Thursday, October 27, 2011

Painter Gilli is in the House

Happy Thursday to You!!!  House of Gilli Challenge #19 ~ Recycle and Texture ~  Come join us over at the House  for our exciting challenges!  This was a very fun challenge for me ~ thank you Wini!  I thought of this wooden box when thinking about recycling.  It was pushed way back on a shelf and was covered in dust.  The base was painted a colonial blue and  the lid stenciled, made during my country-style crafting phase.

I colored Painter Gilli with Copics, and my die cuts were made using my paper scrap bin.  My texture is the paint; it's hard to see in the pic, but the paint is really thick. I spattered the paint on the lid with paint stir sticks (saw a man on youtube apply it this way) and some fine spatters with a toothbrush.  I'd recommend everyone give the *Jackson Pollock* inspired paint spattering a try, it's a thrill to create. If you'd like to order an adorable Gilli stamp please email the artist anaRy at:   Thanks so much for visiting and I would love to see your creations, come join in the fun!
I'm entering this project in the following challenges:
More Than Favors ~ Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter ~Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenge ~ Anything But a Card
My Grafico Challenge ~ Come Out of the Box

Monday, October 24, 2011

Outlawz ~ Think Pink

This week your card must have pink for the Greeting Cards Outlawz Challenge!  I used a digi image from A Day for Daisies for my card.  I paper pieced the tree leaves and then colored them with Copics to give them some depth.  The letters were cut using my Cricut and then I added some pink Stickles to give them some dimension.

Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at Outlawz.  

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
The Joyful Stamper ~ Anything Goes
Paper Cutz ~ Pink (For Breast Cancer Awareness)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Parisian *Vampire* Gilli

Welcome to Challenge #18 at House of Gilli!  To enter this challenge you need to use at least 3 of the following colors in your creation:  purple, black, white, green or orange.  So hop on over and add your card to our challenge and you will have the opportunity of winning a Gilli Goodie Bag!  I've colored Parisian Gilli and made her a little cape to wear for Halloween.

The dp is MS; which I inked up a bit with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Soot and Memento Ink in Grape.  I created the background paper using a MS stamp with white ink, and made the little *blood* droplets using Viva Liner in Ruby.  The die is Spellbinder's Wonky Square; I really love this shape.  Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you over at the House of Gilli Challenge!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Anything Goes ~ Die Cuts or Punches
Creative Card Crew ~ Spooky Fun
Everybody Art Challenge ~ Halloween
Scrap-Creations ~ Halloween
Victorine Stamps ~ Halloween

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blog Candy Giveaway!!!

UPDATE:   The Winner of the Blog Candy is Kym Weber!  Congratulations Kym; please contact me at: so I can get your package to you.  :)

Hi Everyone!!!  In celebration of the Outlawz 1000 Member Party, I'm giving away some blog candy!  One lucky winner will receive a Gilli Cozy rubber stamp, a 36-page BoBunny, 6" X 6" Midnight Frost paper pad, and a 36-page BoBunny, 6" X 6" pad from Ad Lib Collection.  Here's a pic for you:
To be eligible for a chance to win, you must post a comment here naming your favorite Gilli Stamp from the Summer 2011 Collection.  You can find the collection here!   I will draw the name of one lucky winner on October 10 so be sure to check back here by 11:00 pm (est) to see if you're the winner.  That's all you have to do to be eligible, so easy!

In celebration of Autumn, I'm posting a recipe for pumpkin muffins that I made last week.  They turned out very yummy despite the fact that I didn't follow the recipe.  So I'll give you the recipe I was following, but I'm changing mine to read:  add a 15 oz. can of solid-pack pumpkin because this is how much I put in accidently, and I liked how moist they turned out.  :)  Here's the recipe:

From Gourmet November 2006
Adapted from the American Club
Makes 1 dozen
Active time: 15 min.
Start to finish: 1 hour

1 ½  cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 cup canned solid-pack pumpkin (from a 15-oz can)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 large eggs
1 tsp pumpkin-pie spice
1 ¼  cups plus 1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon

Equipment: 12 foil or paper muffin liners; a muffin pan with 12 (1/2-cup) muffin cups
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 350F. Put liners in muffin cups.

Whisk together flour and baking powder in a small bowl.
Whisk together pumpkin, oil, eggs, pumpkin-pie spice, 1 ¼  cups sugar, 1 tsp. cinnamon, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl until smooth, then whisk in flour mixture until just combined.
Stir together cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon sugar in another bowl.
Divide batter among muffin cups (each should be about 3/4 full), then sprinkle tops with cinnamon-sugar mixture. Bake until puffed and golden brown and a wooden pick or skewer inserted into center of a muffin comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool in pan on a rack 5 minutes, then transfer muffins from pan to rack and cool to warm or room temperature.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to leave a comment mentioning your favorite Gilli stamp for a chance to win!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Be sure to stop by my blog during Outlawz Party week; I'll have blog candy!!!!