Sunday, December 31, 2006
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Just a reminder that I will be doing the draw tomorrow afternoon and will announce the winner on my blog. Please check back to see if you've won... I will need the winner to email me with their address.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
I've been planning a little blog treat for you all to thank you for visiting my blog regularly and for leaving your comments. I'm really enjoying sharing my creativity with you and I thoroughly enjoy reading your blogs as well.
I wish you all a safe and happy Christmas season.
To be entered in the draw please...
1. Tell someone about this give away. (email a friend, post it on your blog, phone your mom, whatever you choose, LOL! I don't need proof).
2. Leave a comment on this post by clicking on "Comments" below. Be sure to put your name on the comment so I know who the winner is.
This will be my last blog post until I announce the winner of this draw on Christmas Eve. Please check back on Christmas Eve to see if you've won. The winner will need to email me with their mailing address so I can send their prize to them after Christmas.
These cookies are so moist, soft and delicious. They taste almost as good as the ones Grandma makes. To dress these up for Christmas you can drizzle them with white or dark chocolate.
1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup real butter
1/4 cup molasses
2 1/4 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp salt
Beat brown sugar, butter, molasses and egg on medium speed. Stir in remaining ingredients except granulated sugar.
Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour (I rarely do this).
Heat oven to 375°, spray cookie sheets (I prefer stoneware) with Pam.
Shape dough into balls, roll in granulated sugar. Place on pan and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass.
Bake 9 to 12 minutes or just until set. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Tip: you can also roll this dough out (if you refrigerate it first) on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to cut out gingerbread men or other cookie shapes.
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Friday, December 15, 2006
For this scarf I used 2 balls Patons Bohemian yarn and size 9 circular needles. I casted on about 160 stitches and knit about 14 rows. This scarf is so amazingly soft!!
I wonder what my Christmas Blog Treat is going to be . . . any ideas?
My girls were quick to claim the stickers and candy canes and being the nice mom that I am, I didn't mind sharing.
If you want to take a better look at my gift you can click on the photo for a close up view.
Stay tuned for my "Christmas Blog Treat"... I have something really fun planned for a give away!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Jill, your card is now addressed and waiting to be mailed, so you should receive it in a couple days! It was great to see you this afternoon. I can't wait til you get your blog up and running so I can see all your beautiful creations.
Have a great week everyone! Leave a comment and let me know how your Christmas preparations are coming along.
I'll be hosting some sort of give away on my blog before Christmas. You might want to sign up for email updates (on the right) to make sure you don't miss it!!
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Remember awhile ago when I asked if anyone would like to trade punchies with me? Well, I used some that Denise sent me for this card. Thank you Denise!
So, here's what I used to make this:
- Stampin' Up! Riveting stamp set
- Stampin' Up! On the Spot stamp set
- Stampin' Up! Noteworthy stamp set
- Stampin' Up! Pink Gingham ribbon
- Stampin' Up! circl punches in 3 different sizes
- Stampin' Up! Pink brads
- Michael's organza pink dotted ribbon
- Stampin' Up! pretty in pink and pink passion inks & card stock, glossy white card stock, confetti white card stock, basic black ink.
- Pop dots
- The circle punchies from Denise were made with the Marvy Uchida scallop circle in giga and mega sizes.
- This card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4".
Thursday, December 07, 2006
My prize is a $30 Stampin' Up! shopping spree... so I will get the stamp set called Bundle Up. Thank you Nancy for organizing this contest and for donating the prize that I won!!
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
This morning I made this card, which is quite similar to the one JeanneS made, but not completely identical. I used the following colours: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Lavendar Lace, Cranberry Crisp, Certainly Celery. For stamps I used Linen and Butterflies of Happiness.
So, what are your "must haves" from the winter mini?
Sunday, December 03, 2006
These treats are so simple to make and everyone absolutely loves them!
3 cups (750 ml) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 can (300 ml) sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp. (5 ml.) vanilla
nuts (optional - I never add them)
Line an 8" x 8" baking pan with waxed paper.
In a heavy saucepan, combine the chocolate chips and the condensed milk. Melt them together over low heat, stirring once in a while, until smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
Pour the mixture into the lined pan, spreading it evenly and smoothing the top. Put it in the fridge until it solidifies – about an hour.
This makes quite a lot of fudge – about 1½ lbs. (750 g).Poppycock (otherwise known as caramel popcorn)
Toasted mixed nuts (I toast them for a few minutes on a hot frying pan, just until you can start to smell them)
I'd love to see what your favorite Christmas treats are! Please leave a comment to let me know what treats you love to make and/or eat during the holidays.
Friday, December 01, 2006
Have you seen my new ribbon holder? Awhile ago my friend Stephanie got her husband to make me this gorgeous holder! It's solid wood, that he even stained for me, and the rods are solid copper so they won't sway under the weight of all that ribbon!
Also, in the photo you can see that my prisma pencil crayons are now within reach in a big mug! I had been storing them safely in the box they came in, tucked away in a drawer - and, of course, not using them!! Now that they are out there I'm sure I will get a lot more use out of them.
Have a joyous December as you plan for an exciting Christmas holiday.
ETA: Wow, I have 10 comments already!! That didn't take long. Would the 10 of you please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your mailing address so I can get these cards sent out? Thanks!!