Saturday, April 11, 2020

Sending wishes for a wonderful day!

April is National Gardening Month! In celebration of National Gardening Month, our theme is, Beautiful Gardens. Observing social distancing for yourself and the plants that you are lovingly putting in the ground, go outside in your garden and get some dirt on those gardening gloves. Plant smiles!
 
You can also celebrate National Gardening Month by heading over to the Outlawz Challenges site , visit the Saturday Paper A La Mode group and join in the challenge. Share those beautiful cards that show off your wonderful stamps and/or digital images about gardens and/or things in gardens.

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You can also celebrate National Gardening Month by heading over to the Outlawz Challenges site , visit the Saturday Paper A La Mode group and join in the challenge. Share those beautiful cards that show off your wonderful stamps and/or digital images about gardens and/or things in gardens.

Our sponsor this month is We Are 3 Digital Shop You need to visit this shop and pick up some of the beautiful digital papers and digital images. 

This is the DT card that I created using our wonderful We Are 3 Digital products:
We Are 3 Digital Shop - Garden Rose Basket
We Are 3 Digital Paper - Romantic Garden


Looking forward to seeing your creations. 

Hugs

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Sentiment must be a Song

Hello.

Wishing you all time to refresh with your crafts, hobbies, loved ones. Today, I am sharing a card that I created for a challenge. The requirements were to
1) use an image by Robert Jackson FINE ART BY ROBERT JACKSON
2) The greeting or sentiment must be a song

I am also using using digital paper from  WE ARE 3 DIGITAL SHOP as my background paper.   I had fun with this challenge. This is my entry.


Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs,

Shirley


Saturday, March 7, 2020

Happy 9th Birthday to the Outlawz!

Happy Birthday to the Outlawz Challenges site!  9 years and still going strong!! In celebration, we are rounding up all the Outlawz members for a special celebration that begins with this Birthday Blog Hop!

Here is the card that I created for the hop using an image from one of our sponsors, Scribbles Designs, called Carrie Birthday Diva. 



To join in the hop, please visit each blog that is listed below and leave a comment then visit the sponsors Facebook page, Scribbles Designs and leave a comment  there about the artists image and tag The Outlawz Challenges . Everyone who comments on the Blog and Facebook will be enterd into a draw for the page prize from the sponsor!

These are the blogs of our fabulous designers for this Hop  

Deb                                               Sunday Songs and Rhymes
Shirley                                          Monday Greetings
Lori                                               Tuesday Color
Sandra                                           Wednesday Sketch
Berni                                             Thursday Twist
Dawn                                            Festive Fridays
Camille                                         Saturday Paper Ala Mode

Thanks for stopping by.

Good luck and Happy Hopping!

Hugs,
Shirley



Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Hello Friends!
Wishing you a wonderful day filled with time to do things that you want to do. Here is a card that I created for Monday Greetings Challenge on the Outlawz Challenges website. This month's sponsor is Hetty Clare Art. https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/HettyClare Love this image and I had fun coloring her. The theme for this challenge is Green Reigns.




Sharing also a card that I created for Saturday Paper A La Mode on the Outlawz Challenges site. Our sponsor is We Are 3 Digital Shop, https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeAre3


Hey, The Outlawz Challenges site is 9 years old! We will be celebrating with a blog hop on Sunday, March 8th. Come back and join in the fun!

I hope you also get a chance to join us at the Outlawz Challenges site, http://outlawzchallenges.ning.com/  The Monday Greetings Challenge runs through March 15th. The Saturday Paper A La Mode challenge runs through March 13th.

Hugs,
Shirley

Monday, February 3, 2020

Meyer Lemons are here!

I love to bake when I get time. Unfortunately, the only thing that I have been baking are cookies. I  bake cookies because other people request them. However, I love cake and my favorite one is pound cake. I love it simple and warm!!  I haven't baked one in years because...just don't know why. While shopping last week what did I come upon...Organic Meyer lemons! I love these lemons. They are only available in my area from late December through March.

I grabbed the bag and when I came home, I pushed the regular lemons to the side and put my precious Meyer lemons in the cooler bin. Now what to do with these babies?!!
Okay, I ran across a lemon pound cake last month. Let's give it a try. Wow! It was delicious. The recipe has a glaze but I did not use it! So good without it. I sliced them and wrapped them to be vacuum sealed and frozen for later. (also, I didn't want to be tempted to eat too much!) Here is a picture of the cake ready to be packed in vacuum sealed bags.



I used Martha Stewart's recipe for Glazed Lemon Pound Cake but did not glaze it. I love my pound cakes without an icing. I also reduced the salt by 1/4 teaspoon (trying to reduce my salt intake whenever I can. Next time will try reducing the salt by 1/2 teaspoon.)  I know that this maybe a great recipe but I think that using Meyer lemons, Kerry Gold unsalted butter and Vital Farms Alfresco Pasture-Raised eggs sends this recipe over the top. It reminded me of eating in my great grandmother’s kitchen! 

Enjoy!

Hugs,

Shirley

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Happy February!

Hello friends!
I hope you are having a wonderful day. If you are looking for a great card challenge, visit the Outlawz Challenges site and check out the Paper A La Mode challenge.
The theme  is :- "Valentines"
Our sponsor is We are 3 Digital Shop. https://www.etsy.com/shop/WeAre3
This is the card that I created for the challenge.

Come join the fun at the Outlawz Challenges, Paper A La Mode Challenge. While you are there, check out the other six groups who also have wonderful challenges going on. 



Monday, July 8, 2019

It's Monday and a new challenge at the Outlawz Challenges

Hello Friends!

I hope your weekend was a great one. There is a new challenge beginning in the Monday Greetings Challenge group.   The theme is Christmas in July.  Our sponsor for this month is Dr. Digi's House of Stamps. The challenge runs for two weeks so there is plenty of time to get those beautiful creations completed and entered in the challenge. This month's prize is two images from Dr. Digi's!

This is the DT card that I created for the challenge using image and sentiment from Dr. Digi's.



 I hope you get a chance to join in the fun. Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs!