Thursday, March 24, 2011

Foodie Friday for "'One Spring Day"

Remember when you were a kid and you just wanted to cut and paste?  No coloring, no drawing, just the satisfaction of scissors in hand and the smell of Elmer's School paste, that white stuff in the little jar with the floppy red spreader that you just had to taste once in awhile.  (Yes, you did, fess up.  ;-)  

Well, that's what I did today (no, not eat paste!).  The Cutting Cafe has just come out with the most adorable new set called One Spring Day. 90 images!  Some colored, some ready for you to print and color.  I don't have all the new programs for my computer yet, ('s a computer, have to buy all new stuffso I couldn't transfer the images problem.  I just printed out some of the fun colored images and then I cut and pasted.  Pure fun, no stressing about coloring out of the lines.  A little sponging on the background is all the ink I added by hand.

I popped the ladybug, kite and birdhouse on the right up on dimensionals, added the buttons and called it done.  Super fun, super easy for when you need a quick card or you have little ones who just want to "cut and paste".
Supply List:
Paper - SU Real Red, Ballet Blue
Ink - Bliss Blue
Stamps - The Cutting Cafe One Spring Day 
Accessories - dimensionals, buttons, May Arts burlap twine

Here's a super easy recipe for One Spring Day...bursting with color, flavor and crunch this is almost a meal in itself yet not at all heavy.  A nice light cornbread and grilled chicken paired perfectly with it.   Thanks Paula Deen!

Broccoli Salad

1 large bunch of broccoli (my bunches usually have 3 heads and I use them all)
6 - 8 slices of crisply cooked bacon, crumbled
1/2  cup roughly chopped red onion
1/2 raisins, optional but so good
4 ounces sharp Cheddar shredded in large shreds or cut into small chunks
1 c. real mayonnaise
2 T. white vinegar
1/4 c. sugar
1 cup halved grape tomatoes
handful of toasted walnuts (optional)

Trim off large leaves and tough stalks from the broccoli.  Wash thoroughly.  Cut flowerets and peeled stems into bite sized pieces.  Place in a large bowl.

Add crumbled bacon, onion, raisins, and cheese.  In a small bowl, combine maonnaise, vinegar and sugar.  Stir well or use a whisk until well combined.  Add to large bowl, toss.  Add tomatoes, toss gently.  Sprinkle with toasted walnuts, if desired.  Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

Have an awesome Spring Day!

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It's a Citrus Celebration

I know it's Thursay...or is it?  ;-)  DH had a day off yesterday (I use that term loosely...he mowed and sprayed the lawn, cleaned our big wooden front entry doors,  installed the new keyboard for the desktop (in our office, it requires yoga moves) and grilled the chicken for dinner! Is he a sweetheart or what?)  I lose track of the days when he has his mid-week day off. 

Since we live in citrus country, I couldn't resist this week's Moxie Fab  Citrus Celebration Tuesday Trigger.

Isn't this orange, lemon and lime combo refreshing and fun?  I love those polka dot cupcake liners!

Here's my interpretation....

I started with a base of PTI Lemon Tart then layered it with some DP from one of my favorite paper packs, DCWV Citrus Collection.

The bird is cut out and popped up on dimensionals.

A bit of stitching, some hand gathered ribbon, a few fun buttons, and some distressing with scissors and ink to soften the edges and done. 

Paper - PTI Lemon Tart, SU Orange, Neenah Solar White
DP - DCWV Citrus Collection
Ink - Versafine Orange, PTI Chai
Stamps - PTI Everyday Classics, Impression Obsession bird
Accessories - sewing machine, PTI buttons, dimensionals, ribbon, glue dots, scissors

Thanks for stopping by my paper playground...don't forget to comment for the blog candy here.  It's good to be back!

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