I'm sitting here enjoying some Bob Dylan while I stamp (one of my favourites, Subterranean Homesick Blues). I have a huge backlog of stamping to do (now there's a good problem to have!) but I also have other things needing doing urgently. I guess that's the nature of life. And I have just been asked to conjure up some squares for a funeral on Thursday. Sounds like a job for my two little bakers.
Here's a card I made today using Riot of Petals. I really like that stamp. It's a big one so I just used a portion of it here, and coloured it with mellow moss, so saffron, blush blossom, groovy guava, and pumpkin pie markers. The layout is really simple, just a torn background strip and the sentiment stamped in some white space. It's nice to do something quick and easy but still really pretty. I like more complicated cards too, but I just spent the weekend on a scrapbooking retreat so I'm feeling a little bit designed-out.
It was a great time and I got 16 layouts done and I won a great folder-tab punch and got to catch up with a good friend that I don't see very often. So all in all it was a good weekend, but I came home a bit tired. DH and the DD's held down the fort here and had a good time. On Friday night I left them a slow-cooker full of chicken soup, which had celery root and parsnip (and one carrot) in it for vegetables. On the down side this combination resulted in a fairly monochromatic look to the soup, but on the up side, DD#2 thought all the vegetables were "pea-totos" and hoovered them all up with alacrity. I have a feeling I'll be giving her more celeriac under the guise of pea-toto more often. DD#1 liked it too. It was an easy recipe that everyone liked that tasted good - that's a keeper! The secret ingredients were organic chicken stock from Costco and Mt. Scio savoury from Newfoundland (yum!). Oh yeah, and pea-totos.
Thanks for looking!
All supplies Stampin' Up: Stamps: Riot of Petals, Amazing to Zany; Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Mellow Moss, Apricot Appeal; Ink: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie; Other: Stampin' Write markers (mellow moss, so saffron, blush blossom, groovy guava, and pumpkin pie)