Friday, February 19, 2010

Friday...at last!

I don't know why but I'm pooped (and it's only 9 am!)...thankfully, it's Friday!!

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!




10 comments:

Laurie said...

So pretty!!

Danni said...

Such a pretty card!

Rita said...

Awesome! Reminds me of spring - I can almost smell the flowers! rita w

stampjourney said...

Love the way your card turned out!

Silli said...

OMG, Chris, your card is sp elegant and beautiful. I love the stamps and I love the kraft paper! Happy sunday... Thanks for the TAC stamps info...;-) HUGS

Peet said...

oh, such a beautiful flower card Chris!!

Kim said...

Lovely, Chris! I didn't know that about kraft cs and gamsol/Prismas. Kewl! I'll have to try that one!

Juliet A said...

You are the Queen of clean and simple! I love this card!

Angela said...

I love this card! I am getting this set, and you know I was telling you how I am sometimes too detailed...this card is simple and so very beautiful! Thanks so much for posting it!

Ingen said...

I think it is great that you kept the colouring so minim!