For the Love of Art is a brand new message board, kit and stamp site. There is a very cool set of stamps traveling around to scrappers all over the world and this is my week to play with these cute little stamps.
As soon as I saw this cute little stamp set I need to make a card for my hubby to cheer him on.
I love the web, it bring so many unique and talented individuals so much closer together. Today I enjoyed an overcast moring outdoors picking some wild raspberries. There aren't alot ready yet, but enough to make my girls a nice dessert for our Friday scrappy get together. I happened to be searching for an idea of how to use them and came across one of my favorite sites to visit, Pioneer Woman and had to chuckle. Looking at her raspberry cobler recipe next to her fence post auger story I had to chuckle. With so many fence rows I can't believe she didn't go and pick her raspberries. There on the counter were store bought containers. I jumped on my horse (ok, Polaris 800 4 WD 4 wheeler) and headed out along the fence rows (ok, Christmas Tree fields) and came up with a nice little basket of berries to make something fabulous with.
I started with a white cake mix and added a few incredients to make some light an fluffy cupcakes. The smell yummy!
1 Pillsbury Moist Supreme White Cake Mix (you can use any brand)
3 egg whites
2 T butter
2 t. vanilla extract (or lemon extract) next time I will add both.
1 1/3 cup water
I mix with a stand mixer on high until it's light and fluffy. Then spoon into lined cupcake pans and bake for 16 minutes at 350*.
For filling I used a small container of heavy whipping cream and add 1/3 cup of confectioners sugar. Whip until it forms peaks. Don't forget to taste it while mixing to make sure it's sweet to your liking.
Set about a half cup of berries aside for garnish.
Sprinkle a 1 1/2 cup berries with 1/2 cup of sugar. Then slightly mash with fork. Gently fold into the whipped cream.
Place cupcake in serving dish. You can cut them up or leave whole or half it. Just make it look pretty, then top with a dollop of the whipped cream and garnish with a few berries. Enjoy!
I'll add the finished photos tomorrow when I finish putting them together.
I made this mini while scrapping yesterday with Ellen and Andrea, always love when the girls can hang out! I used a Punky Sprouts mini that was part of the For The Love of Art June Kit. If you haven't checked out the new kits and stamps at FTLOA you are missing a fun new site, and awesome clear stamps. The gallery is full of great inspiration and there are tons of challenges and contests on the forums! See you there!
Happy Father's Day to my Dad and wonderful husband! Love you!
Sometimes I just like to play with items already in my stash. For this project I wanted to try to make my own color wash type product. Now I have a whole load of items in my scrap room kitchen that I pulled out to give a try. First let's see how blending solution and odorless mineral spirits work .
Add equal parts of ink (in this case I use a copic refill, buy you could use any alcohol reinker you have on hand) and blending solution to a mini mister (or any small spray bottle). In the second mini mister I mixed equal parts of ink and OMS. This is the result:
Pretty nice, but I like a little sparkle so I add some PK Glitz glitter to the bottles and this is what it looks like. Kind of hard to see here, but it's yummy!
Next I wanted to make a water based product so I pulled out the food coloring and mixed it with water, then used it to tea dye a scrap piece of trim.
I sprayed it randomly, then rinsed it under water and dried. Then I made it into an embellishment to use on a card.
I spent just a little time in the studio yesterday after going to see Robin Hood with the hubby and created this lo for the CTS DT call. I love how the kids personalities were shining through in these photos.