Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tile Coaster

Here are some tile coasters that I made for my husband's co-workers last year for Christmas gifts. I use tiles that you can find at Lowe's or Home Depot and that is also where I found the rubber bumpers for the bottom too. You can find the directions on how to do this at They are very easy and make great gifts. You get nine tiles to a box for under $6.00. I found this idea at Curt's World:

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Rag Quilt Purse-Dogs

Here is my very first rag quilt purse! It is so cute in real life. I found the video on Chic n' Scratch here:
you can also purchase printed instructions from her too. They are very simple and easy to sew. I've made two others already. Try making one, you won't be sorry!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Card for Friend

Here is another Easter card that I made yesterday, realized that Easter is this coming Sunday and I had better get them done! Sorry for the poor lighting, still try to learn how to use my light cube that I got recently. The stamp is from Stampendous-Easter Word Bunny. I colored it in with my Stampin' Up markers and I also used watercolor pencils and aqua painter for the grass. I ran the background behine the bunny thru my Big Kick with the Stampin' Up Top Note die and than ran that thru my dotted Swiss Cuttlebug folder. Than I lightly sponge the dots so that they would add some color and stand out a bit more. Thanks for stopping by to see me!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Simple Easter Card

Here is a Easter card that I made today. Very simple and easy. I used a $1 stamp that I found at an art's and craft chain last year. The scallop background is from Stampin' Up. I used my Stampin' Up markers to watercolor the image. The halo around the image could be better, but for my first attempt, it's fine, just need to practice more!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Broccoli Slaw Recipe

Hi everyone, hope you had a good day, the sun was out here but still alittle chill in the air. Today I'm going to post a recipe that my family really likes especially my mother-in-law. Hope you will enjoy it too. It goes well with just about anything, would be good with your Easter dinner.

Broccoli Slaw
1 bag (16 oz.) broccoli slaw (sometimes called broccoli coleslaw)
4 green onions, chopped tops included
1/2 cup slivered almonds or sliced
4 Tablespoons sunflower seeds
1 pkg. chicken flavored ramen noodles, crushed

the flavor packet from the ramen noodles
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 Tablespoons sugar
4 Tablespoons cider vinegar

Prepare the dressing at least 3 hours in advance. After the dressing has sat, pour over all the remaining ingredients EXCEPT the ramen noodles. Toss to coat well. Right before serving, add the CRUSHED ramen noodles. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Serves 4 to 6 people.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

First Blog Post

Wow, my very first blog post! I'm so excited to have one. I'm going to try and post all things crafty and pop in some family recipes too. I would like to thank my friend, Chanda, who was kind enough to help me get my blog up and running. Chanda also has a blog located here if you would like to visit her blog.
I invite you come to along with me as I start my new adventure as a blogger! Hope you all have a great day/evening.