Thursday, June 18, 2009

Twice As Nice Friday!!!

A tasty treat for you this Friday! I've got two challenges headed your way! First, the Stamp Simply challenge (ssnotime92). And, second the Flourishes Focus which is all about Spellbinders Dies!

The Stamp Simply theme is all about summer recipes! You can check out Sharon's official details HERE! We all love getting new recipes to try out. Today our challenge is to make a card, or recipe card, or anything at all that will either hold a recipe or that we can write a recipe on AND there’s one more part that’s optional, but would be fun. SHARE your favorite summer recipe with us in your post!

I don't want to forget to include all the links to the fab Stamp Simply team! You need to check out their handiwork -- and recipes! Sabrina, June Guest Designer, Janine, Jennifer, AJ, Becky, Tammy and Deb.

So.... here's my recipe!
This was super duper easy peasy! I just used my Curved Rectangles Spellbinders die in the two largest sizes and before I cut the smaller shape, I printed my recipe thanks to my computer printer.

The rest is stamping the lemon from my Life, Love, Lemons set (brand new!) from Flourishes. I also used the soon to be released Buttercup and Fields Copic Collections to color both the lemon and leaves. This was amazing. I just picked up 8 markers without even thinking about what to use for highlights, main color and shading and within 5 minutes - I had my lemons colored! So.... stay tuned! These collections will be released in a matter of DAYS!

Here's a close up....

I did use a little stickles on the flower and I also used BG11 to create some depth around my lemon image.

The Flourishes Focus this Friday is all about Spellbinders dies! Latisha Yoast did a wonderful show and tell using a whole bunch of different dies! So, be sure to stop by and check her post out HERE! The rest of the DT has also created some eye candy and fun ideas for you to gander at! Make sure to hop on over and see what they cooked up!

Laura Fredrickson
Cindy Lawrence
Leslie Miller
Christine Okken
Faith Hofrichter
Stacy Morgan
Sharon Doolittle

Speaking of cooking... here's my Lemon Bars recipe! My mom has made these since I was little and even thinking about them makes my mouth water! It's a recipe she found in the Betty Crocker cook book.

photo courtesy of Betty Crocker

Lemon Bars

1 c. flour
½ c. butter or margarine
¼ c. powdered sugar

2 eggs
1 c. sugar
½ t. baking powder
¼ t. salt
2 tablespoons of lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Press the crust into an ungreased square pan and bake for 20 minutes. Beat all of the filling ingredients for three minutes until it is light and fluffy. Pour over the hot crust. Bake at 350 degrees roughly 25 minutes or just until no imprint remains when touched lightly in the center of the pan. Cool and cut into squares and top with powdered sugar.

YUMMMMMMMMY! I think that I am going to do this more often - fun creations that I can share here with my favorite recipes! This was fun!

Thanks for stopping by and I'll see you back here soon!


Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Julie, this is NOT only one delicious looking recipe, but that recipe tag card is fabulous!!!! Love the design and the lemons are colored so real looking they make my mouth water!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Dang it, Julie! Now I'm hungry for lemon bars. Mmmmmmm...they look so they could melt in your mouth! Your recipe card is a totally fabulous idea! The perfect shape and soooooo pretty! Gosh, now you've got me thinking...

Janine said...

YUM!!! I love lemon bars and our card is perfect!!!

Crystal said...

Card and recipe ... yumm, yum,,,drool... just may have to get that set now !

Jerri Kay said...

Julie, this is fabulous! Love your recipe card, so pretty. Send some of those lemon bars down my way girl, yummy!

denise g. said...

This sourpuss thinks those lemon bars could be right up her alley. What a beautiful recipe card! I LOVE how you used the 2 CR Nesties to create it. Do you REALLY create in the kitchen?? I mean, my recipes are trashed, so this museum quality presentation would never fly with me around the flour!
Happy Weekend and Happy Father's Day to Ken.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Awesome take on the Spellbinders! I love your tag and that recipe looks and sounds awesome! Wonderful idea!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Yummmm! This recipe card is just beautiful, and the lemon bars sounds nummy! :)

The Rubber Maid said...

Now DD when all the bloggers read about your tasty recipe for lemon bars done up on that gorgeous card...they have to jump over to my sight to get my summer salad recipe. Lovely display DD. MOM

Silke said...

FABULOUS IDEA - Julie!!! The lemon bars look delicious!!! Enjoy!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Goodness, Julie!!!! Those lemon bars sound absolutely yummy :D! But what really got me is this amazingly beautiful recipe card you made for this recipe. GORGEOUS!!!!

ChristineCreations said...

Well, the recipe card looks yummy (great coloring!)...and the bars look yummy too!

And by the Canada we call it icing sugar! Terry and I constantly tease each other about what it is...powdered sugar or icing sugar!

Anonymous said...

This recipe saved the day more than once when we first married and spent $40.00 military food dollars for groceries! Betty Crocker tastily did it again in your delicious recipe card display. Thanks, Julie. Happy Father's Day, Ken! Way to go with the great salivating favs, Rubbermaid!
Keep Looking Up!

Alex said...

Dang, that is cute!!!! Julie, those lemon bars look yummy and that tag is fabulous, you totally ROCKED it! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Connie (cmc2stamp) said...

This is just so very fun, Julie!! What a great recipe card, love the shading around the image!!...and THEN you have to go and show a picture of the actual bars! MMMMMM!! I want one, I want one...hehehe!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Yummy !!!!! These LOOK so good and the way you made the tag/recipe card is a wonderful idea!! Looks fabulous with the lemon images ... great coloring! My Mom loves lemon meringue pie so I'm sure she'd love these! Thanks for sharing!!

Suestru2 said...

Beautiful recipe card, Julie. Thanks for sharing the recipe too. What size pan do you use? I'd like to give them a try.

Sewflake said...

Seeing your lemon bars made me think of my Dad...(he died 38 yrs ago)his favorite flavor was lemon, any thing lemon. Not only is your coloring wonderful the lemon bars look yummy! How great is it that it only took you 5 minutes to color with Copic.

Jenny Gropp said...

Julie -- this is just awesome. Your recipe card is so vibrant! I don't cook at all and now I'm thinking about making some Lemon Bars! mmmmm.

NancyK said...

Not only did you WOW me with this great creation, you provided a recipe for one of my most FAVORITE treats!

mochamama said...

Oh yummy Julie, love the recipe card and the recipe....will have to try that!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is SUCH a lovely project. Appealing to both the eye and the tastebuds -- thanks so much!!! Lovely work!!!