…to have the crud. Ha! I guess a few other Demonstrators came home from convention with a cold or whatever and I was one of them. Today I went to the store grabbed some cold medicine and some more cough drops and came home and went to bed, I have been go-go-going since I got back from convention and maybe that was not the best thing. Toby loves when I nap during the day, he is a good spooner, or snuggler.
So I didn't get any work done today, but I do feel a bit better tonight, still stuffed up, but no aches or anything, so I am sure it is just a cold, a summer one in Arizona, no less, not fun…but hey, it waited till I got back and that I am thankful for.
At convention we swap with such amazing demonstrators and the reasoning behind it is to come back with awesome ideas for our businesses but more important I feel it is to get to meet people, I always try to thank the person and look at them when I swap as my mind is horrible but I want to try to remember every face I have swapped with.
This is one of the cards we did at stamp club this weekend and I got a swap from Judi Cayton (thanks Judi – you were so sweet to swap with me!) and I love love love it. I used the crochet trim ribbon only cause I didn't have enough of the Baja Breeze seam binding that she used on hers, but the card is basically hers. I also used watercolor paper for my image cause that is my favorite "go-to" paper for watercoloring. Speaking of watercoloring, I want to thank all of you that have purchased my PDF in how to watercolor, I appreciate it so much and I love hearing back from you that you find it easy to follow. Mwah!!
Paper: Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Watercolor Paper, Baja Breeze DSP, Crumb Cake DSP
Ink: Jetblack Stazon, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette
Misc: Dazzling Diamonds, Two way glue pen, crochet trim ribbon
I was trying to get the camera to pick up the dazzling diamonds sparkle.
Tonight for supper I wanted to try something fun and different and quick. I had picked up some mozarella at the store the other day, it was in a ball, and I wanted to make a tomato, basil, mozarella thing that I have seen on tv or in restaurants, so I googled and it came up caprese salad, but then when I looked better I saw where you could make it into a sandwich so I did, and it was so good. I just buttered some sour dough bread sprinkled on some rosemary and cooked it on a cookie sheet in a 400 degree oven for about 5 minutes, then took it out and put chopped fresh basil and sliced tomatoes on half of the slices of bread, and the slices of mozarella went on the other halves. I also sprinkled some olive oil over the tomatoes. Then they went back in the oven for about ten minutes. Then I took it, out let them cool a bit, then you just put them together like a sandwich, the cheese side goes together with the tomato side. I cut them in half and voila' , I felt like a chef. Jeff and Eric really liked them too, so I will definitely be making it again.
Well as much as I would like to chat it up some more, I am going to hit the hay.
Have an awesome Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping in to see me each day, I hope you know how much it means to me that you do!
Kathy T says
Oh Diana, a summer cold is the most annoying thing. Hope you are feeling better soon. Love your blog.
Carey Rogers says
Oh chicky, so sorry you are feeling yech. Your right though it was nice of that nasty cold to wait until after convention. Please take it easy so your body can heal. This card is great, as is your watercoloring and using the dazzling diamonds. I think the best part is the shading to make the snowman look like he is popping off the page. Take care of yourself.
Carey and Roscoe
Jacqui Lines says
hhm….them sandwiches sound kinda good – I'll have to make sure we have the ingredients on hand when you come home and you can make them for me!!!! haha
Doris D. says
Darling card. Sounds like a chef to me! Yum! I will have to try that. Thanks.
Susan Carlson says
Awww! Hope you feel better soon. Love the card – as usual!
Robin Merriman says
Well, I'm sure glad I didn't kiss ya! But I sure hate that you are sick my friend! Feel better soon, k?
Toni Murphy says
EVERY TIME I FLY … I come home with a cold.
Hope you feel your best soon!
Deidra vanderHorst says
Your cards are always such an inspiration – very cute snowman!!
I met you at convention, (I was so star-struck just getting to say hello to you after reading your blog for years) and you were so sweet and wanted to swap with me. I didn't have a swap card with me at the moment and promised that I would give you one (you gave me your cutie pie cherry card) when I saw you again. Well, I didn't have the pleasure of seeing you again, but I still owe you a swap card. If you'd like me to send one your way, would you be so kind to forward your mailing address and I'll send one ASAP. I do feel I owe you one 🙂
Thanks so much! Hope you're feeling better soon.
Beautiful card! Anyway to get dimensions??Congrats on your number placement of top 100 – awesome achievement! Karen
Diana Gibbs says
Hi Karen, It's a standard size card, the Crumb Cake DSP is 1 inch by 5 1/4 plus a dit. The Baja Breeze DSP is 2 1/2" x 4 plus a dit. The snowman is stamped on watercolor paper cut at 2 1/4" by 4 plus a dit.
I am bad at measurements, the dit is the line one more on the ruler beside the main measurement. Since I have a thin border around it. I think if you make the card it will make sense…or you will be scratching your head and screaming dit! dit! dit! all over the house!!! Ha!
Hope you are feeling better soon! Your sammy sounds great.
So sorry to hear you are sicky! 🙁 The tomato, mozarella and basil sounds delisch!!
Feel better! Your creations are great! Love your personality!
Janice Rosenthal Rock says
Hope you feel better fast, Diana! I was impressed that you posted such a nice post today, feeling crappy as you do! Darling card . .. definitely gonna CASE that one! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE caprese salad – any way you fix it!! Here in Northern CA we get tons of heirloom tomatoes in the summer and that's my favorite way to use them . . . I could eat it 7 days a week! Get well!
Your Minnesota native Spam friend!