Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tired of Texting Hero Arts Hostess Hop!

Hello!  Today I am hoping along with my fellow Hero Arts hostesses!  Being a Hero Arts hostess (now over 2 years ago!)  was simply a dream come true!  I love Hero Arts stamps and love the community!  Once a hostess always a hostess!  :>

You can find all the information here on the Hero Arts Blog!  You should have arrived here from the talented Sue!  I am excited to share this card with you, it's inspired by texting!  While I am not a huge texter (shocking I know) I much prefer chatting on the phone so I can craft while I chat!  But texting is huge way of socailizing now a days!  The conversation background along with the sentiment made me think of texting on an iphone and this card was born:

Supplies:
Hero Arts: Typewriter notes set, Conversation Background, Typewriter Alphabet set,       Thanks a bunch
                 Inks:  Wet Cement, Splash, Black
Dies:  Hearts by Lawn Fawn

I stamped the background with wet cement and than stamped the sentiments over top in the same ink.  I used various sentiments from different Hero Arts sets, sentiments that are used a lot in texting.  I am happy with how this card turned out, so fun!

If you want to skip the recipe (why would you do that, it's soooooo good) the next stop is Judy!

Now for a recipe!  I love baking and don't mind cooking!  LOL  In fact I often craft so I DON"T BAKE!  I like to keep busy!  Not only do I love to bake but I also love to eat  my baking!  So that's why I try not to bake! I struggled with what to share.  While I love baking I can't think of what to share.  So I thought I would share this recipe from here Banana Brownies!  I've made them 3 times in the last month and a half!  The brown butter frosting is to die for!  I suggest youtubing how to make brown butter frosting so you can see it, it can be finicky but I think once you watch it no problem!

Banana Bread Brownies


Ingredients:
1-1/2 c. sugar
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. butter, softened
2 eggs
1-3/4 (3 or 4) ripe bananas, mashed
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 c. all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Brown Butter Frosting:
1/2 c. butter
4 c. powdered sugar
1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 tbsp. milk
Directions:
1.  Heat oven to 375F.  Grease and flour 15×10-inch jelly roll pan.  For the bars, in a large bowl, beat together sugarsour creambutter, and eggs until creamy.  Blend in bananas and vanilla extract.  Add flourbaking sodasalt, and blend for 1 minute.  Stir in walnuts.
2.  Spread batter evenly into pan.  Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
3.  Meanwhile, for frosting, heat butter in a large saucepan over medium heat until boiling.  Let the butter turn a delicate brown and remove from heat immediately.
4.  Add powdered sugarvanilla extract and milk.  Whisk together until smooth (it should be thicker than a glaze but thinner than frosting).  Using a spatula, spread the brown butter frosting over the warm bars (the frosting will be easier to spread while the bars are still warm).
 
 
I don't bake it in a jelly roll pan as I don't have one!  I bake it on my cookie sheet the same size and since it's 1 inch in height it's perfect!  This makes a lot so it's great to make when your going to a bbq or a summer celebration!  And trust me everyone loves it!  Like my neighbors!
 
 Thank you for stopping by!  The next stop for the hop is Judy!

149 comments:

judkajudi said...

Ooooh, those banana bread brownies sound yummy! And your card is over the top fun! What a great idea!! I am so enjoying this hostess picnic!! Hugs.

Lin said...

My Mom made a soft vanilla drop cookie with a browned butter icing, and I can still remember how it tasted! Must go dig out that recipe and try it again. This one on the banana bread sounds delicious too!

Shirl said...

This card totally speaks my mind, lol... Thanks for sharing the brownie recipe too! It looks absolutely mouth watering!

Heather Maria said...

This is such a fun and cute card, Anita! Love the background you created and the way the typewriter with the heart really pops against it! Oh your banana brownies recipe looks and sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing - I'll be making it very soon!

Arlene said...

I love the sentiment as I like talking to someone. I use texting only to get the basics or send info. Fantastic card. No texting at the picnic, for sure.

That recipe sounds fantastic!!

RedGem said...

Wow.. great card! I love the background stamps you used. Tku for the recipe I love bananas!

Auror Willow said...

Love the idea of this card, I'm guilty of texting more than calling or sending cards lol Your recipe looks delicious!

Barb said...

Oh, boy! Do those brownies ever look delicious! And I love your adorable card, Anita!

P.S. It was so nice seeing you last night! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

WOW!!! Those Brownies look sooooooooo good!!! LOL!!! I just LURVE your super cute card too!! :)

Candy Meyers said...

This is a neat card. I can think of a variety of ways to use these stamps. Good job.
Candy Meyers

jintyoo7 said...

Excellent sentiment on this gorgeous card, Anita - love the pop of colour on the neutral background :)

Tracey said...

An awesome card!!!

Bobbie Brock said...

Love your card! What a great combo of bananas and brownies - will definitely try your recipe!

Thalia said...

I'm tired of texting too, your card is a great way to connect with someone.

Jenn Biederman said...

The background turned out great, Anita! Your recipe sounds delish...will have to try it out!

tammy b said...

both the card and the brownies look fab!

tammy b said...

both the card and the brownies look fab!

Barbara said...

I love your card. It is fabulous. And the banana bread brownies sound fabulous too. I will definitely try these! Thanks!

judy said...

Cute card-- I love the typewriter in blue!

Gloria Reynolds said...

What a fun card...I love that it is so "NOW"; my nieces will love receiving something like this. And by the way, I am adding sour cream and bananas to my grocery list as we speak.

Virginia L. said...

What a FUN card! I absolutely love it, Anita! Your Banana Bread Brownies look divine, I shall give the recipe a try very soon! So glad to be in the blog hop with you!

Kim M said...

Wonderful card! I'm not a texter either. :-). Those banana brownies look to die for! Yum!

Lynn said...

Yummy, I love the overlapping bubbles. Incredible card...and yummo on the recipe.

PS I don't cook either!

Alexia Misso said...

This is super cute! Love the type writer and the background images! So cute! Thanks for the recipe too!

Dana D. said...

Your card is adorable. And banana bread brownies sound sooooo good!

Iris said...

Cute card and thanks for the recipe, sounds yummy!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Great card! I agree with the sentiment sometimes too! :) The recipe sounds great.

Trinh said...

Such a fun card, Anita! I'm not a big fan of texting either.

Those brownies look sooo good!

joy said...

I never text!!! I talk on the phone, e-mail or visit in person. That's my idea of socializing. :)

Love your card and that banana bread brownie recipe is going in my recipe box - sounds delish!

Gunilla/Nilla said...

This is a beautiful card!

Caroline said...

Love your card, so cute and those banana brownies sound delish!

Dee said...

I absolutely LOVE this card!
By the way... the brownies look so delicious; you've made me hungry :)

Francesca said...

You are right! I am bored of texting and emailing every one!

Maeghan M. said...

Love that typewriter image and the mix of sentiments! TFS!!!

Daria Z. said...

Wonderful card, Anita! I do text when needed, but prefer talking on the phone!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

super cute card and soooooo true! :)

Laura Means said...

Such a cute card! Thanks for sharing :)

Miriam Prantner said...

So fun! I love the blue against the wet cement color, really pops!

Michelle Liimatainen said...

LOL that card is hysterical! L ove it! :)

Dorothy C. said...

Cute card! The banana bread brownies look delicious.

Robin Cooper said...

I don't text at all!! Cute card though!

Ami said...

That card made me smile. Big! Thanks!

Elena said...

What a fun card you created!
And your recipe looks so delicious!!!

Стокли said...

Lovely Typewriter and I like sentiment)

justasiam said...

what a fun card...I do feel that way sometimes too!

Karen said...

What a cute card (and I couldn't agree more with the sentiment)! Those brownies look so tempting. Thanks for sharing.

CinnamonSally said...

Your recipe looks so yummy Anita, must give this one a try!! Great card too!!

Ann Kulseth said...

Right on . . . great card. Thanks.

Craftyfield said...

The stamps you used make for a fun card and so true! Licking my lips just thinking about your cake...

diana said...

What a fun card! Not sure the youg'uns I know would even recognize a typewriter. LOL

GrammySue's Creations said...

Love your fun card--the sentiment is perfect. Also your banana brownies look yummy.

Carol Perry said...

Fun card and those banana brownies look real delicious. Love your sentiment.

Carol Perry said...

Fun card and sentiment. Those banana brownies sound wonderful. Looking at the picture is making my stomach scream! LOL

Laura Jane said...

YES, too much texting...Yummy bars:)

Leigh Penner said...

Super cute card, Anita! I love it!
I'm not a texter either-- I'd rather chat on the phone.

Reusing with Quilling said...

Loved he speech bubble bg a lot !

karenelr said...

Your card is so clever and fun! I love how you used the different inks for the talk bubbles! Your recipe looks like it would be delicious! Thanks for sharing!

Froggietalks said...

Cute card Anita! I don't have a cell phone to text, so using an "old fashioned" phone is my prime way of talking to those not near me :)

Patricia said...

I just found the perfect card to send to my sister! She texts me all of the time. This will be ideal! Thanks so much! Gotta try those scrumptious brownies too!

Kathy Mc said...

Agree 100% ~ texting has its benefits (sometimes) but it's always better having a conversation on the phone or in person. Banana bread brownies, Anita ~ never heard of them before but they sound awesome. Eager to try!

Kailash said...

Wonderful design on your card, love the speech bubbles background!!

Denise Bryant said...

Love that typewriter stamp! Cute card!

Petti said...

I love the card! And thanks for the recipe!

Leesa B said...

Oh yes I love your card and agree too much texing!! Very yummy recipe too! Thanks!

Tiffany G said...

Cute card!! I love the background and all the different sentiments and speech bubbles!! Hmm that recipe sounds delicious!! I've never heard of these!! I'm def. gonna have to try them!! Thx for sharing!!

adele holcomb said...

Cute! The blue typewriter looks great on the neutral background.

donna mikasa said...

Such a fun, trendy card, Anita! And your brownies look so decadently delicious--I think I gained a few pounds just drooling over the photo!

Dana said...

Awesome card Anita!! I love the background! And yummy brownies!!

mtscrapgal said...

I didn't think there was anybody else that is not a big texter. I'm worse I don't text at all. Cute card idea. The brownies sound so delicious. Thanks

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the background! The typewriter brings back very old memories for me because I can so relate to it :)

CathyL said...

I totally agree with your love of baking, and the temptation to eat what you bake!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love your fun card - I'm tired of texting too.

Janis said...

Well, I DON'T text at all, so your card is just my "type"!!! :)
Delectable recipe...TFS!!!
<3 J

cghundley said...

How fun! I too
don't text.
Carla from Utah

rhoffer said...

Your card made me smile! So cute, and so true! And your brownies sound wonderful!

Debstamps said...

Hey Anita! I loved seeing how you put your own stamp on the speech bubble background--I prefer phoning/snail mail too! Your Banana Brownie recipe is getting printed and put up on the fridge at our house of banana lovers...I can taste the brown butter frosting now...Thanks baking up all this inspiration!

DanielleMW said...

I really like the little typewriter. The brownie recipe has me reaching for my insulin just from looking at it!! ;)

Barb Ghig said...

Love your fun card, Anita! Such a clever way to pair your stamps!

Thank you so much for the recipe...these brownies look yummy!

Annette Allen said...

wow awesome card.. love that background..very clever..

Kathy Rosecrans said...

I identify with your card, and the bars look fab!!

Susan Lang said...

lol omg Great Card. Love the background and the typewriter.

Lindsey said...

Love this card, Anita... it's hilarious! And I have to admit, I far prefer texting and emailing to talking on the phone... :P Thanks for the yummy-sounding recipe, too.

Cindi said...

I love the pop of color from the typewriter. Great card

Teresa W. said...

How funny! Tired of texting, really? Love your card. Great background. The brownie looks delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

cheiron said...

Great card Anita! I love the background. And pass some of those brownies my way...mmmm.

Janet Mack said...

Yum!!! My husband hates texting also, he gets a look every time my phone chirps.

Pat said...

These brownies sound delicious!

And your card is clever, too!

Karin R said...

The brownies look delicious, and the card is perfect for my nieces. Great card!

Sue D said...

Very fun card and thanks for the recipe.

Judy1223 said...

Anita, what a fun card! I'm tired of texting, too! The brownies look delicious, too!

marking said...

What a cute card! The recipe looks yummy

Memories by Manda said...

Mmmmmmmm those brownies sound yum! unfortunately, like you, I prefer to craft than bake :) Your card is cool. Very techno modern.

Heatheranne said...

Wow! Great inspiration for a card. My grand-daughter gave my daughter a cell phone so they could text each other. This card would be great for my daughter. It's just a little too much sometimes. lol Thanks for the wonderful recipe. I've never heard of it or anything like it, so am looking forward to trying it. Thanks for the chance to win a prize. :-)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

hehehe! This cracks me up! LOVE it!

pcm said...

love the sentiment! it goes perfect with the execution of the card!

Barb said...

Love the card and the recipe!

loulou said...

Stunning card. Love the great cas design and the fantastic colour combination - that pop of red is brilliant. Thanks for the recipe will try it out next time we have a bunch of bananas.

sharon l-s said...

Thanks for the yummy brownie recipe and the cute card. I love the sentiment. tfs the card & the recipe.

keeleykats said...

Anita, Super cute card! I'm not much of a texter either! Thanks for the brownie recipe, looks yummy!

Nat said...

thanks for the recipe, these look so yummy!!!! awesome card too :)

Karen L K said...

A really cute idea for your card. The colors are nice too. I need to try these. I love banana bread and the addition of sour cream sounds interesting.

SandiL said...

Banana brownies, yummy. Your card is amazing too such a great idea!

Greta said...

Clever, creative card, Anita! I can imagine how yummy the brownies are--not sure I should get us started on them--LOL!

Barbara said...

What a fun and clever card! Those brownies look too good!

the doghouse said...

Great card...

brenda said...

Such a great card - thanks for sharing it and the recipe!

Tona said...

What a fun card & that recipe sounds great.

Dawn T said...

Great card Anita. And your bread slice looks so yummy.

Renuka said...

Brownie.. yay.. Love the look of that frosting.. Your card is amazing and so apt to today's times. Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

great card..so fun and banana bread brownies...wow!!

PamSpradlin said...

I love that card...if more people felt that way maybe the post office wouldn't be having so many problems. I know several people that this card would be perfect for...love the inspiration.

paperpicnic said...

Yum, the Banana brownies sound amazing! Your card is wonderful, love the cute sentiment! Thanks for sharing both of these terrific ides!

Madeline Rains said...

I love this card - the idea, the combination of wet cement and splash colors, the composition..

Alison said...

This picnic blog hop is disastrous to the waistline - everything looks SO delicious! Yum - your banana brownies - say no more! The card is pretty fabulous too - why text when you can send a card! Love it all, but especially the background.

Anonymous said...

I love your brownies a lot and even if i am tired, i love to comment.
Margriet

shirley-bee said...

Fab card - and the banana brownies sound delicious!

Ann Marie said...

Great card! You could also use an image of an old style phone instead of the typewriter with the same sentiment.

Velvet Pearson said...

Ha ha! I'm tired of texting too and still miss using my old typewriter (as much as I love the laptop I'm using right now).

Brenda said...

Perfect sentiment for this card Anita! Very creative!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love your texting card! Cute! The recipe sounds great too!

Sue McRae said...

Very fun card Anita and your recipe looks yummy.

Helen G. said...

Love your work on the background! Fantastic card :D

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Bananas and chocolate - a dream combo - thanks for the yummy recipe!! And your card is adorable - love the multiple sentiments in the bg and the cute typewriter! Great seeing you at MOA the other day!!

Marilyn said...

Oh my, banana brownies! I think I will have to make many cards to keep from trying that recipe out!

Sunny Sue said...

Love your card and your recipe looks so yummy!

Deborah said...

What a great card I must say I do still enjoy getting a real card in the mail every now & then ;)

Phi said...

Those speech bubbles are so cute. Gorgeous card.

Brenda Gordon said...

Thank you for the inspiration!

ivy said...

great card anita!

jusaweecatnap said...

I love the sentiment on your card! Love the way you did the background. Skip the recipe??? Never. It looks delicious.

Shannon said...

Your card is wonderful, thank you for sharing it with us. Also thank you for the great sounding recipe, can't wait to try it out.
I'm leaving your blog inspired for sure, thank you for that most of all.

aileen (mum) said...

I just love how you used these stamps. I can see myself making a card just like this, i too. Hate texting, talking is so much more fun.

stamplover2011 said...

Cute card, Anita and your recipe looks like a must make!! Thank you!

Larissa Heskett said...

Such FUN!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!!n ;)

Judy Tuck said...

Great idea for a card! Fantastic recipe too!

goodregister said...

such a cute card!!!!!!!!
Thanks for the recipie too!!

Jingle said...

Your card is very cute!

Cheryl said...

I love how you used the stamps, great card!
The recipe looks awesome!

Kanan Pandya said...

Sweet sentiment and very pretty background. Love it. :-)

Suzanne C said...

Ohh that recipe sounds so delicious. I will have to get my daughter to try it. :) Love your card and I am tired of texting! :)

Laura Norris said...

Cute card! And YUM for those brownies!

Valerie said...

Great card!

Scrapycandy said...

That card is just adorable! And I can smell your brownies baking. I need to start mushing up my bananas...

Linda said...

Great card and delicious looking recipe. Thanks for sharing.

Linda D.

Leni said...

That banana bread looks yummy! Love your card!

brenlubrant said...

I very cute and fun card. I will have to try your brownie recipe that you shared with us. Thank you.

Gilu J said...

Love that background you've created. And the way that typewriter stands out. Great card!

Diane said...

Love this card and the background. Thanks for sharing.

Rachel said...

Awesome!

 

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