Wednesday, July 23, 2014

I Would also like to share with you some info about Young Living Essential Oils - they are fabulous !!!

please go to the website and check out all the oils that are available - they are natural and 100% pure .

New Stampin UP projects ...

it's been a really longggggg time since i updated this blog - so here goes...

here's a couple of cards I made with my local Stampin UP demonstrator group...

Use standard card size – half of 8 1/2x11 sheet – scored and folded in half.  
Black layer – cut 3 ¾” x 5
White layer – cut 3 ½” x 4 ¾”
Stamp swoop from Work of Art in Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, re-stamp without re-inking with Hello Honey (2nd generation technique), then Lost Lagoon
Stamp tree from Serene Sillouettes in black Staz-on ink.
Stamp your choice of greeting  in black Staz-on ink.

Gorgeous Grunge, Sketched Birthday, Papillon Potpourri & Off the Grid stamp sets
Smokey Slate & Whisper White card stock
Smokey Slate, Strawberry Slush & Night of Navy ink pads
Bitty Banner Framelits Die
Elegant butterfly punch

Cut Whisper White to standard card size - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", score & fold in half.  
Cute Smokey Slate mat to 4 x 5 ¼”.
Cut White to 3 ¾” x 5”.  Stamp spots from Gorgeous Grunge in Smokey Slate, Night of Navy and Strawberry Slush – some 2nd generation for variation. Stamp off the grid in Smokey Slate.
Stamp butterflies from Papillon Potpourri in Night of Navy and Strawberry Slush onto a White scrap of card stock.  Punch out with Elegant Butterfly punch.  Apply with Dimensionals.
Stamp Happy Birthday from Sketched Birthday onto White & cut with framelit from Bitty Banner Framelits dies.  Add sparkles or pearls for accents . Apply with Dimensionals.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Bombs Away Birthday Set

Stampin' Up! has just released another clear Photopolymer stamp set!

The Bombs Away Birthday Photopolymer Stamp Set is $13.95 and you can order it starting today .... by using item #133411.  You'll need Clear Block C & D for these images.
So glad to see these humorous stamps many of you have been wishing for!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

NEW recipe to try - Oven Tacos !!!

Oven Tacos

Thought we'd give these oven tacos a try, something new. Actually the thought of having it half way assembled sounded pretty good, it's hard to fill a taco shell sometimes, especially little hands. This way the meat mixture and cheese is baked into the shell so spillage is eliminated. A bonus to these delicious tacos is the shell doesn't crack all over the place when eating either. I read in comments that some turned out soggy, but mine did not, I guess I let the meat mixture cook down a little more? The shells will be softer but not in a bad way. We loved them, the meat mixture was very good.

Oven Tacos
adapted from Blog Chef

2 lbs ground beef (or turkey/chicken)
1 small onion diced
1 small can diced green chilies
1 recipe for Homemade taco seasoning (below)
1 (8 ounce) can low sodium tomato sauce
1 (16 ounce) can fat free refried beans
2 cups shredded reduced fat Colby-jack cheese
18-20 hard taco shells {if gluten free, be sure they are}

Optional Condiments-
Lettuce (shredded)
Tomato (diced)
Sour Cream
Olives, sliced 

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 

In a large skillet brown ground beef and onion over medium-high heat. Drain off any excess liquid. Return to pan, add chilies, refried beans, tomato sauce, and taco seasoning. Mix well and cook for a few minutes if mixture seems runny.

Spoon the taco meat mixture into the taco shells and place into a 9 x 13 inch baking dish, standing up. Sprinkle cheese over the top of the taco meat in each shell. Place into the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until the cheese has melted and the tacos are heated through.
Remove from the oven and top with any optional condiments for serving.

Taco Seasoning
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon black pepper

In a small bowl, mix all together. Store in an airtight container.
I used all of this on 2 lbs of ground meat with a little water mixed in.

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Now - CLEAR Stamps from Stampin UP

Stampin UP is introducing a new line of clear stamps - they are photopolymer - i have a set and they stamp great !

You will want to give them a try - and stay tuned for more additions later this year !

This is the newest thing from Stampin UP - it's a delightful book - that you can personalize in your own style !  Check it out !

This is another item that will be in the new Annual Catalog when it arrives, BUT,  Stampin Up Has placed a special order starting today, through April 30th.
#131268 – Epic Day – This and That Journal $10.95
#130814 – Epic Day – This and That Designer paper $10.95
#130133 – Remember This and That Rotary Stamp $5.95
#131271 – Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers #4.95
#131269 – Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape #4.95
#133350 – EPIC DAY – THIS AND THAT BUNDLE – all 5 items listed above – $32.08 **15% discount
This bundle is only available until April 30th.

You can order direct from my webpage -    or send me an email and I'll help you order it .  Can't wait to see it in person !

Friday, November 2, 2012

My new socks

Just finished knitting these babies !  Love them - can't wait to wear them !!!