Sunday, April 26, 2009


I could hardly wait to play with my new Kitchen Sink Stamps, so what a better way to use them than to enter a Kitchen Sink Stamps challenge? That's how I got this set to begin with, by entering a KSS challenge! This week we're to alter/stamp a rolodex card, recipe/index card or library catalog card. I've had these recipe cards & index cards for ages and this was the perfect time to get them out and play around. I used the Lily stamp set and these flowers are much prettier than my photo shows! This is the 9th try for a decent picture! LOL The index cards have a shiny finish, so there's a glare on every picture I take. This was the best of the worst, so you get what you see:) I used mostly chalk inks on this because they didn't smear like regular inks did. It took some experimenting before I found what works. If you can't read the recipe, it's for garlic/dill pretzels that go over big whenever I make them. I'll type the recipe below in case anyone wants to try them. If you want a testimonial, just ask Heidi - she loves 'em :)
If you can believe it, it was so stinkin' hot here that we turned the central air on last night! Yes, in APRIL! What are we going to do when summer gets here?! Yikes!! 2 more days of 90 degree temps and then we're going back to a more normal 68, which is quite comfortable for me!
Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Lily
inks - pink, pretty in pink, orchid pastel, dk peony, maroon, olive, thyme, artichoke
accessories - mini pink ric-rac

The Recipe for Garlic Dill Pretzels
1 bag broken sourdough pretzels
1 envelope Ranch dip mix
1 cup oil
2 heaping T. dill weed
1-2 tsp. garlic powder
Preheat oven to 200. Spread the broken pretzel pieces on a foil-lined baking sheet with sides. Mix the remaining ingredients in a large measuring cup until well blended. Pour over pretzels and stir to coat all the pieces. Bake 20 minutes, stir, and continue baking for another 20 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container. Enjoy :)


JD said...

Great job with the challenge...very nicely done...

Drowning in Illinois said...

Awesome job Carol! I love the new set of stamps you won in the last KSS Challenge! Boy, what a fantastic way to decorate the recipe card dividers!

Okay, the testimonial...The garlic dill pretzels are FABULOUS! Carol made me a huge bag and I snarfed them down in a matter of a couple of days, hiding my stash in the washing machine, where Jim never would even think to look! I now have the recipe and have made them. Carol is a fabulous chef and this recipe makes the best pretzels I've ever eaten.

Thanks Carol!


Drowning in Illinois (3 inches of rain so far)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE what you did with your recipe index! So super cute. Great color combo for the lilies too. Thanks for playing along with us!


Monica Anderberg said...

So pretty! So wellbalanced and lovely colorcombo! It is so fun to visit
your blog and see all the wonderful things you are making.

Hugs Monica

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Very pretty!! I need to try and make up some recipe's one of those things I've wanted to do for a while, but just never have...yet! ;)

Makiko Jones said...

I LOVE your creation, Carol!! I always want to make recipe cards but I get too overwhelmed every time I tried...just like my cooking skill, lol.

The colors of lily are striking!! Thank you for sharing your recipe, too.

Lynn said...

Outstanding work, Carol!!! Your lilies are gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for playing along in the Crew Challenge!!

LeAnne said...

Wow, the cards and the recipe both look delish!
Thanks for sharing!

maria said...

Gorgeous recipe index cards Carol! Beautiful color combo! :D
Glad you could play along with us!