Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Your Captain

Happy Wednesday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Rain was the order of the day but I  have a big umbrella so I am not going to complain (lol).

In fact, I used the umbrella today to walk from my car into my class at the Crate Cooking School here in Pittsburgh.

I attended a lunch & learn demonstration class with my friend, Sandy. We loved what they prepared for us for lunch.
We had lemon-ginger poached cod with leeks and spinach, soba salad and blueberry galette with vanilla ice cream.

I never had soba noodles before. They are a Japanese pasta. It was served cold with zucchini, carrots, scallions and a vinaigrette made with fresh ginger, soy sauce, lime juice and oil. It was really yummy.

The galette is a rustic pie that is so popular right now with all the cooks. The crust was incredible and who doesn't love ice cream.
Everything was really good and I have all the recipes to make the dishes at home. I really enjoy taking these classes. I try to go every other month or so.

My card for today is one that I made for the Sweet 'n Sassy blog. It was my turn to post on the blog as part of my design team duties. I am excited to be a part of such a talented team.

The card I want to share with you today uses a sentiment from the new clear stamp set "Let Go, Let God. The set contains 5 sentiments. The one I chose made me think of a ship or boat. So I went with a nautical theme.

Since I didn't have a boat image I decided to make one with various punches. I used a 1 3/4" round punch for the boat body. For the sails I used a 1 1/4" square punch and then cut the square in half. I made a similar boat on this card

For my waves I used a slit punch and then I sponged the tops with white ink to make it look like white caps. I used foam squares to give the waves some dimension and allow my boat to sail in between the waves. The wave idea came from this card by Vicki Burdick.

I found this rainbow patterned paper in my stash and I thought it was perfect for my little scene. God's promise is in the rainbow. He will guide us through any storm.

On that note I will close this post. So until next time........... God Bless

Some other challenges:
1.  Crafts and Me challenge is anything goes.
2.  Truly Scrumptious is also anything goes
3.  A Spoonful of Sugar is anything goes as well.
4.  Craft you passion has a cutie patootie challenge. I think my little boat falls into that category.


  1. We sent our rain your way because it overstayed it's welcome :) The good thing IS the rainbows. We saw a double one a few weeks ago and it was so cool!
    Love your sweet card, Mary.

  2. Your lunch sounds like it was absolutely delicious, Mary!! What a fun way to spend a rainy day. And isn't this card beautiful? Your rainbow looks amazing. :)

  3. Awesome card mary! I love the punched boat you created and of course so fitting with that sentiment! Your class sounds like lots of fun. When I was in Japan I loved those soba noodles. Ive never has ones in the US as good as those in Japan.:)

  4. I love all the creativity in your card...the boat made from punches, the waves...perfect for this great sentiment! Those foods are new to me, but what a great way to try new things by taking this class!

  5. What a fun card!! Love that rainbow~

  6. Love your card. thanks for joining us at truly Scrumptious this week

  7. How cute is your card!!! I love it - esp the sentiment. SO true.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me Challenges this week!

    CAM DT Member



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