Wednesday, 7 May 2014
Saturday, 1 February 2014
I’m in the middle of moving, and almost all of my craft items are packed (EGADS!). In the back of my mind I’ve been thinking about how I was going to make a card with so little available to me to use… thankfully I had a bunch of scrap cardstock available, as well as some old “cut” scraps.
The card base is an ivory cardstock from Staples. (Cover stock actually, as I find that is the thickest my laserjet printer can print on). The card is a 1/4 fold size (4.25 x 5.5 inches).
The blue card stock was embossed with Crafts-Too Embossing Folder “Daisy & Swirl”, and distressed by gently trying to rub a silver ink pad on top and rubbing gently with paper towel.
The red polka-dot paper was actually a scrap piece from another project I had cut a bracket frame out of (don’t you just love keeping scraps! They come in so handy!).
Now, if I would have had all my craft supplies available (even my Silhouette cutter is packed!), I would have made a better bracket shaped “You’re Invited” shape, but you get the idea of how easy it could be with just a couple of pieces of paper can inspire a neat card.
Here is an example of what you could change the card into with these “shapes”
Enjoy! And remember the challenge at the Card a Day Blog too!
Friday, 24 January 2014
Tomorrow I go there to attend my Mom's memorial service. It will be bitter sweet to attend. She fought a brave battle with cancer. I hope that if I ever face that battle, that I will do it with such calm determination that she had. Sweet, because I know she is now at peace and out of pain.
My niece Tina, and Aunty Joy did a wonderful job on her obituary:
I wrote another poem for Mom... it is very rough around the edges, and I don't know if I will ever try to polish it up so that the rhythm is better. I don't think doing that matters, as I was just writing down memories of what made my Mom, Mom... a classy lady that I hope I reflect as I grow older myself.
Monday, 13 January 2014
fighting for time
the family near
talking so softly
of things they hold dear
things they have done
where they are going
where they've come from
The joy and the sorrow
of the final goodbyes
sad thankful tears
for the peace obtained
as the last soft breath
brings . . . silence.
Sunday, 5 January 2014
Sorry for the delay in getting the first card of the year for the Card a Day Blog up! I’m in the middle of a move, and slept through my alarm this morning.
So, this is an example of what type of card you can do in under 1 hour, from design to finish.
I did it as a simple print and cut (but I cut it, as it was really simple). I chose some plaid and plain hearts and a vinyl expression that touched me (thinking of hubby). Print them out and adhered them to a blue card base. I think you can see that the hearts are on dimensional tape, where the expression is just taped down with double sided tape.
Sometimes love is simple too, no?
Sunday, 15 December 2013
I used a 6"x12" piece of white cardstock, and folded it to make a 6" square card. I had some neat plastic like wrapping/tissue paper with blue and silver snowflakes on it, and cut that to 5 1/2 " square, and glued it onto the base. Then there is a 3 1/2" square of white vellum that frames a 3 1/2" circle that I printed a cute snowman and the Season's Greetings phrase on. The snowman just bursts out a hello I think! For the inside I actually cut a 5 7/8" square of paper, and stamped with a versa pad and used silver embossing powder for the sentiment... one of the rare times I actually put something inside a card! I've really got to get back to doing that more often!
I tried to show how the snowflake paper is almost iridescent... hard to show in photos sometimes!
Enjoy your holidays! This is my last card until the New Year, and the last card of the year for the Card a Day Blog, as we start our winter break there tomorrow! Take good care, and keep crafting!
Saturday, 14 December 2013
- 4 cups fine, dry bread crumbs (or mixture of crackers or cornflakes and bread crumbs)
- 2 cups panko bread crumbs (I had these, and wanted some extra crunch in my mix)
- 1 heaping Tbsp Mrs Dash
- 1 heaping Tbsp Kirkland No Salt Seasoning (I prefer this blend, there is no citrus taste like Mrs Dash)
- 1 Tbsp Paprika
- 1 tsp Roasted Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 1/4 cups Parmesan Cheese (approx.)
- 1/3 cup oil
Simply mix up in a large bowl, and store in a sealed container.
1/4 scant cup of mix per piece of chicken or pork. Shake together in a plastic bag and bake @ 375 d. F. until done.
Another great use for this mix is to sprinkle on top of casseroles instead of crushed potato chips... really adds some color and great taste!I made a large mayonnaise jar (1 1/2 quart) in about 15 minutes. I like doing this so much I printed the recipe and stuck it to the jar... Enjoy, this staple - it is so cheap to make compared to the store bought, and you can customize it to suit your taste too!