Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Totally Hues Challenge #2

I love the new color combo challenge over at Heather's Blog!! I wanted to get a card made for the first one, but time got away from me. Here is my card for challenge #2!!!
The colors are, Ocean Tides, Aqua Mist, Raspberry Fizz and Dark Chocolate.  I really really love PTI Raspberry Fizz , such a bright and cheery color!! Also I love this little stamp from Unity called Rain or Shine.
Thanks for stopping by,
PS This is my second post, my first post has some yummy recipes I just discovered!

New yummy recipes

Have you ever tried Orzo Pasta?  I hadn't until a while ago and it is pretty good.  Although every time I make it my husband thinks it is rice. lol Here is a quick little recipe I got from my Fitness Magazine.

Lemon Orzo
1 cup orzo
1 t. lemon zest
1 T lemon juice
1/4 cup grated Parmesan
1/4 cup fresh parsley

Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add the orzo and cook according to package. Drain and toss with lemon zest, lemon juice, Parmesan and parsley. Serve with Chicken  I added more salt afterwards for extra flavor.

BBQ Chicken Pizza with Feta ( a Kraft Foods Recipe)
1 ready-to-use baked pizza crust (12 inch)
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, divided 1 pkg.
(6 oz.) OSCAR MAYER Deli Fresh Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce
1 pkg. (4 oz.) ATHENOS Traditional Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 small red onion, halved, sliced and separated into rings
HEAT oven to 450°F.
PLACE pizza crust on baking sheet; sprinkle with 1/2 cup mozzarella.
TOSS chicken with barbecue sauce; spoon onto crust. Top with feta, onions and remaining mozzarella.
BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until mozzarella is melted and crust is golden brown. Let stand 5 min. before cutting to serve.
 Workout Update: Working out is going great! Although there are some days I don't feel like doing it I haven't missed a day :) . I am into my third week and I feel a little different, although my workout isn't very intense because of my time crunch, so it will be slow going!

Also I just have to leave you with something crafty...

A cute little tag for a birthday bag! :) I just love this Cosmo Cricket Paper!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Make it Monday: Scor tape and glitter


Just popping in to show my very quick and easy card I made for the Make it Monday challenge.  I just love PTI felt and pairing it with some glitter stripes was just enough wow for me!

Thanks so much for stopping in

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Make it Monday : Vellum Strip Card


Just quickly stopping in to share my Make It Monday card! I have seen some really amazing cards with this challenge! I am blown away by the amount of talent some people are blessed with! 
Have a great day,

Saturday, February 12, 2011

every day is a new opportunity....


I thought I would drop by the blogo today and share another birdy card.  I just love the new birdcage trend, don't you?!!  I was searching through Esty and came across this little picture...

Isn't it adorable?  So this was my inspiration for my card. This wall art is by Chuck E Byrd on Esty, and let me tell you there is a lot of inspiration over there!

Workout update:
I was thinking working out would be a little harder with my 2 year old working out with me, but it turns out he enjoys it a lot!  He really loves trying to copy the stretches and strength moves, which is super cute!  So far I do strength 4 days a week with cardio and then cardio 6 days a week.  This keeps me super busy, so by the time my hubby comes home I am ready to fall over! I guess it is good to be busy though! 
Well I'm off to go grocery shopping, then later an early V-Day Date with the hubby! Have a happy Saturday!

Almost forgot to mention some exciting news!! I had two cards accepted for the upcoming Stamp It Mag by Papercrafts!! Super exciting and also a goal of mine for 2011!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Papertrey Ink Button Challenge


Thought I would stop in and share the card I made for the Button Challenge over at Nichole's blog.  I know this card isn't anything spectacular, but I didn't have much time to brainstorm today.   I like the idea of replacing ribbon for buttons as a border. 
Sidenote: When I woke up this morning my computer wasn't working right, and I was very anxious to see the new products from PTI!  When I was able to get on, I was completely blown away!! I actually want everything so far (don't we all hehehe)!!

Have a good night!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Jay Gee's Nook Challenge

I thought I would stop in and share the card I made for Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #4.

Well I am off to organize my craft area.  Have a great evening!
Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rain or Shine

Hello Again,

I am back with my second post for the day.  I am making a lot of progress because my 2 year old is very sleepy today, which is working to my advantage. I wanted to stop in and share a few of the cards I made with the Unity Stamps I just got in the mail.  I have been admiring Unity Stamps from afar for a while now.  Last month they had free shipping and I jumped at the chance to try some stamps from their itty bitty collection. 
 First up Rain or Shine ! Isn't it adorable! So many possibilities, I just love it!
Numbers, ETC, is a fun background stamp with a lot of possibilities for birthdays!  This card is pretty simple, but I have a lot of different ideas running through my mind for this little guy.

Well I spoke to soon, I can hear my little guy waking up! Thanks for stopping by,

Make it Monday : Go To Sentiment Card

Lots and Lots of fun stuff going on over at Nichole's Blog this week! I already in love with their new Make It Mondays.  It should be super fun and a great place for new inspiration!  Here is my card for the FIRST challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Monday, February 7, 2011

Chicken Breasts with Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

Chicken Breasts with Portobello Mushrooms Recipe

Had this for dinner! Pretty Good!

Mediterranean Chicken Wrap

Workout was Great today, Ethan was a big help! He always reminds me to stretch! I thought I would pop in and share a yummy recipe that I have made a couple times! My hubby even likes it.

1 boneless chicken breast
1/2 cup Italian dressing
favorite wrap
3 T Hummus for each wrap
2 large tomato slices for each wrap

1. Marinate chicken in dressing.  Grill chicken throughly, I broil mine in the oven
2. Cut chicken into then slices
3. Spread hummus on wrap
4. Place lettuce, tomatos, and sliced chicken on top of hummus
5. Roll the wrap and enjoy!

This is super easy and healthy and my 2 year old also eats it right up! I got this recipe from a Sabra Hummus containor, which by the way is really amazing hummus!! Can you tell I like hummus!! :)

No time to make a new card today, but I do have a little tag I made this weekend with some Papertrey Ink goodies!! Just doesn't seem to be enough time in the day for all the stuff I need to do and then the stuff I want to do.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Papertrey Ink Contest #2

Hello all,

Here is a card I put together for an amazing contest Papertrey Ink is hosting! I was super excited so see that Maile is going to be a stamp designer, I just love her cards! Anyway, I jumped at the chance to use her free download! Check out the contest at Nichole's blog, I would just die if I could work with THE Nichole Heady design a stamp set!! Wouldn't you?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

4 weeks...

(This is my second post for the day, check below for Papertrey favorites)


I am going to start a little fitness challenge this coming Monday! Yippy!! I have some baby weight to lose, were talking double digits!! I would like to make a dent in that weight, but I am still trying to nurse so I have to go a little slow.

A little background:

I have been a fan of Minna Lessig since high school.  My sister bought her Emergency Workout tape (VHS LOL) one summer and I loved it ! The summer after my senior year in high school I bought a couple more of her tapes that were amazing, but super hard! (Optimizer Fat Elimanator and Strength and Grace )  Now I have her book Tank Top Arms, Bikini Belly and Boy Shorts Bottom, I love this book!  So I am a BIG fan of Minna and her workouts and that is why I chose this book!

In my 4 week challenge I am just going focus on my bottom area (that is where all my weight goes in pregnancy)  In the book she suggests 30 minutes of cardio, I don't have time for that much and include a strength workout so I am going to do 15 mins cardio. I am also going to try and drink less Pepsi!! My favorite drink of all time!!  Before little O, I was smaller than I had ever been in my adult life so it is very hard now to be back at the beginning. 

PS I am mostly writing this out for my own benefit, but feel free to check in on Monday and see how my day goes!  I also look forward to sharing some yummy recipes that I have found!! Thank goodness my DH eats almost anything except Spaghetti!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Papertrey Ink - Favorites Contest

Nichole over at the Papertrey Ink Blog is having a HUGE contest to win over $700 in prizes!!  She is asking everyone to go through their Papertrey projects and post their favorite.  I have a ton of new stuff from Papertrey because of Christmas. So needless to say, I have a lot of cards.  I made the following card for a VERY good friend.  His wedding was in Colorado and we made a 10 hour trip with a one month old to get to his wedding.  I had just purchased the Love Birds set and it was perfect for the occasion. I just love these colors together!!  Before I go I must tell you that I am so in love with Papertrey dies! They make it so easy and I buy at least one die with every Papertrey purchase! hehehe

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Hello guys,
 Well, this week we got a little bit of snow, when I say little I mean about 14 to 20 inches, so not too much! :)  I have been stuck in the house since Monday, which hasn't been too bad because I don't want to get my little guys out in this cold. 
 My card today uses some Papertrey Ink goodies!  The new Little Bitty Bird set is so adorable, and I love the matching bird dies. I have been working on some publication calls, but really haven't found the time to sit down and devote some real time to it. 

Here big brother is telling O what a phone does! Ethan always has this phone with him, which reminds me of when I was little.  I was always playing with a phone and pretending to work in an office.  My Grandma had my favorite phone, big and blue with huge buttons! hehehe

Thanks for stopping in, have a wonderful day,