Hi Everyone! Today is my day to post over on the Want2Scrap blog. I would love it if you popped over and took a peek. I'd love it even more if you left me some ♥LOVE♥ while your are there. :) Here is a little teaser. ;)
With everything we have going on right now in the world, it is hard to be festive this Christmas.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends affected by the senseless school shootings in Connecticut.
I love to bake and have promised a couple of friends who have never tasted my baking before, some cookies, so I turned off the news for awhile and made some.
By the colors of my blog, I bet you can figure out my favorite color combination. :)
I used that theme for my Christmas cookies today. :)
These are still drying so I apologize for the plain way I photographed them. As soon as they dry, I will be sending them off in small batches to several crafty friends who have sent me thoughtful gifts throughout the year. Not a big or expensive gift, but I did put lots of time and ♥love♥ into them! :)
There are so many wonderful cookie blogs out there, that I won't boar you by typing up the recipe here. Instead, I will send you to a couple of my favorites. (where I got the recipes).
I love Sugarbelle's Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe, because it is tasty, and you don't have to chill it before rolling. This time I used coconut flavoring though, and it is yummy!
The frosting is from Lila Loa's blog. It is called "Royal Icing with Dried Eggwhites". Both cookiers have lots of other yummy recipes and tutorials on their blogs, so make sure and look around while you are there! :) ***Updated photo*** I took a couple more shots now that they are dry. Getting ready to package them up to ship. :)
Thanks for stopping by!
Please join me in praying for peace and comfort for the families affected by last week's horrific events.
If you are here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened onto my blog, head on back there and start at the beginning. You won't want to miss a thing!
I simply LOVE the colors in this months monthly Ribbon Club set!
My 50th birthday was a few weeks ago and my sweet friend Lisa Lara sent me a birthday goodie package that had some Basic Grey paper pads called Fiction and Fact, as well as some matching buttons. I have been wanting to play with them and the teal colors in this months set matched perfectly!
I have always admired Lisa's flair for beautiful CAS cards so I went with a simple design that shows off the pretty papers and ribbons.
I have already been shopping this morning and got some awesome deals/steals! I thought I would share some deals to some of my favorite places to shop. I will add to them as I find them, so check back later! Cyber Monday Sale at Blitsy! :) Here is just a small sampling of the items you can get AMAZING DEALS on at Blitsy today.
Not a Blitsy member? It only takes a second to join and it's free. You'll get notifications of members only prices on top brand craft supplies, three times a week. You can also start earning credits for free product, just for sharing your Blitsy link with your friends! I have earned almost $1000.00 in credits my first year, with very little effort (just posting about it every now and then)! :)
Cyber Monday Sale at Mixbook! :)
Save up to 50% on select products at Mixbook! Use those great Thanksgiving pictures to create stellar photo books for your family, or save huge amounts on our Holiday Cards for you last minute shoppers. Create those on of a kind photo calendars. They would make awesome Christmas gifts! Hurry on over to Mixbook.com to take advantage of our BIGGEST sale of the season!"
Welcome to the All Things Altered Winter Blog Hop!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, surrounded by friends and family! After all of that hard work cooking and cleaning, you deserve to take a little break and hop along with us!
If you are here from Candice's wonderful blog, you are in the right place. If you just happened on to my blog, head on back to Pam's blog, Scrapbook Flair. That's where it all starts. You don't want to miss a single project or opportunity to win some fun prizes!
My project is very simple, but don't we all need simple this time of year? If you are like me, you are in the hyper-holiday mode and it just seems so hard to get my "to do" list whittled down.
I decided to alter a little 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" spiral notebook.
Here is a snippet I snagged from their "About Us" page...
Best in Crafts. Blitsy brings you the best in all things crafts. We are on the frontlines of the crafting industry, discovering and delivering the latest designs and trends.
Weekly Private Sales. All members are invited to our weekly private sales on Blitsy.com. New sales will begin each Monday, Wednesday and Friday and last a total of 7 days or until all items are sold out. Each sale features carefully selected collections of crafts which are available for a limited time. To start, Blitsy will have a strong emphasis on scrapbooking and paper crafts supplies, but will soon offer a wide array of general crafting items. Be sure to log in early, as quantities are limited and items often sell out quickly.
If you are already a member, you are set up and ready for the huge sale. If not, my advice to you would be to head over there and sign up now, so you will be ready. :) It just takes a couple of seconds to sign up and it's free!
Then you can get notifications of the awesome members only deals that they offer 3 times a week. You can also earn credits for free product, just by referring your friends! :)
Hi everyone and welcome to CardMaker magazine's "Holiday Yummies" blog hop!
The girls have all created fun little treat packaging with coordinating cards/tags to share with you today. We though it might give you some gift ideas for those special people in your lives who love to receive home-made goodies or treats.
I decided do a gift bag filled with peanut brittle. My little secret is, it's microwave brittle and only takes about 10 minutes from start to finish! You could whip of several gifts in no time flat.
To make it gift worthy, I simply used a flat bottom cellophane bag from ClearBags.com, added some My Mind's Eye Signature Christmas Holiday Glitter designer papers for a topper, then created this fun tag with Spellbinder's 2012 Heirloom Ornaments. I embellished the ornament with Ranger Ink's Gold embossing powder and Want2Scrap's White Pearls and Turquoise Rhinestones. The ornament was attached with some pretty Turquoise Organza from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The sentiment was stamped with a "vintage" Stampin' Up set and Ranger's Aquamarine Archival ink.
Now, the only question is....who's name shall I put inside? :)
I thought I would share my recipe just incase I might have got your mouth watering for peanut brittle. :)
Microwave Peanut Brittle
1 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups raw peanuts
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda Mix sugar, salt, and syrup in a microwave safe bowl and cook on high for 5 minutes. Working quickly, stir in peanuts, vanilla, and butter. Microwave an additional 1 1/2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir in baking soda. Quickly pour onto a baking sheet that has been coated with butter or non-stick spray. Cool, break into pieces and enjoy!
Make sure and visit the rest of the girls to see what yummy gifts they have to share. :)
If you are here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings blog, you are in the right place! If you just happened onto my blog, make sure and go back there to start at the beginning. You won't want to miss a thing!
It is packed with beautiful textures, sizes, and shades of reds and blacks.
I decided to create a Christmas ornament with a couple of the red ribbons, some HoneyPop paper, and my #11123MC Christmas Ornaments HoneyPop Clear Set available at Inky Antics.
(While on the Inky site, type 11123MC into the "search" box at the top of the page and click "GO" to see the set)
Here is my ornament.
(you can click on the photo for a closer look)
The florals are from Prima, the pearls are from Want2Scrap and I covered them with glitter from Art Glitter.
If you aren't a RRR ribbon club member, why not give yourself a Christmas present that lasts all year? Sign up and you will get a beautiful assortment of ribbons in your mail box every month. Many of them are exclusive to ribbon club members.
If you are here from sweet Jovi's blog, you are in the right place.
If you just happened onto my blog, you will want to go back to the Inky blog where it all starts. :)
The girls have all created projects with some of Inky's latest Christmas stamps.
I know...it's not even Halloween and we are sharing Christmas cards. But, you know how it is when you are a card maker though. You have to start early! We are leaving you plenty of time to check out some of Inky's newest sets, get them ordered and still have lots of time to get your cards done. :)
I am super excited because this is the first hop that includes my stamps! My friend Tex (Bev) and I will be sharing cards created with stamps from my Punny Christmas Critters line, and the other girls will be sharing projects created with the wonderful Tammy DeYoung's new images.
Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol, StazOn Jet Black ink, JudyKins Diamond Glaze, Beacon Fabri-tac, Scotch ATG, sewing machine with red thread, Bow-easy
The blog hop starts today and ends on Sunday, October 28th at midnight Central time. Please visit each DT members’ blog to view their projects and leave a comment for each designer. The more you comment, the better your chances are to win. (Limit one comment per blog, please). TWO people’s names will be drawn at random to receive an Inky Christmas clear stamp set. The winners’ names will be announced on the Inky Antics blog next Monday, so remember to stop back and see if you've won.
Your next stop on the hop is Michelle's inspiring blog. :)
In accordance with FTC16CFR, Part 255, I declare that I currently receive or have received in the past, products that I promote and endorse for free or at a discount from the following companies:
Touch Twin Markers
Wild Orchid Crafts
Clear Dollar Stamps,
The Paper Temptress
I Brake For Stamps
Really Reasonable Ribbon
Embellish It Online
Cuddly Buddly The Greeting Farm Whimsy Stamps Fred She Said Cuttlebug Challenge Blog Provo Craft Petaloo International Sakura of America
The Robin's Nest While I am compensated by these companies, I maintain the freedom as an independent designer to say what I truly think of their products. I will never recommend something that I don't personally use and enjoy.