Friday, February 26, 2010

Nor-Cal Paper Crafters Shoebox Card Swap

Nor-Cal Paper Crafters Shoebox Card Swap was originally known as Sacramento Area Shoebox Swap. A shoebox card swap is being held tomorrow, Saturday 2/27. Those attending could make a St. Patrick's Day card, an Easter card, a Mother's Day card or a Birthday card.

I chose to do a Mother's Day card and an Easter card. Here is my sample for my Mother's Day card. The stamp is by Savvy Stamps, the card base is SU and I used 2 different pieces of designer scrapbook paper. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the bottom piece of scrapbook paper. Copic markers were used to do the coloring. I used Coral, R35 to color the flower on this sample, the center of the flower is YR21, Cream. The leaves are YG23, New Leaf. The ribbon is from A Muse Art Stamps.

The "Happy Mother's Day" stamp is also from A Muse. I used a piece of foam tape to pop it up. It was suggested to me that I use this blue, B34, Manganese Blue to color the flower. So I stamped the flower on a separate piece of white cardstock and colored it with the blue marker. I took this picture with the card laying on the table so I could place the blue flower over the Coral one. It has a completely different look. I did not color the stamped flower in the kits so the ladies could choose the color they wanted to use.
Here is my Easter card. The cardstock, stamps and ribbon are by A Muse. The grass was done with a Martha Stewart border punch. I used Copic markers to color: Y17, Golden Yellow for the scarf; YR07 Cadmium Orange for the carrot; G09 Veronese Green for the carrot top; 110 Special Black for the tires; C1, Cool Gray for inside the tires and BG10, Cool Shadow to outline the clouds and the bunny carrot car.
I believe there are 9 ladies signed up. We always have a potluck so I am taking a "Five Cup Salad" which is pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, coconut, miniature marshmellows and sour cream for the dressing. I'm also making a hot dish which I usually do as a casserole. I think tomorrow I am going to prepare it and put it in my crock pot.
There's really no recipe for it. Years ago my former sister-in-law made this dish. You brown hamburger meat, add half of a chopped onion then add corn kernels, sliced green olives, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce and season with salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir this all together and simmer for about 30 minutes or so. Then combine this mixture with noodles that have already been cooked. I use egg noodles sometimes, large macaroni or rotelle (the corkscrew looking pasta). Then I put it in an oblong Pyrex dish and sprinkle lots of cheese on top. Put it in the oven for 30 minutes or so until it is bubbly and the cheese has melted. It is yummy!!
Oh, I am also going to set up a Facebook page for both of my blogs. So look for that if you are on Facebook. I'll send an invitation to join to those that are my friends on Facebook.


JulieHRR said...

Oh, Betty!!! What cute CUTE projects!

Betty Townsend said...

Thank you, Julie!! Your comments mean a lot to me. :))

jalna said...

Veeery nice! I love that ribbon. And the Easter card is so cute.

Betty Townsend said...

Thanks Jalna!!