Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ree Drummonds Scalloped Potatoes and Ham

A few weeks ago I was watching an episode of The Pioneer Woman on Food Network

Ree was making scalloped potatoes and ham. I've wanted to make this recipe ever since. 

I just haven't been able to get it out of my head.

I bought all the ingredients so that I could satisfy my craving. One thing led to another and I was just able to try out her recipe tonight.

I thought this recipe was delicious! I've got plenty left for a few more meals. The only thing I did differently is that I used Colby in place of Cheddar cheese. You can check out her recipe here. I highly recommend it!

This post is linked to this party: Made by you Monday

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Unscripted Sketches #253 - You Are Simply The Best....Thank You

First off, thanks to everyone who played along with the Unscripted Sketches Blog-iversary Sketch this past week! We really appreciate it!

Congratulations to Pam! She is the winner of the Hero Arts Sympathy Stamp Set! Please contact me by 6 pm Sunday, April 20th with your mailing information. If I don't hear from you I will choose another winner. Here's what Pam said:

"Great stenciling! What a lovely card. Congrats on your 5th year. I've subscribed to your blog via email for a long time and follow on FB. Would love to win this set. Sympathy cards are often so hard to make (shared on on my blog -http://pamspaperandink.blogspot.com/2014/04/with-love-sympathy.html recently). Love the sentiments in this set."

I also want to let you know that this will be my last week as a member of the Unscripted Sketches Design Team. I've had a great time the last five months creating a card from their sketches each week and am grateful that I had the opportunity.  Now for my interpretation of this week's sketch!

I can't resist creating with kraft, black and red.....ever!

I am so in love with stencils! For this card I used the Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil. Instead of using ink I chose to use Claudine Hellmuth's Studio Black Gesso. Love that stuff! 

The pennants are called Nested Pennants from Spellbinders. These cute little dimensional butterflies are by Recollections. 

I used a Technique Tuesday stamp set called Mama = Love by Ali Edwards for my sentiment and finished the card off by adding some sequins. I sure have a ton of those. When you buy a package you get a million! I better start using them more so I can make a dent in my stash of them :)

Be sure to stop by out check out all the other Design Team Members Blogs:

Patty - that's me!

Hope you'll join us this week with your take on the sketch above. All the details are on the blog post over at Unscripted Sketches!

Products Used For This Card:
Base Cardstock - PTI 
Ink - Ranger Archival - Jet Black
Stamp - Technique Tuesday - Mama=Love by Ali Edwards
Spellbinders - Nested Pennants
Mixed Media - Claudine Hellmuth Studio Black Gesso
Butterflies - Recollections
Stencil - Tim Holtz Burlap Layering Stencil
Misc - Sequins

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Unscripted Sketches 5th Blog-iversary + A Giveaway!

Unscripted Sketches is celebrating their 5th Blog-iversary! 

We've got some fun giveaway's planned. 

Head over to the Unscripted Sketches Blog to check out all the fun!!

Here's my take on this week's sketch:


I used some Golden Light Molding Paste with a Prima stencil for my design on black cardstock from PaperTrey Ink. The background paper peeking out from behind is called Everyday Kraft from the Paper Studio. I die cut the burlap flowers using the Tattered Flowers Die from Tim Holtz using the Burlap Stack from DCWV. Sentiment is from Hero Arts called "Thank You For Being My Friend".

For the Blog-iversary I'm giving away a Sympathy Stamp set from Hero Arts called Remember.

To be eligible to win here's what you need to do:

1. Become a follower on either my Blog or my Facebook page (or both!).

2. Leave a comment.

Winner will be chosen at random Friday, April 18th and announced on my blog on Saturday, April 19th. 

Hope you'll join us this week with your take on the sketch above. All the details are on the blog post over at Unscripted Sketches!

This post is also linked up to Virginia's View Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

Products Used For This Card:
Base Cardstock - PTI in True Black & White
Patterned Paper - the Paper Studio - Everyday Kraft, DCWV - Burlap Stack
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress - Black Soot, Ranger Archival Ink - Jet Black
Gems - DCWV Gem Stickers
Stamp - Hero Arts - Thank You For Being My Friend - CL487
Flowers - Tim Holtz Tattered Flower Die
Prima - Stencil
Golden Light Molding Paste
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