Thursday, October 29, 2009

A labor of love...

Since the weather has turned, I've started craving comfort foods :) I've never made Brunswick stew before and found this recipe that looked so good! I started it on Monday, cooking the chicken all day while at work. Then, I did the same with the pork on Tuesday. Yesterday, I put it all together and cooked it all day. It was so nice to come home from a long day and have this ready. It was very tasty. I have to admit that I cheated and used KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce instead of making the recipe's sauce. It made a huge amount and I was able to give my friend some yesterday, we ate it for dinner last night, I have some leftover in the fridge, and I've frozen two large containers full! Just had to share this - hope you'll try it and like it too!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Kitty Pages

I finally had a chance to install MDS and play a little with it. I love it! I had to make a kitty page for each of my little fuzzies. I can't wait to play more with it.
Have a great day!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Name Day, Dimitrios!

Today, is my husband's (and probably half of Greece!) Name Day. He is named after St. Dimitrios. There is some really good information on Name Days here, if you are interested.

We went to Dimitrios' parents' last night to celebrate his and his father's Name Day. These are the cards I made. The penguin is for my husband and the cat for my Father-in-Law. It was hard not to put a bunch of ribbon or bows on the cards, since that is my style, but the buttons and the punches really helped. Thanks goodness for the DSP too ;)

Thanks for looking and have a great rest of the day!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

DDC Masculine Get Well Card

As I've already posted, Michelle and I swapped images when the new SU! catty came out. She sent me some really cute (and embossed!) images from the Lots of Bots stamp set. It is a really, really cute set and when I saw the DDC challenge was masculine, I knew I'd use the images she sent. (Thanks Michelle!!!!)

It was really a tough challenge for me in that we weren't allowed to use ribbon! haaaaa

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

DDC Bev's 9/29 Sketch Challenge

I love Beverly's sketch challenges (shout out to Beverly!) If you haven't tried one, you need to check them out. She's beestamper on Splitcoast Stampers and you can see her blog here.

When I saw the sketch design, Baroque Motifs immediately came to mind. I also thought of my window sheets with the flourish on it, but it has the word "thanks" on it. So, I decided not to try to incorporate that one. Anyway, I love the color Rose Red and I think it worked out well for this challenge. It's very feminine and fun :)

Thanks for looking - hope you have a great day!

DDC 9/8 Button Card

I was finally able to play along with some of the Double Dog Dare challenges from Splitcoast last week. Here is my Button challenge card. I bought this retired snowman set a while ago, but hadn't had the chance to use him. I think he's super cute! I would have used more buttons, but thought it would be too many if I squeezed any more on the card ;) TFL and have a great day!

Monday, October 12, 2009

More Cicle Circus Bookmark Cards

Since I had more of the In Color Circle Circus One Sheet Wonder left, I decided to make some more bookmark cards using the other In Colors. I've decided that Razzleberry is my favorite! Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Circle Circus One Sheet Wonder/Bookmark Card

My friend Michelle (Hi Michelle!) and I traded stamped images of some of the new SU! catalog hostess and other stamp sets a couple months ago. She asked for some one sheet wonders stamped with the new In Colors using the Circle Circus set. I stamped one for myself and was going to make the bookmark cards (for the swap) using this sheet. I like the card, but for some reason, went with the Christmas paper/colors and different design. I do like this one and think I'll make some more using each new In Color to have on hand to give to friends at work (I'm in a book club) for birthdays. Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Bookmark Swap Card

I recently joined a bookmark card swap with my SU! sistahs :) You can see all of them posted on my sister's blog here.

I had originally designed another card (which I will post tomorrow), but for some reason, decided on this design instead! I think I'm really in the Christmas kind of spirit for making things. I love this new paper and ribbon!

I'm not sure what is going on with that big "W" watermark! Sorry about that.

Have a great day and read a good book!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Anniversary Trifold

I recently celebrated my 14th wedding anniversary. I have been wanting to try the trifold card and decided that this was the occasion to do it! I took these pictures after I had given the card to my husband, so didn't take pictures of the inside because my sentiments are there and they are only for his eyes ;) I love this retired DSP - cute and great colors! I used an assortment of stamps all over this card and really had fun decorating it. The possibilities for the trifold card are endless! I found the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers and it was relatively easy. Thanks for looking and have a great day!