Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Fabulous Felt

Woohoo!! It's my first Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

I was inspired by Dawn McVey's coffe cozy but I only like the coffee I make and only drink it at home usually.  Thus, no need for a coffee cozy.  However, I've been known to drink an occasional twisted tea here and there.  Those bottles will freeze your hands holding onto them, and the dirty old cozy's my hubster has are just that.... dirty and old.  So here's my version, a cute stylish way to keep my drink cold and my hands warm.

Check it out.

I used the dirty old cozy for my pattern and simply traced and cut it out.  Added the scallops and sewed it together, flipped it and decorated.  Voila!

PTI felt:  True Black, Hawaiian Shores, vintage Cream and Simply chartreuse
Dies:  Small Scallop, Mat stack 2, Delightful Dahlia (leaves) Beautiful Blooms.
Other:  Black and plum pudding buttons, sewing machine

Monday, May 24, 2010

You're the best ever

Isn't that sentiment just the best ever?
Who's not going to smile receiving a message like that?

I think this one will go into my hubby's lunchpail just to say "thanks for all you do"

A bunch of stamp sets used on this one:  Star Prints, BB:woodgrain, A little argyle and Big and Bold wishes.  It also uses the mat stack one die and the star punch from fiskars that coordinates with Star Prints.

This weekend was a fantastic one, my girlfriend was home from Montana!!  She's one of those friends who you could go years without speaking to but you can pick up just where you left off like you talked to her yesterday.  Do you know what I mean?  Do you have friends like that too?

We also went to see Shrek The final chapter with the boys, it was really cute.  I was pretty concerned being that it's the fourth installment, but we really did enjoy it.

Well, dishes laundry and kiddos are calling me I'll see ya soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Wedding Wishes

Let me apologize right away for the terrible quality of this picture.  I took a quick shot on my way to the wedding shower for the recipient of this card.  It was a super sunny and windy day, so nothing was in my favor for this shot, oh well.  I still really loved the card and wanted to show it to you all.

I used background basics:  woodgrain in smoky shadow and soft stone CS for the main focal panel and layered two heart from heart prints in Scarlet Jewel.  The rhinestones on the sentiment banner are colored with copics to match the Scarlet Jewel hearts.

Super simple but I think it packs a lot of punch.

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Supplies all PTI unless noted:
Cardstock:  Soft Stone, Black and White (from Hewlett Packard)
Ink:  Smoky Shadow, Scarlet Jewel and Black staz-on
Stamps:  Heart Prints, Background Basics Woodgrain, Enjoy the ride
Other:  Rhinestones, Heart Punch

Monday, May 17, 2010

Miss me?

Sorry to have been MIA for so long!  Life has just been crazy for me lately.  Nothing bad, the kiddos are just keeping me really really busy.  I've still been creating, thankfully.  There's just been no time to blog about it.  Sorry for that.

Today I've got a quick little card using beautiful blooms II.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sharing some YUM!

Before I get to today's card I have got to share a fantastic recipe with you.

This, my friends, is Fluffy French Toast and it is by far the most delicious french toast I've ever tasted.  It's like a hybrid of pancakes and french toast.  Can you say YUMMY!?!  We've had it three times in two weeks and I really don't ever cook breakfast, so that should tell you something.

Now I can't take credit for this recipe, it's from the Tasty Kitchen, but I will copy and paste it here for you.

Fluffy French Toast
Prep Time 5 Minutes
Cook Time 10 Minutes
Servings 5

2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil
1 cup Flour
1 cup Milk
2 whole Eggs
1-¾ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
1 teaspoon Sugar
⅛ teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
½ teaspoons Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoons Maple Flavoring (Optional, See Note Below)
10 slices Bread, Your Choice
Note: if you do not use the maple flavoring, add an extra 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
Preparation Instructions
Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and brush on just enough vegetable oil to coat the entire skillet. Whisk together all the dry ingredients, and in a separate bowl, mix together all the wet ingredients. Combine the wet and dry ingredients; stir until just combined. Pour the batter into an 8×8 square baking dish and dip single pieces of bread into the batter, flipping to coat both sides. Place immediately on the hot skillet. Flip when browned and brown the other side.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!

As sure as I am that you will enjoy that, you come here for the cards, so without further ado....

Here is today's card

It was a happy suprise that this sentiment from Through the trees fits perfectly inside of the fillable frames 1 stamp.  The plaid background on the craft is the line strip from Let Freedom Ring.  Overall, I kept this one pretty simple to give the beautiful sentiment a chance to shine.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies all PTI unless noted
Cardstock:  White (HP), Craft, Scarlet Jewel
Stamps:  Fillable Frames #1, Through the trees, Let Freedom Ring
Ink:  Dark Chocolate, Scarlet Jewel, Tea dye duo
Other: Scarlet Jewel Ribbon, Large Scallop die, Fillable Frames #1 Die
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