Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What's for Dinner tonight?

With Parmesan Cheese
I just made my favorite soup that I discovered last spring in the February 23, 2009 Women's World Magazine. I love the freshness of this soup with the fresh tomatoes, carrots, spinach, garlic and jalapeno...which gives just a hint of spice...But this soup is not spicy hot!!!
Without Parmesan Cheese
I make the soup as the recipes instructs except I put the spinach in the hot bowls of soup that I am serving at the moment. Save the rest of the soup for another day....or for lunch and just add the spinach to your individual hot soup bowls each time you serve it. Stir the spinach a few times and it slightly cooks or wilts. Add as much spinach as you like. I like alot. The spinach is so fresh and bright green! If you do as the recipe says, and put all the spinach in the pan and bring it to a boil and then happen to have it sit for five or ten minutes, the spinach turns a ickky green!
Click here to check out my tutorial on how to make this soup.
Tonight we had this soup with French dip Roast Beef Sandwiches....made with Pillsbury Crusty French Loaf in the refrigerator section of the grocery store where the Grands and Cresent rolls are displayed. I make my dip from instant bouillon...a quick a easy trick! If you don't want sandwiches with your soup, this French bread is so delicious to eat straight from the oven. Before baking, I cut slits on the top of the loaf with a knife and sprinkle generously with Garlic Salt. The first few times I used the Pillsbury French Loaf my family thought it was my own is that good without the mess in the kitchen! I also use it in the summer time to make cold turkey and roast beef sandwiches. Wow, what an advertisement for Pillsbury! I should be working for them! I should have taken a picture of the bread too! Maybe next time!
Anyway, I hope you will try this soup and let me know how you like it.
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Sweet Sketch Wednesday
Happy Halloween! I wanted to make one last card for here it is! Hope you enjoy it. You've got to love this little mummy!

Be sure to click over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday and play along this week. There are two color challenges. I chose to go with the Halloween colors (your choice) to make this Halloween Card.
Check out the DT cards for some fun inspiration!

This week officially kicks off the holiday season! It's hard to believe it is here already!

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Halloween!
Stamps: Recollections Mummy, SU Halloween Frights
Paper: My Minds’s Eye Boo! To You! Halloween Candy; SU Really Rust, More Mustard, Kiwi Kiss,
Ink: SU Old Olive, Copics: Y21, YG03
Embellishments: Pumpkin Eyelets, Sheer Black Ribbon, SU Word Window and Modern Label, Cuttlebug D’vine Swirl

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Be Merry Sophie
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This week our sponsor is Digi Stamp Boutique. Take a few minutes and check out Sally's digis. You will love all of her images. I had such a hard time choosing an image because I wanted all of them and so will you. I fell in love with Sophie sitting on top of her present....a perfect image for Christmas or a birthday card. When you play along this week at SSW you will have the chance to win some free digi images from Digi Stamp Boutique if your card is choosen as the Weekly Winner.

In case you are a new viewer...these cards are made for Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Be sure to hop on over there and check out all the DT cards.....great inspiration for your cards. While you are there check out the details on playing along each week with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. We would love to see your inspiration!


Stamps: Sophie, SU Warm Words

Paper: SU Purley Pomegrante, Pixie Pink, Old Olive, Provo Craft Holiday Slab

Ink: SU Black, Copics

Embellishments: Metal Snowflake, Brads, Ribbon, SU Large Oval, SU Modern Label, Fiskars Holly Border

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I will be sad to see the Halloween season leave. This card and next week's will be my finally Halloween cards. I had so much fun this year creating cards for my friends. I think my favorite is coming next week so be sure to come back and take a peek!!

Have a great week and enjoy the final days of October.

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Stamp: Studio G
Paper: My Mind's Eye Boo! To You! Fright Night Paper, Bo Bunny Boo Crew Stripe, SU Pumpkin Pie, Black, White
Ink: SU Basic Black, Green Galore, Close to Cocoa, Only Orange, YoYo Yellow
Embellishments: MS Pumpkin Punch, Ribbon, Button, Floss, Brads, SU Modern Label

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Moo~chas Grass~ias!
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Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Well, it is Sweet Sketch Wednesday again and the card I am posting was inspired by Pam, one of our former Design Team Members and by Teri, who is currently a DT member for SSW. Pam made a darling Moo~chas Grassias card that made me remember that I had a cow stamp. Quite often Teri uses dimensional punch flowers on her cards and I just love those waa laa here is my Moo~Grassias Card for you to enjoy. Thanks Pam and Teri!!!

Have a great day!

Check out Arlana's sketch site at Sweet Sketch Wednesday to get all the details on playing along. You can use any stamp or element you wish to make your card.

Stamp: Vap Cow
Paper: DCWV LaCreme Stack, SU Old Olive; Cream, Black
Ink: SU Black, Old Olive
Embellishments: PS Flower Punches, McGill Oval 1”X1 ½”, Pearl, 3 Wire Spirals, Ribbon

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

May the Lord Reward You
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Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Spring is my favorite time of year but I do love all the colors of the beautiful fall leaves.

This week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday we are being sponsored by Say It With Stamps by Jen. She has many wonderful sayings to use on your cards or scrapbooking. Check her store out here. I used one of her sayings on my card above.

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Take a few moments this week to play along at Sweet Sketch Wednesday by using Sweet Sketch 18 to make your card. Use any stamps or images you wish to use. If your card is chosen as the Winner for the Week, you will have the opportunity to choose two monthly releases from August, September or October at Say it with Stamps by Jen or choose up to $10 from her store.
Nice Prize....It could be yours!!!!! So head on over to Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Stamps: SU Autumn Days, Say It With Stamps by Jen
Ink: Yam, SU Kiwi Kiss, Really Rust, Apricot Appeal,
Paper: DCW Fall Combo Stack 2, SU Old Olive
Embellishments: SU Scallop Border, Brads, Ribbon

I still enjoy making Halloween Cards....only a few weeks left until Halloween. I had fun using the Sizzix Pumpkin and some Halloween buttons from JoAnn's on this card. Have a great week and thanks for visiting!!!
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Sweet Sketch Wednesday


Image: Suzzix Pumpkins #2
Paper: Debbie Mumm Harvest & Holiday Pack with Glitter, SU Pumpkin Pie Old Olive; Black
Ink: SU Real Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive
Embellishments: SU Corner Punch, Ribbon, Brad, Buttons, Cuttlebug Pumpkin Harvest Embossing Folder