...and a hug around the neck with Pretty Cute Stamps!

Welcome to Pretty Cute Stamps' August Release Hop! 
We are so glad you are joining us.  
Follow each of the PCS designers and comment on what you think about the projects today that use the new stamp releases, and you just might be picking up a $15 Gift Certificate to buy up some of the cute stamps from the Pretty Cute Stamps Store!  All New Releases will be on sale through August 26 and that you can save even more by purchasing the August 2014 Stamp Bundle.

You should have sauntered over here from Lisa's blog...aka, the beginning of the hop!  

Years ago, my mon would sing "I love you, a bushel and a peck" to my first baby.
When I saw this sweet song made into a stamp, I was really glad. 

To add dimension to my card, I water colored the apples in all three apple colors,
red, yellow, and green!  Also, I stamped the basket twice. The top layer is just the basket itself.
Don't you love the brads!  

So..since apple season is just around the corner, I thought I'd share with you a delicious
Pumpkin Apple Streusel Recipe for the season.  
Don't let the pumpkin deter you. These are delicious...esp when fall hits!
Preheat oven to 350 degress. 
Lightly grease 18 muffin cups or use paper liners. 
(I get more like 20-22 muffins out of this recipe.)
In a large bowl, sift together:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 cups white sugar
1 T pumpkin pie spice
1 t baking soda
1/2 t salt
In a separate bowl, mix:
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 cup canned pumpkin puree
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Add this pumpkin mixture to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Fold in 2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups. 

In a small bowl, mix together:
2 T flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1/2 t cinnamon.
Cut in 4 T butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle topping evenly over muffin batter.

Bake in preheated oven for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a muffin comes out clean.

While you are waiting for those to bake, how about a few
 extra chances to win that $15 Gift Certificate to the Pretty Cute Stamps store, 
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Next up...is Karla...I wonder what she has cooking up for us today!!

Dawn: http://www.dawnmercedes.blogspot.com  You are HERE!!


Gloria said...

Super cute card Dawn! Love how you added dimension to the card and that you shared such a yummy recipe:) Thank You for sharing. Disneynut 4 life 22 at yahoo dot com

Lisa Norris said...

What a cool card, and thank you so much for the yummy recipe! :) Thank you for creating such great projects for our sneaks and blog hop.

Melissa Czapor said...

Love your card!! Thanks for the recipe too!! Love the 3D parts of it!

Ruthie @ SeptemberNinth said...

What a cute card! Your watercolor is gorgeous!

Sandy said...

awesome card!!

Glora said...

Wow, this is BEAUTIFUL! I love those sweet water colored fall apples. Awesome card. I'm a new follower of your blog. Hugs- Glora

Muffins and Lace said...

Such a cute card. Love this set.

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Fantastic card, love the way you colored and layered your stamp and your papers and elements are perfect.
I'm a follower of your blog.


Janet said...

Really cute card!! Love the set!!

BugBites said...

Awesome card - love the dimension of the brads and the torn paper. So super cute. Thanks for the delish recipe as well. Im a new follower: BugBites411@gmail.com

Danielle said...

I love the coloring on the bushel of apples!!! Its amazing!!! Great card!

Maria said...

Great card, love that set! Thanks for sharing the yummy recipe! Following.

Debbie said...

your card is so very sweet and super cute too

Janna said...

Very cute card and such a nice blog post :) I'm following your blog.

Melisa Alzammar said...

Love your card Dawn. Can't wait to try your recipe.

Yoshiras time to craft said...

Beautiful card!! Those apples look delicious! Thanks for the recipe.