Snow Day with One Crazy Stamper

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on the One Crazy Stamper blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

Our “Christmas in July” at One Crazy Stamper continues and this week I have for you another one of the great “block” stamps from High Hopes. This cutie is Snow Couple Block.

So many Christmas stamps almost force you to reach for the red….and more red. I appreciate that this great stamp allows me to play with other colors of the season, and maybe some that aren’t so Christmasy. And, it would make an equally great “happy winter” card.

Head on over to the One Crazy Stamper blog to check out our daily inspiration!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

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Dueling Darlings – July

Hello crafty world!

The Dueling Darlings post on the 15th of every month and look at me, on time this month!

This round was hosted by Suzy and Deb. The kit this month was a Christmas in July theme. Love it! They also added a challenge of posting a favorite holiday recipe with our post.

So, first my card.

As for the recipe, I’ll share Nanaimo Bars. I’m not sure how popular these are outside of Canada, since apparently they originated from Nanaimo, BC. They are my very favorite. That being said, I don’t like the alternate variants (mint, mocha, cherry) and I prefer my grandmother’s recipe – it has just the right amount of butter in the middle layer to make it tasty, but not overly sweet.

First Layer:
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup white sugar
5 tablespoons cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 cups graham wafer crums
1 cup shredded coconut

Place butter, sugar, cocoa, vanilla and egg in a bowl> Set dish in boiling water (double boiler) and stir until butter has melted and mixture resembles a thin custard. Combine wafer crumbs and coconut, blending well. Add to custard mixture. Pack evenly into a 9″ buttered pan.

Second Layer:
1/4 cup butter
3 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons vanilla custard powder
2 cups icing sugar

Cream 1/4 cup butter. Combine milk with vanilla custard powder and add to creamed butter. Blend in sifted icing sugar. Spread over chocolate base and let stand about 15 minutes to harden. (Note: I never have time for sifting…my stomach never complains)

Third Layer:
4 squares (4 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon butter

Melt semi-sweet chocolate with butter and spread over custard icing. When set, cut into bars.

That’s right, no baking. I rarely eat these outside of the Christmas season, but I have this sudden urge to make myself a pan. Or, call my mother and request one…there’s nothing like Grandma’s recipe baked by Mom. Love in a pan.

Thanks for the great kit, Suzy!

PIP Challenge – #1928

Hello Everyone! Welcoem to a new challenge with Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s Design Team. Our challenges are posted every Monday and you have until Sunday to come and play along and be entered for a chance to win a prize from our terrific sponsors.

With only a few exceptions, their challenges are always Anything Goes! So, it’s easy to come and play with us.

Our generous sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs. There are a number of fantastic images in their inventory that catch my eye, but today I’m working with Beach Hut Holiday.

I decided this image needed a bright and fun background. I love how the marbled yellow paper sets of the yellow in that middle beach hut. The sentiment comes from a Your Next Stamp set.

Come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!

Unidentified Image Swap – June 2019

Hello Everyone! The June round of the Unidentified Image Swap has come and gone. I got my cards finished in time for the round, but just haven’t had time to get my project posted (and here I thought July would slow down a bit).

The image for this round was chosen by myself and I decided to go into my Two Paper Divas inventory. Two Paper Divas retired a couple of years ago, but you can get some of their former images at Art Lab Creations. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find this particular image, Spring Boots.

I was so happy to get all the cards from this round back. So many beautiful images colored up! The creativity of this wonderful group is great.

The next round of this swap is in August and Tracie is the host. I already know the image and it’s a dandy! So, come back and check out my project on August 18th.

Ho, Ho, Ho with One Crazy Stamper

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on the One Crazy Stamper blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

Our theme here on the One Crazy stamper Blog this month is “Christmas in July”. I’ve been sorting through my stamps and selecting my very favorites for some Christmas projects. This week, I have for you Christmas Pals.

This image is so cute! It’s a great traditional holiday image and fits perfectly on the front of an A2 (5.5″ x 4.25″) card, with room for a sentiment! I’ve used Bold Merry Christmas on my card. The quality red rubber stamps perfectly on the first try.

Check out the inspiration at One Crazy Stamper! Our design team posts new inspiration daily on the One Crazy Stamper blog, so don’t forget to stop by often!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

Christmas in July with One Crazy Stamper

Happy almost Sunday, everyone! Every Sunday, I post inspiration with High Hopes Rubber Stamps on the One Crazy Stamper blog. Since I schedule my blog here to post at the same time, it ends up being a late Saturday night post.

Our theme here on the One Crazy stamper Blog this month is “Christmas in July”, and since it’s the first Sunday post of the month I’m excited to share my first Christmas project with you.

This great image is Santa and Rudy Block and if you love this style, then be sure to check out the Father Christmas Block or Penguin Block too! There are others in the High Hopes Rubber Stamps store too, so take a tour and check them out.

My sentiment on this card is Holiday All Year. It’s a good sized sentiment, and would be perfect for the inside of your holiday cards too.

Check out the inspiration at One Crazy Stamper! Our design team posts new inspiration daily on the One Crazy Stamper blog, so don’t forget to stop by often!

I hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

PIP Challenge – #1926

Hello Everyone! Welcoem to a new challenge with Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s Design Team. Our challenges are posted every Monday and you have until Sunday to come and play along and be entered for a chance to win a prize from our terrific sponsors.

With only a few exceptions, their challenges are always Anything Goes! So, it’s easy to come and play with us.

Our generous sponsor this week is Morgan’s Artworld and  this is Ted No. 2. It can be found in the Teddy Bears album. I think this is the third teddy image I’ve had the opportunity to lay with from Morgan’s Artworld and they are sure adorable!!

I hope you come and play along with us! One lucky challenge entrant will win a prize from our sponsor (and then maybe you’ll own this adorable stamp too!). Head on over to the Pammie’s Inky Pinkie’s blog to link up your new creation using the sketch. Good luck!