Saturday, April 04, 2015

Your Paper Pantry All Year Long Challenge

I recently joined a challenge at YPP  to make five christmas cards every month. By December I should have a nice stack of Christmas cards to send out. Yay! A few years ago I wanted to make my my own cards, but by the time Christmas season rolls around I'm making just a few and buying the rest to mail to family and friends. I won't have that problem this year! I love vintage images, so that is my theme for March. I used Stampin' Up! Trim the Tree DSP paper stack.

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

St. Patrick's Day card

I know it's the day after St. Patrick's Day, but I couldn't help to make a card yesterday with this cute vintage image I found on Pinterest. I used All Is Calm DSP from Stampin' Up!, which really is a Christmas paper, but I thought it went well with this card. A little embellishments is all this card needed.

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year!
Another card share. I just love these papers, All Is Calm DSP and Silver Glimmer Paper. The stamp set is Making Spirits Bright, which I wished I used it more during the holidays, it's such a fun stamp set.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Back home . . . .

Hello, we're back home from our week stay with family in Sacramento. I think it was the warmest Thanksgiving ever, but still beautiful to see all the trees changing colors. I just love that and miss it, too.

I haven't been doing much crafting lately. Just some Project Life layouts on the drive back home. I didn't have very many photos, so I had to make do with what I had. Here are two pages I made with the Project Life App on my ipad. It was very quick and easy to do. I can have them printed out 12x12 or 8x8 size for my photo album. Pretty nice!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Baking season is here!

I work at an afterschool program and for snack the children usually have veggies and sunflower butter, or crackers, cheese sticks, fruit or sandwiches. We always have a lot of left overs. Well, I came across this recipe in a magazine that my Mom always sends me. It's a local super market magazine in Northern California, Something Extra Magazine. I found the perfect cookie recipe to share with the children using some of the sunflower butter. I hope they like Chocolate Sunflower Cookies.

Chocolate Sunflower Cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sunflower seed butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Nestle Toll House Delightfulls Caramel Filled Morsels
3/4 cup roasted, salted sunflower seeds

Stir together butter and sunflower seed butter in a large bowl; beat in sugars, then beat in vanilla and eggs. Stir in flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt, then stir in caramel morsels. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll dough into 1½-inch balls and roll in sunflower seeds. Place on baking sheets and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely, then store in an airtight container.

These cookies look a lot lighter in color, but they are much darker (and not the greatest photo, either). I didn't have sunflower seeds, I just sprinkled the tops with turbinado sugar instead. Hope you give this recipe a try and share with your family and friends this holiday season.