Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas cards and meatball mania.

 Good Morning, I made these cards using die cuts from my friend Bird, her blog is Birds Cards, and she is one of the most talented artists I know.  She so graciously offers free die cuts in all formats on her blog, thank you Bird, these are beautiful and cut so nicely!  Even if you don't do die cuts you will enjoy looking at her beautiful cards.
I hope you are further ahead than I am on your Holiday preparations.  I just finished making and mailing my Christmas cards on Monday, (the busiest day at the post office of the year).  I still need to buy presents, and my cooking and baking are still underway.  I spent the better part of yesterday making 1500 tiny meatballs, do you want to see tiny?  I need to make another 1500 today for our traditional Christmas lasagna.  I took these photos yesterday to share with my friend Valerie.  This was 1/2 way through showing 750 meatballs so you can see how small they have to be.
100 on a large pizza pan before they went into the oven.
750 cooked and cooling in the bowl, I will need at least 4 times this amount! Off to the kitchen for me, another 1500 meatballs are begging to be rolled and baked.   Thanks for looking.   ~Diane

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  1. Diane your card is very elegant and as always I love the matching envelope. Who those meatballs are minute.
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  2. Ohh meatball lasagne - sounds wonderful! They look like the tiny ones that I add to Wedding Soup!

    Merry Christmas!

  3. Very pretty, love the glitter strips.

  4. You are such a rock star! Those tiny meatballs are so cute!

    Have a Merry, Merry Christmas my wonderful friend!

  5. Since I am Italian (1/2) and also will go the traditional way, how about we just pop over to your house??? Hey, it looks as if you have plenty of meatballs! I also have to get cracking on the meal and gift part of Christmas. Gift for the hubby, others are done!!! My last of the cards are heading out today! Oh, gorgeous card BTW! Have a great day!

  6. Lasagna?...mmmm yummy Diane,
    any for me?
    those meatballs gosh so many... surely delicious.
    pizza as well?
    by the way.. the Christmas card so fabulous.

    Happy Christmas to all of you

  7. Stunning card, with those bands of glitter I am sure it will catch the light so beautifully.
    Could you make mine a vegetarian lasagne? We are definitely coming to your home lol.

  8. Hi Diane, The card you designed is just beautiful. I love the modern yet elegant style of it. Always amazing. I will go say hello to Bird next.
    Your meatballs look so yummy good. I bet you are really busy now making so many but how wonderful your gathering will be with your efforts.
    Wishing you always the best and a very Merry Christmas.
    Thank you for a special year of friendship.
    Hugs, CM

  9. Holy that's a lot of meatballs! Beautiful card, too :)

  10. Beautiful card, love the clear lines and the colours, and you already know that I am in love with your meat balls! Hugs, Valerie

  11. Hi Diane, The card is very pretty. I have never heard of making meatballs that tiny. I'd need to take lots of breaks making all those for sure. Joyous Wishes, Linda

  12. Those cards are awesome! I love the ornaments and the glitter!!
    We also do a Christmas lasagna!! How wonderful to hear you do too!! I make small meatballs for mine, but not that small! they look delicious!

  13. Love your cards Diane, gorgeous designs. I am at the same stage as you, presents to wrap, baking to be done, tidying needed doing and I would love to get some crafting
    Hugs Brenda xox

  14. Hello there, I found your blog by way of Google even as looking for a similar topic, your website came up, it seems great. I’ve added to favourites|added to bookmarks.

  15. Morning sweetie this is just gorgeous I so love the colours that you have chosen perfect, huggles pops x x x

  16. Diane, love those colors and the glitz and as for your meat ball lasagna, oh my yummy, hugs

  17. oh gosh sorry i am sidetracked by those meatballs..HOW MANY?? :O lol!!! Well fab work and I do love your card...beautiful bling and layout :) Wishing you a very merry christmas xx

  18. Such a pretty card Diane! Love all the beautiful ornaments! Merry Christmas!

  19. Diane~ Love your cards! I love all those tiny little meatballs....OMG...what a lot of work girlie!! I hope you share a picture of your lasagna!! I bet it is tasty!! Hope you and your family have a Joyous Holiday Season!!


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