A few “toots” and a CASE & Freebies!

Well, my mailbox has been busy this week! I was asked (along with fellow MyGrafico designers Cheri Wenger and Blackleaf Studios) to design a custom digital stamp for Paper Crafts Magazine’s special publication Stamp It! Cards. You can download all of our designs here. Gotta love free right?

I really enjoyed this issue of Stamp It! Cards, infact I found many ideas I wanted to try. Here is a card I CASE’d (CASE=copy and steal everything), the original card is on page 89 of Stamp It! Cards and it was by Agniesza Malyszek, her’s turned out much prettier than mine but I still like it 😉

 

To make the card I stamped the butterflies in Versafine black and heat embossed them with clear then loosely splashed watercolor over them. Honestly I got a little TOO loose with the watercolor and I’m not sure what I was thinking with the flourescent coral sentiment block but, hey, it was fun!

Tuesday I got the September issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts and I just about fell over to see my button cards on the COVER:

 SSA September 2011

BTW you can still get the July Issue of SSA with my marker review spreadsheet. Honestly, it is more than you ever wanted to know about Alcohol & Watercolor markers and extra ways to use them.

 SSA July 2011

Current Issue CoverOh and one more Pub…I have 2 cards in the July issue of Vamp Stamp News.

 

OK I think I just dislocated my shoulder patting myself on the back 😛 til next time happy crafting!

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I’m a Cover Girl!!!

Just a quick post tonight to show you what I found in my mailbox today:

The April 2011 issue of Scrap & Stamp Arts and my Tea Party project is on the COVER! Woohoo! What a surprise 😀

On a completely unrelated subject today is “National Pancake Day” so I decided that I would make breakfast for supper and I whipped up these Tofu and Fruit Parfaits…they were NOT a hit but they sure were pretty 🙂

 

Actually I think they were quite tasty, Here is the recipe, I make it up myself, I hope you like them and if not, well, I’ll be the first to admit I’m not a great cook (no cooking required tho, just a blender!)

1 block of tofu (any kind is fine but silken will work best)

soymilk

1 tablespoon vanilla

sugar (or your preferred sweetener)

a dash of salt

frozen berries (I used Maine Wild Blueberries and Strawberries)

Break up tofu and put it in the blender, add a bit of soymilk (Like 1/4 cup) and blend on high, add more soymilk until it whips up nice and creamy. Add vanilla, sugar (to taste, a couple of tablespoons) and a dash of salt and blend until it is smooth and creamy. thaw the berries in the microwave and add sweetener to taste (do this after heating so you don’t cook off the sugar). Layer the tofu blend and fruit in a pretty glass and enjoy!

I’m not sure why the kids did not like them, maybe they filled up on too many pancakes. These would make a great breakfast because they are loaded with protein.

I’ll have a much craftier post for you tomorrow, til then happy crafting!

Toot, toot!!!

I just got my copy of the June Scrap & Stamp Art Magazine in the mail and I have 2 projects published in it! No, this IS NOT an Aprils fool’s joke;-) This is my first time in this mag but they have accepted other work, I just don’t know when it is coming out.

I’m not feeling too crafty today, I volunteered in my son’s class this morning and wasted the rest of my “free” time on emails, facebook and yourfonts.com so I’ll share a little craft  made over the weekend using Denise’s fabulous Cinderella carriage file. I used Sure Cuts a Lot (SCAL) Software to make this in minutes, I assemble it with double stick tape, easy peasy!

Software: Sure Cuts a Lot, Cutting File: D

Software: Sure Cuts a Lot, Cutting File: Dscrapbookingroom.blogspot.com

a close up of the gift topper box

a close up of the gift topper box

Isn’t it cute? I used Strathmore 12″x18″art paper and cut the file out 2 times, once on red, once on yellow and pieced it together. My daughters have 2 friends having birthdays this week (both names starting wit “s” too) so this will be a nice gift topper. It is a box too so my girls put a little surprise inside. Well. that is all for now, I think I need to paint something, I’ll be back tomorrw and let you know how (of if LOL) it turned out! Happy crafting!

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