A few shares and a yummy recipe


Quickly – just a reminder: If you sent in cards for the card drive, please check HERE to make sure you are included in the list of cards we received.  We will be picking winners likely tomorrow.

Have a few cards to share.  First up, this one was on the Hero Art blog today.  I colored the ribbon with my Copic so it matched.

020910 Blue Flowers JenMcGuire copy  

020910 Blue Flowers JenMcGuire 2
(c) Hero Arts.  Click HERE for supplies and instructions.

And, I finally remembered to keep track of the Copics I used, since many of you have asked.


Next up – a card I did back in early fall.  The butterfly was actually cut from THIS background stamp.  Simple and easy.  In real life, the colors are very soothing…

020910 Teal Butterfly JenMcGuire
Supplies: Hero Arts text background, butterfly and greeting; Prismacolors; Spellbinders dies; Corner Chomper; Shadow Soft Green Ink; Shadow Pool Ink; Black Memories Ink.

Here is the background that butterfly is from.  So gorgeous…


And, here is another using that same stamp…

020910 Butterfly Card JenMcGuire
Supplies: Butterfly stamp; Distress Inks; Creative Impressions silk ribbon and twine; Corner Chomper; greeting; Hero Arts pearls; Copics

On a side note, I received mother-of-the-day-awards a couple times this weekend.  I made homemade cinnamon rolls for the kids… and they were so fast and easy.  I used to make these as a kid with my mom, so it was fun to make them with my kids today.  Now, keep in mind that I am sure these won't be as good as the Pioneer Woman's, but they are fast and easy and very yummy.  I tweeted about it and got a lot of questions, so I thought I would share the recipe here… (Bad iPhone photo.)


Cinnamon rolls

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cut in 1/4 cup shortening
  • stir in 3/4 cup milk

Mix dough.  (I use a mixer then finish by hand.) 

Roll dough 1/4" thick into rectangle/oval 7" by 16".

Spread 2 tablespoons softened butter.  Or 3. 🙂

Sprinkle with mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Roll up tightly as jelly roll, creating a long roll.

Cut off the ends, eating before cooking.  (The dough is great!)

Cut into 1.5" slices.  Put in glass pan.

Bake 425 degrees for 15 minutes

While hot, drip on icing (mix of powdered sugar, a bit of vanilla and a little water – to a good icing consistency.)

Hope you have a good week, and one that is warmer than mine.  More snow here!