Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's All About Food

Another week flew by... I still have a few of the CAS cards to share from last week, but didn't make anything new this weekend. Instead, I was busy cooking and doing a few more house projects.This ladybug card is very simple, but still kind of cute and great for notes to friends. The background is embossed with Cuttlebug Swiss Dots. The scalloped border would be a sinch with square Nestabilities or a punch, but I didn't have either in the right size and resorted to cutting with my rectengular Nestabilites twice to make a sqare. Finally, the ladybug is stamped twice and popped up for a 3D effect. All in all though, it took me about as long to type this up as to make the card, so that's a big plus.

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Supplies (All supplies are Stampin'Up! unless otherwise noted) :
  • Stamps: Cute & Curly
  • Paper: Very vanilla, Dill Blossom DP by SEI
  • Ink: Mellow moss
  • Accessories: mini clip, ribbon
  • Tools: Punch

I finally made ice cream for the first time this year - coffee with a hint of Baylee's. Yum! Tried out a tandoori chicken recipe. The flavor was great, but to my surprise it wasn't spicy at all so I'll have to add a few more serrano peppers next time. The favorite had to be the Sourdough Rosemay bread. I got some sourdough starter from my friends (thanks, Jud) and it was finally ready to use this weekend. I found a basic sourdough recipe online and adopded it by adding fresh rosemary and some italian spices. Mmm, the smell alone was phenomenal. I could have baked it in the oven for a nicer loaf shape, but since it was just for me I let the breakmaker do all the work. I'm so glad i bought it, I've been using it at least once a week and its super easy - dump all the ingrediants in adn 3 hours later... Magic - a fresh, fragrant loaf of bread. To finish off the weekend, I prepared frosting for tomorrow's class, as usual, and some cupcakes for later this week.
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Ok, so it wasn't all about food this weekend, I actually did a brick Saturday morning (bike+run). It may have been a first one this year, which shows how little I've been training. I need to check if Jack's Generic Tri still has open spots and maybe sign up to give me some motivation. It's a very short tri, so I'm thinking that even though I'm out of shape, I should be able to finish it. It's only two weeks away, so I'll have to hurry.


  1. Awesome! Both the food and training part. :D I'll be in Austin for a week between Ann/Nick's wedding and the Longhorn 70.3 race the weekend after so you'll have to show me all your cooking skills.

  2. I love your cute ladybug card! It's so simple and sweet. And sourdough rosemary bread sounds amazing! I love sourdough and we have some fresh rosemary in our greenhouse that I need to use. I love my bread machine too:) I found your blog from scs and it's really cute!

  3. Leanne, you are so sweet. Thanks for visiting my blog! PM or email me your address and I'll send you the card.