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February 15, 2010

A few shares and a yummy recipe


Quickly - just a reminder: If you sent in cards for the card drive, please check HERE to make sure you are included in the list of cards we received.  We will be picking winners likely tomorrow.

Have a few cards to share.  First up, this one was on the Hero Art blog today.  I colored the ribbon with my Copic so it matched.

020910 Blue Flowers JenMcGuire copy  

020910 Blue Flowers JenMcGuire 2
(c) Hero Arts.  Click HERE for supplies and instructions.

And, I finally remembered to keep track of the Copics I used, since many of you have asked.


Next up - a card I did back in early fall.  The butterfly was actually cut from THIS background stamp.  Simple and easy.  In real life, the colors are very soothing...

020910 Teal Butterfly JenMcGuire
Supplies: Hero Arts text background, butterfly and greeting; Prismacolors; Spellbinders dies; Corner Chomper; Shadow Soft Green Ink; Shadow Pool Ink; Black Memories Ink.

Here is the background that butterfly is from.  So gorgeous...


And, here is another using that same stamp...

020910 Butterfly Card JenMcGuire
Supplies: Butterfly stamp; Distress Inks; Creative Impressions silk ribbon and twine; Corner Chomper; greeting; Hero Arts pearls; Copics

On a side note, I received mother-of-the-day-awards a couple times this weekend.  I made homemade cinnamon rolls for the kids... and they were so fast and easy.  I used to make these as a kid with my mom, so it was fun to make them with my kids today.  Now, keep in mind that I am sure these won't be as good as the Pioneer Woman's, but they are fast and easy and very yummy.  I tweeted about it and got a lot of questions, so I thought I would share the recipe here... (Bad iPhone photo.)


Cinnamon rolls
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cut in 1/4 cup shortening
  • stir in 3/4 cup milk

Mix dough.  (I use a mixer then finish by hand.) 

Roll dough 1/4" thick into rectangle/oval 7" by 16".

Spread 2 tablespoons softened butter.  Or 3. :)

Sprinkle with mixture of 1/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

Roll up tightly as jelly roll, creating a long roll.

Cut off the ends, eating before cooking.  (The dough is great!)

Cut into 1.5" slices.  Put in glass pan.

Bake 425 degrees for 15 minutes

While hot, drip on icing (mix of powdered sugar, a bit of vanilla and a little water - to a good icing consistency.)

Hope you have a good week, and one that is warmer than mine.  More snow here!


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luv those cards...but it blows me away you used 10 copics on it! I dont have these..doubt I ever will...but your work is so pretty...ty for the recipe..will try it!

Oh yum...cinnamon rolls! BEAUTIFUL cards! I'm always in awe of your talent!

I just love your new card it's power packed with color!!!!!Just the other cards too. Your color choices are always so pleasing :)
Thanks for sharing this recipe and photo...looks so yummy!!!!!!!! Hope the snow melt fast! Hugs,Kathy

I just love your cards, I love love the vibrant colors. How fun it would be to receive one of those.

LOVE the cards! I actually bought my first hero arts stamp today--the wheat field one--and contemplated the butterfly one, too...Next time!! :)

By the way, my son just asked if you were a "real person"... :)

Pretty cards, and a recipe I just may have to try. Thanks.

Love how the ribbon is colored with a copic! Also that card is so soothing I so want to try that color combo! Okay I have been looking for a cinamon roll recipe that I could cook in a glass pan all beside each other. But did you really use shortening? I would like to use butter, it should work as well. I have all the ingredients to make it tommorow but no shortening...

I love all of these cards, Jennifer, but the blue one especially. The colors are just gorgeous!!! And thanks for sharing the cinnamon roll recipe. I will be trying it soon.

LOVE that butterfly cling stamp... I swear every time I come to your blog my wish list grows. I especially like how you cut the big butterfly out and used it on the first card. GENIUS.

Wonderful cards, Jennifer. Just love them! Such gorgeous colors! Thanks for the recipe. Absolutely love cinnamon rolls in this house! And you are not alone in the snow department. We've got a TON of it here in Minnesota! Can't wait for spring!!

I saw that blue card on the HA blog this morning- gorgeous. I love the blue note-card...have to put those on my wish-list. Thanks for sharing.

Wow, love your cards! I have to try the coloring of the ribbon!

Beautiful cards.

The colors on that first card are stunning. It really hits you. The other cards are not bad either;)
Yummy cinnamon rolls!

Wow! I adore vivid, bright colors so that blue one is especially gorgeous to me! Love how you colored the ribbon. Yesterday I discovered I could color other things with the Copics when I used them to color my Thickers in a pinch. Makes me think I should just buy all white chipboard ones so I never run out of a certain color (hey, I think you already do that, don't you?) :)

Thanks for the yummy Recipe. Just printed it out to add to my recipe box and was happy to see it looks easy enough, even for me. I might try to impress my friends with it at our next crop. :)

Your cards are are gorgeous!! I too love how you coloured the ribbon, I always forget to do that!

Your cinnamon rolls look so delicious! I would love to give them a try. Is there really no rising time for these? If so, what a dreamy recipe! lol Thank you for sharing!! My hips will thank you tomorrow!! LOL Just kidding!!

Oh wow! Every card you made is amazing!
The top one just 'pops'because of the colouring and the butterfly ones are each so different, but using the same stamp..the green and aqua is a lovely fresh, breezy look.
I come undone when anything has cinnamon in it.....yumm!

Beautiful cards Jennifer,the blue one jumps right off the screen at you. Those cinnamon buns looks delicious, thanks for the recipe. TFS!!! :-D

Your cards are beautiful. I really like the butterfly thank you card. the cinnamon buns sound yummy. thanks, stamping sue

Love the cards!!! I am so excited to take a Copics class in March. It will not get her fast enough. Can't wait to make the cinnamon rolls this weekend. Of course I will cover the left overs with Press-N-Seal!!! It will be a true McGuire moment!! :)

The cards are beautiful.

wonderful cards!!! love those butterflies!!!

thanks for sharing with us!!!

Love the butterfly cards and that stamp is gorgeous!!!! Oh and those those look delicous!!! Yummy :)

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, Jennifer! Wow! Love them all!

cards are breath taking ... and those cinnamon rolls look soooo delicious i want to grab one off the screen! heeeee! :)

that is why i love the recipe!

Saw your blue card on on the hero arts blog. Never thought to color ribbon with a marker to match. Geat tip!

Jennifer, these cards are beautiful - I loved that you colored the ribbon with the Copic! xox, Deborah

LOVE LOVE your Cards Jennifer...Your just Magical!! I LOVE to color my Ribbon to match so FUN......Especially the yummy silk ribbon you use!! I buy all white now.....
YUMMY on those Cinnamon Rolls!!! I'll have to try it out.......Thanks!

Beautiful! I love the second and third ones with the butterflies. Lovely.

Girl, you are amazing!! Every day I check your site/blog and Hero Arts. I'm addicted to you, Hero Arts, your works!! I'm beginner in cardmaking but it gives me a lot of fun and develop my imagine and creativity. What a pity that in Poland Hero Arts haven't got a store and you are not much popular as in another countries.

See You soon on your blog :) A lot of hugs for your family and kids! Take care. Hugs.

that blue is SO stunning! Loving ALL the cards--FANTASTIC!

I would never think to color the ribbon to match - great idea!! And thanks for the cinnamon roll recipe. I'll have to try that this weekend :)

Never thought about coloring ribbon. Such an "ah ha" moment.

Enjoy the mother of the day. I was puked on 3 times, do I win???

Yum Yum... I told you they were to die for :)

That buttefly card is just beautiful!

Beautiful! One of these days, maybe I'll be lucky enough to get me some Copics! I love the vibrancy! Until then... I'll have to stick with my watercolor pencils :)

So glad that Hero is coming out with new wood mounted stamps.... they are my favorite type. Thanks for sharing your lovely cards, and I love seeing the Copic colors you used. Fun!

Great card and I love that you colored the ribbon.
I will be making those cinnamon rolls this weekend :)

Gorgeous cards and such rich colors on them all, love it!

What great cards. I love them both and those cinnamon rolls look so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Wow, coloured the ribbon with copic - such a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

Love your card - stunning. The cinnamon rolls look yum too.

Jennifer, just love the cards made with just that one stamp, I have this same stamp, amazing what you did with it, Thanks for sharing with us.

Wow, the blue card is amazingly beautiful! Also, the cinnamon rolls look delicious. Gotta love PW!

Can't thank you enough for sharing the recipe! Every cinnamon roll recipe I come across uses yeast and has to rise (come on now...I can't wait THAT long for cinnamon-y goodness!). Can't wait to try it!

Beautiful cards - love the colours! and that recipe looks so yummy!!!

I love cinnamon buns!

That butterfly stamp is to die for. I am going to order that one asap from HA.
Thanks for the Cinnamon Roll Recipe. Comfort food is a good thing when dealing with
all this snow. I haven't seen this much snow in Dayton, Ohio since my guys were little.
Off to make some bananna muffins to go with the meatloaf and mac & cheese.

First off, thanks for the recipe! My kids love cinnamon rolls, but most often the kind that they get from me are the ones w/ the dough-boy on them.
Also - LOVE how you've used the butterfly images from the background stamp! Beautiful cards, as always.

I don't think I knew that you could color ribbon with a Copic...just never thought of that! Thanks for the idea! I love your butterfly "thanks" card!!

Love that new stamp and I love how you colored the ribbon to match! Cinnamon rolls sound great- we used to make them homemade with my mom when we were young too!

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