Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Here's a card I made using tone on tone color. It's almost a one layer card, using the same color cardstock twice. I also added flooring and sone dots to fill in space. Since this was a masculine card, I decided not to use sequins.
Simon Says Stamp Olive Green Cardstock
Versafine Black Ink
Mama Elephant Three Amigos Stamp Set
Black fine point pen
Copic Marker in N9
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
In my house, we have regular refried beans, but this time I made these delicious, Frijoles puercos. Translates to Pork Beans, but there's no bacon. Using chorizo and pork lard making super delicious and adding a little kick wI'll guarantee them to be gone from the table quick.
1lb of beans, pinto preferred. Must be washed and soaked for more than 5 hours to soften.
3 cloves of garlic
A stock pot
Salt and Pepper
2 tubes of Mexican chorizo pork or beef
2-3 slices of pickled jalapeño +a small amount of pickled juice
2-3 tablespoons of pork lard or vegetable
1. Make sure beans are washed, sorted, and soaked for more than 5 hours to soften.
2. Boil them with cloves of garlic and onion. Do not discard onion and garlic.
3. After you boil, let cool for 5 minutes. Pan fry chorzo and include beans.
4. To get a smooth consistency, you need to blend beans, garlic, and onion. Add salt and pepper and a little bean broth to make them not so thick or runny.
5. Add shredded jack cheese and mix well, until melted by heat.
6. Served wit any main dish or alone on a tortilla.
Monday, February 13, 2017
Here's a quick hat, I made for the women's movement. Loops knitted but it's actually a faux ribbed hat. 20 rows of 20 back loop and regular half double crochet. I did flat style crochet hat and then whipstitched the sides to make hat. The cat ears form on their own.
Red Heart Yarn in Bright Pink
Half Double Crochet
Back Loop Alernate
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Here's a card I made using Kuretake watercolors and I added the white shimmer to some parts of cards. I don't think you can see, unless up close.
Simon Says Stamp Tiffany Blue Cardstock
Ranger Watercolor Paper
Zig Kuretake Watercolors
Watercolor Pen and brush
Mama Elephant Up and Away Stamp Set
Versamark Shummer Embossing Ink
Simon Days Stamp Clear embossing powder
Ranger Fine Embossing powder in red
Pretty Pink Posh sequins
Friday, January 20, 2017
Paw Patrol is Diego's favorite cartoon at the moment. I made this last month for his birthday beanie. His party was paw patrol them. This is Marshall, a dalmatian firefighter.
Red Heart Yarn in Bright Red
Red Heart Yarn in Bright White
Red Heart Yarn in Yellow
Red Heart Yarn in Black
Joann's Brand Yarn in Light Grey
Joann's Brand Yarn in Dark Grey
A picture of paw patrol character
I've been making veggie Eggrolls for a long time. I've never really liked the chicken Eggrolls from Panda Express or other restaurants. So, I decided to make my own with Sweet n Sour dipping sauce.
1 package of Eggrolls
1lb of chicken, chopped into small cubes.
1 tsp of oil
1 Tbsp of plum, sauce, fish sauce, and soy sauce.
1/4c of chicken stock
1-2 stalks of green onions, sliced thinly.
1/2 shredded cabbage finely.
1 shallot diced small
2 cloves of garlic chopped finely.
Egg wash, 1 TBSP of water +egg, scramble.
Oil for frying
1. Mix in a bowl, chicken, green onions, and sauces. Set aside.
2. Add Tbsp of oil, saute shallot and garlic. Then, add chicken. Break up chicken as it gets cooked.
3. Add cabbage and Cooke a bit. Add a little chicken stock to keep egg roll filling wet. Don't add to much liquid.
Salt and Pepper to taste.
4. Prepare Eggrolls and seal with egg wash. Fry. Pat oil on dry paper towels. Serve along side sweet and sour sauce.