Wednesday, March 7, 2012

What I've been up to!

I failed at my crafty/creative thing a day resolution...well at least the posting part of it. My deadline got the best of me and I had to work, work, work...color, color, color to get it done. See some of them:

So now that I'm done with that it's back to my regular grind for a little bit. I'm cooking up some really creative ideas for my artist proofs of the line art cards, hopefully some really unique stuff the collectors and other will like to see.

Besides that I've been busy with other things as well. I've come up with a new wonton wrapper recipe. An absolutely delicious dessert one I might add.
Any ideas what that is in the picture to the left? Hmm...looks yummy no? Well on that wonton wrapper is a spread of nutella and some chopped up strawberries. O.O I know nutella and die for. Well wait till you bake it in a wonton wrapper. Just spread some nutella in the middle, add a couple of chopped up strawberries, lightly wet the edges of the wonton, fold it over, and press it closed. Place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and bake at 350°F for about 5-10 min. You'll know when they are done, trust me I heard sizzling because one of mine popped open. Let them cool! Molten nutella and strawberries will burn your mouth.

The strawberries in mine melted (I never realized strawberries could melt but they did.) They were so good I made them the next night for the kids for dessert only one kid doesn't like strawberries so I used some chopped up banana and that was amazing too. Reminded me of a warm monkey tail. Yummmm. (Talking about this will probably lead to me making more tonight, they are that addicting.)

What else have I been up to...getting goodies in boxes from Mr. UPS and Mr. FedEx man. :D
New things to work on some new book ideas and other really cool ideas, some gold shepard's hook bookmarks and some really pretty silver floral and butterfly shepard's hooks. Oh and don't forget the new set of colored pencils. I think I'm in love with my new set of colored pencils.
These are Cretacolor colored pencils. They are amazing. I loved my Design Spectracolor pencils. (Well okay maybe they are actually hubby's and not mine but I use them more.) I love the feel of the Design when you use them. They're not really hard leaded, they are more on the softer side and they blend well, not really waxy, just great colored pencils. Sad thing is that Design doesn't exist anymore and Specracolor pencils go for a small fortune on e-bay so I've been searching for colored pencils I like just as much. I gave Prismacolor colored pencils a try but they just don't feel the same. Heck you can get 2 Prismacolor pencils in the same color sharpen them and use them side by side and they won't actually be the same color. They also seem to have a much harder lead, at least to me anyway. Hubby came across a deal on Dick Blick for the Cretacolor pencils and we go them dirt cheap. I tried them and I love them. I think I might actually like them more than the Design ones. They are smooth and soft, not really waxy, blend really well, and you can go over them lots of time with no blooming or big waxy build up. They are my new favorite pencil and will eventually replace my Design ones.