Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Nut Free Bakery in So. Cal.

My new daughter in law is allergic to nuts.
So I was on a mission to find a nut free bakery,
so I can order her a cake for her and my son
to cut at their wedding reception.

Sensitive Sweets
17431 Brookhurst St.
Fountain Valley, Ca. 92708
714 968-9169

Cupcakes, breads and more.

So I bought 6 cupcakes to try.

They came in these cute boxes.

Lemon, Red Velvet, Vanilla and Chocolate
Cinnmon and Lemon Blackberry

One got eaten before I took this picture by my son.
Glad he let me taste it before he devoured it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chunky Monkey Banana Muffins

Lots of Chunks of Chocolate


Chunky Monkey Banana Muffins

Recipe made 18 muffins
Heat oven to 350
Bake for 18 minutes

2 cups a-p flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 sugar
1/4 cup butter melted
1/2 cup sour cream
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup smashed banana ( I used 2 medium bananas)
 11.5 oz. pkg. Nestle's chocolate chunks 

Line muffin tin with cupcake liners.
Mix wet ingredients in an electric mixer. 
Add dry ingredients.
Mix in chocolate chunks last.

I use an ice cream scoop to fill the cupcake liners with batter.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flower pot card for a friend.

Pull the flowers up and reveal the message.

I hope this card will cheer her up.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Once a month my husband helps two widows from our church.
One of the ladies asked him if he could cut off the bottom of
the clipboard on the left so she could write a little easier at
her bible study class.  He brought it to me and asked if I
could help with this project.

So for $1.99 we bought a new clipboard and I painted it
with chalkboard paint.  I used a white sharpie and wrote
her name.  Bought a new star and painted it red and bought
some ruler ribbon.  Glued it on using E6000. 
Mrs. Murray was thrilled with the result.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Panda Card

Cute Panda Card

I made this cute panda card for my niece for her birthday.
I used my cricut expression for all the pieces except for the tiny hole punch eyes.
I used a hole punch for that.

Card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" fold in half.
The red backround 4" x 5 1/4" is dry embossed with a cuttlebug folder. 
You can use any folder of your choice.

Using my cricut expression "Plantin Schoolbook"
I cut:

Using white paper:
Cut one 3 1/4" circle for face
Cut one 1 3/4" circle for the snout
Cut two 1" ovals for the outer eye
Punch two hole punches for the pupil

Using black paper:
Cut two 1 1/2" ovals for the outer eye
Cut 2 1" circles for the ears
Cut one 3/4" circle for the nose
Cut two 1/2" circles pupil

Happy Cardmaking!