Monday, July 13, 2009

Taking a break

I'm taking a break from BBE for the next couple of months. I am taking a photography class and need to concentrate on that. One thing at a time :)

If you are looking for custom stationary, go look at these awesome shops:

Inkspot Workshop
Up Up Creative
Little Brown Pen
The Daily Sip

My shop will still be open, however, I won't be creating anything new.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Owl Invitations - I Heart Cab

I learned about a little boy, Cab, that is the son of one of my sorority sisters. He is just a little guy, about 6 months old, and he is going through a heart transplant. You can read more about him here:
and here

I created this invitation set for him. His nursery has an owl theme. All of the money made from these invitations will go straight to his family. The set includes birthday invites, thank you notes, gift tags, and an envelope. Even if you don't need birthday invites right now, you can buy the set and just use the thank you notes or gift tags.

Click here to buy!

Help support Cab!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Easy Recipe: Strawberry Pie

I found this recipe over on Rocks in my Dryer. I thought I'd try it out for July 4th dinner. The pies were so easy to make and were delicious! The best part is the recipe makes 2 pies. So, you can make one to take with you - but also keep one for yourself.

Download the recipe here.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Easy Recipe: Easy Lemon Pasta with Chicken

I found this recipe on Food Network a couple of months ago, and it has made it's way into our regular dinner rotation. It is really easy, and really good. It is a great summer dinner. You can download the recipe card here.
When I make this dinner, I marinate the chicken in a lemon pepper marinade first. I also make extra chicken and then we have some sort of wrap later in the week. This week I am going to make chicken cesar wraps with the left over chicken.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Easy Recipe: Gramma Schrock's Blueberry Muffins

This week's recipe was sent from Sharon over at the Good, True, and Beautiful.

Here is a little background story for the muffins:
This recipe has been a favorite of my husband’s for many years. Whenever I
ask him what he wants me to bake, Gramma Schrock’s is always on the list.
He talks about Gramma Schrock and her legendary muffins to anyone who will
listen. Imagine my surprise to learn from my mother-in-law that she has no
idea who Gramma Schrock is – apparently the recipe was in a church cookbook from
the early 1900’s and the name stuck!

Click here to download the recipe - Enjoy!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Easy Recipe: Chicken & Rice

My mom and I found this can at an antiques market a few years ago. It sits in my kitchen and holds Lipton tea bags. I'm a coffee drinker 99% of the time, but every now and then I have a cup of tea.

I love the can. I really like the pattern & colors, but mostly, I love it because I think of my mom every time I look at it.

I used the can's design to create my first recipe in my series of Easy Recipes. These recipes should be less than 10 ingredients and take very little time to put together. As a working mom, I know the importance of an easy meal that everyone will like! Little C, who is 16 months, loves this recipe.

The first recipe is the Chicken and Rice recipe my mom makes. It takes about 5 minutes to throw all of the ingredients into one pie plate, then the oven takes over and does the rest. You can make this dish, steam some veggies, throw some crescent rolls in the oven, and have an awesome dinner in no time.

Click here for the printable version.

Don't forget - if you have a recipe that is 10 ingredients or less and takes little time to prepare, let me know about it! I'd love to feature your recipe - just send a note to bigblueeyespress [at] gmail [dot] com

Friday, June 12, 2009

Free Summer Labels

While Little C took a nap today I worked on putting together a few labels. I believe they will work with Avery label products (30 labels / sheet), please let me know if it doesn't work for you..I didn't have time to test today. Or, if it works, leave me a comment and let me know which label product you used. Or, there are cut marks included on the PDF, if you want to use these on cardstock or some other format.
Update: I just checked these against a template downloaded from Avery, and these will work with these products: 15660, 18660, 28660, 5630, 5660, 8660
Download here!
Have a great weekend.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

You Are My Sunshine

I saw this post last month over at Life In Motion Photography, and just knew I had to create one of my own. I created mine using the lyrics from "You Are My Sunshine". My Grammie used to sing this song to my sisters and I, and now I sing it to Charlotte. I took my image down to 8x10 and think I'll print it out and hang it in Charlotte's room.
I'm thinking of doing a couple of these for the shop. What format would you like to see them in? 8x10 prints? folded notecards?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Poor Big Blue Eyes Press - it has been so neglected recently. Between work, travel, & one cute little kiddo, I just haven't had the time I thought I would to put into this little business.

I am going to get back on the band wagon, though. I have a few things up my sleeve that I have been thinking about to get this blog back on track. A little hint: one of the ideas involves printable recipe cards. Do you have quick simple recipes (10 ingredients or less) that you would like to see on cute printable recipe cards? Send me an email at bigblueeyespress [at] gmail [dot] com if you would like to share!

Friday, May 29, 2009


I didn't intend to take such a long break from this blog, but life just gets in the way! I was busy creating a new printable invitation suite that is available in the shop.
My mom has the cutest little Scottie Dog named Riley. He loves to play with a big red ball out in the backyard of their home. This design was originally a birthday card for my mom, but I didn't get it printed out in time to give to her. Rather than having this little guy live forever on my hard drive as a design not used, I created this invitation suite.