Sunday, December 10, 2017

More Christmas

This card was pretty easy to make.  Just die cuts, sequins, ribbon, and a pretty snowflake charm.  

Friday, December 8, 2017

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

I have been slowly working on my Christmas cards.  I ended up with three major designs that I made many of, and then a few one offs.  I will be sharing over the next few days.  First up is what I thought would be a simple design of sponging blues and a little stamping, but the sponging required that I mask or make a template so it ended up more time consuming than I originally thought it would.  In any case, I do think the end result is quite lovely.

I used Distress Inks for the sponging.  The tree and the sentiment are from Stampin Up sets, and the snowflakes are from various sets.  I added a little shimmer to the snow banks and sequins too.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Packing In The Protein

Recently I received a coupon from Kroger stores for a free bottle of Bolthouse Frams Plant Protein Milk.  It's a non-dairy milk like drink made from peas!  I know it doesn't sound appetizing, but seriously it's pretty good!  I tried the unsweetened, but they have vanilla, chocolate, and original varieties.  This "milk" has 50% more calcium than dairy milk, and 10 grams of protein per serving versus just 1 gram in almond milk.  Plus, it's vegan, non-GMO, and doesn't contain dairy, lactose, buts, soy, or gluten!

First of all I tired it alone - in a glass and drank it just like I would a glass of milk.  While it isn't exactly like milk, it decent.  Then I tried it as a creamer in my coffee.  It worked great, and it was a good feeling to know I was getting so much protein and calcium in my morning coffee.  Next I asked my husband to try it in his daily smoothie.  He has a smoothie every day with yogurt, bananas, and strawberries.  He gave me two thumbs up and said it gave his smoothie a milk shake like texture.

From there I've used it as milk substitute in my baking and cooking.  I used it in mashed potatoes, meatloaf, and cookies.  Everything has turned out perfectly and no one knows they're getting extra protein and calcium.  I highly recommend this wonderful product!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

My wish

Made two of these cards for a winter themed swap.  I cut the letters with my scan n cut and stacked them four deep. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Birthday cards

Some birthday cards I made over the weekend. 

Monday, October 30, 2017

Fall is in the air - finally!

Made a couple of Fall cards since it's started to feel more like Fall outside.  Simply stamped some leaves and sponged on some distress inks. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017

no Panko? No Problem!

I just signed up for another Kroger Mission.  This one sent me a free box of Rice Bitz cereal.  I thought a bit about how to use this other than the usual bowl of cereal with milk.  While cooking today I was cutting up some chicken and I thought I would crush some of the cereal and use it to bread some chicken nuggets.

I first dredged the chicken in seasoned flour and then dipped it in some whisked egg, and then coated with some crushed Rice Blitz cereal.  Then I pan fried the nuggets.  I served these with honey mustard dipping sauce and they were sublime!  Very crispy on the outside and tasty!  If you are ever short on bread crumbs or breading, I urge you try some crushed Rice Bitz.  Of course, if you just want a bowl of cereal they are delicious as well!