Sunday, August 19, 2018

more folded books

I've been working more folded books and thought I'd share them with you.  The first one is one I made for a sister. 

This is one I made for my grandsons

and this last one is one I'm donating to an auction that raises money for the local animal shelter.  I'm currently working on one that is dog themed. 

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Flower Quartette

Here's a card I made using another new die.  I really love the simplicity of it.  

Here's one I made with just one of the flowers from the same die set.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Winter Holly

I recently  joined a two card swap and the theme was Christmas.  I made a background of different hues of blue distress inks and then used some white texture paste on a snowflake stencil.  Once that was dry, I used the same stencil and a damp baby wipe to create more subtle snowflakes. 
I used a new die of a holly branch stretching across three windows and fixed it to the background layer.  Then I just added some little red berries and some sequins and stamped a greeting. 

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Spirit infused barbecue sauce

Hi everyone.  Part of my Kroger mission was to use this new spirit infused barbecue sauce. Kroger sent me a free jar of Private Selection Kentucky Bourbon craft barbecue sauce, several recipes, and some coupons to share.   I chose to make some barbecue thighs in the oven.  I know it would be much tastier grilling them, but my grill is out of commission at the moment.  I have to say though that this sauce is out of this world delicious!  I baked the chicken at 400° for 25 minutes and then I turned the oven to 425° and basted the thighs with the barbecue sauce and baked them for 7 minutes.  Then I flipped the thighs and basted them again and baked for another 7 minutes.    I continued basting and flipping every 7 minutes until the chicken was cooked through. This creates the wonderful charred bits that you get when grilling!  I couldn't resist licking my fingers every time I flipped the thighs.  This stuff is delicious, and I will use it on so many things.  

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Birthday Elephants

I just love elephants for birthday cards for some reason.  Here are three I've made recently. 

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Outlawz Tulip Border

Hi everyone!  The Freebie Progressive Challenge at the Outlawz is up!  This month we were given the beautiful Tulip Border from Sheepski Designs.  I really enjoyed working with this beautiful image.

I debossed some of the tulips from the back to give some dimension, but it's hard to see on the computer screen.  I hope you will come look at the Outlawz and see what everyone else has done with this image, there are some really great creations. 

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

More bird cards

I just had so much fun playing with that last distressed ink background that I had to made another couple of cards.  This one is using brand new background dies.