Thursday, August 18, 2011

Altered Composition Notebook BlogHop

Hello Everyone,

Welcome to your next stop on the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop! If you have just came to my blog, you can begin the blog hop by clicking here

Most of you don't know that I am a total Band Geek! I play the flute and piano; this is what inspired my altered notebook! I thought that this book would be great to take notes for myself when I am in my band class. It was simple to make, and took less than an hour! Without any further adue, here is my notebook: 

All the paper is from the DCWV Performance Stack. I used the Tim Holtz Ornamental die to cut out chipboard (for dimension) which was then layered with another piece of paper from the Performance Stack. All the pieces of paper were inked with the Vintage Photo ink from Tim Holtz. 

The embossed image on the front was from a set of Recollections Stamps from Michaels. I found it in the clearance isle for only $4 CAD. 

Blog Candy:

What is a good blog hop without any blog candy! Today, I will be giving away one set of Cricut Basic Colour Markers. To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment on this post telling me how you will alter your own composition book. I would also appreciate it if you would follow me! I will pick a winner by Monday August 22nd. 

Your next stop is with Lynda: Click HERE to visit her blog!

This is the entire blog hop list incase anyone wants to see it!

Joy -
Abbey -
Amanda -http://amandascraftsandmore.b
Jin -
Kyle -
Lynda -
Margie -
Martha -
Melissa -
Tammy -
Theresa -

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don't forget to check me out on facebook! Creative Wishes,

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Nectarine and Blueberry Crisp

Hello Everyone,

I feel so blessed to have such caring family members. The other day, my aunt and  uncle dropped off two boxes of fresh, locally grown peaches and nectarines! Peaches and nectarines are in season in British Columbia. They are sold in Farmers Markets, along the side of the highway, and grocery stores.

  There was so much fruit, we did not know what to do! My mom and I decided to make a Crisp with the nectarines, and to preserve (can) the peaches. We made the Crisp tonight, and I thought I would share the recipe with all of my wonderful followers! 

Nectarine (or Peach) and Blueberry Crisp 
Recipe adapted from the Rose Reisman Light Cooking Cookbook

Preheat ove to 350 degrees F 


1/2 cup sugar
3 tbsp flour
2 tsp lemon juice 
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 tsp cinnamon 
3 cups peeled ripe peaches OR nectarines
2 cups blueberries 

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cups all purpose flour 
3 tbsp brown sugar 
1/2 tsp cinnamon 
3 tbsp butter 

In a large bowl, combine sugar, flour, lemon juice, rind and cinnamon; stir in nectarines (or peaches) and blueberries until well mixed. Spread into a 9 inch cake pan. 

Topping: In a small bowl, combine rolled oats, flour sugar and cinnamon; cut in butter until crumbly. Sprinkle over fuit. Bake for 30 - 35 minutes or until the topping is brown and the fruit is tender. Serve warm.

This simple dessert is great to serve alone, with ice cream, or with honey yogurt (mix plain yogurt with honey until it reaches desired sweetness). 

I hope you guys enjoy this recipe. Be sure to stay tuned on Friday for the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop! 

New Blog Design

Hello Everyone,

If you haven't noticed, I completely re-designed my Blog. If you are having any problems with my Blog, please email me at
I will post a project soon! 

Also, don't forget to stop by on Friday for the Altered Composition Notebook Blog Hop hosted by Miss Joy! 

Also, add me as a friend on Facebook by searching "green cricut"!

Creative Wishes,

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Last Design Team Thursday!

Happy Thursday Everyone,

I am sad to say, this will be my last Design Team with Joy at Joys Life as this term has come to an end! It has been a wonderful opportunity to work with such talented and supportive ladies for the past six months! Being on Joys Design Team was an experience I will never forget! 

Now onto my project. 
I used the Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge to cut the strawberry, and the Elegant Edges Cartridge to cut the background behind the strawberry. If you don't have either of these cartridges I would definitely recommend them! 

Here is the card I created: 

I coloured the stem of the strawberry in with some Glossy Accents to give it a wonderful shine. The cute face I used on the strawberry is from the Princess Faces Assortment Pack. I used a Copic marker to create the blush on her face. 

I also added some white stitches using my Jelly Roll Pen around the edge of the card! I love the detail stitching adds to projects. Once you get the hang of it, it is fast and easy! 

Instead of just stamping my sentiment I decided to try the heat embossing technique. All you need to do is stamp your image using a watermark ink pad, and sprinkle embossing powder onto (I used white embossing powder). Tap off the excess powder and set with a heat gun! It is that easy to accomplish! The stamp comes from Joy's Yummy Puns Stamp Set, which you can check out here

I would just like to thank everyone for stopping by my blog today! We are almost at 400 followers! I cannot believe it! There may or may not be a surprise when we hit 500 -wink ;) wink-

Creative Wishes,
Kyle Dadgar 
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