Finally we are getting ever closer to spring weather. And it won't be long before Easter is upon us. I made this vintage tag for both Tag Tuesday (theme is Green and/or Blue) and the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (Easter/Spring). Products: Tim Holtz- Sizzix Thinlits Dies Wildflowers #2, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Seasonal Chit Chat stickers, Postal washi tape; vintage image (ARTchix Studio); dark green cardstock(Recollections); diecut tag (Colorbok).
I did some more cardmaking over the weekend using two new new dies from Simon Says Stamp, and I will join the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (anything goes) with these three CAS (clean and simple) cards:
Card 1: small white notecard (Recollections); lattice stencil (Dina Wakley); Distress Oxide ink - Bundled Sage; Versafine Onyx Black ink; SSS Etched Meadow Flowers and Leaves wafer dies; SSS Neenah Smooth Desert #100 cardstock; Hampton Arts sentiment stamp.
Card 2: white notecard (Recollections); patterned cardstock (DCWV); SSS Stitched Circles and Privet branch wafer dies, Neenah Solar White #110 cardstock, Moonshine Sequins; birthday stamp (DeNami).
Card 3: small white notecard (Recollections; patterned paper (Stampington); Versafine Onyx Black ink; sentiment (Papertrey Ink); SSS Moonshine sequins.
And now for T Stands For Tuesday, and Food Wednesdays I have dinner, drink, and a recipe to share:
Garlicky Shrimp Sheet Pan Gnocchi along with a salad and glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Sooo good😋! I saw this easy recipe in our local paper months ago and had to make it, and I have since made it several times. It is all cooked in the oven on one sheet pan, and I line my pan with non stick foil to make clean up very easy too. You can find the recipe at the bottom of this post. And I will also link it at the top of my blog under the "recipes" tab along with all the other recipes I have shared so far. Cheers!
This journal page is meant for the new theme this month at Art Journal Journey
(Play It Again, Sam) with guest host Alison
. Base your page on a favorite song or movie.
Whether or not you know French I know you can guess the song😉. It is a favorite Edith Piaf song which I love sung by Andrea Bocelli with Edith's voice also dubbed in. The rose images are old rubber stamps. I stamped them onto white tissue paper then glued them to the page. They were colored in with alcohol markers. The words from the song were computer generated and printed on tissue paper. What a fun theme to play with this month! Hope you'll join in!
And that's a wrap for this post. Looking forward to seeing what YOU have been up to lately.
"If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring." Victor Hugo
Garlicky Shrimp Sheet Pan Gnocchi
1 pound fresh, shelf-stable or frozen potato gnocchi
2Tbsp olive oil 3/4 tsp kosher salt, divided 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
5 cloves garlic 1 pound medium peeled, deveined raw shrimp 1 lemon
fresh parsley, chopped to garnish (optional )
Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Place the potato gnocchi on a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil, season with 1/2 tsp of the salt and 1/4 tsp ground black pepper. Toss well to combine then spread out in an even layer. Roast, stirring halfway through for 12 minutes total. Meanwhile, mince the garlic cloves. Remove baking sheet from oven, Add the shrimp. Sprinkle with the garlic and remaining 1/4 tsp salt and toss to combine. Spread into an even layer. Continue to roast until the shrimp are just cooked through and the gnocchi are plump, 6-8 minutes more. To serve, garnish with a squeeze of lemon juice and chopped fresh parsley. Serves 2-4 depending on your portion size.
Note: I use fresh gnocchi.