Happy Love Day

Happy Love Day

 

Happy Valentine’s Day to You!

LOVE NEVER FAILS!

My Mad Card Making Skills

As usual I can’t help myself when it comes to making cards for special events and holidays.  Here are examples of the past two years; 2017 was more vintage and sweet and this year more graphic and gold.

 

Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

(Make a heart shaped crust for Valentine’s Day) 

Ingredients

1 small to medium sized head of cauliflower – should yield 2 to 3 cups once processed

¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

¼ cup mozzarella cheese

1 egg

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon garlic powder

1 cup marinara sauce

1-2 cups mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.

Remove the stems from the cauliflower and cut into chunks, Place the cauliflower into a food processor and pulse it until it resembles the texture of rice. If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a cheese grater or chop it very finely. But quickest way is to just buy the pre-chopped (riced) packaged cauliflower at your local grocery store.

Microwave the chopped cauliflower uncovered in a microwave safe bowl for approximately 4-5 minutes on high. Remove it from the microwave and allow it to cool for at least 4-5 minutes (trust me don’t rush this step!). After the cauliflower is slightly cooled, place it in a kitchen towel and squeeze all the liquid out of it. Be sure to squeeze as much liquid as humanly possible.

Combine the cooked cauliflower, egg, garlic, cheese, and seasonings. Stir until a dough texture forms. Spread the cauliflower mixture out onto lightly greased parchment paper or a pizza pan in the shape of a pizza crust.

Bake the crust for approximately 10-15 minutes (depending on your oven), or until the crust is golden and crispy. I cooked mine for approximately 15 minutes. After the crust is golden remove it from the oven and add your toppings, you can use marinara sauce and cheese for a simple margarita pizza.

Place the pizza back in the oven but this time turn on the broiler, bake for about 2-5 minutes until the cheese melts. be sure to keep an eye on it because the broiler can burn the cheese quickly.

Slice and serve warm , enjoy!

Thanks, Layla! Curtesy of givemedelicious.com

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Fall is Here!

Fall is in the Air!

I’ve been busy decorating my house, so I thought I’d show you some pics of what I’ve done.

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I made this tablecloth on Thursday! (See below for inspiration.)

Fall makes me feel very creative and so beyond willing to sew, cook, paint, decorate, and do some gardening.

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This is about as scary as I get for Halloween, I really don’t like the spooky, witchy stuff!

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Inspiration for My Fall Tablecloth

I found this pretty black and white graphic tablecloth on the Better Homes and Gardens website (BHG.com) and if you want to find it, type “pumpkin tablecloth” in the search button.  I just had to make it.

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More photos of what I did:

I changed the base to some fabric that I already had instead of plain off-white.  I realized when I was making this that I really missed embroidery and hand stitching, maybe I need to take it up again.

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Doors

Is He Knocking on the Door of your Heart?

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The Lord gave me a word today, so I thought I’d share it:

Doors of destiny are beginning to open in your life with opportunities for new ideas, strategies, and creativity.  These doors will open when our hearts are surrendered to the Holy Spirit and not tainted by presumption, fear, prejudice, and pride.

  • Presumption:  Assuming you know exactly what God is saying without consulting His Wisdom and timing.
  • Fear:  These new doors open by following the Holy Spirit by faith, without timidity and fear – because without faith it is impossible to please God*.
  • Prejudice:  When you determine God’s will for yourself, because you can’t see outside the box – not willing to accept that He may be calling you to new things, people, and places, outside your comfort zone and ideals.
  • Pride:  Resisting God and not walking in humility with a contrite heart, and laziness.

These doors open the Kingdom glory, power, and purpose… designed in your life to do the “greater things” that Jesus spoke of.   The greater things in you, your community, and in the world.  God wants to set the world on fire with the knowledge of Him and the Glory that shall cover the Earth…coming with the exaltation of His Son, Jesus.  What better way to walk into your destiny than by opening the doors that He is knocking on now, revealing His heart to you.

*Hebrews 11:6

Door CollageWhich do you choose?

Cards and Album

This is what I finished today

I’ve been on a new quest to finish all of my ongoing projects before starting any new ones.  I love new ideas and imagining how I can improve things that are outdated or “old school”.  Though before I get ahead of myself, I need to stop, and complete my unfinished originals. I’m not a procrastinator, just inspired by lots of things.  Creating new things makes me so happy and genuinely joyful.

This is a photo album that I did for this summer’s beach theme in my creations. It is an accordion-folded album that can contain quite a few photos of vacations, special events, and little mementos and treasures. I would be glad to post the how-tos and measurements if I get enough replies to this post.  It is a very fun project and would make someone a fantastic gift.album cover1 Cover with a shell closure

accordian3 accordian2 album accordianYou can have some fabulous ideas of your own and create endless possibilities with colors, shapes, and themes.

Cards with a coastal/beach theme

I finished most of these current cards, mostly to find ideas and materials I can use for later projects…possible mock-ups for an art line I hope to launch next year.

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Cards, Cards, Cards

New Decorative Cards

I’ve been working to perfect my card making skills♥ and trying to use new techniques I’ve learned from the local scrapbooking store on their “Make and Take Days”, every Wednesday.  I needed decided to create my own cards for recent holidays, events, and thank yous.  Even though time-wise it is labor intensive, the satisfaction factor is so rewarding…creativity brings a level of happiness!

Card1 card2 card3 card4 card5 card6 card7I hope you find the inspiration to make your own cards.  We were born to create!

Have a great weekend!