Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Thinking of You!

This week one of my a co-workers requested a card for a woman who recently retired from our group.  She isn't doing well and she wanted her to know we were all thinking of her.  Everyone will be signing it and soon she will receive it in the mail!
 
 
 
Supplies used:
KaiserCraft PS I Love - Beloved -12x12
KaiserCraft  PS I Love Ephemera Pack
BoBunny Jewels
White Card Base (5x7)
Pink Cardstock for matting
Scrapbook Adhesive Foam Squares
Double sided tape
Wink of Stella (on the roses)

 
I am happy with the results.
 


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine ATCs!

One more Valentine Post before the day is over!  I made these at the Scrapbook Zone crop on the 4th.  They were intended for a swap. Not enough time the last week to get them to the post office! 



 
 
 
 
Products: Mod Podge, DecoArt Pink Leather Paint, Little B Washi Tape, Lilac Lane Seed Beads, Authentique Pattern Paper, Metal Arrow from AlteredPages.com, also Sharpe Gold Paint Pen and old sheet music.
 
 




 
 

Will you BE MINE?

Wishing you
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY


I created a sweet Valentine using Altered Pages Victorian Valentine Collage Sheet and beautiful Petaloo Fab Flowers layered on a red card with white doily!
 
 
 
Altered Pages Victorian Valentine Collage Sheet
Glue Stick
Glue
Heart Pearl Pins
Petaloo Fab Flowers
Bakers Twine
Doily
Heart Button
Letters
Black Ink - to ink letters

 

 
This is the cutest image!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Trader Joe's Asparagus Risotto with Chicken

One of our family dinner favorites is Trader Joe's Asparagus Risotto with Chicken.  You will find the Asparagus Risotto in the frozen section of the store.

 
Ingredients:
 
Trader Joe's Asparagus Risotto - 1 package
4 Chicken tenders cooked in olive oil and cubed
10 white mushrooms
2 heaping tablespoons of grated parmesan cheese 
 
(I found all the ingredient's at my Trader Joe's in Silverdale WA)
 
 
 
 
Cook the tenders (add a little olive oil in the skillet) and cube.  Slice mushrooms and sauté in the same pan chicken was cooked in. Return the chicken to the pan once the mushrooms are sautéed.  
 
 
Empty the contents of the Trader Joe's Asparagus Risotto in the skillet and add the parmesan cheese, then stir and cook according to the instructions on the package.
 

 
3 servings

 
We serve it with a salad.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Happy Birthday DAD!

 
Took DAD to breakfast this weekend to celebrate another birthday! 
 

Holding the card I made him... This one is made from a picture I copied from a picture I picked up at a thrift store and Graphic 45 paper!  He has all the cards I made from over the years in his room!


 
We gave him a stack of vintage postcards... his favorite gift!

 
Happy Birthday Dad!!!


Saturday, February 4, 2017

ATC's for St. Patrick's Day

I created these sweet ATC's for the Altered Pages Blog. This month we are working with a GREENERY COLOR THEME my thoughts went to St Patrick's Day!!!  Altered Pages has a lot of collage sheets perfect for  ATCs so I used the Altered Pages Collage Irish Hearts for these sweet ATCs.
 
 
 


Altered Pages Collage Irish Hearts
Pattern Paper
Flowers
Glue Stick
Glue
Gold borders
Bling


 

Thursday, February 2, 2017

PARIS is Beautiful in any Color!

If you know me, you know I love Paris.  Paris is my go to theme for a lot of my art!

This month the Altered Pages Design Team will be using the Pantone color of the year: GREENERY!


Here is Paris with a touch of greenery!

Hopefully you can see the "Greenery" on my collage!



Supplies:
Canvas Board
Large sheet music
Tissue
Black ink
Mailbox Muse Paris stamps - Eiffel Tower
Gel medium
Vintage Text
Gelato - Green
Water Brush
White Flowers Petaloo
Glitter
Heart Pins
Paris words
Gold Design Stickers
Glue


On a Canvas Board paint a light green background using Gelato - Green and a  Water Brush. 

 
While the canvas board dries, stamp the Mailbox Muse Paris stamps - Eiffel Tower with Black ink on tissue.  So the ink will not run on the tissue, prepare the tissue by spraying it with an aerosol hairspray and let it dry before stamping.

 
With gel medium start layering paper on the Canvas Board, first the Vintage Text.

 
Then add a bit of large sheet music,  the words Paris and the stamped tissue.  Set aside to dry.
 

 
While the collaged papers are drying paint the white flowers green with the Gelato - Green and a  Water Brush, let dry.
 

 
Add a dash of Glitter  with the gel medium to the bottom of the canvas.

 
The Gold Design Stickers finish the top of the canvas.

 
Add the final embellishments Heart Pins and painted flowers with glue! 

 
Maybe I have inspired you to go a bit green!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Upcycle with Dixie Belle Paints

My project this week for the DIY Design Studio!  I found this vase at the thrift store... Decided it would be perfect by my front door if it looked a little more earthy!
 
I took the vase from
 
 
This
to This
With Dixie Belle Paints from DIY Design Studio
 
 Here are a few more before pictures!
 

The pictures below you can see how nicely DIXIE BELLE BUTTERCREAM PAINT goes on the metal vase.

 
 
 Once it was painted, it dried for about 2 hours.



 Then it was ready for a coat of DIXIE BELLE VAN DYKE GLAZE!



I love how it turned out!  Perfect for my entry!