"I long to accomplish a great and noble task,
but it is my chief duty to accomplish small
tasks as if they were great and noble."
Helen Keller

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Spooktacular Calendar Girls' Challenge

The Calendar Girls were challenged this month to make a Halloween themed card.  We had to use purple on our card.  We needed to have three layers, one of which was DP.  We also needed to use two embellishments and one had to be glitter.

As some of you know, my oldest loves her tarantula, so when I saw the spider DP from SU...I had to get it and do something with it.  I found the great punch art spiders on SCS.  I used Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock.  I ran the spider DP through my spider web embossing folder also from SU and added a GLITTER glue smile to Spidey.  I colored my linen thread with white craft ink and hung the little bugger from a white brad.  The sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Our wonderful hostess, Tami, also wanted us to share what is our favorite candy to find in our trick-or-treat bag and a fun thing we do for Halloween.  We really don't celebrate Halloween as some do, but we do take our kids to a Fall Festival at their school.  My favorite candy...hmmm...I do like chocolate.  But at this time of year...I really want to find me some candy corn in my trick-or-treat bag (she says as she pops one into her mouth.)  YUM!
Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the Calendar Girls' spooktacular creations.  You can find their blogs in my sidebar.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Time to Duel

YAY!!! I am on time for this duel! The card on my blog today is for another round of the Dueling Darlings. A group of blogging and card making friends who have it out each month with a friendly card making competition.

The hostess this month for the Dazzlers was Darlene. And what an absolutely awesome kit she sent her team. Oh my, there was so much goodness in this kit I probably could have made several cards. The kit included the stamped image from a SU set called Sweet Seasons (colored with my Copics); DP from The Paper Studio, "All Seasons" and "All Seasons II" and from DCWV "The Natural." Embellishments included silk leaves from The Paper Studio; fall die cuts from K and Company; brads (used for the wagon wheels) and Balsa Wood ovals to have fun with!
So here is my card, both front and inside....

I did stamp my sentiment from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes onto a small Balsa Wood oval and set it off with the punched scallped oval and die cut leaves behind it. 

I also made a pumpkin from the remaining Balsa Wood ovals, that I will use on another creation.  I stamped the ovals with Pumpkin Pie ink and used punches to make the stem and leaf. 

Darlene also asked that we post our favorite fall recipe.  I think one thing I really start making a lot of this time of year and through the winter is chili!  So here is an easy and delicious chili recipe:

Brown: 1 lbs ground beef, 1-2 stalks of chopped celery  and 1 1/4 C chopped onion; once browned:  add 1 large can Tomato Soup and 1 large can beans and cook 10 minutes.
Make a paste out of the following:
1 1/2-2 TB chili powder; 1 TB flour; 1 tsp. salt; 3 TB water.  Stir paste into chili and simmer 45 minutes.  (I also brown the beef, celery and onion and then throw that and the remaining ingredients in my crock pot on low for the day and it turns out great!)

Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the Darlings creations.  See my sidebar for their blogs!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sisterhood September Challenge - Making the Grade

Our Sisterhood September challenge from Jeanette this month was to create a card using school supplies.  The card could also have a school theme although it didn't have too but the main challenge was to use school supplies to create the card. 

I used Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze and White cardstock.  My DP is from Cloud 9 Design.  My image of the little school girl is from SU's Greeting Card Kids.  My sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes and I used SU's new Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch.  I colored my image with my Copics.  For my school supplies...I used a brown lunch bag and embossed with my Cuttlebug Numbers embossing folder.  The flower is made using SU's Floral Fusion Sizzlits and cut out of paper from a Kindergarten writing tablet (remember the paper with the wide blue lines and the dotted line through the middle?) and glued together with a glue stick.  How's that for some school supplies?  LOL!! 

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.