Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Sketch Challenge

Just dropping in to share a card I put together for a challenge over at the Cosmo Cricket blog!  I just love their stuff and they are giving away a chance to be in CARDS magazine!!

Here is the Sketch:

Here is the card I put together:

I used some of my Early Bird stash, which is one of my favorites from Cosmo Cricket! I punched the circle flower out from some scrapbooking size pattern paper then made it up like an embellishment!

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday: Porch Play

Just dropping in to share my super simple Trigger Tuesday card!  I really really love the colors of this picture, and was hoping to capture the simplicity with my card! I kind of wish I had a front porch that looked like this!   Probably to bright for my husband though!

Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the rest of your day,
Hollie :)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Preschool sites and a Mother's Day Card

Sometimes I get a little a head of myself when it comes to school and Ethan.  I have so many activities I want to do with him that maybe I start a little to soon ( I have tons of stuff filling my closets from when I taught).  Anyway, today I was remembering a days of the week song I learned in one of my education classes.  It made me think of a neat way to have a visual for the song .  Anyway Ethan wasn't too interested, but I thought I would share. :)

1. Print out days of the week
2. Cover with a lamination sheet ( happened to have some from student teaching 5 years ago, man I never get rid of anything)
3. Cut out and attach magnets
4. Have fun! :) (Bought blue board a while ago, glad I found a good use)

This site has tons of preschool stuff including free lesson plan sheets!  It is a Christian based homeschooling site, so just what I was looking for.  I need to look around some more, but what I found was awesome.  Also this site has Christian preschool printables.

Purple is never really my color, but I though I would give it a try.  I really like how this turned out and also really love my new PTI stamps. (Delightful Doilies and Button Boutique)

Love this card!! It is just my style!!  I also love how using the button dies from PTI allows you to have the buttons and still have a flat card that can be mailed. :)

Thanks for stopping in,

Monday, April 11, 2011

Happy Monday,

Just popping in to share a few things.  First, a little card I put together for a little guy who just turned one. The stamps I used were from a set that I bought at Michaels, (I don't remember the name of the set)  I just love the Owl! Also look at those cute little clouds form PTI, so adorable!  I just love how this card turned out, it is very simple but cute! 

I just love this picture of my three guys!  They are so precious to me, I feel so blessed to have them in my life.  Everyone says children grow up fast and its hard to understand until you see it for yourself.  I am trying so hard to take in every precious moment before it slips away.  My goal since I had Ethan has been to take at least one picture a day so I can capture special moments like the one above.  This picture shows our nightly routine of reading stories to Ethan and now Owen is able to sit up an listen thanks to our bumbo from Grandma.

Before I head off I thought I would share a recipe that is sure to be a family favorite!

Easy Chicken Feta Bake

What You Need

6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 lb.)

2 Tbsp. lemon juice, divided
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 pkg. (4 oz.) ATHENOS Crumbled Feta Cheese with Basil & Tomato
1/4 cup finely chopped red pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

Make It

PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Arrange chicken in 13x9-inch baking dish.
DRIZZLE with 1 Tbsp. of the lemon juice. Season with salt and black pepper. Top with feta cheese; drizzle with remaining 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.
BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until chicken is cooked through. Sprinkle with red pepper and parsley.

I love to find an easy recipe and boy was this easy!  The lemon, red pepper and feta are a perfect fit!  I just love the taste :)  I paired this with  hot cooked fresh green beans, tomatoes and Italian dressing and also creamy cauliflower with 3 tbs. cream cheese, salt and pepper.  ( side note: Creamed cauliflower has a very different taste to me almost like mashed potatoes)

Also, before I go I wanted to share a neat site for kids crafts.  Great ideas for all ages!  I love learning through art and this site has a lot of art type activities with opportunities to learned!

Have a great day!!
Thanks for stopping by,

Monday, April 4, 2011

Make It Monday #9: Heat Embossing



Just stopping in for a quick 2nd post to share my card for Make it Monday #9! I kept it pretty simple today.  I used some of the my new PTI stamps I purchase with some birthday money (Delightful Doilies and Bitty Background Blocks).  My husband thinks I’m silly because all I ever want is money for PTI stamps, I guess I just can’t get enough!  I used Versamark Dazzle along with Stampendous clear embossing powder.

Thanks for stopping in today,


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Moxie Fab Trigger Tuesday Farm Fresh

I decided to stop in today and do a couple posts! Lately I feel I have hit somewhat of a dry spell when it comes to cards.  Luckily I just made a huge birthday purchase from Papertrey Ink and I am getting back into the groove. My card today uses Delightful Doilies and I thought it was the perfect fit for this weeks Trigger Tuesday picture over at the Moxie Fab World .