One of my Stamp Clubs met on Wednesday morning this week. The Gourmet Stamp Club has been meeting for years and their meetings always include more than stamping ~ the hostess always brings lunch!  Susan Tran was our hostess this week and I asked her if I could share her recipe for the delicious pretzels that were part of her lunch for everyone.  They are so good ~ hope you enjoy this recipe!

1 bag pretzels (no salt best) spread onto roasting pan

3/4 cup canola oil (I use 1/2 cup)

3 T Hidden Valley Ranch dry mix

1 tsp. dill

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

Wisk oil with the other 4 ingredients,  Pour over the pretzels and use a spatula to mix well.  Sprinkle with oregano.  Bake at 250 for 15 minutes, stir, bake 15 minutes longer.  Cool by pouring onto tray lined with paper towels or parchment paper.  Serve to your stamping friends!

Tutti-Frutti Suite

Fruit Basket

This is one of the cards that we made at last weekend's BIRTHDAY CARD CLASS.  It uses the Fruit Basket stamp set & the Punch Pack bundled on page 29 in the Occasions Catalog.  The DSP is Tutti-frutti 6" x 6" Paper and the base card is featured in the Sale-A-Bration Catalog ~ which means it's free to all of us!  You can find the Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes on page 14.  There are 16 sets of cards and envelopes in four tutti-fruitti colors!  The directions for the card are at the bottom of the post ~ enjoy!

Here are the other cards we made & we'll be making five more (and different) cards at my March Birthday Card Class on Sunday afternoon March 18 ~ join us!

Birthday card class

Download Fruit Basket Birthday

Happy Presidents' Day

President's Day

Presidents' Day was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington.  When I was in school it was celebrated on February 22, the date of his actual birthday.  It was changed in 1971 when Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Act (providing three day weekends).  Mount Rushmore is located in the Black Hills of South Dakota and features Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln.  I would love to see it ~ on my bucket list!   Happy Presidents' Day!