2010-07-29

SSNOTIME150***A COLOR CHALLENGE***

This week's STAMP SIMPLY CHALLENGE is a color challenge courtesy of our wonderful leader Sharon Johnson... Check out all the details HERE!!!





AND check out all the other creations from this fabulous design team***





AJ - THE WILLOW GARDEN
Deb - DREAM IN COLOR
Jenny - ONE KRAFTY KAT


Barb - PAPER PURSUITS
Barb – EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER
Deb – PAPER, INK, SCISSORS, STAMPS


Clare - CLARE'S CREATIONS

Mine is SIMPLE, SIMPLE, SIMPLE***
The wreath is from Unity and the sentiment from PTI!!
AND all the cardstock is from my bit bin!!!
Have a great weekend!!!







2010-07-26

Garden Table Mat***

I have been having a stitching spurt the past few weeks.


Here is the garden table mat that I finished.


I ordered this book called "Summer Gatherings" by Lisa Bongean & Carole Charles from Primitive Gatherings...


Check them out HERE***


2010-07-23

SSNOTIME149 **ONLY TWO **

This week's challenge is brought to again by the one and only Deb Neerman. She wanted us to use two of something on our card.. or creation... two stamps, two ribbons, two embellishments.


Check out the Design Team's creations!!!


AJ - THE WILLOW GARDEN
Deb - DREAM IN COLOR
Jenny - ONE KRAFTY KAT

Barb - PAPER PURSUITS
Barb – EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER
Deb – PAPER, INK, SCISSORS, STAMPS

Clare - CLARES CREATIONS - our guest designer this month


AND CHECK OUT SHARON'S SITE HERE FOR ALL THE DETAILS**

My card uses two ribbons, and two buttons, and two leaves!! All from Papertrey Ink!!



ENJOY!! and have a fabulous weekend.

2010-07-20

Christmas Felt Work***

ETA!!! I purchased this pattern through one of my many online haunts but the person who created this pattern has her own blog and design shoppe. Take a peak HERE.
My finished Christmas candle mat!!!
Another one for the Christmas bunker***

OH MY GOSH***

THIS WAS SOOOOOOOOOO YUM***
TEX-MEX CHICKEN WITH CHILES AND CHEESE
adapted from Fine Cooking 2010
1 1/4 lb. boneless,skinless chicken breasts cut into 1" cubes
1 1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. cumin
kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
1/2 cup flour
3 1/2 T/ unsalted butter
canned corn kernels or fresh off the cob
1 whole jalapeno, seeded and sliced thin
1 large garlic clove, minced
limes about 4 juiced
fresh oregano or dried
1 cup sharp cheddar
Toss chicken with chili powder, cumin and salt and pepper. Lightly dredge in flour and shake off excess. In cast iron skillet (gotta use one of these), melt 2 T. butter, adding the chicken and cooking until brown. Transfer to a plate.
Add remaining butter, corn, jalapeno, garlic, oregan and lime juice. Return chicken to pan and stir until cooked through.
Sprinkle with cheese and put under the broiler until cheese has melted and begins to brown.
Serve alone, with rice or in tortillas.
ENJOY***

2010-07-15

SSNOTIME148***A SKETCH ***

Our lovely Miss Sharon has given us a sketch to work with this week! I am so glad that she does this every so often because I don't use them as a guide as often as I should. I made this tote bag for a friend's daughter and I needed a card to go with it. SO scroll down to see my contribution to this week's challenge.


Don't forget to check out Sharon's blog HERE for the link to Mr. Linky if you want to play along.


Be sure to check out the design team's wonderful sketchy sketches.

Clare - CLARE'S CREATIONS - our guest designer this month
My card has yellow card base and some fabulous paper that I found in my bit bin.. I ALWAYS try to use papers from my bit bin. The image is from Whipper Snapper Designs, colored with Copics and the sentiment is from PTI!! Super simple..!!

Have a fabulous weekend everyone!! My older son leaves for Africa this weekend and we are celebrating with him and his girlfriend and my younger son and his girlfriend.
Enjoy this fabulous weather***

Giveaway Winners***

Hi everyone!!
Well we have two winners. I just stuck everyone's name in a hat and here they are...
MARINEMOMOF2
AND
NANCY R.
You are the lucky ones for today's giveaway!!
Send me an email with your address and I will send your stamp set out to you ASAP!!
Congratulations!!

2010-07-14

A Giveaway***

It's time for a summer giveaway*** I have two Papertrey Ink Limited Edition Anniversary Sets up for grabs. I am going to pick two winners randomly.
This giveaway will be over at 5 pm Thursday July 15th... So enter NOW!!!


It's a great little set and even though this isn't a fabulous picture whoever wins them will be pleased.

2010-07-08

SSNOTIME147***CHRISTMAS IN JULY***



Well I tell ya! I could use a few flakes right about now... The heat and humidity have been NUTS up here !!





So this week's challenge is courtesy of Deb Neerman and you guessed it!! Christmas!!


Get out the songs, your very best Christmas stamps and get started on your Christmas card collection!



Mine is staying true to our STAMP SIMPLY CHALLENGE. It literally took me less than 10 minutes to make. Dark blue cardstock, white cardstock, snowflake stamp and sentiment from Stampendous, dark blue ink. Stamp the snowflake on the large piece of white randomly and then add one snowflake to a smaller piece with the sentiment. I added some clear gemstones for a little bling!!
SIMPLE SIMPLE!!

Check out Sharon's blog here for all the deets and add your name to Mr. Linky if you play along!

Check out all the other design team members creations too***

AJ - THE WILLOW GARDEN
Deb - DREAM IN COLOR
Jenny - ONE KRAFTY KAT
Barb - PAPER PURSUITS
Barb – EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER
Deb – PAPER, INK, SCISSORS, STAMPS
Clare - CLARE'S CREATIONS - our guest designer for the month

Me - I am going to take a dip in the pool!!

2010-07-05

SHARING***



Just a few pictures from our fishing trip this
past weekend.

We had SUCH a good time!!!












































































2010-07-01

SSNOTIME146***STARS AND STARS AND MORE STARS***

Hi everyone! We are playing with stars for today's STAMP SIMPLY CHALLENGE!! Any kind of stars you want*** Stamped stars, punched stars, painted stars***

Check out my starry card***





I used cream and Hawaiian Shores cardstock from PTI and a star stamp from Verve..

I used Hawaiian Shores ink and stamped the star, popping one up with dimensionals and adding a few gemstones for interest!! I also added a tie-on of satin ribbon and a little tag*** I just printed "happy birthday" on the tag with my own little hand!!!

Check out our design team's creations and say hello to Clare and goodbye to Julia***
Thanks for playing with us this past month Julia!!


AJ - THE WILLOW GARDEN
Deb - DREAM IN COLOR
Jenny - ONE KRAFTY KAT
Barb - PAPER PURSUITS
Barb – EXPLORE, DREAM, DISCOVER
Deb – PAPER, INK, SCISSORS, STAMPS
Clare - CLARE'S CREATIONS - Our guest designer for July***

And I do apologize for my lack of posts lately but it is Summertime in the City and the weather is just TOO nice to be sitting in the basement where there isn't a window...

Have a great weekend everyone and thanks for stopping in***