Monday, May 16, 2011

Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge

I'm so excited for this one!!!! :)  The challenge this week on Scrapbookaholic by Abby is to make a gift box or bag using Hello Kitty.  I loved making this one!! :) 


My little girl has a birthday this week and I wanted to make sure she (we) had some 'Thank You' cards on hand for any gifts. 

The box is from Tags, Bags, Boxes and More; I used my Gypsy to stretch it a little bit.  The kitty is actually from the Hello Kitty Font cart.  Since my little girl is our little princess, I thought this would be a cute one for her.  The string is just something I had on hand.  I added a bit of bling to make it sparkle (because Heaven knows my little girl loves BLING)!!!  All of the papers used were from my scrap pile. :)

Now, make sure you go see what all of the other DT members have created (you will LOVE them)!!!!!  We'd also like to have you play along with us!!!  All of the info is at Scrapbookaholic by Abby; you'll just link your project up there.  The best part is that if you participate you have a chance at a wonderful prize!!!  You'll have to jump over to Scrapbookaholic by Abby for all of the details and to see the prize! :)

Thanks so much to BudgetGadgets for being our sponsor this week.  Abby has all of the info over at her blog, if you get a chance go visit them of FaceBook (click here to visit them).

Remember - Jump on over to Scrapbookaholic by Abby for all of the details and to play along with us!!! :)  Thanks for stopping by!!! :)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Bake Sale Blog Hop Day 2

If you're looking for the Flaunt It Friday's Happy Hauntings Blog Hop Click here or scroll down. 


**I have to apologize - for some reason my post didn't go live on time!**

Welcome to day two of this yummy hop!!!!  For today's treat we made . . .

HOMEMADE OREO COOKIES!!!!!!




For those of you that know me, you know that I love simple. :)  These cookies are VERY simple.  To make the cookies you will need:
  • 2 packages of cake mix (I used Chocolate Fudge, but any other kind would work)
  • 1 1/2 cups Shortening
  • 4 eggs
Mix all the ingredients together.  Roll the dough into small balls, place on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8-10 minutes.  Let cool.

For the Icing you will need:
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 stick butter (1/4 cup)
  • 2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2-4 cups Powder Sugar
Mix all together and set in fridge.  After the cookies are all cool frost the back sides and put two together.  ENJOY!!!!! :)

These are really easy to make with little helpers, and they'll LOVE THEM!!!!!  Remember to leave a comment for a chance to win my yummy blog candy!

Your next stop is Tracy at Craft Junkie Too.

Just in case you get lost here's the line-up:

Georgiana ~ Carson's Creations
Cheryl ~ Cards by CG
Carri ~ Doubleclick Abusybee
Me
Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too
Tara ~ Homemade Happiness
Jenny ~ Crazy About Cricut
Pat ~ Pat's Scrap

As always, Thanks for stopping by!!!!!!!!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Bake Sale Blog Hop

If you're looking for the Flaunt It Friday's Happy Hauntings Blog Hop Click here or scroll down. 


Hello my SWEET friends!!!!  Come on!!!  I couldn't help it!!! :)

Well, the hop was supposed to start on the 13th, but due to technical difficulties we started a day late (sorry about that).  I feel so honored to be a part of this hop!!!! :)  I hope that you came after visiting Carri at Double Click Connections aka A Busy Bee.  Isn't she AMAZING!!!!!  I love her work (this time it was especially yummy looking)!!  :)  If you just happened to stop here first, make sure to start at the beginning with Georgiana at Carson's Cricut Creations.  All of the ladies have some amazing goodies to share!!!

For today's project, I wanted to show you a favorite of mine. :)  Cookies in a jar!!!!!!

Now I have to say, I sort of messed up a little bit.  Like most projects, I love to have my little ones help.  Well, I was trying to get them to be patient with putting the items in and they jumped the gun a bit and put the chocolate chips in the wrong order. :)

To make this yummy treat you will need:
  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • Quart glass jar (aka large Mason Jar)
Combine the flour, baking soda and white sugar.  Place half of it in the bottom of the clean jar.  Follow with half of the chocolate chips.  Next layer with the brown sugar.  The next layer is the second half of the flour mixture topped with the last of the chocolate chips.  You can change the order if you'd like, but you see what happens when you put the chocolate chips covered by flour. :)

You can make a tag or a card (you'll see mine tomorrow) that has the following information:

In a large bowl combine 3/4 cup of butter, 1-2 eggs (this depends on where you live and how dry your climate is), and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat until creamy. Add in the contents of the jar.  Drop by tablespoonful onto an un-greased cookie sheet.  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.

The one suggestion that I have before you give these as gifts (or sell them)is that you try the cookies first.  Depending on where you live you may need to add more flour to the jar or tell them to add more butter or liquid (I always have to add a little more flour).  :) 

You can also decorate the jar to be for whatever occasion.  This one is going to go as a simple 'Thank you' to a friend of mine for watching my little ones for me for a few hours.  These are great for any and all occasions!!! :)

Ok, now to candy for YOU!  I can't seem to get a good picture of it, but I have some kitchen wall decor to give to one lucky person. :)  All you need to do is leave a comment with your favorite Bake Sale goodie!!! :)  That's it!!!! 

Your next stop is Tracy at Craft Junkie Too.

Just in case you get lost here's the line-up:

Georgiana ~ Carson's Creations
Cheryl ~ Cards by CG
Carri ~ Doubleclick Abusybee
Me

Tracy ~ Craft Junkie Too
Tara ~ Homemade Happiness
Jenny ~ Crazy About Cricut
Pat ~ Pat's Scrap

Friday, May 13, 2011

Happy Hauntings Friday the 13th Blog Hop

Hi Everyone!!!!!!!  I know I'm super late on posting!!  I couldn't get this up yesterday because of blogger problems, and have been at work (a few emergencies came up at work too).  I'm here, a little late, but still here. :)

So, welcome!!!!!!!!!  I hope you are stopping by after visiting Monica at Simply Cricutting, if not start at the beginning at Flaunt it Fridays!!  This week at Flaunt it Fridays we are challenging everyone to use the Happy Hauntings cartridge.  Unfortunately I do not own that cart (although, I think I really want it); so instead I used October 31st cartridge.
I had this pumpkin wreath sitting in my closet.  It was very plain (and I got it on clearance for around $1).  So I decided to add the 'Beware' in the middle.  It was cut at 2.  The black is actually a piece of cardboard with this wonderful felt type paper.  I don't even know how to explain what it is. :)  I used some hot glue to attach it.  I added a little bit of glitter and glow in the dark paint (just for fun). :)

For my second project (using any cut from the cartridge) I decided to do a scrapbook page.  For those that know anything about me, you know that I am TERRIBLE at scrapbooking.  My philosophy is plain and simple.  I did cut out a headstone from the Wrap it Up cartridge at 2.  Again, it's not the fanciest thing, but it a big challenge for me. 

Your next stop on the hop is very talented and super amazing Carley over at The Real iCarley!  You'll love what she has in store!!! :)

Now if you get lost along the way, the line-up is below.  Remember - we'd love to see what you make!!!!  Join us in the fun and make sure you link your project over to Flaunt it Fridays!!!


10. Deborah www.bugjuiced.blogspot.com
Thanks for stopping by!!  Make sure you say 'hi' to Carley for me!!!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Flaunt it Fridays

It's been a while, but I'm so happy to post for Flaunt it Fridays!!!  This week the challenge is to use the castle on the Wrap it Up cartridge.  I'm so excited!!!  I just got this cartridge on Wednesday (a two month late anniversary gift from the hubby)!!  So, here's my first creation with this cart!

Since Mother's Day is just around the corner, I wanted to make a card for my Mother-in-law.  Making something for family means (of course) that I have 'little helpers' that are involved.  Both of my little ones helped pick colors and put it together. :)  The castle was cut at 4'.

Make sure you stop over at Flaunt It Fridays to see what the rest of the team has come up with!!!  We'd love to see what you create! :)