Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Treasure box for Spring

Hi Everyone,

The party continues this week with my Daughter being on Spring break. Are you hanging out in style? We’ve had a plethora of hungry teen in the house. I will be sharing a quick and easy recipe with you today, along with a box of treasury that I created for 4 of my daughter’s friends.

Treasure box I created for my daughter and her friends, to gather treasures this summer! I’ve seen the 7gypsies boxes all over this spring, some put atc cards in the box, others collect embellishments. I had my DH create one for me out of plywood. It measures sides are 6.5wx14.5lx6.5h. The best part is you can create this to fit any size you want.




Paint box, let dry.




Cut paper from old book, use spray adhesive like 3 m.


Paint over the old book page, drill a hole in the center using Fiskar drill.


Voila done, your very own drawer box Smile



Shepard's pie was a big hit with the teens at my house :) I use a Martha Stewart recipe, which I changed a bit, added more veggies, used Mozzarella instead of Cheddar, instant mash potatoes and heavy cream, unsalted butter :)







Have a fabulous day,



Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Break 2011 & Recipes!

Hi Everyone,

Happy Spring break 2011, my dd will be out of school this weekend, we are starting to have hot and hotter temperature, perfect for a beach outing.

Speaking of outing have you seen the contest GCD Studios is currently running?

Using your stash, this stamp sheet is over 3 years old. I am determine to start using my older stash. I found this huge Music Hymn book at Salvation Army, I use the deacidifier to spray the sheets before I cut , 18 circles from Cricut Mini Monogram. Spritz them w/glimmer mist, ink the edges, scrunch them a bit then added brads and pearls to the center.

Added an old K & Co epoxy sticker





Create this lo in less than 10 mtes by using premade die cuts.



Use Diamond dust on a chipboard letter for a glittering  monogram.  Be careful of Diamond dust it is very fine.





Weekly Menu!









Tortillas,Black Beans, Corn, Mexican Cheese, Ground beef, Cilantro, Onions, Tomatoes, Cumin, chili powder, Chipotle powder.

Brown ground beef, add Cilantro, Onions, Tomatoes, Cumin, chili powder, Chipotle powder, Tomatoes, Black Beans, Corn.

In a rectangle dish pan layer the tortilla and add ground beef, then cheese, keep layering until you are done.

bake at 350 for 20mtes.

Voila done!

Coupon deals at Walgreen



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Have a great day,


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Stamping, coupons, giveaways, challenges all in a Monday!

Hi Everyone,

There’s nothing better to get your mojo going than a challenge. Have you seen the Stamping fest going on at 2peas?

I’m excited to let you know I’m hosting a challenge Hangover week and would luv to see you participate, all the step by steps are on 2peas.

Here’s the necklace I created I found out from Anne this technique is call Intaglio who knew my playing around in my studio was so famous… I supposed I need to learn more about jewelry  making :)




It’s been a while since I did a weekly menu, due to being sick so much.





Chicken teryaki



Pasta with rustic chicken


Here’s the recipe I created.


Chicken breast, Spinach, Olives, Parsley, Basil, Oregano, Thyme, Madagascar pepper, onion, roma tomatoes, garlic, Penne, Parmesan cheese, celery, red, green pepper.

Dice all the celery, red, green pepper,onion, roma tomatoes, garlic,  add 1/2 of the tomatoes to a pot and let simmer until the tomatoes are tender, then puree the sauce add back to the pot and let simmer for another 10 mtes, then add the remaining tomatoes. Season with salt, thyme, oregano, parsley.

Marinade the chicken w/salt, pepper, thyme.  Sautéed with onion, and garlic to brown, the last 2 mtes of cooking add the spinach.


Boil the pasta w/a pinch of pepper and salt, oregano, garlic.

Once cook, then mix the chicken spinach with pasta.  Voila  now this will be served again on Thursday.



Rice beans chicken casserole



Left over penne



Left over Rice



Blue cheese hamburger


Coupons for the week!

Walgreen photo coupons.



Hobby Lobby coupons



Express stores



TGI Friday Coupons



Avenues Store




Michaels25 Michaels40%

Have a fabulous week, don’t forget the giveaway on Creating Keepsake Magazine HERE



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Wonderful Book signing!

I was honored this week to meet up with my friend Pam Carriker at Barnes & Noble.  She was signing copies of her newly released book "Art At The Speed Of Life".  Pam and I go back several years and I am so thrilled to call her friend and to have my very own signed copy of her book.  Pam had several of her artful friends contribute.  Here is Pam and I at the signing and some of her fantastic work!!

You also can follow the link to Pam's blog.  There is a blog hop under way with chances to win GREAT blog candy, including some books!  There are a few days left to jump on the blog hop!
This is artwork from the book plus various publication that Pam has had feature articles in!

When She got her first copy....a dream realised!
Pam is a warm and genuine person and truly loves her craft and her fellow artists.  She is a great inspiration to me and many others!  Her mantra "Do Art Every Day"
This book is available at Barnes & Noble along with!  You can also get signed copies of her book through her Etsy Store!
One of my favorite prints purchased from Pam's Etsy Store!

I love creating and love sharing the work of other artists.  This is by far the best mixed media book I have in my LARGE collection.  The book gives great tips for creating art every day, full blown projects along with speed of life adaptations so you can create in whatever time you have! 

I plan on starting my art journal this coming week and will share as I go along! I am accountable!

Happy Creating
Go to my blog and become a follower!  Once I have reached 125 followers I will give away a signed copy of Pam's book!  This is for google followers.  If you are following on FaceBook please also add your name to the follower list!  Right now I am at 75! 
So close!! Winner will be picked using


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Something Different - Just for fun jewelry box

 This is an altered jewelry box that I created.  I normally don't go on and on about my own creations, but I really love this piece.  I love the colors and the textures.  I know you cant see the detail in the lid but there are layers of embellishments and such in layers of epoxy resin!  Oh, and I love mosaic tiles and scrabble letters! 
 Of course there has to be the added bling!  I love the feet on the bottom as well.  The color was created with pearl paints!
Add some paper, more bling, some words and there you have it! 
The boxes can be found at your local Hobby Lobby!  The alterations....all you!

Happy Creating,