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Sunday, October 30, 2011


Soooo I gave ya a wee 'teaser' with the part- image of the inside of my card....after all it's Hallowee'en in a few hrs..... so perhaps this is my (very lame) trick?? it is the full card front:
Tadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-----here's my card for last August duel,finally!Truth is I already had started to post this one before my previous two cards ,then I lost everything with a quick klick of the wrong keyboard tab and was too upset to even try to repost....arghhhhh...You would think I had learned my lesson(s) by now, after several posts of mine went  poofffffffffffff  both here in blogland and on my favorite cards' site!! :/
Anyhow....on with it: my friend Judy (from the Divas) and I (from the Dazzlers) were the hostess (last August) for the monthly duel between these two creative group of chicks...(pardon the pun...could not resist
We decided on: 'It Is Hot, Let's Keep It Cool' theme, being smack in the middle of summer we deemed it quite appropriate. For my group, I chose to send images of  this cool chick  relaxing in the water sipping a favorite beverage. It is by Penny Black,  one of my favorite stamping  company . Judy and I also asked our groups to tell us one of their favorite summer drinks and their favorite things to do during the summer months.
For me, I like to sip on a half glass of beer mixed with same amount of seven up...It is called a Shantee (sp?) and it is very refreshing during a heated day or evening. The thing I love to do in the summer is camping...I absolutly LOVE it! Hubby and I re-discovered our love for camping last year, -after about 25 yrs- when we used to take our kids camping with an old tent trailer but now ,instead,we take our grandkids  with us sometimes,it is soo much fun for all of us!
This year, we haven't yet winterized our RV....I sooo would like to go camping in the snow!!!!
At least once! :o) What do YOU think?? Too crazy of an idea?? ehehe LOL

*KITS 's SUPPLIES sent to the Dazzlers* :
*Stamped image : 'Poolside Chicken' by Penny Black
*Designer Papers: DWCV + K & Company
*strip of bazzill card stock -dry embossed with 'Divine Swirls' CB folder-
*Vellum Quotes by : DWCV (playing on opposites *hot/cool*)
*SIzzix cut out leaves
*Orange satin flower from Michael
*Faux button
*Orange/Yellow thread
*Brocade blue 5/8" grosgrain ribbon from SU!
*Green velvety zigzag ribbon from Michaels
*Red zig zag c/s border
*Dolphin and Star fish stickers (thanks to Barb!)

To create my card I also added the following:
Card Stock Pear Pizzazz (SU),Big SCallops Circles nesties, Wonky Squares nesties, chalks,hair spray, crystal effect

I hope you'll enjoy my VERY LATE August card...I think it turned out rather cute....but that's just because I soooo loveee PB chicken adorably fun images!! *wink* :o)

Thanks for stopping by...please DO leave a comment...I truly DO appreciate reading them all!

xox Blessingsssssssss and Smiles xox


Thursday, October 27, 2011

Calendar Girls : October

Yeahhhh...'this the 28th of the month and do you know what THAT means??
It mean it is Calendar Girls Time..woooooooooott!
Our misss October -aka fabby stamping pal Tami- gave us a Halloween theme to incorporate on our cards this month....In her own words here are the details:

" Theme: Halloween

Layers: At least three layers somewhere on the card, one layer being a designer paper {I love me some DP}
Colors: Somewhere on your card please use the color purpleEmbellishments

Embellishments: Two for sure - and one needs to be a glitter product

Blog Post: Please share what your favorite candy is to receive in your trick-or-treat bag and if you participate in this holiday, please include what fun things do you like to do for Halloween. "

Can you see where I added the onix glitter here?
It's on the tree leaves and on the witch...
and the lil dimentional ghost I also added ,is glittery as well:o)

**this is a very simple layout of the inside of the card**


I loveeeee Halloween and creating this card was a load of  FUN!
Thanks so much for this challenge Tami! Great theme....even though my supplies
of Halloween's stamps are quite limited at the moment...:o)
Hopefully U'll like my interpretation on the subject **muwahhh**

My favorite Halloween candie is, without a doubt, Reeses Peanut Butter cup....
and things I like to do on Halloween, besides dressing up, is to
give out candies, especially to the wee ones...they are sooo adorable in their lil
Halloween outfits! For the last three years I have been taking photo of some of
the kids coming to my door (always with the permission of their parents of course,
to whom I explain that such photos are sent overseas  to my friend Tiziana
remember her? If not, check this post here:
to show her our yearly Canadian costumes and share our traditions.

Can't wait to see what all the other supah talented Calendar Girls created!!


My Card  Deets:
Stamps:Home is Where The Haunt Is (SU,2005)
D/P: Wicked Fun (double sided) ; C/S Rich Razzleberries,Pear Pizzazz (all  from SU)
Ink: Versamark Onix Black, Orchid Opulence, Eggplant Envy, Kiwii Kiss
Accessories: Nesties, Self adhesive black Pearls from Kaiser, MS Onix Glitter,
black satin ribbon, orchid opulence grosgrain ribbon, dimentionals,
MS punches, dimentionals stickers (velveteen spiders & glittery ghost)

Tecnique: Sponging,layering,glittering

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

September 'Back To School' *DDD* card

My apologies to my darling dueling friends for the lateness in posting...
You all know that I had trouble uploading pictures to my blog due to camera issues...
Anyways here it is the card I made with the fabulous kit sent to all the Dazzlers from
our wonderful September hostess: April, while Jamie was the hostess for the Divas 'rival' team :o)

I HAD to add the lil apple (for the
on top of Changito's book pile....ehehehhe
(the cute lil monkey, the books and the apple
were all treated with a couple coating of Crystal effect)

Included in April's awesome kit was:                                                                  
me & my BIG ideas and DCWV cardstocks;
Reflections blue star glitter tape;
CTMH red abc ribbon
Assorted clips
School bus courtesy of Jamie;
Stamps by Perfectly Clear Stamps/Stampendous ~"School for Changito"
Black waffle paper from SU! 

 I added just the following: red bazzil card base, SU Pacific Point c/s , crystal effect , regular and scalloped oval nesties from Spellbinders and dimentionals (centre ovals).

I hope April and all of YOU like the end results you see...
I sure ejoyed this challenge, as always! So much fun to be part of
such creative group of gals! :o)

come back and check that one out too!! *wink& smile* :o)

                    ***BLESSINGS TO ALL!!***


Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello wonderful friends and visitors...
It has been quite a LONGGGGGG time since I posted last...
I tried to explain all of the reasons in my previous 'disappeared' post (where I was showcasing my DDD card for August *sigh*) post need for me to still be frustrated just because my whole august blogging got totally lost-TWICE-!! *sigh* :o(

Let's now concentrate on this month, specifically dedicated to the FALL season...
with all its wonderful ever changing colors!!

The wonderful hostesses for the month of October are:
 Darlene (for the Dazzlers) and Tami (for the Divas)

Darlene gifted us with an absolutly incredibly *AMAZING* kit full of soooo many
delightful items that I decided I 'NEEDED' to hoard some for later  days
Her kit consisted of an incredible amount of d/p from mixed companies, lots of embellishments including ribbons, brads, and Balsa wood oval shapes.
The sweet images she sent us are from a set called 'Sweet Seasons' from SU.

Here's what I created with it...I love this sweet boy seemingly without a single care in the world!

I used one of the Balsa oval on the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment
from SU 'Elements of Style' ,after sponging off the wood with SU! Pumpink Pie ink ,and also added some colorful silk leaves as well, see better closeup below...

I hope you enjoyed this Fall card...I absolutly love all the colors about it, thanks
for such seasonal challenge Darlene!! :o)

Wow..I am actualy ready to press the 'Publish' button without a hitch this time around...
YEAAHH!! Until next time my darlin peeps (ssooner than sssooon!!)....
Thanks for stopping by, please do come again..I have LOTS of cards to upload!! *wink*

God Bless Ya All!

OOPPSSS! I realized I forgot to add a favorite fall recipe as requested by lovely Darlene. Here it is:

I love peppers, and the fall season is the best to find colorful peppers at a very good price.
This recipe I do always in great batches without any measuring, therefore I tried to
adjust the number of each ingredients to make it easier to follow but you can adjust to your taste.
Peperonata can easily be used as a side dish to accompany any meats,including bbq, oven roasts ,chicken etc...(it freezes well too)
**I also like to use it as an appetizer spreaded over toasted baguette bread and cut out into bite pieces. If you wish, you could also add fresh chopped parsley as a garnish on top.**
*Paola's Peperonata*
I medium sized onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 carrots
1 or 2 lrg stalk of celery
3 peppers (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange)
fresh parley (a hand-FULL)
4 tbsps. of crushed tomatoes'
Vegetable oil
salt & pepper to taste
water as needed
crushed dry red peppers seeds (optional)
 Finely chop onion and garlic cloves together (I use starfrit with all my veggies in need to be chopped,except parsley) Saute’ onions in veg. oil; meanwhile add the other ingredients one at a time, as provided above; leave peppers last. Chop parsley well (you may add more garlic too if you wish) Add to all the ingredients bubbling on the stove,then add crushed tomatoes, stir and add about half cup of water. Let it simmer on the stove. Adjust w/salt & pepper and a bit of heat too if you so wish (aka dry red peppers)   *Enjoy*  :o)
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