Today’s project is one that we did as last Weekend’s Peak Princess event. What is that you ask? This event is a special one for those on my team who qualify for it. It’s an afternoon of pampering – filled with games, prizes, and a special project and best of all time together.
Want to see some photos? This first one is of the class room, ready to go – the little skinny notepads that I shared with you yesterday are at everyone’s seats.
And of course there has to be some goodies, right?
One of the dishes I served was a delicious Black Bean Salsa that Sara Douglas shared with us on her face book page, sorry I can’t find it again to link it for you. She gave approximate measurements since she doesn’t measure the chopped ingredients – so I’m giving you what I did below. You can tweak it to fit your tastes.
Black Bean Salsa
Sara Douglass, Stampin’ Up! CEO
2 cans of black beans, drained and rinsed
2 cans of corn, drained and rinsed
1 bunch green onion, chopped
½ purple onion, chopped
1-2 cups red, orange, yellow and green peppers, chopped
Cilantro, leaves pulled and chopped
2 tsp olive oil
2 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. Lime juice
¼ tsp. Garlic powder, salt and pepper (to taste)
Mix and serve. This makes a big bowl, the picture below is just half of what it made. So if you want the recipe can be cut in half.
Serve with corn chips – I used blue ones.
We played bingo – my daughter was home on break so she called Bingo for us (She thought it would be great practice for her upcoming band fundraiser too. Yes, believe it or not she is a Band Director. This is her second year of teaching now!)
Here are just a couple of the prize winners – we played 5 games
And of course we crafted together
And this February’s project was such a hit I thought I’d share it with you today in case you’d like to make some too. It’s a book that holds your cards – it includes a perpetual calendar for you too. It’s a great item that I’ve been using myself for years!
I really love the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and it’s beautiful pearl finish that some of the sheets have so I started there. I think the fact that this Designer Series Paper is a bit heavier will help it hold up for years to come.
Here is the video I did for you.
Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book Video Tutorial
I’ve also created a pdf for you with the step by step directions and supply list.
Share What You Love Perpetual Calendar Card Book PDF
And here is the link for the Calendar pages for you. I simply printed them off onto Whisper White card stock.
Perpetual Calendar Pages PDF
I think these are going to make great gifts, so I’ll be getting a few more packages of this DSP so I can start my holiday gifts now and earn FREE Sale-a-bration items too! This pack of Designer Series Paper has 24 sheets in it so you can make several per pack of DSP and then use the extra sheets to create cards to go with the book!
Love the project but don’t have a binding machine? That’s not a problem – check with your local Office Supply Store. They normally can bind things for you or allow you to use their machine when you purchase the combs from them.
And if you think this might be something you may enjoy – why not consider joining my team? It’s a great time to join with the fantastic kit option and right now you have the ability to get the NEW coordinating products for Sale-a-bration (March promotion) in your starter kit too! Click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers and joining today!
Stamp Set: Letters for You (141968)
Inks: Tranquil Tide Classic Ink (147146/144091)
Paper: Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper (146926), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)
Accessories: Share What You Love Artisan Pearls (146927), Bitty Blooms Punch Pack (148532), Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334), Take Your Pick Tool (144107/150006), and Bone Folder (102300)
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