My oldest daughter and I went out one day this past week for a girls day out of shopping and lunch. We stopped at a little produce place and got some cherries on the way home. I’ve been enjoying them.
There is a cherry Women’s Ministry Theme on the main website, Out of the Pits. This makes another one of those nice summer themes for your ladies ministry meetings.
Here’s a few ideas from around the web.
Homemade Pie Favors from Style Me Pretty.
Cherry Party Theme Ideas from Amy Atlas
Cherry-Bomb Favors from Martha Stewart
Cherry Fluff Icebox Dessert from My Culinary Companion
Print cherry labels from World Label
Cherry Clip Art from The Graphics Fairy
You can find the Enduring the Pits (cherry) devotional on the website here.
Hello Creative Friends,
Can’t believe another week has flown by and we are starting another one. This whole year seems to be going so fast. Life itself seems to be going at such a speed I can’t keep up. My daughter Tara graduates this week from 8th grade so it will be a busy week for us.
Today I’m sharing my last card for the Verve Sketch Challenge for May. This was a CAS (Clean and Simple) sketch. For my image I chose one of the Verve Plain Jane stamps called Amazing Grace. I’m not much for larger stamp sets as I usually only end up using one or two of them when I have a large set anyway so the individual Plain Janes are perfect for me.
For this card I used some Spring Feast paper from 1st Edition (found that awhile back at Hobby Lobby). The cardstock is Stampin’ Up! in Pool Party and that’s the same color of ink I used for the stamped image. I put a little faux stitching along the edges for detail. If you click on the image you can see the stamped image a little clearer.
Hope you have a wonderful week,
I’m at Week #4 for the Verve Sketch Challenge for May. Yeah! I finally finished another card. I really do love this sketch. I used my new Verve Small Celebrations stamp set for this card. I’m enjoying this set because it has several sentiments which I can change out for the circle frame. I used some of the Tim Holtz distress ink on my stamped images.
I dug out some paper from one of my old K&Company Paper pads and used some Rose Red cardstock and ribbon which I found on the Stampin’ Up! Clearance rack. I always loved that color of theirs. Thought it was a perfect match for my paper. By the way, I got my new Stampin’ UP! catalog in the mail this past week and I just love some of their new items for paper piercing. Can’t wait until June when you can actually order out of it. I haven’t been a SU demo for a few years but I still like their cardstock and like getting a few other things from there. Their catalogs have lots of project ideas so that’s why I like pouring over it. It’s what I’ve been taking with me this week while I wait to pick my daughter up at school. If you need your own catalog, go see Patty.
Well, I have a lot to do today so I”m off to get some things done. Hope you all have a beautiful and creative day.
Hello Creative Friends,
I’ve seen this 3-2-1 Cake floating all around the web. I guess everyone knew about it but me:) Anyways, I thought it was a fun idea and had to try it out. The recipe makes individual cakes using any flavor of cake mix. I made a batch of Spice Mix and Pineapple Mix.
Here’s the recipe.
1 Box of Angel Food Cake Mix
1 Box of Any Flavor Cake Mix
Wisk the two mixes throughly together and place in an airtight container.
Directions for Individual Cakes:
Place in 3 Tablespoons of the Mix in a microwave safe container.
Stir in 2 Tablespoons of Water.
Microwave 1 Minute.
Use a mug or a ramekin works well.
Mix the water gently but thoroughly with the mix or you will end up with powdered dry spots.
Let stand for about 10 minutes before serving.
If you have a low watt microwave where everything takes a little longer, add 10 to 15 seconds. ( I had to add 15 to mine. You know your microwave best.)
Garnish with whipped cream and (or) fruit.
I recycled some Smuckers jelly jars so I could give some of the mix away.
I made labels for my jars and added a cloth circle to the lid with ribbon.
For my Spice Mix I used an orange label and a yellow one on my Pineapple Mix.
I have some labels to share with you. I had thought about doing a strawberry mix so there is a pink label too. Just click on the label you want to save or print. If you print them on cardstock, you can punch the corner and turn them into hang tags to put on with string or ribbon. They are in pdf format.
These did taste pretty good and I think it’s great to make just one piece of cake instead of having a whole cake in the kitchen to tempt me. I wanted to try it with Sugar Free Cake Mixes but I couldn’t find any at the store. Sometimes they carry the regular ones but not all the time and only in a couple flavors. I haven’t seen the Angel Food one in sugar free anywhere yet.
Enjoy and have a creative day,