MojoMonday - Sketch 61

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Yeah! I had time to squeeze in another sketch before we move!!! This is the Mojo Monday sketch that can be found HERE.

I have been trying to use up some of my CTMH papers (new ones are coming soon!) so, these cards I used the Boom-Di-Ada paper pack, my Stickease are used for the scallopped bottom and the tag, hollyhock twill and colonial white twill were used behind the tag and a hollyhock concho and garden green brad were used in the tags. Additionally I stamped Happy Birthday using Octobers SOM - Annotations in Barn Red ink, I also distressed the edges using the Barn Red ink. Enjoy!

TMTT - Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Monday, November 17, 2008

Yesterday I was in the mood for some soup - probably because of our little Florida coldsnap... which is preparing us for the coldness of Atlanta... I found this recipe on for this Slower Cooker Chicken Taco Soup and made it last night - I took this picture after I added some cheese, chips and sour cream... YUMMY!!!!

You can find the recipe HERE

As always check out Blessed with Grace's Blog for more yummy recipes!

Friday - TECC & AmyR Sketches!

Friday, November 14, 2008

TGIF! This week has flown by... what else is new? I spent a few days at my parents house with my sister and niece it was nice to see them before we move :) The moving van is coming in a week - oh, my! We are pretty much ready since they will be doing the packing for us and we just have to make sure we set aside what we'll need for a week or two until we move into the new house - fun stuff! Well, I think tonight is my last opportunity to play in my scrapbook room so I am taking advantage while my DH is out having some beers with a friend... Today is Friday so I have 2 sketches for you :) TECC and AMYR - I decided to go nice and simple tonight... do you like them???

TECC Recipe
Paper - CTMH Creative Basics Evensong, Cranberry Cardstock, Colonial White Cardstock
Sticker - Families... is a sticker from the Evensong My Stickease pack
Accessories - CTMH square bling and CTMH Colonial White brads
Ink - CTMH Olive used to distress the edges

AMYR Recipe
Paper - CTMH Colonial White Cardstock
Stamps - Snowflakes are CTMH Feathery Flakes and sentiment is CTMH Festive Thoughts
Ink - CTMH Juniper, Crystal blue and Indian Corn blue
Accessories - used Liquid Glass and mini bling on snowflakes

TECC41 - Sketch Challenge

Monday, November 10, 2008

Another sketch challenge! This one is from Taylored Expressions... she has a new sketch every Friday. This is from 11/7 - I was hoping to do it over the weekend but I had no time for playing this weekend it flew by too fast! So, this is #41 (The TECC stands for Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge, you don't have to use cupcakes!) I hope you like it...

Stamps are from My Favorite Things, Serenity Now
Paper is from CTMH, Perfect Day, Tulip Cardstock
Ink is CTMH, Cocoa
Sticker in corner, brads (sorbet) and scalloped sissors used are CTMH

Amy R's Friday Sketch #45

Friday, November 7, 2008

TGIF! I decided to try another sketch challenge... they are so fun! I hope I can keep this up although there will be a few weeks while I am moving that I won't get to play but hopefully I can get back into the swing of things fast! This sketch is from Amy at

Recipe - I used the Junkitz Salsa papers and chipboard for this card and CTMH black ink to distress the edges.

Card - Enchanted Blessings

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Hello! I made this card a few days ago and was going to wait til it was closer to Thanksgiving but... I didn't have anything else to post today and I have been on a roll all week so didn't want to miss a day :) This card is made with all CTMH product. Below are the supplies... Enjoy!

Paper - Enchanted Paper Pack, Smokey Plum and Sunflower cardstock
Cuttlebug was used on the Smokey Plum paper using the dots embossing folder (Thanks Joni!!!)
Stamps - Give Thanks (D1110)- I watercolored them with our watercolor pencils (not a great job, I need to buy some Copic's!)
Brad - Sunflower and Ribbon - Garden Green
Ink - Archive Black

TMTT - Sweet & Sassy Pumpkin Seeds

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Today is Tuesday - I am here to Tempt Your Tummy! I have been trying to do recipes on Tuesdays (got the idea from my SIL Kari, from this blog, I think I missed a few Tuesdays... anyways... we didn't carve our pumpkin this year, just left it plain - that meant that I still had seeds in there :) I have never tried or really heard of eating pumpkin seeds but a coworker of mine brought some in last week and they were yummy. I then saw this recipe on this blog, and decided to try it... Here are a few pictures and let me tell you they are yummy!

1 medium pumpkin
5 Tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp.salt
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
Pinch of cayenne pepper, to taste
1 1/2 Tbsp. peanut oil

Preheat oven to 250 F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Cut pumpkin open from the bottom, removing seeds with a long-handled spoon. Separate flesh from seeds, and reserve the flesh for another use (that over-achiever Martha would like for you to save it to make pie filling). Pumpkin should yield 1 cup seeds. Spread seeds on parchment in an even layer. Bake until dry, stirring occasionally, about 1 hour. Let cool.

In a medium bowl combine 3 tablespoons sugar, salt, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne. Heat peanut oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add pumpkin seeds and remaining 2 tablespoons sugar. Cook until sugar melts and pumpkin seeds begin to caramelize, about 45 to 60 seconds. Transfer to bowl with spices, and stir well to coat. Let cool. These may be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Mojo Monday - Sketch 59

Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Monday! I have never really done a sketch before let alone off someones blog... I've been wanting to because they always look so good! Well, this morning I decided to go for it!!! This Sketch is #59 off the Poetic Artistry blog ( she posts a new one every Monday :) So, here is the sketch and here is my card that I made. I used all CTMH products on this card. The background paper is from Perfect Day (in the new catalog - do you need a new Winter catalog? LMK ) The flower and One of a Kind is actually stickers from the Perfect Day My Stickease set. I used clear buttons and mounted them on Juniper cardstock (new color!) and used natural hemp to tie thru the buttons, also everything is distressed using cocoa ink - I hope you like :)

November CTMH SOM!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Another great SOM from CTMH! All Decked Out - D1308, only available during November!
I made these 2 cards using all CTMH product except the background is done with the cuttlebug embossing folder with snowflakes (Thanks Joni for letting me borrow!) I also got the inspiration for this card from other CTMH consultant but I changed it quite a bit :) The first card I used Sweet leaf and blush and the second card I used 2 of our new colors, Juniper and creme brulee - not sure which one is my favorite... Enjoy!!!