Saturday, October 15, 2011

October Duel

Hello All,
  Here we are again, not only is it time to duel but it's also the end of round 2! Wow, the time has flown by!!
This month's hostesses are Tami for the Divas (my team) and Darlene for the Dazzlers. Tami sent the cutest kit with all kinds of goodies for us to use. Our image is from Stampin' Up's - Sweet Season, various yummy DSP's, Ribbon from American Crafts, Embroidery Floss, Sticko Tiles, a leaf brad by Recollections, and gems by Darice. As always I had a hard time trying to decide what to use for my card. So many choices! lol

  Anyways, here is what  I came up with. I am looking forward to Round 3 of dueling!

Tami also requested that we share our favorite fall recipe. I have alot of favorites, but I think my most favoritest is Squash Soup. My Mom has made it for us for years now so it's a signal that fall is here!
Squash Soup


  • 6 cups (about 2 large squash) seeded 2-inch wide chunks butternut squash
  • Melted butter, for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus 1 teaspoon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper, plus 1/2 teaspoon
  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 4 ounces heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Brush the flesh of the squash with a little butter and season with 1 tablespoon salt and 1 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper. On a sheet pan lay the squash flesh side up. Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the flesh is nice and soft.
Scoop the flesh from the skin into a pot and add the stock, honey, and ginger. Bring to a simmer and puree using a stick blender. Stir in the heavy cream and return to a low simmer. Season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg.


  1. Jamie--I really like how you added the floss in the corner--very cute! Great Colors on the image and cute how you used the brads in the wheels.

    Your recipe sounds wonderful!

  2. Great card Jamie! Love the fibers used with the flower! Cool touch ☺ Love your layout, your coloring and the brad wheels!

    Your soup sounds yummy! I doubt I can get DH to eat it, but I want to try it!

  3. I love those fibers!! WTG girl!

    That dp is to die for and didn't both teams have the cutest fall boy?

    So glad we can continue to duel it out!!

  4. Great coloring of the image and I love the floss behind the flower! Brads for wheels...yay!!!

  5. Okay, this is my third try to leave a comment. Terrific card, Jamie! Love how you used the fibers!

    Squash soup sound delish! Thanks!!!

  6. Oh my goodness this card. I really love how you used the fibers and the flower in the upper left hand did an awesome job on your coloring and the layout...well I can only say....great nailed this one....♥ I'm sorry I took so long getting bad...this is such a great card!!!!!

  7. Great job, Jamie! I like how many elements of the kit you were able to use.

    Hey, that floss looks like when I was trying to wrap it up! LOL Let's just say we fought a bit, the floss and I!

    Your soup sounds yummy. Perfect for the season.

  8. Oh, Jamie, what an ADORABLE card!! Your accents are so dang cute and the floss is great too. I like how you colored the little guy, perfectly!
    Squash soup...YUM! Can't wait to try it out. Happy Fall my friend!

  9. Looks good, Jamie! Super cute card and layout - love the brads in the wheels, that was popular this month :) The recipe sounds yummy! So proud of your Malcolm :) xoxo

  10. Hopefully I'll be succesful in posting my comment this time (trying from work *wink* adorable fall card is as uniw=que as you are with such display of awesome fibers and braded flower accent...and of course the delightful immie is colored to perrrr-fec-tionnnnnnnnn! btw LUV the recipe soup too..MUST try it for sure :o)

  11. I love the fibers on your card and the papers are beautiful!
    Yummy recipe too :)