The hostess this month for us Darlings was Tami! She sent us one mind-boggling, gorgeous card kit with the stamped image and the papers, embellies and instructions to create a Fall card and accompany it with our favorite Fall recipe. For my card, all I did was add cardstock and color the image - the rest was provided (except the big flowers in the upper left corner - that was a boo-boo when a big glob of glue when sploosh on my image I had JUST colored! Rather than re-color it, I had to get creative and "cover up" that space - how'd I do? LOL!!) And, I do apologize for the lighting - it's after 11 pm here and my eyeballs are crossing! *g*
The image Tami sent to us is from Stampin' Up's "Sweet Season" and I just love the nostaligic look to it :) Did anyone else notice the wheels of this wagon image - it has smiley faces on it! I don't know if that was intentional or known, but I saw it and just cracked up! Love it!
For the challenge part of the duel, Tami asked us to share one my favorite Fall recipe. No, it won't have anything to do with Pumpkin Spice Lattes :P
::: SHOCKER, I know! ::: LOL!
I actually an am avid cook - I LOVE to be in the kitchen and cooking/baking is one of my favorite activities. One of my favorite Fall recipes is one that I make just ONCE a year - yep, one time and that's it 'til next year! I make a home-made beef stew cooked into a pumpkin - delish! I cook it right inside the pumpkin so not only it is rich and flavorful, its' so festive for this time of year! The kids love it ~ me, being a vegetarian, won't actually eat it but it's still one of my all-time favorite recipes of all times!
I don't have a picture handy of mine but it looks similiar to this one here:
(**I have not tried this recipe, just showing you a similiar picture!)
With a loaf of Rustic bread, this is absolutely a YUMMY Autumn meal
and fills the belly with a bowl of nice, warm soup! One tip: Scoop some of the insides of the pumpkin when you are serving for a small helping of the pumpkin along with the stew! Delish!
I will be back with my own Pumpkin Stew recipe soon - I make it from scratch and will have to scribble it down :) In the meantime, I hope you can stop by and see what the other Divas made using this identical card kit!
Barb * Carol * Jamie * Joan * Judy * Kelly (me!) * LJ * Tami
and you can see what the Dazzlers made with their Fall
Harvest themed car kits here on their blogs:
April * Darlene * Debbie * Jeanette * Melina * Michelle * Paola * Terry *
WHEW! You made it to the end of the post! Hee hee! Cardstock: SU Summer Sun, Dusty Durango, Close to Cocoa; DSP - Jenni Bolin; Image: SU Sweet Season;
*Next month, Jeanette and I are dueling hostesses and we have a doozy of a theme planned for the girls - bwawahahahaha! I even have a little guessing game contest going on to see if any of them can possibly guess what the TWO OF US could possibly come up with - hmmmmmmmmm! Not tellin! :)
Bigger Blessings! :)
brown glitter paper: Gsilk bronze; Offray ribbon and American Crafts; yellow embroidery floss;
prima flowers; Misc Buttons; prismacolor markers; Cuttlebug, nestie; ric-rac; 3d dots; tombo