Wednesday, October 21, 2009

glory to God

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.
card recipe:
stamps: brushstroke angel
paper: bazzill ivy and crimson, penny black dp
ink: memento tuxedo black
accessories: prismas & gamsol, circle & scallop punches, k & co poinsietta


  1. Mary, very nice card. The dp on the background is so pretty and your angel is beautiful love it. blessings

  2. This is a beautiful card! I love your pattern paper too! Just gorgeous.

  3. beautiful, love that patterned paper!

  4. You do such nice work, Mary! Good luck with your entries for Verve. BTW my DH is from your neck of the woods, East Liverpool, Ohio. You must give me the name of the lunch & learn shop....perhaps my DH and I can stop by on our way to somewhere. I dream big don't I?

    Anyway, thanks for playing along with us this week at SSCC.

  5. Mary, thank you for playing in our challenge this week, this is a lovely card and I like the verse you referenced too. Best of luck with the Verve challenges.



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