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Despite the nasty weather here in Kansas City, I ventured out for a workshop Saturday afternoon. Below are the two cards that we made.

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This first card features SU’s Background stamps, Scalloped Border Punch, and the Butterfly Die Cut for the Big Shot.

The next card is one I have used for a workshop before and it’s a hug hit so I did it again! I LOVE using layers, so this my opportunity to do that! This card also features several punches, ribbon and using dimensionals!

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Until Next Time…..Happy Stamping!!!

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I have a couple of things I’d like to post tonight.  At Christmas, I gave a gift to a friend and realized that I hadn’t taken a picture of it before I gave it away!  The picture I’m going to post now isn’t the complete ensemble though. I covered this box and filled it with Bath and Body Works products.  Body wash, lotion, body spray and bubble bath.  I had tied the different colors of ribbon on each product.  For that part you’ll just have to use your imagination!  I have placed the empty Frap bottles back in the box for effect!

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I used the SU! DP called Ski Slope, added the striped ribbon and the chocolate chip wide ribbon around the bottom.  The Oval on the front was punched out with my Nestabilities.

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Thanks for stopping by!

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I have also put this on my sidebar with the SU catalogs list so you can find it easily!

Have a wonderful week ahead!

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Here is a very powerful video that we saw at our annual mission’s conference this year. WOW! It will leave you speechless! I’d love to know what you thought of it so please leave a comment here.

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I found some time today to make a card.  I had to make it in stages around my comings and goings but alas I was able to finish it!  This card is for this week’s sketch over at SCS!  Here is the sketch….

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One of my new favorite stamp sets from the current SU! catalog is this one called Simple Friendship.   Butterflies are quite the thing right now and I think this one is very elegant!  I paired it with some GREAT new 12×12 DP from Stampin’ Up! called Parisian Breeze.  This paper is textured and gorgeous!  Here is my card for this sketch!

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Stamps:  Simple Friendship

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Baja Breeze, Parisian Breeze DP, White

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky

Accessories:  Ribbon, dimensionals, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch

Until Next Time…..Happy Stamping!

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This morning as I caught up on reading some of the blogs I subscribe to, I ran across this video by Patty Bennett of Patty’s Stampin’ Spot. I thought this was a great tip for using the 12×12 paper and the XL dies from Stampin’ Up! She got the idea from Lisa Freeman of Stamping With Lisa and then made it into a video!

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A while back my neighbors and I were trying to find the best Lemon Pound Cake recipe!  We each made one and her son voted on them!  Today I saw that my blogging friend Sharon had a recipe posted on her blog!  I’m going to post it here as well, because I will need it for future reference!!!  I am definitely going to try this!!!  You can find her lovely blog at Paper Fections!

Golden Lemon Pound Cake from Sharon Harnist

2 C. sugar

1 C. butter, softened

4 eggs

3 C. All Purpose flour

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

3/4 C. buttermilk

1 Tbl freshly grated lemon peel

1 Tbl lemon juice

Heat oven to 325°F. Combine sugar and butter in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Continue beating, adding eggs one at a time, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; gradually add flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt alternately with buttermilk until well mixed. Stir in lemon peel and 1 tablespoon lemon juice.

Spread batter into greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Recipe Tip:

Cake can be baked in loaves. Divide batter between 2 greased and floured 9×5-inch loaf pans. Bake for 55 to 65 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pan. Cool completely.

Glaze Ingredients:

1-1/4 C. powdered sugar

2 tsp lemon juice

1 to 2 Tbl milk

Stir together powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons lemon juice and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in small bowl. Drizzle over cooled cake.

I can’t wait to try this!!!!!  Thanks Sharon for sharing this recipe!!!!

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