Charlene's Great Soup

Please stop by and visit Charlene at Paper and Ink Playground she has this wonderful soup recipe that will warm you up:
And this gorgeous Christmas card:
Charlene is a great artist.  I've been following her work for a long time and she is very talented.  I promise you won't be disappointed if you check out her blog.  She is also giving a chance to win beautiful blog candy.  See the left side bar for a picture of it.
Have a great day.

Chistmas Ornaments from Christmas Solutions

Just a brief post to show a couple wall decor ornaments I made from the Christmas Solutions Cartridge.  They are cut at the maximum size I can get on an Original Cricut. 

The tree is cut at 8.35 inches (turned at 90 degrees on my Gypsy).  There are three layers, dark green shimmer, white and lighter green.
 The wreath is cut at 5.5 inches.  There are three layers dark green, green shimmer and green shimmer leaves. 
I used gems and peals and a white gel pen to "gussy them up".

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Holiday Candy Snowman Hats

If you have never visited Scraphappy, I suggest you do.  Julie Moss is so talented.  She made the cutest Snowman Hat candy holders    Here are my renditions of the hat.  I used the cardboard tubes from the pastry tubes here to make these. My tubes were 2.5 inches in diameter.   I covered the bottom of the tube with a 2.75 inch circle of white card stock, folding the edges of the circle to adhere to the sides of the tube.  Then I covered the tube with a strip of black card stock.  Then I cut a 3.5 inch circle in black card stock and glued it to the covered bottom of the tube.  I found that attaching the ribbon band is easier to do before attaching the bottom circle.  Trust me there is a band of red and white polka dot ribbon around the hat.  I then threaded a white snowflake brad through a red and white polka dot flower and added a loop of sheer green ribbon to represent leaves. I attached the flower to the hat band with a glue dot.  I went around the brim of the tube with a black marker to hide the edge of the tube.

This was a fast and easy project.  I'm filling them with Andes Mints for treat cups to hand out at my son's office.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  If you have a moment, please leave a comment.  I'd love to hear from you.


Holiday Cookbook Day 5

Wow, I can tell I started way too many projects at the same time. Sorry for the delays in the cookbook pages.
Today we have Stuffing Bread.  I make mine in a bread machine because I can no longer knead dough because of the arthritis in my hands.  I rarely bake it in the bread machine, but I do all the steps up until the baking then I transfer the dough to my bread pan and bake in the oven.  I usually don't use this to make stuffing, although it is very good for flavor.  We like to make turkey sandwiches on this bread.  It's like a second Thanksgiving meal.
The sign post is from Pooh and Friends and is cut at 4".  The bread is from From My Kitchen and is cut at 2".  The font for the sign is from Calligraphy Collection and is cut at 1".  The title font is from Plantin Schoolbook and is cut at 1".  The paper is from an old K&Company stack.  I thought the blue card stock I used on for the recipe brought out the blue in the background.   Here are closeups of the pages:

Thanks for stopping by. If you get a chance, please leave a comment.  I cherish them all, but I know how busy everyone is this time a year.  Take care.


Christmas Card #11

Nothing like being out of order.  Oh well, we're back to snowmen.  I saw this great tutorial at Techniques by Trish I fell in love with this wobbly snowman.  However, I don't have the motion spring, so mine is stationary.  But he's still cute...LOL.
This was probably the fastest card I made so far.

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Christmas Card #12

Its a card, its an ornament, its a house.  LOL.  I was making some ornaments from the Christmas Solutions cartridge.  I thought this house would be cute on a card that will read "From Our House to Yours"...
I cut the card from green card stock 4.25 x 11 inches.  I used two sheets of designer paper from the DCWV Christmas stack (last year's).  One is craft colored and the other is red and tan striped, They are cut at 5.25 by 4 1/8 inches and 5 by 4 inches.  I cut the house blackout in black at 4 inches.  Then the house in tan card stock at 4 inches.  The roof and snow were cut at 4 inches also.  I glued the snow and roof to the house, then placed a piece of yellow card stock behind the house (for the window light) before I glued it to the black base.  Then using a red marker I colored around the windows, door, and chimneys.  I used a layer of glossy accents covered with white glitter for the snow.  I punched a hole through all layers and tied a white ribbon to use as a hanger.  The house is removable to use as a decoration if desired.  The snowflake ribbon used for an accent on the front and inside of the card is from Hobby Lobby.  I think I will include these in my food gift baskets this year.
Thanks for stopping by. Sue


Christmas Card #10

One of my favorite things about Christmas is the carols.  When I saw these rub ons at Michaels, I just knew I had to make a card with them.  It's a basic A2 card cut out of white card stock, covered with a 4.25 by 5.5 inch rectangle of holly designer paper.  I punched two strips of red and white dotted designer paper with a MS double edge punch (sorry I forgot the name of it). Then glued a red velvet ribbon (elasticized and has a sheer ruffle on each side) down one side of each strip.  The rub on words came from Paper Wishes.  My carolers are on the inside.  Fa La La...LOL
Thanks for stopping by. Sue