Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February Valentines

I did a major Oops! I made and sent the Valentine Day and Valentines Day  Birthday cards before I could take pictures of them. I only have these adorable 3 x 3 cards and envelopes I made for some of my gal pals.




 
I hope you enjoyed my little Valentines cards. I just love my envelope maker and can't wait to play with the box maker I just received. With Easter coming up I can't wait to see what I come up with. Let me know what you think.   
 
Jackie
 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Christmas Cookies Recipe Swap Results

I am sorry that it has taken me this long to post the recipes from my Christmas Swap. Lisa and I was the only one who actually swap recipes this year. So I hope you enjoy what we made.




Holiday Spiced Oatmeal Cookies

 




You will just love these cookies that are chocked full of oats, pecans and dried cherries they are just perfect for the Holidays.

 

Ingredients

2 cups flour

1 tablespoon of ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup ( 2 sticks) butter, softened

1 cup firmly paced light brown sugar

1 cup granulated sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla

2 cups quick-cooking oats

1 cup chopped pecans

1 cup dried cherries, cranberries or raisins

 

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  This recipe makes about 6 dozen cookies.  
  2. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs( one at a time) and vanilla, mix well.
  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Stir in oats, pecans and dried cherries.
  5. Drop cookie dough by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  6. Bake 10-12 minutes  or until lightly browned. Cool on baking for 1 minute and move to wire racks; cool completely.

Now I will post Lisa's German Christmas Cookies
 
 
 
German Christmas Cookies
 1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
½ T pure vanilla extract
2 ½ cups flour
1/8 t salt
  1. Place milk in a measuring cup and stir in baking soda.
  2. Cream butter in medium bowl.  Add the sugar, egg, and vanilla. 
  3.  Sift in the flour and salt.  Add the milk/baking soda mixture. 
  4.  Cover and chill for several hours.
  5. Line cookie sheets with baking/parchment paper.
  6. Set oven to 350 (I use 340 on convection bake).
  7. On a floured surface, roll dough and cut cookies.
  8. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes
     
This batch will make 145 small cookies using small cut outs. If you use larger cookie cutter then less cookies. You can frost the cookies and decorate after cooling.

I hope you will enjoy Lisa's and my cookies next year since I am late posting.

Jackie

 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap



This year Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap will be a lot of fun. It entails making the cookies, taking a picture, sending the recipe and emailing them to me.  Then each day I will post one of the recipes. I just love this time of the year and enjoy baking for my family and friends!!
 
I have opened of the recipe swap today December 6th and will close December 15th. This will give everyone time to bake and send me their recipes.
 
I will also do a pdf for anyone interested in all of the Christmas Cookie Recipes. Just sign up and let the fun begin!
 
 

 
 
To sign up comment here on my post then email me with your recipe and photo.  
 
Thanks for stopping by and come back after the 15th to see all the cookies.
 
 
Jackie

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap

Hello Everyone, it is time for my annual Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap. I have had so much fun with this every year and this year is no except. House is decorated, supplies are assembled and I am ready to bake. How about you? Want to join?

Here is an example of what is cooking this year at my house.


I am having some ladies over for a Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap and luncheon with my Red Hat group. They are so yummy. Pumpkin Pecan and White Chocolate Biscotti and many more. If you would like to join in just let me know. Email me at jackielwatson2009@hotmail.com.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Halloween Everyone

I love this time of the year when the temperature changes, the trees are array of colors. So I have 2 Halloween cards for you. One I sent my Granddaughter who also has a birthday just before Halloween and my oldest Great Grandson.

So let's get started:

I was in such a hurry to get this one out, that I forgot to take pictures of the inside. I made this one for my Granddaughter Heather. All I can say is the I used a Ghost Sizzix and retired DSP. On to the next one.


 
Inside of card
 
 
This one I made for my Great Grandson Brian. I think he will like the inside with skulls, bats and frogs.


Cardstock                 Brown Sugar, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White
Markers                    Basic Black
Punches                    Decorative Label, Scallop Tag Topper
DSP                          Retired Halloween
Ribbon                     Trick or Treat designer ribbon
Stamp Set                Boo-Tiful Bags (Paper Pumpkin) and Toxic Treats

I love making these Scallop Tag Topper fold cards, they are quick and easy. Thanks for stopping by.

Jackie



   

Saturday, August 23, 2014

VC Rocks August Blop Hop

This month's Theme is Rock your Creativity with Stampin’ Up! Colors! 

I can't wait to see what everyone has come up with. There are so many colors and combos. Myself I chose some new colors and went a little artsy. What can I say!  I hope you enjoy the last Blog Hop of the season for VC Rocks. If you landed here first and want to go back to the beginning go to
http://vcrocks.blogspot.com.

Here is my card:


Supplies:
Stamp Sets                Lovely as a Tree, Best of Greetings
Stamp Pads               Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Soft Suede
Card Stock                Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White
Framelits                   Bitty Banners
Aqua Painter

This is a wonderful, card to make with a dramatic effect. I used my aqua painter with the new colors Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon for a water color background effect. Using Two of the stamps from Lovely as a Tree to give a forest  effect. I loved doing the stamp over with Mossy Meadow and the Larger Tree stamp to make that happen. I used one of banners from Bitty Banners framelits to make the sentiment. Just that simple, just that quick to make.

Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think. I enjoy reading the comments, it makes me a better stamper. To continue on go to http://vcrocks.blogspot.com.





Friday, June 27, 2014

VC Rocks June Blog Hop



Welcome back everyone. Today VC Rocks and I have wonderful cards and projects for you to enjoy. June's Theme is Stampin Up Punches, Sizzix and Dies. To start the Blog Hop go to VC Rocks Blog at
http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/2014/06/VC-June-Hop.html

I chose for my project to make a card using Stampin Up Scallop Tag Punch. To show it can be used for than just tags and bookmarks.

Here is the outside of the card:


Here is the inside of the card:



I wish I could take credit for the idea of this but I saw this on you tube. I have include the video if you would like to make some yourself.






Thank you for stopping by and if you want to continue on the hop go to http://vcrocks.blogspot.com/2014/06/VC-June-Hop.html and continue.
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