In the Forums

Register

Today's Posts

Search

Get the Weekly
Inkling
newsletter





Previous Issues

Get Social

Splitcoaststampers on InstagramLike Splitcoaststampers on FacebookFollow Splitcoaststampers on TwitterPit Splitcoaststampers on Pinterest

Sponsored Ads


 
Splitcoaststampers.com - the world's #1 papercrafting community
You're currently viewing Splitcoaststampers as a GUEST. We pride ourselves on being great hosts, but guests have limited access to some of our incredible artwork, our lively forums and other super cool features of the site! You can join our incredible papercrafting community at NO COST. So what are you waiting for?

Join the party at Splitcoaststampers today!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-15-2015, 01:39 PM   #1
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
tessaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 46,071
Default Czech Republic - Sweet Circles - by tessaduck - Sat, Dec. 12 - 4 pm EST - DEC15VSNJ

Challenge Title: Sweet Circles
Hostess: tessaduck (Brenda)
Keyword: DEC15VSNJ
Date: Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

My father's family is Bohemian. He grew up in Nebraska, in a rather insular Czech farming community, and for some very unfortunate reasons left that world as a young man to a more mainstream culture. As a result, I didn't know or much understand that part of my heritage until relationships were healed, and I traveled to Nebraska with my folks to a cousin's wedding. I was 11 years old. Culture shock! The wedding ceremony was traditional Catholic, solemn and classic. But the reception? Huge! Loud, with hundreds of friends and relatives speaking with a brogue. Dancing. Music. Curious customs, like passing the bride's shoe for cash money.

Oh! and the FOOD! The bride's family would butcher and prepare a pig AND a beef, just for the reception. With my sweet tooth, I was drawn to the pastries. Especially the kolaches. Imagine a thumbprint cookie on steroids. A doughnut with a floor. The filling's sweet and gooey. My favorite is a poppyseed filling, but the prune and apricot come close.

My aunt Lucy tried to teach me how to make kolaches the traditional way. Fail! I told her it wasn't to be, because I was only half Bohemian.

Attachment 315611

Anyway, for this Around the World in 80 Days vsn challenge, I'm asking you to mimic the shape of a kolache: a circle in a circle.

View the gallery for this challenge: HERE
View the Around The World In 80 Days gallery:HERE
View the Around the World in 80 Days Master Challenge Thread: HERE


1. ALL VSN CREATIONS MUST BE UPLOADED BY 10 P. M. EST ON Saturday, Dec. 19.
2. You have 1 hour to complete the challenge, unless otherwise noted.....you do not have to count prep time!
3. We have a special gallery for the 80 Days VSN.
a) From the "Main Gallery" dropdown list on the first page of the uploader, choose Events and Special Collections.
b) From the Sub-gallery dropdown list, choose Virtual Stamping and Scrapbooking Nights ~ it's the last in the list.
c) From the new sub-gallery dropdown list choose Around The World In 80 Days - it's the very top of the list.
4. Please remember to put in the correct keyword when uploading your image. Copying and pasting the challenge keyword is recommended to avoid typos.
5. Please do not combine VSN challenges...but you may combine any other challenges with a VSN challenge!

It is also highly recommended that you post a link to your creation in this chat thread to be sure your layout is seen. THANKS SO MUCH FOR PLAYING ALONG!!!
Attached Images
File Type: jpeg kolaches.jpeg (8.1 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg j circles sketch.jpg (75.5 KB, 15 views)
File Type: jpg DEC15VSNJ_Always_believe_by_susie_australia.JPG (109.5 KB, 13 views)
__________________
Have fun! with Love,
Brenda
Fan Club member

Last edited by LuvLee; 12-12-2015 at 03:04 PM..
tessaduck is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 11:33 AM   #2
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
 
annsforte3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 47,452
Default

Oh this is soooo cool, Brenda!
annsforte3 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 12:02 PM   #3
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
cnsteele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,666
Default

Those look yummy! Especially since my stomach has been growling for over an hour. I don't want to stop stamping to eat, though!

The sample cards are gorgeous!
cnsteele is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 12:07 PM   #4
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
tessaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 46,071
Default

You can google the recipe for kolaches, and here's my cheater: Take the bread machine's recipe for sweet dough up to rising, make the balls and do the thumbprint behavior, fill with store-bought pie filling, let it rise around the filling, then bake.

Tolja. I'm only half Bohemian.
__________________
Have fun! with Love,
Brenda
Fan Club member
tessaduck is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Holstein likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 12:09 PM   #5
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
SCS Gallery Moderator
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Teapot Tuesday TEAm
 
Cook22's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Posts: 100,004
Default

I really enjoyed your write-up, Brenda. I'm always fascinated by different food culture around the world. Some things just don't taste the same made out of their native environment, though. Even something as basic as flour varies so widely. This was a fun challenge.
Cook22 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 12:12 PM   #6
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
tessaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 46,071
Default

Drizzle icing on them, if you like.

Or, go buy them from an ethnic bakery. Chaos Kolaches, Springfield, Oregon
__________________
Have fun! with Love,
Brenda
Fan Club member
tessaduck is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 12:16 PM   #7
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
tessaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 46,071
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cook22 View Post
I really enjoyed your write-up, Brenda. I'm always fascinated by different food culture around the world. Some things just don't taste the same made out of their native environment, though. Even something as basic as flour varies so widely. This was a fun challenge.
Thanks!

ikwym, about food culture. Spanikopita in Athens. Israeli wines... Memories. Of course, my kolaches were from my father's Nebraska sisters, not Bohemia! Yet another filter.
__________________
Have fun! with Love,
Brenda
Fan Club member
tessaduck is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 01:02 PM   #8
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
cnsteele's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 3,666
Default

Shaker Card Gone Wrong
cnsteele is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 01:19 PM   #9
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Teapot Tuesday TEAm
 
Shoe Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Central Indiana
Posts: 43,359
Default

Wonderful challenge, I needed more Christmas cards and this gave me an opportunity to do another.

DEC15VSNJ Circle Babble Christmas by Shoe Girl - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
__________________
Lisa - Shoe Girl
Please visit my gallery.
Check out my Blog.
Shoe Girl is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 02:00 PM   #10
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
VSN Coordinator
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Creative Crew SU Design Team Alumni
 
LuvLee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: In The Pink!!
Posts: 70,655
Default

__________________
~~ Lee ~~
LuvLee is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
tessaduck likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 02:48 PM   #11
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
 
annsforte3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 47,452
Heart Nature and circles!

Brenda, thank you for being a hostess, loved your witty description of the challenge!

Here is my card, Nature Circles!
annsforte3 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-12-2015, 05:03 PM   #12
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
Teapot Tuesday TEAm
Vintage Lover
 
peeps321's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Twin Cities MN
Posts: 34,435
Default

Here's mine Brenda! Thanks for the challenge.

Listen Carefully
__________________
Polly
Proud Fan Club Member
I LOVE someone with Autism
peeps321 is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2015, 04:49 PM   #13
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
 
Covington Crafter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 24,842
Default

Had lots of fun with this bg. Thanks for the challenge Brenda. Here's mine Speedy Get Well by Covington Crafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
__________________
Carla
Proud Fan Club Member and Dirty Dozen Alumni. If you haven't joined the Fan Club yet - what are you waiting for?

Join me in some challenges! Click the below links for details.
June 2019 Fan Club Theme All the Bells and Whistles
Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge
Ways to Use It Challenge

And be sure to share some love by posting your Favorites!
Favorites Best of 2018 Pinterest Board
Covington Crafter is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
tessaduck likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2015, 04:56 PM   #14
Proud Fan Club Member
 
Jo Ann F.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New York
Posts: 2,629
Default

Here is my card for the circle challenge.
__________________
Jo Ann
My SCS gallery / my blog
The cure for everything is salt water - sweat, tears or the sea~Isak Dinesen
Jo Ann F. is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
tessaduck likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2015, 05:34 PM   #15
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen Alumni
 
ohmypaper!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 54,403
Default

Brenda, loved reading your history. For a very brief time, we had a restaurant in town that made kolaches. They were wonderful and everything else she made! Sadly I guess it was location she wasn't in business long.

My circle in a circle in a circle is around the flame: Light of the World
ohmypaper! is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2015, 06:52 AM   #16
Proud Fan Club Member
 
smadson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 46,006
Default

Here is Czech Snow Globe! Thank you Brenda for hostessing this wonderful challenge.
__________________
Sharon ♥♥♥

BLOG: Foxy Stamping
Featured Stamper 633
QFTD 158

S2S 2019: Doing great!
Srapbook pages 62/100 as of 05/30/19
smadson is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
tessaduck likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 11:49 AM   #17
Proud Fan Club Member
 
AnniePanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 20,636
Default

Oh yea! Love circles, had fun making this card.
DEC15VSNj Celebrate Circles jai by AnniePanda - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
__________________
Joyce Ann

2019 OLW= Light

"Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path."
~Psalms 119:105
Blog: https://kaleidoscopeimpressions.wordpress.com



AnniePanda is offline  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2015, 01:42 PM   #18
Stazon Splitcoast
 
hotwheels's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Tx
Posts: 37,155
Default

Here's my card Thanks hotwheels
Czech Republic - Sweet Circles by hotwheels - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
hotwheels is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2015, 10:21 AM   #19
Splitcoast Dirty Dozen
Splitcoast Challenge Hostess
 
Covington Crafter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Covington, WA
Posts: 24,842
Default

Here's a second card for this challenge. Sweet Birthday Wishes by Covington Crafter - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers Could have called it Bubbly Wishes! Love that cute little bunny.
__________________
Carla
Proud Fan Club Member and Dirty Dozen Alumni. If you haven't joined the Fan Club yet - what are you waiting for?

Join me in some challenges! Click the below links for details.
June 2019 Fan Club Theme All the Bells and Whistles
Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge
Ways to Use It Challenge

And be sure to share some love by posting your Favorites!
Favorites Best of 2018 Pinterest Board
Covington Crafter is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2015, 05:45 PM   #20
CARD CASE'R
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
VSN Coordinator
 
Scraperwannabe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Out-numbered by boys!
Posts: 64,189
Default

Great challenge, Brenda! Here's my card finally: DEC15VSNJ Let's Chill by Scraperwannabe - Cards and Paper Crafts at Splitcoaststampers
__________________
~Misti~ My Blog: A Card a Day

Small matters, small gets you started, and small adds up. ~ Melissa Camara Wilkins

Scraperwannabe is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
tessaduck likes this post.
Reply With Quote
Old 12-18-2015, 05:55 PM   #21
Splitcoast Gallery Moderator
 
tessaduck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 46,071
Default

worth waiting for... Yea, Misti!
__________________
Have fun! with Love,
Brenda
Fan Club member
tessaduck is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2015, 11:40 AM   #22
Pearl-ExPert
 
Nynaeve252's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Posts: 2,756
Default

Circle of Friends

Thanks for the challenge! Love VSN
__________________
Jamie,
I might already have 250 stamps but there are always more cute ones calling my name
Nynaeve252 is online now  
Tweet this Post! Share on Facebook Reddit!! Pin on Pinterest! Share on Google+!
Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off