Monday, January 21, 2013

CELEBRATE - 100th challenge from PPC & tasty visits with friends!

I could not resist taking a crack at this card for Playing in Paradise seeing as they are celebrating the big “One - Oh - Oh”!  The theme is:

Yep, CELEBRATE!  I included a challenge to myself to use some sweet little stamps I bought over the holidays.


Using a character on my cards is pretty unique for me but I loved the look of this one.  I figured that an ice cream is a perfect celebration food for a human but I’m thinking the frog would ruther have the tasty flies than that cupcake!

Supplies: paper - Basic Grey Stamps - Basic Grey, Fiskars  Ink - Versamark Paint - Kiji Pearlescent


We had a pretty busy weekend, fitting in two visits in one day on Sunday.  We had our friends Rachel and Toby and our another friend Richelle come for lunch.  Our time together flew by - we whipped up bread (loaves and a foccacia)  made biscuits and created a small craft together.  Since my friend Janice gave me a sweet apron for Christmas and I have several others that have been gifted to me, we all donned them for our baking adventures.  Richelle put this pic together which pretty much captures our fun:

Fun Day with 2 Rs_Barb Derksen

Left: Rachel, Me and Richelle

I love these ladies - they are both so warm and open and easy to be with.  If you were to visit the the British Columbia Visitor’s Center here in Osoyoos (there are only 6 of these centers in all of British Columbia) you might see Rachel there as she is the manager!  Alternately, if you go to our local Tim Horton’s (like we ALL go to Tim’s - DUH!) then you’re going to see Rachel’s smiling face - she’s manager there.   We are all women of the Osoyoos Christian Centre and you’ll be hearing more about us coming up in the future because we are officially announcing another fun Music Event on Saturday, February 16th.  It will be an event with a “♥♥♥” theme.  Us ladies (along with more of our family)  will be figuring out the sweetest bestest desserts which will be part of this event.  Stay posted! 


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And then, if we had not already packed in some good socializing, our friends Janice and Joseph invited us over for pizza and a movie.  I showed Joseph the Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day recipe a few years ago, he has now evolved it into his own version of a healthy whole wheat “thin” crust for pizza.  It has a great flavor.  I learned the way he and Janice make it is to roll the dough onto a sheet of parchment paper, then carefully slide the parchment directly onto an oven rack to bake.   I like how this recipe keeps going off in all directions and how others use it.   I mentor Janice each Wednesday (you can catch up on all our adventures from her standpoint you can visit her blog!) and so we will have many more recipes and ideas to share over the coming weeks. 

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  1. Your card is so cute Barb, I love all the little details.Interesting little flies you have going on. Thank you for Playing in Paradise this week.

  2. Sweet card, love that 3-D effect.
    Thank you for playing in Paradise this week.

  3. MM, tasty! Isn't that kind of you, including treats for both characters! Thanks so much for playing with us in Paradise for our 100th challenge :)

  4. Cute, cute card! Love those images and their big eyes! :) Thanks so much for joining us at Playing in Paradise this week!

  5. Hi,

    I have a quick question about your blog, do you think you could e-mail me?


  6. What a darling card! I'm looking forward to our little blog hop and seeing what else you have up those talented sleeves. Hugs, Debbie

  7. Oh, I bet frogs would love some fly-flavoured ice cream! Yum :o) Your card is really cute; love all the little characters, though I have to say those flies are my favourite. So glad you joined us for our 100th challenge celebration at Scrapbooker's Paradise Playing in Paradise Challenge. Best of luck and I hope to see you join again soon.

    Hugs, Dawn

  8. what a fun gathering, I must go now, you made me hungry, hugs

  9. Oh what a fun, cute card!! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. hugs.

  10. Oh what a fun, cute card! Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. Hugs!

  11. Good morning Barb:)
    Aww..Your card is SOOO CUTE!! Can't let the frog go without a treat,now can we?LOL
    I don't think I have ever tried whole wheat pizza dough...yet!!:) Looks yummy!!

    Gotta catch up on your blog posts now.:)



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