Sunday, January 30, 2011

Cranberry Hooteycreek Cookies!

What a funny name for a yumalicious cookie!  Give them a try...I just know you'll love them and they'll become one of your favourite things too {g}

I made these Cookies for my 2 workshops this month and they are so yummy! I promised everyone that I would put the recipe on my blog ...what could be better than a mix of cranberries and white chocolate...oh yummm!

I found this recipe when I was looking for gifts in a jar at Christmas, but instead of putting the mix in a jar, I layered it in a clear large cone bags and tied it up with pretty and easy to make. 

They were so good, that I doubled that recipe and found that it makes approx 4 1/2 dozen you go.  Let me know if you love them too!

Cranberry Hootycreeks

1 cup butter
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2/3 cup light brown sugar
2/3 cup white sugar
2 1/4 cups flour
1 cup rolled oats
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup white chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.   Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Beat together butter, eggs and vanilla until fluffy.  Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well.  Drop by spoonfuls (then flatten slightly with your fingers), and bake 8 to 10 minutes until the edges start to brown. 

Cool on wire racks and store in an air tight container if you have any left....delish!!

In case you want to make the gifts in a jar or a cone bag the recipe and directions for the label can be found here at Allrecipes...happy baking!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tissue Flower Tag

Hi's a little share for a rainy day!  This little tag was so much fun to make, I used the Two Tags Die...I love this's absolutely one of my favourite things..besides  "raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens..."  LOL! 

I stamped the Christmas Collage background stamp (it was in the Holiday mini) I really love this background and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be in the next big catalogue!  I used Early Espresso Ink and also stamped the sentiment in the same ink, this stamp set is Curly Cute and you know what... it really is cute!!!

The flower is the small flower from the Island Floral Die and I folded a piece of Turquoise tissue paper up (maybe 10-12 layers thick) and secured a brad through the middle, then scrunched it all's so pretty in real life!  Then I attached the tag to the bag with coarse twine and put some turquoise tissue in the top of the bag.

Fun and easy!  Hope you like it.....thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Are you ready for Spring yet?

Okay...I've really had enough winter...snow and rain, cold and foggy....when is spring coming?

LOL! Are you tired of winter too? How about some pretty, delicate spring pansies!  I'm starting to think of planting my pots on the balcony {g}  I'm so ready for spring!


These pansies are so easy to make, I made some here last year with my Seed Packet.  Give them a try, you'll love making them!  Each pansy uses 2 butterfly punch pieces, coloured with markers, I used Pretty in Pink and So Saffron. 

I spritzed them with water, crumpled them up and then smoothed them out to dry.  For these pansies I used some gold glitter for the centres, the leaves are Old Olive and I used the 5 Petal Punch, spritzed, crumpled, smoothed and dried too. 
Hope you like them...thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

An oldie but a goodie!'s a little Valentine project I made awhile many versions of this little treat bag, I have no idea who the original designer is either otherwise I would give proper credit!

Here's how I made it:  Cut out 2 Top Note Die pieces out of Crumb Cake cardstock.  To make the opening for the handle I used the wide oval punch.  I punched one first then held both top note pieces together so I could get the second punching in the right spot.  Then I sponged all the edges.   I adhered both pieces to a little brown bag to hold the treats.

The little heart in the background is from Short and Sweet and the stamps on the front are from Love You Much.  Then I tied a knot with a piece of Red Satin Ribbon to finish it off.  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Stylish Blogger Award for me!!

Wow...what a lovely surprise!  I recieved an email from Anne Hayward and she has selected me for a Stylish Blogger Award!  I was so surprised, I honestly didn't think it was for me, then I checked her blog and sure enough it was me!  Thank you so much Anne...this is my first award, and I'm thrilled!!

Part of accepting this award is to:
-Thank the person who gave you the award
-Share 8 things about yourself
-Pass this award onto 8 bloggers
-Contact these bloggers and let them know about the award you go.... 8 things about me ...oh my!  {g}
  1. My two favourite flowers are Sweet Peas and Lilacs.
  2. I always wear aprons when I'm cooking or stamping....I love aprons!
  3. I'm a typical Gemini...I tell my husband he's getting a great deal...5 wives for the price of 1...LOL!!
  4. This year Gary and I will celebrate our 41st anniversary..each and every day with him is wonderful!
  5. I drive a little blue Crossfire convertible and I'm a very creative packer when I load up the trunk.
  6. I love the ocean and the forests and need to visit them often to make me feel balanced.  
  7. I most often..well usually (but I'm trying to be better at that!) will peek at the end of a book before I finish it....I can't stand the suspense! 
  8. I actually have some stamp sets that haven't seen ink yet...oh my!
Here are the 8 bloggers I've selected out of so many I admire and follow.  These ladies have great blogs and I enjoy everything they share.  I hope you will visit them and share some love with them!

  1. Corrine
  2. Jackie
Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by to share your time with me!
Hugs ~ Judy

Sunday, January 2, 2011

From My House to Yours With Love

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I can't believe we are already into the New Year!  My family and I had a wonderful Christmas filled with family partys, relaxing by the fire, fun drives to see the pretty lights and dinners out. LilyBean was spoiled by Santa, her favourite toy is a little wand with a red feather on the end. She likes it so much she even drags it upstairs to cute!

My Christmas stocking was full to the brim with stamping goodies, new slippers and chocolate....beyond fabulous!  So far I haven't even had a chance to play with all my new stamping toys!  Oh my!!  I'm really looking forward to the new year, sharing my art with you, sharing time with family and friends, meeting new friends and trying to get the chocolate off my hips!  LOL!!

This card is made from a picture I took 2 years ago when we had so much snow, it's a picture of our street and I played with it using My Digital Studio.  Then I decided to print it out for a little 4" x 4" card and I added Dazzling Diamonds to the trees and the snow.  It's mounted on Night of Navy cardstock and the ribbon is Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding. It's so much prettier in real life {g}.

So...this is just a little blog post today with heartfelt wishes to you to have a very, very Happy New Year, one filled with love and laughter, good health and happiness with lots of friendships and adventures.

I wish you all the gift of peace, the joy of time and the magic of creativity....I hope you have a great year! 

Happy 2011 from me to you!
Hugs ~ Judy