Thursday, June 14, 2012

Just a Note

Good morning everyone!!! I have been cooking up a storm this week....I made the best corn casserole with ham, cheese, corn, Jiffy corn bread mix, green peppers, onions, and was sooo good!!! I also made a couple chicken pot pies with all the really bad stuff like Velvetta, cream cheese, half and half, real butter...yikes!!! I can feel my arteries clogging up already...LOL!!!! I am going back on my diet tomorrow....I'll have to walk on the treadmill for at least 2 hours!!!! Anyway....
It's was my turn to host the TLC challenge on Splitcoast on Monday and my challenge for this week was to use halves.
My inspiration came from my wonderful and very talented friend, Broni Holcombe!! When I saw her gorgeous butterfly card my brain wheels started turning....I love the look of half of an image on a card or project!! You can :
1. Stamp the image half on the edge of the paper
2. Stamp the whole image on the paper and cover half of it up with another layer.
3. You can use a stamped image, diecut, or wood long as you only use half of it ( or slightly more than half like I did on my card)
4. Have fun!!!

My card features the adorable Little Birdie set from Woodware Stamps. The birdcage was stamped twice...  one was stamped directly on the patterned paper and the other one was stamped on the paper, cutout, and popped up with foam dots. The little birds were stamped on white card stock, colored with Copics, and also popped up with foam dots. The sentiment from an A Muse set called Avian Notes was stamped on a
Die-namics diecut and the papers are from Webster's Pages Life's Portrait dp....the sewing, twine and button finish it off.

Here is the corn casserole recipe:

2 cups diced cooked ham - I cut mine into really small pieces
1/2 cup butter - softened
1 - 16 oz can cream corn
1 - 16 oz can whole kernel corn - undrained
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup chopped onions
1/2 cup green peppers - chopped
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 eggs
1 package Jiffy Corn Muffin mix
salt and pepper to taste

Combine all the ingredients, pour in a 9 x 13 greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
I added more cheddar cheese on the top and baked an additional 5 minutes till it melted.....yummmmm!!!

Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!!!!!


Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet Joan! what a beautiful design… I love the birdcage/birds and gorgeous papers!!
Ooh that recipe has made me real hungry!! LOL it sounds wonderful !!!
Hope you have a lovely day!
Big Hugs
Sue xx

Dawn Easton said...

Saw this on SCS the other day and thought it was lovely! Great scene you created!!

Cassie said...

I missed that challenge, but your card is so darn cute, Joan, and I love the concept of 'halving' things on my cards!

Your dish sounds divine ;D

Anne Temple said...

Love your card and what a fun challenge! Recipe sounds delicious too.

Sasha said...

WOW! I love your colour combo on this card, Joan. Fab stamps and colouring, with the perfect sentiment, too.
I would love to try your recipe for what sounds like a very tasty casserole...unfortunately, l can't get hold of some of the ingredients here in the UK x

VanessaB said...

oh you are the second person to make homemade chicken pot pies this week that i know of and i am craving one now! :9 your card is ADORABLE! love the added dimension in all the perfect places :)

jimlynn said...

Precious card! Love all the little birds and that's some fancy cutting on there! So cute and pretty.
I'll have to try the casserole - thanks for the recipe....sounds yummy!

Carole of Brum said...

Oh yummy, your post is making me hungry, Joan! I don't know if we have cream corn over here, will have to look out for it. All you need to work off all those calories from the butter etc is an extra intense stamping session, lol.

Fab card, you always use your stamps in very exciting ways. CoB

Tammy said...

OH I love your card Joan, very pretty! It's amazing how the little pink hearts really make the card pop! thanks for the recipe!

Linda Palmer said...

Great card and great challenge. Love your card. Thanks for the great recipe.

Annette Allen said...

this card is adorable...I love all those sweet birds....and your stitching is this...

I bet it smells good at your house...I have never had corn casserole...sounds good...

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- I like the idea of trying 1/2 of an image- a different point of view! The corn casserole is similar to one my mother makes- yummy- always a huge hit!

Denise Marzec said...

This is totally ADORABLE!! Love it!

Joanne (jojot) said...

a fresh delight...wonderful cut and color work