Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Celebrate Your Day

Week #77 in The Shabby Tea Room brings another fun challenge to make a card inspired by our birthstone.

This little gal is from a favorite Pink Persimmon set, Little Red Wagon. I pieced her dress and added some Antique White glitter to the trim. The hat is from a different set but seems like the perfect fit for her outfit. The sentiment is from Signature Greetings from Papertrey Ink. And the pinkish rhinestones on the bow are the birthstone part! I was born in June. The true birthstone for June is Alexandrite. Some day I hope to own one of these gems since it's my son's birthstone too.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

You are Invited

I'm happy to be able to participate in this month's hop using this super cute photo for inspiration:

For this card I used the pint-sized Friendship Jar die from Papertrey Ink. I thought it would be fun to put silverware in the jar so I stamped the image onto Papertrey Ink's silver metallic paper and trimmed it out. The sentiment is from the new Table Service set, which I so adore. I'm also posting this card to PageMap's Basicgry/Flourishes card contest using this great sketch:

Thanks so much for taking a look.

Monday, August 22, 2011

thank you

There is a sketch challenge going on over at Cosmo Cricket. Debbie Olson provided the sketch and It's a fun one. 
Here is my card, full of Cosmo Cricket goodness and a few vintage goodies.

I used the following CC papers:  Odds & Ends mini deck, Wanted mini deck, and Odds & Ends "Scraps". The polka dotted paper was stamped with Papertrey Ink's It's official notepaper stamp and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink's Tiny Tags set. I adhered some very small vintage book pages to coasters and die cut with PTI's button die. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Squares to Cherish

 We've had so much fun this summer but I'm missing my Moxie Fab World! I'm glad there was an extension on this trigger so I could get a card made.

This image is just so warm and cozy with the chenille bedspread and quilt. I always admire those vintage lockers when I see them but don't really have a spot for one. Some day.

Papertrey Ink's Quilter's Sampler is one of my favorite sets. Even though I don't use it often, I just love the simple charm of the quilt block images. The Quilter's Sampler Additions set has block images that were suggested by forum members - so fun. I embossed the white CS to mimic the chenille bedspread.
You still have time to play along with this trigger over in the Moxie Fab World. Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Raspberry Ice Cream

Interupting this paper crafting blog to share a favorite recipe.
4 cups fresh raspberries
3 cups whipping cream
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
Puree the berries in a blender, then pour through a strainer to get rid of the seeds. I use a ladle to smash the berries through.
 Add the sugar to the berries and stir until sugar is dissolved. Add the rest of the ingredients.Attach the frozen ice cream bowl to your mixer and pour the batter in. Mix for 20 minutes on setting #1.
Done! Pour into an airtight container and freeze until ice cream is hard.
This can be made in any type of ice cream maker but the KitchenAid ice cream attachment makes it so easy. Enjoy!