Thursday, August 6, 2009


Good morning friends! Hope you are all doing well! Yesterday I had a day to catch up, get laundry done, get some projects finished up, and make caramel popcorn! My family was really happy that the popcorn was finished! I had a slight melt-down while in the middle of the popcorn...please bear with me...

When we moved home from Germany, I wasn't able to bring ANY food stuffs home, other than what would fit in our suitcases. So, I left ALL of my spice collection there for my friends to enjoy. In starting a kitchen from ground zero, you think you've gotten everything you need...then you have a day like I had today. I went to make some cookies to accompany the meal I was taking to a friend's family for dinner tonight, not enough flour. So, brownies could be quick, no cocoa. Ok, homemade Oreos are a quick fast one, but they were not to be, only a carrot cake mix! Then I thought of Caramel Popcorn. So, as I'm finishing the ingredients into the pot on the stove, I realize that I don't have any cream of tartar...get real! So, in my desperation,(it was too close to the time to run to the store!) I married two recipes and it turned out OK, but not the great recipe I was anticipating! And of course this happens when I'm taking something to a friend...I want it perfect, right!? So anyway, as I was talking to my mom trying to salvage my caramel, she reminded me that there are a lot of recipes and she was sure that my marriage of recipes was bound to be like someone's recipe somewhere! Thanks Mom!!

So, I'm going to fill my pantry with baking supplies the next time I go to the store. All those things that I'm used to just "having" because I have a supply of them in my pantry! So, my baking list is a good long one...I just hope I remember everything I feel I don't have!

Thanks for allowing me to share...'preciate it! How about onto my card!? This card was born from the LAD sketch # 90 that Joslyn posted Monday on the LAD blog. I love Josylyn' sketches, she is very clean and simple and I love it!!

I started out with a few stamps from the August Monthly Mix. I stamped the cupcake in Chocolate Chip ink, onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then colored it in with my Real Red and Not Quite Navy Stampin' Write markers. I also outlined the image with my Sahara Sand marker. I mounted this panel on my Very Vanilla card base.

I used my rectangle nestabilities and my Big Shot to get my rectangles cut and embossed. I love my nestabilities, they've been neglected for a while, but boy I do love them! I'm feelin' it again! My scalloped rectangle is Real Red and the patterned paper is from Cosmo Cricket.

The circle my button is on is the back side of the Cosmo Cricket paper, punched out with my 1 3/8" circle punch. My button is just a misc. one from my jar of random buttons. The ribbon in the button is Real Red ribbon from Stampin' Up! I attached my button accent to my card with

My last piece of the mix, was my Smile sentiment. I stamped it in Real Red ink and then used my 1" and 1 1/4" circle punches to give it a home.

I love this sketch. I love white space and clean lines...thanks for a great sketch Jos!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great one!


Maile Belles said...

Simply adorable! Love it! Sorry to hear you had so many problems baking! I know what you are talking about, I would want a meal for friend to be perfect too. But your popcorn sounds delicious!

Jenn D said...

I hate when I really want to make something and find out midway through it that I'm missing a key ingredient. I'm glad you were able to actually finish it though. I'm sure your friend loved it.

I love your card. It's so clean and simple, one of my favorite styles.

I think it's the humidity here in IL that affects the mini glue dots on ribbon pleats. There's just too much of that moisture hanging around in the air.

June Houck said...

Super cute card! I love Cosmo Cricket, but I have not given it any love in a long time. I love this clean card sketch and what YOU did with it :)

Caryl P said...

That cupcake looks yummy and much easier to make than all your cooking endeavors! I would have reached for my trusty box of Betty's brownie mix. Other than that I bake from scratch but the mix is too good!