Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Let The Good Times Roll...

The best part about moving to New Orleans? THE FOOD! This is a recipe that my family has been using for years. It is fast and easy. You can double, triple or even half it with no problem. You can make your own Cajun spice or use Zatarain's, Tony Chacheres or Emeril's.

I knew right away that I was going to use traditional Mardi Gras colors. I rarely work with colors from Bold Brights and never only those colors. The design came to me pretty quickly. I just cut one inch strips and arranged them in a hapahazard way behind the recipe.
But, I felt like it was just SO bright. I needed to tone it down a little and I thought a little texture might do the trick.I love my Big Shot and texturz plates to spice projects up! The harlequin design fit in nicely with the whole Mardi Gras theme and helped take the edge off of the solid bright colors. A couple of jeweled brads finishes off the page nicely .
Lovely Lilac, Glorious Green and Yo Yo Yellow and Basic Black Card stock
Circle Circus Stamp Set
Circle and Square Ice Rhinestone Brads
Stampin' Up! Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plates

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

After a long break...

I am back! I have neglected this blog for the past 5 months as we wrapped up our California lives and moved half-way across the country to New Orleans. I am having fun getting re-acquainted with my new home. The history , the people and food and culture of this great city will keep me busy for the entire time we live here. I am also finding new inspirations for my crafting . My goal is to update this blog with new projects and ideas several times a week. Thanks for coming back.

I have always enjoyed swaps and none more than recipe swaps.This wonderful recipe for summer zucchini is one my Mom gave me this summer. It is delicious!

I love this new stamp set. The possibilities are endless. For this project, I inked the stamp with Summer Sun. and then sponged Garden Green onto the middle of the medallion. I punched out the middle with the a large circle punch and used dimensionals to add that to an image that I had stamped in Summer Sun on the white card stock. I added a little copper brad to complement the colors I was using.
This was a  quick and easy recipe card. Trying something similar on a regular card yields great results as well.
Supplies Used:
Garden Green Cardstock( 102584) and ink(102272)
Summer Sun Cardstock103124) and ink(100537)
Whisper White Cardstock(106529)
Copper Brads ( retired)
1 3/4 circle punch ( 112004)