Friday, May 1, 2009

"When Life Gives You Lemons--Bake!" Blog Candy

Well, I just realized this is my 100th post! Wanting to celebrate with some sunny, YUMMY fun, check out my blog candy offer below!
I just ADORE this lemon stamp from Lockhart Stamp Company! I purchased it from Ellen Hutson's store here (by the way, Ellen is having a Spring Fling Celebration until May 3rd with a 15% sale!) I thought it was perfect for Sharon Johnson's (notimetostamp) Friday challenge: Let the Sun Shine! I also created it for today's Limited Supply challenge over at Splitcoaststampers: use a border in your design--bonus points for using flowers as it is May Day! Well, I didn't get extra points today, but I'm pleased with my lemony result.

I used Basic Grey's Vagabond dp, as well as Stampin' Up's retired Buckaroo Blue to create my base. Stampin' Up's Good Morning Sunshine added the sunny POP! SU's corner and Notebook Edge (retired) punches added some interest to the layers.

A fun addition is my new Spellbinder's Octagon Nesties-- they frame out my image today, which was die cut with Spellbinder's Long Rectangles. I stamped my Lockhart Lemons with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and colored them with numerous Copic markers.

I created my border with JustRite's Trompe Script Lowercase that I purchased from Joan's Garden. It's stamped with Versafine Black Onyx ink (my favorite for sentiments--so CRISP!)
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As promised, here is something to help create some YUMMY design: JustRite's Baking Stamp Ensemble, along with a 2 5/16" Circle Stamper. To enter, please leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite item is to bake! I will chose a winner Wednesday, May 6th at 6 p.m.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my youngest son, Joel! He turns 23 today, and graduates from Michigan Technological University tomorrow! We have a busy weekend before us, and are looking forward to enjoying seeing family members to celebrate! Hope your weekend is GREAT as well!

62 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Great card, Deb -- love those lemons! Happy BD to Joel!

Pattyjo said...

I love baking cookies, especially for VBS. Beautiful card! Thanks for the chance!
Pattyjo :-)

MaryBeth said...

My family loves my brownies so I make them quite often. Happy Birthday to your son!

Kellie Fortin said...

Love your card - it is so bright and cheery!!

Little GTO said...

I guess I should pick lemon squares. My last name is Lemon!!
As I have lost the recipe, I like to bake oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. It gives me so much satisfaction watching people melt over these things.
Sharon Lemon

terri said...

I love to bake sugar cookies, frost them and decorate them and every body loves my cookies!

MrsETaylor said...

My favorite thing to bake is cupcakes with our 4 year old. they always taste better with him helping. I think it's the extra love.

Janet said...

My favorite thing to bake is my ginger cookies or my rolo cookies. Both are favorites for anyone who gets them. I love giving away my baking--and it's good for my hips too! Love your card.

PatsyB said...

what a yummy set! I love to bake and this would be perfect! Thanks for offering and congrats to your son! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kathe said...

I love lemons! beautiful card!!
I love to bake Christmas cookies.

Helen said...

Glad you put your blog spot on your SC tab..just in time to "re"favorite on my new(er) computer. I love to bake Chocolate chip cookies because I like to eat chocolate cookies..warm or cold. Have a wonderful weekend..Congrats to your grad. Helen

Kim said...

Beautiful card! I love to bake. I bake alot of breads, next to that would be brownies. My children love homemade brownies.

Carol said...

My favorite thing to bake is TEA TIME TASSIES. I only make them at Christmas time. (don't know why, they are good enough to eat every day)! Of Course, I love baking anything. I make so much and give it to everyone!
Carol

Anonymous said...

Very nice card. when I saw the lemons, it reminded me of my youngest son who is 12, he loves lemons that he would squeeze the juice right into his mouth..LOL... Baking, hmmm, I am not really a baker but I love to cook otherwise, just not baking. Still would like to win this one. I am from the Phillipines now in Canada and always love to cook our food, yumm...thanks for the opportunity to win. Happy b-day to your son. My oldest brithday is May 9th...he will be 16..


scrappyella@sympatico.ca

Tracey said...

Great card! My favourite thing to bake is homemade cinnamon rolls from scratch! Yummy!!

akagreenhouse said...

I love making cakes! My family loves when I make cakes, too!

Nadine said...

Totally love your card, the colors are great! I like baking squares and cookies. Thanks for the chance to win this great candy.

Rebecca Ednie said...

My fave thing to bake is brownies and cheesecake. Both are so easy! BTW, I hope you read this. I am subscribed to your blog by email but I haven't gotten a post in ages! Have you been away or is your subscription service on the fritz? I checked, I am definitely subscribed!

Anonymous said...

There's no doubt about it... I love to bake and my most favorite thing is the new Overnight Herb Rolls recipe, I discovered last week! Yummmmm I can taste them now! Thanks for the "candy! CM2

Kathy Jacobson said...

Pretty card, so bright and cheery! I love baking chocolate chip cookies ... and love the smell in the house too!

Mary Sue said...

I love to bake anything. Love your cards. Thanks for a change to win some great blog candy.

Anonymous said...

What a fun card! My favorite pie is an old fashioned Chess Pie my grandmother used to bake. The only way I get to have a piece now is to bake it myself. It's delicious and full of great memories!
~Carolyn

Cr8ive ME said...

What a great card. I love lemons and lemonade. My favorite thing to make are lemon squares.

Hope your son has a very Happy Birthday.

Hugs.

M.E.

BJ said...

Love your lemon card! Cute,cute,cute. I love to bake cowboy cookies,my husbands favorite. Thanks for the chance to win! Have a great evening.

Cindy said...

Wow I love that card! And I love Just Rite Stampers! I love to bake cheesecake! Thanks for the chance to win a set!

Marsha said...

Yummy candy!
I lvoe making cream pies. Hmmm, your card has inspired me to make a lemon meringue pie -. I like baking those too.

Anonymous said...

Love your great card! I love to bake a mean iron skillet full of the best cornbread and have been doing so for 60 years! Nelda Deakins aka
nelda mc765 at charter dot net

Nelda Deakins said...

Love your great card! I love to bake a mean iron skillet full of the best cornbread and have been doing so for 60 years! Nelda Deakins aka
nelda mc765 at charter dot net
(OOPS! Hit wrong key before I completed my previous entry)

Carole RB said...

Happy Birthday to your son.
Ma favorite thing to bake is bread. What a lovely odor in house.. Thanks for a chance to win

Joan Fricker said...

Deb, this card is great! I love your blue and yellow combination.
A big congratulations to your son too!! I know you are excited!
Have a great weekend.

Joan

Amber (bambi64) said...

Beautiful card, Deb! As to what is my favorite thing to bake... all that stuff that isn't good for you.. cupcakes, cakes, cookies, muffins, cinnamon rolls. Infact I've got to go make muffins right now for breakfast!

Cindy H. said...

Congratulations on your 100th post!! I can't even imagine how much work it is to reach that point (no blog, don't ya know:)) I love your lemony card and the color combo is fab!

My favorite thing to bake is bread. I'm in heaven when I smell the aroma....mmmmmm!

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is beautiful, Deb...love the striking colors and the adorable lemon stamp!!! I love to bake cookies...especially chocolate chip cookies...yummmmm!!!

annesatx said...

I love to bake brownies. YUM. I could eat the whole pan myself, which is why I avoid baking brownies like the plague! LOL. Thanks for the chance to win. And I love your card -- I really have to get that stamp soon. Thanks!

Steph said...

I love that card! It reminds me of the lemon trees in Italy.

My favourite thing to bake is cupcakes...unfortunately, they're alos my favourite thing to eat ;)

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

My favorite item to bake is Cheesecake! My son says he's only EVER tasted one that was a "little" better and that was in a NY Deli! It's the most requested item for me to bake besides my "wine chicken"! Thanks for offering the blog candy, I'll list it on my candy blog Here

Sue D said...

My favorite thing to bake (and to eat!!) is cookies--especially chocolate chip cookies.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

robinww said...

Baking is something I love to do. I guess my favorite would have to be Kentucky Butter Cake using my aunt's recipe. Yum!

Kathie said...

Congrats Joel!! Thanks for the chance to win and I love the smell of Paul's bread baking!! LOL I enjoy making bars, lemon bars at that!!

Sharon said...

Very nice card. I am not the baker but when I do bake my family loves my sweet potatoe pie.

andrea m said...

happy birthday to your son! my fave thing to bake is banana bread with walnuts (and sometimes a few choco chips!)

Heidi said...

Happy birthday and congrats grad! Love the card, too. Anything with lemons can't be bad. I love baking my almond tea bread. I only do it once a year because it's soooooo bad for you but it's fun to make and soooooo good. Ooh, just thought of my awesome banana bread, too. Mmmmmm...toasted with lots of butter. Gotta go see if I have any overripe bananas...

Debbie Lee said...

Hmmm, my favorite thing to bake... as long as the receiver of my baked goodies enjoys it, it's my fave at that moment.

michelle in mi said...

I love making cookies & brownies and sharing them with the staff at the office. They get a big smile on their face when they see me come in with a basket!They know I've been baking and can't wait to try the new surpirse!

Katie Renz said...

Hi! This is my first visit and its a nice one :) My favorite thing to bake are soft sugar cookies in any shape I can find a cookie cutter in!

Kitty Rodahl said...

Love your bright cheery "lemon" card! I love to bake bars of any kind. They pack in lunches nicely. Thanks for the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Hi Deb - I LOVE your lemon card - the colors are so rich and vibrant - it is superb! As I get older, I enjoy baking a lot more - maybe it's because my kid's aren't little any more and the baking in the tins doesn't disappear the same day I make it lol! My very favorite baking is the selection of truffles I make at Christmas time to give to friends and neighbors - it's the same each year, but as it's become a real tradition no-one minds.
Happy birthday to Joel
Hugs, Anne. dinkuminkum at yahoo dot co dot nz.

Carol said...

What a beautiful card! I just bought that stamp from Ellen for my friend...do I give it to her? Hmmmmmm.....
Anyway, I really love to bake just about anything, but, cookies, esp a family recipe for pecan sandies is one of my fav.

Robyn said...

Love your card!
My favorite thing to bake is zucchini bread! (It's also a great way to sneak green veggies in your kid's diet!)

SueB said...

T'riffic card - don't you just love the Lockhart stamps?! I love any of the flowers or chairs series ... sigh ... TFS and thanx for the blog candy opp!

My fav thing to bake is cranberry bread! I used to make my own from scratch but lately use the Quick Breads - did a taste test years ago and my DH couldn't tell the difference!

Angela said...

51. My favorite thing to bake is Apple Crisp. I love the smells that fill the home and I love the smiles on my kids faces when they eat it.

I love your card, the colors are so great together.

K said...

I love baking brownies, my boys love them.

Kyla in KY

Christine M said...

I just love to bake anything ... but the fav at the moment is white chocolate chip & cranberry cookies...YUM
Love the colours of your card, very striking. tfs

Tracy Durcan said...

Your card is lovely!! :)

Connie said...

This card looks so yummy!! I love lemons, and those colors are awesome!!

My favorite thing to bake has to be brownies from scratch!! MMMMMM

dclouser said...

Love your luscious lemony card! I love to bake all kinds of things, including a yummy lemon bar recipe I have, but especially a 5-layer chocolate cake with chocolate satin frosting! I've been married 29 years same as you. Hard to believe!

Char in So Cal said...

CONGRATS on your 100th post!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to your son Joel! Looks to me like you have a lot to be thankful for :0) I have a Joshua too but he is only a little guy at 11 years old.

The card you made is FAB and the colors really pop!

Since the whole cupcake thingy going on in the stampin' world, I have turned to baking cupcakes on a fairly regular basis. My FAVE is, of course, chocolate with chocolate frosting!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the op to win some YUMMY blog candy!

Char in So Cal
{scrampaddict} {at} {cox} {dot} {net}

veronica said...

i bake my grandmothers recipe for peanut butter cookies, and that is my usual cookie gift for others.

Janet L. said...

Great card, love the color combo! My favorite thing to bake are cakes. My girlfriend and I took cake decorating classes last year and have had fun using the lessons learned. Thanks for the chance to win.

Cheryl Lynn Hirzel said...

I guess I like to make cowgirl cookies best - although I do rarely bake sweets. Congrats on your son's graduation, too!

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