Friday, April 1, 2016

April Came in Like a Lamb....I Guess

Hi there everyone. Well, it's the first day of April and April Fool's day.....nope, no one played a trick on me...and I did not play tricks either....guess I am not that much into trick playing. AND, April seemed to come in like a least for today. Guess there is snow coming over the weekend, not much I don't think. 
So, today's post is about the cards I have made recently. The rose card and cross card were both made at Betty's card class two weeks ago....see how slow I am in getting things posted??? I love that Rose I told Betty, I think I will send it to "myself" when my birthday comes!

The cross card, I thought came out really nice....amazing, I do have this stamp and probably will make a few more....maybe use it for a "sympathy card". I usually don't have sympathy cards on hand, so this would be a good one to have....or it could be an Easter card for next year. The color on the card is chalks and then a fixative spray was used to keep the chalks from smudging.
The following cards are my "vintage lady" cards.....aren't they gorgeous??? A few years ago Betty gave me these pictures that were printed on plastic.....I never used them. At my last class, Betty had some cards made up and I bought a few for samples. She borrowed me her die cut for the frames. Actually the one below is mine....I just bought it the other day at Hobby Lobby. It sure turned out beautiful, I think I will send this to me!!!
The purple vintage lady below.....gorgeous again....the die cut frame is Betty's. I have made about 10 extra frames so I can make a few more cards using this frame as I need to get this die cut back to her.
The blue vintage lady is another frame I picked up at Hobby Lobby....she turned out lovely too.
In the picture below are the "Steak Tacos and Mole Verde with Radishes and Avocado" from Blue Apron. I made these a few weeks ago....then made them again with flank steak.....goodness these were good. I love the Mole Verde sauce on the steak which was made with tomatillos, spice, chopped pepitas, cilantro and juice of a lime.....gosh, so deliciousness!!!!
My next 3 recipes came yesterday from Blue Apron and they are "Steak and Eggs with Quick Kimchi Fried Rice", "Chicken Fried Chicken with Baked Sweet Potato & Collard Greens" and "Dukkah-Spiced Cod with Warm Beet, Carrot & Arugula Salad"

I have decided to get these meals once a month, so whatever they will REALLY have to be superb in their presentation and ingredients!!! We'll see what happens. I still enjoy making these meals and learn so much from them, it's like going to culinary school once a month for $60.00...guess that is pretty cheap when I look at it that way.

Well, tomorrow is SATURDAY.....yay, how I love Saturday's!! It's  supposed to rain or snow, I think I will go downstairs and make some more cards....Hospice meeting is next I need to get some cards put together for that. You may see another post with cards I made and probably one of the recipes from Blue Apron.

Time to's getting late and I need to start thinking about JP coming home and what to make for his dinner. Probably leftover spaghetti and chicken, toast, fruit...maybe a salad too. I guess this is why I always have dishes in the sink, I can never quite catch up with dirty dishes.

So you all have a great weekend and keep looking up....better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise


Susie said...

Louise, I love your cards. You are so artistic when it comes to making them. I know you enjoy it. You are a good cook , or so it seems. I think people who enjoy cooking would love some classes for extending their talents. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Susie, Thanks on the cards...yes I do enjoy making many ideas, so little time. As for cooking, yes I do enjoy cooking, guess that is why I enjoy Blue Apron. And learning new things.

Attic Clutter said...

Hi Louise..
I have been a slacker with my blog..:)
your cards are so the rose and the vintage nice..
perfectly done ...
You arecooking good stuff again too.
big hugs,patty :)

Evelyn Mayfield said...

I'm finally catching up on reading your posts but I had to tell you how beautiful your cards are and how creative and talented I think you are. Hugs and prayers. Evie

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty.....yeah...I know what you mean, it seems quite a few days pass before I post something, was thinking tonight I would post cards I made for Hospice, guess that will have to be tomorrow. Thanks on the cards.

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Evelyn....glad you are keeping up reading my blog....I read yours everyday too. Thanks on the cards.


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