Monday, February 1, 2021

Scatter Pink

 


 Hi peeps! How's the weather in your parts? Cuz it is NOT good here!! We are in the midst of a Nor'Easter snowstorm which began Sunday afternoon and as of my typing Monday afternoon it is showing no signs of stopping😞. There are snow emergencies for many of the local towns and thankfully hubby's work place closed (hopefully for tomorrow as well).

 As of noontime today(Monday):


 

 and as of 4PM:

                         15 inches and still coming down hard and steady!

   I checked (at 6PM) they updated the prediction total to up to 24 inches. It's VERY unusual for us to get hit like this with so much snow!! And now as of publishing my post (8:15PM) we are at 20 inches and no end to the heavy snowfall yet 😱!

 So we're keeping warm with coffee and a special batch of pancakes I made for breakfast:


 
 I tried a new pancake recipe - and it is a keeper! Butternut Squash Oat Pancakes. Recipe at bottom of this post. Very easy to put together and delicious. Notice the mug? It's the reason for two photos😉 I just got this one I had made at Collage.com. I wanted to see what their service and quality was like and I can say I highly recommend them! They offer coupons and great value discounts as well. Cheers to the T Stands For Tuesday gang!

 There is a new theme for this month over at Art Journal Journey with guest host Valerie who chose the theme "Heavy Metal". Here is a journal page for the theme:


 The "heavy metal" is the Medieval Gloss Spray (which is a metallic though it's difficult to tell in the photo) I used to make the lollipop flowers and spatters. That gorgeous neon pink paint is Reflex Rose by Amsterdam which I LOVE!

 For another splash of pink I made this tag for Tag Tuesday(use a photo), the Simon Says Monday Challenge Blog (Love and/or hearts), and Try it On Tuesday (Love is in the air):


 Products: tag, pink trim, paper flower (Recollections); vintage image (ARTchix Studio); Chit Chat stickers, Botanical Collage Tissue (Tim Holtz/Ranger); Stickles glitter glue-Stardust(Ranger); purple German scrap (Collage Stuff); tiny hearts Shape sprinkles (Doodlebug Design Inc. - Simon Says Stamp).

 Last post I shared some postcards I was making using my 5" x 7" Gelli Plate for the backgrounds for an Instagram challenge hosted by Darkroom Door Stamps. Here are a few more:




 Most images, all stencils from Darkroom Door. Gloss Sprays and Paints are Dina Wakley. It  was fun coming up with a creative way to use the stamps and I'm happy with the way the numbers and flower images look stamped and white embossed on black card stock!

 Linking with Paint Party Friday as well! Stay safe and well friends.




    "Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink."         Lilly Pulitzer



                  Butternut Squash Oat Pancakes


1/2 cup (generous) butternut squash puree          4 eggs         1/2 cup oat flour

1/2 tsp. cinnamon          1/2 tsp. baking soda     1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/4 cup  sugar       pinch of salt

 Whisk all ingredients until fully combined. heat coconut oil or butter in a large skillet. Pour about 1/4 cup of batter for each pancake. When done, serve with syrup.  Serves 2 -3.
Note: you can also use pumpkin puree in place of the squash. Both are available canned in select grocery stores. 





39 comments:

  1. Who is that beautifully-dressed woman in two of your images today? I love her dress.
    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Sorry Mae but I don't know. It was an image sent to me awhile ago through an exchange of mail art.

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  2. You are getting dumped on with snow, aren't you Linda? Our snow started around 7 tonight and is suppose to go all day tomorrow. Hopefully that's all. Your pancake recipe sounds and looks really yummy. I haven't tried oat flour but I like trying out all the "new" flours on the market now. And wonderful art too. Thanks for sharing with us at AJJ too. I love the colors you picked. Stay warm and dry and have a great T day too. Hugs-Erika

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  3. Beautiful creation and photos and yummy pancakes!

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  4. A fabulous collection of art, love all of them. Thank you for sharing with us on tag Tuesday. You can keep the snow, we only had a very light covering, much to my son's annoyance as we were going to snow dye some of his t shirts.

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  5. Wow, that's a lot of snow! I was excited to see it had snowed overnight with a very thin layer of snow on the ground this morning ...lol... nothing like you're experiencing ❄️. Those pancakes look and sound so delicious, I have some pumpkin puree in the freezer so may have a go at making them, thanks for the recipe! Your art looks so beautiful and romantic this week! Thanks so much for joining our Falling in Love challenge at Try it on Tuesday! Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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  6. Wow, that is a lot of snow! I'm glad you can both stay at home by the fire and sit it out. I assume hubby's work is closed on Tuesday too. I mean if most of the employees can't get there, it's better to skip a few days.
    The butternut squash pancakes sound delicious. I have a butternut squash in the pantry, and a bag of oat flour, so I might cook that one. I have a little oven in my woodburner. I cut my squash in half and wrap them in aluminium foil, then in the oven for an hour or so. Is your canned puree sweetened? What I'm saying is: should I sweeten the puree if making from scratch? I suppose it is personal taste. I might try this on Saturday morning.
    Lovely art. I love that lady.Sooo elegant.
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  7. That's a lot of snow!! Love the journal page...the colors are fantastic.

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  8. Those oat pancakes look like something I would enjoy. I am going to have to give them a try.
    Your journal page is GORGEOUS! I love the image but especially the colors and flowers.
    We are getting the snow as well but I think you have more than us!
    Happy Tea Day,
    Kate

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  9. Your storm has been all over the news, and my jaw drops to see the amounts of snow. It's gray here with highs in the 30sF, but we won't get snow at all much less anything like this. Wow!

    Pancakes sounds perfect, especially this week :) Happy T Tuesday!

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  10. Ohhh that is a lot of snow. I remember living in snow country, even though this is not your normal, it is rough. Your art is perfect for Valerie's theme. The pancakes sound good. Have a great day.

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  11. Great art and wonderful way to spend a snowy day with homemade pancakes ~ Stay cozy and warm ~ be glad you have each other.Xox

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

    PS. We gratefully did not get all the snow ~ it is raining and expected to rain all day here in MA

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  12. Oh Linda ~ my snow plower just brought up my mail from yesterday ~ and have a beautiful Valentine from you ~ it is exquisite ~ Thank you.!

    May you and hubby have a cozy day at home filled with love ~ Xox

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  13. We had some snow today, it was worse in other parts of the country. Lovely journal page and tag. I've never seen pumpkin puree over here.

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  14. Ugh, the snow. You must be in the mid-Atlantic region. One of my friends is in NJ and she got 24 inches of snow. We got half that amount. I hope with all the snow, you didn't lose electricity. Glad you and your hubby were able to be safe at home with delicious food and art to keep you busy. Happy T Day

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  15. Your scatters of pink are delightful. I like snow pictures but have no interest in visiting it in person. The pancake recipe is going in my fine. Breakfast for me is usually yogurt and fruit so these pancakes will be a real treat.

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  16. WOW that's a lot of snow!! we have flurries, but there not sticking. Your pancakes sound yummy! snuggle in ~Keep crafting~ and stay warm :)

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  17. That is a lot of snow Linda! No snow here, but it's forecast for the weekend. We currently have plenty of rain.
    I love all of your art pieces, they're so beautiful as always!
    Alison xx

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  18. It's sunny and beautiful here today, but we are supposed to be in the deep freeze for the next week starting tonight (Wed). In fact, we have been told not to expect any temps above freezing in the day time. I can empathize with your snow. It sure looks lovely, though.

    Your art always makes me smile. You have created some beauties and the Heavy Metal you chose for Art Journal Journey is wonderful. Yes, getting metal to show on film IS hard.

    Your pancakes and coffee look yummy. It's a wonderful recipe and thanks for sharing it. Also, thanks for sharing your wonderful art and your coffee with us for T this week, dear Linda.

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  19. You hadn't linked up to Try It On Tuesday when I commented, so I want to say thanks for joining us Linda. hugs-Erika

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  20. If my oven worked (new one coming the 15th), I would make these pancakes this morning! They sound great - TFS the recipe. Wow, you have a lot of snow! Amazing and cool - I am sure it kills lots of bugs so I wish we could have some of it!

    Love your creations too. The AJJ page is fabulous with your great picture and lollipop flowers. I do that thing called what I want too - lol. Super background with some great patterns and colors. The romantic tag is pretty and would look great on some chocolates or a card. The gelli prints make me want to go try mine again (which never works but I haven't given up yet!). Great post, Linda. Stay warm!

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  21. Can't choose ~ each artwork is better than the next ~ love the pinks!

    Hope you are doing well surviving the great snowstorm ~ be cozy and warm ~

    Moment by moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. That snow really peaked your creativity:-)

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  23. We have lots of snow but not that much. Love all your art.

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  24. Hi, Linda. Apologies for my absence. Your art work, as usual, is wonderful - so full of colour. The weather here is atrocious. We've had non-stop rain for days, and according to the weather forecast we're to expect a big freeze next week.

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  25. Lovely art this week Linda, you are getting all the snow meant for Toronto, we have escaped this year so far. Your coffee snack looks yummy, thanks for the recipe my sister was doing a lot of squash this year so will share.

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  26. Beautiful art and great food. Thanks for dropping by my blog today

    Much💗love

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  27. We have a lot of snow too. Last year almost no snow at all. And it's cold (that's 'normal' for February).
    I like heavy metal colors, yummy!

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  28. Thank goodness I have not seen snow like that since I was a child. We are forecast some tomorrow or the day after but I am hoping they change the forecast before Tuesday when we have to go out and travel, (medical or we would call it off).
    To me snow is lovely to look at but it is not for getting out and about in but I imagine you are much more equipped for it than we are in the UK.
    Lovely journal page, I do like the way you have used metallic colours with the gloss spray and I have to say Reflex Rose is one of my favourite paints by Amsterdam. I also love the fluorescents. Love the image you chose as she works so well with that background you have painted.
    All the other work is great too and I love those stencilled cards.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  29. Love the mug Linda! :) Your postcards are so pretty, you're very creative. :) Oh and the heavy metal piece too, I love how you put it all together. Those pancakes look and sound delicious! Hope you can tunnel out after all that snow!!! I'm happy to say we are no longer in the snow belt and though we've had snow, it then turns to rain and sleet, then things start to melt until the next storm. It's a nice change from shoulder-high snow back in quebec!!!

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  30. Lovely artworks and photo. I really like the splashes of pink and turquoise. And love that pink n black postcard. :)

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  31. Hi, we have rather cold and sunny right now. About 20 cm of snow so not that much. It has been nice after the grey rainy period. :)
    I like the women in the first shot. I can´t figure out what timeframe this kikd of dresses were from. But I always like them. Beautiful!

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  32. Love the flower and fern artwork! And wow, that's a lot of snow. In Northern Germany there was a winter storm, too, but in the south we got nothing so far. But arctic cold is on its way. We will see! Have a nice day, Linda!

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  33. It's been quite week and I am sorry to only just get here! That snow!!!! I love the journal page and post cards...and your tag...I fear I'm too late to join in again! It certainly is romantic and Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

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  34. Lovely page and cards. Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday.

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  35. Hi Linda, trying to catch up and I'm very late due to 'new Granma' duties - we've had quite a lot of snow - but nowhere near the amount you got - hope it didin't disrupt life too much. Love the journal page and the tag is so romantic with that beautiful couple and it's great that you shared it with us at Try it on Tuesday.
    Have a great week, Avril xx

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