Wednesday, October 3, 2007


I love this girl....she is the PMSabella. My friend Penny let me borrow a few of her Bellas to make some cards...and I knew I had to use this one...cuz it's just a great friend card! I found the darling paper at Archivers yesterday and I love it! It is glittery & embossed & colorful all rolled into one...what's not to love? I decided to distress and add sparkle...cuz if that doesn't speak PMS language than what does?...a little frayed and worn around the edges but wanting to feel sparkly and girlie...all the while sippin' your diet coke & eatin' chocolate!! You know what I am talkin' about girls!! ;) Anyway...I colored in my image with my blender pens, and I added some crystal effects to a few things in the image. I put crystal stickles on the silver brads and added a cute black polka dot ribbon to finish it off. Oh, I also embossed the white textured cardstock with glittery embossing powder to make it if it wasn't already!!
Ok...check below for the PUMPKIN BREAD recipe I promised...I will be slipping a copy of that in with the blog candy too. Also don't forget to scroll down a little and enter your name for blog have until Friday at noon!!
what's in it?...
paper...white textured cardstock, certainly celery, blue bayou, Cloud 9 design "Sparkle Razzberry", certainly celery, rose red, barely banana, choco. chip, close to cocoa, blue bayou, pretty in pink
accessories...silver brads, black polka dot ribbon, crystal effects, crystal stickles, glittery ep
other...dimensionals, distresser, blender pens, heat tool
Pumpkin Bread
1/3 c. shortening
1 1/3 c. sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
1 c. pumpkin
1 ¾ c. flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
¼ tsp. ground cloves
1/3 c. hot water
1/3 c. chopped dates
1/3 raisins & nuts (optional)
½-1 c. chocolate chips
In a small bowl, pour hot water over dates & raisins, set aside. Cream shortening & sugar together (I use my Kitchen Aid). Add beaten eggs & pumpkin, mix well. Sift together all the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add sifted, dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in water & date/raisin mixture. Stir in nuts and chocolate chips and mix well to combine everything. Pour into a greased and lightly floured loaf pan. Bake @ 350 for 1 hour.


rebecca said...

OMG!! I can smell it all the way here to Oregon. Sounds yummy!

Susan Christian said...

Love the card and the recipe!


Luralyn said...

You are indeed a kindred spirit: you are a stamper AND you use chocolate chips in your pumpkin bread. I put chocolate chips in almost all my baked goods. My motto: if it's a good recipe, it will be better with chocolate chips in it!! Thanks for sharing!