Sunday, February 22, 2015

CIC299 Cute Critters

These Cute Critters on my card are from Your Next Stamp - rubber stamps and Funny Farm sentiments.

The cloud die cut and grass die cut are from A-muse Studios

Our Sponsor: Newton's Nook Designs

Make sure you join us next week for Cupcake Inspirations 300th Challenge all week long!!!!
Some pretty special things will be going on that you will not want to miss!!!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

CIC 298

And today..... we have my favorite color combination for our challenge over at -

Blossom / White and / Black

Our Sponsor this week is :Your Next Stamp

This little piggy is from their stamp set - 
Funny Farm Crew -

I actually won it in a contest many months ago.
So fun!

Maybe you'll be next?

Monday, February 9, 2015

Oriental Chicken Salad

Last night I made this Oriental Chicken Salad for dinner.
It was so good  and everyone loved it.
I found the original recipe here -

I changed it up, baking the chicken and not adding flour. 
Skipping the red cabbage too. I also bought a little bag of shredded carrots for convenience.
It was faster than I thought to put it all together.
If you make it, let me know how you like it!

Oriental Chicken Salad 
Honey Oriental Dressing:
3 Tbsp honey
1 1/2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1/8 tsp sesame oil

For the Salad:
1 egg
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup cornflake crumbs
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 chicken breast
3 cups chopped romaine lettuce
1/2 cup chopped napa cabbage
1 carrot, shredded
1 green onion, chopped
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1 Tbsp sliced almonds

Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing. Refrigerate until ready to use.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  
In a small bowl beat the egg, almond milk, salt & pepper together. In another bowl place the cornflake crumbs.
Cut chicken breast into several long thin strips. Dip the strips in the egg mixture, and then into the cornflakes  coating completely. Add chicken strips to a pan with non-stick foil or foil sprayed with non stick spray. Cook for 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.
Prepare the salad: Combine the romaine, napa cabbage, carrots, onions and cucumber.
Add chicken pieces on top and sprinkle with almonds. Serve with the honey oriental dressing.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

CIC 297

Hello and Welcome!!!

Today's card is inspired by Cupcake Inspirations Challenge photo for this week - Theme: FLOWERS

My image is from Faery Ink.  I fell in love with this cutie!  Her face is just so pretty.
Colored with Copics.

Our Sponsor this week is: Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule. CCO has a brand new blog in 2015, Everyday Moodlings. Come join us for the theme of the week and be challenged to use all of your craft supplies during the coming year. We offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration.
Sponsor Prize: Seat to any online workshop (value of $25 or less)

To be eligible all you have to do to is enter your flower cards HERE!  Good Luck!

This card is being entered into the following challenges -

Faery Ink - Enchanted Tea Party Challenge -

Fairytale Stampers - Favorite Punch - (mine is the scallop border -punch!)

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - Anything Goes -

Sunday, February 1, 2015

CIC 296

It's a NEW Color Challenge over at Cupcake Inspirations!!

Sponsor this week is: 7 Kids College Fund

I love these colors!  They are so pretty together, and I would not have thought of the combo.

On my card I used my brand spanking new Bow Die from A-Muse Studios.

The stamps are from the A-Muse stamp set - Sprinkled With Love.
I actually won this stamp set along with the matching donut die.

All the card stock is also A-muse except for the white and pink.

I was inspired by some cards made by my friend, Marisa, from The Kitchen Table Stamper.