Saturday, September 1, 2012

Foody and Shopping-Filled Saturday

Food: I wanted to try a new crock pot recipe today (Recipe #12 of 2012)- chicken cacciatore. I used chicken breasts instead of chicken thighs, but I don't think that made a big difference. I sampled a chunk of chicken and some peppers, yum. I'm sure it'll taste even better over pasta or rice. I also made a batch of Rolo cookies for a barbeque that I am invited to tomorrow. My friend Beth came over to sample. I ate 3 cookies for quality assurance purposes. Heh. She made a comment of how I'd make a great housewife because I keep my place really tidy and I can cook.

Shopping: I really wanted to get out of the house, so of course, I went crafty shopping (3 Tuesday Mornings, 2 Michaels, 1 Marshalls, and 1 AC Moore). I came away with some good deals. Doing some YouTube haul video research ahead of time was helpful.
  • Cardstock, 25 sheets of silver, brown, and metallic red. 1 pack of multicolored cardstock page with red, orange, yellow, and green paper
  • 2 sets of Tim Holtz embossing folders (total 4 folders). 1 embossing folder from Embossing Essentials (only $2 because I had a 50% off coupon, score!)
  • Several stamps
  • 1 Martha Stewart Garden Gate border punch
One lady at Tuesday morning had a huge stack of stamps (probably 10-15 of them) and a Tim Holtz embossing folder set that I was looking for. I was lurking to see if she'd drop it and I could snatch it, but unfortunately, she kept her findings close to her.

Card Specs (left):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Pumpkin Spice. Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fired Brick
Stamps: The Paper Company Studio- Cupcakes (sentiment)
Paper: My Mind's Eye- Fly a Kite
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz- Dot Matrix
Other: Do-Jiggies (yellow flowers)

Card Specs (right):
Ink: Colorbox chalk ink in Charcoal. Versamark chalk ink in Sea Breeze
Stamps: American Crafts- Herbs (feather), Studio G (sentiment)
Paper: American Crafts- Letterbox
Punch: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper, Brenda Walton (seal)
Die: QuicKutz- Birds
Other: Liquid Pearl in White Opal, Brown Sharpie Ultra Fine Point marker


June K said...

Both your cards are really pretty, Tina. Sounds like you had a really good haul. I can't believe you went to so many stores.

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