Thursday, November 12, 2009

Silhouette Tutorial

Hi everyone! Today I have a great little tutorial and Slow cooker sloppy joes! Mmmmmmm!

See below for the recipe. They are easy, hot, and yummy!!

With the holidays inching closer, I have been busy doing projects while I have a little bit of extra time. AND I thought, gee... I have to catch up to Colleen , Kindra and Grammy Linda with all their SUPER tutorials! Thanks ladies for the inspiration!!! I made these neat silhouettes of the boys over the weekend. They are very inexpensive and relatively easy to make!! Follow along for some simple instructions.

You will need:

Side view photo (I used a 5X7)
Sharp smaller scissors
Heavy black cardstock
White or ivory cardstock
Frame of your choosing
#2 pencil
Double face tape or scrapbooking Paper adhesive

step 1: Cut out the side view photo CAREFULLY with your sharp scissors.

step 2: Trace the cutout photo outline onto the black cardstock with your #2 pencil. Don't worry, it WILL show up on the black!

step 3: CAREFULLY cut the traced outline out.

step 4: Put several strips of double faced tape or scrapbooking paper adhesive to the back of your silhouette and center it onto a piece of the white or ivory cardstock.

step 5: Put your finished silhouette into your frame. I added an ivory ribbon hanger too!

See how easy that was? They turn out very old fashioned looking and cute!

Here is my Friday Recipe for the Holiday Swap, ENJOY!!

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes

1-1/2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, chopped finely
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 c. catsup
1/2 c water
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. mustard
2 T. vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire
1-1/2 T chili powder
1can kidney beans
6-8 toasted buns
1cup shredded cheese for topping

* Brown ground beef with onion and garlic, drain and set aside. Combine all remaining ingredients except for cheese in a slow cooker, stir in beef mixture and cook on low setting for 6 hours or on high setting for 3-4 hours. Spoon onto toasted buns. Top with shredded cheese if desired.

Gratitude Attitude abounds me today! I am thankful for these four beautiful boys in the silhouettes above, the inspiration I have found in others as of lately and for the bounty of friends who will share our Thanksgiving feast this season. May you find your blessings plentiful, and your tummies full this Thanksgiving!! Until next time, thanks for stopping by my friends!


  1. Oh I remember doing this technique many years ago when it was popular - and I really had fun with it.
    Glad you posted it again - it's fitting right in with all the Prim/Colonial decorating we are all into.
    thanks, Karen

  2. I have silhouettes of my kids from Disney but I will be needing one of sweet Lili when she can sit still for a side portrait. great tutorial.

    Thank so much for stopping by and your kinds words! I hope all is well with you and your family!!

  3. The silhouettes turned out great Kim!....good job!


  4. Hi Kim,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I enjoyed reading your blog. How did you like Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society? It was our book for book club a while back. You might enjoy reading my book club blog
    I am anxious to try your cheese ball recipe. It sounds yummy!

  5. A project AND a recipe? Now that's my kind of post!

    Hope all's well at your house this weekend... and I can't wait to see those snowmen ;)