Friday, July 13, 2012

Card of the Week & More

I have a wedding shower to go to tomorrow which means it's time to make a card.  I used this week's CPS sketch as my inspiration.

And here is my version:

Shower cards always are a bit of challenge as I've just never found any stamps sentiments aimed at wedding showers.  Other than the cliche umbrella...what is there?  (Feel free to let me know if you are aware of a "shower" stamp set.)

I've also been busy cooking.  I made this Tortilla Pie the other evening:

(Sorry about the lousy photo, but it was getting late and the lighting was not the best.)

This was absolutely delicious and not a morsel was leftover.  Mikey had 3 pieces with a request to make this one again.

I got the recipe from Mary over at One Perfect Bite.  Please visit her blog and get the recipe.  Only thing I did differently is that I added a can black beans (rinsed).  To me...Mexican food isn't Mexican food without black beans.

I also made a batch of pesto.  I used some to marinate chicken breasts and I froze the extra pesto in a cupcake tin.  I now have individually frozen pesto spheres in the freezer. was a little challenging to get out of the tin.  I just used a small sharp knife to cut around the disc and then a fork to loosen and pry it out.

This is the pesto prior to freezing:

All and all, a good week for the old creative juices.

Have a great week-end.


  1. You card is so cool! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

  2. An excellent week, with lots of inspiration ... and good food!

  3. you are so productive!! good for you! your card is perfect! and I love the pesto idea too...thank you!!

  4. striking card! I love the idea of freezing the pesto.