Friday, August 28, 2015

August Projects

This month I have been excited to focus on a couple of products from our new Stampin Up catalogue.
With a lot of birthdays this month I focused on lots of color and Butterflies. Using our Butterfly thinlit and Stampin Ups Envelope Maker.


All these Red and Purple cards are for the Birthdays of some very special Red Hat ladies in my chapter. I also used the envelope thinlits to make inserts for the envelope but those pictures didn't come out. I think they turned out quite well how about you?

Here are some firecrackers I made for guests at a Birthday Party we had for my Red Hat Chapter. Each one is filled with Chocolates, Jelly Beans and Sugar Free candies. What a wonderful way to use up retired DSP!! If you want to know how I made these lovely firecrackers go to videos up on tabs and click you will find it there. Have Fun, I know I did.
I hope you enjoyed this months projects and as always fill free to comment. I love reading them.


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Birthday Card for a special little lady

I don't have a lot of children stamp sets so here is a card I made for my great granddaughter Tristyn

Just a simple Butterfly card using our new Butterfly thinlit.


New Baby Alert

Here is a card I made for my Granddaughter's new baby boy. I used a lot of retired stamps and paper to get the effect I wanted. I also made a liner using the retired whale DSP reversed it to show the clouds.

Here is who it is going to
 He is so cute!!

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.   

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.



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



  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.



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.

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

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