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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Lawn Fawn monster stamps and die set "sending you monster hugs "

Previously I mentioned that I hauled the Tim Holtz distressed mini inks and the blender tool. There are loads of tutorials on how to create a background with these inks. I'm pretty crafty but it took a few tries to get used to. Also I noticed that you have to press/blend it pretty hard. It's not as easy as it looks on YouTube but of course the results are amazing.

I tried putting dots of water to get the speckled look but in person it's not as speckled at the picture. Anyone knows why? I did use a very very old water coloring paper and it's super thin. It was from my college days. 10 years plus! Yicks 

I used the following inks for the background. 

So I had this wood mounted stamp for a while but apparently never had the right type of ink pad. My images never came out this good before. All thanks to the Avery Elle pigment ink pads!
I only own two ( see below ) Raspberry and Pure white. Note to self: must get more.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Diet food- Healthy Choice Top Chef - grilled chicken marinara with Parmesan review

Healthy Choice Top Chef - grilled chicken marinara with Parmesan review. 

This was my first time trying this particular one and I really did enjoyed it. 

I plan on doing a serious of these frozen diet food. So let's create a rating system for these types of review. Let's say 1-5 , 5 being the best 

Portion : 5 i think this is as good as it gets for an item that is 270 calories.
Texture : 4 the pasta was delicious so was the broccoli and sauce but as usually the chicken can feel rubbery BUT i do think for a frozen dish this is the least rubbery I've had. 
Taste : 5 for sure it was delicious. I am definitely buying this again
Conclusion : 5 will definitely be one of my go to flavors. 

Have you tried this flavor? What did you think? Do you have a favorite Healthy Choice dish? Haul

If you live in Brooklyn, NY like me, you do not access to Joann's. So you go to instead. They have great sales! the only thing is that you have to pay for shipping. I waited until it the stamps items were 50% off AND a 20% coupon code.

I purchased Tim Holtz mini Distress inks! I have a few full size Distress inks but it was just to expensive to get more colors. I was so excited when they came out of with the minis.
I ordered Kit 1,2,4,7,8 and 9 plus the tins. I 100% recommend getting the tins. I just makes organizing so much easier. The gaps are are a little narrow so it's sometimes difficult to take the inks out. I also order the round Ranger Blending Tool ( round ) with the Blending Foam Replacements so I was able to put one pad under each inks. I love it.

Been wanting the Paper smooches Chubby Chums for a while! These are very good quality stamps and super adorable but i'm not a fan of the fonts of the sentiments.

Look at how adorable they are. The dog and chick on the right was colored in by copics and the other three on the left was done with the distress ink and water! I love the way it turned out.

On the other hand I LOVE the fonts of Avery Elle's stamps. 
Sending You Stamp. I haven't played with this stamp set yet but I will soon!

Gender reveal Party! It's a Scavenger Hunt Themed!

16 months later! I post details on the baby reveal party! yicks! talk about procrastinating. 
The reveal was held May 10, 2013! at my old apartment.

So this started with a lot of googling a I love the Scavenger Hunt themed idea. 

This reveal was for my "Top 10" group of friends. Yup that's what we called ourselves the "Top 10".
I was able to find some really good riddles and rhymes to incorporate into the scavenger hunt. Since this little baby was the first of the Top 10 babies I really wanted it to be special. I incorporated everyone's name in each riddle. 

Here is the list of riddles.
It started with :
When I am born will I wear pink or blue?
To find out the answer you must follow the clues!

Oh little baby what will you be?
Will you sit like a lady or
stand up to pee?
(Eddies' bathroom)

Will I be like Auntie Judy, who loves to bake?
Or like Uncle Peter who enjoys store bought cake?
clue under the cake )

Will I wear overalls, or will I wear a dress?
Find the parrot and he will point you to the rest!
(we have a cage with the cursing parrot)

Will I be like Auntie Jackie, who is sweet as pie?
or like Uncle Anthony, who won't eat his eggs even when he's high.
the fridge with the eggs )

Will I be like Daddy, who loves to read?
Or like Mommy, who loves her ice cream treats?
(the fridge with the eggs)

Will I be like Auntie Carrie, who pees all day? 
or like Uncle Danny, that can't keep his sweet tooth at bay?
(candy jar)

Will I be like Uncle Miko, who can shop for hours with ease?
Or like Uncle Ren, who can't get enough of the Yankees?
( Duster )

Boy or Girl, I will get lots of lovin',
but to find the answer, look and see what's
baking in the oven!
( In the oven, there is a box in the oven you can't open it until you find the key )

The last clue is kinda tough,
but it's no fun if we don't play rough.
The final clue is in a book.
Find the book and be the first to look!

A classic about the roaring twenties,
Leo brought the story to life,
The infamous title was not Scott's idea,
but inspired by his wife.
( on the book shelf, the riddle answer is "the Great Gatsby" and 
inside this book this is a paper key that gives you permission to open the box )

The "oh baby", the bows, the mustache and the baby girl and baby boy profile was cut with my Silhouette Cameo and 

The clues were printed on diaper shaped cards with number envelopes. ( note to self take pictures of those items )

And Waa La! it's a BOY!