Friday, August 10, 2018

Q's Creative Cards: HAPPY CAMPER!

I have a special place in my heart for camping & the outdoors.  My best memories as a child were camping ...but I should use that word loosely.

My Mom, my sister and I and my little brother would sleep in the back of the station wagon and Dad and the boys would drape a tarp over a branch! 

But we had foxes and bear visiting us, campfires, babbling brooks, picking blueberries and that intoxicating smell of the pine forest.

I still love to camp, but I must admit, it's a LOT more plush these days! I even make cards while I camp!  

Happy Camper Card Kit includes FIVE pre-cut & ready-to-assemble cards, a photo instructional slideshow, written instructions and printables and Cut files as a bonus!  

Classes start and kits start shipping August 20th!



Happy Camper

Class Schedule
Mon., Aug. 20th            Sandy Hobby Lobby                    2 - 4 pm
Tues., 
Aug. 21st            South Jordan Hobby Lobby          5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wed., 
Aug. 22nd           South Jordan Hobby Lobby          10am - noon
Wed., Aug. 22nd           West Valley Hires Big H                6 - 8 pm
Thurs., Aug. 23rd          Custom Location (please email)    6 - 8 pm
Friday, Aug. 24th           Layton Hobby Lobby                   10am - noon
Friday, 
Aug. 24th           Layton Hobby Lobby                   2 - 4pm
Friday, 
Aug. 24th           Layton Hobby Lobby                   4:30 - 7:30 pm

What you'll need: 


Adhesives:  

Roller-type adhesive for putting cards together.  
Regular Foam squares & THIN foam squares

1/2" foam roll & 1/8" foam strips
Mini, Micro and medium Glue dots 

Liquid glue or dotto
Scotch Tape

Tools & Supplies:

Scissors (fine tip & long) 

Paper Piercer & Piercing mat
12" trimmer and bone folder (or something to score with)

Threader
Large lid or small container to place small items from kit

Distress ink: Gathered Twigs & Stamping sponge.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

...and I would love if you posted these pictures to Pinterest! 










































Q's Creative Cards: BY the SEA Album Keepsake


Although I am primarily a card maker, I always design a keepsake album for my card making cruises.  A definite highlight that we fill with photos and journaling so we never forget!

If you've spent time by the sea or simply want to, then create this 12 page chipboard album with an additional 6 journaling pages and 3 journaling pockets.

This album measures 5 1/2" x 8".  Kit comes pre-cut and ready to assemble with a photo instruction slideshow, written instructions, Printables and Cut files.

This kit is mail-order only (or pick up in class) and will not be 'taught' locally.
Add my matching Card class, Making Waves Card Kit with no additional shipping.



By the Sea Keepsake Album



Q's Creative Cards: MAKING WAVES!

I've been holding on this kit since our last card making cruise... happy to finally share Making Waves Cards with you all! 

This kit is mail-order only (or pick up in class) and will not be 'taught' locally.

Make sure to check out the matching By The Sea Keepsake album here.









Making Waves








Monday, July 23, 2018

Summer Card Camp Photo Collage

If you've been wondering where I've been...here ya go!  Super Summer fun with these lovely ladies!  Thanks for joining me in my home!
As for a new class, hang in there...coming soon!  Starts August 20th!


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer Card Camp ~ Design Retreat!

** Update May 30: Card camp retreat dates are sold out.  I will be adding a 5th and final date soon.  Please email me to get on that list before purchasing.

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SO excited to share my first Summer Card Camp!

I still remember those summer camps I went to as a child, SO much fun!  I want to capture that feeling, but for crafty, creative folks!

I'll be having four all-day retreats this summer (see schedule below).  This is a small group retreat (10-12 people) in my home ... doesn't get more cozy than that!  

You will be my guests from 9 to 9 with several classes, all of which build upon each other with an emphasis on Design.  Lunch, dinner, snacks and a campfire included, and of course, lots of product and door prizes!

The number one question I get asked is "do you ever sleep"...the answer is a resounding YES :).  The second question I get asked is how do you come up with your card ideas? 

I'm finally ready to share 'behind' Q's Creative cards!
From inspiration & tuning up your Eye.Q., to creative & practical ways to use your stash and of course, making cards!  Mini tutorials on die-cutting, printables and more.  The entire curriculum will be on a slideshow to take home for future reference (no note taking!).

Dates

  • Saturday, June 23
  • Wednesday June 27
  • Saturday, July 14
  • Wednesday, July 18

To sign up, Click the buy now button and check out.  


If you don't want to pay with paypal, choose the grey button at the bottom to use your credit or debit card.
Then email me with your first 3 choices of dates and if you want to be in a class with someone.

Cost is $145 and includes entire curriculum, card kits, product and meals.




Studio 5: Bulgogi (Korean BBQ Beef) & how to eat it!


Bulgogi is Korean BBQ Beef.  But really, it is SO much more!

First of all, you do not need to grill it or Barbecue it.  You can, if you want to, but I love using my heavy cast iron pan to cook it.  Get it scorching hot and listen to that sizzle!  Then that heavenly smoky, sweet aroma hits and you know you have a winner!

Takes a minute to cook and you're ready to eat.  On its own (it's so tasty, it might not even make it to the plate), or in lots of easy applications, like Salad, Bibimbap (rice bowl), lettuce wraps and tacos!

Bulgogi
I make a large amount, then freeze into Quart Freezer Ziplock bags for future use...alternatively, you can cook it all and store in the fridge for several days, or freeze.

3 lb chuck roast, shaved thinly 1/8"<
(freeze your meat for at least 12 hours to be able to slice it thinly, or ask your butcher and he'll do it!)  Typically, Koreans use Rib eye, sirloin or tenderloin.  I just like using chuck.
1 Asian Pear, finely grated (could use a Bosc pear if you can't find Asian Pear)
1 large onion, cut in half, then sliced very thinly
Thumb sized ginger, finely grated.
half a bulb of garlic, chopped
2 tsp freshly ground pepper
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
4 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
6 Tbsp Brown sugar

Mix marinade ingredients together, then pour over meat and gently mix.  Refrigerate overnight or at least 6 hours.  At this point, you can also divide your raw Bulgogi into smaller portions and freeze some of it.
Heat a cast iron pan VERY hot.  Drizzle a few rounds of Olive oil.   Carefully spread out and lay your Bulgogi meat over the pan.  It cooks very quickly because it's so thin.  Turn when browned on one side.  Do not overcrowd.  As you get to the bottom of the bowl, where there is more marinate, try to shake as much off as possible and put fewer pieces in the pan so it doesn't steam.

It'll take several times in the pan to cook all the Bulgogi.  Keep putting it in a bowl until it's all done.  Eat hot or refrigerate for a meal later on.

Now you've made a LOT of Bulgogi...how to serve it?  So many quick meals can be made with a Bulgogi...the following are just a few ideas, enjoy!

Korean Banh Mi with Bulgogi

Bulgogi (prepared...see recipe above)
French Baguette:  slice lengthwise & then diagonally for 3-4 sandwiches, depending how long your baguette is.
Carrot & Daikon radish (shredded and tossed with a little rice vinegar, Salt, Pepper and sugar)
Green onions, sliced thinly
cucumber (Sliced thinly & tossed with a little rice vinegar, Salt, Pepper and sugar)
Mayonaise
Sriracha (or Sriracha Mayo if it's too hot on it's own)
Cilantro, chopped
Option:  Thinly slice Japapeno if you like it really hot.

Combine carrots, diakon and green onions with pickling ingredients. 
Combine thinly slice cucumbers with pickling ingredients.
Lightly toast insides of baguette.  Schmear insides of bread with mayonaise.
Layer veggies first, then bulgogi.
Top with cilantro and green onions.
Drizzle with Sriracha or sriracha mayo.
Top with bread and enjoy!


Bulgogi Bibimbap (rice bowl)
{Bibimbap is like ramen, except with rice and no broth.  super comfort food!}

Bulgogi (prepared...see recipe above)
Rice (any rice will do, but Koreans use a medium grain rice, similar to sushi rice)
1 egg per bowl
Toasted Sesame Seeds

Vegetables:  This is where you can customize your rice bowl.  Koreans will often use up leftover vegetable sides, so really, anything that makes you happy goes.  But here are a few suggestions...
·         Sauteed spinach
·         Carrots, shredded  or ribbons (cooked or raw)
·         Bean sprouts
·         Baby Corn
·         Red or green onion
·         Mushrooms
·         Zucchini
·         Kim Chee
·         Cucumbers
·         Cabbage

Keeping it simple, just place rice in a bowl and top with ingredients, except for egg, which goes on top, as well as the Toasted sesame seeds.  Drizzle with Gochujang (Korean Sweet & Spicy Red chili paste. )

Bibimbap is typically arranged around the bowl, keeping ingredients separate.   Once served, you can mix it as you like.

However, true Bibimbap is serve in a hot stone bowl, which then  creates a crispy bottom texture on the rice.  To duplicate this texture, you can place your rice in a hot fry pan (with a little oil) and cook it until it gets that same crispy texture...then place in the bowl.


Bulgogi Noodle Salad
{or just with veggies...it's all good because there is Bulgogi on top!}
This makes a big bowl, reduce amounts for a smaller salad.

 
Bulgogi (prepared...see recipe above)
1/2 of a small green cabbage, sliced thinly
1 red, yellow & orange sweet pepper, sliced thinly
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly on  the diagonal (reserve some for top)
several handfuls of snow or snap peas (edible pods), sliced on the diagonal
1/2 a bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 pkg of noodles, cooked and cooled
·         any Asian kind will do, but I used Thai rice noodles, because I had them on hand
1 pkg of frozen edamame, thawed and lightly salted.
Toasted sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, toss with dressing (add a little at a time and taste).
Place in a bowl and top with Bulgogi (it can be freshly cooked, or cooled).  Top with Green onions and sesame seeds.

Gochujang Salad Dressing (or sauce)
2 Tbsp Gochujang
·         Korean Sweet & Spicy Red chili paste.  Add less/more depending on your heat tolerance.
4 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
4 Tbsp Cooking Sake
4 Tbsp Soy Sauce
4 Tbsp Brown sugar or Honey (or more is you like it a bit sweeter)
2 Tbsp Roasted Sesame Oil

Mix well and drizzle over.

Option:  Thicken with heat & a slurry of cornstarch for a dipping sauce or drizzle over lettuce wraps

Bulgogi Lettuce Wraps
{light lunch or appetizer}

Bulgogi (prepared...see recipe above)
Carrot (matchsticks)
cucumber (matchsticks)
Rice Vinegar
Salt & Pepper
tsp sugar
1 bunch green onions, sliced thinly on  the diagonal (reserve some for top)
Toasted sesame seeds

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, toss with dressing (add a little at a time and taste).
Place in a bowl and top with Bulgogi (it can be freshly cooked, or cooled).  Top with Green onions and sesame seeds.  Drizzle with straight of the bottle Gochujang (Korean Sweet & Spicy Red chili paste.) or thicken the Gochujang Salad sauce.





Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Q's Creative Cards: MAN CARDS III

I did something I rarely do when designing a card class.  I conferred with my husband!

This is my third Man cards kit in 10 years and is long overdue!  


It's a tricky one.  Designing cards that are appealing to men, but still fun for women.

Steve has given his seal of approval...he requested pop-up cards and gift cards (of course he did!).

This kit has cool paper, a surprise texture, manly die-cuts, lots of grunge and perfect sentiments for the men in your life.  There are 3 birthday cards and 2 Father's Day cards, however, they are all interchangeable (you'll get additional printables to switch things out).


Kit comes pre-cut and ready to assemble with a step-by-step slideshow, printables and cut files.


Kits SHIP May 29th and Classes in Utah start May 31st.




Man Cards III


Class Schedule

Thurs., May 31th         Custom Location (please email)    6 - 8 pm

Friday, June 1st           Layton Hobby Lobby                   10am - noon
Friday, 
June 1st           Layton Hobby Lobby                   2 - 4pm
Friday, 
June 1st           Layton Hobby Lobby                   4:30 - 7:30 pm
Mon., June 4th            Sandy Hobby Lobby                    2 - 4 pm
Tues., 
June 5th           South Jordan Hobby Lobby          5:30 - 7:30 pm
Wed., 
June 6th           South Jordan Hobby Lobby          10am - noon
Wed., June 6th           West Valley Hires Big H                6 - 8 pm

What you'll need: 


Adhesives:  

Roller-type adhesive for putting cards together.  
Regular Foam squares & THIN foam squares

1/2" foam roll & 1/8" foam strips
Mini glue dots & 3/8" glue dots


Tools & Supplies:

Scissors & 
Paper Piercer 
Piercing mat
12" trimmer and bone folder (or something to score with)
Large lid or small container to place small items from kit

Distress ink: Ground Espresso & Stamping sponge.
Optional: Distress Stain; Tarnished Brass, foam applicator and Ground Espresso Reinker.

If you have any questions, please let me know.

...and I would love if you posted these pictures to Pinterest! 





























































































































































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