Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Celebrate May with Flowers



DiyDesignStudio has a great selection of flowers!

For the month of May you will save 25% on all flowers and florals.

Here are some images of the beauty ~




This example used stencils, acrylics, mica chips, vintage music paper, chipboard, and Florals.

CREATE your own Superb Project.




Monday, April 29, 2019

See the videos of fantastic card projects!

Cardmaking ~ Techniques ~ Tools

Image result for cardmaking with splash inks
Add Splash Ink to a stamped image

You can make any color and store it for use.  Mother's Day, Fathers Day cards and more beauty can be created.  

See below video for colors applied to a greeting card.  Use Splash Inks, Glam stickers, water brushes and you can be a STAR!




What a wonderful use for your coloring books!  Trace the patterns or insert cardstock behind the page so as not to get the other pages wet.



This video Karen Creates backgrounds for cards.  Gorgeous!  
See my samples below.


Splash Inks, Rubber Stamps, 
& add some shimmer mist to the Ink!





Friday, April 19, 2019

Ready for Easter?

I have my To-Do list for the Easter Brunch.


My list contains an Egg Custard Pie, A Pasta Salad, Asparagus in Puff Pastry and an Apricot Cheese Danish.  This is a small list of the things that will be on the buffet. Ham, Kielbasa, Easter rolls, scalloped potatoes, pierogis, a lamb made of butter and more.  We will have a festive bunch of approximately 20 people.

 

I have seen these birds nests for many years and never made them.  This is the year!  I think they turned out cute!  I used a secret ingredient to make them more healthy, they called for chow mein noodles but I used Fiber One cereal!  The recipe is below.

The dough is rising for the apricot danishes.   I am excited to try all of these things.  The Coup de Gras is the traditional Egg Custard Pie.  I adore egg custard.  My son-in-laws Grandma used to make it every Easter and I am happy to carry on the tradition.  

I can't wait to see the kids in their frenzy to find treasures in the yard (we don't do much chocolate in Arizona!)  

Have a blessed and Happy weekend.

Birds Nest Treats

4 tbls butter
3 tbls peanut butter (I use crunchy)
1 bag of mini marshmallows (approx. 5 cups)
1 bag of Fiber  One Cereal (it comes in the box with 2 bags) (approx.. 4 cups)
1 bag of your favorite easter egg candy (M&M eggs,  jelly beans,  malted milk eggs, etc).

Melt the butter and peanut butter in a large pot or Dutch oven, then add marshmallows.  When melted together, stirring about 5 minutes, add the cereal and stir until coated.

Cover your hands with oil and choose a small amount of the cereal mixture, roll into a ball and indent the center, immediately inserting a candy or two.   THIS WILL BE HOT, CAREFUL!  I use parchment paper on a cookie sheet or the counter to place them until they cool.
 
If the mixture begins to harden, place it back on the stove on low heat for a few minutes.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Lovely Spring Ideas


I think I can say, we all feel a need to refresh when Spring rolls around.   Here are some ideas and images to spur your creativity.  Try something new, the Dutch Spring Stencil is darling and can be used many ways.



Add this to a card and include a seed packet.


Rainbows of color make smiles happen!


Easter and Passover are some of the things we celebrate in Spring.


Happy week to you and yours!