September 30, 2020

Light Houses


It's the last day of the month and that means it's time for the 12 Kit of Occasions!
This month Kim Heggins, Cupcakes, Cards & Kim, is our hostess and she created a fabulous kit with a theme we have never featured before--Light Houses! She sent the most darling die cut images to play with, adorable papers from the Doodlebug Design Anchors Aweigh collection and some punny sentiments too. So lets get started with what you came to see here today...


Here is a look at them all together!
Thank you Kim, this was such a fun kit to create with and gave us a chance to create one more time for summer!

Please make sure to head over to the 12 Kit of Occasions blog if you haven't been already and see what the rest of my teammates have created with the September kit and also to see the complete contents of the kit!

September 26, 2020

Just One Layer

 I have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog today. 

I used just one die from the newly released Autumn Breeze Plate layers set. The entire front of my card was ink blended with Distress Oxide inks which brought out all the gorgeous details from the die. 


All of the inks listed below were used in different variations to get these rich vibrant fall colours! 


Red gold metallic watercolours were splattered over the panel before it was adhered to a card front matted with gold polished foil paper.


The sentiment is from the Pumpkin Lacework stamp set, gold embossed on dark brown cardstock.


Looking at colours like these makes it easier to accept that summer have come to an end and sweater weather is here!


Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

September 24, 2020

Cabbage Rolls

 Hi there, a bit of a departure today from cards.
Autumn is definitely here, like I said before the summer switch turned off overnight and fall set in.

These tress were 100% green yesterday, I have a feeling they are going to turn fast. I wouldn't be surprised to see them all down in a couple weeks before the Canadian Thanksgiving--lol!

I had quite a few requests for a recipe for the Cabbage Rolls I posted the other day. The recipe was my grandmother's. In Slovenian she was my Stara Mama and she always called me Teresi, I think she wished my name was Teresa! LOL She was an amazing cook!

The recipe was never written down, my mom just taught me how to make them. So I wrote down how they are made and I'm sharing today.


1 large cabbage
2 pounds ground pork
1 1/2 cups uncooked converted rice
1 large sweet onion, chopped 
1 - 2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 jar sauerkraut
1 large can of tomato juice  

  1. Wash cabbage and cut out just the core of the cabbage about a half inch deep
  2. Put cabbage in a large pot core down in a couple inches of water. Bring to a boil and simmer about 10 minutes. 
  3. Using tongs loosen the leaves from the cabbage one layer at a time. Set aside. Keep leaves that are ripped and cut up to use as bedding for your cabbage rolls. 
  4. Par boil rice, drain and set aside to cool. 
  5. Set up your casserole dishes by putting some of the steamed cabbage and a bit of sauerkraut on the bottom of the dish. 
  6. Put meat, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add cooled rice and combine well. 
  7. Add one scoop at a time of the mixture into the cabbage leaf right close then the core roll forward tucking in the edges so there are no holes and roll up. Lay into casserole dish. 
  8. Top the cabbage rolls with the remaining sauerkraut and any extra steamed cabbage pieces. 
  9. Mix 1 cup of tomato juice with a 1/4 of water and pour over the cabbage rolls. 
  10. Seal the casserole with foil. Bake in a 350 F over for one hour checking every 10 minutes after the first half hour. Enjoy!

The cooked cabbage rolls freeze very well up to a year if sealed well. I personally like them better the day after or when I defrost them and reheat. Put in a casserole dish over a bed of sauerkraut or a bit of tomato sauce or juice for moisture, and reheat for 30-40 minutes. 

September 16, 2020

Sporty Birthday


Today is my day to post on the  Studio Katia blog!

I created a Sporty Slimline Birthday card that would be a perfect masculine card or for a sports buff, child or teenager.

See the full photo and detailed instructions over on the Studio Katia blog. I would love it if you popped over to say hello!


Thanks for stopping in today!

September 14, 2020

Color Hues #1

There is a fantastic new challenge on the block-- that was created by my friend Nancy--
The Color Hues Challenge!

I have a card using hues of yellow and green. I am posting it so close to the end of the challenge! No excuses it has been done and on my desk waiting for me to take a photo of it. Why do I seem to leave taking my photos to the last possible minute! LOL

I pulled out and old set from Reverse Confetti called Fresh N Fruity. I still love to play with with t his set, I love the sentiment I used.

My background was stenciled using the Tropical Background stencil from Pretty Pink Posh using two shades of yellow Distress Oxide inks and then I stamped my limes using Catherine Pooler Lime Rickey ink! A bit of foam tape, a fun sentiment and some gold cord for the bow and were done. 

Thank you for stopping in this morning!

September 8, 2020

Using Colour to Change the Mood


Happy Tuesday, I hope you had a good holiday weekend!
Fall has definitely arrived where I am and as much as I hate to say goodbye to the warm summer days I am excited for fall. It is one of the most beautiful times of the year.

I have a post up on the Birch Press Design blog today. Full details about the four cards I created are over on the Birch Press Design blog. I would love it if you come and visit me over there to see how I used colour to change the mood of this die cut to happy autumn hues!

Thanks for stopping in today!

September 1, 2020

Craftastic Birthday Shaker


I am on the  Studio Katia blog today with a crafty shaker card.

Full instructions for this cute little shaker prfect for a crafty friend on the Studio Katia blog.


Thanks for stopping in today!