Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Golf Nut
Sweet Sketch 86
Sponsor:  Bugaboo Stamps

This is the perfect image for my golfing husband!  Thought I would surprise him with this fun golfing card!  I used the Cuttlebug Mesh Embossing Folder to create the golf balls.  I thought it turned out to be a fairly good replica.  What do you think?
I also thought that MME paper looks like a million golf balls perched on their golf tees!
Well, that's a little stretch of the imagination!
He's a happy golfer anyway!

Bugaboo Stamps is our sponsor this week at SSW.  I always love to look around Jodie's shop and choose a fun image to create with.  I love her artist style.  You will too so be sure to stop by  her shop!  If you are the Grand Prize Winner at SSW this week you will receive
7 free digis valued at $21

This is Arlana's sweet sketch for this week's challenge.

Stop by SSW to see what our DT members have created for you!

My Recipe:

Image:  Bugaboo Stamps, Golf Nut
Papers:  My Mind's Eye Little Boy Blue, Recollections Brown Cardstock, SU Sage Shawdow
Ink:  Copics and Promarker
Tools and Embellishments:  Cuttlebug Mesh Embossing Folder, Nestibilites Classic Oval Large and Small,
SU Circle Punches, 1 3/8", 1 1/4", 1", Ribbon

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Just Married
Sweet Sketch 85

Arlana's Sweet Sketch 85!
Only 15 more weeks until 100!

This week at SSW, Digi Stamp Boutique is our wonderful sponsor! 
 We just love Sally Ann's images.  You will too! 
Check out her site and be sure to play along this week. 
You could be the fabulous winner of
6 free digis of your choice

I had to show this flower close up.  I liked Arlana's quilled flower so much a few weeks ago that I purchased three of the Quilled Flower Kits by Cuttlebug!  This is the Daisy.  So fun and easy to make!  I used just two of the die cuts instead of three on this flower.

My Recipe:

Image:  Digi Stamp Boutique, Henry and Zoe Get Wed
Papers:  BoBunny A Gift of Love: Crazy Love Kisses, SU Chocolate Chip,
The Paper Company Red Cardstock, Doodlebug Designs Petite Prints Ladybug Daisy
Ink:  Copics
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestibilities Classic Square Large, Classic Scalloped Square Large,
Cuttlebug Quilled Daisy Kit, MS Frond, SU Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Stickles 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Cheese Bread

While I was in Utah last week, Arlana and Randy, made some wonderful Stuffed Philly Sandwiches. 
Yum, yum!
Well, I loved the recipe so much, I will be making it for my family in the coming weeks or days!
For Sunday dinner today, we had Rib Eye Steak so I decided to use the dough from Arlana's recipe and make a braided cheese loaf.  I was making salads so the bread browned a little darker than I like but it was still very soft and oh so yummy inside.

Very easy to don't need a bread mixer...just a large mixing bowl.
Cheese Bread
3 1/4 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
1 pkg yeast
1 1/2 tsp salt
1 T wheat gluten
2 T Mrs. Dash 
(I didn't have Mrs. Dash so I used 1/2 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp basil, 1/2 tsp rosemary, 1/2 tsps garlic salt)
1/4 cup butter
3/4 cup water
1/4 milk
2 eggs, beaten

In a bowl, mix 2 cups flour, sugar, yeast, wheat gluten, and Mrs. Dash together.  Set aside.  Heat butter, water and milk just until the butter is melter.  Remove from heat, cool slightly.  Add eggs and liquid mixture together. 

Add liquid to the flour mixture and stir together.  Add another cup of flour and mix together.  Then add just a little more flour until it is no longer too sticky.  Then sprinkle olive oil on your dough and a little around the bowl. Cover with a light weight dish towel.  Let dough rise double in size in a warm location or in a 100 degree oven or less.  Punch down and roll out into a retangle. Sprinkle grated cheese lengthwise down the middle of the dough.  Cut slits on both sides of the cheese for braiding.

I should have taken pictures of this....sorry!

Bake 375 degree for 17-21 minutes.  Enjoy!

Well, I surprised my men as they are always asking me lately to try new recipes...Well, I not only tried a new recipe but I altered it and made it  my own.  Hopefully, that will keep them satisfied for a few weeks. 

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sweet Sketch 84

This week I have been visiting Arlana.  I have finally decided I do not need my craft room anymore!  Arlana's is sufficient for me and her and a few others too!  We have missed Nancy this time but hope to get all of us together later this year!

This week we have a new sponsor, Stamp Fairy.  Don't you just love this image..."Betty Perfect Day 2."  I thought she was so precious and would make a darling Valentine card! I do hope you like here! 
Gerda is the owner of Stamp Fairy and is offering
4 free digis of your choice
to our Weekly Winner at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
Be sure to take some time to look around her fabulous shop. 
And do stop over at SSW to view our DT creations this week!

My Recipe:

Image:  Stamp Fairy, Betty Perfect Day 2
Papers: Bo Bunny A Gift of Love: Crush Cutie Pie and Crush Flirt,
American Crafts Love - Can't Help Falling, Black Cardstock, SU Red Ridinghood
Ink:  Copics
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Lacey Circle, Marvy 3" Circle,
SU 2" Scallop Circle, Su 1 3/4" Circle, Marvy Daisy Punches,
SU Modern Label Punch, SU Word Window,
Red Heart Brads, Stickles, scissors for ragging edge, white gel pen, ribbon.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Ballerina
Sweet Sketch 83

Happy New Year to all of you!  For me it is always refreshing to begin a new year.  The month of January is usually donated to deep house cleaning.  The problem is...with all the caregiving that I do...there isn't enough time to get as deep as I would like! 

But it is a New year and we have a New Sponsor at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
By LORi Designs has some very sweet images that I know you will do take some time to view our DT cards at SSW and to visit By LORi Designs.

For our Weekly Winner at SSW this week, Lori is offering this $10 gift certificate for you to choose your favorite images.  So grab Arlana's sketch and your craft supplies and start your
New Year's Resolution
to play along with us at SSW.

This is Arlana's sketch for this week.

This is a close up of Lollipop Ballerina.

My five year old grand daughter is taking ballet so when I saw this image it reminded me of her when I watched her in her ballet class!  She loves pink and she loves her ballet class!

My Recipe:
Image and stamp:  By LORi Designs Lollipop Ballerina,  SU A Word for You
Papers:  K & Company Super Paper Pad, 
KMA Cardstock Light Terrific Teal, Light Racy Raspberry,
SU Certainly Celery
Ink:  Copics and Promarkers, SU
Tools and Embellishments:  Nestabilities Classic Retangle Large,  Shapeablilities Ribbon Tags Trio,
MS Frond, Flowers, Brads, Jewels, Stickles, Ribbon