Monday, September 23, 2013


Hello again!
I wanted to share my latest card:

The pink lines are embroidery floss- the Ipod camera doesn't show much detail :/

I'm entering this one in 3 challenges! I'm linking it up to:

Creative Fingers Challenge Blog
Challenge #3 Make it Shine (bling) found here:


Little Tangles Challenge #21: Color Combo of Yellow, Pink, and Gray found here:


papersweeties sketch11 Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #11!
Paper Sweeties Sketch Inspiration #11 found here:



Friday, September 20, 2013

Back to School with Trendy Twine

I wanted to pop on here and share my entry for the current Trendy Twine Challenge.
For this challenge the recipe is:
   Back to school theme
   Primary Colors - some or all
   A,B,C or 1,2,3
   Trendy Twine

I didn't have any Trendy Twine for this color scheme so I used some embroidery floss in red, yellow, and blue and braided them together to make the bow.
The apple, pencil, and glue are paper pieced from the new release stamp set I'm Nerdy from Stamp Annie Thing.
The abc and 123 are from Tim Holtz Once Upon A Time die.
The card is a black cardstock base and I cut strips from wood grain scrapbook paper to frame it.
Join the Trendy Twine challenge here:


Thursday, September 19, 2013

Awesomely Autumn Card

Another card for you today. This one is extra embellished! It is full of autumn elements and super chunky with bling, pearls, and resin!

I'm entering it in 2 challenges:

Bling It Up Challenge at Through the Purple Haze found here:
Challenge #29 Flowers at The Crafter's Café Challenge Blog found here:   

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Pink Birthday Card

Back again to share another card that I am entering in some challenges:


This card features a shaker filled with pink confetti balloons and a paper pieced cake.
It is a CASE based on Heather Ruwe's shaker post at Little Tangles and the cake image I used is a free digi stamp from Little Tangles.

Here's an up close pic of the paper pieced cake:

Here are the challenges I'm linking this card up to:


Cake Stamp from Little Tangles
Sentiment Stamp unknown
Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black

Tim Holtz Dies: Once Upon A Time, Styled Labels, and Mini Labels
Crayola Pink Polka Dot Washi Tape
Confetti in Balloons and Stars
Hobby Lobby & Michael's Papers
Craft Foam from Dollar Tree


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Halloween Card

I hate to be so brief but I am headed to my night class in a few minutes...
I want to share my card with everyone! I am super proud of this one- it is one of my best cards to date IMO :) It uses my favorite card making technique which is layering!
I am linking it up in 3 challenges!!

Here's my stash that I wanted to use for the card... I have seen so many wonderful projects using twine and sequins I have been planning to get on board with the trend. I have had these for ages but they have been very neglected. As for sequins this is my first time using them on a card!! So glad I did!

These are the challenges I'm entering it in! If you aren't too busy you can join in on the fun too! Thanks for stopping by :)

Use What You Have Challenge #16 Found here: 

The Shabby Tea Room Week #184 The White Challenge Found Here:

My Crafty Spot Monday Challenge #111 Favorite Technique Found Here:  

Stamps used are American Crafts brand Spooky Night
Ink is Memento Tuxedo Black
Sequins are from My Craft Spot
Paper is from Hobby Lobby
Twine and Glitter Glue are generic 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Un-Birthday Birthday Challenge

Here's my entry for the Un-Birthday Birthday Challenge taking place at the 

Join in on the fun here

I made this birthday card:

Using these unlikely stamp sets:

I used Stampabilities Fall Holidays for the leaves and the pie and I used Stampendous Snowy Short Stacks for the sentiment. I used Memento ink in London Fog, Angel Pink, and Rose Bud. I freehanded "birthday" with a Quickie Glue pen and coated it with glitter, then I used the same glitter to embellish the pie and add some steam.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vegan Potato Salad Recipe

I wanted to share a recipe with you that I am entering in the
Potluck Party Challenge over at the


I was super excited about the vegan shout out, being a vegan for 5 years myself!
I created this recipe to satisfy the nostalgic recollections of summer get-togethers- it is a great recipe for birthdays, picnics, BBQs, church socials, pot lucks, or whenever the craving may strike!

Vegan Potato Salad

          Recipe by: Emily Daniels


            ~Makes about 7 cups of potato salad~
6 medium red or yellow potatoes (apx 3 lbs)

¾ cup chopped sweet onion

¾ cup chopped celery

¾ cup chopped dill pickles

All of vegan mayo mixture *recipe below* or apx ¾ cup Vegenaise

1/4 cup mustard

1 Tablespoon pickle juice

1 teaspoons celery seed

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon paprika plus extra for garnish


Vegan Mayo Mixture

            ~Makes scant ¾ cup~

 1/2 cup canola oil

1/4 cup soymilk

½ teaspoon agave nectar

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4-1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

For the Mayo Mixture:

Combine all but vinegar in a blender.

Add apple cider vinegar a drop at a time until thickened.

Omit if using Vegenaise


For the Potato Salad:

Wash and boil potatoes with the skin on for apx 25-30 minutes or until tender when a fork is inserted.

In a large mixing bowl combine mayo mixture, mustard, pickle juice, celery seed, paprika, salt, and pepper.

Cut cooked potatoes into cubes and add to bowl.

Add onion, celery, and pickles to bowl.

Mix until well combined.

*Refrigerate mustard potato salad overnight before serving for best taste.

*Optional: Sprinkle with a dusting of paprika to garnish.