Brownie Bran Muffins
1 3/4 c unsifted flour ( whole wheat)
3 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/2 c brown sugar
2/3 c cocoa
1 1/4 c wheat bran
2 eggs beaten
1 1/4 c milk (skim)
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 c oil
1/2 c apple sauce
Line 18 muffin tins with silicone or paper liners.
Preheat oven to 375F
Sift together dry ingredients into a mixing bowl, the flour, baking powder, salt, sugar and cocoa. Mix in bran.
Combine well beaten eggs, milk, vanilla, oil and applesauce.
Make a well in the dry ingredients, add the wet ingredients and mix until just moistened. Batter may be lumpy. Fill liners 2/3 full.
Bake for 18-22 minutes.
I have been making these muffins for 35 years. The whole wheat flour and the replacement of some of the oil with applesauce are more recent adjustments. Enjoy!!!
Monday, August 29, 2016
I cut the Spellbinder Sunflower die from bright yellow and golden yellow and the centre from warm brown. I chose a card from the same card stock as the centre of the sunflower. I cut a leaf from green card stock. I cut the greeting from the same golden yellow card stock as one of the layers of the sunflower with the Memory Box Grand Happy Birthday die. This was trimmed to leave a small border on 3 sides and adhered to the bottom of the background layer. I then layered the flowers and the leaf which were adhered with Quick Dry adhesive. I embossed the brown center with a polka dot embossing folder from Cuttlebug. This was adhered to the center of the flower. I adhered this layer to the card front. I needed something above the sunflower so I added 3 birds in the sky with a black marker. Really happy with the way it turned out.
Does she know me well? Glass, yellow and tea related. Does not get better than that. These were being sold at the event and was produced by Mad About Glass. I love it!!
Thanks so much.
This photo was one of the several I took for the challenge on Flickr this week which was In The Mirror. We needed to take a macro close up shot of an object. It would be best if we did not see the edges of the mirror. I took a shot of a dried rose in a small crystal vase. I placed a few glass marbles in the vase to hide the stem. I love how it turned out.
You can see my shots by following this link. SMDPics
It is Country Side by Wedgewood in blue. The tea cup saucer is missing so I have substituted another for this photo. I'm sure with a bit of attention on-line I may be able to acquire a replacement.
Submitting to Mosaic Monday #5 hosted by Maggie at Normandy Life.
Thursday, August 25, 2016
They are octagon chandelier crystals connected with brass wires and measure about 3 inches. I have added some gold organza ribbon hangers to make them easier to hang on the tree.
They will make any tree sparkle and shine during the Christmas season.
I made sixteen which I will donate to raise funds for mission work.
I toasted two slices of multi-grain bread.
I then added some old cheddar cheese and melted it under the broiler.
I sliced a nice fresh tomato which I layered onto the slices and seasoned them with salt, pepper and a bit of greek seasoning.
The sandwich was placed on a blue glass plate which is Luminarc France - Avon Royal Sapphire glass.
I had cup of Masala Chai tea in a nice yellow mug which coordinated with the charger plate.
I will have to check out some of the other titles by this author. She passed away in 2012 at the age of 71 and she had written 37 titles I believe.
Tea tonight was decaf Earl Grey with a few chocolate cookies.
The tea cup is Countryside in blue by Wedgewood. The saucer for the teacup was not included when I purchased the plates from the thrift store so I substituted a plate white saucer. The white tea pot by Stokes is just right for evening tea.
Here's is a teardrop crystal from a chandelier on a mirror. We cannot include the edges of the mirror. I will have to search the web for samples.
Sharing with Carol at Art and Sea for Share Your Cup #112.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Light blue textured card stock. A four inch square of designer paper featuring a winter blue design.
I printed the snowflake greeting on vellum and ripped the top and bottom edges. Trimmed it to the width of 4 inches like the DSP.
It is held in place at the top of the card with a star brad with a snowflake confetti on the left and a tiny round white brad on the right.
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
I had some of supplies still stored from when I made lots of handmade paper from recycled paper. Three boxed of brochures, manuals, etc. hit the dust. Now the remaining supplies like my instruction book, moulds and deckles and a few naturals inclusions remain.
I can actually see the floor. The boxes on the right contain craft supplies which I can now remove easily and put away right away. I can easily access the chairs for classes.
I am very happy.
It has been raining for the last couple of days. The temperatures are much cooler than last week. I know it's going to happen but a bit more summer would be nice. I'm sure will have a bit more.
I had a friend over for tea and we shared the missing half of this container. The other container headed out to a birthday party.
Monday, August 22, 2016
I cut the Memory Box Jumbled Happy Birthday from gold and silver foil card stock with 2 passes. This allowed me to change the spacing of the words. I adhered them to the navy blue card with quick dry adhesive.
I placed an embossed border at the bottom of the card in light blue done with the Anna Griffin Acanthus set.
Quick and bright card.
Sunday, August 21, 2016
I chose a light blue card and then cut the sheet of 12x12 designer paper by Scrap Works - Ethan Kate - Intimates Brooch Felt. It is a nice soft color palette of blue, green and white. This is the solid side of a pale blue. I cut the DSP with the Memory Box Reverse Butterfly Collage die then mounted it to the card front ensuring the corners and the spaces between received adhesive.
I stamped the sentiment with the greeting from the Stampin Up Simply Sketched stamp set in Gable Green.
The extra cards were done with the same supplies but using the other side of the paper which features designer flowers. They are wrapped and tied with a bow for delivery this morning.
Friday, August 19, 2016
I really enjoyed this dessert.
Sharing with Cuppa Tea Tuesday hosted by Ruth at Antiques and Tea Cups.
I added some letters to my Alphabet Photography collection. A wonderful S and an I.
You can check out my Flickr page.
Sharing with Carol at Art & Sand for Share Your Cup.
Thursday, August 18, 2016
The 4x6 calendar page was cut with one of the dies from the Sizzix Squares Thinlits which cuts at 3.75 inches square which is perfect. The sentiment is color printed on white card stock in Smoky Slate.
The set is 6 cards with envelopes with sentiments one might need without much notice. Get Well Soon, Sympathy, a simple thanks, Thinking of You or plain card with no sentiment.
They are simply packaged in a cellophane portfolio so 4 of the 6 cards a visible. An insert is enclosed with product information.
Monday, August 15, 2016
She is not able to do her regular harvesting of fruits and vegetables. I picked raspberries. We picked apples and processed them for crisps and she found her body was letting her know she had over done it. Sunday had to be a day of rest. The crab apple tree on the right as you can see is loaded.
I watered flowers and tomatoes, lettuce, carrots in the garden and her wonderful grapes. I forgot to take a photo!!!
I picked Nanking cherries. She has several bushes and some had been picked but there remained one full bush to pick. They were gorgeous and plentiful. They are delicious and easy to pick.
The pansies are volunteer this year but it means she still has a planter of great flowers to enjoy up. She was collecting seeds to plant next year.
I found this Rudbeckia - Prairie Sun on my walk this morning. I love the two tone of dark and light. It has a green center where many others have dark centers.
Friday, August 12, 2016
I really enjoyed Robin's book. She comes across as a regular girl as she describes her early years. She clearly expresses the decisions she made along the way to change how the her own family would be compared to the one she grew up in.
Karen's books was filled with hope, despair, and much of the emotions in between. I had a hard time to put it down.
This is the sun shining on my bedroom closet doors. It's only there for a few minutes. I noticed it the other day and made a point of taking a photo of it this morning.
Mom had surgery this week at the age of 82. She takes good care of herself so I am pleased to say that she came through very well. I will with her on the weekend to support her during her recovery. We are fortunate to be several girls and each has taken part in the process to help Mom as needed. Picture of the building. In the morning, a wonderful marble sculpture in the foyer and the rainbow in the sky when we departed at the end of the day. I took the rainbow as a good sign as to Mom's future.
Sharing with Share Your Cup #210 hosted by Carol at Art & Sand.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
This one has a wonderful pink flower. I selected a card in pink to coordinate with the flower.
I found a nice label clip art on Graphics Fairy which I colored to match. I added the sentiment in the center then printed the greeting layer on white card stock and trimmed it to leave a small border of card color.
I adhered the photo within the frame printed in black on the sentiment layer.
The clip art has been colored appropriately. Again, thanks to The Graphic Fairy.
It has a get well sentiment in french.
The clipart is from Clker.
The card is brown to pull all the elements together.