Saturday, July 23, 2011

Ice cream Birthday Card

I made this card with my sweet treats cricut cartridge.  At Fantabulous Cricut for challenge me Monday this week the challenge is I scream for ice cream-make something with a cool treat.  At 365 Cards the challenge is having a heat wave.  I don't know about you but with the heat wave we've been having who wants to bake a birthday cake, a birthday sundae sounds sooooo much better!   This is tournament weekend for my son's baseball team they'll need to drink tons of water and maybe eat a sundae. :)  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grandma's 90th Birthday

 A couple of weeks ago we celebrated my Grandma's 90th birthday party.  She is one of the greatest women I know.  Grandma is the one who introduced me to crafting many years ago, she gave me a small plastic sewing box for Christmas one year along with some embroidery projects to make.  I recently gave my daughter that sewing box and introduced her to embroidery thread, right now she is making friendship bracelets.  I think I will show her how to do some embroidery.  Grandma's made every great grandchild an embroidered quilt that they'll save forever.

  For Grandma's 90th my cousin ordered personalized M&M's and I made 160 little treat bags  inspired by My Pink Stamper.  The M&M's had pictures of Grandma on them and they were a big hit!  On each of the tables we placed these picture holders with a picture on each side.  To make these I used mod podge to adhere paper to a piece of wood and followed a tutorial from Mamie Jane's to make the wire holder.  My Aunt had pictures of Grandma as a baby on up to the present.  Grandma loved it and I loved being part of her special day!  Love you Grandma!

My Pink Stamp Design Challenge

My Pink Stamper is having a design team call with a challenge to make a card, scrapbook page, or other Cricut project with your favorite Cricut cartridge using the following colors......Orange, Turquoise, Green, Brown,(other optional color of your choice) I made a card using my forever young cartridge with stickles on the flowers and on the orange.  The card stock is stampin' up and the paper is My Mind's Eye.  The ribbon is from my stash, maybe hobby lobby and the stamp is from an older stamp set.  Have a great day!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Bean Salsa

This recipe from my friend Gail is my families favorite summer salsa.  My husband does not like beans, peppers, tomatoes, or corn in things but he loves this salsa.  Its a great way to get your kids to eat some veggies!  I never wait to let it sit over night, we always eat it right away.  I think I'll make some today...
Bean Salsa:
1 small can corn, drained & rinsed (I use white shoepeg corn)                            
1 12oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
5 roma tomatoes chopped (I usually use 2)
1/2 cup green pepper chopped
1/2 cup red pepper chopped
minced red onion
minced garlic
chopped cilantro
little salt, to taste
lime juice
8oz Zesty Italian dressing
Mix together and let sit overnight.  Serve with tortilla chips.

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Sunday, July 10, 2011

I Can Only Imagine-Wynonna Judd

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Little Hello Card

Monday's challenge at 365 Cards  is a color challenge.  At Fantabulous Cricut the challenge for this week is pool time- create a water themed project.  I used my child's year cartridge.  I didn't get a chance to post this card on the 4th, too busy with parade, cooking out, fireworks, spending time with the family.  This year was quieter then usually since our oldest is off the camp this week, first time for him.  Have a great day!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Silly Elephant Card

Friday's challenge at 365 Cards is So Silly-use something silly on your card.  I think this elephant from my paisley cartridge is pretty silly.  Have a great day!

Just a Note Squirrel Card

Thursday's challenge at 365 Cards is feeling fuzzy-giving some element of your card a "fuzzy" feel to it. I just picked up some "fuzzy" felt cutouts from a friend's craft sale. She had this cutout along with some others and these papers in a kit.  The stamp is CTMH and I used my cuttlebug to cut the scallop squares. 

"Blue Ribbon" Birthday Card

Tuesday's challenge at 365 Cards was a Blue Ribbon challenge.  It doesn't actually have to be blue, but at least blue ribbon-inspired. I made a birthday card, I changed the birthday to 4th of July this morning. My son left for camp this morning and I sent it with him since he will be gone for the 4th this year.  I hid it in the pocket of his duffel bag that all his underwear are in, I wonder when he'll find the card...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Turtle Spinner Card

 Wednesday's challenge at 365 Cards was to make a spinner card.  I've never made on of these before but the turtle looks really cute spinning across the card.  I used my paisley cartridge for the turtle.  My kids wanted me to make them one with a twenty dollar bills instead of pennies. :)   Have a great day!