Monday, April 16, 2012

Piece of Cake Hybrid.....

Hello and Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you all had a
fabulous weekend! Mine was busy of course! LOL I did a
lot of cleaning and freezer cooking for the week! Have any of you
ever tried Freezer cooking? It's when you cook or prepare everything
then freeze it and pull it out when you need it for a quick meal or
breakfast. I do it every once in awhile and I wanted to get some done
for this week so I'm not overloaded by the end of the day and still have to
stand in the kitchen and prepare a meal! Soooo I cooked Breakfast Burritos
& McTheresa Sandwiches! The McTheresa's are my version of the MCD's
English Muffin Sandwich! I made about a dozen of each so my kids can
get a hot breakfast quickly and I know what went into their stomachs! :o)
I also precooked hamburger for Crock Pot Chili & Prepared my Birthday
meal! Chicken Enchilada's! YES.... I Cooked my own Birthday dinner!
You didn't think my lazy family would do that for me did you? LOL
Apparently I'm the only cook around here even though I taught my
kids to cook! Soooo YES I premade my Birthday Dinner..... All I'll
have to do is put it in the oven on Wednesday! And I'll have a lovely
dinner that I know what went into making it! tehehehe
Any who.... I guess you're not here for my freeze cooking methods are you???
Since this is my Birthday week I'll show you a Birthday Card! :o)

I designed this myself in My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up!
These were Embellishments from the "Piece Of Cake" Download CD
I got from Sale-A-Bration, where you spend $50 and get something
for free! I Love anything FREE! Especially Digital Downloads! :o)
Here's an example on how I created this....

Here is the First page I did....  It shows the design I made
The white Card stock was printed with the Happy Birthday Digital Stamp
on it and the 2 gifts (pg. 2)..... I always make 2, then I flip my Card stock
and print the other 2.... The reason I don't print all 4 at once is because I
want to make sure I have enough room for it to cut 4 equal parts...
sometimes it does and sometimes it doesn't so I just stick with the print 2 out first method.
Then on another page (pg. 3) I printed out the gifts
again and the banner and the Blue Sunburst. Then I cut these pieces out by hand and
put them on the white card stock. 

As you can see I cut the gifts out and then I pop them up over the
Digital printed image to add some dimension!
I hope this display helps you see a little better as to what I do when creating
my Digital Hybrid cards!

It really was fairly simple to do and quick once I got my design
figured out.... I usually work with 3 pages to make my Hybrid cards.
1 for the design, 2 for the base of the design, 3 for all the embellishments
I want to cut out and add to the card.... Sometimes they aren't that simple of course...
You know... like when you can't make up your mind on what to use...
I have soooo many downloads to choose from that sometimes that's what
takes the longest! LOL Oh yeah.... Like I'm the ONLY one with LOTS of
Digital Images! LOL

I'm gonna put this in a couple of Challenges over at:
Paper Playtime - Make a Birthday Card & Include a Sentiment
Go Fish Challenges - Anything Goes

Well I hope you like my card and come back
tomorrow for my Scrapbook Tuesday Layout! Until then....
Have an AWESOME DAY!!!!



Diane Hodrick said...

This is a new technique for me....never tried it and don't know much about it, but your card is so fun and cute. You are branching out. I am tired just reading about your weekend of marathon cooking. I am off the hook for this kind of dedication until I get a freezer. The small on top of our fridge is packed without all these extras. Now, I have to tell you, a freezer is not on my list, but I admire your methods. If I let my hubby cook my birthday dinner, I'd get hot dogs, so you did good!

Amy said...

Really nice designed card! Love the CAS Style of it! I wish I even remotely liked to cook- now that the kids are gone I have no desire- I'm sure it would be alot easier if I just made freezer meals!!! :)Amy

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...that is so cool how you designed it!

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Love your card Theresa! So cool that it is your very own design. I love the colors too. I used to do the freezer cooking but the Hubby is gone alot and I don't feel like cooking a bunch of food just for me. Happy Birthday week to you!!!

Hugs, Tami

Debbie said...

This is a really neat card!! I don't have a lot of SU stuff so I didn't realize they had digital.
Have a Happy Birthday on Wed!!

Amy said...

I also forgot to earlier say Thanks for playing along at Go Fish Challenges! :)Amy

Kate said...

This looks amazing. Love it. Thank you so much for joining us over at GoFish! Challenge . Hope to see you again.


Sharon said...

This is fabulous!!! It sure looks like lots and lots of work to me!!! I love it! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!!! :)

Cricut Couple said...

What a fantastic design! I just love it! Sounds like dinner is going to be amazing! I always have to cook mine too. Hee! Hee! Jill tried one time and put some sort of pepper in it that about sent me to the hospital. Now she is afraid if she cooks for me, she is going to kill me. Hee! Hee! At least, it makes for a sound excuse. Hee! Hee!

Sherrie K. said...

Cool design Theresa! I love doing freezer meals:) In fact, I have my daughter doing that some too. It makes it nice when your always busy running around or coming home late from work:)Makes it easy to have something already prepared:)
BTW, Happy Birthday to you...are you going to share what day your birthday is with us??
I hope you have a good one my friend!
Sherrie K

Sherrie K. said...

Also, thanks for joining us in the challenge at Go Fish!
Sherrie K