Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Poker Chip Craft Demo

Applying the same logic as the scrabble tile, I decided to try a poker chip. For children the larger size would be easier to handle. Here is my try. I used the Matt Mod Podge and the Sparkle Mod Podge from Plaid. Win.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Disney Graffiti - Update

With some sage advice from some fellow teachers at the Scrapbook Shoppe. I have updated these pages. I have not put this on the shoppe schedule as of yet.

Scrabble Tile Craft Demo

I am attempting to work up a craft to teach as an altered project for the Scrapbook Shoppe. This particular craft uses Scrabble Tiles, Mod Podge, Scrapbook Paper, Punches, Tackey glue, Glue on Bails, a paint brush, and Glossy Accents by Ranger Ink.

There is one Mickey Mouse made with micro punches, a Yoda, and three made w/ scrapbook paper and some small punches.

Update: the Mod Podge dried in about 15 minutes per layer. The Glossy Accents took a few hours to dry to the non tacky state but really should cure two days.

I still have to find the glue on bails and chains in a bulk form.

I made Gluten Free Cookies

Once again, I brought home a product to try from the store. This time it was King Arthur Gluten Free Cookie Mix. What this product provides you is a brown sugar cookie base and allows you to add in anything you like to make the cookies your own. Besides the mix you will need 1 stick of butter-soft, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons of water plus what ever you want to mix in your cookies. I used chopped raw walnuts and chocolate chips. You take half of the mix and blend it with the butter. Then add the egg and water and blend again. Add the rest of the mix and combine. Then stir in your add-ins. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and place the cookies on a cookie sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. The instructions say to let the cookies sit on the sheet for 5 minutes. I did not do this. I removed them immediately or they would have stuck to the baking sheet. I cooled them on a cooling rack for 5 minutes. Dave tasted them and liked them. Of the gluten free cookies mixes we have tried this is the best tasting one. The box made 3 dozen cookies. Over all Grade of A-. An extra surprise is that the next day, the cookies are still very soft and chewy.

Here is a picture of my cookies.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Disney Graffiti

Disney Graffiti pages. As yet unscheduled.

Dino Card

A friend of mine, whom I loving call MY KAT requested a thank you card w/ a dinosaur theme. It is for a co worker who saved her from bugs. From what I understand of the story, killer mutant dinosaur sized roaches or something.

So here is what I made for her:

I used Reminisce Din-o-rama Dino Stripe (the back side), Reminisce Din-o-rama Die Cut stickers, a brown piece of card stock, the CM small heart shape maker, the CM tearing tool,sand colored Glimmer Mist, and Reminisce Mister Television Rub On Letters.

Homemade Chicken Stock

Okay. Another Cost Saver right here. Make your own chicken stock. How easy is it? Here is what I do. When Dave and I eat Publix Rotisserie Chicken for dinner, I save the bones, skin and the carcass and freeze it. Then when I am ready, I take out my beloved crock pot and place the leftovers in the crock pot, add water and two bay leaves. Let them cook at least 8 hours on low. I only save the bones from the Publix Mojo or Lemon Pepper Rotisserie Chicken. Any chicken carcass will do but the Publix's kind make great stock. After 8 hours you have to strain out all the bones and unwanted stuff and let the stock cool before you put it up. The leftover 'unwanted' stuff goes great in your compost pile.

Here is my stock. 4 carcass' equals 25 cups of stock.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Animal Kingdom Two Page

I did not realize this was not posted here. So here you go.
If you have a page kit, you will need some orange chalks to do the title letters.

Monday, September 6, 2010

DragonCon Do's and Don't Live From the Con

Okay. Last day of the convention so time for an updated version of the do's and don't.

1. No matter how much you wear, Patchouli does not replace bathing. What did I say about taking baths?

2. Don't stop at the exit of the escalator to take a picture. Really? Seriously?

3. Do understand that someone just might Tweet about your dumb self. K?

4. Do wait for people on the evelator to get off before you bum rush to get on.

5. Don't think arriving on Thursday beats the crowds. Not anymore.

6. Don't think opening the Pre-reg line at noon on Thursday really helped much

7. Do explore all options for eating. The food court had some excellent choices this year

8. Do expect YAL panels to fill up. That is right, no room for you!!!

9. Don't know who won, but the Zombies vs Unicorn panel was like whoa over the top.

10. Do post how you feel on Dragon Con's Facebook and Twitter. HA! Great.

11. For some reason you now DO have to expect children w/ no parents to be here, how totaly un-appropriate!