Saturday, July 12, 2014

Clear Scraps Send-It Birthday Card

      Here is an adorable acrylic card for my son's upcoming birthday. I just love how it came out! Supplies used were Clear Scraps Send It Clear Card and DCWV's Birthday Stack in 12x12 and 6x6. I fussy cut a lot of it and added twine for the banner affect. The Birthday Wishes is Rubber CafĂ© stamped with black ink. The hardest part was hand cutting each of the elements and meticulously matching everything up to lay right. The chocolate icing was made using a Viva Decor' Pearl Pen in brown and adding swirls and layers until it resembled icing. It took a long time to dry, but really made it look so yummy!! #ClearScraps #SendItClearCard #Cupcake #DCWV #SimonSaysStamp #Challenge #PaperCraftersCorner
I am posting this for the following challenges:
Paper Crafter's Corner: Birthday
Simon Says Stamp Blog Challenges: Make it from scratch
Simon Says Stamp Blog Wednesday Challenge: Make it Clear

Sunday, July 6, 2014

4th of July 2014 Card

Fabulous holiday here in America is our July 4th, Independence Day!  Here is my card for my 2014 Celebration! I used various inks on artist paper, then tore it. Of course it needed the added ribbons. Had bought the stamp a year ago, and finding it was tough. Added the sentiment and the star. Viola! Gathering all the supplies, and getting this uploaded was the hardest part!!
Hope you enjoy it!
Challenges: Paper Crafter's Corner Challenge 57

Red carpet Studio: RCS#73

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Core'dinations and Stampendous Card

I just love this card! This is using my fabulous #Stampendous Stamp set called, Jumbo Lovely Garden Stamp and die set for the butterfly! I used #Core'dinations' Black magic in violet. I embossed with a folder by Darice using my Cuttlebug, and then I used my new nifty Sand It Set, which I LOVE!!   Topped it with a Fuchsia satin ribbon by #MayArts. Some Want2Scrap bling and Copics for coloring.
Challenges I am entering:
PaperCrafter's Corner
I was inspired by the pic's black background and swirls throughout from the bird images.

Red Carpet Studio Challenge:
Create a project that includes ribbon in some way.
Well, since I love ribbon that was easy!! So I chose the gorgeous fuchsia satin ribbon by May Arts!
SimonSaysMondayStampChallenge: "I ought to use this more!" And that was easy because I haven't used my Cuttlebug nor my Copics nor any of my ribbons, and I have a ton of them! So I got to feel like I really accomplished something with these 3 challenges in making this one card! Now to try to finish some of my scrapbook layouts I have been working on! :)

I hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Florentine Dinner and dessert

Had this wonderful quick dinner at La Prosciutteria! After asking for their recommendation, they served us ours on a wooden board with different proscuitto, ham, bressaiola, ricotta and gorgonzola spreads, eggplant, olives, artichokes and cheeses. After this enjoyable meal for two we wondered further down the street because I had read that Gelato di Neri had the best gelato. Upon arriving 30 minutes later, I just had to try their petite canoli for only 1 euro!! It was delicious, as well as their gelato! What a delightful adventure of flavors!! Don't worry, we walked UP the hill to Piazza Michaelangelo, and then rode the bus back after the sunset.  Rick Steves recommends doing that in the opposite way, but we needed to burn those calories off. Had a delightful day!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Zutter Bind it All Journal!

I made this album with my Zutter Bind-it-All the night before leaving on my vacation so that I could journal my travels and remember all my adventures! This really helps me when I get back home and try to scrapbook my layouts. I used a store bought Postcard and the black as well as the white Zutter journal pages, and their acrylic for the cover.  Black O'wires in 3/4 inch.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Around Town

Here is a layout of places we have been eating around town!! I used the card of one place, cut it in half and glued so that I could share the name and location with my closest friends. They have delicious Tiramisu in several flavors. So far my fav' is their Classico Tiramisu! Yum! I also used a sugar packet from another as a reminder of their delicious cappuccino.
Challenge:  Paper Crafter's Corner

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Strawberry Blueberry Torte (Diet)

To my family, this is there favorite dessert!
You will need a 14 cup Truffle bowl or dish.
 10 oz Angel Food Cake either by cooking it homemade or from your grocery store bakery. You won't be using all of the cake!!!  Cut or pull apart into 1" cubes.
1 Pint Blueberries
2 Pints or 1 Quart of Strawberries
For Cream filling:
1 small can, 6.5 oz, of Reddi Whip Extra Creamy Whip Topping
Borden Eagle Brand Condensed Milk (Fat Free)
1 package sugar-free White Chocolate Pudding Instant Mix (Sugar Free)
Water ~~1 cup
Cook cake according to directions on the box.  Cake needs to cool down before assembling.
Filling mixture:  Get a 2 cup measuring cup and add 3/4 cup water approximately, then pour condensed milk into the water.  After all the Condensed Milk has been added, stir the mixture.  Add more water to bring mixture to 2 cups.  Pour into large mixing bowl.
 Using an electric mixer mix with the pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set. When finished, fold in whip topping, gently, and put into refrigerator until ready to use.
Wash all berries, remove stems. Use egg slicer to cut Strawberries into sections. Set aside.
Layering:  1" portions of Angel Food cake on bottom. There are two layers, and you decide how much you want to use so put 1.5 to 2 inches of the cake. Next, the majority of the blueberries, holding back some for the top, as seen in the picture.  Top with HALF of  pudding mixture, spreading it gently over lower level.
 Now for the second layer of cake cubes, but this time use a layer of strawberries.  Spread remaining half of pudding mix on top of that.  Arrange the pretty top with strawberries fanning out from the middle with blueberries as the center.  The Torte should be refrigerated until ready to eat.  Good luck keeping the family away from it before your guests get to enjoy it.