Friday, December 19, 2008

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

A Tim Tag

I have done much crafting while trying to get ready for Christmas but since I just got 2 Tim Holtz sets I had to take time and do something with one of them. This tag uses the Letter to Santa set and I have also used Stampin' Up! Lovely as a Tree. The Merry Christmas is a retired stamp that is also from Stampin' Up! Distress Inks were used for the stamps but I had sprayed the background with various sprays before hand. The numbers come from my chipboard stash that I have had for a long time so I don't remember where I got them. I really like this Santa and plan on using him a lot for next year. I hope you like it.
I don't know how much time I will have on line I just found out my mother and brother are coming Saturday and I still have a lot of things to finish up. Like the 6 x 6 album I am doing for my brother for his Christmas gift.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Free Vintage Clip Art

Here is a wonderful site if you are interested in vintage Santa clip art

Thursday, December 11, 2008

A Plant to share

Isn't it pretty! I have had this plant for years and years. It never fails me. I should have mentioned that this is a Christmas Cactus.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Lisa Vollrath Images

Look at these terrific images from Lisa Vollrath. New ones each day.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Todays Cookies

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.
Do you want the recipe???
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 10 oz jar maraschino cherries drained
1/2 cup butter/margarine ( I usually use butter)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspong vanilla
Can Chocolate Fudge frosting
Combine flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda and set aside
Drain cherries - set aside
In a large mixer bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat well. Gradually add dry ingredients and beat until combined.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls and place about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down center of each ball with thumb and place a drained cherry in center. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove from oven and cool completely on wire race. Once cooled frost and enjoy.

More Ornaments

First off I want to say I have not had the time to view blogs but promise I will get there and see everything you have all been doing. Just been trying to get lots of stuff done.

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

Christmas Tags

Check out Christmas Cards All Year Round
for their latest challenge. I did these tags using acrylic paints, a little gold metallic and some stickers. I have to add the ribbons and fibers yet but will use these for our grands Christmas gifts.

Christmas Cookies

Here are three different cookies that I made up this morning. Butternut Balls, Cream Cheese Gems and Starlight Mint cookies. Now to get them in the freezer so I don't eat any of them.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Peace Joy & Love

I must tell you that I totally CASE'd this from Vicki at Stamped Smiles. You really need to visit her blog if you haven't already. I love what she did but of course I made several changes. I used my Big Shot to make the Scallop Circles and used retired Stampin' Up! designer Paper. The Big Shot also made the Peace, Joy and Love that I cut apart for use in each circle. I used a gold leafing pen around each scallop.

Vicki has full details on her blog for this.