Monday, May 1, 2017

Happy 100th Birthday.....{MCT Cook & Craft}

Good Morning!
I am sharing a post today for MCT's Cook -N- Craft series where we get to make any kind of project BUT we also share a favorite recipe.
For my project today, I had a request from a friend to make a special birthday card for her grandma who is turning 100 on Tuesday. Since they are going to have a big birthday celebration, I also thought I would share one of my FAVORITE summer time salads that is perfect for a picnic, backyard b-b-que, or in my situation, a just because snack. 
Let's take a look at my card first....
The birthday lady loves to garden and her favorite colors are yellow, pink, purple and green. I incorporated all of those colors into my springtime inspired card.
I used several MCT stamps and dies and love the way this bright and cheerful card turned out!
I started with a kraft cardstock base, added a layer of white cardstock and then die cut the pretty polka dot designer paper with the Stitched Rectangular Frame Die.
Using both the XL Label Die and the Stitched XL Label Die I made the focal part of my card. The adorable Watering Can Die is from this past new release~ and I added some pretty flowers from the Stitched Pretty Flowers & Leaves Dies. 
Moving along on my card, I die cut the "100"  from the Stitched 4X6 Journal Dies and adhered them to my card front. Using the sentiment from Prehistoric Holidays, I stamped the Happy above the 100 and the Birthday below. I also added the "th" using the Write On stamp set.
Finally I finished my card by added a few hearts from another new release~ Thank You Mom.
Now onto my recipe.....
Again it is such a yummy salsa perfect for chips and makes the best side dish to take to a party. Let me tell you it will be gone in no time and is highly addictive!!
1 (15 ounce) can black-eyed peas
1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper

1 (4 ounce) can diced jalapeno peppers
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 cup Italian-style salad dressing
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt

In a medium bowl, combine black-eyed peas, black beans, corn, onion, green bell pepper, jalapeno peppers and tomatoes. Season with Italian-style salad dressing and garlic salt; mix well. Cover, and refrigerate overnight to blend flavors.

Serve with tortilla chips

So I hope you have enjoyed my card and yummy recipe!
 Want to see more projects?
Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the DT made!
I know the inspiration is AWESOME!!!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and have a GREAT day!!


  1. WOW!!! 100 congrats to your friends grandma Jess.Your card is so bright and cheerful. Very nice design I love your chunky salsa recipe looks yummy. I hope you have a wonderful week.

  2. SUPER love your card & your recipe looks AMAZING!!! I can totally have this! Thanks for sharing my friend! :)

  3. OMG Miss Jessica....What a Gorgeous Card....Love the colors, paper and your Oh so beautiful Watering can of flowers...OH HAPPY 100th Birthday to your friends grandma....from me too.....She is so going to love your is Spectacular!
    Your Salsa looks so delicious and Yes Miss Emma I couldn't have said it better.
    Great pics too....I wanted to just grab some chips & salsa.....You so did 2 Super Outstanding Creative jobs!! YOU so ROCK!!

  4. WOW!! 100 years old! Beautiful card! Happy Birthday to your friends grandma!

  5. So many are making it to 100 years old now and I think that is so cool if they are in good health. How fun they are having a big birthday celebration for this wonderful grandma!! I love your card, it is so beautiful. I also love your recipe, can't wait to try it! Hugs, Brenda

  6. Beautiful, beautiful birthday card, that grandma is going to love her 100th card! So pretty and bright!

  7. Jessica,
    This is so PRETTY!! Love the yummy recipe!
    Have a wonderful day my friend,
    Crafting with Creative M

  8. Beautiful job on your card! I bet everyone was very happy with it.
    Wow! Your salsa looks very good and quite easy to make...I will give this a try.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  9. Fabulous card! Love the bright colors and adorable design! THanks for the yummy recipe...I will be trying it! Everyone in this household loves salsa! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  10. Love your card! I tried your recipe this weekend and my family loved it so much I'm going to make it again today! Thanks!