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Hawaiian Chicken…yum!

Hello!  Today I am sharing one of my favorite recipes in a 6×6 format on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.  While you are reading this, I am spending the day stamping with good friends from NY and PA.  This recipe was scrapped for one of the swaps we are having.

6x6 Hawaiian Chicken diane zechman

I stamped the little chicken from my Get Well Critters stamp set.  I didn’t want his bandaged wing to show since I was doing a Hawaiian scene, so I gave him a tropical drink to cover it up!  😉  The drink, sun, beach ball, and palm tree are from the Wish You Were Here stamp set.  And I gave the sand a little “texture” by stamping some speckles from Grunge Elements.

6x6 Hawaiian Chicken 2 diane zechman

The Get Well Critters Dies and Beach Dies made cutting all the pieces out a snap!

Thanks for stopping by today!  I hope you try the recipe… and like it!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy- Get Well Critters, Wish You Were Here, and Grunge Elements; paper- white, lime green, Bazzill- Atlantic, The Paper Cut- Taupe, SU! Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Early Espresso, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple; accessories- Copics, Sweet ‘n Sassy- Get Well Critters Dies & Beach Dies, Die-Namics Stitched Rounded Squares, foam dots.

6×6 best chocolate chip cookies

Today is my last post as the Inky Antics September Guest Designer and I would first like to thank Jackie for having me!  It was a lot of fun!

Those of you who know me, know that I have a weakness for cookies.  I like all kinds of yummy foods, though, and I enjoy trying new recipes.  When I have favorite recipes, I also like to scrap them.  Sometimes I swap them with my friends which is a great way to not only trade recipes, but also share our craftiness.  I always make extra recipe pages for my girls which is a fun way to hand down my recipes.

I used the Inky Antics Millie Mousie Clear Set to create this 6×6 page for the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies.  Yum!

I use 3 cups of chocolate chips but you can use less if you like  (are you crazy? 😉  )…or you could substitute some nuts for part of the chips.  We don’t care much for nuts in them so I use all chips.

I also like to use a silicone baking mat on top of my cookie sheet.  Just increase the time you bake them by one minute and they come out perfect with nicely browned edges!  The baking mats keep them from sticking to the pan and makes clean-up a breeze!

Millie’s dress was paper pieced in a fun matching print.  There are several items to choose from in this set to place in her hands but of course, I chose the cookies.

If you like this stamp set as much as I do, hop over and let Jackie know.  She is giving it away to one of the lucky commenters!  🙂

Have a “micey” nice day, friends!

stamps- Inky Antics Millie Mousie; paper- white, brown, SU! Poppy Parade, SU! Pawsitively Prints II dsp; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Copics, button, crochet thread, rhinestones.

baking penguins

I’m back with another Sunday post as September guest designer for Inky Antics.  Today my project is a small gift jar with cookie mix inside using the Whisk Penguin image from the Baking Penguins clear set.

I created a tag and added a layer with the penguin.  He was colored with Copics  and I sponged a bit inside the diecut shape.  Here’s a close up.

His hat and shirt were popped up with dimensionals.

A strip of patterned paper was attached around the side of the lid.  Inside the jar I layered the ingredients from the recipe for the cookie mix that I found here.  I used M&M’s that I had on hand for this project.  The colors of the candy didn’t quite match my patterned papers so I added an additional strip of paper around the top of the jar to conceal the colored candy inside.  If you have candy to match your project, though, it is pretty to see that layer of candy at the top of the jar!

“Whisking” you a very happy Sunday.  Go say hello to Jackie on the Inky Antics blog and have a great week, friends!

stamps- Inky Antics Baking Penguins; paper- white, black, SU! Wintergreen; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Pool Party; accessories- Spellbinders Large & Small Deckled Rectangles, Copics, dimensionals, SU! Tag Corner punch, baker’s twine, rhinestones, 12 oz. jar and lid, cookie mix ingredients.

7 Layer Salad

It has been a while since I shared a recipe!  My friends and I are swapping 6×6 recipe pages again soon and this is what they requested that I do.  I made this salad for a party I had in February and everyone loved it.  It’s an old recipe and very simple to make.  I still call it 7 Layer Salad but I make it with more than the original 7 layers.  I added some other ingredients to the list…pick & choose what you like!

There’s a lot of Anna’s signature faux stitching with a tracing wheel on here.  Most of it isn’t showing up in the pic.  I’ve been grabbing that tracing wheel a lot lately since I now keep it handy in my bucket of tools.

It was so nice to finally see a bit of sun today!  Wish it would come back out.  Have a great day!

stamps- SU! Punched Posies; paper- SU! Lucky Limeade, Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, green, textured cream, The Paper Studio- Cosmo Floral; ink- Purely Pomegranate, Lucky Limeade; accessories- dimensionals, 3/4″ circle punch, Cuttlebug Red Tag Sale die (7), Labels 8 Nestabilities, SU! Bitty Banners Framelits and Fancy Flower punch, tracing wheel, ribbon, Martha Stewart Embossed Zigzag punch, Scor-Tape.

Cherry Almond Crumb Cake

This weekend I will be swapping 6×6 recipes with a few friends again.  Mine will be for a yummy cherry almond crumb cake…mmmm.

I used a few old SU! stamp sets here…Basket of Kindness and Creative Corners.  One of the corner stamps is obvious…the blue ones on the top.  But I also used another corner stamp from the set to make a little piece of cloth draping over the basket edge.  The words “for you” on the basket were stamped again on silver metallic cardstock and layered.  Crystal Effects was added to the cherries to make them shine.

The recipe directions were added to the back.

And just to entice you to try it (it really IS yummy)…


stamps- SU! Basket of Kindness and Creative Corners; paper- red, white, Olive, Crumb Cake (LOL…what a coincidence), Bashful Blue, Silver Metallic, Summer Picnic dp; ink- Memento Rich Cocoa and Tuxedo Black, SU! Buckaroo Blue; accessories- ribbon, Cuttlebug Fruit & Tags die, pop dots, Crystal Effects, white gel pen.

pizza muffins…yum!

Hello friends!  It’s been over a week since I posted…lots happening here plus I was sick the past week but I think the antibiotics are finally kicking in.  :0)  I also made the decision last week to step down from the Stampavie team…lots of emotions there to say the least!  I still love the images so I’m sure you’ll see a Stampavie project from time to time.  All the above mentioned, especially being sick, has left me very uninspired lately.  But yesterday I started feeling better and the mojo is coming back!  And very soon I need to focus more on my daughter’s wedding plans… so I hope the mojo is planning to stay!

I’ve been working on a few things but first I have a recipe page that I haven’t shared yet.  For anyone who likes pizza (is there anyone who doesn’t???), this will surely be a hit.  It’s soooo quick and easy….

Thanks for popping in!

stamps- SU! Girlfriend Accessories (pizza), Window Dressing (little girl), and Too Terrific Tags (yum); paper- white, black, red, Saffron, Wasabi, DCWV Bright Red Checks; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- ribbon, Copics, EK Success Fancy Photo Corner punch, Stickles.

Scor-Pal hops with Market Street Stamps!

All this week the Scor-pal team is hopping with Market Street stamps!  Fun, fun! 

I created 2 projects for our hop…a Gate Fold card and a 6×6 recipe card.  Hop on over to the Scor-Pal blog for full project details!

Have a great week!

I ♥ pesto!

Here’s what I made for dinner tonight…yum!  It was delish! 

This recipe will definitely need to be scrapped (let me clarify…scrapbooked…not thrown away).    :^)

It is called Creamy Pesto Chicken and Bow Ties…but I altered it a bit and added some tomatoes and spinach.  It was sooo good!

Creamy Pesto Chicken and Bow Ties

  • 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed (4 breast halves)
  • 1 (10.75 oz.) can Cream of Chicken Soup
  • 1/3 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 5 oz. frozen chopped spinach, thawed
  • 14.5 oz. can Italian Style diced tomatoes

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.

Meanwhile, heat butter in skillet. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink, stirring often.

Add soup, pesto, milk, spinach and tomatoes. Bring to a boil. Cook over low heat 5 minutes or until done. Stir in drained pasta and heat through.

I’m thinking it would be good with mushrooms too…maybe next time!

6×6 Boston Creme Cupcakes

Mmm!  I posted a pic of these yummy cupcakes here a few months ago.  I finally got around to scrapping the recipe for a little swap with some local friends.  I had to change a few ideas, though, because I soon realized I couldn’t fit everything that I wanted on a 6×6 size page.  LOL.  

Here’s a little close up.  It’s hard to see, but I added some Crystal Effects to the cupcake top.  After cutting out all those boats, I was wondering why I went on to torture myself and cut out teeny tiny little fish too.   

Have a great Sunday!

stamps- Jumbo Rollagraph wheel- Skyline, SU! Boatloads of Love, SU! Incentive stamp- cupcake, Our Craft Lounge- Bear-ly Fishin’ (fish); paper- Persian Blue, Sea Blue, Fossill, white, Frances Meyer d.p.; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Bermuda Bay; accessories- Fiskars boundary waters punch, Copics, Crystal Effects, Stickles.

mummy treats

I was asked to share a photo of the mummy treats I made so I’m just popping in with a quick post.  My friend, Mary Ann, made some and I thought they were so cute!  So I had to try them for a little party tomorrow.  Too bad mine don’t look so good.  lol.

I don’t know where my friend saw the idea but I found directions here.  She used Little Debbie Devil Cremes instead and they were yummy so that’s what I chose.  She also laid them each into 2 cupcake liners overlapped which makes a cute “coffin”.  Instead of the mini M&M’s, I found some candy eyes at Walmart.  Oh, and I used homemade frosting too.

Isn’t it a cute idea?