Tuesday, March 8, 2016

CARD SWAP SENT

These are the cards I made for Marilda for the NEWBIE CARD SWAP in the Mini Album Swaps fb group.  We were to make 3 cards...a 5" x 7", 4" x 6" and 4" x 4" card with matching envelopes for our assigned swap partner.
The above card is a 4x6.  I used "Sweetheart" a retired paper from CTMH.  The stamped image is "Light the Night" by Penny Black.  I used colored pencils to color the image. I added a little gem in her hair and to the center of the paper flower.
The Love card was made using "Silhouette" papers, also retired long ago from CTMH.  The hearts and word "love" on the card and envelope were stamped using "Heartfelt" also an old retired stamp set from CTMH. I fussy cut the stamped word "love" to add to the card.
This is a 4" x 4" card.  This cute little bear is by Sassy Cheryl's Digital stamps from 2010.  It was colored with markers.  I added gold Stickles to the center of the flowers.  
The bee on the envelope was stamped using "A Little Bee" an older retired stamp set from CTMH.  

Following are some of the extra goodies I included in the package with the 3 cards I sent to my swap partner....
A 3" x 3" card made using retired papers and stamps by CTMH, I think.
4 double-sided journaling cards by We R Memory Keepers
Gems & Stamp set by Studio G

"Brownie" Scent My Cards (discontinued item no longer being sold) from www.stampingscrapping.com 
Hampton Art Chalkboard Tags from Target

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Monday, March 7, 2016

CARD SWAP RECEIVED

I am so excited about the cards and extra goodies I received from Marilda Herrera for the Newbies Card Swap in the Mini Album Swaps fb group. The selfie card was made using the "Picture Perfect" stamp set by SugarPea Designs. Marilda did an outstanding job coloring the stamped images on all 3 of the cards!
The above card is so gorgeous!  This stamped image is "Megan" ... a Julie Nutting Doll stamp.
The "hello" card is cute, but check out the matching envelope!  It has the word hello cut out or punched out and a piece of paper matching the paper on the card glued to the inside of the envelope behind where the word "hello" was cut out.

The adorable sushi chef card was made using the "Rice Rice Baby" stamp set by SugarPea Designs. 
I haven't decided whether I will use this Dangle/fob on my scissors or add it to a mini album.
Look at all of the die cuts, tags, flowers, embossed mats, and sequins, not to mention the Glitter Glue, Gelly Roll Pen and Ribbon!!!  Marilda was so generous with all of the extra goodies.  THANK YOU Marilda!!!!

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Monday, February 15, 2016

AMISH BREAD ICING

AMISH BREAD ICING

2 cups Confectioner's Sugar, sifted
1 tsp. vanilla flavoring
milk to thin

Put sugar in bowl, add vanilla flavoring.  Add milk a Tablespoon at the time mixing until the right consistency that you desire.  I made it thick for the Amish Bread.

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AMISH BREAD RECIPE

AMISH CINNAMON BREAD CAKE   This cake is so yummy that my husband said, "Don't make any more of these cakes."  He loves it too much  and so do I! It's hard to call something bread that this sweet, moist and oh so good bread.  I have had many requests for this recipe, so I am sharing it here.
I have used this recipe adding my own many different variations over the years.  I am sharing the way I made it this time.
AMISH CINNAMON BREAD CAKE RECIPE

On day 1 you will have either received the Amish Bread Recipe Starter from a friend or you will make your own starter.

Be sure to remove excess air from the freezer bag after mashing/mixing the starter each day to avoid the bag bursting open.

Day 1 - receive or make the starter (the recipe for the starter is below)
Day 2 - stir (or mash in ziplock bag)
Day 3 - stir 
Day 4 - stir
Day 5 - Add 1 cup each self rising flour, sugar and milk. Mash bag to mix.
Day 6 - stir
Day 7 - stir
Day 8 - stir
Day 9 - stir
Day 10 - Add 1 cup self rising flour, 1 cup sugar and 1 cup milk. Divide into 4 containers (I use 4 ziplock freezer bags), with 1 cup each for three of your friends and 1 cup for your own loaves. Give friends the instructions for Day 1 through Day 10 and the following recipe for baking the bread.

After dividing the Starter as stated for Day 10, 1 cup of Amish Bread starter with the following ingredients in a large bowl:
1/2 cup milk
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
1 large box (or 2 small boxes) Vanilla Instant Pudding Mix
2 cups self rising flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
Mix with a wooden or plastic spoon by hand until well blended (do not use metal).  You can add 1 cup raisins and 1 cup nuts (optional).  I did not add raisins or nuts to the bread pictured, I only sprinkled a few nuts on top of the icing.
Grease two loaf pans with butter, sprinkle with sugar instead of flour.  (It has been my experience if you use sprays such as Pam or Baker's Joy the Amish Bread will stick to the pans.)
Bake at 325 degrees F for 45 minutes to 1 hour (individual oven temperatures vary - my oven only takes 45 minutes). Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans. Makes two loaves of Amish Bread.
I absolutely love this bread just like it comes out of the oven without adding any of the optional items or icing.  It is a wonderfully sweet, sugary, cinnamon bread without adding anything.  Although, I added icing this time which gives it an entirely different taste.
Click here for the icing recipe: AMISH BREAD ICING

AMISH BREAD STARTER

Ingredients

  • 1 (0.25 ounce) package active dry yeast
  • ¼ cup warm water (110° F/45° C)
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup milk

Directions
  1. In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in water. Let stand 10 minutes.
  2. In a glass, plastic or ceramic container, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1 cup sugar. Mix thoroughly with a whisk or fork.
  3. Slowly stir in 1 cup milk and dissolved yeast mixture.
  4. Cover loosely and let stand at room temperature until bubbly. Consider this day 1 of the 10 day cycle. For the next 10 days handle starter according to the instructions for the Amish Bread Recipe.

If you make the Amish Bread ( also known as Amish Friendship Bread ) be sure to leave me a comment and let me know how you liked it.

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Saturday, January 9, 2016

ART JOURNALING BIBLE - BEAUTIFUL WORD BIBLE

Coloring for adults has become the new rage!  Have you heard about the new coloring Bibles that have images drawn in them ready for you to color?  Just so you don't get confused, this one does NOT have the images for you to color, they are already colored for you!  WAIT....there's still space for you to be creative and add your own drawings, notes, etc.  What better way to be drawn into God’s Word than through fresh and creative expression.
Beautiful Word Bible comes in New International Version (NIV), King James Version (KJV), and New King James Version (NKJV).
It has single-column text. 
It includes 500 full-color illustrated verses with wide margins providing lots of space to add your own artwork, drawings, journaling and notes.

 Also, it comes with an Index of illustrated Scripture passages.
The publisher says this Bible is due to be released in February 2016.

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Friday, January 8, 2016

ADULT COLORING JOURNALING BIBLE - HCSB Illustrator's Notetaking Bible

Have you seen the new Coloring and Journaling Bibles? There are images already in the Bible ready to color!  . This Bible will not be available from publishers until September 2016. What do you think?

This is a Bible that combines two hot trends: Bible journaling and adult coloring. Each Bible spread contains a line-drawn illustration that can be filled in by the reader with whatever colors they choose. Includes three varieties of illustrations: (1) filigree, (2) Scripture quotes, and (3) drawings that illustrate the topic of the corresponding Bible text.
I don't have pictures of the inside pages of this Bible to share like I shared of the other coloring - journaling Bibles.  I will add some pictures as soon as I can!

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COLORING & JOURNALING BIBLES - INSPIRE BIBLE

Have you seen the new Coloring and Journaling Bibles? There are images already in the Bible ready to color! I have not seen them in stores, just online. They will not be available from publishers until March. What do you think?
Inspire is a new single-column, wide-margin New Living Translation Bible that will be a cherished resource for creative art journaling.
The Inspire Bible has over 400 beautiful line-art illustrations spread throughout the Bible.
Full-page and partial-page Scripture art is attractively displayed throughout the Bible, and the illustrations can be colored in to make each Bible unique, colorful, and customizable.


Every page of Scripture has two-inch-wide margins, with either Scripture line-art or ruled space for writing notes and reflections, or to draw and create




Inspire Bible editions will also be released in the King James Version through Christian Art Publishers!
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Journaling Bible, Adult Coloring, Bible Art, Doodling, Inspirational Art
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Thursday, January 7, 2016

MY CREATIVE BIBLE Journaling Coloring Bible

Have you seen the new Coloring and Journaling Bibles? There are images already in the Bible ready to color! I have not seen them in stores, just online. They will not be available from publishers until March. What do you think?
My Creative Bible is an exciting new concept in ways to experience the word of God in Scripture. This King James Version Journaling Bible is single-column printed, with two-inch-wide ruled margins for note-taking, scribing your reflections or creative expression.
The Silky-Soft Flexcover Edition features a lovely floral design printed on a unique silky-textured material produced as an imitation leather, with the screen-printed design seemingly woven right in. There is an attached ribbon page marker.
Printed on high-quality cream Bible paper with a standard black text size of 8.65 point. 1404 Pages.  It has a Lay-Flat Spine.
The Pink Imitation Leather Hardcover Edition features a lovely floral design skillfully debossed into the quality man-made material with the look and feel of real leather (trade name LuxLeather). Silver foil debossed titling and beautiful, printed page-edges enhance the beauty of the design. There is an attached ribbon page marker and an attached elastic band closure.

Nearly 400 hand-drawn, Scripture accompanying line-art illustrations are placed throughout the Bible.
 There is an index of the Scripture artwork - line-art.

The Tan Imitation Leather Hardcover Edition features a lovely filigree frame skillfully debossed into the quality man-made material with the look and feel of real leather (trade name LuxLeather). Gold foil debossed titling enhances the beauty of the design. There is an attached ribbon page marker and an attached elastic band closure.


Back Cover pictured above.  Inside of front cover pictured below.

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Journaling Bible, Adult Coloring, Bible Art, Doodling, Inspirational Art
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