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 herehttp://littletangles.blogspot.com/2013/08/birthday-bash-party-planning.html

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.

10 Minute Craft Dash #23 Entry

I wanted to share my entry for :

You can join the fun to by heading over to the site here:

Here's my card which features my new Denami Big Chickie Stamp and was inspired by Paulina's card layout:

I made it in at a much safer time this round 9 minutes and 41 seconds!

I used a nice vanilla ice cream colored cardstock for the base which was cut out with my Sizzix. I then stamped on a multi-color background of cupcakes and just inside the card's edge I stamped multi-color candles! I also flocked the chickie and added glitter to the balloons and sentiment.
Note for next time- turn the fan off first!! I had a big fuzzy, sparkly mess to clean up :)
This was my first card using twine and I had a moment where I thought it was going to throw me over the time limit! Tying a bow under pressure is so much harder than one would think!
I think it turned out super cute though, well worth the sweeping!


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Use What You Have Challenge #12 Entry

I wanted to show off my entry for Sweet Stamp Shop's Use What You Have Challenge #12! Challenge found here: http://sweetstampshop.blogspot.com/2013/08/uwyh12.html

My Stash: This is a gallon size Ziploc full of card fronts... yes, odds are if you have sent me a card, I've ripped off the front and crammed it in the Ziploc! I've been planning to do some crafting with these but haven't gotten around to it until now!!

My card: I dug around until I found some corresponding colors and used circle punches to layer them on! I can't wait to send it to someone!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Paper Sweeties Birthday Celebration

I just wanted to drop a line and let everyone know about the Paper Sweeties birthday celebration.
They are planning all sorts of fun things all month long!
They are even giving away the ENTIRE AUGUST RELEASE to one lucky person during a blog hop— there will be five sets released = $50 retail value!