6 large dinner plates.  Combine the lettuce, parsley, and mint in a large bowl.  Toss with just enough viniagrette to coat lightly.  Season with salt and pepper and toss again.
Portion the lettuce on the plates, arranging the lettuce in a circle with a small hole in the center.
Peel, pit and cut the avocados into medium dice and toss in a med. bowl with 2 T. of the viniagrette.  Add the tomatoes, and cheese to the bowl.  Toss with about 6 T. of the dressing.  Season with salt and pepper. 

Divide among the plates.  Sprinkle on the bacon, pine nuts and chives and serve with the additional dressing on the side.
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cutting Cafe Winner!

Random Integer Generator

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Timestamp: 2010-08-13 01:10:17 UTC
Betty Wright said...

Charlene, this is just AMAZING! Stunning design and detailing! Beautifully done!

August 9, 2010 12:08 AM
Congratulations, Betty! We will get your Cutting Cafe Sets to you asap.
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It's Giveaway Day for The Cutting Cafe!

Today's the last day you can comment at the link to the right to have an oppportunity to win TWO awesome Cutting Cafe sets.  You may comment until 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.  Be sure to click over to take part.
To keep you inspired, I created a card for a special teacher using two more new sets from The Cutting Cafe...
I used the awesome  All About School printable stamp set for the outside


and for the inside, I used the adorable School Borders set.

Don't those little school buses look sweet just chugging along the bottom of my card?


I used the Friday Sketchers 114 sketch and  the Back to School challenges -  on Stamp TV (stvinspirebt11) , Create with Connie and Mary (CCMC111)

I also want to say a very special THANK YOU to everyone who played in the Teapot Tuesday Destination Challenge to send cards to Andrew, it's not too late to play and not too late to send a card to this special little boy.  Just scroll down to the #1 post to read the details.

Be sure to stay tuned....I've got a blog-a-versary coming up next week and the big, huge present will go to one of my lucky followers/commenters!


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