Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Strawberry Blueberry Torte or Trifle Recipe

I am afraid I have held out on all of you.  I have a secret crush on desserts and this is one of my all time favorites.  It was made over the Memorial Day weekend because we were having some people over...they didn't get any because it was all gone by the time they came.  You see it tastes better if made the day before. But that is IF it can make it till then.  Well here is the recipe.

Strawberry Blueberry torte or trifle

Angel food cake (I make mine from Betty Crocker mix)
 (You won't be using all of the cake!!!  Cut or pull apart into 1" cubes.)
1 can Eagle Brand FAT FREE condensed milk
1 Box of Jello Sugar Free White Chocolate Instant Pudding mix
1 can of Reddi Whip Can of whip cream (preferred over Cool Whip but it's personal taste)
1 1/2 Quarts Strawberries cut with an egg slicer
1 pint Blueberries
Tools: Hand mixer and large mixing bowl2 cup measuring cup and large scraper; Large trifle bowl as seen in picture.

Bake the Angel Food cake according to directions on the box.  Cake needs to cool down before assembling.
While it cooks, start the pudding.
Get a 2 cup measuring cup.  Put 1/4 cup water in the bottom, and then pour Eagle Brand Fat Free condensed milk in. Scrape all of it you can out of the can. Stir to mix the water with the condensed milk before continuing to fill the cup up to the 2 cup point with a bit more water, mixing it again before adding.  Pour into a large mixing bowl. Add the pudding mix and using hand mixer, mix on low for 2 minutes. Clean mixer blades into pudding so that you get as much as possible off. Spray 2 cups or more of the Reddi Whip whip cream into pudding and "fold" into the pudding.  This means gently with a large scraper "folding" it over itself several times until it is mixed. Try NOT to stir it.  Refrigerate until cake is cooled and ready to assemble the torte.
Layering:  1" portions of Angel Food cake on bottom. There are two layers, and you decide how much you want to use so put 1.5 to 2 inches of the cake. Next, the majority of the blueberries, holding back some for the top, as seen in the picture.  Top with HALF of  pudding mixture, spreading it gently over lower level.
 Now for the second layer of cake cubes, but this time use a layer of strawberries.  Spread remaining half of pudding mix on top of that.  Arrange the pretty top with strawberries fanning out from the middle with blueberries as the center.  The Torte or Trifle should be refrigerated until ready to eat.  Good luck keeping the family away from it before your guests get to enjoy it. Once you taste it you will see why I say that.
 Oh, and by the way, it's DIET!!! Low on calories and fat and full of good things from the berries. Unfortunately, it does have High Fructose Corn Syrup in the Eagle Brand, and Bad sweetner in the pudding mix. But those are miner since it saves you tons in calories and fat. 

DCWV Watercolor Card for May Stack A Holic Card Challenge

I used 2 DCWV stacks: Watercolor and Flip/side.  I used the beautiful pink umbre cardstock to cut out the flamingo with my Cricut Explore machine using my Life's a Beach cartridge. The circles with the Basic shapes, and the flowers with the Flower Shoppe cart.  Stickles were added for the flower centers, and black Viva D├ęcor pen for the eye.  Love these papers and how well they coordinate together.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Authentique Patriotic Card

Happy Memorial Day! Using Authentique Paper Freedom Collection, Sizzix Plaid embossing folder used on cream Bazzill cardstock, and Creative Memories corner rounder to add a fun edge. Added to Ruby Slipper Bazzill cardstock. Maya Road cream yellow ruffle ribbon across.  Small tag stamped with an older 2011 stamp and a flower from my stash.  Love this image which shows a woman holding the bellowing flag on the ocean, just like pic on the magazine scene showing the other woman's scarf blowing in the wind and on the ocean, too. 

NSD Card Sketch Challenge on Scrapbook.com

Scrapbook.com NSD Card sketch challenge
I had so much fun this month with National Scrapbook Day and Scrapbook.com challenges.  Here is my latest with the Card Sketch Challenge put on by Kathy 101!! I used Melissa Frances papers, Authentique Freedom collection papers, Graphic 45 World's Fair and the tropical papers from Die Cuts with a View Watercolor stack.  Another card I am making will be posted soon for their own challenge. Here's my Gallery under Bevjordan on their site.
Here are the sketches.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

DCWV Layout Won for May Stack a Holic Challenge

I used the following DCWV stacks: Treasures Stack for the "stone" background, Hello Darlin' for the "wood" mat and top strip, Chateau Lavender Cardstock for the Green strip, and one of my favorites, their Corrugated piece to add a bit of dimension. Can't remember which I got the leaf one from so I'll update this when I get back home. The Title was fussy cut from one of the sheets of random letters in the Treasures stack.  Then I added the wooden sticks with natural twill, tying them with twine. I stamped with Imaginese Neon Green ink the words "Relax" and "No, Race" to add to the story. And that is NOT a real gator but a statue, since she hikes around where that landmark is located. See she is taking Journalism at University of Florida and has a blog called, Hikes n Bytes, writing about places to hike in the area of the school. She loves to hike and write about it! Fun huh?
   This is my project for DCWV Stackaholic Challenge on Facebook as well as there blog HERE.

As well as, this is my project for the
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge #145: For a young girl who does what she loves.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Graduation Layout for Scrapbooks.com NSD Challenge

Here's a list of the embellishments from the top:
Scrapbook.com "Embellishment Variety Challenge" for National Scrapbook Day
Making Memories 3 Metal mini Plaques (embellishments with graduation motif). I adhered them onto
1 piece of white cardstock I had embossed with Embossing folder.
Title "Success" 7 die cut letters from Cricut Explore Plantin Schoolbook Rolly Polly.
Junkitz  3 Graduation acrylic circles
Paper Bliss 3 Textured Tags
Making Memories 5 metal word pieces
Total: 22 pieces in my double layout. I love a challenge to push me

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Graphic 45 Time to Flourish May Layout

Here is my double page layout that I used Graphic 45 Time to flourish May sheets, one of each.  After cutting the pieces all out of the sentiment page, I then used the beautiful floral page as the background. After doing the left side I realized I will need to buy another sheet for the right side, so that is yet to come. The store is 1:45 away so not today.
I fussy cut the large flower out on the upper right side of the floral paper. Too much was taken out so I reinforced the area with a scrap, as seen in the above pic.

Here is the front side of the page, and you can see I covered it with the stamps, and popped 2 of them up.

Fussy cut flower popped up and Crystal Lacquer added to the butterfly.
I added mats to all the pieces even on the purple background which won't show up until I redo it onto the floral paper.  Totally love how it came out and that my daughter's outfit matched. That was not planned but love that it did!! I am submitting this layout for the following challenges.
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday Challenge #144- "May"inspired cover, Flowers, ribbon on the right page and has "May" written on the page.

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Graphic 45 Steampunk Feminine cards

I loved making these cards with Graphic 45 Steampunk die cuts and other papers and ribbon roses from my stash. I used Tombow foam to pop up the center pieces. Prima Brown ink applied to the edges to add dimension, too. The roses were cut apart and arranged in such a way to give the most interest. Though they look fairly fast, it took me hours. LOL!! I have made these for friends of mine since my mother passed away 20 years ago. Enjoy!
Paper Crafter's Corner Magazine Monday #143-Mother's Day Card

National Scrapbook Day Marathon

Happy National Scrapbook Day 2016! #NSD2016
If you haven't noticed, I love to scrapbook and so enjoyed all the inspiration from the fabulous Designers on Scrapbook and Cards Today! The day was full of fun events and challenges.  I have a long list to get started. Also have been using some Echo Park Paper company challenges as well.  And they had 10 challenges as well. So I spent my Mother's Day weekend spending it with my hubby and daughter watching movies and playing along with them.
Here's just some of stash of Echo Park Paper Company
I hope to be publishing some layouts and cards soon.