Hey Everyone! How are all of my Bleeps? I hope you all are doing well. I'm happy to report that today is Friday and it's time for a wonderful weekend! It's also time to get started on a new Embellish Magazine challenge. This challenge is sponsored by Waltzingmouse Stamps and features labels. I had a lot of fun with this challenge and I hope you do too! Go check out what the rest of the design team created and get started too!
- Trim rustic cream cardstock to fit an A2 card front.
- Stamp background and add distress ink.
- Stamp faux stitching on edges with brown ink, then adhere to a yellow A2 card base.
- Add glimmer mist and distress ink to doily, then adhere to card front.
- Die cut and emboss one label from yellow cardstock.
- Die cut and emboss a smaller label from berry sorbet cardstock. Place a smaller die template inside and die cut it at the same time to create a frame.
- Stamp small dotted label on yellow die cut, then stamp "hi."
- Stamp decorative label on berry sorbet cardstock, then pop off yellow die cut.
- Add inked resin oval frame to inset and embellish with rhinestones.
- Tie cabbage rose ribbon into a bow twice and embellish with flower.
- Don't forget about your holiday stamps! Sometimes, you can find great designs there too. Here, I found a great background design. Use it in a different color than the traditional Christmas color scheme and you would never know it was a holiday stamp!
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - off beat backgrounds (faux stitching), very vintage labels no. 1 (die cut label stamps), very vintage christmas (background)
Ink :: SU! - chocolate chip; Ranger - old photo; PTI - berry sorbet
Cardstock :: PTI - rustic cream, lemon tart, berry sorbet
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - doily; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon; Prima - flower; Melissa Frances - oval resin frame; KaiserCraft - rhinestones
Tools :: Spellbinders - labels one nestabilities (S4- 161), wizard
Thanks so much for stopping by yesterday and taking a peek at my Nanny's Fried Corn dish. If she were here with us, she'd be sitting in her chair with her legs crossed, taking it all in! Now, I couldn't leave you today without another quick dish, perfect for the weekend. It's my version of a panini. I don't know if you all remember, but heating/grilling sandwiches is not a new menu item, but a new trend nonetheless. I can remember my dad having one of those sandwich makers years ago for his ham and cheese or grilled cheese sandwiches he'd make himself during the day. Today, they've introduced "panini presses," which can be very expensive, especially at that Williams-Sonoma! Well, being the kitchen gadget junkie that I am, I had to have it. After staring at it online, in catalogs and even in the store, I decided it was not worth the cost and the limited storage space in my kitchen. So, I use my grill pan to make the grill marks. I could get a press to press the sandwich down, but you can use a spatula or even a plate and it's all the same!
I picked up some wheat bread last night for this quick meal, but usually I try to find a specialty bread in the bakery section of my local grocer. You all get the idea...find some nice bread that's better than your typical sliced bread. I grilled some chicken breasts and fried some bacon! On the sandwich, I put some honey mustard (never been a mayonnaise girl - it does not even come in this house - haha), then the chicken breast (or breasts for Mac!), some bacon, and provolone cheese (it's what I had on hand), then the other slice of bread with mustard on it. Place some butter on the grill pan, then the sandwich and let it cook, then more butter and flip. Here's how it turned out! Do you have some panini sandwich ideas? Please share! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great Friday. I'll be back tomorrow with a new Caardvarks challenge too!