Friday, March 2, 2012

Butterfly Stamp Class with Stamp sets Herb Expressions, Kindness Matters and the Butterfly Embosslit

Hi Blogging Friends!!

I have talked about my Butterfly Class for the last few posts. I am now sharing the pictures with you. We had a really great time, we all had Butterfly dreams that night. It was 6 cards for $20.00. I still have some cut if anyone wants to come over to make them, or even if you want a card kit.

Card #1
Wisteria Wonder is a Beautiful Color perfect for Lavender plants.

Stamp Sets:
Herb Expressions 8pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Wisteria Wonder, White, Pear Pizzazz
Rhinestones, Markers same as Ink, Wisteria wonder ribbon, Sponge dauber, Dazzling details.
Designer Series Paper:
In Color Paper pack
Big Shot:
Adorning Accents edgelits, Butterfly embosslit.

I used my Biscotti recipe and then added a twist by making these Peppermint mocha Biscotti!! YUM!

Use the Recipe below, but add these ingredients.

Take 3tbsp of ground coffee beans and 2 tbsp of Kahlua; mix together then Microwave it for 15 seconds. Then add to mixture after you put in the Macadamia nuts. For the topping melt down Semi Sweet or Milk Chocolate chips and spread onto tops of biscotti, then dip right away into crushed Candy Cane.

Heather workin' the Big Shot.

Kim's favorite card!! If you look past Kim you can see how I added pink lantern lights to the pink boa on the counter.

Card #2
 I love it! I think it's Stunning!

Look close to see the butterflies are in pink and first edition paper.

The Group having Fun!!

One of my favorite quick snacks that everyone loves, even my kids. Just use Planter's Dry Roasted Nuts and Candy Corn I used some Valentine Candy Corn in mine. The Salty Sweet is a yummy combo!!

Biscotti with Pink White Chocolate on top. I melted the pink chocolate in the microwave then put it in a zippy bag and cut the bottom corner tip off (instant icing bag) ... then did this fun design on them.

Biscotti Recipe 

1/2 Cup of Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
2 tbls Amaretto
2 cups + 2 tbls Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1 Cup Macadamia Nuts

Makes one dozen
Cook at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes

Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in vanilla, Amaretto and eggs until mixed... set aside. In a Medium bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt. Mix into butter mixture until smooth. Mix in Nuts.

Roll dough on floured surface. Place on cookie sheet and mold into a loaf shape (I sometimes will mold it into two small loafs). Bake - let cool. Slice into 3/4 inch (I make mine smaller sometimes) slices. Bake 5-10 minutes on each side.

The food all in Pink Fiestaware.

Card #3
Kindness Matters Card, with a vintage distressed look.

Stamp sets:
Kindness Matters
Ink and Paper Colors:
Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip, Vanilla, Pool Party
Sponge dauber, Cutter tool kit, Dazzling diamonds glitter, 2 way glue, Dotted Scallop ribbon punch, Vanilla lace ribbon
Designer Series Paper:
Everyday Enchantment from Sale-a-Bration Mini Catalog
Big Shot:
Labels Framlits, Small Oval

Jenn with her fun Hello Kitty shirt that I want!!!

Card #4
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Card #5
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I am adding my last card to the Challenge Blog Hand Stamped Sentiments. Its all about Banners this week!

Card #6
The Strips of paper are cut 1/2 inch x 4 inches.

Stamp Set:
Pursuit of Happiness 5pc set 2011-2012 Catalog
Ink and Paper Colors:
Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Vanilla
Everyday Enchantment brads, Vanilla ribbon, Sponge dauber, Butterfly punch
Designer Series Paper:
Everyday Enchantment Sale-a-Bration Mini 2012
Big Shot:
Framed Tulips Embossing folder

Thanks for looking
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Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

It looks like your group had a lot of fun! All of the cards turned out beautiful, and the biscotti looked mighty tasty too! Thanks so much for sharing the projects.

Anonymous said...

Wow what a party! Love that boa around the counter and those biscotti look so good! Great cards, great friends and great times, what more could you ask for!

Micki - Avenue of Art said...

Shirley, Great Pics! Love the cards...the decorations...and the food! Lots of work, but friends (especially stamping friends) are so worth it!
Thanks for sharing the recipes, too! I'll have to try the sweet and salty snack and the Biscotti one, too. (Have you a lemon Biscotti recipe?)
Thanks for sharing! - Micki
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LeAnne said...

Wow, what awesome cards and it looks like you had lots of fun! I love your house, your decorating and your FOOD! Wish you lived closer!

Dale Morin said...

Shirley, Looks like you guys had tons of fun. Love all the cards. The biscotti looks delish!

Erin Gonzales said...

Loved your Card #6 that you submitted for the Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge this week. Your strips banner is just adorable, thanks for playing with us this week!

LeroyLime said...

such a FUN party!! All that pink, girls are BOUND to have fun! :) Love all the cards and especially the fun flirty banners on the card you submitted to the Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge this week. Thanks so much for playing along!

Krista said...

First of looks like a great time at your class and the food...yum!! I love your banner card!! A great way to display the fabulous SAB DSP!! Your layout is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Bada-Bing Creations said...

As I said on SC I LOVE your banner card! It's so fun and cheery and just a little shabby chic! Thanks for entering in our challenge at HSS!

Ange McKay, North Shore Stamper said...

Great card! I love the way that those banners hang! Thanks so much for playing with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

inkedx2 said...

Love how you used that ds paper for your banner. This is a very cute card. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Anonymous said...

Your butterfly cards are all so wonderful, and I liked all those banners on the last post! They're wonderful!!!
Food looks yummy but a house full of friends is really the best!
What a fun day that looks like it was; good for you!
Thanks for sharing Shirley!!!
Cheers, Donna

Anonymous said...

I love all of your cards Shirley and it sure looks like everyone had "too much fun!" Lucky girls!!! Your set-up and food (and recipes) look yummy too... thanks for sharing everything!
I really loved that card with the banner strips on it, super cute!
I loved it all, TFS with us! Cheers, Donna