Monday, January 18, 2010

For You, With Love

Hello, friends! I hope your Monday is going well. I had a few peeks of a blue sky out my window today, which works wonders on those Monday morning blues. It is rain and snow from here on out, though.

Today I have another (almost late) card for Mercy's Tuesday Sketch Challenge. You can check out the sketch here. Here is my take:

Lots to love on this one! I finally inked up the fabulous scroll border stamp from Say It With Style to create my patterned paper strip. What a unique, elegant pattern! I will absolutely be using that again!

I combined phrases from the same set for my sentiment. Isn't that curvy, curly font yummy?

The hearts along the bottom are from Sweethearts. So is the large heart on the left... the little bow on the heart is the Ribbon Bow punch from Martha. I think I need to use these two cuties together again. I added adhesive pearls along the top to balance out the space. What do you think?

So I have been reading Julie & Julia, passed along from a friend of mine. While I'm not going to announce my intent to prepare each of Julia Child's 524 recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking and then blog about them, I did think I would blog about some other recipes I've tried. I always like to hear about things other people have made and loved, so I am going to assume (perhaps incorrectly) that you might like to as well. It won't be a daily feature, but if I try something I like then I will share. Same goes for you!

Like many of you, I am a big Pioneer Woman fan. Bill bought me her cookbook for Christmas, but I have been printing recipes from her website for quite some time. Yesterday, I made the French Breakfast Puffs. They were really yummy. To me, they had a slightly denser consistency than muffins and reminded me more of a donut. That right there is tops in my book. After they come out of the oven, you roll them in butter and then cinnamon and sugar. Please, do yourself a favor and try them. They apparently freeze well too, but mine will be gone before that is necessary!

And last, but certainly not least, my hubby has joined blogland! He just started a photography blog, so if that's something you might be interested in checking out, head over here. He is just starting out (so go easy on him ;) but he hopes to use it as a tool to improve his photography.

Whew - that was a lot for me, I hope you stuck around! Have a great day!


Stamps: Say It With Style, Sweethearts - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Bravo Burgundy - Stampin' Up!; Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger
Other: Ribbon Bow punch - Martha Stewart Crafts; adhesive pearls; sewing machine


  1. Beautiful card, I love the colors and those 3 pearls. Very pretty! And I love The Pioneer Woman as well, I don't have her cookbook yet but the recipe you tried sounds delicious!!

  2. This is a very beautiful card. Yes, the pearls are perfect touch!

    I loved the movie, Julie and Julia! I hope the book is just as wonderful for you. I will have to check out the "Pioneer Woman". Sounds intriguing.

    Welcome to blogland, Bill!!!

  3. Wow so simple and so elegant at the same time. One beautiful card!

  4. Gorgeous Anya! I love how you combined the sentiments! Very pretty!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous Anya, regal colours!!!


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