Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bushels of Blessings Card & Apple Butter Recipe!

Once again it is Thursday & time for me to share my latest project using a fabulous 2 Cute creation! This little gift card, which accompanies some apple butter I made for the neighbors, features the Baby Pumpkin Apple digi & it can be found HERE in the new 2 Cute Store - which showcases all the digital & cling stamps you can purchase! Isn't this digi just the cutest too...especially for yummy fall & harvest gifts?!

Baby Pumpkin Apple digi by 2 Cute Rubber Stamps
Coloring Pencils - Prisma
Pens - White Sakura Jelly Roll & Black Copic Atyou Spica Glitter
Cardstock - The Paper Temptress & The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper - Recollections
Sentiment & Rhinestones - Studio G
Ink - Stampin' Up
Flowers - Prima
Eyelets - We R Memory Keepers
Canning - Ball 4 oz quilted crystal jars w/lids (on clearance @ Wal-Mart now!)
Stash - Jute & Pop Dots

And if you would like to make some yummy, delicious, oh so good apple butter of your own, here's the easy & awesome recipe!

Homemade Apple Butter
Fill your crockpot nearly to the top with peeled, cored & sliced apples - I used some from a tree in our backyard & I am not sure of the type but most apples will work. Cook on low setting for 10 hours & it is best to do this part overnight, but that is up to you! After 10 hours, it will be reduced significantly & look black, but don't worry you are still doing it right!! Add 4 cups of sugar, 1/2 tsp. ground cloves, & 3 tsp. of cinnamon. Stir, put the lid back on, & cook on low another 6 hours. Once the 6 hours are up, add 1/2 tsp. of lemon juice & stir, put the lid back on & turn the crockpot off. Let it stand for 1 hour & your apple butter will be ready for canning & giving...or keeping & eating right away! lol! For a great source on quick & easy canning, visit this site HERE. I didn't use her apple butter recipe, but her suggestions for canning were wonderful. Super easy, & while it took longer than 10 minutes for my lids to 'pop,' it was still the most helpful canning site for something simple like apple butter! Also, if you can it, it will keep for up to 1 year in the pantry, but once you open it (or don't can it) it will last 3 weeks in the fridge.

I hope you like my little card & apple butter recipe! Thanks for stopping by & I would love to have you visit the 2 Cute DT site! And, don't forget to visit the new 2 Cute store! There are so many fab stamps to check out, many perfect for the fall season, plus a brand new digi that is awesome! Until next time, Happy Craftin'!

I'm also linking up to the following link parties...check 'em out cause they're awesome!

Show and Tell Green

And these challenges too!

EIC - Inspired by BeiLeXian's Apple Tree Print
Our Creative Corner - Photo Inspiration (cozy, fall feeling!)
Speedy the Cat/Mark's Finest Papers - Holiday (harvest/thanksgiving)
Catch the Bug - Fall/Autumn


Lori said...

So adorable, I love your papers and your photograph looks wonderful!

de said...

Such a cute idea! TFS the recipe too!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Lynn McAuley said...

Super cute, Crystal!

What a fabulous addition to the Friends of Speedy the Cat's holiday challenge!! Thank you for playing along and sharing your wonderful work with us!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a cute image! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne (jojot) said...

sweet....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Leah said...

Your card is so cute! And the apple butter looks wonderful:)

Min said...

Fabulous and I just LOVE the butter recipe! Going to have to give it a try!
Thanks so much for playin' with us this week for the Whirling, Swirling, Twirling Autumn challenge at Catch The Bug!
Hugs & Happy Days!

Jodie Mackrell said...

very cute and love the recipe! Thank you for playing this weeks challenge at Bugaboo!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely fabulous!!
Thanks for joining the fun at Speedy's Friends.

SmilynStef said...

Love his cute little toothy smile ... very fun Etsy Inspired design.

Tammy Miller said...

This is so adorable. Wonderful embellish and love how you color the image. Thanks for joining us this week at Catch The Bug Challenge Blog for our fall Challenge! We Hope to see you again for our next challenge! Thanks Again, Tammy

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