Hey Everyone! Well, at least we can say it's Tuesday! Today, I have a card inspired by Waltzingmouse's Sketch Challenge! They are sponsoring the current Embellish challenge, so check out both! If you haven't already, please become a fan of Embellish! We have almost reached 600 fans; our goal for the week!
Check out how I made it!
- Die cut scalloped square nestability and stamp circle border in the center.
- Die cut square nestability with circle nestability insert to create a frame, then emboss with impressability and sand it.
- Pop square die cut frame off scalloped square die cut.
- Stamp rose, ink, and cut out. Pop rose off circle center.
- Stamp sentiment, ink, then pop off bottom left corner.
- Add ribbon treatment and pearls.
- Adhere to 5" square card front with foam adhesive.
- When working on sketches, I like to assemble the card in sections before adhering it all together. This allows me the chance to review several design options, such as flipping the sketch or using other embellishments/shapes to incorporate into the sketch.
Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - blessed by you (sentiment), vintage circles small (circle border), roses in bloom (flower)
Ink :: ClearSnaps - chestnut; Ranger - old paper; SU! - chocolate chip
Cardstock :: Core'dinations - chocolate box collection; PTI - vintage cream, dark chocolate
Embellishments :: Craft Supply - crinkly stained ribbon; SU! - pearls
Tools :: Spellbinders - standard circles large nestability (S4-114), classic scalloped squares small nestability (S4-120), class squares nestability small (S4-128); fleur de lis pattern impressability (I2-1014), wizard, sanding tool
So, last night I also got back into the kitchen. I tried an Orange Chicken recipe that I've cooked before. When you're like me and use recipes to build up your cooking skills, you have to cook some recipes at least twice before they're really 'introduced' into my kitchen. So, this time around, I discovered that I personally make more chicken than the recipe calls, which means I need to make more 'sauce.' The sauce is easy to whip up as I did after I made the plate pictured below. Although I did not have another orange on hand, simple soy sauce, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes on the stove was all I needed to 'juice' it up! :) Give it a go! It's super fast! I do have a huge rice cooker that I ordered from Dillards online using some wedding gift cards I had. If you don't own one and you eat rice like me...get it!
McArthur came into the kitchen and said, "It looks real. Did you cut the chicken yourself?" What he meant was, he thought I ordered it and put it in the skillet and/or that the chicken was pre-cut. I did take a short cut! You know I LOVE kitchen short cuts because I have to eat and get in that studio! I buy my chicken usually from Costco. I get the boneless skinless chicken breasts. This time, I got the chicken tenders, which cuts my cutting time in half! Anyway, I love those pre-packaged chicken packs because cooking for two can be difficult, but not with those packages! I also discovered Perdue's flat chicken breasts! They're great for stuff like that Panini I made on Thursday, grilled chicken breasts in general, or chicken parmesan...no more mallets!
Well, here it is - Pei Wei in my kitchen! HA!