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4.16.2009

Life's Moments + Recipe


Yes! It's Friday EVE! I'm excited because the weather is going to start warming up today and through the weekend here in DC!

I used SCS Color Challange for inspiration. I wanted to use the Sketch Challenge too, but I'm not too good with sketches, so that didn't work out! ;) I also wanted to use some new stamp sets I won from Paper Crafts Stamp It Week contest. They aren't stamp sets I would usually buy, so I liked working with them. I used two in this card, plus a PTI stamp (couldn't resist)!

Do you see that vintage frame? Isn't it so striking? I really like it and I picked it up last week at Michaels when they were having their Easter sale. There are four frames in each package and they are made to coordinate with other Sabrina Making Memories items.

This card took me FOREVER to make. Not because I was slow cutting or something, but because I couldn't figure out the layout, what to add, embellishments, etc. Finally, it all came together. I'm just glad I had the time to devote to it. I'll sure be happy to make a fast card for tomorrow's post and be done in a JIFFY!

One of my life's moments included a FAST and easy white chicken pizza I made last night. Have you ever had leftover chicken breast? Well, if you do (or if you just buy those grilled chicken strips in the deli section) you can make this pizza super fast. I've made it before, but this time I decided to share! I discovered the recipe from Sandra Lee from the Food Network. Here is the real recipe!

Ingredients

1 Crescent Rolls package
1 Bag of Mozzarella Cheese
Bit of Spinach (optional)
1 Chicken Breast cut into small bite-size pieces
2 Tbsp Alfredo Sauce (maybe less)

Instructions
  1. Roll out crescents into one sheet (will be a rectangle shape).
  2. Apply alfredo sauce lightly over the dough.
  3. Add chicken breast, spinach, and mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 10 minutes (or until done).
Yummy as an appetizer if you cut into mini squares, a quick lunch, or if you're like us a dinner! :)
I hope you enjoy!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I truly appreciate you all! Have a great Thursday and enjoy life's moments.

Card Instructions
  1. Trim brown cardstock into an A2 card and emboss card front.
  2. Adhere frame to card front.
  3. On blue cardstock, stamp image and cut out.
  4. Tie ribbon around image and adhere to card front.
  5. Stamp flowers on pink cardstock, cut out and adhere under ribbon.
  6. Stamp sentiment on yellow cardstock, cut into a rectangle, and adhere to card front.
  7. Stamp butterfly, cut out, and adhere to card front.
  8. Add rhinestones.
  9. Round corners.
:: My Goodies {Life}::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - out on a limb sentiments; Jen Wilson Laundry Line - flirty lil girl; Sandylion - french impressions
Ink: Stampin' Up!- chocolate chip
Cardstocks: Papertrey Ink - dark chocolate; Stampin' Up! - so saffron + bordering blue + pink pirouette
Accessories: Stampin' Up!- chocolate chip ribbon; Making Memories - vintage frame; Hero Arts - rhinestones; Provo Craft - cuttlebug + swiss dots embossing folder; corner rounder

9 comments:

naomi said...

No way!!! I've been eye balling those frames at Michaels for a while now. Ok im gonna get it now. You convinced me. Amazing card!!!!!! I have got to try that recipe too.

Deanna said...

Um Like Wow!

kee kee said...

I've just recently discovered your blog and I couldn't leave without saying I think you're very talented! Thank you for sharing your work AND posting the instructions :-) I'm getting more into card-making and stamping and you've inspired me to be more creative.

Thx

KeeKee

Heather P. said...

Wow Ashley, this is just gorgeous!!

Christina said...

I LOVE this card! It's beautiful! I think the layout is perfect!

FibreJunky said...

Sandra Lee is the one who uses prepackaged foods as shortcuts. Giada would make the Alfredo sauce from scratch.
Pretty card.

whoistracy said...

That frame is stunning. Totally makes the card!

Savitri said...

Totally a different style than your usual. Nice to see you experimenting! This is lovely, vintagy feel!

Angie Tieman said...

Gorgeous work! Love the vintage feel, and it looks elegant and shabby chic at the same time!

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