Saturday, October 15, 2011

Dueling Darling Divas October Card---Fall Harvest

Here is my card for round #15 of our very friendly duel.

Tami--Blueinks on SCS--is the wonderful hostess for the Divas for October and sent some awesome items for us to play with and create a wonderful card.  Darlene is the hostess for the Dazzlers and the two of them came up the theme—Fall Harvest. 

I loved all of the patterned paper Tami sent, but the sheet with the fall words worked perfect with the sentiment.  I used the thin brown ribbon and tied it in a way that reminded me of a corn shuck.  I think the image is just so darn cute.  I also used some of the paper and other treats Tami sent on the inside of my card.

We are also to include our favorite fall recipe.  See the end of my post for baked oatmeal!

Image/Sentiment—Stampin’ Up Sweet Season

Paper—SU Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie; Neenah Classic Cream; TPC Studio Patterned Paper

Ink—Memento Brown

Accessories—Brown Ribbon; Yellow, Brown and Ivory buttons with floss;  Red Leaf Brad; Copics; Inside of Card—Brown Ric-Rac; Darice Gems

Please be sure to stop in to see what all of the Divas as well the Dazzlers have created this month.  All of the blogs are on the left sidebar of my blog.

I hope you enjoy looking at our creations!  Thanks for joining us!!!!!!

Baked Oatmeal

* 3 cups rolled oats
* 1 cup brown sugar
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup milk
* 2 eggs
* 1/2 cup melted butter
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 3/4 cup dried cranberries

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2. In a large bowl, mix together oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt. Beat in milk, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract. Stir in dried cranberries. Spread into a 9 × 13 inch baking dish.
3. Bake in preheated oven for 40 minutes.

This is a fairly low dish… I made it with long-cooking oatmeal.  It is kind of like a really good soft cookie.  I have also made it with half the amount of butter, substituted with apple sauce to reduce calories and fat.  I also have added nutmeg and cardamom for seasonings.  Use what spices you like.


MiamiKel said...

Oh wee, I am LOVING this recipe, Barb! I'm the only oatmeal fan in this family (hot, cookies, you name it!) and am totally going to give this a try! LOVE the card - love the inside, too! Sweet use of buttons (my fave embellie of ALL time!) and a great layout - I was hoping to see this paper showcased somewhere along the way and LOVE IT!!! Great, great card my friend! Muah! x0x0

April said...

I love this!! That dp works great with the image, which you colored up beautifully!! I so need to start jazzing up my interiors!!

I too like oatmeal and I putting this in my to make pile!!

Terry said...

Great card Barb! Love the way you used the DP on the front and inside! Great use of the ribbon and buttons!

The oatmeal sounds yummy, except for the cranberries....not a fan of dried fruit. I will have to try it out!!

Melina said...

very pretty Barb! I love the ribbon and leaves in the corners.
Baked Oatmeal....YUMMO! :)

Carol W said...

Wow Barb, can't say that you EVER disappoint...this card is wonderful. Love the way you used the ribbon to mimic the corn stalk and the dsp for the sentiment on the inside...the immie is colored to perfection and that oatmeal sounds delish.....can't wait to try it...Way to go my did marvelous.....♥

Darlene said...

Barb, this card is just right!!! Love that his clothes match the pumpkins, it really ties in well together. Of course, the use of browns meets with my thumbs up, (fav color)
You know I think oatmeal is the miracle food so your recipe is a must-try here!

~Paola~ said...

ttally awesome fall card Barb...from your coloring to the finished inside and the wonderful way U used that shimering ribbon...well done!!

~Paola~ said... oatmeal and def. wil try out your recipe as I never had it 'baked'...sounds delishhhhhh though! :o)

:: BlueInks :: said...

Your card turned out great! I so loved the DP that you chose to use. It was a toss up to use it this round for me! The shimmer made it even bettah! Your use of the different embellies were great.

Baked oatmeal....who knew?! Will have to try that one out. Thanks!

djones said...

Wonderful card Barb! Love the way you tripled the ribbon and have the three buttons in the corner. The recipe sounds delish. Defintely going to try it out.

Laura Jean (LJ) said...

Great looking fall card Barb. Love the inside with the one sentiment that sticks out. Very creative use of DP!

Jamie Sanchez said...

Fabulous card Barb! Also the oatmeal sounds delish!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, your card is beautiful! Such vibrant colors, perfect details, and awesome coloring!

And that recipe sounds good enough to eat... gonna have to remember to try it! YUM!

Lela said...

Yum! I love oatmeal cookies! Your card is SO cute, the stamp is so perfect for this time of year, how fun!

Jackie said...

Oh what fun! Very nice cards & I like the layouts on both of them....excellent work Hun & TFS!!!