Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Little Red Wagon #252

We have another great challenge at Little Red Wagon this week!  Tracy wants to see some girly projects - pink, bling, glitter, etc.  It's all about the girls this week.

I was more than happy to pull out some pink and create this sweet card for the challenge.

I decided to try coloring a digi image using only grey tones and just a bit of pink.  This sweet girl is from Whimsie Doodles and is called She Has Wings.  Isn't she just a darling?

I used my warm grey Copic markers and I will admit it was a bit challenging going all monotone.  Even with the bit of pink, I felt that she still needed something, so I pulled out my white Poster Paint pen and added some dots. Then I put some Diamond Stickles on her wings (which for some reason is photographing more blue than irl) to add some sparkle.  The little heart rub-on is from eons ago and I just happened to find it in the bottom of my wagon so I added it also :)

Now it is your turn to create something girlie.  Be sure to link up your creation over at Little Red Wagon and we will make sure we stop by your blog.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Little Red Wagon #251

Jayne has issued the challenge over at Little Red Wagon this week and she wants to see confetti on our project!

I saw this cake shaped card on the Silhouette store and I immediately thought how yummy it would look with some confetti sprinkles on it!

And what better than pink icing?  lol

My stash of sequins came in handy for the confetti and a little bit of black and white ribbon for the base was just perfect!

We would love if you would play along with us this week!  Just pop over to Little Red Wagon and link up your confetti project!  We will be sure to visit your blog and you might even be featured next Tuesday!  See you there :)

Friday, August 15, 2014

Destination: Happiness!

Every month, Two Scrapbook Friends issues a Sketch and Crafty Challenge!  One of our Design Team members designs a layout sketch and creates a layout based on the sketch that also includes the crafty part of the challenge.

This month, Jayne created this awesome sketch.

Her crafty challenge is to use a summer photo(s) on your layout.  I decided to play along with the challenge and this is the layout I created.

Jayne's sketch showed a vertical pattern paper that I decided to interpret by creating a geotag background.  I used my Silhouette to cut out geotag shapes and then I added 1-inch circles cut from pattern paper.  In some cases I used flair buttons to give it interest and dimension.  (The pattern paper and buttons are from Chic Tags.)  I also added some paint splatters to the background paper.

Since my photo was taken in Mexico, the travel themed papers were perfect.  I also added a die-cut airplane and hand stitching with twine for the flight path.

 I created my title/journal card using Photoshop and I printed it on photo paper.

For a final touch, I added some messy machine stitching, and I used a glaze pen to draw a thin line around the border of my background paper.

Why don't you play along with us at Two Scrapbook Friends?  You have the chance to have your name added to a draw for a $25.00 gift certificate to the store!  Just click HERE for more details.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chocolate Chip Cookies

Apparently my blog has become a card/scrapbook page blog and nothing else!  That was never my intention as I have always wanted to share more than just my paper crafting when I started my blog.  But, as busy as life is, and as much as I have to share, I just never seem to find the time to sit down and post anything other than my cards and pages.

Today, though, I am sharing my recipe for Mrs. Field's Chocolate Chip Cookies.  This recipe goes way back, long before the internet was a household item.  My sister Dianne, who had always wanted to open her own bakery, found this copy-cat recipe and we have enjoyed our own version of Mrs. Field's cookies for many years!

These cookies are just the perfect mix of crispy/chewy and the added ground oatmeal makes them extra yummy!  You can also add chopped nuts if you like and as much chocolate as your taste buds crave!  Here is the recipe for you to enjoy.

Mrs. Fields Chocolate Chip Cookies

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1-1/4 cups oatmeal
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4-cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2-cup chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Cream butter and sugars.  Add egg and vanilla and mix well.

Take 1-1/4 cups oatmeal and blend small amounts at a time in food processor until it turns to a powder.  Combine oatmeal, flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda.  Add dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture and mix well.

Add chocolate chips and nuts and mix.

Place golf ball sized amounts on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake at 375 degrees for 11 minutes or just until golden brown.  Remove from oven, let rest for 1-2 minutes and transfer to rack to cool.

Note:  One batch will make approximately 22 cookies.  You will want to at least double this recipe.  These will go fast!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Little Red Wagon #250

Rosanne issued the challenge at Little Red Wagon for us this week.  She went easy on us with a Birthday theme!

When I was browsing the Silhouette Online Store, I came across this sweet little giraffe and I thought it would be adorable on a card for a little one.

I used an embossing folder to create the background and then I simply added the die-cut giraffe.  A few sequins added just the right amount of fun detail and the printed sentiment was created on my computer.

So now it is your turn.  And no excuses! lol  Everyone needs a birthday card sooner or later, so whip one up and then link it up at Little Red Wagon so we can see what you created :)

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Little Red Wagon #249

Jan has issued a fun challenge this week at Little Red WagonShe wants to see some embossing used on our card.  Either wet or dry or both!

I made up a set of note cards for this challenge that includes some embossing on the card base.

I combined some hot pink and lime green cardstock, ribbon and flowers with black/white dotted paper. 

You can see in this photo the Swiss Dot embossing that I added to the card base.

I left the cards blank so they can be used for any occasion. 

Be sure to stop by the Little Red Wagon blog and visit each of the Design Team Girlfriends to see what they created for this challenge.  I am sure you will be inspired.  Then link up your own creation.  We always love seeing what you create :)

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