Good morning and I hope everyone's Monday is starting off well. I had another busy weekend but it was good.
Saturday I took Chris and the girls over to my old Christian school for their annual bazaar. I know that they always have some Dutch treats there that I was used to having around Christmas time growing up. Since I haven't had them in several years I wanted to take them there to give them the opportunity to try them out as well. We browsed around and the girls went to a reptile show, I picked up a hand knit shrug style top for a very reasonable price and of course we had some food. I'll be honest... I wasn't expecting to feed them lunch but once we got into the gymnasium and they saw all the good food there, they just had to have lunch. Chris and Aris' boyfriend had chili, Aris and Taygan played it safe with hotdogs and I was torn between Boerenkol and Nasi but I settled on Nasi (a rice dish) Pretty much everyone had a taste of my Nasi and loved it. Aris kept asking for more so I knew she really liked it. Then for some more Dutch flavor, I ordered each of us one olliebolle, mmm mmm good. Not everyone was crazy for those but I love them. :) Last but not least was Croquettes and only Blake and Chris tried those. I don't think they were too keen on them as I finished them off. LOL - Can't always win. At least the total cost for lunch and treats for 5 of us only came to $19.00 - were else can you get a good decent meal for 5 people at that price.
Okay, so enough about the good Dutch foods and on to my card. Although these are very much Christmasy colours, this card is not intended to be a Christmas card. I think its simply that we are at the time of year where the hands want to automatically grab the traditional green and red colours.
The card is 5.25" square, made from textured Kiwi Kiss cardstock. I finally pulled out my Manhattan Flower embossing folder and embossed the image on a piece of Vellum cardstock. I layered this onto a piece of Real Red textured cardstock and tied a bit of Real Red grosgrain ribbon and silver elastic cord around the top of these layers. I popped this up on my card front with my dimensionals and then I used my Three Little Words stamp set to stamp my sentiment along the side.
It was a simple card but I was really just looking for something to make quickly with the embossing folder.
I hope you all have a great day and I hope to have you back here again soon.