Sunday, February 14, 2010

Garden cards and garden.... salad.

Do you wish Spring is here already? Well, I made these two cards and they make me longing for Spring even more! I started out with this one....
I kind of like it, so I made another with my new bright orange polka dot ribbons and colored the little flowers slightly different from the first one.
Speaking of Spring, what's Spring without some fresh garden... salad?! Yes, I'm always thinking about food, don't I?  I went to my friend Beth's house for lunch last week and her salad was ...well, Spring-like! Oh... and here's what I gave to my friends for Valentine's Day (coconut chocolate from Miami, CB folder, spa stuff  and more chocolate...).
This salad has all the yummy ingredients-mango, kiwi, pine nuts, avocado and fresh greens....
The entree is this hearty Cod Chowder with potatoes with cream. Beth topped it off with fresh homemade brown bread crumbs. SO yummy!
We finished off with this Pear Delight avec creme fresh... gorgeous, isn't it? YES, It was delicious,too!
 
And when you see the pink TULIPS for this centerpiece,
You might think:" Can Spring be far behind?"
Here's a card from Dr. John for me
YAY! Canada finally got the FIRST GOLD
 medal on home soil !

28 comments:

Dawn said...

Having a bit of a catch up on your blog Virginia. Congrats on your EBTKS win... and love these two cards... plus the dumplings look so easy to make, will have to try them sometime. And your meal with your friend is making me hungry just looking. Love the card from Dr John as well. How sweet.

Sanne said...

Wow! lovely cards and lovely pictures .....and congrats with your first gold medal!

ivy said...

that cod chowder looks delish! thanks for making me drool---again!

linda said...

Beautiful photos...wow! Love those cards...they are so happy :P

Alice Wertz said...

LOVE your adorable spring-y cards, Virginia! that meal looks sooooo yummy! lucky you!! =) thanks for sharing!

CinnamonSally said...

Sweet spring cards Virginia and congratulations on your EBTKS win, loved your sweet cupcake card. That meal looks delicious, your food pictures always make my mouth water!!

donna mikasa said...

congrats on your EBTKS win! Way to goooo! And I love your springtime cards--great fresh colors! Your phood photos are just awesome and I'll bet the food was too. Dr. John's card is precious--I love Snoopy!

Agata said...

Congrats on your win over at EBTKS!!! You were really inspired!!! So much yumminess on your post! Suddenly, I feel like I'd wish that Spring were not so far away!

Tiffany said...

Fun and definitely Spring time cards - so beautiful and yes, I'm soooo ready!! Enough cold weather! Beautiful pics of your Valentine's day celebration, looks like you enjoyed every moment of it!

AnitaRex said...

I am so happy for you with your EKBS win! SO happy! And I want to go over to Beth's for lunch too! How yummy! Hmmmm! Love your cards today also, the ribbon on top is a perfect touch!

Courtney Baker said...

Wow yummy and yes I'm so so so ready for spring! I can't wait! Love your cards. That little flower is one of my current favs!

Stamping Cafe said...

What a cute card from Dr. John, lucky you! I didn't even get a card from my DH! :) The meal looks super yummy, thank you for sharing! Glad you had a wonderful and special day!

I love your springtime cards, really looking forward for Spring to come! Hugs!!

Karen from MI said...

SPRING.........ahhhhhhh my FAVORITE SEASON, Virginia! You certainly did a WONDERFUL job making me feel that it can't be too far away. I LOVE tulips, too. What a lovely time you must have had sharing lunch and friendship the other day. I also LOVE your SPRINGY CARDS.....so full of inspiration. Snoopy is SWEET, what better card that Dr. John could have chosen for his "LOVE"! TICK, TICK, TICK.........I can almost "SMELL THE EARTH" as I'm writing. Love, Karen xo

Anonymous said...

Dinner looks devine, and the card from your Dr. John is so adorable.
Love these two cards of yours, Virginia! Looks like Spring is just around the corner!
marilynv19

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love your Spring cards Virginia! I soooo wish it was spring. Winter tries to kill me every year. heehee... Love all the photos of your delicious looking meal and your card from Dr. John is too cute!
Go Canada! And go USA! :)

alexandra s.m. said...

Love your cards and your food! Yummy!
CONGRATS on the GOLD!
I hope it's the 1st of many more ;-)

Vicky said...

LOVELY CARDS!!! They are both so cute! And the food yummy!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your pics of the food are OUTstanding!!! The food looks so good to eat, hee hee! and yes... spring... sigh... your cards are wonderful indeed, but unfortunately, spring WILL BE far behind!! LOL. I remember finding out that 95% of the world population live in WARMER climate than I do!! That was very depressing, LOL.

Simone said...

Beautiful cards Virginia! They are both so fun and springy! Love the pics of the meal - looks soooo yummy! :)

Jill said...

Those spring cards are just too great! I have that set and you've totally inspired me! And also made me hungry! :)

Kathy said...

Yeowww I love your springy card Missy and how did u color those teeny tiny images with such precision?? Love the card design too!! Now for the food...my mouth is watering such a gourmet meal so cool!!!!! Love your pics and the card from Dr. J is so sweet! thanks for sharing your life with us! HUgs sista,kathy

Diana said...

Oh Virginia! The floral cards are just PERFECT! What could be better than flowers?

Kryssi said...

they are super nice! i love them!!

Suzanne C said...

What a great post! My favorite is your snoopy card. Too cute! Love the food pictures they always look divine! The cards brighten up my day with wishful thinking of spring!

Barbara said...

Hi Virginia! I don't recall if I congratulated you or not for your EBKS win. I sure hope so and congratulations if I didn't! :-)
These cards are so pretty! I love the flowers and the strips of colour! I do think that I should start coming to your blog after lunch!LOL! That way I won't get so hungry when I see all of the wonderful food that you post!

Barbara

Kelly Booth said...

Such Pretty cards and Yummy Photo's Virginia....
Congrats to Canada for the Win!!

Monika Reeck said...

Woow cute Valentine card...love both flower cards too V...hugs

Linda L said...

Hi Virginia....I've had a lovely time checking out your beautiful creations....and all that scrummy food is making me very hungry. I am glad you haven't already got any of the things in the blog candy. Thanks for your lovely comments over at my blog today....so nice to get home from work and read them:-)) Bye for now....xL