Monday, August 22, 2011

Mass Production & Some Yummy Breads


Hello Everyone and Happy Monday! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and good start into the new week! Well we'll see what this week brings as a pretty big hurricane is aiming for the sunshine state here. It's already been predicted to be a cat three by the time it is supposed to hit Florida *eek* That's the bad news and the good thing so far is that it's path is moving more eastward with every new forecast. Which is good as it stays in the Atlantic then. Hopefully this will continue and it will completely stay away from any land at all and run riot in the open waters. *fingers crossed*

I went into some mass production of Thank You Cards on the weekend. A friend of mine asked me if I could make 30 Thank you cards for her as she and her husband celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary lately. So the pre-colored digital images from Whimsy came in very handy :-) As much as I like coloring but I was somehow not in the mood for coloring 30 times the same image *lol*


I made 30 of these and they are in a CAS style as requested by my friend. I chose Johnny Bird Boots as my image. I think this cute little fella is perfect for many occasions. I layered the image onto powder-blue card stock with a decorative punched border (MS punch). 

The only 'embellishment' is a small pink frame matching the pink from the image.

On the inside is a removable photo on one side and on the other just 'thank you' in different languages and the names. The corners on the card stock layer from the photo where punched using an EK Success corner punch. (photos and names were blurred for privacy)


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After all that cutting, punching and glueing I decided it's time for something different for a change :-) So I went creative in my kitchen yesterday. Which btw is another hobby of mine .... cooking and baking. I just love it being creative in my kitchen and making everything from scratch. For me this is so relaxing and comforting!

Some of you know I was born and raised in Germany and there is one thing I'll always miss (besides my family & friends of course ;-) ) that's the German bread. And coming from an area in Germany (Franconia - the northern part of Bavaria) which is known for it's delicious breads and for having the most bread varieties too, it was even worse...LOL Note on the side: Franconia has also the most density of breweries per square kilometer (world wide) :-)
So it was not long before I started to bake my own bread and as I always loved to bake I made quick progress :-) And over the years I must say I have become a pretty decent artisan bread baker ;-)


This one is called Country Bread and is a hearty rye bread made with a poolish.


The second one is an Rustic Bread with a nice crunchy crust made with rye and whole wheat.

And in this picture you can see I did not wait long enough to cut the bread, it was still hot. But I had to be fast because freshly baked bread has a very short life in our house...LOL


Thanks for visiting me today!

Hugs,

1 comment:

Kim. said...

Lovely thank you cards and the image is perfect for the occasion too.
Your bread is making my mouth water it looks so nice.
Kim xXx