Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Couple Cards and Dinner

Hey y'all!  Just stopping by to share some news and some cards.  First up....the news!  Last Saturday I joined Weight Watchers (gotta get in shape for my California trip!), so I've been trying to eat healthier.  I decided that I was going to cook dinner tonight.  Now, I never, ever cook.  I never cooked growing up, never really learned how.  I might make a sandwich, or something in the microwave, but actually turning on the oven?  Nope!  I've lived in my current house for almost 2 years and have used the oven twice; once for Christmas cookies and once for a birthday cake.  Needless to say, I was quite nervous to make a dinner for DH and myself, but I really wanted to give it a shot.  I found a recipe for baked chicken with lemon, rosemary and parsley that sounded fairly easy.  After much "eww"ing and "ick"ing (raw chicken is gross!) I finally finished the meal.  It was fabulous!  I added some extra lemon and garlic salt, and am SO happy with how it turned out.  I just had to share.  =D

Ok, thanks for listening. Now let's get to the cards!  First up, I have a Mother's Day card I made for my Mema.  She's a huge sunflower fan, so I was happy to use this beautiful image by Pattie's Creations from the CDAC Progressive Challenge challenge 13.  

The image was colored with Copics.  The yellow paper is from Stampin' Up and the green paper, ribbon and sunflower sticker are from my stash.  (These poor sunflower stickers have been in my stash for AGES. I figured it was finally time to use them again.)  The sunflowers on the front of the card were created with a daisy punch and brown brads.  For inspiration, I used this wonderful sketch from Sketch N Stash.


CDAC Progressive Challenge #13: Spring is Coming
Sketch N Stash: Sketch
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days: Mother's Day
Crafts 4 Eternity: Special Mum
Papertake Weekly: For the Girls or Mum

Last year two of our friends invited my husband and me to their annual St. Patrick's Day party for this year.  We've been looking forward to it for ages (it's a HUGE bash) and it's finally almost here!  I decided to make a St. Pat's card for them to say thank you.

The image I used is from Sassy Studio Designs and was created specifically for their followers for Freebie Friday over at Paper Craft Planet.  Isn't she adorable?!?  I love all things Irish, so I know I'll get a lot of use out of this image. It was colored with Copics and a black glaze pen, then the beer foam and bubbles were covered with glitter.  The sentiment is by Create with TLC. (Paulette has a ton FABULOUS sentiments!) The holographic shamrock stickers are from Stampendous. The shamrock border on the bottom of the front is from reminisce. The wording on the inside is from Little Yellow Bicycle.  It's kind of hard to read in the picture, but it says "For each petal on the shamrock this brings a wish your way. Good health, good luck & happiness for today and every day."  The papers are from my stash.  The card was inspired by this month's Sketch for You to Try over at i {heart} 2 stamp.


i {heart} 2 stamp: Sketch
Do You Stack Up: Go Green
Pixie Dust Studio: Show Us Your Irish
Card Crafter's Circle: Orange and Green/St. Patrick's Day
Dilly Beans: I Love Glitter

Whew!  Ok, sorry for the extra long post!  I was feeling very creative today. =D  Thank you for stopping by, and we'll be seeing you soon!


Cely said...

ahhhhh! love the st. patty's day bar m aid! she's so cute!

Carla S. said...

Terrific cards, Starla! Two great designs! Congrats on your meal - sounds yummy!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... you've been busy! Dinner looks REALLY good and your cards are ADORABLE!! Thanks so much for joining the Progressive Challenge fun at CDAC. It's wonderful to see what you’ve created with these fun images. And how great is it to have all this inspiration shared!
CDAC Board/Team Member

McCrafty's Cards said...

Both cards are really lovely, I like the sunflowers, Thanks for joining in with us at Sketch N Stash, good luck.
Kevin xx

Heather P said...

This is a really great card- love the image and the orange and green together! Keep up with the cooking, you might just find a new hobby to love! :)
Thanks for joining us at Pile it On this week!!
Heather P

Jenn Borjeson said...

Your chicken sounds yummy - you go, girl! :) Both cards are beautiful - thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans.

Lau W said...

Oh your cards are splendid ! Love the both, oh love sunshine ! :-))
Your dinner looks so good, miam !

Denise and Louise said...

Great St Patrick's Day card - love the combo of orange and green,
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely and summery card, great colours, thanks for joining us over at cardmadfairys digi days and good luck,
hugs sandra dt

pinky said...

What lovely cards and dinner lol. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

Jenée said...

Well, you definitely captured the Irish spirit (or should I say spirits) with this little card (smile). Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

Charlene said...

Girl you are definitely smokin'!!! Love, love, love these fab creations. You have done Pattie so proud with your Sunflower card...excellent coloring and I really like how you finished off the inside as well as the outside (something I need to start doing lol). And your Irish lass will be making many an Irish lad weep over her beauty. Your little shamrock embellishments are so great for this image. Hugs and stuff~ Char

michele said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

carol said...

ooh pretty card, and the chicken does sound delicious, thanks for playing along with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Aunty Sue said...

brilliant card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week and good luck

coldwaters2 said...

Two fabulous cards Starla the colours are so vibrant and loving the designs and images on both.
lorraine x

~@ngie~ said...

what a great card.... loving the colours & the fabby sunflowers :)

Thanx for joining in with us over at Sketch N Stash... good luck :)

hugz Angie xXx

Gemma said...

a gorgeous Green themed creation! Thanks for joining in our shades of green challenge this week at Pile it on! Gemma :)

Ribbon Girl said...

Thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge. Mary G x

Michelle said...

Great cards, love the sunflowers on the SNS one.

Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Stash this week, I love what you have done with my sketch.

Michelle x