Yes, I’m a day behind but this is still a miraculous week for me that I’m posting almost every day. My little world was like a snow-globe yesterday – traffic moving only for those who had to be out in the real world. I know its strange but I’ve been waiting for a day like this for a long time. I’ve been meaning to have my two neighbours over like forever but knew they have busy lives like me. I’d actually invited a friend from town for lunch but we cancelled because she never would have made it into our driveway. So… as soon as I realized it was a “no go” day I rang up my neighbours and invited them to come on over and make bread.
Anyone who visits here regularly knows that I teach everyone in my universe the basic recipe for Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day. I make a batch up before they arrive and when they get here we bake it in several different ways. Then, I give them their own pail (a friend gives them to me from a local senior’s home) and I have them mix up their own batch to take home. If you’ve never made this bread you need to check out the website, link in my sidebar. The universal appeal of this bread is
- 4 simple ingredients everyone has in their cupboard
- dead simple – I’ve taught many people who’ve never made bread in their lives!
- no kneading
- no mess
- universal – can make 100’s of variations
- use right away or store in fridge up to 2 weeks, use as needed
- makes a toothy “artisan” bread, the sort you pay big $$$ for in the stores
So we made bread and one of my friends not only went home and baked up loaves and pizzas but mixed a second batch at the ready!
Then we whipped together the following card. I’d figured it in my head and on my Silhouette SD before they arrived, hoping to make a “batch” run… so it was simple to set up a table in my craft/play/workout area and put one together for each of us. This card is my take on
We were asked to use the following scripture:
Here is the card, my way:
cardstock – recollections from Michaels
ribbon – Martha Stewart
bling – from dollar store
I felt this scripture needed a paper that was bright and bold and made a statement and it did not take me but a minute to decide on this beautiful decorative hand made paper. You probably cannot tell but the whitest squares in the pattern on the paper is actually a shiny silver. It really has punch.
I added the pretty silver ribbon and then some gems for that final touch.
I’ve got 5 scriptures queued up to work out in beautiful card creations for February when I will be a Guest Designer for Word Art Wednesday. Won’t you join in the fun?
And now, 5 more photos from my magical day on the ice on Monday (before the snow came along!)
The earth and everything on it belong to the LORD.
The world and all its people belong to him.
How puny the attempts of man
To set the world to rights,
When viewed besides a masterpiece
Of nature’s wondrous sights.
Remember with humility
how small is our ability.
Like a little ice polisher on the bottom of this spike!
Cccooooold little hand – the ice is so clear you can’t see it there.
Pillars in the magical miniature ice palace
Dual fingers of ice with tiny swirled roots
So you can see up close with me!
More to come tomorrow, along with a new card, and even a FREE download for a project!