Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Christmas Dog Tag and Recipe

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
CAFNN-Funny Dog

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.

Pumpkin Bread

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.

God bless,


Donna Ellis said...

Wow! A sweet tag AND a sweet bread! Your tag is darling, Verna! Someone with a sweet tooth will love your pumpkin bread, too! Hugs, de

KT Fit Kitty said...

Your dog tag is so cute! You have some gorgeous dies in your collection! Nice recipe too! Thanks for sharing!

Ina G said...

Oh Verna this is just the cutest tag. That dog is cheeky. Love all the Christmasy bits and bobs you added here.

Lisa Babitz said...

Cute tag! I love the glitter on your holly leaves and the bling you added to the gifts. Hope the weather is good for the weekend and that you are able to get your baked goods to church for the bake sale.

Arianna Barbara said...

Beautiful tag!!! And thanks for sharing your recipe! It sounds delicious!!!

Diane said...

Super cute tag...the dog is adorable!! I saw that your were to get maybe a foot of snow your way, we have lake effect snow predicted but non accumulating, thank goodness...stay warm! Thank you for joining our Tag challenge at Dies R Us!
Diane DRU DT

Unknown said...

hahaha that IS a dog tag! Suuuuuuper Cuuuuuute! Love his face!

Barbara said...

Thi tag just tickles me pink! It is sooooo cute. I just took all of the scraps that I had in my craft room and cut tags from them. Then while watching TV at night with hubby, I glue decorations on them. I hope you get your baked goods to church and the storm is not too bad. I bet that you use the buttermilk and not the water in your recipe. Right?

Judy Woodland said...

I just LOVE that you are sharing recipes. I have saved every single one!! When I read your title here I thought you were going to share a recipe for doggy treats to go along with your adorable tag. That image just made me smile....so stinkin' cute!!! Thanks for sharing!

Joyce Erb said...

Sweet tag and super sweet bread!

Darlene said...

OMG Verna how cute is this tag!!!! Great thinking! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘TAGS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

Kathy Krug said...

So darn cute Verna. I love the dog and the little bit of gingham on the top and bottom. Thanks for sharing it with us atDies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations.

Darnell said...

You're right, Verna, that cute doggie is just perfect for a sweet tag! I like how the lines of his ears mimic the lines of the Christmas holly! Thank you for including the Pumpkin Bread recipe, too!! Hugs, Darnell

laurie said...

Hi Verna! Your funny dog tag is so sweet! I love that bling on the presents,too. great idea! Looks like another good recipe...I still have to try that dump cake you posted. I hope your sale goes well. I'm in norhern MN and we are supposed to get several inches.It's raining right now:)

laurie said...

Oops... I forgot to say thanks for joining us at Dies R Us!

Tee said...

Sweet tag! love the little doggie!And the recipe looks good!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Such a very cute little tag! That little doggie is so cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our "Tag" Challenge at Dies R Us! We look forward to seeing you in the next challenge! Have a great weekend!
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