Friday, February 6, 2009

Some Cards

So, once again it's been a while since I've posted, but here I am! We've had a rough start to the year, but the weather is finally warming up and hopefully it will get better!

I haven't done much crafting lately, and I've also been lax on taking pics, but here are two cards I've made recently.

This first one I made needed to include embossing somewhere - so I embossed the background in silver from a clear stamp set I have from Pat Catan's or something. I used stickles to accent the candles on the cake too.

This second card I created from a card kit I made for a swap on SCS. I used blender pens to color in the image. I've just recently this last year started to use DP on my cards. I think it adds a nice touch, and if you have any leftovers from scrapping, it's a nice way to use them up since you don't need a lot for a card.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Strange Things Happen in this House

Yes, this is my son. He takes after his Daddy. I had to share this because I was laughing so hard when I took it (and he was wondering what was wrong with me?)! We had just gotten back home from a birthday party, and he was enjoying his goodies. (By the way, the thing in his mouth is a ring pop). But I think the glasses make the outfit....:)

House Mouse Card

I made this card from a card kit I put together for a swap. I love this stamp (or most house mouse stamps for that matter!) I've been using a lot of browns lately too and love how the pink and brown go together. The paper is Heidi Grace I believe; it's double sided (you can see the other side in the bottom picture, which is the inside of the card.) The ribbon is SU Chocolate Chip grosgrain, the brads are brown also. The cotton ball is highlighted with stickles.

I've only recently started making the gate-fold cards, but they are so cute and are a break from the standard.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Fake-Out Rotisserie Chicken

This is a great recipe I got from Stephanie's blog. It's a takeoff of the rotisserie style chickens you get from the grocery store. We love it!

Here's the basic mix:

--2 tsp kosher salt
--1 tsp paprika
--1 tsp onion powder
--1/2 tsp dried thyme
--1 tsp Italian seasoning
--1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
--1/2 tsp black pepper

Rub onto any chicken cut of your choice, grill it, broil it, throw it in the crockpot all day. Any way - it's delicious!