Saturday, January 15, 2011

Barrio in Winter

To start the three-day weekend off right, C picked me up from work and we motored through the falling snow to Cocina Del Barrio, a new tequila bar in Edina.  We each had a tequila cocktail (mine was a margarita), then split 2 Grilled Shrimp Tacos with Tomato-Mint Pico de Gallo, a Crab and Poblano Enchilada with Salsa Verde and Made to Order Guacamole and Corn Tortilla Chips.  We finished up with the above-pictured Pumpkin Cake and Ice Cream with Pepito Brittle.  As we left, we were already dreaming of returning in the spring to sit by the open windows or outside on the patio.     

Sunday, January 09, 2011

2010 Card Wrap-Up

I'm hard at work on my first cards of the New Year, but before I post them, here are two cards I made in the last few months.  The M & M card was made for my work supervisor - from all of us on her "team".  I found the M&M ornament images online, printed one for each of us to sign and one for the front, and added some coordinating cardstock and a bit of ribbon: easy! 
The two views below are of a birthday card I made for my friend, AJ.  The crown was cut from metallic cardstock using my NEW Cricut die-cutting machine.  It was a gift from my brother, D, and this is the first card I made with it.  I'll post more on this later as I learn more about what I can do with it.  The crown, like all of the 50 other images and the entire alphabet, can be cut in multiple sizes, so it's very simple to mat a shape over a "shadow" of the shape. 

The sentiment was printed from my PC onto vellum, then oval-punched and edged with a gold metallic pen.  I added little jewels to the open spaces in the crown.  DCWV cardstock.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

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I will be back here soon with updates and more!