I have been trying to get my things ready for the next issue of Paper Crafts and I haven’t been making many other cards! Oops! I am IN LOVE with the Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kits! I really just love it! You get to sample a new DSP without buying the whole pak…. play with new embellishments…. you get the coordinating (mostly Bazzill) cardstock to match your new DSP… I highly recommend it! Its a present you get every month that you know is coming but it still feels like a surprise! I got my new July one yesterday and I’m gonna go muck around with it…. This card uses Candied Apple, Hazel, and Choice Buttercream with October Afternoon Fly A Kite and some Stampin Up Very Vanilla satin ribbon. The sentiment is Verve, I thought the card was a little busy for an image so I went with the Plane Jane sentiment. I think this card feels like a grandma’s quilt. I would for sure feel better if I got this card when I was sick.
I used to LOVE pink and black together…. granted I was a teenager and thought these colors were elegant together. You might think this card looks fairly rudimentary and simple to make…. and you are right. but I spent AT LEAST an hour coming up with the combination. I like the card overall, but it exhausted my brain and I decided that I am not meant to use light pink anymore, Vibrant colors…. thats what I need.
OK- peanut butter cookies are not for everyone, I know this. People love them or hate them. Same with M&M cookies. Some people just don’t like them. I love ’em both though. My friends mom used to make these peanut butter cookies and I loved them. I’ve seen other people on the internets use this recipe,, but nobody add the best part (which is mini chocolate chips by the way)! Its hard to believe but you need 4 (FOUR) ingredients. Just trust me and try it.
Here it is:
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 large egg
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 12oz bag mini chocolate chips
Preheat over to 325 degrees. Mix egg, sugar, and peanut butter until well blended- fold in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Remove from fridge and roll into tablespoon size balls. Place on cookie sheet a couple inches apart from each other. Flatten with you hand or the bottom of a glass cup. Bake 17 to 19 minutes until slightly brown and yummy looking. Cool on sheet for a few minutes before removing to a wire rack. Enjoy!
Card Creations: Favorite Occasions is coming out in the Fall (Nov. 16 in case you wanna camp out at Barnes and Noble) and I’m going to have 2 cards in it! Its so exciting! This is one of the ones that didn’t make it… Poor little guy. So cute and no love 😦 Just kidding! They get tons of submissions and and I am HONORED to have 2 cards selected! I do love love love this little guy though. My latest love is October Afternoon cardstock and this one is from the Report Card collection. I used my Labels 2 Nesties to make the centerpiece with some Very Vanilla Bazzill and Garnet cardstock. Then I made my little guy pencils using my Word Window punch from Stampin Up! I definitely wanna make more of them for more projects in the future! I just cut three windows of each color and used paper snips to make the parts and layer them up. Enjoy!
Isn’t this sweet? I have been seeing these little girls walking thru my store in thier little sundresses and these patterns and styles seem to be the trend this summer. I used melon mambo, tangerine tango, crushed curry, kiwi kiss, and bermuda bay. All my favorites! I used a circle punch and cut them in half, lined them up, and put ribbon over the seams. I love this… so simple, but sweet. Happy Wednesday.
Its New Release day at Bugaboo! Today we have a great flower explosion stamp and a cute little squatty santa. I chose to play with the flower stamp and made this little treat box for one of my co-workers:
I getmilk carton madness every once in awhile and start making them for everyone. Just fill ’em with candy and you have a great cute little treat! The template can be found at www.splitcoaststampers.com. I liked this flower stamp a lot because you could put at much of a little color or pop into it as you want. Click HERE to check out the new releases!
I found this fantastic sticker at my scrapbook store (I love you The Scrapbook Store!). That whole thing around my center sentiment is a green sparkly encrusted sticker. Isn’t it great? Its from Making Memories and I think I’ll have to go we what else they have like this. I used my favorite paper for the moment called Mr and Mrs from Teresa Collins and I have managed to strech one sheet of this pretty dang far! I’ve also used almost the last of my precious Kiwi Kiss…. I should go check and see if thats one of the returning old In Colors at Stampin Up…. my brain knows its not true but I’m gonna pretend I can’t remember. If I give you this card for your birthday, act surprised ok?