Thursday, February 10, 2011



It has been a while since I posted anything, but I have been busy working on a mini for a friend who is retiring. Not to mention, the never ending saga of the furnace/ac/electric which began before Christmas, and may finally come to an end today. Whew.

Now we are on to the new deck, countertops, kitchen floor and new doors.

Today's card is for The Kraft Journal - their theme this week is LOVE, which makes total sense today, so close to Valentine's Day.

My husband and I did a "romantic Valentine dinner" as our fun thing this year - only we took a cooking class ! Wow, was that ever fun. So we got the class, and an incredible meal too, along with some local wine - met some interesting people, learned a few things, and heard about the best wine EVER. (One of many local wineries, Sweet Cheeks Rosy Cheeks is the wine, only available on site I hear... love their Reisling)

For our meal we had crab cakes as an appetizer with red pepper remoulade, an "upscale" salad with candied pecans, gargonzola cheese, macadamia nut oil dressing, then saltimbocca, garnished with a cranberry/raspberry sauce, butternut squash/apple/onion puree, potato galette, and a raspberry cream swirl cake. The most amazing thing about it all was how very very light it was - satisfying and delicious.

Wow, am I hungry now. Too bad hub is "only" cooking me lobster and asparagus tonight, *sigh*.

Cardstock - Recollections
Design Paper - MME, K & Co
Flower - Prima
Button - My Favorite Things
Stamp and those little plastic things what are they called again - Tim Holtz
Brad - Karen Foster
Ink - Ranger, Versamark
Jewelry cord
Texture Fade - Sizzix

Hug Snug seam binding



  1. Gorgeous card Jan. Love the stitching. Those crab cakes sound yummy! :)

  2. ONLY LOBSTER!!! LOL Good grief I don't even know what half those things you mentioned are but I'm sure glad you and Dom enjoyed yourself.
    I'm so lovin this card. All that pink is just gorgeous! Hugs!

  3. Wow, what a lovely card Jan, so romantic! Love the stitching and the tags, nice!!

  4. Jan, this is so pretty. Love the big bow and the charms! Sounds like you guys had fun with that cooking class. I think that would be something I would enjoy doing with Rick. So glad you played along at The Kraft Journal this week!!

  5. This card is totally goregous Jan.... as gorgeous as that dinner sounds in fact!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  6. Ooh, what a lovely card, Jan! I love the embossing and the touches of sparkle. The vintage style is right up my alley. Pretty flower and charms and seam binding, too. Thanks for playing along with us again at the Kraft Journal.