Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Little Red Wagon - Trim the Tree

Over at Little Red Wagon this week Tammy is challenging us to use a tree on our project.

I created a card with a small Christmas tree on it:

So if you have chance link up your tree adorned creation over at Little Red Wagon.

We love to see what you create!

Monday, November 26, 2012

300 Best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes

I'm back with another cookbook review, 300 Best Canadian Bread Machine Recipes published by Robert Rose.

Recipes have been developed by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt both bestselling authors.

This book contains all the info you need for both old and newer models of bread machines. And it has traditional and innovative recipes including low-fat, international and gluten free. Most recipes indicate different loaf sizes so that you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

My daughter Brittany is the designated bread baker in our house and chose to make Salsa bread.

It was yummy and nothing beats fresh, hot bread of any kind.

Other recipes include Asiago Herb Loaf, Maple Banana Flaxseed bread to name just a couple. We're sure to be making lots of bread over the upcoming winter months!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Little Red Wagon - Boy oh Boy!

Hi all!

This week Jan has chosen masculine theme for the challenge at Little Red Wagon.

I was inspired by cards in the Take Ten magazine to create this card:

And it really did only take ten minutes to make, gotta love that!

If you can link up your masculine inspired creation over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tropical Themed Dinner

A couple of weeks ago I hosted a tropical themed dinner and thought I'd share some of the decor and recipes over the next couple of posts or so.

I used bright gerbera daisies in a pineapple vase to create a centrepiece.

Be sure to fit a container in the pineapple so it doesn't leak(learned from personal experience).

Then I used some brightly coloured napkins that I folded into an orchid shape and adorned with a silk orchid.

I added mini tropical umbrella  and bamboo chargers on a green tablecloth lined with grass skirts.

Here's a look at the menu, I'll feature most of these recipes in subsequent posts.

But today I'll share a cheese ball formed in to the shape of a pineapple.

This can be done with any cheeseball recipe with the cheese shaped into a barrel. Pecan halves are pressed in and topped with the greens of a pineapple.

Recipes to come soon, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Little Red Wagon - Texturize!

Hi all!

Things continue to be really busy around my place but I do have a couple of cards I made that fit Joanne's challenge to texturize using embossing folders.

The first uses a newer chicken wire embossing folder as well as the older swiss dot folder:

The second uses an older holly folder:

After not having used my folders for a while I've quite enjoyed digging them out and using them again!

And if you can, link up your textured creation over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Little Red Wagon - Colour!

Hi there!

Long time no post!

The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind!

So finally, here's my Little Red Wagon post for this week.

Dee wanted us to colour an image, I choose an image with very little colouring, a major cheat I know!

I think it is cute though.

And if you can link up your coloured images over at Little Red Wagon, we love to see what you create!