Saturday, January 30, 2010

Cards from Love's Jan. class

Aside from the mini mailbox tins listed earier, we also completed these cards. Most of them are 3x3, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE the mini cards. They are super cute in the little mailboxes too!!!

Great shrimp & rice recipe

If you want the recipe, just send me an email. It's sooo good!

Another tin from class

Tins from class.....

Yummy lasagne!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Angel Wings...

The best cupcakes ever! I call them "Angel wings!" Better as a cake, though. My friend Terre made this years ago, and I never forgot it. I finally got around to making them. You bake a white cake as directed. After it's cooled, poke holes all through it. Pour a can of coconut cream (not coconut milk) all over. After the cream has settled into the cake, top with whip cream, sprinkle coconut and place cherries all over. The cake just melts in your mouth! The coconut isn't overwhelming and the lightness of the whipcream just makes it more dreamy!


A yummy, inexpensive way to show loved ones you're thinking of them. This is called Cowbow cookies. They are sooooo yummy! We eat these as soon as we make them. The kids and I really enjoyed making them. Plus, the kids liked it when a chocolate chip fell, b/c that meant a treat for them, lol!

This is a card I made a while back. It's not really my style, but I loved the way it pulled together. After making a ton of them, I decided next time around I am going to use the cracked glass technique for the main image.

My retro santa card we made at the class I teach at hubby's work. Santa's white part of the hat and the bottom of his shirt were heated with liquid applique to make them pop up.

A gingerbread man card made at the same class.

More cards....

Sure wish I knew how to turn the card so you can see it the correct way. In any event, this is a card from my class I teach at hubby's work. We embosssed the silver paper and the tree, followed by using a scalloped punched edge.

Don't fault me for my sewing. What I had in mind looked better, but you get the general drift. This too, is a card from class at hubby's work. The model is called Patchwork. Supposed to resemble a quilting type card.

Ok, here's a card that didn't make the cut for class. I liked the card, but wasn't "feeling" it. Not sure yet what's missing, but I'm keeping it in mind for next years cards....which I will start soon.

Yet another card from class, this was a harder card. It's called a shaker card. When you shake up the card, "snow" (microbeads) swirl all around the snowman.

Another card that I didn't include for the card class. This was a vellum sheet that I stamped and embossed the images on. I turned the vellum over to color in the snowman hat and scarf so the image wouldn't be so bold. I like the concept, but think perhaps a baby blue card would have looked better. Maybe next year, we'll see.

More cards

This snowman card is one of my favorites, but takes a super, super long time to do. I usually only make 5 or so a year, lol. I just need to sit down and make a ton of them all at once.
My red/black combo was embossed with the cuttlebug. The idea was to make the card look like a present you would unwrap.

I borrowed my daughter's mint stamp for this. I love that it was simple, cute and easy.

The tree is embossed with silver powder. I wanted to layer the blue cardstock with silver paper and then another blue, but the silver cardstock is over $1 a sheet!

Not sure how to turn this image, but it's my santa card. No one gets the HO HO HO! I think it's cute!


This is the new box template that's my current favorite. The cards inside are identical to the outside of the box. I love it b/c it's already a wrapped present!

For any of you who think cornbread is just for the birds, you haven't tried Western Sweet cornbread. It is AWESOME! Light, fluffy and sweet. YUMMY!

This is a card that is pretty time consuming, but I love it. The foam on the cup is liquid applique that I applied and then used a heat gun, and topped with a dash of glitter.

My 2nd practice at working with Royal icing. That's a lot of work! My sister in law, Jenny does hundreds of cookies and hers are picture perfect. I just don't have the patience!

Aspen had a birthday party to go to. We decided to make her friend Sierra a necklace and bracelet. I hope she liked it.

My cousin Mindy had her baby boy. For her gift, I made the birth announcements.