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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Baby Boy Card

    We have about 3 pregnant women at my job!! Something in the water they tell me!! LOL! We had a baby shower for one of them and I made this card for everyone to sign.

Steps:
1. Cut circles and glued them randomly on a white cardstock. Then glued that onto the top of the card.
2. Cut the word "BOY" and a star. Using distress inks add a little of blue tint to the letters.
3. Embossed a white cardstock with a polka dot design. Glued it to the bottom of the card.
4.  Glued the "baby boy" border between the 2 bigger sections. 
5. Glued star, button,bow and word "BOY". 


Materials Used:
  • Plantin SchoolBook Cricut Cartridge
  • Distress Ink-Broken China
  • 5.25X7.25 White Card
  • The paper company white cardstock- Linen Textured
  • Recollection Cardstock-- Coolwater & Preppy Beach
  • K&Company --Itsy Bitsy Adhesice Borders

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

   Another, of many, recipe I found in Pinterest Simple ingredients and quick.My husband loved it! It's very filling. 


Ingredients: 
2 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup finely chopped carrot
1 celery stick, finely chopped (feel free to add more celery if you like celery; I don't, so I don't add much)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
4 cups chicken broth (I usually use a mixture of low-sodium chicken broth and broth made with chicken soup base because it gives it such nice flavor)
2 large baking potatoes, peeled and chopped
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 cup water
2/3 cup milk
2 cups chopped broccoli
2 heaping cups shredded cheddar cheese

Melt the butter in a large soup pot.  Add onions, carrots, and celery and saute over medium heat until tender.  Add garlic and cook 1 or 2 additional minutes.  Add chicken broth and potatoes, bring to a boil, and cook until potatoes are tender.  Mix flour with water, add, and simmer until soup is slightly thickened.  Add milk and broccoli and cook until broccoli is just tender and soup is heated through.  Stir in cheese, allow to melt, and serve.
**I used 99% fat free chicken broth and low sodium. I did have to add a little bit of salt. Also, I added black pepper, oregano, parsley to taste. I did use a very small amount of bacon. **

Monday, November 5, 2012

Cookie Recipe

   I found this recipe on Pinterest and decided to share. They were super easy to make and they came out delicious. Note: they do not flatten out, so when you scoop them, that is the form they will keep.


Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies


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Ingredients:
6 ounces of softened reduced fat cream cheese
3/4 cup of softened butter
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of sugar – I used Truvia.
2 tsp of vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups + 3 tablespoons  of all purpose flour
2 cups of chocolate chips (dark 60% cocoa)



Directions:
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugars until fluffy in your stand mixer with the paddle attachment on.  Add the vanilla.  The sift all of the dry ingredients and then add to the butter mixture.  Blend but avoid over-mixing.  Add the chocolate chips and stir by hand.
Drop with scooper onto your cookie sheet.  Leave 1-2 inches in between each one.  Bake for 14-18 minutes depending on your oven.  Should be golden brown along the edges.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Anniversary

   My husband and I just celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary! Mind you this is one of 3!!! lol! Yes, we have gotten married 3 times! The first wedding is the one we really celebrate. So, I decided to do a nice golden card, something masculine. I find it a little hard doing male cards but I think this one came out good. 


Steps:
 1. Stamped background and embossed it. 
 2. Glued 4 strips of gold ribbon.
 3. Cut the #4 using my cricut, applied glossy accent  to add a nice shine.
 4. Cut out a square recycling one of my 2nd wedding cards, once #4 was dry I glued it to the gold square.
 5. Took a very thin strip of black cardstock and stamped my greeting with gold embossing powder. **It looks very light on the picture but it was clear.**




Materials:
  • Kaiser Card- Metallic Copper
  • The Stamping Place--Crackle "Antique" Background Stamp
  • VersaMark
  • Stampendous Midnight Black & Jeweled Gold Embossing Powder
  • Galena Metallic Ribbon-Gold
  • Cricut Plantin Schoolbook cartridge
  • Glossy Accents 
  • Fiskars 1 3/4 square punch 
  • Hero Arts Clear Stamp




Sunday, October 28, 2012

30th Bday Card

  Our wonderful friend Odile celebrated her 30th b-day Sept. 29th! She loves pink and i thought I would make her a nice bright, fun, sparkling card. 



Steps:

1. Cut strips of glitter cardstock to different width glued them to the black card at different distance.
2. Cut a strip of pink cardstock and stamped "Birthday Wishes".
3. Got 2 different pink shades of flowers and glued them on top of each other, took a pink button as a center.
4. Used my cricut to cut the #30 and added glitter to the #'s. Glued #30 on top of flowers.


 




Materials:

  • Recollentions Signature-Glitter Paper Pink
  • Michael's Notecard & Envelope Black
  • Pink Button
  • Prima Calypso Tin Flowers
  • Hero Arts Stamp Cleardesign Birthday Messages
  • Staz-On Jet Black 
  • Cricut Plantin SchoolBook cartridge


Saturday, October 27, 2012

Wedding Card

I made the following card for a coworker getting married. I made it a little bigger than my usual cards, since I needed the space for other coworkers to sign.

  1. I embossed a cream cardstock using my cuttlebug.
  2. Used the metallic rub-ons color kit #2 to add some bronze and gold colors to the embossed areas. 
  3. Glued embossed paper unto a dark brown cardstock.
  4. Made a "bow" using Celebrate It Sheer Creations ribbon in ivory.
  5. Used 2 Martha Stewart flowers from the Daisy Glossary kit and glued a red rhinestone from Basics in the center.
  6. Stamped "celebrate love" at the bottom front of the card. 
Card done! :-)

 


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Great News!

Hello everyone sorry AGAIN for the lack of post. I started school again, so I have been very very busy. I will be sharing a couple of cards I have made in the last couple of months. But for now just wanted to say hello! Also, our family has been blessed with the most beautiful and healthy baby girl Emma Sheth-Veses! She was born September 1st to the most wonderful parents Chirag & Veronica. So we are off to see her very soon, we cannot wait to meet her! Who is counting down?!!! lol


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

DIY Mirror

HOLA!!! So I found this great idea on pinterest (of course) and had to share it with you. My husband has already made two for our room and the guest bedroom. The only suggestion--be very careful when detaching the mirror from the plastic border. Have fun!!


 



Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Graduation Card

Hello everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful month of July. Can't believe we are done with more than half the year, crazy!!! I am showing you today a card I made for a special friend (Parvin) that graduated with an MBA from the University of Miami!!! Again very simple and fast to make. 

Materials Used:
  • Recollections Blank Card & Envelope (4inX5.5in)
  • DCWV Glitter Stack Paper 8X8
  • Cricut Cartridge Palin SchoolBook for the stars
  • Black, White & Silver Cardstock Paper for stars
  • Hero Arts All Occasions Messages Clear Stamp
Thanks for stopping by, see you soon!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Shadow Box

Hello everyone! Sorry I have been MIA for so long. I will be better and keeping up with my blog. Promise! 

Ok, so here is a project I did at the beginning of spring. It's a shadow box I made as part of my mantle decoration. It was very simple and it didn't take too long to put together.  






Materials Used:

  • Colorbook Pattern Pack--French Prep
  • Recollections Boutique Fleur
    • Mulberry Paper Mini Roses
  • Recollections 3-D Phrases
  • Recollection Pearls
  • Zots (Medium)

Friday, April 6, 2012

Baked French Toast

This is my favorite breakfast dish! It is easy to make and you can prepare it the night before. I got this recipe online and made a couple of modifications. Enjoy!!!



Ingredients:
1/2 cup melted butter (1 stick)
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup of walnuts (or whatever is your favorite)
4 eggs
1 1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cinnamon (how much is your call)

1 loaf Texas toast
Powdered sugar for sprinkling

Directions:
1. Melt butter in microwave ,add brown sugar & walnuts. Mix until all is combined.
2. Pour butter,sugar & walnut mix into bottom of 9 x 13 pan. Spread evenly on bottom of pan.
3. Beat eggs and add the milk, vanilla & cinnamon
4. Lay a single layer of Texas Toast in pan
5. Spoon 1/2 of egg mixture on bread layer
6. Add the 2nd layer of Texas Toast
7. Spoon in remaining egg mixture
8. Cover & chill in fridge overnight
9. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes
10. Sprinkle with powdered sugar