Thursday, November 10, 2016

Give Thanks and a Recipe

Today I made a Thanksgiving card design using leaves stamped with Fall colors and the sentiments from the Joy Clair stamp set called Hello Autumn. I think those leaves are so pretty as are the sentiments.

I used the Kalaidacolor Autumn Leaves rainbow ink pad to stamp my leaves on white card stock. I then layered that stamped panel onto Gina K. Designs Honey Mustard card stock. I also had some ribbon that matched the Honey Mustard so I used that on the card as well. This was layered onto a white card base. My sentiment was stamped in Gina K. Designs black ink and then die cut with a doily die and layered onto a circle of Honey Mustard card stock. I used enamel dots of the colors in the leaves to add more decoration to the sentiment design.

I stamped some of the leaves and acorns inside the card as well and added one of the verses on the set with black ink.

Cheery Lynn Dies used are:
ST 014 Rectangle
XM-4 Circle-Classic
Nesting Doll Circles CASO-15

This card design will be entered in the following challenges:
Mod Squad Blog Challenge-Thankful
Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge-Autumn Colors
Crop Stop Linky Party #53-Anything Goes
Double D's Blog Challenge-Harvest Blessings/Give Thanks
Scrapy Land Challenge #53-Anything Goes

Besides making this card I also baked a bit too. Today's baked goods are a moist brownie delight and they are called Dump Bars. Yup! You take a bowl and dump everything in except for the chocolate chips, mix by hand and then put them into a greased pan and bake. Pretty easy!

Dump Bars

2 cups sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup oil
4 eggs
1 cup chocolate chips

Dump and mix all ingredients except for the chips. Spread in a 9 x 13 pan or two smaller ones and sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Those bars smell so good but I have resisted and not cut into them. I do love anything chocolate though so this is taking lots of will power on my part.

Well, another day nearly to an end and everything seems to still be a wonderful world. We had a gorgeous Fall day and we shall enjoy them as long as we can. I hope you had a great day as well and thanks again for all of your visits.

God bless,


Donna Ellis said...

Yummmmmmmmm! Thanks for sharing! Verna, your autumn card is beautifully stamped inside and out! Hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

A beautiful card Verna, it just shouts Autumn. I can smell the baking from here too!

Ina G said...

Another beautiful card Verna. those leaves are glorious! So lovely inside and out.
I don't think I could resist cutting into that yummy looking chocolate bar. Will have to try it out. My hubby certainly couldn't leave it alone.

Rushd Lady said...

Everything looks yummy! :)

Ros Crawford said...

What a beautiful card inside and out! Thanks so much for playing along at Double D Challenges!!

Barbara said...

Beautiful job on your card both outside and inside. I really liked the variation of the ink that you used. It is so fall.

Diane said...

Beautiful fall card, those leaves look so real! Inside is just as pretty! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Unknown said...

I'm gaining weight every time I stop by lol Oooh those leaves are gorgeous--I am going to have to check out those stamp pads, they are perfectly wonderful for these pretty stamps! Inside is as pretty as the front. WOW! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog and The Mod Squad Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Darlene said...

Love those beautiful fall leaves Verna! And OMG those dump bars look so yyuummyy!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Give Thanks’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Judy Woodland said...

Oh, how fun to have another recipe! Thanks for sharing with us. I love your card, especially how you have stamped the leaves. Just beautiful, great use of that Honey Mustard card stock. Well done!!!

Joyce Erb said...

Beautiful fall card. Love the leaves and colors

laurie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog....I'm now following you also! sounds like we have alot in common.....I love to bake too. ( I plan to try your dump bars...they look delish! and your Thanksgiving card is so that bow!!

Christine said...

The multi-hued foliage is lovely!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I just love the multicolored stamping! Really beautiful card!

(I am hungry now that I saw the brownies!!!!)

Karen Letchworth said...

hi, Verna!
What a fabulous card. I love the rich Autumn colors and the sweet bow. Thanks so much for sharing in our challenge. I hope you will join us again soon.

Anne Temple said...

Gorgeous card! The inside is as pretty as the outside. Those brownies look delicious too.

Maggi said...

WOW, what a pretty fall card and now I want some of your chocolate bars!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Leslie Miller said...

Well, first of all, this is an absolutely beautiful card! I love how you focused on the gold with the Honey Mustard and ribbon. Now, I've got to try your recipe. Sounds yummy and so easy! Thanks for sharing with us at Double D!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Sounds like my kind of recipe! They do look delicious! Your card is gorgeous - I love all of those stamped leaves in fall colours, and the inside is beautiful as well! I need to add those leaf stamps to my wish list - the detailing is so beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful stamped leaves

Lisa said...

Beautiful stamping! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs!

Bonnie Garby said...

What a beautiful autumn themed card Verna! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

Cheryl Walker said...

Very Pretty!!! Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week! Hugs

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous card....thanks for the recipe too mf.

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