Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day cards

I guess you could say I went out of my comfort zone on both of these cards.

If you scrapbook then you probably hear that it is best to use your own handwriting for journaling. And you probably hear But I hate my handwriting! Well, I really do hate my handwriting. But without any other options for the sentiment, I decided to handwrite on the tag for this one. The only thing I wish is that my white Souffle pen had been a little more opaque. I like how it turned out otherwise.

I usually also stay with more subdued tones for my cards but when I found this "Mom" paper (I believe from DCWV) I had to incorporate it somehow. This card is another candidate for a magical moment in card-crafting. It just sort of came together!

Happy Mother's Day!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Another Birthday Card

If there is such a thing as a magical moment in the card-making world, this card would fall into that category. I love how it turned out!

I can't quote resources because I literally made this entirely from my scraps (go me!) but I can tell you that, once again, the flower is my favorite (the bling in the center doesn't hurt.) I think it might be from Bazzill...

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Linguine with Asparagus and Egg

I grew up sort of iffy about my feelings for eggs. I might eat them. I might not. But if I did have them they were always for breakfast and they could never touch any food that was served alongside them.

Then, one day, our friend who raises chickens and has farm-fresh eggs introduced me to a hamburger with a fried egg. This intrigued me so I though I would at least give it a bite. It was AWESOME! That turned a new chapter in my life and I found myself trying new concoctions, like egg and pancake sandwiches.

Which is why I had to make Linguine with Asparagus and Egg from the April issue of Everyday Food.

I thought it was delicious and a good way to use up some leftover asparagus from a previous meal. Even my 20 month old liked it. Give it a try, and long live the incredible, edible egg!