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Friday, March 25, 2011

Marion Smith's Special Needs Orphan Charity Drive

Marion Smith is a phenomenal papercrafting artist that works with Prima. She just posted on her blog an event that she is working hard to promote called the "Special Needs Orphan Charity Drive" for Reece's Rainbow.

Marion is requesting that crafters of all types come together to create 4x4 chipboard tiles that will be added to a collage which will be auctioned off (date to be determined). It costs between $7000 - $12000 to adopt a special needs child and Marion's goal is try to help at least one family fulfill their dreams.

Here are some of the details:
  • create a 4x4 tile using chipboard
  • add dimensional materials
  • create like a piece of art
  • the theme is brown and vintage
For additional information, follow this link here to a video on Marion's blog.

Mail the completed tile to:

Marion Smith
Orphan Charity Drive
Prima Marketing Inc
5564 Edison Ave
Chino, CA 91710

I will be making a tile or two for this charity and will post my finished projects before sending them off. If you plan on participating, please include a link to your finished project in the comment section below so we can admire your tile too!

Creativity Bug ~ Sue

Recipe Friday: Penne with Mushrooms and Artichokes

I recently saw this recipe in Prevention Magazine and thought not only did it sound yummy, but would be perfect for a meatless Friday dish.

Penne with Mushrooms and Artichokes

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  • 6 ounces multigrain penne pasta
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces sliced white mushrooms
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 4 teaspoons grated Romano cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook per the package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes or until the mushrooms have released their liquid and start to brown slightly. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes and artichokes and cook for another 1 to 3 minutes or until the tomatoes just begin to soften.
  3. Add the pasta and toss to combine. Remove from the heat and stir in the pesto.
  4. Divide among 4 bowls and top each with 1 teaspoon of the cheese.
Please leave a comment if you make the dish letting us know what you think.

Happy Friday!
Creativity Bug ~ Sue