Gift bag punch board sized for A2 cards

Pals Blog Hop:  In With the New…

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin’ Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from

  • Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs, number 28 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

StampinUp Gift Bag punch board sized for A2 cards designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

One of my new favorites from the 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! catalog is the Gift Bag Punch Board.  This gift bag fits about six A2 cards and envelopes.  The directions for altering the bag came from Sara Levin.  Please leave me a comment if you would like the instructions to make the gift bag.  I also really like the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  You can get this Lace Trim in all the new In Colors.

I also made four cards using the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set.  This is my favorite “Host” set.  You can earn this set by hosting a party or purchasing $150 or more.

StampinUp birthday cards made with the Bohemian DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom StampinUp birthday cards made with the Bohemian DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

StampinUp birthday cards made with the Bohemian DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom StampinUp birthday cards made with the Bohemian DSP, designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

 

All the cards and gift bag were made with the new Bohemian DSP.

StampinUp Gift Bag punch board sized for A2 cards designed by demo Beth McCullough.  Please see more card and gift ideas at www.StampingMom.com #StampingMom

 

Please leave me a comment at the beginning of the post.  I’d love to hear from you!

The next stop is

  1. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at stampingserenity.blogspot.com
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

Yummy Pulled Pork

Yummy Pulled Pork

1 whole Boston butt pork roast- I get a 8-10 lb roast at Fareway.

Dry Rub Mix

  • 1 T ground cumin
  • 1 T garlic powder
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1 T cayenne pepper
  • 1 T salt
  • 1 T ground pepper
  • 1 T paprika
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

Mix well and store in an air tight container.

Brine Solution

  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 quarts cold water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 T dry rub mix

Add salt to cold water and stir very well until all the salt is completely dissolved. Then
add the brown sugar, dry rub, and bay leaves and stir well to combine.

Other things I use to make it easy 🙂

  • 1 2 quart Ziploc bag
  • 1 3inch deep disposable roasting pan- I buy these at Costco because I make pulled pork often
  • Probe digital thermometer with an alarm function- I bought mine at WalMart

Pork shoulder preparation:                                                       I

Rinse the pork and place in a 2 quart Ziploc bag, pour in the brine solution until the shoulder is completely covered. Place the bag in a large bowl and refrigerate for at least eight hours.  I do this first thing in the morning.  Before bed, remove pork from brine solution and pat dry with paper towels, place in disposable roasting pan. Sprinkle dry rub onto the surface of the pork and massage so that the rub adheres to the surface of the pork. Coat all sides. Make sure the fat layer on the pork is facing up before cooking! Place baking pan uncovered in a 225 degree oven on the middle rack. Insert a probe thermometer into the center or thickest part of the pork roast, but not touching the bone.  Do not remove from the oven until the center of the shoulder reaches 200 degrees.  When I put my roast in at 9 pm it usually reaches 200 degrees around 3 pm the next day.  My oven shuts off after 12 hours, so in the morning I turn the oven off and back on, so it won’t shut off when I don’t notice.  When the pork has reached 200 degrees, shut off the oven and let the roast rest for a couple of hours before removing from the oven. Cover the pan with foil to retain internal moisture of the meat during the cooling period. When the temperature drops to 170 degrees, remove from the oven. Place on a large cutting board, and remove the sheet of crusted fat on the top. Pull apart with two forks.  It will pull apart very easily. Your house will smell amazing during the baking process.  Enjoy!

3×3 Note Holder with Painted Blooms DSP

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The Stampin’ Up! Painted Blooms DSP is only available until June 2.  It’s probably my all time favorite DSP.  I suggest stocking up on it before it’s too late.  Great news! I just checked the weekly deals and the Painted Blooms DSP is on sale this week!  click here  The 3×3 card is a direct case from Heidi Boos.  I added the cute envelopes with the yellow spots and the the 3×3 Note holder.

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Here’s the 3×3 Note Holder I made last week with the directions.