Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just in time for the holidays, Paper Crafts is releasing a new book called PC Gourmet. It combines two of my favorite things - food and paper crafting! Paper Crafts shared an example of one the recipe/project combos that you will find in the book. This Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuit and Halloween Tag combo was designed by Alisa Bangerter. Recipes for the biscuits and instructions for the tag are provided below. I made these biscuits this week, they were super easy to make and tasted very yummy, they would be excellent with warm soups and stews. I'm really looking forward to the release of the book and seeing the rest of the recipe/project combos.

Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits

2 c. flour
2 tbsp. granulated sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese
1 1/4 c. milk
Chives (optional)

Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

Enjoy Halloween Tag

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"

INSTRUCTIONS: 1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I joined the Doris Castle Creative Team!

I couple of months ago I joined the Doris Castle Creative Team, I met her through PrimaHybrid. She is fabulous and her designs are really soft and pretty. You can find her products at Here are couple cards I made this weekend using a couple of Doris' kits (Explore Your Passion Kit - Papers and Words and the So Loved Kit - Papers and Flowers).

Monday, October 6, 2008

Some Recently Published Cards!

The latest issue of Paper Crafts (October 2008) is full of great fall/halloween projects. I was fortunate to have some of my cards included in this issue! :) One is shown below:

This following card was included in this issue as an on-line bonus project. You can get instructions to make this card here.

This makes three posts for me in three days. Maybe a new trend?!?

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

One of my cards was on TV!

That's what the email said that I got from Bandy at CKMedia! They took a few cards to feature on a Salt Lake, Utah local morning show to promote World Card Making Day and Card Creations 6. She also included the link to the video clip of the TV segment (see below). It was so cool to see my little card sitting on the studio desk. The segment is worth watching, Susan Neal from Paper Crafts Magazine takes you step by step through making a very cool birthday card made by Ana Cabrera:

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Today is World Card Making Day!!!

I've been an awful blogger and I have lots of projects to share from the past couple months. I am going to work on getting that stuff up this week, but today's post is all about World Card Making Day! It is held on the first Saturday of October and there are lots of ways to join in the fun today. There is lots of info at the website.

Paper Crafts Magazine was the founder of World Card Making Day, and as such, they are always a big sponsor of the Day. Their annual World Card Making Day Card Contest has great prizes, they pick 20 winners, and your cards need to be postmarked by October 20. Last year, I was one of the lucky ones with the card below. (The card shown in the large box below is the one Paper Crafts selected last year, the ones shown in the smaller boxes are the others I had made as part of this set.) Paper Crafts publishes the winners in their magazine, it was very exciting for me, it was the first time I had anything published! So I hope you all give it a try, this year it could be you!