Sunday, June 21, 2009

2RB Summer Challenge

Hey all! Today's Banana Split Sunday Challenge is to make a summertime project, so I got out my new June Journaling Spot set from 2 Red Bananas and made this ice cream card.

The ice cream cone and popsicle stamps come with lines in the centers for journaling. Well, I don't do as much scrapbooking as I used to so I decided to cut out the lines from the rubber with my craft knife so I'd have solid images (I kept the lines as one piece of rubber so they can be put back inside the images and stamped if I need them). The orange popsicle is is two layers, once with the popsicle sticks and once with just the creamsicle part. Both are glued to the card with foam tape. The ice cream cones are just glued down flat to the card with adhesive runner tape.

The MME Feeling Groovy DP, Prism Papers, ribbon, and candy dots are all from Taylor's June Key Ingredients Subscription Kit. The white candy dots that come in the kit were colored with my R35 Coral Copic. I added some Waterfall, Orange Peel and Fruit Punch Stickles to the ice cream and popsicle, and then traced over the sentiment with my black Spica glitter pen.

Here's a close-up:

Stamps: 2RB June Journaling Spot
Paper: SU Kraft, PTI White, Prism Twilight Light, MME Feeling Groovy DP
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, R35 Copic, Black Spica Glitter Pen
Accessories: Candy Dots and Ric Rac Ribbon from June Key Ingredients Subscription Kit, Foam Tape, Waterfall Stickles, Fruit Punch Stickles, Orange Peel Stickles, Circle Nestabilities

Have an awesome Father's Day!! I myself am baking my Dad his favorite raisin cake right now as this post is going live. I'm not really into cooking, but I do like to bake. Oh, the house is gonna smell SOOO good! {smile}

Here's the recipe if you want it. It's one from my Mom-Mom and my Aunt...two of the best bakers I know:

1 lb raisins
2 cups water
1 cup water
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup crisco
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp cloves
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
1 tbsp baking soda

- Cook 1 lb raisins in 2 cups water or 15 minutes, then add 1 cup cold water and let the raisins cool.
- Cream 2 cups sugar, 1/2 cup crisco together
- Mix 1 tsp cinnamon, 1 tsp cloves, 1 tsp nutmeg, 1 tsp salt, 4 cups flour, and 1 tbsp baking soda
- Add liquid from raisins and mix with other ingredients, then stir in the raisins
- Bake at 350 degrees for 45-65 minutes in a greased tube pan or square cake pan (I use a tube pan) until cake pick comes out clean

Note: this is one of those recipes that always seems to come out different, even my Mom-Mom and Aunt say the same thing, so keep a close eye on the cake. If you pull it out right when it's done, it's a really moist (and YUMMY!) cake. My Mom-Mom and Aunt's cakes are usually done between 45-55 minutes. In my oven with my pan, 65 minutes is about right.


chercroppin said...

What a 'sweet' card!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a fun and truly summery card

Jessie/knightrone said...

Totally cute and definitely summery!! I love it!!

Carol said...

Oh SO CUTE!... they look totally lickable! mmmmm..

Dawn Easton said...

Love the paper piecing Denise!! Very sweet!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Denise,l love the colours.

Hugs Riet.x

Jeanette - said...

Denise - this card is so much fun. I love how you layered the sweets :) Your recipe sounds divine! I'm printing it - thanks so much for sharing it!

Lila H said...

What a SWEET!! card... really could have used a little of these summer refreshments this past week visiting Birmingham... SUPER CUTE card!

Makiko Jones said...

I LOVE the color trio, Denise!! What a fun summer card!!
Yum for the cake recipe! I will definitely try it. TFS~

Janice M said...

YUMMY!! Love that popsicle stamp! Great color combo!

Nicole said...

SO gorgeous! Love the red accents and the cake sounds just divine, I am going to have to make that soon!! xoxox

Silke said...

Yammo!!! This is a fun summer card - Denise!!! Love the paper piecing idea...why didn't I think of it...I'll case ya :)!!!

Have a great day!!! Hugs ~S~

Wendy said...

What a sweet card. Everything about it - from the images to the colors - makes me think "Yummy." You cake sounds good. I have a great recipe for raisin cookies if you're interested.

Ann said...

So sweet and summery and fun! I love it!

Renée said...

This is so fun! Aren't you a smarty for just cutting out the part you wouldn't use frequently?!

Amy Sheffer said...

What a yummy card! The colors are so inviting and refreshing!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

This card looks so yummy! Perfect for the start of summer!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Love all the sparklies and those sweet papers!!! Thanks for the recipe - sounds awesome. I LOVED the last recipe you posted for your spiced nuts, so you know I'll be trying this one too!!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh,Denise...I'm sooo lovin those yummy looking images!!!! Summer just screems ice cream!!! Thanks for the recipe, sounds delish!!! We got my Dad a rubarb pie for Father's Day...he was in 7th heaven!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love these colors Denise on this awesome summery card!!! What a great design!! I will have to try that recipe! TFS!

Amy Johnson said...

This card is so sweet it makes me want to eat it! The colors are so yummy. I can't believe you cut the lines out of the stamp. You are so creative to think of doing that. Love the colors, the bling you added, the ric rac, and layout. Great idea to put the brads in an arc too. I never would have thought of that. Great job as always.

Anonymous said...

What a yummy glittery sugared card and what a yummy recipe to go with it!! ;) TFS!

Connie said...

MMMMMMM these are just so very sweet! My DD saw it and said...Oh I want that mommy!! :) Your recipe sounds so wonderful too!

dpkennedy said...

Oh how sweet! LOL! Thanks for sharing your recipe too-sounds good!