Even though the colors are not traditional, I'm declaring this a Valentine's card! Afterall, isn't this the season of sweetness??? I used the latest Wednesday Stamp Club Sketch Challenge in the MFT Forum on Splitcoaststampers this week.
The stamps are some of those adorable MFT Flapper Doodles (I just like saying that!!) - Flappers in the Kitchen. SQUEAL! I wanna be a flapper in my kitchen. I'm running out and getting a short fringe dress RIGHT NOW.
I was also inspired by the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger challenge. The bright colors, the white, the fact that involves food!
And speaking of food... wanna see the pop tarts?? Here they are fresh from the oven. Yum!
I loved them just like that - I used this fabulous recipe from Smitten Kitchen, and went with the brown sugar cinnamon filling. Mmm mmm good! To make them a little healthier, I used half wheat flour instead of 100% all-purpose. But of course my picky kids (who have had store-bought pop tarts and are used to those) didn't think they were good. No problem, I know the key to getting kids to eat just about anything - I made a glaze! Here's a tip for making anything with vanilla taste even more special. I bought a jar of vanilla bean paste. It's pricey, but a 4oz jar lasts a long time and it's sooo good. It creates little flecks of vanilla in whatever you're making, just like if you were using a real vanilla bean pod.
And would you just look at this beautiful, flaky pastry?? I am so proud. I have an aversion to making pastry. But even my Gramma would respect this effort, I think!
Now my kids want me to make homemade pop tarts every day. Hmm. Don't hold your breath, kids! :-D
Thanks for stopping by!
- Stamps: FD-Flappers in the Kitchen from My Favorite Things
- Paper: Doodlebug Designs DP, SU Baja Breeze, GP white
- Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic markers
- Accessories: TPC Studio So Delish charm, green velvet scalloped ribbon, black grosgrain ribbon, machine stitching