According to Liz's research, it is More Herbs, Less Salt Day!! Herbs and plants add so much to our lives, so in honor of this unusual day, make a card with an herb or plant on it. I know we have lots of followers who love gardening, so any of these images would work great. You might even want to add colors that are named after herbs and plants: sage, thyme, lavender, cinnamon, nutmeg, mint, celery, olive, or cocoa, as well as all those you can think of. Have fun with it.
You can post your card with your comments HERE, or you can post it to SCS using CCEE1634 as your keyword.
Today I was a little off-beat.........hope you don't mind a little humor!!
Tomorrow is Liz's birthday, and also Orville Wright's. Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a proclamation to make it National Aviation Day, to honor Orville Wright. She thought it would be fun to hunt down an image of something man has made fly in the air. It might be an airplane, helicopter, rocket, jet, or hot air balloon. If none of these are available to you, how about a kite or a simple birthday balloon? Our bonus can be to make it a birthday card!!!
Happy Birthday Liz!!!
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Yesterday Amy drove us to Montpelier to see the Cake class at NECI to see the Wedding Cakes the students had made. Erin's was of course the most beautiful, and by far the yummiest. The theme she was given was shades of pink. This was harder for her than you might think..........Pink was her favorite color when she was teeny, but not anymore!! Tiffany blue took over years ago.
Here is the cake she made, with her standing behind it so you can see the wire she bent into the shape of "LOVE":
This is her set-up on pink with flowers on the table and champagne in the flutes.
After we had a chance to appreciate all the work that went into the cakes, she removed the top layer,
Then, her Chef showed her how to cut it for us to taste!! Woo-hoo!
Here are the other cakes with their themes:
Ombre green (He had to make the bow 25 times before it came out right!
Shades of Blue
Chef gave the the remainder of the bottom layer (four cake layers and the filling was raspberry cream cheese!!) to us to take home for those who couldn't go !!
After the tasting we went to Erin's apartment to wait for her, out for lunch(!), shopping, then the 3 hour ride home, part of which was in a DELUGE!!
Thanks for looking.
P.S. I should have added that also along for the tasting was her boyfriend Nick and Terri, his mother. Nick doesn't like sweets (can you imagine???), but he did take a taste and approved of her work!!
Liz again with this week's challenge. The month of August is National Catfish Month. Fishing is a year round sport and hobby around where I live, especially saltwater fishing. So, for the challenge this week, find a fish, or someone fishing and it might make a perfect masculine card for your stash!!
I used the large F from SU, and added fish and dewdrops, cut out some water plants, and that's it!
Sister’s Day! Liz is here as the hostess for August. Here's her new challenge:
"As many of you know, or perhaps you don’t, Lynn and I are sisters. When we were asked to join the CCEE team at the same time, we both thought it would be fun to be doing this together. So, for your sister card, find an image of a pair or group of ladies or girls who just might be sisters doing things that sisters like to do."
Aren't these little girls adorable??
Please join us, and be sure to link your card HERE !