Friday, December 19, 2008
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Sunday, December 14, 2008
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, December 8, 2008
Made these yummy Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies this morning. The top photo shows them all finished and the bottom one shows you before the frosting is added. These need to set a while in order for the frosting to harden. I usually stick them in the freezer before putting them away.
This is my latest project and these are so simple to make and look terrific. Please click on the photo for a better view. You can find the full tutorial at My Paper Haven
Katie Renz is the desinger and please check out the rest of her blog for some terrific projects. Too many great projects not enough time
Friday, December 5, 2008
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Cranberry Chip Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
1 Cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 cups dried cranberries
3/4 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup English Toffee bits or almond brickle chips
In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips, cranberries, pecans and toffee bits (dough will be stiff) Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 11-14 minutes or until set and edges are lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I also have to get to the Post Office today and get my tags mailed off for the swap that I'm in. Might possibly hit Archivers, just depends.
I hope to have something new up later today. It might just be another recipe though. Have a great day all.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Those are all the item you need for a card for the latest challenge at Christmas Cards Year Round. I have them all here. Everything but the flowers is Stampin' Up! The flowers are from Close to my Heart. I did have to add stickles, you know they can't be glitterless! I used the Designer Paper Sweet Always for the background and for the Build-A-Brad in the center of the flowers. Cardstock is Certainly Celery and Pink Pirouette and the ink is Certainly Celery.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
These are just two of the tags I did for a swap I signed up for. Almost no stamping involved except for the verse. These are actually cocktail napkins and I am pleased with the way they turned out. I hope the ladies who get them like them. The sayings are from Stampin' Up! and the Brown fiber is Stampin' Up! along with the cute clips. On the snowman those fibers are from my very large stash. Do you think they will like them???
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Butter a 9 x 13 roasting pan and set aside
Have 12 ounces of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips and 12 ounces of German Chocolate broken into small pieces in a large bowl. Set aside
4 1/2 cups granulated Sugar
1 large can condensed milk
1 pat butter ***
Pinch of Salt
16 ounces of Marshmallow Creme
Bring the above 5 ingredients to a boil in a very large saucepan. Boil for 6 minutes stirring continuously. Pour syrup mixture into bowl with Chocolate and stir well until all the chocolate is melted. You may add nuts if you wish. Allow to cool completely before slicing.
This is not a cheap candy but it really makes a lot. Stores well in the freezer and make a great gift.
Now I need to get the rest of my ingredients so I can get it made. Hope you give it a try.
*** I've been asked about this and I just usually cut about the amount I would use to butter toast, don't ever measure it.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
I pulled out one of the small Christmas trees from the attic so I could hang up some of my newly made ornaments for this year. This is very small and I just have them there until I get out my big tree. Theses are actually going to be gifts for family members but I wanted to show you all. On here I have my Felt Flurries I made from Stampin' Up!, I have my snowment made from directions I got from my friend Beth, I have only one microscope slide ornament so far and two Snowflake Chipboard Ornaments. These are pieces I got last year but didn't get around to doing until now.
I do have some holiday crafts I'm working on and I hope to get that up later today. It needs to dry right now.
Friday, October 31, 2008
Now Christmas is a whole nother story! I will be starting to decorate really soon because I put up so many trees and then have to start my baking. I might share some favorite cookie recipes in another week or so along with some pictures of my decorating. I will have a house full over the holidays and really enjoy it even though I'm exhausted by the time it is over. January just seems to be such a let down.
I am working on a couple of items and hope to have something to show you a little later today.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
One card but placed two different ways. I happen to prefer it as an accordian but it is also a stair step. All most all Stampin' Up! products, Class A Peel Stickers used in centers of flowers.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I am loving doing these! I did this one using some retired Stampin' Up! Designer paper that I had left over from last year. I also used the retired Star punch, I think this shape is perfect for these trees. The Seasons Greetings comes from Stampin' Up! Rub-ons Word Flurries and the bling happens to be Class A Peel Stickers by Stampendous! Red Grosgrain from Stampin' Up!
You will find this at:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
The top photo is the cabin we used for scrapping while there were two other cabins for sleeping. The bottom photo is one I took before I left and everyone is busy working on their projects.
Friday, October 17, 2008
I think I'm packing almost everything I own to take along, at least it feels like it. I know I have packed all my punches and lots of so far unused Club Scrap Kits to work on this weekend. Even if I only get the layouts done I'll feel good. I'm sure to buy a couple more Kits from our great FFC'er Laurie Bennett. If you want more information about Club Scrap please go to the right side of my blog and click on their site.
Pam has set this whole thing up and I believe there are going to be 11 of us and I'm sure we will have a ball. I understand that there is a Michaels and an AC Moore close by the camp so we might just have to take a quick trip if we run out of something. I understand our food is going to be tops and I'll report back on that when I return. I have alrady packed plenty of chocolate to take along, water, tea and who knows what else I'll pick up to snack on.
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to have lots to show you when I return on Sunday.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
1. I've been a hobby Stampin' Up! demo since March 2000
2. I've been married to the same lucky guy - Joe - for 42 years, I don't know how that happened since I'm only 30!!!!
3. We have 2 grandsons, 1 great-grandson and will be having our first granddaughter within the next two weeks.
4. I am also very much into genealogy but spend so much time stamping and scrapping that genealogy has fallen behind.
5. I really really love Daylilies, Azaleas and any flower that comes back.
6 I think Christmas is my favorite holiday. I start decorating around the middle of November and used to put up 7 trees. That was when we had a much bigger house. Now if I can squeeze 4 trees in I'm lucky. My mom and brother come up from Florida and many in the family come to my house and visit so she can see everyone.
I'm going to leave this as an open TAG. If you can please post 6 things about you that your fellow bloggers might be interested in knowing. Also please take the time and visit my fellow bloggers that I have listed to the right of my page. Manny, many good ideas from them all. Thanks for stopping by.
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
We spent yesterday walking up Whiteside Mountain and let me tell you I learned ( like I didn't already know it) how out of shape I am. I had to stop and catch my breath several times before continuing on the hike. Good thing we took the easy trail. The site at the top was well worth it and I can't wait to start scrapping our trip. We also saw several waterfalls but the main one I wanted to get photos of was closed - Dry Falls. They are doing construction on the parking area and believe me there is no place else to park there. We were both ready to head home today, unfortunately Joe apparently did something to his leg and he had a horrible nights sleep. He is in much better physical shape then me so I am surprised. I hope he is feeling better soon.
Now I have to face a ton of laundry before I can even think of playing. I actually have a scrapbooking get together this weekend with a group of ladies at a "camp" Should be fun but I'm behind in getting stuff together.
Hope to get something quick posted a little later. I have lots of blogs to catch up on so if I haven't left you a comment in a while I will soon.