Oct 10, 2010

Some Deep Dish Pizza

A couple weeks ago, it was our anniversary and I decided to try my hand at making some Chicago-style deep dish pizza.   It came out really good and we ate it all.  Here are some pictures of the pizza:

I was also had a chance to play around alittle and make this coloring page pizza into a MTC file.

MTC File

SVG File

Sep 22, 2010

Making PIZZA!!

I am really loving the taste of homemade bread. So this weekend I decided to try making some thin crust pizza. It came out really good.  The only thing I would do differently is put them closer to the bottom of the oven. I made two different pies!

Sep 11, 2010

A Day to Remember Those We Lost

It has been 9 years since the towers fell.  Living in NYC during that time was very hard and sad, throughout the 9 years I have moved away from New York but will never forgot those lost and the horrible feelings that I felt during that time.  It is a time that is a huge part of my life and continues to affect the way I see things. 
I keep hoping that people will become more tolerance and learn to love all people. Meanwhile, I will remember all those lost and learn new crafting skills. 

On a craft note, I recently make some decorations for the bulletin board that Eric's girls swim team has on the pool deck.  I used the free pennant file from Paper Creativity.  

They loved it!  It was sooo easy to made the cut out flags with the letters in MTC.  Since it a gloomy day in Michigan, I will probably do some more crafts and will post some pictures once they are done. 

Sep 10, 2010

Learning to Make Fresh Bread

Recently, I have been looking at The Fresh Loaf website and wanted to try making some bread.  Last weekend, I had some time and made fresh bread.  It turned out really good and was super easy to make. It just takes time to wait for the dough to rise.  Here are some pictures of my first loaf. It didn't last long, Eric ate alot of it :-)

I am hoping to make some bread that has some more stuff in it.  I will probably try this recipe next.

Aug 30, 2010

Bored at work- so here is a dog coloring page

I was bored at work and I have MTC trial downloaded at work.  I was searching for free coloring pages and found this cute doggie one.

Here is the MTC file.  If you would like the SVG, please leave me a comment and I will post it.

Aug 12, 2010

Some Garden Stuff and another Cat MTC file

This weekend we smoked some brisket and it came out really good.

Also we have been getting alot of tomatoes and a couple peppers!!!

I saw this cute kitty coloring page. So I turned it into a MTC file.  If you would like it click below.

MTC File

SVG File

Aug 8, 2010

Free MTC File: Kitten

I found this free coloring page and made it into a MTC file.  Here it is for anyone that would like it.

MTC File

Jul 24, 2010

Learning to Sew some bags

The last couple weeks I have been trying my hand at sewing some bags.

I used a pattern to make this bag for my FMIL:

I made this small bag for my sister using the tutorial from Sew, Mama, Sew!.  I used her Simple Party Clutch tutorial to make it.

They both loved them!!! It was so easy to make the simple party clutch that I made 3 more for some friends and family.  I still need to learn to better use the sewing machine and to make the stitching straight. Here are some pictures:

Jul 20, 2010

Digi Stamp Challenge Card

Tonight I made the card using the free challenge digi stamp from Stretch N' Bubbles Shop.

I used some pink card-stock and crayons to make the card.

If you want to join the Challenge head over to http://snbshop.blogspot.com/

Jul 14, 2010

Tomatoes are Starting to Ripen!!!!

I am sooo excited!! My early bloom tomatoes are starting to turn red!!! Here are some pictures of the ones that are almost ready to be picked.

I might be able to bring some with me to Chicago this weekend.  I am going to see my sis and future parents in law.   We are going to a bridal show in the Chicago area on Sunday to look for some more ideas. 

I am in the process of finishing up some more Avatar MTC files and will post them as I finish fixing the problems.  

Until next time, have a great day!

Jul 11, 2010

Interesting Bee and A Card

I had a day off this week, so I did some yard work and look up at  the window.  I saw Clint looking at me work while he slept.

Then while I was watering my tomatoes, I saw a weird looking bumble bee.  I got  some pictures but they aren't to good.  I think it might be a bumble bee queen from the hive we have near our garage.
Here are the pictures I got of the large bumble bee:

All of a sudden it started to rain, so I came inside and made some cards using the free challenge digi stamp from Stretch N' Bubbles Shop

I made one using the paint option in Illustrator and the other using colored pencils.

Here are some close-ups of the computer colored digi:

Here are some close-ups of the color penciled image:

If you want to join the Challenge head over to http://snbshop.blogspot.com/

Jul 7, 2010

Some Gardening and some Cards

It has been a very hot week.  It is suppose to be about 95 today again. I planted a garden at the beginning of June and with all of the rain and hot weather we have gotten in the last month it has grown a lot.  Here are some pictures of the plants in my raised bed in June:

Here is a picture of the tomatoes in the bed:
Here are the herbs I planted:
I also planted some early bloom tomatoes on the side of the house. Here is what they looked like in June:
So in June all my plants were young and had  few small tomatoes.  Now in July that is a different story, here are some pictures of the plants today.

An overall view of the raised bed: 

As you can see, the tomato plants have grown a lot.

Here is a close-up of some of the tomatoes I have growing:

I am sooo excited to have some home-grown tomatoes soon.

My herbs have also grown a lot:

The tomatoes on the side of the house are also growing and should be ripe soon.
We also have some cherry tomatoes growing on our porch in hanging baskets.  The cherry tomatoes are starting to grow and ripen.  I love fresh tomatoes and wish I had more time to have a larger garden. 

Enough about my garden now onto some cards I did for father's day.
My father is huge METS fan so for father's day, I sent him this card which he loved.

For my FFIL, since he loves trains I made him this card.

I used some free coloring pages to create these two cards.  I am not sure if anyone wants the files but here they are as MTC files.  If you want it in SVG just let me know and I will post it.

METS card: MTC File

Train card: MTC File