Saturday, February 9, 2013

Hearts, Flowers, and Fun

I've been having such a fun week of crafting, homeschooling, and I even got to attend a Ladies' Fellowship at church last night where we packed up care boxes for our college students and military men and women.  With our middle daughter being in Bible College, I got to pack up her box and I filled it to the brim with all kinds of treats, toiletries, and a mix of things she left at home over Winter Break.  It's always exciting for the students to receive these care packages, and it was a lot of fun!  I also made her some kernerless carmel popcorn.  I will share this yummy recipe with you:
2 bags "kernesless popcorn" (sometimes called Puff Corn)
1 C. light Karo Syrup
1/2 t. baking soda
1/2 lb. Butter
1 C. brown sugar
Place Puff Corn in large roasting pan and set aside.  In a large pan, melt butter and Karo Syrup.  Just as it starts to boil, put in the pinch of baking soda and stir.  Turn down heat to low.  Add brown sugar, stirring thoroughly.  Pour this carmel mixture all over the Puff Corn.  Stir thoroughly so that ALL the Puff Corn is covered with carmel.  Place into a 250 degree oven.  You wil bake it uncovered for 45 minutes, but you take it out each 15 minutes to restir it so that all the puff corn gets baked and coated.  Once you've baked it for 45 minutes, you take it out of the oven and pour it onto wax paper to cool abd break apart.  It is DELICIOUS!
I'm sharing this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Simon Says "Have a Heart" - The hearts I used are from a Paper Sweeties stamp set that I stamped onto some various October Afternoon patterned papers.
The Shabby Tea Room - Happy Birthday in Pink and Blue - I used Paper Sweeties stamp set for my hearts, and die-cut flowers made from washi tape, patterned papers, and lots of pink and blue.
Catered Crop Challenges - Polka Dot Recipe Swap - I used a Paper Sweeties (sponsor for the challenge) stamp for my hearts, I used October Afternoon polka dot patterned papers, some washi tape, machine stitching, and lots of sweet little touches.

The Craft's Meow Stamps Challenge Blog - February Sketch Challenge

Diana M. Larson's DL Art Blog - Thankful Thursday - Anything Goes
Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you're all having a blessed weekend.


  1. Really beautiful card, Karen! I love the pretty colors and the wonderful stitching! Thank you so much for all the sweet and encouraging comments you leave on my blog. They always warm my heart! I appreciate you!...Nancy :o)

  2. Karen this card is so yummy and delightful just like your special treat! Love the different layers of papers and the hearts and sentiment are fantastic! So glad you got to help put together some wonderful gift boxes! They sure do cheer up those that receive them. I remember getting a couple when I was in college....the whole dorm floor would come over and watch me open it! Then of course I would share the goodies that only my mom could make the best!!! Have a blessed weekend!

  3. Karen, this is beautiful! Such pretty layers and charming hearts!

  4. Hi Karen, This card is absolutely beautiful with all of the lovely embellishments! You did a wonderful job! Thank you for sharing your recipe, it sounds yummy! Have you ever add nuts to it? I can't wait to try it!
    Have a great evening!

  5. Your card is so beautiful Karen, I just love how put so many elements on and they all look great together.
    You could enter this in the DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes February Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  6. Karen the care packages are such a wonderful act of kindness. You ladies each deserves a medal.
    Your card is wonderful as always. Love the little hearts.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  7. Hi Karen!!!
    This is so gorgeous!!!! I LOVE the colors and all the embellishments!
    Thanks so much for your kind words on my blog and I too look forward to joining and crafting with you on The Kraft Journal!!
    Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT Sunday!!

  8. Beautiful card and love all the layers! Great job on the TCM sketch and thanks for playing along :)

  9. Very pretty! I love the papers! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  10. Loving all the pattern paper and washi tape together.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  11. Love all the paper pierced hearts. The details on your card is awesome. Love your card. Thanks for playing along with us @ TCM!

  12. Hello Karen! What a beautiful card! I love the colors, papers and all the layers and stitching. Thank you for sharing your recipe, sounds great!