October 30, 2008

TAMARA'S SKETCH CHALLENGE, YUMMY CANDY, AND A WINNER!

Whoohoo!! Time for Tamara's sketch challenge!!! Her sketches are always fun to do, I look forward to them every week!! I feel very lucky to be a part of such a talented group of stampers - make sure you head on over to Tamara's to see what they did for this fabulous sketch! So, here is my take for this week - I wanted to use greens and blues, I was in that kind of mood. And, I wanted to incorporate my felt flowers, I have been really lovin' those lately!! I used my Baroque Motifs stamp set for this one, I will never tire of it - the swirls and all the different flowers are very me!!! And, I added some scalloped borders using my Scallop Edge Punch - I did two and then layered them on each other, and I am quite liking the look! I will leave you with the full recipe below! Want to try your hand at this sketch? Just upload your version to Tamara's site so we can all come and take a look at what you have created!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Naturals White, Pattern Prints Hostess DSP
Inks - Not Quite Navy classic ink
Stamps - Baroque Motifs
Accessories - Scalloped Edge Punch, 1 inch circle punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, vintage brads, stampin' dimensionals, Large and Small oval punches, Always Artichoke narrow grosgrain ribbon, Felt Frenzy flowers
Okay, now it is time to announce the winner for the blog candy from yesterday - I used Random.org and it chose number 13 which is Fabi- whoohoo!!! Congrats, girl - send me your addy and I will get this in the mail to you! So, you guys want more?!!! Well, luckily I have just the thing for your sweet tooth! Here is today's blog candy! In keeping with the season, I decided that today's giveaway would be Halloween themed. Included are eight cards with matching envies, two full rolls of ribbon, and three holiday rubber stamps!!! So, what do you need to do to win this? Just leave me a comment on this post - if you leave a recipe as well, you get two chances and let me tell you, that does pay off and besides, doncha want to help me fill my recipe book? *wink* And, you don't want to miss tomorrow's - it will be the last day of blog candy, and you know I always save the best of last!!! Now, I am off to the VA hospital in Sacramento....uggghhhh!!!!!

32 comments:

Nikki Bond said...

This is stunning girl! Love the color combo...and that set is always a fav of mine! {sMILES}

Marilyn said...

This is an amazing card you've made Alex! My favorite recipe of the fall season is the following. I love cooking in the fall and winter, and these are so yummy!

WESTERN POTATOES
1/2 cup red pepper
1/2 cup onion
2 tbsp butter
1 can cream celery soup
1/4 cup milk
1 can chopped green chilies
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
8 cooked medium red pototoes, cubed

Saute red pepper and onion in butter until tender. Ad soup, milk, chilies, salt, cayenne and sauce. Heat. Stir in 3/4 cup cheese, add potatoes. Place in greased 11 x 7 x 2 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Pretty card!

Froggy said...

Pepper Steak

Makes:
4 servings

What You Need
1 green bell pepper, cut into strips 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into strips 1 small onion, cut into strips 1 lb. well-trimmed boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into strips 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 tsp. black pepper 3 Tbsp. lite soy sauce 1/2 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce 2 cups hot cooked brown rice Make It
HEAT large nonstick skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium-high heat. Add bell peppers and onions; cook and stir 6 to 8 min. or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Transfer to large bowl; keep warm.

ADD meat, garlic and black pepper to same skillet; cook and stir 3 min. Add soy sauce; cook 1 min. or until meat is cooked through. Add barbecue sauce; cook until heated through.

SPOON meat mixture into bowl with vegetables; toss gently. Serve over rice.

~Denise Lynn~ said...

Love your card Alex, the felt flowers work perfectly with the baroque swirl! Beautiful! :)

scrapnnMO said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the stamping. One rockin' card! :)

ribenaruby said...

Colours coordinate so well. Brilliant!

Ila said...

Totally Gorgeous card Alex!! Love the colors and the scallops border!..Hugs, Ila

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty! I love the baroque set and you did a great job.

Catherine said...

i love this and love the color combo. no recipe's here, i usually put whatever is available...LOL! but my daughter swears it's good

Diane said...

Such a beauty Alex!!! Love those colors together and that sketch is awesome!
Congrats to the winner of your fab candy!!!!

Lauren said...

This is so pretty Alex. The felt flowers are the perfect touch!

Wendy said...

Lovely card, Alex! Love the little felt flowers over the stamped swirls...so pretty!

Have a great day!
Wendy
SBS9

Joan said...

Love your card! - Joan

Shannon McGann said...

I love your card, Alex! It's just gorgeous. I love the blues and greens too!

Fabi said...

Woah, I am so happy. Wow =)!
Nice card, really.

Fabi

Erin... said...

I'm definitely caseing this card!! I love it!!!! Awesome job Alex!

LuLu said...

Gorgeous card Alex. Loving those flourishes.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Fabi on the win. Alex, love the card and the colors. I always enjoy that stamp set and the flet flowers. TFS

Kathy Brown

Cindy Haffner said...

So gorgoeous, awesome job.

Dani said...

Oooo, pretty! Great job!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh love your sketch card!!! Gorgeous colors!! The details are fabulous!! And congrats to the winner!!

Manna said...

This is very pretty! Love the felt flowers.

kathleenh said...

Pretty card Alex! Here's another stamp set I haven't touched in a long time. I like how you have the stamped circle accents.

Courtney said...

Oh my! I love how you added the felt flowers to this! Great!

Natalie said...

Great card Alex. x

christie said...

Beautiful. So, so beautiful.

Rose Ann said...

This is such a pretty card, Alex!! I love those colors, swirls and felt flowers!! Hugs!!

Beth Norman said...

Totally adorable. I never tire of this set either. You really worked the set well.

Corie said...

Love this card -- Baroque Motiffs is still one of my favs.

Angie Tieman said...

Very pretty! Love how you used the felt flowers!

malieta said...

Your card is beautiful Alex!!!