"If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you."

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Two Butterflies

The card is made with leftover strips of GPB (glorious brayered paper).  The butterflies are embossed.

Glorious Brayered Owl

The background of this card is made using masking tape. 
The owl is cut from two different types of Glorious Brayered Paper.

Garden Fairies

The monthly theme at Swap til you Drop is "Garden Fairies."

Poppy Fairy - background is paper brayered with acrylic inks. 
Primrose Fairy - background is made with tissue paper covered with acrylic ink.  A dryer sheet is also used, with free-form embossing on the top.
Strawberry Fairy - Background paper is a mixture of distress inks.  Butterflies are embossed.
Geranium Fairy - Background is cardstock and a recycled piece of paper.  The little flower embellishment is made from Soy Beads glued to the paper and painted over with acrylic ink.

Friday, March 19, 2010

The Incredible In-edibles Series - BROCCOLI CAKE

We all know how hard it is to eat all of the servings of healthy green vegetables that we should eat daily in order to stay in the peak of health.  And yet, we always find room for dessert.  So why not combine these two food choices into one incredible treat - BROCCOLI CAKE!

Who could ask for more?  Well - how about passing the Velveeta cheese sauce?????

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

From the Incredible In-edibles Series...DUNKIN' DONUTS SALAD!

This crazy card was inspired by an experience I had yesterday in a restaurant.  There were two women sitting in the booth in front of me.  If you look out the window in back of me, you can see a Dunkin' Donuts shop across the street.  The women were browsing the menu, and the woman facing me kept looking from the menu, up through the window and back.  Her friend noticed this, and asked her what she was doing.  Her friend said that she had a difficult choice:  go to Dunkin' Donuts across the street, or order a salad.  Donuts or salad...donuts or salad.  She laughed and said that at that moment, she was leaning toward the donuts, and they both laughed.

So I was thinking that a lot of people trying to eat sensibly had this type of choice all the time:  eat healthy food that make you feel good about your choices, or eat the unhealthy food you can't deny that you want, and regret it later.  Well, why not compromise?  Eat a nice healthy salad - but instead of croutons or bacon bits, top it with lovely donuts with sprinkles! 

This is first in what I hope will be a series of Incredible In-edibles.  If you have any ideas, please share!