Friday, January 14, 2011

I have a DREAM Blog Hop!

Welcome to my little stop on your Dream Hop! 

Do not forget... “The Grand Prize Blog Candy is the Dreams Come True Cartridge,  donated by an anonymous donor!!  In order to be eligible to win, you need to leave a comment on each and every stop on the hop, along with a way to contact you.  Karelj will choose a winner by on the 18th and announce it on her blog, as well as contacting the winner personally.”

I have a dream... a Dream Journal!
Hand Stitched using the Coptic Stitch. There are 6 signatures with 60 pages. The Journal measures 4.5x6 and is made from a leather Remnant. 

The front is stamped with a Giant Sun from Unity.

The Closure is a Metal "DREAM" Imprinted Circle and a Stone Bead.

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible."
T. E. Lawrence

"A Dream is not a Realized until it is shared by Love."
This is my second project. A Rosary style Bracelet, Red Spot Jasper Stones, with One Mahogany Stone. Toggle Clasp
Up close LOVE Charm!

In Celebration of Our Fabulous Hop. I am offering coupon code DREAM to our hoppers for 15% off in my Shop, Arelia's Pretties!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A little Scrapbook Challenge!

I am SO behind on my Scrapbooks. Pretty much a whole child behind! ha.
But Scrapbooking doesn't always have to be in a book!!!
My family just loves when I gift them these scrapbooked Canvases... with pictures or without, they are so great!
This canvas was Copic Airbrushed, Masked with Cricut Rock Princess Cartridge vinyl cutouts and stamped with Our Daily Bread Images! 
The Cross is a small wall cross that I removed the hanging parts.

Join the Challenge! Our Daily Bread!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Our Daily Bread Stamping in Time Challenge!

This year, I am going to try to get back on track! 
I fell a little off on my crafting time and motivation when I got sick this summer.
But I have a great room in my new house, and plenty of time to make some time for myself!
I plan to RING IN THE NEW YEAR... by stamping and stamping and then stamping some more!
Here is my first go at it!
Suede Prayer Journal, Hand Stitched, Hand Stamped. Colored with Copic Markers.
 Copic Colored
 Hand Stitched with Waxed Imitation Sine.
I love this set, I have others.... but this is my favorite. Something about it.... just gets me right here! hahahha
Join the Challenge!!! Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping in Time Challenge!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Today's Recipe... do it yourself for less.

Lately I have been to a few Holiday parties, and people have been raving about this Cheese dip. 
I tried it, it was delish. The only problem is... it is from one of those Seasoning companies. 
Personally, I think is a Fabulous Idea.... sell me the seasoning I need, and make them so yummy. 
However, I make all my own seasonings, and I own most of the ingredients already.... and, wait for it...
I am cheap! 
This dip was from Epicure... and I priced it out to buy the three you need... at 8.95 a piece, for stuff I could likely pull out of my pantry... I couldn't justify it.
Sooooooooo, without further ado. I share with you, my Imitation Epicure Seasoning mixes.... I am sure the real thing is better... but mine were darn tasty.

Now there are three seasoning mixes you need to make the dip. I use my husbands old coffee grinder, you can get one of these for the price of one of the spice mixes, and make your own blends forever!
The first is a 
Bacon/Cheese/Chive Seasoning.
3 Tbs Parmesan (the powdery kind)
2 Tbs Imitation Bacon (the crunchy hard kind)
2 Tbs Dried Chives
Lightly pulse in the spice grinder/coffee grinder/food processor. Keep it a little lumpy.

Next is
Lemony Dill Seasoning.
2 Tbs Dried Dill
2 Tbs Granulated Garlic
2 tsp Onion flakes
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp lemon granules
lightly pulse in the grinder.

and finally:
Onion Mix.
2 Tbs Onion Flakes
2 Tbs Dried Chives
1 Tbs Dried Parsley
1 tsp Granulated Garlic
Lightly pulse in the grinder, keeping it kinda lumpy.

Okay, now, once you have whipped those up. store them airtight, You only need a tsp of each for the recipe.
I add a tsp of each, 1/2 cup of cheddar shredded, 1/2 cup of mozzarella shredded, 8oz brick of Cream cheese, and 1 cup of mayo to the food processor and blend well. 
I then bake at 350 for close to 40 minutes. 
I serve with homemade pita bread.
My sister came to visit and we cooked and cooked... we also update the Seasonings/Sauces Recipes download I have on the sidebar... If you haven't picked it up... take a looksie!