Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mojo Monday Week 181 - Best Wishes

Here's my submission for this week's Mojo Monday challenge.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Masculine B-day Card

Hi everyone! Just wanted to pop in to post a quick pic for you to check out.  A manly card for a manly man - haha!  Made this card for my dad's upcoming birthday & I think he's going to love it!  I used a really easy little origami pattern for the shirt found HERE.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Kind Thank You

Here's another flowery card I whipped up today using punches & a little sponging technique.  Enjoy!

Handwritten Thank-You

I often see cards where the sentiment is handwritten.  I'm not all that jazzed about my own handwriting; however, I didn't have a sentiment stamp just the right size, so I decided to give it a go!  What do you think?  I'll be submitting this for the Mojo Monday Challenge, which you can find here.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cure for the common creative mental block...

For me, the more often I create something, the less trouble I have coming up with something to create! However, this has not been the case as of late...  The last few days, I've been having a creative mental block. 

I decided I'd go to one of my favorite blogs & participate in a challenge.  Challenges are great because they act as sort of a "jumping off point".  A nudge in the right direction, if you will.  This cute little alien card is what I came up with.    Why not play along?  I'd love to see what you come up with!  You can find the link to this particular challenge here.

Have fun & get those creative juices flowing!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Southwest Pasta Salad


1 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix
1 c. milk
1/2 c. sour cream
1/2 c. mayonnaise
1 lb. penne pasta
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 T. Goya Adobo All Purpose Seasoning
6 slices bacon, cooked crisp & crumbled
1 can corn, drained
1 can black olives, drained & sliced
1 large tomato, diced
3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
1 bunch cilantro, chopped
1 T. ground cumin
Salt & pepper to taste


1.  In a small bowl, whisk together ranch dressing mix, milk, mayonnaise & sour cream.  Refrigerate overnight, or until thickened.

2.  Season both sides of chicken breasts with Adobo seasoning & grill; cool completely.  Cut into bite sized pieces.

3.  Boil pasta until al dente; drain.  Plunge pasta into an ice water bath to stop the cooking process & cool; drain.

4.  Combine pasta, chicken, bacon & all vegetables in a large mixing bowl.  Pour ranch dressing over the top; mix well to combine.  Season with cumin & salt & pepper to taste.

*Note:  You can also add diced bell pepper, jalapenos, black beans, green chilies, shredded cheeses, etc.  Whatever you like!

Serves 4 as an entree, 6-8 as a side dish.

Sneak Peek #1

Hi everyone!  I wanted to stop in to share a couple of cards we'll be making at our Valentine's workshop next week.

One suitable for a girl...
I used the new Filled with Love stamp set for this simple & feminine card.  This card is great for Valentine's Day, but also could be used for an anniversary or just to say "I love you"!

...& one suitable for a boy!

I used the Greetings Earthling! set on this one.  So whimsical & fun for a boy.  And NOT your typical Valentine's Day card!

Be sure to check back later in the week for more sneak peeks!  Enjoy!