Howdy and dinner,

I found a new sketch challenge, hosted by Jen of The Deconstructed Sketch Girls.  
It was recommended to me by a pal over at the PTI forum.  
I really liked the sketch and decided to give it a try.

I made this card as one of the gift set I mentioned in this blog post. 
It matches the note pad I made as part of PTI's MIM challenge. 

I am really pretty happy with how it turned out.  
I had been reading recently about how versatile coffee filters were to use in scrapping.  
Can you guess what I used the coffee filters for?  Here's a hint:
I only had these unbleached ones, but really like the flower that I made with them.
I popped the watering can out for a little depth.
Lots of PTI goodies used on the card.  
The patterned paper is just an old scrap I found, but I really like the way it works.
I want to make at least two more cards to complete the set.  
I will post those soon.

Warning: raw fish ahead (may disturb some viewers)
Now onto dinner, something a little less pretty.  Last night for dinner I barbequed this (almost) whole salmon.  My Costco has been selling these fresh Coho salmon for a couple of weeks now.  They are really good, really fresh and really cheap.  So I stuffed the inside with herbs, garlic, lemons and a little olive oil.  Used some cotton string to hold it all together. When my husband saw it, he thought it looked like something out of a magazine.  He took pictures of it.  So I thought, what the heck.  I must say it was quite yummy.  Since my kids don't partake, I will be eating salmon for lunch for a few days.

The lemons look striped because before i cut them up I took off a little of the rind to add to the stuffing.

Thanks for visiting.
See you soon,


Jennifer Shults said…
Wonderful card... I love all the texture! Thanks for joining this week's Deconstructed Sketch!
Lynn Put said…
This is beautiful! Such pretty colors and details! I love your layered flower!
Your samon looks yummy, I bet it was delicious!
Your card is stunning. The pattern papers are awesome. I love your flower made out of coffee filters. Very creative.Too bad I don't drink coffee.
Kara said…
great card!! love the little butterfly:)
Terri said…
Great card. Love the coffee filter flower I am going to have to try that too now. Thanks for the inspiration.
Joyce said…
Great card. How clever of you to use a coffee filter for the flower.