Friday, July 06, 2007


This is my submission for the Caardvarks 10 Day 10K Contest, which started yesterday! The first day's challenge (which needed to be completed by midnight last night) was to use ONE stamp on the front of your card. Not so tough, uh?

I really wanted to do a card in a shape other than a rectangle, so I chose to make it oval. The minute I put the GORGEOUS paper on the front of the card (it's by Pink Martini Designs, which I got at Verve), I instantly thought it looked like an easter egg. Not cool. And it wasn't because of the paper, it was because of the shape! Totally not cool to have a card look like an easter egg in July! But, I kept moving forward because I didn't want to start all over again!!

I took a coordinating piece of Pink Martini paper and glued it to the inside back panel and then cut around the card with my scallop scissors. Here's a tip for you. If you ever make either a round card or an oval card, cut off a small portion of the back panel (straight across) so the card will stand up straight and not roll. Next, I covered a piece of chipboard with another Pink Martini pattern and placed a sentiment inside it. Two jeweled brads flank either side of the chipboard. Lastly, I added a few flowers and ribbon loops to the front of the card in colors that coordinated with the paper!

Today's Caardvarks 10 Day 10K challenge is to make TWO cards using the same supplies, but that are of different designs! It's not too late to join in the fun, there are LOTS of prizes you can win, so get going on your TWO CARD creations right now! I actually made two cards yesterday that are different but using the same supplies, so I might be slightly ahead of the game. I just need to decide if I want to use them or challenge myself again today and do another set. Mmmmm, decisions!

I wanted to share a few photos of our 4th of July celebration. The first is my ONLY fireworks shot that turned out! Grrrr. I'm always on the quest for a great fireworks picture, but alas, this year it escaped me again! Oh well. I didn't use a tripod and I didn't use a timer, so really, what can I expect? Nothing. Which is exactly what I got:)!!!!

The second shot is of the grilled pizza appetizer we made on the 4th! OMG, I love grilled pizza. We discovered this idea a few summers ago. There isn't anything more delish or more impressive to serve your friends on a hot summer day! It is SO simple, really! The pizza we made on the 4th had these ingredients....olive oil, spinach, green onions, sauteed mushrooms, parmesean and mozzarella! Last night, (we had some left over crust from the day before) we had alfredo sauce, chicken, green onions, sauteed mushrooms, parmesean and mozzarella on our crust! Yum, yum, YUMMY! All I do is make pizza crust in my bread maker. You roll out the crust really thin on a piece of wax paper (to make the transfer to the grill easier), olive oil the top, flip the crust onto the grill, then olive oil the other side (the side that's not being grilled), wait till it starts to bubble, then flip it over and grill the other side. It doesn't take more than a few minutes to grill up, so you've got to have all your ingredients right there ready to go because you don't want to burn the crust. Once you've turned the pizza, you can start applying all your ingredients. After you put the mozzarella on, turn the burners off, and close the grill cover. This allows the cheese to melt without having the crust burn. Oh my word, grilled pizza ROCKS! You've got to try this!!!!

Well, I'm going to go have a little breakfast and then I'm going to stamp some more. Not much on the agenda for today. I do have some great news for all of you following my MIL's looks like she'll be COMING HOME either today or tomorrow! Yippee! We are so excited to get her out of the hospital and into the comfort of her own home. Thanks to all of you for all the prayers and RAKs. She was tickled to receive all those beautiful cards and well wishes!



  1. fun shape to your card. And I think your fireworks shot is great! I can never get good fireworks pics.

  2. pizza looks really yummy! Love your combo of cards and family pics. Neat oval card!

  3. Thanks for sharing your grilled pizza idea! It looks and sounds delicious.

  4. As Rachael Ray would say: "your pizza looks yummo!" ;) Can't wait for hubby to try it. He's the grillmeister around here! Also, just wondering if we are still going to get to see Flashback Friday samples. I loved your remakes, but just not sure if you will have time for that right now. ;)


  5. I really like the unique card shape. Great colors, too!

  6. This is such a fun card! Love all the flowers and the shape of the card. :)

  7. Malissa (malissa32)7:33 PM

    Now how am I ever going to win a prize on Caardvarks if you are submitting beauties like this?!? Great job!

  8. Your oval card looks very pretty and unique. I love it!! Your pizza looks delicious (I'm hungry)!

  9. beate9:50 PM

    Hi Amy,
    Firefox works for me!!! Hurray! I don't know what IE's problem is right now.
    LOVe your egg shaped, I mean oval card!
    Great firework shot. At least you have one amazing shot. That's way more then I have. LOL
    That pizza looks wonderful!

  10. I love the shape, it caught my eye immediately! I love grilled pizza too! It's so good!
    Good luck in the contest.

  11. Thanks for sharing your recipe for grilled pizza. I pay through the nose for it at my local pub. The appetizer size is $10. I'm definitely going to try this recipe. Again, TFS.

  12. I think thatyou card looks very cool! I have never mad an oval shaped card it looks as though it would be fun to make one.

    Your pizza looks yummy. Maybe I will try making one.;)


  13. First of all, that's a darn good pic of the firework without a tripod or remote shutter release! And love the pic of the grilled pizza! Looks so yummy!

    Second of all, glad to hear MIL is doing better! It is always such a relief when you don't have to travel back and forth to the hospital all the time. Been there!

    Third of all, you are rockin' the Cardvaarks challenges! Keep it up!

  14. Another FAB-O card! I really like the oval shape and all the flowers. So glad to hear Muriel's doing better.


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