Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Send Your Man Some Love

Where has all the yeast gone?  I've been baking for years and used to have to check the expiration dates on jars of yeast on the shelves of grocery stores because they'd sometimes sit there unsold for so long!  Now....it's a yeast desert.  We've been substituting romaine lettuce leaves for homemade hamburger buns, which isn't a bad thing actually.  

The hardest thing to bear, however, has been not being able to make pizza dough.  The Steele family loves its pizzas!  Nearly every Thursday, I make a batch of dough and let it sit in the frig for a few days, then bake it over the weekend.  We try different topping and cheese combinations and it's become a tradition in our home.  I'm down to the last couple teaspoons of yeast and the situation is dire.  

My last couple trips to the store have also shown there to be no flour on the shelves.  Is there a way to grind yard weeds into flour?  Because I've got plenty of that.  I bet Ma Ingalls could've done it.  She once made a pie from a green pumpkin and vinegar and Pa loved it.     


masculine cards | high tide | country club designer series paper | card sketches | Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

Pa Ingalls may have liked a card like this, too, and I KNOW Ma could have made it.  The Country Club Designer Series Paper is retiring so you'll need to grab that now, but the High Tide and Itty Bitty Greetings stamp sets, Stitched Shapes dies, and Stitched Nested Labels dies are sticking around.  

Please don't call the stamping police on me, but I did use retired Green Garden satin ribbon and a heart enamel dot.  It's all about using what you love!


masculine cards | high tide | country club designer series paper | card sketches | Nicole Steele The Joyful Stamper

Because the card base is so dark, I glued a liner inside the card.  Of course, I had to decorate it with some more High Tide images.

  


splitcoaststampers card sketch 800

I used this sketch from Splitcoaststampers for my layout.  This is a classic go-to to keep in your stamping tool box.  Make sure to pin or save this sketch to your device (right on your Joyful Stamper board or folder 😊).  **Bonus: You could win this card plus extra goodies!  We're celebrating the 800th sketch and doing random drawings from cards posted to win the design team's cards plus a little extra fun.  Post your card by Saturday May 9 to be entered!**

Card Measurements Just For You (and Ma Ingalls)

  • Basic Gray card base - 5-1/2" x 8-1/2", folded in half at 4-1/4"; scrap to die-cut Stitched Nested Label die
  • Country Club Designer Series Paper - 1" x 5-1/4" (left side); 3" x 5-1/4" (right side)
    • Whisper White cardstock - to die-cut largest Stitched Shape Oval
    • Sahara Sand cardstock- scrap to stamp and cut lighthouse
    • Night Of Navy cardstock- 1/2"x 2" to stamp sentiment

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