Tuesday, September 21, 2010

September Cards

I don't know about the rest of you, but we have started getting out our Halloween decorations.  My kids get more excited every year.  They've already chosen their costumes, and started a countdown until the magical night of candy.  I am also a huge fan of Halloween, so of course I had to make Halloween cards this month. 

The papers are from My Mind's Eyes' Spider's Web line.  The brads and ribbon are from All My Memories.  You can find both at All Scrapbook Steals.   Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tasty Tuesday

Fall is just around the corner.  Before you know it we'll be wearing jackets and boots instead of shorts and sandals.  One of my favorite dishes for Fall is meatloaf.  It's comfort food at its most basic.  If you're not a fan of meatloaf, then you've never tried my take on Williams-Sonoma's Italian Meatloaf.  Forget onions and ketchup, this meatloaf has pesto and sun dried tomatoes.  I always double the recipe and make two loafs, one to cook and eat, and one to freeze for later.  Once you have your ingredients you can whip this up and pop it in the oven in about 5 minutes.

Italian Meatloaf (adapted from Williams-Sonoma's Simple Suppers Cookbook)

1 lb. Lean ground beef
1/2 lb. Ground pork
4 oz. Pesto
1 cup Progresso Italian Style bread crumbs
4 oz.Oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes-chopped
1 Egg
1/2 tsp. Salt

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

In a large bowl, combine the beef, pork, pesto, bread crumbs, sun-dried tomatoes, egg, and salt.  Mix gently, but thoroughly with your hands.  Form the mixture into a rough 9-by-5-inch loaf in an 11-by-7-inch shallow baking dish.

Bake the meatloaf for approximately 45 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 160 degrees.  Let the loaf stand in the pan for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

I like to serve this with either a Caesar or Caprese salad.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Giveaway Winner

Thanks for another great giveaway.  I too am a huge fan of Fall, and I loved reading about all your traditions, and fun Fall activities.  Also, thanks for all your sweet comments about our online store.  We work hard to make it user friendly, and to find you the very best deals.

This month's lucky winner is...

Ginger said... I like fall because of apple picking. It is our tradition to go to the orchard and pick the apples. We do have to go on a day that is nice and cool and the air is crisp!

Congratulations Ginger! Please e-mail me your shipping address and we will get all your fabulous items in the mail. 

The rest of you can still find great deals at All Scrapbook Steals, and be sure to come back next month when we'll be giving away even more fantastic products.  Happy Crafting.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Halloween Album Kits

Have you seen these gorgeous new Halloween album kits designed by my sister Shayna?   I can't wait to get one.  They're on sale for only $21.99 at All Scrapbook Steals while supplies last.  You'll get all the paper (from My Mind's Eye's Spider's Web line), ribbon, and embellishments you'll need to create a 16 page album.  This would make a darling Halloween decoration to put on a shelf.  Happy Crafting!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Teresa Collins Wedding Album

First of all let me introduce myself, I am Sinda, Carissa's younger sister and I have recently joined in the fun of our little family owned business so I will also be posting ideas on our blog periodically! This is my first real adventure in scrapbooking on my own and I have to say I am quite proud with how it turned out! My husband Dave also works for the company, he is the one who sends those of you on our Email list most of the daily Emails. So this is mine and my husbands wedding album.

This velvet album is from our Mr. & Mrs. Line from Teresa Collins. Most of the paper that I used is from the same line and is all double sided and so cute. All of the sayings that I used are on one side of the double sided card stock and I loved using the chipboard elements. Other things that I used were our Lush line from My Minds Eye. The Paper in the last image is from Lush as well as the bling on the front and back cover and the ribbon around the back cover. The other product I used a lot of is Chips from Pebbles. All of the cute flowers, hearts and swirls are from the Chips. The Flower that I tied to the side of the album is our velvet Florals from Heidi Swapp.

All of our Teresa Collins' lines went on sale today so be sure to check it out before supplies run out!! Hope you enjoy the album ideas. Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

September Giveaway!

The last few weeks have been very busy at our house.  There was a birthday, a baptism, and two kids went back to school.  We're finally settling into a nice routine and things aren't so hectic any more.  With two kids in school I have a little more free time and I will definitely be spending it crafting.  We hope you have some free time too to begin getting ready for the holiday season.  To get you started we're giving away some great products for Halloween.  

Here are the rules:

1.  This giveaway is only open to residents of the United States and Canada.  We looked into shipping for other countries and it is just too expensive.  This giveaway is also void where prohibited.

2.  Enter by going to our website All Scrapbook Steals, to check out all our great deals, especially all our fun Halloween products (most at 50% off retail).  Then, leave a comment at the end of this post telling us what you love about Fall or Halloween.  Please be aware that you won't see your comments posted right away, as I have to moderate them, and approve them before they are published.

3.  Receive a second entry if you post about our giveaway on your blog or website.  Please leave the link to your post in the comments section so we can verify your second entry.  You can also post on Facebook or Twitter about the giveaway to earn a second entry.

4.  Entries will be accepted until Midnight PST on September 10th.

5.  Winner will be randomly chosen from all eligible entries received by midnight September 10th by random.org.

6.  Winner will be announced on September 11th here on the blog.

7.  The winner has 72 hours to contact us with their mailing address or else a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck and Happy Crafting!