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February 10, 2011

With Sympathy


Hello, hope you're enjoying your day!

Freezing temps today, but our home is nice & cozy and the sun is shining!  My youngest son & I had a baking day of sorts!

Here is something we made today, a batch of French Breakfast Puffs.  Quite easy and everyone enjoyed them.  We lightly dusted ours with cinnamon & sugar since not everyone likes cinnamon in our house.  But I have seen them dipped in butter and covered with cinnamon & sugar!

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1    egg
beat until smooth.

1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2    teaspoon salt
1/4    teaspoon ground nutmeg

...add to the sugar mixture alternately with 1/2 cup of milk.
Fill muffin cups two-thirds full.
Bake @ 350 degrees for 20 minutes!
makes 1 dozen.

After a very productive morning with the children, I sat down to make a quick card.   I needed a sympathy card unfortunately.

Stamps: Doodle Pantry (cattails pond set)
Ink: Copic markers
Other: dimensional foam tape, MS pearls

As my children grow older, I have so come to appreciate the time spent with them!  They are a delightful bunch and my heart is happy & content with this lovely family the Lord has given me!

I hope the sun is shining on you, wherever you are!

a few challenges...
*Creative Belli - jewelry
Crop Stop -pure & simple
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - nature
Samuel Taylor's Challenge - use Copic or Promarkers
Crafty Creations -  use 3 words on your card/project
Little Red Wagon - white on white

This card was chosen as a  CAS favorite on SplitCoastStampers!
Clean and Simple (CAS) Favorites for the Week Ending February 13, 2011


Janis said...

We made cupcakes yesterday and still enjoying them today. Beautiful card. I'm sorry you had to make one. Love you! :) Janis

Marlene said...

Very pretty sympathy card.

I have such a difficult time making those, that I recently threw my hands up in the air and went out and bought one I needed. (I know, crafters everywhere are getting ready to throw their paper trimmers at my head!)

Patti J said...

You are such a wonderful mom, wife, and friend! Your muffins look delightful, and although I am so sorry that you needed it, your sympathy card is beautiful! Hugs!

Vicki said...

What a fun treat! I miss those baking days with the little ones! Your card is so sweet! Those are always needed and I'm sure it will be appreciated! Blessings to you!

Donna said...

oh yum yum Maria, you shouldn't put up pictures like that, especially for those of us that can't cook lol, the cooking gene skipped me unfortunately. Your card is beautiful, its so sad when you have to make a sympathy card but I do like them to be clean and simple. Hugs Donna x

Cheryl said...

oh yum hun,those cakes look lush,as for your card first class as usuall,hugs cheryl xxx
sorry its sad when its a sympathy card,xxxxxxxxxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh those muffins look yummy!! I will have to try the recipe. Your sympathy card is beautiful and calming!!
Sorry you had to make one...I do also...unfortunately.

Rose said...

Yummy!! will have to give these a try :)

beautiful card and i am sure it will be much appreciated

Dawn Frost said...

Its so simple and yet so very elegant!

Kim said...

your muffins look delicious!!!! Will have to give them a go!
Your card is beautiful and elegant!!

Beth aka BR-T said...

Yummy, cupcakes, I love baking with my kids even though I have to mentally prepare for a bigger mess!
Your card is perfect for a not-so-perfect situation.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Lovely, Maria! This is perfection!

Allison said...

Stunning card Maria! Off to Share the Mojo with it! And I may need to try that recipe for my kids...they love cinnamon!

Davi said...

Those look mighty yummy will have to give them a try. :) Love your card. Since we live by a river there are lots of cattail and they always remind me of home. :)

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie this is gorgeous love the image so calming big hugs love Pops x x x

ps the cupcakes looked like boobies on my little pic lol, really made me smile though :)

Sandy Ang said...

I find sympathy cards really challenging to make. Yours has such a nice clean, quiet sense of restraint. TFS

Vicki said...

Simply elegant card! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog!!

Marianne said...

Love this card a lot!
It is clean and simple, but sooo strong!

Karen said...

Gorgeous thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Jerusha said...

Those look delicious! I could go for a warm muffin this morning. It's so cold here! Your card is so simple and beautiful it says everything it needs to. Lovely!

ona_i_ja said...

Maria, your card is very elegant!
Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog this week and good luck!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oooooooooooooooo yummy! i'm licking my lips here!

absolutely gorgeous card. simple and elegant.

your family is wonderful because YOU are a fabulous mom! you taught them well and SHOULD be very proud! good job.

hope spring comes soon and i'm always happy when you visit.

hugs :)

stampinlynn said...

Very nice tfs

Shelly said...

The breakfast buns look yummy and your card is beautiful. Shelly x

Jacilynn said...

what a pretty CAS card and thanks for sharing your recipe.
:) Jacilynn

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh Maria, i am hungry now those look delicious
Hope you are having a good weekend and i have a freebie digi stamp (altered alice ) on my dezinaworld blog if you fancy popping by. it will be gone tomorrow so hope you get time
hugs June

Sharon said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations.
Sharon x

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

BEAUTIFUL card maria! LOVE the CAS look with this image. Perfect! and those muffins look scrumptious!

papertrails leaver said...

Hey Maria! Yummy yummy on the breakfast! I made cinnamon sugar pop overs. We were both on the muffin kick kind of? This card is beautiful! Love that's it simple and so elegant! Have a great weekend! :-) Amy

Elena said...

It is wonderful that you have moments like these with your kids!
Thank you so much for sharing recipe; I am going to try it too!
Love your card, Maria! Gorgeous!

~Michelle~ said...

lovely maria....you always nail clean and simple! Thanks for playing the CropStop challenge!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is gorgeous, Maria. Congratulations for making this week's CAS Favorites on SCS!

Joanne said...

Nicely done! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Diane said...

Lovely card - very clean and simple! Thank you for playing along with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!
Diane x

WeirdCat said...

Lovely card,not great to make but when done as beautifully as this it will be one to treasure,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

kramer_buffy said...

hmmm... it was hard to move away from the goodies and into the card, but when you look at the card you forget about your baked goodies... it is gorgeous!

thanks for playing with us at Cropstop's challenge.
-- dalis