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Monday, October 17, 2011


Hello wonderful friends and visitors...
It has been quite a LONGGGGGG time since I posted last...
I tried to explain all of the reasons in my previous 'disappeared' post (where I was showcasing my DDD card for August *sigh*) post need for me to still be frustrated just because my whole august blogging got totally lost-TWICE-!! *sigh* :o(

Let's now concentrate on this month, specifically dedicated to the FALL season...
with all its wonderful ever changing colors!!

The wonderful hostesses for the month of October are:
 Darlene (for the Dazzlers) and Tami (for the Divas)

Darlene gifted us with an absolutly incredibly *AMAZING* kit full of soooo many
delightful items that I decided I 'NEEDED' to hoard some for later  days
Her kit consisted of an incredible amount of d/p from mixed companies, lots of embellishments including ribbons, brads, and Balsa wood oval shapes.
The sweet images she sent us are from a set called 'Sweet Seasons' from SU.

Here's what I created with it...I love this sweet boy seemingly without a single care in the world!

I used one of the Balsa oval on the inside of the card and stamped a sentiment
from SU 'Elements of Style' ,after sponging off the wood with SU! Pumpink Pie ink ,and also added some colorful silk leaves as well, see better closeup below...

I hope you enjoyed this Fall card...I absolutly love all the colors about it, thanks
for such seasonal challenge Darlene!! :o)

Wow..I am actualy ready to press the 'Publish' button without a hitch this time around...
YEAAHH!! Until next time my darlin peeps (ssooner than sssooon!!)....
Thanks for stopping by, please do come again..I have LOTS of cards to upload!! *wink*

God Bless Ya All!

OOPPSSS! I realized I forgot to add a favorite fall recipe as requested by lovely Darlene. Here it is:

I love peppers, and the fall season is the best to find colorful peppers at a very good price.
This recipe I do always in great batches without any measuring, therefore I tried to
adjust the number of each ingredients to make it easier to follow but you can adjust to your taste.
Peperonata can easily be used as a side dish to accompany any meats,including bbq, oven roasts ,chicken etc...(it freezes well too)
**I also like to use it as an appetizer spreaded over toasted baguette bread and cut out into bite pieces. If you wish, you could also add fresh chopped parsley as a garnish on top.**
*Paola's Peperonata*
I medium sized onion
3 cloves of garlic
2 carrots
1 or 2 lrg stalk of celery
3 peppers (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 orange)
fresh parley (a hand-FULL)
4 tbsps. of crushed tomatoes'
Vegetable oil
salt & pepper to taste
water as needed
crushed dry red peppers seeds (optional)
 Finely chop onion and garlic cloves together (I use starfrit with all my veggies in need to be chopped,except parsley) Saute’ onions in veg. oil; meanwhile add the other ingredients one at a time, as provided above; leave peppers last. Chop parsley well (you may add more garlic too if you wish) Add to all the ingredients bubbling on the stove,then add crushed tomatoes, stir and add about half cup of water. Let it simmer on the stove. Adjust w/salt & pepper and a bit of heat too if you so wish (aka dry red peppers)   *Enjoy*  :o)
 Card was submitted for the following challenges blogs:


Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness... I love Love LOVE the way you colored the image - with that gorgeous golden ring around it, too! Very pretty!!! And I love the layout and the many layers you have! Your card is stunning, Paola!!!

dweatter said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely love how you used the designer paper. And the sponging around the image and coloring of it is just gorgeous. So glad your blog is back up and accepting pictures. I have missed your beautiful creations. The inside is fabulous too.

Rosetta said...

Ciao amore, tutto bene !
E' da un pezzo che non ci si sente più. Un bacione a te e Ciano e saluti alla tua famiglia.

:: BlueInks :: said...

Ms P, is this really you - all of your picture problems have melted away, because you have some awesome shots of this card here!

I love how you treated the image and the bala wood. Very creative and the hues of colors are fantastic!

Great job!!!

April said...

Phew ~ life is good! Your bloggety blog is make to letting you post!!

Your DDD creation is B-ute-i-FUL. I am so casing your front design! I adoe the crisscross cross of the papers!

You colored up this darling image to perfection!!


Darlene said...

Oh, Paola, how wonderfully gorgeous your card is!!!! Leave it to you to come up with a stunning method of using lots of DP (love that X design).
Your coloring is superb and how you mounted the scalloped oval is beautiful too! And then there is the inside...such a delight!
Glad that you enjoyed the kit and will have some goodies to play with later!
And thank you for the great recipe too!!
Super job this time (as usual)

Barb said...

Stunning, Stunning Card Paola. I love the layers and the colors are outstanding! You did a great job with the sponging too.

I will need to try your recipe too!

Thanks for sharing such a wondeful card!

MiamiKel said...

It's FALL all over this post! I can tell you were totally into this post :) Super festive and fun and all things Fall-icious! The recipe sounds yummalicious, too! Glad to see you posting again - I know that brightened your day! x0x0

Fabipasticcio said...

I need more thumbs for my thumbin up!
Hugs and kisses

Terry Ladwig said...

Ohhhh WPSistah....your card is awesome!! I love your coloring, and the sponging around the image is super cool!!

Your layout is fun...and it's great that you used so many of the fun papers that we got in our kits!

Great job!♥

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Love love love sweet paola, ~ especially all of those layers inside and out. I love how you put the main image in a circle. That did not even cross my mind ~ so cool to see everyone come up with different ideas.

Hugs my canadian friend ~ XOXO


Melina said...

love, love the golden ring around your image! such rich, beautiful colors you used! The recipe sounds so yummy. I'm filling up a new cookbook with all the DD's creations this month!!! :)

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! This card is stunningly gorgeous, Sweet crisscrossing strips of that beautiful d.p.! Love that lovely colored image set in that awesome ribbon wrapped lacey die cut! Love how you used those scrumptious maple leaves! Love how beautifully you've designed the interior of this card. Everything is so rich and delicious...Hmmm just like your recipe! You really rocked this challenge!!!

Carol W said...

Wow Sweet P...what an awesome, wonderful, colorful card. It is definitely a stunner...I love everything about certainly used this kit to the max and oh how wonderfully you did it...I love your recipe as well....yum, yum, yum...(I need you to come cook for You certainly have done an outstanding job with this challenge...Great job my sweet friend....♥♥♥

Jamie Sanchez said...

Oh Sweet P!!!! Beautiful beautiful card! Such awesome coloring too!. Love the gold you added to the leaves... you're so creative! Just awesome! Glad you got a blog up and running again too! BIG ((hugs))

Imke said...

Wonderful fall card, Paola. I like the different DP layers and these colors are great.

T.. said...

One for me, please!!
Troppo bello!! mi piace da morire, hai riprodotto perfettamente tutti i colori meravigliosi dell'autunno.
Bravaaaaa, ma che tte lo dico a fà!!

Heidi said...

Oh my so cute! you should join us on the ABC DT Pumpkin challenge. Hurry, it ends soon!

Sheri Gilson said...

Lovely Fall inspired card!! Thank you so much or playing along with this months ABC DT Challenge.