Thursday, February 17, 2011

CR84FN challenge card

Over at CR84FN the colors this week are just great!! teal, green and yellow!!   Such wonderful spring colors and since it was in the 50s here today that was perfect inspiration for me to be a bit creative!!  

My card for the challenge is Sing your song!!  A great bird stamp was used which I love since it has words around it, dream, believe and joy!  LOVE IT!! 

So yellow is the gingham paper and the ribbon, for green I used a great piece of textured BAZILL cardstock for the backround and green gems on the bottom, teal is the floral printed MY MINDS EYE paper!! LOVE LOVE LOVE MME papers!!

Had to also add a bit more green which is the back largest flower, then I dry brush painted the vintage sheet music flower layers and added an old recycled button for the center.
FUN COLORS for sure!! 

And since Bronson market is tomorrow I had to make some cookies!! these are just wonderful!!  I used a basic butter spritz cookie recipe then added fresh squeezed orange juice and orange zest to the batter in place of vanilla.  OH my orangeygoodness!! these are soft and with their little bums dipped in chocolate they are yummo!!  Had to do a bit of my "farmgirl bling" yall know that !! LOL, added some melted choc drizzeled ontop. 

AND 2 batches of my sinfully decadent loaded chocolate walnut brownies!~ Complete with cream cheese  filling!~! 

These are super duper super moist with chocolate pudding in the mix and melted milk and dark chocolate too!!

 And got a batch of my grandma Rose's slovenian stuffed kolachky!!  She used to make these with all kinds of fillings, I remember her making her own mixed nut filling by chopping the nuts very finely, usually pecans, walnuts and also some almonds then cooked them in honey and sorghum until it thickened enough for the filling~~~  YUMMY yummy for your tummy I tell ya!!   So it was a nice reminscenting feeling while making these.  I filled them with some of our homemade apricot preserves. 

Instead of using the diamond shaped cutter she always always used I used a flower cutter and just folded them in 1/2. 

And the bling here is the generous dusting of powdered sugar!!  Oh love powdered sugar on top!! so pretty!! and dainty looking!! 
So that was my day!!  Now I have to print labels and package them up!!  I also took some of my baguette bread loaves I had left from last week and chopped them up then brushed each with evoo and topped with italian seasonings and baked them til they were nice and brown and cripsy!! makes excellent bread crumbs for cooking or I am gonna bag em up for croutons!  Also cut up a few of my french breads and added them chopped and baked til crisp.
It was nice to concentrate on other things and focus on something other than gloom and sadness.  My heart aches for our Bubba dog and my husband is hurting quite a bit but we take things one day at a time and am hoping to find that special little girlie girl for my Mr Boopie Woopie Boo to have a date with!!  LOL he's ready!! Maybe we need to just go and get a girl and raise pups here!! Now I know what yall are thinking........... is she crazy???? she wouldnt want to sell any of them!!  LOL I love that breed and would have so much fun with 8 or so puppies runnin around our home!!  The more the merrier we say!! 
So I really hope yall have a blessed evening!!!
Talk soon!!


Jen said...

Yum. Both the cookies and that delicious card! I love birds in papercraft so you had me at cheep. LOL The card is so pretty and I love the fresh composition. Great work all round!

Debgem said...

Scrummy wonderful stuff!! Those cookies look wonderful! And your card is fab - love the bird image!! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Pretty card! Love the soft color you used. Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Sue Lelli said...

OMGosh, I loved seeing your card and then I scrolled down and saw all those goodies! Okay, back to the card! LOVE the FAB flower and lovely bird! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Heather Jensen said...

HoThanks so much for playing at CR84FN! :)w adorable.

kim c said...

that stamp is awesome. love the card. and you're killing me with the sugary goodies...yum.