Thursday, May 19, 2011

Multiplication, Anyone?

Vintage 1965 Milton Bradley flash cards get a new lease on life!  They're the perfect 3x6 size for a mini scrapbook.  My inspiration was the embossed die-cut of sweet children.  I paired it up with patterned papers from Echo Park, fun trims and ribbons, glitter and distressing of all the pages and cards.
Isn't it sweet and happy ♥

Things that I can't do without when paper-crafting:
1. Brother CE-5000 PRW Sewing Machine
2. Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue
3.  Staz-On Jet Black stamp pad
4. Micro-tip scissors
5.  Fiskars 12" Trimmer
6.Crystal Glitter
7. Vintage crochet thread (it's a staple on most of my projects)
8. Beacon Fabri-Tac
9. Fray Check
10. Ribbon
These are just my top-10 must have's!  It goes without saying that I have to have pretty papers and embellishments, but these are things that I would not leave home without...and I guess the reason that I don't travel to more crops or venture into the living room LOL


I am completely enamored of this whimsical melamine set by Temp-tations that I ordered from QVC...I can't wait to get it!  It also comes in black and white polka dots, which I think would be a nice addition to my ever-growing Halloween collection (plus, our school colors are black and white), don't you think?  :)  
Here's a recipe that would look so nice in the larger bowl
Chicken Broccoli Salad
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup mayonnaise (not salad dressing)
2 TBSP sugar
2 TBSP apple cider vinegar
4 cups cooked chicken breasts, chopped
2 cups fresh broccoli, finely chopped
3/4 cup red onion, chopped
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup green or red grapes, sliced
salt and pepper to taste
1/3 cup cooked bacon, crumbled or pre-packaged bacon pieces

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Bake pecans in a shallow baking dish for about 10 minutes, stirring after 5 minutes of baking.  Cool.
Whisk mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar together in a large bowl.  Fold in chicken, broccoli, onion, and cranberries.  Salt and pepper to taste.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.  Prior to serving, stir in grapes and bacon.

This is wonderful on croissants, hearty wheat bread or a nice bed of lettuce.
Cool and refreshing for the warmer days ahead ♥
Enjoy!

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