Card Sketch #3

Truth be told, I did get a start on the cards I am making for the craft fair coming up in less than two weeks.  I cut out everything I need for about 20 cards.  I had planned on doing a lot more yesterday, but got side tracked by life.. and bread… again!

This time, I taught my daughter how to make it.  She made loaves and I made rolls.  They were perfect.  The one loaf Kate made was so pretty, I hate to cut into it.  But, with three kids left along in the house today with tempting homemade bread, I am thinking it will be cut and gone by the time I get home tonight!

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So, I guess what I am saying is that I don’t have cards to show you.  I am just dying not actually making any cards for so long….  I may not have the energy to climb the stairs to the craft room.  Just kidding!  I can spring up those babies anytime I get the chance!

And, since I don’t have my card making materials here in my office (I think it’s probably because I am supposed to be actually working.. shhhhh!), I have done another card sketch.  I think I am liking to do these as much as I like to make the actual cards.  I am guessing that is because I love to work on the computer.  I am the one that many people call when they need flyers and whatnot for upcoming fundraisers!  Just one of my many talents!  (You just got to toot your own horn from time to time!)

So, here is the sketch…


The colors used in the sketch are Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, and Whisper White.

I would love to see what color combinations you come up with as well your beautiful adaptions of this sketch.

Until next time…keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne



2 thoughts on “Card Sketch #3

    1. Sure.. It’s adapted from My Biscuits are Burning – my adaptation was to put all the flour in at once since that will be easier for the kiddos.

      Bread in a Bag
      5 Cups bread flour (all-purpose works, too)
      1 Tablespoon rapid rise yeast
      3 Tablespoons sugar
      1 1/4 teaspoons salt
      3 Tablespoons butter
      2 Cups water (130 degrees F.)
      cooking spray
      1. In a gallon zippered plastic bag, mix 2 cups flour, yeast, sugar and salt.
      2. Add water and butter. Seal the bag and knead the bag with fingers to blend ingredients.
      3. Add 2 cups flour and work until well blended. Add remaining flour, knead until dough forms and doesn’t stick to the bag (you may need to add some additional flour and continue to mix until dough doesn’t stick to bag).
      4. Turn dough out onto lightly floured surface. Knead 15-20 times until smooth and elastic. Spray dough with cooking spray; cover with plastic wrap; let rest 10 minutes or until dough passes ripe test (see notes).
      5. Punch dough down. Cut dough into two equal portions. Shape dough loaves by rolling the dough with a rolling pin into a 10×6 rectangle forcing out the air bubbles.
      6.  Beginning with the 6″ inch edge, roll the dough tightly toward you in a jelly roll fashion, Push the roll into the dough as you roll to prevent any holes from forming. Seal by pinching the edge and the roll together with your fingers. Place seam side down in a loaf pan, coated with cooking spray
      7. Spray top of loaf with cooking spray and cover with plastic wrap. Let rise in a warm, draft free place until doubled in size, about 20-30 minutes.
      8 Bake at 375 degrees F. for 25-30 minutes or until done. Remove from pans; cool on wire racks.
      Yield: 2 standard loaves (8 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2)
      Notes: Ripe test is to gently press two fingers about 1/2″ into the dough and remove quickly. If the impression you make remains, the dough is ready for shaping.

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