I have lots of company coming for dinner tonight,so by 7am, I had Chicken Cacciatore bubbling in the crock pot (with a healthy helping of dry red wine), bread rising, lots of garlic peeled and crushed (nothing like the smell of garlic to wake you up first thing in the morning!), a couple of cups of Gruyere Cheese grated at the ready, and pastry made for Lemon Meringue Pie. I don't cook this much in a week! But OOOOHHH the wonderful SMELLS!! Do you enjoy cooking? What's your favourite dish to make?
Well, other than preparing for dinner, I'm doing another favourite thing...happily playing with paper!The Impression Obsession design team's challenge today is to work with our old school colours. Mine were blue and white. I created this birthday card, using some hoarded Anna Griffin paper and a simple Queen Anne's Lace stamp, thermal embossed in white. I stamped the IO sentiment directly on the ribbon. I always enjoy scanning blog challenges to create something to meet other challenges too, so for this one, I followed the Creative Card Crew's challenge (birthdays), Our Creative Corner's challenge (use bows), the Lots to Do challenge (embossing), and the Pick Three challenge (use a die cutting machine, use a leaf, dry emboss). I hope you take a little time to see the other IO designers' wonderful eye candy! Here's the who's who for today:
Don't forget that you can enter these challenges too, using your Impression Obsession stamps. Just visit the IO blog for the details; there's a $25 gift certificate for the winner!
This next card was done for a couple of challenges too. Over at the Crafty Secrets section at Split Coast Stampers, their challenge is a card sketch, and over at the Play Date Cafe, their challenge is to do a black and white card with a splash of orange, and the folks at Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger is "Lovely as a Rose." Lucky me! I made up a dozen paper roses just last night!
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I'll visit you too if I have a link!