Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I was on Blockhead Radio!!

I was just on Blockhead Radio Live!! As Team ESST leader I was invited along with the whole team to be on the "Artisan Teams and Groups" talk show. It was so exciting!! Several team members were able to chat along with us as we talked about the team and what we were about.

I got to talk with teammates I have "know" for a long time but, now I got to talk with them!! Hi Jazzie, hi everyone :) Lily our host was great, she is also an Etsy shop owner, TulipsTreasureBox . We had lots of fun talking about our team and the terrific members we have. Also, we covered our teams variety of supplies and the great service we give to our customers!

Thanks Blockhead Radio for a great time and wonderful way to promote our team!!

Friday, March 20, 2009

MOSAIC's This Weeks Team Tease

Last year I got hooked on Mosaics! I saw all of the beautiful mosaic shop when I admitted the new team shops and thought I can do this. So, my first attempt went well. I did two trivets with supplies from team members. Here are my offerings :)

Team ESST has many wonderful mosaic supply shops and this week I will cover just a few of them. Not only are these supply shops they are Fabulous mosaic artist.

First shop pick this week is judysnow's Hand Cut Mosaic Tiles . You will find classic tiles, beautiful patterns, interesting bits and pieces, and Papa Honey's awesome wooden toys.

My next team mosaic shop pick is Mosaic Tiles Supply Mosaic Art CoCoMo Etsy. Cocomo supplies the tiles I used in my first project. Mom and I love tea pots and cups and Cocomo had the perfect tiles to use.

Another fantastic mosaic shop is Artful Mosaic Supplies. Here you will find marvelous handmade clay tiles and handmade MDF bases, I used them for my trivets as well as the grout from this shop!

I can't resist so, here are the rest of the Team ESST mosaic supply shops!

Another awesome shop for handpainted tiles, DooDles Mosaic Supplies and Handpainted Tiles.

And another terrific shop CMKSculptures2, which I featured last week :)

Then there is mosaictiledesigns for wonderful tiles!

Can't forget artsyhandpaints, check out her delightful handpainted tiles!!

And our newest team member glassshack, featuring glass shards, real cool :)

Thanks for looking and see you next week!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day

Well, it's here the day my son has been waiting for - Saint Patrick's Day! I barely remember the excitement from my elementary school days but, Zac has brought them back to me. Over the weekend Zac went "Green" shopping with Grampa. I gave him some money and told Dad that was all he had to spend. Yeah, right! Grampas are great! Anyway, an hour or so later in came Zac with his "Green" stash. He had to model the goods for me and I had to take pictures. We played with the edit mode and made Zac into a cartoon :) No, he does not have a pierced tongue but, there are times I would like to glue his mouth shut ;)

And just for fun here is a great bunch of Shamrock items from Team ESST :) The Shamrock tags are from JennifersCozyCottage.

Happy Saint Patty's Day :)

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Thursday Team Teaser

Yea!! Time to get to our weekly team tease. As I have written before I am the team leader of a Fabulous Etsy Street Team :) Team ESST - Etsy Supply Street Team is a wonderful group of supply shops on Etsy.com. We offer a wide variety of supplies for your crafting needs. Here are this weeks shops!!

We have a new Momma and an awesome shop owner in EllaHound! One of our many International members EllaHound offers some amazing fabrics and notions in her shop. Looking over her fabric makes me want to learn to sew :) Check her out and find very interesting crafting items, so much fun!!

The next Team ESST shop tease this week is MailleEtc. Do you like chainmaille jewelry? Want to make some? Get your kits here. Do you work with sterling silver or solid copper jump rings? Want a great way to let the creative you out?! Check out MailleEtc today :)

To wrap up this weeks team tease, I want you to see some of the nicest mosaic tiles around. CMKSculptures2 has beautiful hand painted and kiln fired tiles. I have to admit I am in love with her award winning mosaic bird house, this is a Must See!! A multi talented artist and a gotta see shop!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Menu Monday - Burritos!

This weeks recipe is Burritos! My family loves this dish, it is an easy item to fix and feed a hungry bunch of guys.

Adjust according to your family size. I make about 10 for my family of 4 and have a couple of leftovers for late night snack. You know how boys are :)

You will need-

1 - 1 1/2 lbs of ground beef or turkey if you like
1 package of taco seasoning - choose your taste - mild, hot, etc
1 can refried beans - again choose your taste
1 small can (4.5 oz) of chopped green chiles
1 16 oz. package of shredded cheese - your taste, cheddar, Mexican style, etc.
10 large size tortillas
Salsa and sour cream

Brown the beef or turkey until cooked through. Add the taco seasoning according to the package instructions. Mix in the beans and green chiles.

Once the beef or turkey mixture is done you will need to preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Next you will assemble the burritos. On each tortilla shell you will layer the meat mixture and top with cheese. Roll the shell and place seam down on a cookie sheet. Repeat for each burrito. I top the center of the burritos with the rest of the cheese. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the edges begin to brown.

Serve with salsa and sour cream. Enjoy!!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Team Teaser

I'm running late with the Thursday Team Teaser so, here it is on Friday :)

I think all of the shops that are members of Team ESST are fabulous, which makes picking each week real tough. Enie-meanie minie Mo here we go!

I just love Tiny Ark, Jason makes the coolest polymer clay buttons and I am amazed at his skill. From lovely buttons to animal buttons to just plain fun buttons Tiny Ark has something for everyone to enjoy. To make this even cooler Tiny Ark is in Dublin!! This shop is one of our many International team members, so happy to have you here Jason!!

Who doesn't like Junk :) ? Well, my friend JazziesJunque has great stuff! Need some interesting items for your altered art project? See Jazzie! Want some cool things for crafting? You got it! See Jazzie! My favorite thing out of her whole shop has to be the adorable Monopoly money envelopes.

Now it's tool time!! What crafter can craft without tools? EviesToolEmporium has wonderful tools for the crafter. She carries pliers and screwdrivers to the interesting and awesome Universal/Clamping Bench Vise . EviesToolEmporium carries a wide variety of tools I can't imagine that you would not find something you need in her shop.

Run don't walk to these fabulous Team ESST shops and see what great items you can find!! Till next week happy crafting :)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Monday Menu Helper

Squizzle!! Yes, it's squizzle time :)

My grandmother (Dad's mom) used to make this fun casserole and the whole family loved it.

You will need -
1 can of vegetable beef soup
1 pound of browned ground beef - drained
6 cups of made instant potatoes

Fried onions - the ones in a can
Shredded cheese

In a 9x12 casserole dish mix the browned beef, soup, and half a can of water. Layer the potatoes over the beef and soup mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes - you will see bubbles and then top with fried onions or cheese and bake for 5 minutes more to toast the onions or melt cheese.

Serve with dinner rolls and a tossed salad or your families favorite side dishes.

Happy Squizzle:)