July 03, 2007

Happy Independance Day! (and salt potatoes)

To all United Stater's, I wish you a very celebrational 4th of July! And to all of you NYers (and other North Easterners), bring on the SALT POTATOES! *hee hee* That's MY favorite part of the celebrations anyway, that and sparklers! My DH (originally from WV) had never even HEARD of salt potatoes when we started dating, can you believe that? *insert shocked face*

They were a part of my everyday life during the summer months as a kid, and as a teen too. They only cost $1 at all the state and county fairs, and most of the ice cream shops sold them too. We ate them at every BBQ and outside party I'd ever been to. I insisted we have them at our wedding even! Yum. New baby potatoes, boiled whole (in their skins) in super salty water, then smothered in butter!
ETA: See here for a definition of salt potatoes. I will also post my own photo tomorrow, because mine are "special"! Also, see here for a blog post about salt potatoes and how they originated.

Anyway, this card was based on the #20 sketch challenge at CPS. I tried to go "traditional" and that really IS a challenge for me! It wasn't until I was done with this card and had already photographed it and uploaded it to blogger that I remembered that I have a ton of star brads in many different colors that I've had forever and need to be used up. Oh well, next time.

SUPPLIES: PP by Wild Asparagus, CS by DCWV, star clips from Scrapgoods July 2005 kit, ribbon from SU!.


Michelle said...

Great card! The stars are very cool!

lisa said...

er, I'm a NYer and I don't know what salt potatoes are!! lucy, please esplain!

Fran M said...

You didn't explain what salt potatoes are for those who have never heard of them!

Jessica said...

Salt potatoes sound yummy! i'm a big fan of the potato anyway.
i love the card! i never make July 4th cards, mostly because i really can't connect to the color scheme. Oh, well. You did a great job!

Denise said...

I'm from Oregon, so I had to look up salt potatoes!!! Do you make them yourself? How different are they than just boiled potatoes? Do you have your own recipe?

~Lea~ said...

What an adorable card! I love those three stars in the middle! Great job and thanks for participating at CPS this week!


Rachael said...

Love the stars they are very cool.

Sam said...

Great card, I love it!