Just a quick and easy card to share today...I find that Kraft paper is the best for making a quick card that still looks nice. And, did you know that you can use colored pencil and gamsol on Kraft? It really makes some of the colors pop!
For this card, I used the two free Hostess sets in the new Serendipity magalogue. The Angel Company is so generous with it's hostesses...for a $100 show you get one free set and anything in the catalog for half priced. But through March 1, these benefits are doubled so it's a great time to be a hostess! If you are interested in having a party (catalog parties count!) shoot me an email.
I suppose I could've colored even more on the top of the flowers but I was worried that once I went that way, it would be too much color and I like the clean look of this card. I think I may just practice on a scrap of paper and play around with different looks.
I haven't shared a recipe in a long time and this is one of our family favorites. About 12 years ago we were stationed in Panama and so the TV was pretty limited but we did get the Home and Family show with Christina Ferrare...this was one of the recipes she had on the show and I must say, it it super easy and delicious!
La Orange Chicken
Butterfly 4 chicken breasts (so you can use tenderloins here too) - season and flour. Saute and remove chicken. In a little oil, add: 2 Tbl minced scallion or shallots, 1 cup fresh orange juice, about 1 teas. grated ginger (and I always substitute powder here because that's what I have on hand!), 1 Tbl brown sugar, 2 teas. mustard (not dried). Cook a minute or two and then add the chicken breast. Cook to thicken, about 5 min. You may add a little orange juice if it thickens too much or, if like us, you like a lot of sauce!