The May Challenge is called Mix & Match Scraps. All entries will have a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the ES store so you can snag some of the new products that are just flying out the door. You have until midnight EST on Sunday, June 13th to enter. Post a link to your creation back to this thread for your chance to with the GC.
We're challenging you to use your scraps (we know you have a ton) in ways that make them fresh & not boring. How you do that is up to you.... It can be making embellishments, mixing the old with the new, a design that is on trend, etc.
Here's my take on the challenge using some of the scraps from My Mind's Eye Grow line mixed with other papers that coordinated.
I had a small piece of a KI Sheer left so I cut out the shape & used it in place of a flower.
The geometric pattern wasn't too feminine (since layout was about my dad flowers wouldn't have been right) the sheers worked perfectly. I adhered them with Diamond Glaze adhesive.
They seemed kind of flat so I added a Prima - Pebble. Since I only had 1 left I had to brainstorm what to use on the other 2.... brads, buttons... no.... how about Tim Holtz Fragments... perfect. I didn't even need to adhere patterned paper to the frag as I usually do because the sheer pattern coming thru was decorative enough.
I know you want to see what Teresa did with the challenge so head on over to her blog. My other project is created with the new Echo Park Paper - Sweet Summertime line which is THE HOT product out there right now. See my blog for photos & design details.
With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.
Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:
1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.
Do you have a quick recipe? email me firstname.lastname@example.org