June 18, 2008

YUMMY, YUMMY, FRUIT SALAD!

I do believe this is a song by the Wiggles - I only know this because my friend's daughter is REALLY into them! My children missed the whole Wiggles phase (thank goodness for small favors!) but this song sticks in my mind.....a song about fruit salad! Which brings me to my post! It is my recipe card for this month's swap which was a side dish. I chose fruit salad and used my Tart and Tangy set since it was so perfect for the theme! Now, I had to make TWENTY of these which would normally be no problem - except I got a little ambitious with my stitching and boy oh boy, does my hand feel it! As you all know, I had surgery on my right hand and it gets very sore....I need to remember this when planning projects, lol! But, I have to say, I really do love the way it turned out, summery and bright, which is what I was aiming for. Here is a close-up of the recipe card so you actually see the details (if you want!) of the actual recipe. Everything on these cards is Stampin' Up! with the exception of the orange and fruit punch stickles I used on the fruit cut outs. I will leave you with the full recipe below. Have a wonderful day - I know I will, it is the last day of school and I am heading over to my daughter's school to watch her receive some awards and then summer vacation will have officially begun, WHOOHOO!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Kraft, Ruby Red, Whisper White and Naturals White card stock, Summer Picnic Designer Series paper
Stamps - Tart and Tangy, One Smart Cookie
Inks -Stampin' Write markers, Only Orange Classic stampin' pad
Accessories - Only Orange narrow grosgrain ribbon, mat stack and paper piercer, stampin' dimensionals

30 comments:

Michelle said...

How fun Alex - these are great & yummy!

Courtney Fowler said...

These are great! I can't wait to see my very own copy!

And my children were addicted to the wiggles.... at least we didn't have Barney. :)

Dawn Easton said...

These are fabulous Alex!!

Scrappy Girl said...

These are so cute! Love that stamp set. I can sing the whole fruit salad wiggles song...unfortunately. LOL!

Manna said...

I love the way these turned out too :) They look great! Love the colours. And your stitching is as great as ever. Sorry it hurt your hand so. I still need to try your apple bread. I just don't like to cook so it will be a while before I try it. Sad, I know! But the fruit salad sounds simple enough. I may try that sooner! TFS!

kathleenh said...

Alex, these recipe cards are so pretty! That wiggles song does get stuck in your head!

I tagged you. Go check it out on my blog.

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

So cute. I'm sure you're thinking it was worth the soreness and the time...they're awesome!

tyrymom29 said...

I love these !!!THey Look so yummy!!!

Melissa said...

SO cute Alex! And it sounds really, really good to boot!

My only question is what is acidic water?

Many Blessings,
M.

Lauren said...

Alex - this totally rocks and is so yummy. Great job!

Dottie K. said...

OK these are just so cute. I'm allergic to bananans so I'm thinking I could swap them out for pineapple. May have to try that and see if it would work or just leave them out. Everything else sounds yummy. :)

Marilyn said...

Oohh!! This fruit salad sounds so yummy - I need to try it out! I love anything fruity with granola!! One question - do you do all the stitching by hand? You mentioned your hand hurting! Ouch! I can't imagine paper piercing all of that!! This is a really fabulous swap - wish I was in it!! LOL!

papel1 said...

Darling recipe cards. A great idea.
Judy

Deborah said...

Yum Alex! You did a great job on your recipe swap! I make this salad too, I add blueberries or rasberries too! Kiwi is awesome as well! Enjoy your daughters awards and last day of school! Hugs, Deb

Latisha said...

Thanks, that song is going to be in my head all day now LOL...Jacob was sooooo into the wiggles >"<
These recipe swaps turned out awesome!

Sharon said...

This really does sound yummy. I am always looking for new summer recipes, I think I'll make this one.The cards are great to and we missed the Wiggles era, too. Barney was a favorite in my house.
Take care,
Sharon

All Pink girl said...

Wow what fabulous things yoy have made and been up to while i have been away xxx
thanks so much for stoping by and leving your kind comments
hugs Dawnxxxx

Deb said...

My 8 year olds sing this whenever we have fruit salad too! I love your recipe cards, yummy, yummy cards I say!

Erin... said...

very yummy!!! and wow is that a lot of amazing stitching!! my hand hurts just looking at it!!

i have 1 wiggles free kid, let's hope the other one is too!!! yet i know the song......

Flossie's Follies said...

These are fantastic

malieta said...

Sorry to hear about your arm Alex and I hope you feel better soon. I love your recipe card, the salad sounds yummy and I love the embellishments!

Tracy.H said...

These are awesome, Alex! Now I want some 'Yummy, Yummy, Fruit Salad'! ;0)

Jessie/knightrone said...

Oh no, now I am gonna be singing that all night!! Fruit Salad-yummy yummy!! Super cute stuff!!

Rose Ann said...

Yummy, Yummy is sooo right!! These are fantastic, Alex!! Great job with the stitching too!! Wow!!

chelemom said...

These are absolutely adorable!!! My kids missed the Wiggles, but I still know that song because my niece loves them! So now I am off to bed with that song stuck in my head! : )

christie said...

Wonderful, as always!

~Denise Lynn~ said...

How yummy are these! What a fun recipe card! I love the fruit images and the layout and prints. Great job Alex! :)

Nancy Riley said...

These are so cute, Alex! The recipe sounds refreshing .... especially for those of us living with 110 degree heat! ughhh!

Shannon McGann said...

Unfortunately I'm right in the midst of the Wiggles! But I haven't heard this song yet (I'm sure I will soon!).

This is the perfect recipe card for a fruit salad! It's so summery and fun! Great job!

Congratulations to you daughter for her awards! You must be so proud, Mom! ;)

Vicki said...

Great recipe pages. I cannot believe you did all that stitching on each page. No wonder you arm hurt. But it looks fabulous.