Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas baking

Working on some Christmas baking. My daughter, Jordan, made some lemon snowballs a couple days ago along with a pan of Magic Cookie Bars and Peanut Butter Bars.
Today so far I have made some Eggnog Snickerdoodles and Pizelles.

Here are the pizelles. Double Chocolate ones rolled to make canoli on Christmas and regular non-rolled pizelles.

Eggnog Snickerdoodles. YUMMY!!

I'll be making more cookies and some truffles later on today...I'll add them as they are made!!

We also made Reindeer cookies, peanut butter bars and chocolate orange truffles!!

I still need to make my fudge and a few other things. Then the baking is all done! Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cards for all occasions!

In 2009 we had a silent auction at my church for a member who needed a automatic wheel chair and a lift van. I made these boxes and the cards in them for the auction.

Both sets were 'won' by an elderly church member who really appreciated them!

Easter Card 2008

This was my first experience with Stickles. I fell in LOVE!! I think the process of this is easy to figure out by the picture. If you have any questions, though, feel free to contact me.

Valentine's Day card box 2007

My middle daughter, Jordan and I made this card box for her 3rd grade Valentine's day party and card exchange for school. She won first place in the card box contest!!

I think we used a cereal box for the base of this.

Floral foam was placed in the area where the flowers are 'planted'.

Christmas cards of years past

These are Christmas cards I did in 2008. I thought they turned out great and it was my first foray into alcohol inks! I used a Tim Holtz stamp for this card. 
Blue alcohol ink spread on glossy paper. Stamped the Tim Holtz stamp with a quick dry black ink

I added 3 snowflake brads on the right and anther one on the snowman. Mounted onto contrasting card stock and affixed to snowflake stamped card. Finished off with funky white string.

I made both light blue and dark blue cards.

A friend of mine did something similar with the same stamp and burgundy card stock and inks. She punched a squared out the lower right corner where I put the snowflake and inserted a picture of her granddaughter. Very neat! Sorry I don't have any pictures of her card!

In the beginning......

I'm not quite sure what prompted me to start a blog. Perhaps it is because of my recent return to being a housewife or perhaps from my excitement over creating my latest paper ornaments for the ornament exchange I am in with my TW friends. Whichever it may be, here we go!!

Yesterday I created some cute ornaments for my swap friends. I used red, green and white cardstock and cute out a circular Fleur De Lis Motif using Spellbinders Shapabilities and my Cuttlebug. I then stamped a snowman using stamp Rejoicing Snowman 1454-E in black ink. I stamped 'snowflakes' using a dowel stamp by Stamps by Judith. I colored in areas with colored pencils and used Stickles to embellish. They turned out cuter than I expected.

The Green ornament...
The red ornament

My favorite of course is the white ornament!!

I'm thinking of using something similar to make my Christmas cards...not sure what I'm going to do there! Hope to have them ready to mail out by Monday!