Saturday, March 29, 2008

A Tiny Card...

I made this little card for a friend of mine at church.
It is not a traditional Birthday type card but I loved the sentiment so I had to use it!
The little dough-nut was made with sculpty clay and topped off with glass glitter.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Another Birthday Card!

I made this card for the student leader that helps in my Sunday school class. I used a picture of Wednesday that I took in our backyard.
For the all over blue-hue I used a wash of pearl-ex and glazing medium. The white just looked to.....well..white!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Easter

Here is another Easter card I made. The glitter is glass...I love the way it looks like sugar.
Keely found these little chicks with the hats on and just had to have them. I must say they do make great subjects:)!
Happy Easter!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Happy Spring Y'all!

Here is a card I made...I was having fun taking pictures of some little chicks I bought. I am a sucker for cute little things. Keely is too. We named the chick in this photo Bernard. What a sweet little guy, he posed for his pictures without complaining.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Another Tasty Dish!

Another Poblano recipe! I love a casserole type dish that can be eaten more then once.
This is a little different then previous dishes because the cornmeal adds a whole new flavor!

Stuffed Poblanos

1 28oz can whole tomatoes in puree
1 jalapeno chile minced (optional)
2 small onions chopped
3 garlic cloves (I used the minced ones in a jar)
salt and pepper
1 19oz can black beans rinsed and drained (I used 2)
½ cup yellow cornmeal
1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
1 tsp ground cumin
4 large poblano chiles, halved lengthwise, stems intact, ribs and seeds removed

Preheat oven to 425. In a blender combine tomatoes, jalapeno, half the onions, and 2 whole garlic cloves/ Puree. Season with salt. Pour sauce in 9x13 baking dish. Set aside.
***You could probably use enchilada sauce and that would be just fine.

In a medium bowl, combine beans, cornmeal, ½ cup cheese, remaining onion, minced garlic, cumin, and ¾ cup of water. Season with salt and pepper.

Dividing evenly, stuff poblano halves with bean mixture; place in top of sauce in baking dish. Sprinkle poblanos with remaining ½ cup of cheese:
Cover baking dish tightly with foil.

Bake until poblanos are tender, about 45 min. uncover and cook 10-15 minutes more until sauce has thickened and cheese has melted.
Let cool a few minutes before you scoop it out.

Monday, March 17, 2008


This was a little project...A headband for Wednesday! thought this would be easy, but I think my tools suck. By the time I hacked away at the wire it was a bit small..Oh well, pretty good for a first try!
I got this idea from this tutorial.
Thanks willynillywaterlily!

Dress Making....

I made this dress for Wednesday, so I thought I would post it! I wish I could say I sewed this but I used fabric tac and velcro!!! I am happy with how it turned out. I had just enough scrap fabric to complete it. The straps are ribbon, but you can't see it that well.

In the second photo, you can see she is wearing a sweater...We borrowed this from Gabriella, Keely's Highschool Musical Barbie!!


Thursday, March 13, 2008

Birthday Card...

This is a Birthday card for my Grandma.
The cupcake in the picture was a 7up cupcake from Henry's market...YUMMY!!!
The felt flower I bought on ETSY and added the button. The scallops at the bottom are done with a punch and a glitter note card!


I painted a bunch of backgrounds for some cards and plain ol' art that I plan on doing really soon.
I have taken some fun pictures so I used colors with those photos in mind.
I love the way these turned out, I almost hate to add anything to them...almost.

Materials used:
Acrylic paint, Pearl Ex, Lumiere, stamp pads, watercolor and chipboard.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

What's For Dinner....?

This is another modified recipe from Cooking Light. The original recipe can be found here.

Penne with Spinach, and Buttery Crumb Topping

8 ounces French bread or bread crumbs which is MUCH easier....
Cooking spray
3/4 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup all-purpose flour (about 1 1/2 ounces)
3 cups non-fat milk, divided
1 cup half-and-half
6 cups chopped fresh spinach
1 cup grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
I have no idea where to get this so I used jack, mozzarella and Asiago I probably used more then one cup too....
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
8 cups hot cooked penne (about 1 pound uncooked tube-shaped pasta)
1/4 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 425°.

Place bread in a food processor; pulse 10 times or until coarse crumbs measure 4 cups; set aside.
I used Panko bread crumbs..and it was not more then 2 cups, 4 is overkill!!

Heat a large nonstick saucepan over medium-high heat. Coat with cooking spray. Add onion, and garlic; sauté 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Place flour in a small bowl; gradually add 3/4 cup milk, stirring until smooth. Add flour mixture, remaining milk, and half-and-half to pan; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 minutes or until thick, stirring constantly. Add spinach; cook 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in cheese, salt, and pepper, stirring until cheese melts.

Place pasta in a large bowl. Add sauce mixture to pasta; toss well. Spoon mixture into a 13 x 9-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine breadcrumbs and butter; toss well. Sprinkle over pasta mixture.

Bake at 425° for 6 minutes or until crumbs are lightly browned.


So it's that time again.....
OWL's word for this week is TIME!!
As I was flipping through Shape magazine all I saw was flat abs...Ok, right, its shape magazine but I was laughing to myself at how many pictures of toned abs there was..geez. It got me to thinking too, my daughter is on an eating strike lately and when she is not eating she is pretty much unbearable. So maybe the world would be a happier place if we just ate a fricken doughnut every once in awhile. Go ahead, It's your first step in a happier tomorrow....

Paint and gloss medium..with a little Lumiere to add sparkle, a felt doughnut, transparents tape, stamps and alphabet cutters dipped in paint..

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I hate to admit this...

I tried the McDonalds Iced Vanilla Coffee today. I really hate McDonalds, but Keely and I go once a week for our lunch out. We have cheeseburgers without meat...! I am a little worried about where the milk comes from, but I put that aside to try the drink...bad idea..
IT"S CRAZY DELICIOUS!!!!! Oddly it is not horrifyingly bad for you AND its cheap-o-rama!!!
I took this pic in my car.. Yes, mom, I was at a stop light.
I thought it was great lighting!!

Fun with Blythe...

Ok, this random 15 minute parking sign was sitting across the street from my house..totally ghetto, I awesome photo op!
Poor Wednesday got dragged across the street to take photos. I could not get the angles right so my neighbor and I carried the giant sign into my yard and put it on top of my wall. Her idea all the way! Thanks Tandra!!
I had to lay on the ground to take the picture but I like how it turned out.
I think Wednesday is saying "Have I been her 15 minutes yet?"