Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December First & Free Download

Oh what a wonderful time of year! Time to start the advent calendar and send out Christmas cards. Time to sip hot chocolate by the tree with the ones you love. Time to for crafting and baking. I'm looking forward to every single moment!

Today I'd like to share a Christmas card with you. I used this vintage post card I bought this summer at an antique store in Selma, North Carolina. The post mark on the back is dated 1909.

Isn't the bird lovely? I like how he's perched on a branch of holly! I kept this card simple, no stitching, if you can believe that! The embossing folder is my latest purchase from Quickutz and the plain twill I used is available in my Etsy shop.

I didn't do a lot of accenting, just a decorative pin in my twill tie. I'd like to pass along this post card image to you. Please enjoy making something with it. And feel free to share your project with me! I'd love to see what you create!

I have another share for you today...another recipe. If you've been following my blog, I've been on a mission to find some new recipes my family likes. Dinners were getting a little too routine and boring so I've been trying to spice things up a bit.

This recipe is for Creamy Garlic Penne. If you have a few picky, I mean selective, eaters in your house, this is a great dish to try. No onions, mushrooms or 'weird' stuff to stick one's nose up at! In fact, I think it's the perfect base dish to add chicken or your family's favorite vegetable.

Here's how my Creamy Garlic Penne turned out last night. I served it with fresh steamed broccoli. My boys enjoyed every bite and my husband had seconds! Did I mention this is extremely quick and easy? You can find the recipe here.

I hope you enjoyed my shares for today. Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try the penne. Have yourself a wonderful first day of December! :) I'll be back tomorrow to show you my first December Daily entry. :) Kathy


Virginia L. said...

I adore your vintage card, Kathy! It is simply breath-taking! The image and your simple LO are perfect for each other! I make Penneon a regular basis, too! ( I have a picky 16-year old boy!)

Aimes said...

Sorry I'm still drooling over that pasta dish! That's totally my kinda thing (guess I'm a picky eater too lol!)
Your card is beautiful - I love how you've taken a piece of History and made it even more precious :)

Lin said...

LOOOVE this image, Kathy, thank you so much - I know I will use it! And the penne is looking pretty good right now as I eat my usual cold salad......... :)

LeAnne said...

Oooooh, I love birds, (this is a rufous-sided towhee, if you were wondering!), I love postcards and I love vintage! And I love what you did with it!!! Thanks for sharing your card and the penne looks yummy!

koralee said...

So lovely...I love that image! Thank you for sharing..your card is adorable. Thank you for visiting me the other day...Happy December! xo

Vanessa said...

I love how you used that adorable image on your card! Beautiful! And yes, I can always do with those Penne! Yumm!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

How fun to discover your blog! I love the bird image, and your card.

I love this time of year too.



Audrey Pettit said...

Very sweet card, Kathy! The twill and decorative pin are the perfect simple, elegant touch. Love that vintage postcard.
Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe, too.

Lori Mar said...

The card is gorgeous, Kathy! Thanks for sharing your recipe too -- my kids will love it!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous vintage image and beautiful card. One of my fav dinners too!

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