Scrabble and Hot Cross Buns

We hosted an Easter afternoon with Jim’s family on Sunday. Preparations included rounding up all the special dinner and service ware. The next house will have a built in glassware wall, yes, I typed WALL. I like to make tablescapes just like my Mom does.

We have a several generations of glassware from both sides of the families. China from  my Grandma G, serving ware that has been passed down, glasses from a sister (and we used all of them!).

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Bunny butt treat bags ensured candy got taken out of the house but just as much candy stayed with us. Cotton tails were on the backsides of the bags.

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My first hot cross buns turned out delicious. I’ll be substituting rye flour in my next batch and taste testing with my Dad. He misses the raisin rye from the Dunnsville bakery. I think this is a similar recipe.

My nephew Travis shares his brown eggs for fresh from the farm goodness. His eggs are the extra large brown ones. I dyed the others from store bought white eggs (don’t tell Travis!) with either pickled beet juice or spinach and red onion skin dyed water. Pretty!

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Nancy brought a festive dessert. Nice ending to a home baked meal.

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Our first Scrabble board. Started with KEG and ended with UR both relating to the beverage industry.

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After another Scrabble game, our afternoon was up. Jim and I tidied up while our guests drove back to their homes. Thanks for visiting!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

P.S. I did not take a photo of my plate with all the courses. We had honey glazed ham, green bean casserole, lettuce salad, twice baked potatoes, pickled beets, hot cross buns, regular buns and champagne. Yum!

Pretties

I love to create 3-D’s…maybe it is because I know a treasure will be tucked inside…maybe it’s because I can use embellishments that have thickness…I know it’s because I can use my coordinating Stampin’ Up! products to make the design session easier and presentation look professional.

Here is what I am working on for an upcoming event where the ladies will appreciate the pampering. Our clear tiny treat boxes will contain the inspirational messages with fun touches.

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Assembly line…

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I decided to share my hoarded stash of sparkly embellishments which add the perfect touch to the box top. Pretties!

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These will be the dinner party favor. I hope to share the table setting after the event. So stay tuned!

Consider creating in sweet sugarplum today. It will delight your senses!

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

25 years of Blooms and Bliss

It will be a celebration of 25 years of blooms and bliss for my sister Tricia and brother-in-law Mike in a few weeks. Long before cell phones, I remember we were stopped on the interstate on the way to the rehearsal. Not much we could do about that but get out of the car and wait for the road to clear! The cake also started to slide during the reception so cake cutting started a little earlier than planned.

A milestone like this deserves a card that needs hand delivery so this is what I designed:

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Watch the how to video to see what products I used. All current products can be ordered at my online store here.

The designer series paper is from the Blooms and Bliss suite in colors Tricia would like and in hues that coordinate with silver which is used to commemorate 25 years.

Thanks for stamping with me today!

Shirley