Sunday, August 30, 2009

My Take on an Old Idea



I know you have probably seen a zillion cards where folks use a button for a cherry...make it a zillion and one now! tee hee... Still, I couldn't resist using my new Level B hostess set from The Angel Company. This fruit set is FREE when you have a $250 show and right now they are offering DOUBLE rewards (so that's two free sets, and two half priced items -- of anything in the catalog!), and on top of all of that, you can earn free paper kits and stamps. Now that sounds like a deal with a cherry on top! ha ha, I know - you are saying "stop it!!"

For the background I used my Scor Pal to make a cross hatched background...and a bit of polka dotted ribbon to make it bright and cheerful!


I've been wanting to share this recipe for a long time...it's absolutely delcious but be forewarned, it makes a lot! It does save well in the refrigerator though and you'll be happy to have left overs!

BEAN AND FETA DIP
2 cans white shoepeg corn, drained
2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
2 packages of crumbled feta cheese
1 bunch of green onions, chopped

½ cup extra light olive oil (not extra virgin)
½ cup cider vinegar
½ cup sugar
garlic, salt and pepper to taste

Mix first 4 ingredients in a bowl.

Combine last 4 ingredients and pour over mixture.

Refrigerator until ready to serve.
Serve with Frito Scoops

6 comments:

Barb said...

Great card, Chris! Lovin' the scored background... and if the button-as-cherry idea is an old one, who cares... it looks great here :)

Laurie said...

Absolutley adorable, Chris! I love it! The colors and texture of this card are great!! TFS!

Laura said...

I think your card looks super pretty!

Bridgett said...

Great card! I love the buttons for the cherries! So sweet! I really have to try that background using my Scor-Pal...love it! Thanks for sharing the dip recipe...gonna have to make that sometime!
Hugs,
Bridgett

Franca said...

So cute. Looks great. Simple and effictiv!!!

Hugs Franca

Rita said...

Absolutely adorable! The buttons are an awesome idea. rita w