March 16, 2017

My Downline Team Swap & A Recipe!

Look, Look at this! I have until September 30th to earn the Alaska Incentive Trip through Stampin' Up! I'm inching my way up with your help. Do you think I can do this? I really, really want this badly for my hubby. Dave has always wanted to go to Alaska. Keep the orders coming my way!

I hosted a card swap for my team recently and today I am showing you all of the projects. My only stipulation was that we use current Stampin' Up! products only. If you are not part of a team and would like to be, I would love to have you! We are into the final weeks of the special promotion on joining Stampin' Up!

Right now Stampin’Up! has an awesome special on the Starter Kit! You can choose $125 in Stampin’Up! product of your choice, plus 2 free stamp sets of your choice, for just $99! That’s almost $200 in product for $99, plus free shipping!

What I love most is that it is No obligation:

  • No selling
  • No parties
  • No requirements
It is just really a GREAT deal! I will be honest, I think everyone should buy a kit. I love a good deal! Get your wishlist going and click here to join now: decide to drop. You keep all your goodies.

This is the card I created for the card swap. I used the Basket Bunch Bundle for my stamp & die images and the Succulent Garden Designer Paper for the background layer:

I love how quickly I was able to stamp and cut all of my pieces using my Big Shot Machine and the dies. I also used the Stitched Shapes Dies for the oval to house all of my pieces on. I'll list all of the products I used at the end of my post!

Janet Bagnall created this beautiful springy card using the Swirly Bird Bundle. I love her choice of colors. I want spring to get here now and this card makes me want it even more!

Beverly Lazarz made this beauty using the Floral Boutique Suite. So pretty with the Lace Doily added in as one of the layers and the placement of the sentiment looks so striking layered as the top layer:

Janet Meiwes is one of my newest Downline and this is the first time she participates in a team event. Her bundle choice was the Dragonfly Dreams. Janet used white cardstock under the dragonflies and colored using Stampin' Write Markers. What you can't see is the Clear Wink of Stella she painted on the both elegant!

And how about Maggy Everett's cut little fella sitting on a piece of Washi Tape? The Love You Lots stamp set was used and I love how Maggy colored her background and frog image!

Salli Graham is also one of my newest Downline and she is a little timid about sharing her work. Isn't this card using the Hey, Chick stamp set adorable? The purplish hair is a scream!

And finally, this beauty was created by Sandy Boutilier with beautiful colors and coloring of the image from Pretty Kitty. Notice the little trick she used by outlining the stamped image? This makes the other colors really pop!

Thanks so much to my team for creating these samples for our swap. I hope to have more to show you next time I host this event.

Have you heard about the Bundt Pan Roasted Chicken recipe? I found it in my Facebook Newsfeed a few days ago and just had to give it a whirl. Looks how tasty my roasted chicken looks. It was so delish! And yes, I even have the recipe for you below the photo!

I made this "Bundt Pan Roasted Chicken" recipe that I found on Facebook a few days ago and OH MY! The chicken was so moist and the veggies so tasty. I thought I would share this recipe success with you!

  • Using a Bundt Pan, add a piece of foil to cover the hole in the center of the pan.
  • Place cut up veggies in the Bundt pan. I used a russet potato, buttercup squash and brussel spouts. I cut up enough veggies for two people. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Wash a roasting chicken under the faucet and place over the bundt pan center by positioning the neck of the chicken over the foil center and wiggle as far as it will go. Sprinkle with olive oil, salt, pepper and I used a chicken seasoning blend on mine. 
  • Place in the oven at 350 degrees and roast until the chicken is cooked according the temperature recommendations. Mine took about 2-1/4 hours. 
The veggies end up cooking in the olive oil and seasonings plus adding the chicken flavoring. It was delicious and I really urge you to give it a try! I promise you'll like it!

And now on to the list of Stampin' Up! supplies I used:

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  1. Yes, you'll definitely make it to Alaska. You're over halfway there!! Alaska is beautiful and you and hubby will love it. Love your cute Easter card. I enjoyed seeing all the lovely cards today. The recipe sounds easy enough and delicious. It's a great way to use my bundt pan that I seldom use for its main purpose.

  2. I own 3 bundt pans but only 1 pan is used for roasted chicken of which I have done this way for 20 years or more using my own chicken seasoning rub.

  3. Love the striped background on your super cute Easter card. I think you will definitely make it to Alaska

  4. Each of these cards are fabulous!!! Thank you and your team for sharing their swaps and to you for sharing the Bundt Pan Chicken Recipe!!!

  5. WHat a cute Easter card. I loved all the cards for their creativity and inspiration. You'll make it to Alaska yet!


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