Sunday, December 13, 2009

Banana Split Sunday!

This week's Banana Split Sunday challenge is *what kind of card can you make with a tree?* Most of the girls chose to interpret this in more creative, artistic ways but I went with a simple 2RB stamp and some October Afternoon paper that is a perfect match! I love the cozy-warm, comfortable neighborhood feeling of the images, even though it is a wintery scene. It makes me think of the small town where my husband grew up (in da U.P.)!

In this photo it is difficult to tell (gray days in Florida for the last week, and more to come!), but the tree, stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa, is inked with white gel-pen snow in the crooks of its branches...the image was cut, embossed, and matted with Nestabilities circles. The sentiment was inked with a marker (omitting some words, inking only a portion). All of the paper edges were inked with Tim Holtz distress ink. I added a layered pair of glittering MS snowflakes, a Basic Grey transparent button, a velvet bow, a single tiny dew drop, and a small punched heart.

I think this card would be the perfect pairing with a warm loaf of nut bread or some yummy cookies fresh from the oven! Here's my mom's tasty recipe for Chocolate Peanutters! These are SO good!
Chocolate Peanutters
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup, firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/4 cup milk
1 package (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1 cup salted peanuts

Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

Combine brown sugar, shortening and vanilla in large bowl. Beat til
creamy. Add egg. Continue to beat. Add flour mixture alternately with
1/4 cup milk. Stir in chocolate chips and salted peanuts. Drop by level
teaspoonsful onto greased cookie sheets.

Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.


  1. The card is so peaceful. I like it very much.
    Mmmhhhh the Chocolate Peanutters delicious.
    Have a Very Merry Christmas.

  2. Oh Deb I love this card!!! Wow!!!! That recipe sounds delish too!!

  3. Beautiful card!!! Perfect for the challenge. I can't believe how wonderfully that paper matches the stamp!

  4. Deb, this is such a great card - I love it. Thanks for the wonderful sounding recipe - I have started my baking and know this will make a great addition.

  5. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the piece of DP you used and the way you colored the tree. Very nice.

  6. Your card is absolutely beautiful! I had to become a follower so I can check out your creations! Happy New Year, Peggy