Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to visit the Charmed Life Blog. Today I went with my daughter-in-law Joellen to a lunch & learn class at our favorite cooking school here in Pittsburgh. It's the Crate Cook.
The class today was a demonstration one and they prepared in front of us: sirloin steak with a pomegranate glaze - lemon herb mashed parsnips and a Pear & Frangipane Crostata with Raspberry Glaze. Such a delicious lunch, and I have all the recipes to create this at my home.
I have never had parsnips before and the way they prepared them was quite tasty. They used lemon-scallions-thyme and chives.
It was a wonderful afternoon spent with Joellen. This was her birthday gift and she enjoyed herself. She is an accomplished cook and these recipes will be added to her repertoire.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for the color challenge #498 on Splitcoaststampers. Barbara was our hostess and she chose elegant eggplant, crushed curry and garden green as her color trio. Her optional twist was to use leaves on your card.
I just bought the Stampin-Up "kinda eclectic" stamp set and decided to use it on my card to create an eclectic collage. My image is stamped in crushed curry, old olive and elegant eggplant inks. I had no garden green ink so I color subbed this week.
The flowers are from the Stampin-Up set "language of friendship". Stamped in elegant eggplant ink and then I fussy cut and popped them up for dimension and added interest.
The "dream definition" is from a new to me stamp set from Technique Junkies "definitions" and stamped in elegant eggplant ink. The dream word cut from elegant eggplant cardstock is from a Memory Box die.
I found and used some crushed curry ribbon in my stash. And, to complete my card I die cut a butterfly using a die from Elizabeth Crafts.
That's my card for today. It's late and time to dim the lights in Charmed Life Land for another day. So until next time.......God Bless!!
Stamps: Kinda Eclectic, Language of Friendship (Stampin' Up), Definitions (Technique Junkies) Paper: elegant eggplant, curshed curry, ww, BoBunny Dsp
Paper Size: A2
Ink: crushed curry, elegant eggplant, old olive
Accessories: Memory Box dream cloud die, Elizabeth Crafts butterfly die, crushed curry ribbon, hero arts rhinestones
I am also entering:
1. Crafting Musketeers has an autumn colors challenge.
2. Creatalicious Challenge is flower power.
3. Crafting From The Heart has an anything goes challenge.
4. 613 Avenue Create has an anything goes challenge.
5. Crafting When We Can has a no designer paper challenge.