New dies arrived in my mail box this week so I enjoyed playing a bit today. I worked on a tag design. I don't do a lot of tags but this one seemed to me to be a perfect way to use this new doggie die from Cheery Lynn Designs.
I decided this tag would work for the Holiday TAGplorations Blog Hop and Linky Party so I will enter it into this fun event.
I am also entering into these challenges too:
Dies R Us Challenge #61-Tags
Crop Stop Linky Party #22-Anything Goes
Cutplorations die used: Luggage Tags
Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
B849 Whimsical Christmas 5 piece die set-gifts
B846 Christmas Bell 7 piece set-holly and berries
Pattern paper is from Gina K. Designs as is the white card stock. The gems were added from my own stash. I also used a Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen on the holly leaves and for the berries I die cut them from red glitter paper which is from Stampin' Up!
I am also going to add the last recipe for this Thanksgiving season of baking. The bake sale is this weekend for the church fund raiser but a winter storm is also scheduled as well, so time will tell if I am able to get my goodies to the sale. I won't drive or walk on ice unless it is an emergency. If I don't make it I will just instead donate some money.
3 cups sugar 1 scant cup salad oil
4 eggs 1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. nutmeg
2/3 cup water (or buttermilk) 2 cups pumpkin
3 1/3 cups flour 2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Combine sugar and oil in bowl, add eggs and beat until completely mixed. Combine dry ingredients; add alternately with the water or buttermilk. Mix well. Add the pumpkin and mix well again and then add the nuts. Pour into greased bread pans and bake at 350 degrees for 75 minutes. If smaller pans are used, it doesn't take as long so check them after 45-50 minutes as you do for a cake. I use a toothpick to poke into them and if the pick comes out clean I call them done. Only fill the pans 1/2 full as they raise a lot. This makes about 2 large or three small loaves. I actually made mine into the mini loaf pans and got five of them. And there was still some left over so I made about 6 muffins too.
Well, I guess we all knew winter would start acting like itself sooner or later. We sure did enjoy a great run of weather this Fall and it was good to be able to drive and walk without slippery conditions and visibility issues. So we indeed have much to be thankful for in that respect.
I hope you are having a great week so far too. Thanks for visiting and for all the lovely comments.