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Dream - Sparkle N Sprinkle and Cranberry ramblings

Good morning fellow bloggers!
Who can believe that we are only a couple of weeks away from
Thanksgiving??? Not me for sure. I have not even
bought a Turkey!! I need to get on that.
And some cranberries. I need some cranberries. I checked my freezer and
I am down to one lonely bag of cranberries.
I eat them all year long. Muffins, Tarts. Scones. mmmmmm, cranberries.
So I always buy a whole case of them in the fall and
freeze them. Does anyone want a fabulous recipe for cranberry
sauce? Not the jelly stuff, but wonderful whole
cranberries with orange? Here you go;

The best Cranberry Sauce ever, I promise
1 lb fresh cranberries

1 fresh orange
1 cup sugar

Wash the cranberries and pick out any bad ones.
Peel the orange, then separate the sections. You want to cut the little pieces
of membrane off each section as best you can.
Chop the orange sections and put them along with any juice in a medium
sized heavy pan. Add the berries and the sugar.
Put over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
Turn the heat up to med high, keep cooking until the whole thing
starts to boil and the berries pop open. Boil for 1-2 more minutes, stirring.
You don't need every berry to pop open, so don't stress over it!
I let it cool a few minutes in the pan, then pour it into my serving dish.
It will thicken up as it cools down.Keep it in the fridge.
This is also great poured over brie or creamed cheese.
It will keep for WEEKS in a glass jar in the fridge. Just saying.

Ok, so who wants to see my layout now :)
Or should we just go get lunch. Who is hungry?

My paper is Graphic 45, I used Flourishes Two stamp set for my background stamping around the photo.
To get the lovely layer of sparkle around my photo I applied 1/2" Tear-ific-Tape to my mat, then burnished it with Moon Rise Tinsel Glitter. For the flowers I applied 2 1/2" Tear-ific-Tape to my cardstock then cut with a Sizzix die. I applied different glitters for the top and bottom layers.
For the lattice piece here and the title, I die cut Sticker paper using my Cricut E2, removed the paper backing and applied my glitter. The chipboard stars were heat embossed with Velvet Sparkle EP.
Here is a closer look at the stamping. I used VersaMark and EP then heat embossed. The butterfly was made using the same technique as the flowers.

Here are a list of my supplies:

SNS Supplies:

 For complete instructions please see my gallery

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful week and
May The Flamingos Be With You!


  1. Such a beautiful page. Love the aqua colouring. One can smell the sea.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Okay - let's eat first LOL.... love cranberry sauce!!! Your layout is gorgeous!!! Love all the glitz and the beautiful color scheme.

  3. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing. Wonderful LO, Anita! Beautiful, mesmerizing colors, and such a wistfulness to the feeling you have created. How I miss Southern Calif beaches (please don't tell anyone I live in the Tampa Bay area!). Beautiful LO hugs, de

  4. Thanks for the recipe! Sounds delicious! Your layout is wonderful. I love all the elements. Great job!

  5. Blue, blue and more blue... Love it!!! Your LO is stunning, Anita. Love the stamped swirls around your beautiful photo and all the flowers and sparkle. The doilies peeking out are gorgeous as well. It's truly amazing work!
    Eret x