"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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Christmas In July

Wow!!!  It's the 28th already and that means the Calendar Girls are posting their creations.  Our hostess, Carol, chose the theme Christmas in July.  The card I made is one I cased from a card I made last year at stamp club.  But I thought it was such a great Christmas card.  And I have the pieces stamped and cut for many, many more so that I can send them out in December for our family card this year. 

I used:  Always Artichoke, River Rock and Very Vanilla Cardstock (SU); Artichoke Seam Binding (SU); Penant Parade and Heard from the Heart stamp sets (SU); small heart from the three heart paper punch (retired SU).  It is hard to see in this photo but I did use a Cuttlebug embossing folder on the vanilla cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by and please check out all the Calendar Girls' Christmas creations (see my sidebar).

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Barbeque Babes!

It's time for another round of the Dueling Darlings.  The Dazzlers and Divas are HOT!, HOT!, HOT!  this month dueling it out with the wonderful summer theme of cookouts!!! 

Darlene, was the hostess this month for the Dazzlers and she sent an awesome and overflowing kit.

The kit included:
Image is from Art Impression's "Golden Oldies series, entitled BBQ Couple  (isn't it fun?!)
DP:  Karen Foster Designs: Food & Family Collage; Ants on Parade; Barbecue Bash
DP: Reminisce:  Picnic Parade; Grill Master
Stickers:  Reminisce:  Backyard Bash
Other misc. embellishments are from my stash here, no particular vendor

I did have every intention of making a couple more cards.  There was so much goodness in Darlene's kit I definitely could have made three cards at least.  Of course, even though I had great plans, I only got one card made.  Here it is:

We were also asked by our hostess, to post a favorite receipe to take along to cookouts.  Here is one that is very simple and loved by everyone:

Raspberry Jell-O Salad:
1 Large Box of Sugar Free Raspberry Jell-O
1 10 oz. package frozen raspberries
2 C. boiling water

Add boiling water to Jell-O and mix until dissolved.  Pour raspberries into large glass measuring cup and add cold water until measures 2 cups. 

Stir frozen raspberries/water mixture into  Raspberry Jell-O and stir.  Pour into Jell-O mold and refrigerate until set.  (Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.)  When ready to serve, garnish with Cool Whip and serve.   

Thanks for stopping by.  Please be sure to visit all the Darlings websites to see their creations (see my sidebar).