Sunday, October 7, 2012

He Does It Again with a Pesto Wreath

Dad's baking career has taken off!  I am thoroughly impressed as I am required to be as well as I truly am. lol. This was a second take on Pesto Wreath Bread and it turned out both beautifully and deliciously!

The funny thing is that as I am typing this post, he is hovering and telling me that next up is a Walnut Bacon Herb Kugelhopf!  LOL.  Then he said to my mother about me: "Now she has to go to the YMCA a few extra times!" LOL.  No joke!  I had five little sections of this thing today!  UGH!  I guess my next post will be about my expanding waistline and his first attempt at a kugelhopf, lol. This little blog is gonna turn into a foodie one soon, hee hee. 
Before the foodies fully take over, there is still scrapbooking left in me yet!  Here is a layout I created for the Fancy Pants blog.  We were to showcase a free download from the Fancy Pants website and use it on  a project. I combined papers from both the Good Life and the Country Boutique collections for this layout. I had just gotten a box from Fancy Pants and was delighted to receive a set of artisan banners which I used immediately in this layout.   
I chose the "It's the Little Things" rubon and converted it into an SVG cut with a simple click using the MTC software.  Then I used it as a corner accent for the frame around the photo. 
This project turned out so satisfactorily for me. Since my mother disapproves such bulky layouts in her albums, a suitable solution is to frame it and have it mounted on the wall of their Shanghai home!  I will demand a photo for proof! LOL.

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.  I'd better hit the gym! Y M C A !

15 comments:

Karen B. said...

You AND your dad are so talented. That looks yummy! And your page, I marvel at the layers and how the final piece does not at all look cluttered.

Patricia said...

so beautiful page and the photo is very nice.

~amy~ said...

Wow...your Dad is awesome! Looks delish!

Lovely layout...I adore all your details!

Kim said...

Oh I love the design of thi sone Jing Jing, the tilt looks awesome!

Deana said...

YMCA... it's fun to stay at the YMCA!!!

Your parents are too cute! And so is that page! And your dad is quite the impressive baker for just being a beginner!

Nathalie said...

Your dad sounds like a hoot and is very talented in the kitchen!!! That bread looks amazing!!!! You have to put that beautiful collage onto a page!
Your page is lovely as well, pretty combo of colors and wonderful work with your die-cutting machine!!!

alexandra s.m. said...

J'adore ta page et ton Papa est trop mignon ;-)
C'est géniale cette passion qu'il a pour la cuisine et c'est super de la partager avec nous! Dis-lui qu'il a toutes les félicitations d'une Française ;-))

Beth Hallgren said...

The bread looks YUMMY! Send your Dad over to teach my hubby, he doesn't have the baking thing down yet :)

This layout is a visual treat! The banner behind the photo is genius and I love all the textures and colors!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! That pesto bread looks amazing, and I absolutely adore the photo collage you made from the photos. Wow!
And that layout is absolutely stunning, too! Think this is one of my all-time top faves of yours!

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is just adorable! Love how you are putting your die cutters to use. I am laughing though at your mom thinking this is bulky .. lol

Loving the posting about your dad. My dad also took up baking after he retired and I swear he made the best pie crust of anyone I know! Happy baking!

Charlene said...

O.K. seriously? now you need to post the recipe!! Yummy!!! I love your page and the ribbon is such a great touch around the picture!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! that pesto wreath bread looks soooooo yummy!! i am moving next door! =) and a fun layout, Jing-Jing! love the layering of elements and the banners are so fun!

Virginia L. said...

Oh my!! Your Dad's photo and his new love of baking make me smile! It's like watching my little guy David /learning loving to bake! I know how that feels! The German loaf looks AMAZING!! I love your LO...and I think you should continue to blog about Scrapbooking just in case the new baker takes a leave to China!

Dortesjs said...

awww your so talented

Keri said...

I just LOVE this one, the design really wows, and I love all the products here! Gorgeous one, Jing-Jing. :)