Saturday, January 19, 2013

Inspiration Challenge at CDAC

Inspiration Picture

Hello again... I have a new creation for today and this one is for the CDAC "Inspirational Challenge". There is so much going on at Crafter's Digital Art Center and if you are not yet a member and would like to join just click on the highlighted words and it will take you there.
This is an Inspirational Challenge and the picture that we had to use is above. I created my own DP's in Photoshop and I colored my image called "Roses In Milk Bottle" also in Photoshop. You can purchase this image and many more at my Store, Pattie's Creations Digital Stamps. I added yellow Liquid Pearls to the rose tops and some glitter on the bottle. I also added a few embellishments along with a sentiment. I hope you like it!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Anything Goes Challenge at CDAC

I have another creation today and this is for The Anything Goes Challenge over at CDAC. If you are not a member you can join by clicking on the name. I decided to make a Luminaria for Valentine's Day. I love making these and you can find a tutorial over at Splitcoast Stampers.
I used papers from my stash and one of my newest images called "Two Hearts With Rose". I colored my image in Photoshop and cut it out. I added trim that I made with one of my Martha Stewart punches. I added pearls and a couple of stick on hearts. So what do you think?

Easy as 1-2-3 Challenge at CDAC

Hi again... I have a new creation and this one is for The Crafter's Digital Art Center Challenge "Easy as 1-2-3". The rules for this challenge are:

1 - flower
2 - design papers
3 - pieces of bling
You Must use a Digital Image

I made a birthday card and used one of my own images called "Blue Jay on Dogwood Branch". You can purchase this image and many more at my Store...
I created my own designer papers using Photoshop. I created the plaid paper and the paper with fans. I love making my own papers because you can match the designs to the colors of the image. I colored my image also with Photoshop and used the Oil Painting Technique. I added 1 flower, some leaves, a pearl and 3 green rhinestones. I finished my card with a sentiment. I hope you like it...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Pattie's Pasta y Cecci Recipe

Hello everyone... I know you are not used to seeing recipes on my blog, but I wanted to share one of my favorite and quick pasta dishes with you. I am entering this recipe in to the CDAC "Anything Goes Challenge". If you are not a member of CDAC (Crafters Digital Art Center) then just click HERE to Join. 

I grew up in an Italian family environment and I have always loved cooking. My Mother was German and my Father was Italian. I have many recipes that I will share with you in the future but right now I am sharing my very own interpretation of Pasta y Facioli. I use garbanzo beans known as Cicci Beans instead of Canneloni Beans. I call it "Pasta y Cecci"...
Here We Go:

Pattie’s Pasta y Cecci
2 tbsps olive oil
½ stick of pepperoni sliced
3 garlic cloves chopped
1 can of tomato paste (6 oz)
4 cans of water (use paste can)
1 can of Italian Style diced tomatoes (14.5 oz)
Fresh basil (about 10 leaves chopped)
Salt & pepper
¼ tsp crushed red pepper (to taste)
¼ tsp garlic powder
2 tbsp parmesan or locatelli grated cheese
1 can of chick peas/ garbanzos drained (15.5 oz)
1 cup of ditalini pasta (uncooked)

Heat oil in a large pan
On medium heat add garlic and cook slightly. Add pepperoni and stir. Lower heat and add can of tomato paste and 4 cans of water. Stir gently and simmer for 5 minutes. Add can of diced tomatoes and next 5 ingredients. Turn heat to medium then simmer on low heat for 20 minutes. Add chick peas and cook for another 5-8 minutes. Boil water and cook pasta until done. Don’t overcook!  Add pasta to sauce and stir. Serve with some extra grated cheese and fresh basil leaves. Serves 4