Sunday, October 28, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I really can't believe Halloween is almost here! I hope it won't be too cold for the little ones... We have snow here in Calgary, and it seems to be hanging around.  I'm just not ready for winter!

Sweet Sunday has a sketch I thought I'd use this week to make a Halloween card for my sister and niece. I keep all my Halloween papers together so I can grab them when I want to do a page or card. I layered them on the card base, highlighting the middle square with the silvery Tim Holtz metallic stain. I stamped, colored, and cut out the little ghouls and layered them on top, popping up the girl in front. Then I cut out a circle digi stamp and die cut 2 banners, sponging with Distress Ink.

Hope you all have a happy Halloween!


Thursday, October 4, 2012

Swinging Birgitta

My daughter, Amie, is loving Kindergarten, and is very excited to go to the first birthday party of the school year. For her little friend's birthday card I chose a digi stamp of Swinging Birgitta and the Swing from All That Scraps, which I coloured with Prismacolor markers. By the way, they have an amazing gallery of cards to get inspiration from!!  I cut the swing off the branch and used bakers twine for the rope and then popped the swing and the girl up with foam tape. I used Cosmo Cricket paper and the sketch from Sweet Sunday.


Easy Oven Apple French Toast

We had 1/2 a loaf of leftover cranberry white chocolate bread in the fridge and I thought it would work perfectly for a French toast dish! I used a 8" square pan and cut the bread into cubes, then I peeled and chopped up an apple and layered it over the bread. I beat 4 eggs with 1 cup of vanilla almond milk and added some cinnamon and then poured it over the bread mixture. I let it sit for the eggs to soak into the bread while the oven heated to 350*, but you could also do it the night before. Bake about 30 minutes until the apples are tender and the egg is cooked in the centre of the dish. I served it with maple syrup and whipped cream. Yum!