Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Dad!

Once a year my Dad has a birthday and I have the challenge of trying to make a "boy" card. This year I knew I wanted to use the truck stamp set. My Dad had this old Chevy truck when he was younger so I wanted to recreate this on the card. His truck was green and white so I made mine green and white.
I love these sketch challenges from Stamping 411! This is what I used to create the layout.
I was so excited to use my roller!
Because of the stamp on the roller and the pattern of the buildings I had to manipulate the sketch a little bit. I love the way it turned out!

I didn't have any grey paper so I inked a cotton ball and rubbed it around on a piece of white. It worked perfectly and I had a lot of fun trying this fun new look!
Of course the inside I had to use the roller again and stamp my saying. For a little extra I did my cotton ball thing again.

My Dad LOVED the truck and I am so proud of how it turned out!

Happy Halloween!

Hello everyone! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and a fabulous Halloween! I'm back and I wanted to share some of the fun I had this weekend. I carved a few pumpkins, it was so much fun! This is one of my favorite parts of Halloween!
This is the Mummy:
And this is the Monster:
I also filled my jars!
The BOO! is a little hard to see on this one, but it's there!
They look so great full of candy!!
For the party I had to make a desert. I found this great website called Picky Palate (http://picky-palate.com/) and there was a fun recipe I wanted to try for Cookie Pies (http://picky-palate.com/2009/07/13/hot-little-chocolate-chip-cookie-pies/).
Basically you make your favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe:
Then cut out small circles from a pie crust:
I used a Pillsbury crust and cut out the circles with this perfectly sized lid!
Then scoop on the cookie dough:
Bake, and enjoy right out of the oven:
They turned out great! It was fun to try a new recipe. I would recommend if you have some time to browse this great site! There are tons of recipes and I'm sure there is something there you have not tried before. So go, be creative and try new things!