Thursday, February 27, 2014

myStampBOX: Getting Messy

I am sharing two cards today that I created with some myStampBOX stamps, stencils, mists and embossing powders. You can see all the details of how I created the cards on the myStampBOX blog.

Bo Bunny Pincushion and Silhouette Lace Design

Sharing a layout created for Scrapbook Express featuring Bo Bunny Pin Cushion.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

myStampBOX: Hello Darling

While stamping directly on layouts sometimes makes me a bit nervous, I decided to go ahead and try this with my layout today.  I used myStampBOX Timelines along the top of the pink mat and three hearts from the Back to the Basics Set along the bottom.

Friday, February 21, 2014

myStampBOX Design Team Feature

The design team feature for this month at myStampBOX is celebration. 

I laid a chevron shaped stencil over my pattern paper and painted it with gesso. After the gesso dried, I moved the stencil down just a little and sprayed some mist over the stencil. After letting that dry, I stamped butterflies from the Colorful Companions set and a sentiment with the Mention It! Set.
This card uses the same technique but with a different stencil. The heart is from the Back to the Basics Set and the sentiment is from the Happy Word Jumble Set.
You can see the other design team members' creations on the myStampBOX blog.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Winter Snow

Sharing a layout created for Scrapbook {Express}ions blog today. I used Bo Bunny Woodland Winter collection and the Silhouette Cameo to cut the title.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Love Kitties

I created this layout of my cute kitties snuggling with each other for the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog. The title was created using Quickutz Love Letters 4x4 Die and my Sizzix Bigshot Machine. It seemed kind of plain, so I cut "kitties" (Sofia Font) with the Silhouette Cameo and layered it over the "love."  A little machine stitching across the title and the addition of a chipboard arrow and heart gave the title a little more interest

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Taco Tuesday: Chicken Tomatillo Tacos with Tequila Jalapeno Slaw

It's Taco Tuesday and I have a couple recipes to share with you.

First up is Tomatillo Chicken Tacos. This is super easy and made in the crockpot. The recipe makes enough to feed a crowd or can be divided and frozen. Having a meal in the freezer is a great way to be able to feed your family a home cooked meal when you are short on time (or you forgot to plan on anything for dinner).

Tomatillo Chicken Tacos
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into large pieces
salt and pepper
½ onion, chopped
2 poblano chiles, stemmed, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno, chopped
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tsp. cumin
1 cup jarred tomatillo salsa
chopped onion and cilantro
corn tortillas

Place chicken in crockpot and season with salt and pepper. Add onion, peppers and spices, then pour salsa over top. Cover and cook on low until chicken is tender, 3 to 5 hours (depending on your crockpot). When chicken is cooked, use two forks to break apart into smaller pieces or shred.

Heat a large cast iron or other heavy skillet. Put corn tortillas (as many as will fit, probably 2-4 depending on size) into hot skillet and cook, turning occasionally, until tortillas are hot and starting to get slightly crispy.  (You could also use prepared taco shells.)

Add chicken filling to warm tortillas. Top with chopped cilantro and onion. Tomatillo salsa, cheese and sour cream are also good.

Adapted from Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2

A perfect side dish to these tacos is Tequila Jalapeno Slaw. The slaw is also good on the tacos. Or, if you are out of tortillas, make a sandwich by placing some of the chicken on a toasted bun and top it with some slaw. 

Have you seen the new Dole bags of chopped slaw? For this recipe I like to use the Summer Garden Blend (green cabbage, red cabbage, radishes, romaine, carrots & green onions).

Tequila Jalapeno Slaw
¼ cup canola mayonnaise
3 Tbl. Fresh lime juice
1 Tbl. Tequila
2 tsp. sugar
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbl. Diced, pickled jalapenos
1 Tbl. Juice from jalapeno jar
1/3 cup sliced green onions
½ cup chopped cilantro

1 (14 oz.) pkg coleslaw
Combine first seven ingredients in a mixing bowl. Add remaining ingredients and toss. Let sit about 30 mins. before serving.

Adapted from Cooking Light August 2013

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Valentine Pencil Hearts

Today I am sharing this card and pencil on the Scrapbook {Express}ions blog. Head on over to the blog to see my tip for using this cut file with your Silhouette Cameo.


Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Love Sigh Gush

I created this love card for myStampBOX.  You can see the complete details on the myStampBOX blog.

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