Thursday, February 4, 2010

CHA Giveaway 8 - Nathalie Kalbach!

Nearly saving the best for last...was to meet Nathalie Kalbach who is a designer / artist for many companies including Tattered Angels and Prima!
Above is what I made while chit chatting with Nat.
I got to play with all the NEW products!
Glimmer Glaze and Glimmer Glam.
and some new colors of the Glimmer Mist!
I could have stood there and played ALL day!
I also liked trying out the stuff on crumpled crepe paper and then drying it with the heat gun till it was extra crispy!
Did you know that Heidi Swapp has joined up with Tattered Angels?
The crepe paper is actually part of her new line as also the the bird tag I used!

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The following art work is all by Nathalie.
I wanted to give you a taste of just how talented she is!
To see more, be sure to visit her blog and her gallery Here.
Let her know that I sent you!

I'll be throwing in some assorted Glimmer Screens in to the CHA Celebration giveaway!
and then I'll be taking a short break before the final CHA post.
I have group of friends coming over Saturday for a crop/card swap and I need to prep for that and also get my tutorial ready for you as well.
It's a Valentine themed craft using a Jacquard product!
Super cute!

I'll be posting my Tutorial on Sunday...sometime after Super Bowl. :)

& don't forget that the One World One Heart party ends on Feb. 15th.

So with that in mind, I'm leaving you with 2 favorite recipes for you to enjoy!
The first one is a appetizer,
great for football parties,
crops or just for snacking...careful though..they are addicting!

Bacon Wrapped Lit'l Smokies

You will need:
1 pack. of smokies,
1 pack. Of bacon
1/2 cup of brown sugar.
Cut bacon slices in half. Wrap each smokie with bacon and put a tooth pick through each to hold the bacon on. Place all bacon wrapped smokies in a baking dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar.
Heat for 45 minutes in a 350 degree F oven. Serve on a platter or remove toothpick and put in a crock pot to keep them warm as guests munch along.

The next is a wonderful soup recipe I found online...
I was looking for a good Minestrone soup and found Olive garden's recipe instead!
You can simmer it on the stove or in the crock pot, and let me tell you, it's perfect for this cold winter weather!
I'm serving it for lunch on Saturday when the girls come over , which is perfect for a rainy day!


Copycat Olive Garden Minestrone Soup by Todd Wilbur Recipe #77585

45 min |
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup minced white onion (about 1 small onion)
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup frozen cut Italian green beans
  • 1/4 cup minced celery (about 1/2 stalk)
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
  • 4 cups vegetable broth (Swanson is good *note: Do not use chicken broth!*)
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, drained
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans small white beans or great northern beans, drained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup carrot, julienne or shredded
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups hot water
  • 4 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup small shell pasta
  1. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large soup pot.
  2. Saute onion, celery, garlic, green beans, and zucchini in the oil for 5 minutes or until onions begin to turn translucent.
  3. Add vegetable broth to pot, plus drained tomatoes, beans, carrot, hot water, and spices.
  4. Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Add spinach leaves and pasta and cook for an additional 20 minutes or until desired consistency.
  6. Makes about eight 1 1/2 cup servings.
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(For extra flavor...add a little red wine to the stock)
and serve with freshly grated Parmesan!

Ok, that's all for now...see you all on Sunday!

Nearly forgot to share...Dyllan finally made it to the top of his Winning stick and was able to pick out a Ben Ten Lego toy today at Target! ...if you have's the best thing so far :)

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Divinity said...

great works of art!!!! tattered angel products sound awesome -- i'm definitely wanting to try some glimmer mist! love what you did!!! :)

rosegarden - Laura Fiskateer 5939 said...

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - lovely

Minestrone soup - hmmmm, on my menu for next week again. It's been awhile. Enjoy your crop Michelle

Tona said...

Love the project you made with the tattered angels products.
Thanks for the recipes. They both sound good.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow - so much lovely stuff in one beautiful post! I'm so happy to have found your great blog through OWOH. :) Your etsy shop, by the way, is lovely. There are a few things there that I REALLY would love! :) Sincerely, Theresa

Debby said...

WOW!! Your posts are so awesome. Filled to the brim with so many goodies. Happy Super Bowl Sunday!!
Way to go Dyllan! Love the crepe paper and glimmer mist, yummy!

Chris C said...

yumm thanks for the recipe.
My fingers are covered in glimmer mist as i type lol.
Christine C
Fiskateer #2264

chignon said...

Yummy! Everything is yummy in today's post. I think it is time I try some Glimmer Mist! I'll be adding your recipes to my box - TFS!

angelandspot said...

Lovely works of art. I love what you made. It is so pretty.

Susie said...

I have never used the glimmer paints but these projects look grand ! (thanks for adding the recipes....we love soups !!) enjoy your crop !

Viji Siddharth said...

OH wow!!! Thats my fav soup in the whole wide world!!! Minestrone!!! Husband is going to LOVE it!!!!! Thankyou so much for the recipe!

I would love to get my hands on those glimmer screens! I haven't tried Glimmer Mist yet! But I sooo want to!
Your work is as usual amazing!!! I so want to go to the next CHA!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Have fun! Take lots of photos! Enjoy the weekend! ♥

NanaBeth said...

I have been thinking about spraying crepe paper with mist (can you believe it!). I hadn't thought about drying it-great idea. Thanks for all the CHA blogs-they were wonderful and full of inspiration.

TracyM #6773 said...

Your "chit chat" project is beautiful Michelle - those purple tones are just lovely!!!

Both recipes sound yummy :o)

Well done Dyllan - your winning stick is such a great idea!

Thankyou for giving us the chance to win some glimmer mist - I have never used it before but I am in awe of all the projects made using it.

Hope you have a great weekend at your crop.

Linda said...

Yummy! Yummy projects! Yummy products! Yummy recipes! Thanks for sharing! Have fun with your group on Saturday!


laterg8r said...

those tattered angels products look smashing :D

Debby said...

The worse thing about not being at CHA this time was the opportunity to finally meet Nat in person. I've loved her work for a long time. FYI: she does have free tutorials. Awesome woman and I'm jealous of you Michelle for being there. LOL

Vicki in MD said...

those layouts are breath-takingly beautiful! what else can I say. other than thanks for sharing a recipe I can't wait to try out, especially since I'll be snowed in all weekend

Jen said...

Love this! great job with all the mists!

Angela B. said...

Such pretty art work! I love the looks of the Glimmer Glaze and Glam!

Aeify said...

YUM to the food AND the tattered angels!!! Can't wait for the Glaze/Glam to get to town!!

Missy said...

Those are awesome. And so funny you use the winning stick , I haven't made one yet but I saw those directions and want to do one for my boys !

Are you supposed to use the teeny smokies or the regular sized ones for the bacon wrapped smokies ?

I saw those teeny ones on sale at the store today..wishing I had grabbed some now !

Nat said...

Thank you so much for having me :) It was amazing to meet you - you are a sparkling wonderful person and I enjoyed having you at the booth! Huge hugs (email follows :) )

Maxine Hodges said...

Love tattered angels!
Thanks for the recipes! Sound wonderful!
Give Dyllan a high five for his achievements.
Have fun at your crop!

Jennifer Hansen said...

Great layouts, very pretty!

jlh774 at gmail dot com

Karee Sue said...

Beautiful work, I love the look of glimmer mist.

Bobbie said...

I like the projects you posted. Glimmer mist is so cool!

Analuka said...

Hello! I came to know your blog... and I like of the delicateness of this place! So, I let blue kisses for you, and invite you to visit my blue blog, also, ir you want...

Mary said...

I love the tattered angels stuff, the recipes also look really tasty, I think I will try the minestrone soup! Mary #5509

Anonymous said...

I love the project that you made using the new tattered angel products.

Joan Fiskateer #808

Tami B. said...

Oh, all the glimmery goodness of TA. They really know how to shine. Thanks for sharing.

baglady said...

She is so talented- love her artwork! thanks for the great photos.


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