Help for Hobbies of all Sorts by Rene' Hobbie

Thursday, August 30, 2012

A Colorful Card

The brighter the colors the better in my opinion.  I used two of my favorites on this card...Tempting Turquoise and Tangerine Tango.  What are your favorites?

Materials Used: all Stampin Up
Cardstock:  Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Tangerine Tango
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, and So Saffron
Stamps:  Printed Petals, Circles of Friendship, Vogue Verses
Tools:  Circle punches (1 1/4 and 1 3/8)
Embellishments:  ribbon

Thursday, August 23, 2012

A Little Birdie Told Me

What is it with owls and birds lately?  They're everywhere!  It took a while, but they have grown on me.  When I saw this stamp set in the Close To My Heart catalog, it haunted me until I bought it.  I'm so glad that I did.  Most of the materials used are Stampin Up, but of course, you can make it your own by using the stuff that you have on hand and changing it up a bit.  That's what I did!

Materials Used:
Cardstock:  Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie
Designer Series Paper:  Washington Apple (retired)
Ink:  Black Staz-On, Real Red, and So Saffron
Embellishments:  Ribbon, Brad

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Rotel Cups

I found this appetizer on one of my favorite cooking blogs and had to try it.  There was only one problem.  It had Rotel tomatoes in it.  I'm always a little leery of using this delicious product.  When Darlin Arlin and I were first married, I added Rotel to a pot of chili.  He asked me if I was trying to kill him.  His Yankee tastebuds just weren't used to the spice we use in the south.  Well, I'll have you know that he's come a very long way since those early days of marriage.  He actually likes spicy food now and doesn't even complain anymore if I put pepper in the mac and cheese.  Ok, back to the recipe.  Here are the things you'll need to make this tasty appetizer:

3 pkgs. mini fillo shells (in the freezer section of the grocery store)
1 can Rotel, mostly drained (of course, I used mild)
1 bag real bacon bits
1 1/2 cups shredded colby and monterey jack cheese
1 cup mayonnaise

Mix Rotel, bacon bits, and mayonnaise in a bowl.

Add cheese.  Stir.

Now fill the shells.  I just used a tablespoon of filling at first to make sure I had enough of the mixture to go around.  Then, I went back and added a little more to those that needed it.  

Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20.  They will be hot and bubbly when done.  

I hope you enjoyed learning about these tasty treats today.  

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

School Days Layout

Are your kids excited about going back to school?  It's been fun listening to my son as he speculates who his new teacher will be and tries to guess which friends will be in his class.  We are all set for the big day... new clothes, new shoes, new school supplies... just make the beginning of the school year exciting.  One thing is for sure.  My camera will be fully charged on that first day.  Here is a 6x6 layout that is ready to hold those special pictures.

Materials Used: All Stampin Up
Cardstock: crumb cake, marina mist. white, daffodil delight
Designer Series Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Ink: black Staz On, real red, daffodil delight
Stamps: Golden Rule Days (retired), Every Little Bit
Embellishments: red gingham checked ribbon
Tools: circle punches

Thank you for stopping by my blog.  What was your favorite part of the new school year?