Another card I submitted for a magazine card contest. LOVE... LOVE... LOVE this one! I used an older retired SU! Green Galore striped paper and coordinated it with Melon Mambo and Black cardstock.
I just love the layers, the colors, and the embellishments. I think I will give this one to my hubby.
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I bought this wreath (plain red rose on grapevine base) from a local drugstore after Valentine's day two years ago. It was super cheap, otherwise, I would have made it on my own with a 14 inch grapevine wreath and multiple bundles of silk red roses. Both are available at most craft stores and some dollar stores. Remove all red roses and some leaves from bundle stem and hot glue around wreath fitting tight and filling up entire front and side surfaces. It definitely uses a lot of silk flowers. You could buy multiple colors or all one color just like mine.
I found glitter heart picks in pink and red in 2 different sizes at the Dollar Store. Each pack contains 7 picks and were $1. I bought 3 packs, 2 packs of the small red ones and 1 pack of the pink ones. For my wreath I used a total of 11 of the small red ones and 7 large pink ones. I had 3 small red ones left over which I used in a flower/ berry bundle seen in previous post.
I broke the wood pick (stick) down to 1-2 inches from the top (heart) and randomly placed around the wreath. I used hot glue to attach. I made a bow with the spool of pink sheer wire edged ribbon also found at the dollar store for $1. The ribbon is 2.5 inches wide and contains 3 yards, the perfect length for one 6 inch bow. I made the bow using this tutorial.
I use this galvanized canister filled with snowy berries and spiral twigs for Christmas. I added pink hearts to give it more of a Valentine feel.
This wreath with glass hurricane is one of my favorite (all time) decorations. I add extra berries, pearls, lights, and valentine hearts to give it a different look than at Christmas. It sits on a small side board in my entrance way. I just love it.
I love these vanilla scented flame less candles. Not only are they battery operated, they are on a timer too. I got the first one for a gift a couple years ago and the same friend has got me one for my birthday and this past Christmas. I just love them. I think I need to tie a red and pink bow around them. What do you think?
At midnight on January 23, 2012, Chinese people around the world will welcome the new year, ushering in the Year of the Dragon.
Bok choy or pak choi is a Chinese leafy cabbage. It is very low in calories but rich source of vitamin C, and vitamin A. I think it truly is delicious. I love it in soups, salads, and stir fry. (image from google).
(image from google)
3 cups of chicken broth
10 leaves of chopped bok choy
2 tsp soy sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp red pepper flakes
1 garlic clove, minced
1 chicken breast, cooked, chopped
dried mushrooms, rehydrated according to package (optional)
Bring broth to boil in medium saucepan. Add mushrooms. Stir in seasonings. Add chicken and bok choy. Simmer for up to 10 minutes or until leaves are dark green, wilted, and tender.
serves 4-6 people.
(image from google)
A lot of grocery stores sell EGG ROLLS already made up but, if not, you can always find them in your freezer section or of course make them on your own. There are many recipes and step by step directions on the Internet if you want to attempt this. If you make your own, the veggie filling can be roasted on a cookie sheet in oven and the wrappers can be purchased in your Asian ethnic food aisle. You can use the stems left over from your bok choy as part of your filling. I baked then fried these in a pan on the stove in sesame/ veggie oil. YUM!
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The new mini catalog order period has started. Its running from 1-4-12 to 4- 30-12. There are some great items in the mini including:
Framelits Dies- similar to nestabilities.
Lg sizzlit lace doily die- similar to nestabilities and others
lazer cut cards- Valentine theme
smooch spritz- similar to those from other companies
dazzling details- similar to stickles
lg sizzix die cuts- use for quilting or paper crafting
scoring tool (was in last catalog)
pearl and pink gem accents
XL paper rosette die
twine (spring colors)
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