Honeycomb embossed greeting card

Say a little Hello to family and friends to brighten up their day.  I just love the Summer Starfruit color against the grey honeycomb embossed background…how about you?  Well this is one of the two make and takes we did at my Sale-a-bration Open House on Sunday.  I worked long and hard to prepare and I am hoping that everyone had as much fun as I did.

What I can’t believe is during all the excitement I completely forgot to bring down my camera and hand it to someone to take pictures.  These are a few I took after the fact.

 My thank you for stopping by gift was a cute covered post it note holder.

I had lots of fun making this sale-a-bration banner using the sale-a-bration free Designer Series Paper

Close up of the banner – I actually have never made a banner before and was surprised how quickly it came together.

Book a party and choose a pillow box from the “book to look” bowl.  You could win a free stamp set!

The second make and take was a simple but lovely Valentine’s card I cased by Catherine Pooler.

These next pics were taken by one of my downline with her iPhone.

Time spent visiting (Susan and I)

Kim and Sherry

Kathryn Anne did a great job on her make and takes and wants to stamp again real soon.

 My downline Gigi and her precious granddaughter – I say…start them stampin’ early!

Mary Ann and Mo stamping for the very first time.

I don’t consider myself a wiz in the kitchen.  I’d rather be in my stamp room. 🙂 But I received many requests for two of the items I served and promised I would post them.  The first is a recipe from food.com that was in my recipes to try file.  It was yummy but I’m so glad calories don’t count at a Stampin’ Up! event! 🙂

Cheesy Salsa Dip  (Recipe #43111)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup salsa (whatever heat you prefer)  I used medium but the next time I make it I may kick it up a bit.

Directions:
1.  In a microwave safe bowl, combine all ingredients.
2.  Microwave on high for 5 to 6 minutes, stirring every minute until smooth and heated through.
3.  Serve with tortilla chips.

Now how easy is that!!

Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share the Spinach Dip recipe I served and the door prize winners!

Have a great day!

Diane