Monday, February 6, 2012

Enchanting Birthday

For this card I really just let the gorgeous pattern paper do the bulk of the work. The paper, Everyday Enchantments, is part of Stampin' Up's Sale-a-Bration offerings.  I love every design in it, they are so bright and cheery! I cut the pattern paper to be just smaller than my card base and then stitched it in place.  Then I die cut a ribbon tag, stamped the sentiment on it, and tied it on with some matching aqua ribbon I had in my stash. It's simple, but I really love how this one turned out. :)

Stamps: Warmest Regards
Paper: Vintage Cream (PTI), Everyday Enchantments dp (SU!)
Ink: Ruby Red (SU!)
Embellishments: aqua satin ribbon, clear button, baker's twine
Tool: sewing machine, ribbon tag die (Spellbinders)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Bacon-Wrapped Potato Bites

I needed to bring an appetizer to a party last weekend and was flipping through some recipes I had bookmarked looking for ideas when I came across these. They caught my eye because they only had two ingredients, both of which I had on hand. No trip to the grocery store needed! Score! And meat and potatoes, what's not to love?

These are embarrasingly easy to make, though they look impressive. They would also be great to take along to a Super Bowl party this weekend. Enjoy!

Bacon-Wrapped Potatoes by Martha Stewart


8 bacon slices, cut in half crosswise
16 small potatoes


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Wrap each bacon piece around a potato and secure with a toothpick. Place in a baking dish and bake until bacon is crisp and potatoes are tender when pierced with a knife, 40 to 50 minutes. Serve warm.