Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path! Psalm 119:105

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Case Melanie Munchinger and Get it inky (finally) Challenges

For this challenge we had to case one of Melanie's cards from her STV Gallery.
For this challenge we had to use a stamp that we never inked before.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

A get well challenge and a casing card

I made this card for our dear friend Karen at STV . She had a brain aneurysm and is doing much better thanks to everyones prayers. Stamp set: is by Melanie Muenchinger Wild Flowers. Spellbinders dies, sentiment is from the grab bag that I won on STV, Sizzix embossing folder. For the leaves I used the same technique that Melanie used to cut up the butterfly.
Here I cased Melanie's card from her Blog. Stamp set A Year of Flower's, colored with copics, Memento ink, Gina K. pure luxury cs
Hope you like my cards! Have a wonderful day! God Bless You! Angie

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lemon meringue pie

Serves 8 to 10 If using a hand-held mixer, you will need a very large, deep bowl and should move the beaters vigorously in step 3 to avoid underbeating the egg whites. This pie is best on the day it’s made. Ingredients Lemon Filling 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 cup lemon juice (from 6 lemons) 1/2 cup water 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon table salt 8 large egg yolks (reserve 4 whites for meringue) 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces and softened 1 (9-inch) pie shell, fully baked and cooled Meringue1/2 cup water 1 cup sugar 4 large egg whites (reserved from filling) Pinch table salt 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions 1. For the filling: Whisk sugar, lemon juice, water, cornstarch, and salt together in large nonreactive saucepan until cornstarch is dissolved. Bring to simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally, until mixture becomes translucent and begins to thicken, about 5 minutes. Whisk in yolks until combined. Stir in zest and butter. Bring to simmer and stir constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of spoon, about 2 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh strainer into pie shell and scrape filling off underside of strainer. Place plastic wrap directly on surface of filling and refrigerate until set and well chilled, at least 2 hours and up to 1 day. 2. For the meringue: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 400 degrees. Combine water and sugar in small saucepan. Bring to vigorous boil over medium-high heat. Once syrup comes to rolling boil, cook 4 minutes (mixture will become slightly thickened and syrupy). Remove from heat and set aside while beating whites. 3. With electric mixer, beat whites in large bowl at medium-low speed until frothy, about 1 minute. Add salt and cream of tartar and beat, gradually increasing speed to medium-high, until whites hold soft peaks, about 2 minutes. With mixer running, slowly pour hot syrup into whites (avoid pouring syrup onto whisk or it will splash). Add vanilla and beat until meringue has cooled and becomes very thick and shiny, 5 to 9 minutes. 4. Using rubber spatula, mound meringue over filling, making sure meringue touches edges of crust. Use spatula to create peaks all over meringue. Bake until peaks turn golden brown, about 6 minutes. Transfer to wire rack and cool to room temperature. Serve. Weep No More For our meringue, you don’t need a thermometer, but you do need a timer. 1. After the sugar syrup comes to a full boil, cook it for exactly 4 minutes. 2. Beat the egg whites with the salt and cream of tartar until they hold soft peaks. 3. With the mixer still running, carefully pour the hot sugar syrup directly into the beaten egg whites. 4. Continue beating until the meringue has cooled to room temperature and is thick and fluffy. Making a Meringue Mountain These tricks guarantee meringue that looks as good as it tastes. 1. Use a rubber spatula to press the meringue onto the edge of the pie crust. This will keep the meringue from shrinking. 2. Use the spatula to make dramatic peaks and swirls all over the meringue. Recipe courtesy Cook's Country

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Things with wings challenge

For this challenge we had to make a card that has something with wing's like a bird, butterfly etc. So I decided to use butterflies since I love butterflies. Instead of using strips of colored paper I decided to use sheer colored ribbon. Colored my butterflies with copic's I also colored my pearls with them. Card size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Stamp set is by Theresa Momber Whimsical Spring
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! God Bless You! Angie

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Easter card

Tried casing Melanie Muenchinger card from her year of flowers book , but I don't have any rectangular dies so I decided to make it a little different by using circle dies and lacy circles. Hope you like my card! God Bless! Angie
Stamp set by Melanie Munchinger from A Year of flowers book. Memento ink: Angel pink, dandelion yellow and bamboo leaves

Give Thanks mini pillow

Last year I went with my sister to a women's retreat from her church and this lady was selling these little give thanks pillows. So I decided that I can make my own too but, totally diffrent than the one's she was selling. I keep it on my door knob to be reminded to give thanks to God for all the good things he does and for his love for us. God Bless! Have a great day! Angie

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Envelope tutorial for Gina K. gift card holder

Cut a piece of card stock 6-1/2inches x 7 inches
Score both sides along the 6 1/2" at 1 inch then score along the 7" side @1 1/2 inch and 4 3/4 inch
Cut the top and bottom corner's as illustrated in the picture.
Then I rounded the top corners to have a more finished look.
Then I folded the two sides inn and used 1/4 inch score tape to finish the envie.
This is the finished product but I decided that it needed an envie liner, so I cut a 4 1/4 inch x 3 1/4 inch DP to match.
And this is what it looks like with the envie liner.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Springtime in pastels challenge

Stamp set By Melanie Munchinger Wild flowers Spellbinders Lacey Ovals, Sizzix Flower embossing folder, Memento ink, Versamark ink, I Just love this new stamp set by Melanie so much fun and great sentiments! Hope you like my card! God Bless You! Angie

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Challenge's for STV's 3rd anniversary

This card is for the 4 x 4 card with matching envelope challenge. Stamp is by Melanie Muenchinger A year of flowers GKD.
This card was suppose to be for the cracked glass challenge but didn't have the right embossing powder but was able to still use it for glass behind the window. Stamp set is by Theresa Momber Whimsical Spring GKD.
This card is for sponging on a layer. Stamp by clear dollar stamps.
This card is for quilt a card challenge. Stamp set Many happy re-turns by Rupa Shvede GKD
This is a memory keeper challenge
Here's another memory keeper

Monday, March 5, 2012

CPS 255 Challenge

Here's my take on the CPS 255 challenge Mother's Day Card sponsored by Melanie Muenchinger.
Stamp: A Year of flowers book and stamp set by Melanie Muenchinger Cardstock: KI Memories Ink: memento tuxedo black and MS 3D-Dots: ek-tools Punch: ek-tools embossed curved edge puch Glitter pen:Sakura clear Tag: Spellbinders ribbon tags 3 Brads: recollections

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Happy Sunday everyone! These are some of the cards I've been working on this weekend. I'ts been so cold outside that I've decided to just stay in the house, except to take my chocolate lab Harley for a walk. Enjoy! God Bless You!!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

These are the latest cards that I've made! Hope you like them! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 1, 2012