I did it!!! I finally made a banner, bunting, thingy or whatever you call these things that people keep making.
I really love it. It's pretty simple, but yet, shimmery and fun all at the same time and I love that about it!
I actually decided to do it for a contest over at Everything Scrapp'n. I had to use at least 50% Pink Paislee Product - ummm.....so NOT an issue! LOL! I LOVE PP and I think they make fabulous papers for this application!!! LOVE IT!
All of the patterned papers are Pink Paislee, as well as that fabulous velvet ribbon on the bottom. The letters are chipboard Thickers from American Crafts that I covered in Ranger Stickles so that they would GLITTER!!!! I also outlined the die cut scalloped circle (thank you, God, for nestabilities) with glitter to add more sparkle! I do so love glitter! I used good old fashioned Walmart crepe paper for that fabulous edge behind the scalloped circle. Then, I just added some eyelets quickly and easily with my Crop A Dile and strung each pennant onto a Joann's clearance section ribbon! LOVE THAT!!!! HOW CUTE! Seriously. I love it.
Complete. And. Utter. CUTENESS!
And...I made one OTHER fabulous accomplishment last night, too! I, Jingle, made my very first (but certainly not last) Risotto!!!!!!!
Yup! Risotto is one of those things that scared the heck out of me. Mind you, I can't cook to save my life, so tackling something like risotto, when everyone and their brother claims it is SO hard to get right and people like Chef Ramsey make a habit of SCREAMING at people for getting it wrong, well, you can understand my trepidation. BUT...it always LOOKS SOOOOO good on all of those shows, and so I just HAD to try one! So I did! I made a butternut squash risotto and can I tell you something? It. Was. Perfect.
Seriously. Chef Ramsey would have had to stop yelling at me and actually be impressed for a minute. I promise. It was that good.
Seriously. Good stuff.
SOOOooooo.....I did TWO fun things this week that were new to me, so that makes me totally happy! That...and the fact that in my head I TOTALLY told Chef Ramsey off for yelling at me the whole time I was making the risotto since he loved it in the end. (Ummm....okay.....so maybe some things that go on in my head should not be shared? Hmmm....oh well. Too late now!)
Have you done anything new lately? What? If not - you TOTALLY should, Dude! Seriously! Then tell me about it. 'Cause I really wanna know! I do! I do!!!!!
Something tells me that today is going to be a hyper day. I dont' know where I'm getting that idea? HA!!! Have a good one! And don't forget to leave a comment....'cause they make me happy!!!!!!
***OH! And I know it's been like FOREVER and a DAY since the contest ended, and I will be picking a winner very soon! It's just a lot of comments to sort through!***