happy wednesday to all who are visiting the charmed life blog today. it was another beautiful, fall day here in pittsburgh.
i went to a cooking class at a local store that is both a kitchenware store and cooking school. they are the premier cooking school in western pa.
it was my 2nd class this month. they call it "lunch & learn". catchy name and basically they prepare a meal step by step in their demonstration kitchen while you observe.
they also offer hands-on classes where you get to prepare the meal and then eat it.
i actually prefer the observation classes. i am a fairly good cook, and i attend these classes to learn new techniques and enjoy really good food.
we had a chicken fricassee-parmentier & vegetable croquettes-chocolate amaretto layer cake. everything was so good. I have the recipes and this will be our dinner tomorrow-minus the cake.
I learned a new term today-parmentier-which means potato. they boiled yukon gold potatoes and put them through a ricer for our croquettes.
it's a lot of fun and something I would recommend to anyone who likes to cook. or even if you don't-its a way to learn.
now, onto my card for today.
verve stamps will be releasing 7 new stamps this friday night. when they do they usually have a challenge the week leading up to release. this is my 2nd time participating. so i will have to make 5 cards and have them posted by friday at 6:00.
i have 3 done so far. julee tilman, the owner of verve provides the card layout and you do the designing.
for my 1st card, i decided to go with a christmas card.
i used one of my older stamp sets and an idea I have had in my head for awhile. today, my idea came to life.
everytime i would look at this angel, I would think of a card with sheet music and the words "glory to god in the highest"-its the scripture from luke 2:13-which is part of the christmas story.
i bought the designer paper -christmas music by penny black-a couple of years ago. i said this was an old idea of mine.
i colored my angel with prismacolor pencils and gamsol.
the stampin sisters in christ challenge this week was to make a religious card about Christ's birth.
that's it for today-thanks for coming by. stop again tomorrow and I will have my 2nd card for the verve challenge.
stamps: brushstroke angel
paper: bazzill ivy and crimson, penny black dp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: prismas & gamsol, circle & scallop punches, k & co poinsietta