This week my kitchen counter has had a little bit of everything on it! New credit cards because I lost the ones they sent me in February (and found them the minute I hung up with the credit card company - it is painful getting older), lots of new recipes, a bunch of card making supplies, 200 beads and assorted necklaces saying Vote for Alex for Senior Class Secretary, and the grocery list I forgot when I went grocery shopping yesterday (so now I get to go again since we are out of coffee filters which you have to have - did I mention how painful it is to get older?).
This card is for the Eye Can See You challenge at Haunted Design House (HDH130) - the challenge ends today so hurry if you want to participate. The rules are to make something with Eyes on it. I used the Octopode Moon. That moon always makes me smile and I always do it in blue. I used the cracked glass technique on my panels. The paper is K&Co and SU!, and I used Versamark and some Clear EP from SU!. The eye on the Moom has Glossy Accents and Silver Stickles.
Here is my Mother's Day card for my Mom:
I used inspiration from Holly (Toy on SCS). I chose her Black 'n Tan card to case. I had to change it up a lot since she used a sketch when she did her card. I made the flower using the Spellbinders Daisy Head die and a stylus. Used the stylus on the paper in small circular motions until the paper seperated into 2 layers; then I did the circular motion until they curled up. I love making these flowers!!! The butterflies are from SU!s Butterfly Embosslet and the black frame is from QuickKutz. Inside is a letter to my Mom. Here are a few quotes so you get the picture: "I especially value the lessons you taught me about how to love others, how to be patient (I am still working on that one), and how to calm down in a stressful situation (also a work in progress). If I have been sucessful in anything in life, it was all due to your influence, love, and support." Anyway, she will love it.
Next, I thought I would share a recipe and some pictures of what Allie (my youngest DD)has been up to lately.
Bacon Ranch Cole Slaw
1 package of pre-cut cole slaw vegetables (or cut your own)
1/4 cup of ranch dressing
3/4 cup of mayo (you may have to add more - Kenny added about 1/2 cup more after I made it)
1/2 package of Real Bacon bits
1/4 cup of finely diced onions
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder and 1/8 tsp of onion powder
1/2 teaspoon of Tabasco
1/2 tablespoon of Cajun Seasoning (I used Weber N'Orleans Cajun Seasoning)
salt, pepper, and paprika to taste
Mix it all together and chill for at least 30 minutes.
This was a busy week for Allie. She went to Prom (her boyfriend's Senior Prom this time) last Friday, went Turkey hunting with him on Sunday (and to his home church with his family afterward), and won Senior Class Secretary (on the campaign picture below - she made those necklaces - the ones I made had panels cut out with Spellbinders, typed slogans, and lots of Stickles, but hers were darling too). I told her weeks like this don't come often, and she better appreciate it! Here are some pictures:
Hugz to all and thanks for looking at all these pictures if you made it this far!!!!