Dec 20, 2011

Christmas paper fun

There is no end to what you could create with a little imagination, and some fun scrapbook papers. I'm loving working with my new Websters pages vintage scrap papers. I purchased the papers from Juliana over at Dolce Scrapbook. Once I added a few embellishments, it was finished. Juliana has been such an inspiration. I'm always excited to create with her. Stop by her blog, and take a look at all of her wonderful creations, while your there be sure to visit her eBay store. You'll find high quality scrap booking supplies that will get your creative juices flowing. 

I actually cut out the bird from the cover of the scrapbook paper tablet, then I used Martha Stewart iridescent  white glitter to add some bling to the bird. Think of it as a little Christmas sparkle. 
The inside of card is an entire page of Websters pages Christmas collection. The only thing that I did to this page is distress the edges using chalk inks, and add more of the glitter to the flower rings. You could add whatever text you want to the middle.
So go on and make something to give to those that you love! I hope that you all have a Merry Christmas, and a happy New Year. I will not post again until after the New Year. Until next time......

Fine print... I'm not endorsed nor affiliated with eBay, Dolce Scrapbook, or Websters Pages. These are simply my opinions.

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Dec 12, 2011

Key-Lime Snowballs

I'm so excited to finally get in some holiday baking! I enjoy the tastes, smells, and lovely colors of holiday baking. I enjoy baking with my kids at this time of year. Our project for today was a first at my house but oh-so worth it. If you find Key-Lime pie delicious, then you'll love these easy to make truffles. 
What you'll need:
1 pkg. Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
juice from 2 large limes
8oz. pkg. Philly cream cheese
2 6oz. pkg. Bakers White Chocolate.
flaked coconut
Begin by opening the pkg. of cookie dough, place the dough into a large mixing bowl. Next, Squeeze the juice from both limes into the dough. Use a mixer on low speed to incorporate the juice into the dough. Your mixture should be the consistency of frosting. 
Using a spatula, spread the dough mixture onto a 9x9 cookie sheet. 
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 min. or until edges are golden brown. 
it should look something like this. 
Once the cookie has cooled, use your hands to crumble it into a mixing bowl with the cream cheese. 
mix the lime cookie, and cream cheese together using your hands, finish mixing with a handheld mixer. You should now have a soft dough. that looks like this...
Now for the fun! 
*roll the dough into quarter sized balls
*using a toothpick, dip the ball into the melted white candy coating chocolate
*place chocolate covered ball onto wax paper
*sprinkle with flaked coconut while the chocolate is still soft.
*Chill for 1hr.
These truffles taste so yummy!  We were making them as gifts, but we'll see if there will be any left for giving.... 

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Dec 7, 2011

Beautiful DIY Name Plaque

Today I want to share something with you that my good friend created. It's simply gorgeous, I'm going to copy it for my daughter's room. (using my daughter's name, of course.)

The first step is to select a plaque for the base of the wall hanging. My friend found this one at Hobby Lobby in the bare wood section, she then spray painted the entire plaque white.

She also found these cute, curly wooden letters at Hobby Lobby, then she spray painted them pink.

Once the spray paint had dried, she adhered coordinating patterns of scrapbook paper to the letters using Modge Podge. She just traced the shape of the letter onto the paper, then cut it out.
Once the Modge Podge is dry, then sand to smooth out the Modge Podge using a fine grit sand paper.

Next, she adhered the letters to the plaque using  hot glue. The flowers and leaves are just stickers, how easy it that! I can't wait to make one of my own. This name plaque is to be a Christmas gift for her new baby niece. It's a handmade gift that I'm sure she will cherish for years to come.

Thank you for stopping by today.
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Dec 1, 2011

My Memories Christmas Album Pages

Have you heard?  MyMemories has now released version 3 of their popular digital scrapbooking software. I just have to say that I'm having a lot of fun with it! It's easier to use and has loads more features.
Here is my latest creation:

How cute would something like this be as a Christmas gift for grandparents? If you would like to purchase Version 3 of the MyMemories program, you could still get $10 off the purchase price using my affiliate promo code: STMMMS70145
This program would make a great Christmas gift for anyone on your list who enjoys scrapbooking.
remember to check back tomorrow for freebie Friday.

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