Saturday

Unity Stamp Company is having a Design Team Call!


I don't know how I missed it, but Unity Stamp Company is having their Design Team Call!

If you are ready to work for a great company and LOVE stamping and stamping techniques, this call is for you!

Who is ready to apply today!? Closes March 6th so get your applications in!






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Friday

JUST RELEASED - Authentique's Brand New Paper Line - Flourish

Authentique just released their new Paper Line for Spring - Flourish! 

Here are some of my favorites from this new line! 













View the Entire Collection at Authentique's Blog! 

What do you think? Gorgeous right?! I can't wait to get my hands on this one! 


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Wednesday

9 {Free} Chalkboard Printables for you!

Hey friends! I have been playing with making Chalkboard Printables and wanted to make some for YOU!! I hope that you love them!! These are made for 8x10 Frames. Simply Save, Print, Cut and frame! ENJOY!!













This one is a 5x7

For more Free Printables Click Here


You can also win a custom Chalkboard printable by Signing up to receive my subscribing to my email updates! {right Side-Bar}

I am linking these printables up to: The Shabby Nest, Ginger Snap Crafts, Someday Crafts, The Sits Girls



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Monday

Mexican Casserole Recipe

Today, I have a recipe for you! This is one of our favorites in this household, and I love it, because I can make it on a weekend (I usually make 2 and freeze one), and we can have it for the first part of the week. :) PLUS it is a casserole dish!!

This was passed down to me from my Son's Grandmother, and it is delicious!! I hope that you will try it!! 

EL HOMBRE  

Ingredients:

  • 2 Cups of Cooked, shredded Chicken (when I am lazy I use a rotisserie Chicken)
  • 1 bag of Large Flour tortillas cut in half (I use my Pizza Cutter!)
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 2 packages of cooked Spanish Rice


Ingredients White Cheese Sauce

  • 1/4 C of Milk
  • 2 C of Sour Cream
  • 1 Chicken Bullion Cube
  • 4 Cups of Shredded Cheese

 


Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

Use a 13x9 casserole Dish

Layer the bottom of pan with 4 tortilla halves  (I put flat part of tortilla against sides)
Spread Spanish Rice around entire bottom layer (as pictured)

 


Layer again with Tortilla Halves
Add Shredded Chicken and black Beans
Place one more layer of tortilla halves for the Top.



Next you will make your White Cheese Sauce. 

In a Sauce Pan, on a low heat, combine sour cream, and milk. 

While this is heating, I put one chicken builion cube in 1/8 cups of water, and place in the microwave for 2 minutes (If you haven't noticed, I LOVE shortcuts!! I love to cook, but I don't want to do it all day:) Stir to ensure it has completely dissolved in hot water. 

Add Builion Stock and Cheese (I use pre-shredded fiesta blend) to the sauce and leave on a low heat. 

Once your sauce is entirely mixed, and cheese is melted, pour onto top of Mexican casserole. (Pictured Below)




Place in oven about 25 minutes, or until top is a golden brown (pictured below)


Let stand about 5-8 minutes and serve with Shredded Lettuce and Tomato on each slice! :) 

Super Easy! 


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Flashback - DIY Topiary




For my Project today, I created a Topiary using the Art Philosophy Cartridge! This Cartridge is AMAZING and has some amazing cuts that come with matching chipboard pieces and stamps, and is from Close to My Heart. If you would like to purchase this fantastic Cartridge, my dear friend, and Design Team Sister, Tiffany is a CTMH Consultant and has a ton of great products available!! To order this cartridge and other CTMH products click here

I used the 3-D flowers on page 68 - It is in the Font layer <S>
I cut them all out on pink 8.5x11 cardstock and @ 4 inches was able to get 4 with the Auto fill feature.I used 90 Flowers :) You begin rolling from the outter end - I used my pinky and rolled it tight into the center, and it rests on the flat cut in the middle

Initally I had the most difficult time finding an adhesive strong enough to hold these - I tried Glubers, Zip Dry, ATG, double sided clear tape, etc - None of these worked (The zip dry did after about 5 minutes of holding the flower to the center - for 90 flowers - NOT HAPPENIN MY FRIENDS :) So, I tried my Hot Glue gun and thank goodness! It worked! 

I inked the edges of some of the flowers with a darker shade of pink from a Ditto Dye pad, and some I sprayed with a GREAT product called SMOOCH Spritz.

I purchased a Styrofoam ball and Corsage pins from the floral section of my craft store and began pinning away! I noticed some of the pieces of Styrofoam were showing through. In retrospect, I should have wrapped with a darker shade of Pink Ribbon but I used a very light shade of pink satin that I had on hand to cover these areas.


I was going to place in a Pot and cover with Moss, but wanted to do something different with it, so I mounted it to a tall candle holder that we had :) I just LOVE the way it turned out and I hope that you do too!! 

Thanks so much for stopping by, and please leave me a comment, and if you have't stop by my facebook page and "like" HomespunElegance


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Sunday

35 {FREE} St Pattys Day Printables - Lucky You!



35 Free St Patricks Day Printables Just for you! Aren't you Lucky?!




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1. Party set from High Low Food Drink


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2. Printable Tags and Labels from Better in Bulk



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3. Cupcake Toppers from Yesterday on Tuesday




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4. Stationary from 74 Lime Lane

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5. Hersheys Printables from Printables 4 Mom






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6. Treat Bags from Prudent Baby




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7. Printable Paper Shamrock from Lia Griffith




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8. Banner from HGTV



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9. Keep Calm from Hands on House Wife



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10. Subway Art from Todays Fabulous Finds



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12. Tags from Anna and Blue




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13. Party Set from Catch my Party



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14. Free Printable 8x10 from Less Cake More Frosting



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15. Subway Art from A Little About A Lot



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16. St Patricks Day Tag from Good Gravy Designs



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17. Wall Art Printables from Tom Kat Studios



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18. Printables from Hoosier Homemade



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19. Cupcake Wrappers from Penny Candy Studios




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20. Printable Quatrefoil Paper Printable from Crafts and Sutch




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21. Free Printable from Blooming Homestead




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22. Free Pillow Box Printable from Good Gravy Designs




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23. Little Gift Tags from The Crafting Chicks





24. Lucky Charms Treat Bag from Sandy Toes and Popsicles




25. Photo Booth props from Printable Party




26. Treat Bags from One Charming Party




27. Huge Party Collection from Amanda's Parties to Go



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28. Subway Art from Lolly Jane





29. Favor Box from Sweet Pop Studio




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30. Subway Art from Eighteen25



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31. Treat Bag Topper from I Should Be Mopping the Floor



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32. Party Set from How Does She






33. Lucky Charm Collection from Printabelle




34. Wall Art from FaLaLaLovely




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35. Papers from HaleGrafx


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