Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Snow Covered Crunch Bars

I was assigned a dessert for our Howe Christmas Sunday dinner. I had some Betty Crocker cookie mixes in the pantry from a recent sale and decided to make something from them. Plain old cookies just wouldn't do, so I went the the Betty Crocker website and searched until I found these little treasures. They are similar in taste to Muddy Buddies.

Snow Covered Crunch Bars
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 egg
1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
2 1/2 cups peanut butter
6 cups Rice Chex® cereal
1/2 to 1 cup powdered sugar

Heat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, stir cookie mix, 1/2 cup butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 15 minutes.
In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips and the remaining 1/2 cup butter on High about 1 1/2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute, until melted and smooth. Add peanut butter; mix until well blended.
Place cereal in 1-gallon baggie. Using your hands, gently break cereal into small pieces (I would suggest to not crush them like I did, just do it until the pieces are smaller). Gently stir cereal into chocolate mixture until cereal is coated. Spread cereal mixture evenly over cookie crust; gently press. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until bars are set. For bars, cut into 6 rows by 6 rows. Store covered at room temperature.
If you don't want to ruin it just eat them and don't look any further, but for those that want to know, here are is the Nutrition information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)Calories 300(Calories from Fat 170),Total Fat 18g(Saturated Fat 7g,Trans Fat 1/2g),Cholesterol 20mg;Sodium 200mg;Total Carbohydrate 27g(Dietary Fiber 1g,Sugars 16g),Protein 6g

Creamy Berry Banana Jello Salad

Here is a great, quick, easy, yummy, salad idea you can take to any holiday party. My sister brought it to a family event this past summer and everyone really enjoyed it. I just barely took it to my in laws get together and everyone raved about it.

Creamy Berry Banana Jell-o Salad

1 large (2 lb) strawberry yogurt
1 small cool whip
2 small pkg instant cheesecake Jell-o
1 bag frozen berry blend
2-3 bananas (optional)
Mix together and chill.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas Gift Idea - Personalized Ornaments

Two years ago I had picked up a few boxes of bulbs for really cheap after Christmas. I wondered what I would do with them. I then had an idea come to me. Give them as neighbor and friend gifts! I had my friend Breanna do the vinyl for me. Since they were so small it didn't cost very much. For the neighbors I had her make snowflakes. I then added the bulb to a bag of goodies. For some friends I did the names of the whole family and put them in a bag together.

If you'd like to order vinyl from Breanna call her at 801-577-3273.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Plenty For Twenty!

Close To My Heart offering an awesome deal this month! When you shop on my website juliescott.myctmh.com and spend $20 or more on wonderful Close To My Heart products, you'll receive a free D-size stamp set valued at $22.95 that more than doubles your value!

Although you won't be able to choose your stamp set like in November, prepare to be happily surprised! Close To My Heart will choose from a large selection of stamp sets that were very popular but have been retired to make room for new products, wonderful stamp sets you're sure to love!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Countdown Calendar

Some of you may remember this. We did it for a workshop a few years ago. I thought I would share the idea since we are getting closer to the time to countdown to Christmas, if you haven't started already!

I bought a cookie sheet from the dollar store and covered it with paper. I made the grid on white cardstock. I used so many different stamp sets I'm not sure I could name them all! To create it I looked around in what I had in paper, stamps, and accents and came up with the designs. Each day is attached to a craft jar so you can put a little goodie inside. I put a few pieces of candy and my kids are happy. The craft jars attach to the cookie sheet with a magnet.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Santa's Workshop Craft Night

Santa's Workshop Craft Night will be held on Friday December 3rd from 6pm- until we are done. There are 6 crafts to choose from. You can do as many as you'd like, but there are some that I have limited numbers on so, once they are gone, they are gone. Sign up early to insure you get what you want for your holiday gifts. Sign up and prepay by November 24th.

Gift Tubes $1.50 Each. These are empty and can be filled with goodies or small gifts. Approximately 6 inches tall, 2 inches wide.Chocolate Gift Bag $1.50 Each and includes the chocolate!Christmas Cards $1.00 Each includes white envelope. Choose from Merry Christmas, Peace on Earth, Happy Holidays, or do all three! M&M Holiday Favors $.50. Does not include M&M's, but those are easy enough to find at any store. You will get the bag, tag, and ribbon.Holiday Tags set of 3 for $.50.Holiday Layouts $16.00. These are fun interactive layouts. We will use the Mistletoe Level 1 kit along with one of CTMH's hottest items, Flip Flaps to create 6 interactive pages. Don't worry, there's a little bling in there too.

You will need to bring your own scissors and adhesive like a glue stick CTMH carries some excellent adhesives like Bonding Memories Glue or Tombow Adhesive. We also have an awesome pair of Micro Tip Scissors. We can easily add either of these items to your craft night order and I will have it ready for you that night. Everything else will be supplied for you.

Not able to attend? Kits are available!

Call (801-448-7429)or email (scrapinandstampin@hotmail.com) to save your spot at craft night, to order your kits, or set a date for your very own craft night!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Chicken & Bacon Pasta

I found this recipe on the Taste and Tell blog I check out every once in awhile. I've made it a few times and I get two thumbs up from everyone who has tried it. It's kinda on the naughty side, but oh so yummy!

Chicken & Bacon Pasta

6 chicken breast halves
1 12-ounce bottle Lawry's Mesquite marinade (or any marinade you can find. I've used the dried packets before and it worked just fine
1 pound bacon, cooked and diced
3 cups heavy cream
1 1/2 tablespoons pepper (I do not put that much in. A few shakes of the pepper is good for me and my family)
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for the top
1 pound small cut pasta, cooked and drained (I use Penne)
a few handfuls of frozen peas

Put the chicken breasts and the marinade in a crockpot. Cook until chicken is done - about 3-4 hours on high or 5-6 hours on low. When cooked, cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks.

In a large pan, combine the cream, pepper, butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Whisk over medium heat until combined and thickened.

Combine the pasta, bacon, chicken and sauce. Toss in the frozen peas and stir to combine everything. Pour into a very large baking dish, top with more Parmesan, and cook in a 350F oven until the cheese is melted

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Close To My Heart has an awesome campaign this month! Place an order of $100 and you will receive the stamp of the month called A Little Thanks (used on the projects above) and one STAMP SET OF YOUR CHOICE FOR FREE! That’s up to $45.90 in FREE stamps! Call or email me your order. You can also order online at juliescott.myctmh.com.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Leader Share 2010

On Saturday I had the opportunity to go to CTMH's Leader Share event. It was like a mini convention. It was fun to hang out with other CTMH consultants. This is the event I was asked to make all the M&M favors for. One of my favorite corporate people were there, Christine (VP of sales) and I got a glimpse of how cool Studio J (digital scrapbooking) is. We were able to make some great projects. I learned how to use one of our newest products, Flip Flaps. I can't wait to make a workshop with them. If you would like the opportunity to come to these exclusive CTMH consultant events, join my team! Call, email me or go HERE for more info.

Friday, October 22, 2010

More Christmas Gifts and Crafts

I've been very busy lately. Here are a few more projects I've completed for the boutique I'm doing in November. Mark the 13th & 16th on you calendar, you're not going to want to miss it. We have 18 vendors coming with a large variety of items. You can check out all the info on the boutique blog http://www.foxboronorthboutique.blogspot.com/.
For those that are not able to attend the boutique or would like to make their own, I'll be having a craft night featuring some of these items. I'm thinking the end of November, first of December. Stay tuned for a date.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Christmas Gifts and Crafts

I've been working non stop on some fun Christmas gifts and crafts I'll have at the boutique in November. Here is sneak peek of what I've been working on.
Mark your calendars for November 13th and 16th, you're not going to want to miss this! You can click on the boutique button on the side to see who else is going to be there!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

October Craft Night

Craft night will be on Friday October 22nd, 7pm at my home. This month you'll have a few projects to choose from, or do them all! You must sign up and prepay by October 13th!
The first project is this Fall/Noel decor. So cute for a shelf or entry table and the best thing is you get two holiday decos in one! Each square measure 4x4 and is connected by metal rings. The shapes will vary. You'll also receive a complete set of Simple Alphabet letters so if FALL and NOEL aren't your style you can spell other words, like HOME, LOVE, etc! You could even add photos for a personalized gift. So many choices!. The cost is only $16.00! Supplies You'll Need To Complete: Adhesive like Tombow (1514), Piercing Tool (Z1114, Sanding Kit (Z1294), Corner Rounder(Z578), Round Sponge (Z697), Paper Trimmer, scissors, Garden Green Ink (z2120), Barn Red Ink (Z2104), Chocolate Ink (Z2111), New England Ivy Ink (Z2135). *If you don't have these items don't worry! Come to craft night and I'll have some for you to use.*

The two stamp sets used are must have for the holidays: D1366 Holiday Trinkets & D1371 Many Thanks.
The second craft project is a Thanksgiving Favor. Personalize with your guests names to decorate your table or add several to a container for a nice centerpiece your guests can take as a favor after the meal. Cost per favor is $1.00 which includes M&M's. Quantities limited!

Items you'll need to complete: Scissors, Chocolate Ink(Z2111), Autumn Terracotta Ink(Z2101). If you don't have these items, come to the craft night and I'll have them for you to use.

The third project is a set of Thank You Cards. Two cards w/envelopes for $2.00.

Supplies you'll need to complete: Scissors, Glue Dots (1772), Adhesive like Tombow (1514), 3D Foam tape (Z1151), Chocolate Ink (Z2111), Barn Rd Ink (Z2104). If you don't have these items, come to the craft night and I'll have them for you to use.

Place a Close To My Heart order of $50 or more on or before craft night and get one project of your choice FREE!

Place a Close To My Heart order of $75 or more on or before craft night and get two different projects of your choice FREE!

Place a Close To My Heart order of $100 or more on or before craft night and get all three projects FREE!

Host your own craft night and get your choice of project FREE with a minimum of 5 guests.

Not able to attend? Kits are available!
Call (801-448-7429)or email (scrapinandstampin@hotmail.com) to save your spot at craft night, to order your kits, or set a date for your very own craft night!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thanks For Voting!

Thanks for voting on my poll. The winner of the 4 pack of cards is Michelle S. You can still vote for a little while longer.

Bacon Cheeseburger Patty

This recipe I got in an email from hungrygirl.com. I was worried my family wouldn't like them because of the laughing cow cheese, but I was wrong! These were yummy and a nice twist to the good ol' hamburger. Sorry no pic, but I figured we all know what a hamburger looks like.

Bacon Cheeseburger Patty

4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef
1 tbsp. precooked real crumbled bacon (like the kind by Oscar Mayer)
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light cheese (any flavor)
Optional: salt and black pepper

Season beef with salt and pepper, if you like. Combine beef with bacon and knead to evenly distribute bacon. Form into a ball and, using your thumb, make a large, hollow indentation in the ball (past the center but not all the way through). Fill the hole with cheese and squeeze the meat to seal, making sure no cheese is exposed. Flatten slightly into a thick patty.

Bring a skillet or grill pan sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. Place patty in the skillet/pan, cover, and cook for 4 - 7 minutes per side, depending on how well-done you like your burger. (Don't press on the patty with your spatula -- your patty might ooze cheese!)

PER SERVING (1 patty): 205 calories, 8.5g fat, 455mg sodium, 1g carbs, 0g fiber, 1g sugars, 27g protein -- POINTS® value 5*

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Halloween Treat Box

Halloween Treat Box measures 5 inches by 5 inches. It will hold an estimated 2 smaller bags of candy. Customize with photos of your own little monsters or use the monster stickers included in the kit to complete your box.

Place a $25 Close To My Heart order through me and get 50% off your box = $7.50 discount.
Pace a $50 Close To My Heart order through me and get your box FREE!

I can make you a box for $20 OR you can get a kit to complete your own for only $15. All boxes made to order. Prepayment is required. It will take approximately 7 days from time of order for box to be completed.

Place a $25 order and get 50% off your box = $7.50 discount.
Pace a $50 order get your box FREE!

Items you'll need to complete: Liquid Glass (Z679), Adhesive like Tombow (1514), Black Ink (Z2105), Round Sponge (Z697), 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151), scissors.

Host your own craft night and get your box free with a minimum of 5 guests.
Call (801-448-7429)or email (scrapinandstampin@hotmail.com) to order your kit, or set a date for your very own craft night!

Side One
Side TwoSide ThreeBack of BoxTop of Box (sorry it's sideways)Inside Top Flap

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

It's Here!

The new Fall/Winter Idea Book is live and ready to be ordered from! Call or email me to get your copy. While your waiting, you can flip through the catalog online! Go to juliescott.myctmh.com and click on the picture that looks like this:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Stamp Together

I'm going to my Close To My Heart's unit Stamp Together today! I'm so excited! We get together to swap items we've made and to see great projects everyone has been working on. My awesome leader in CTMH always has a fabulous project for us to make. Can't wait!

Remember the tag I made a few posts ago? Well, this is what the finished project looks like. I made these to swap with other consultants. I'll post more of the awesome stuff I get today later.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Back To School Snack Mix

It's back to school for us and I know my little guy will be hungry when he gets home. At our house we don't want to let go of summer yet, so a Smore's Snack Mix is a good compromise.

I found a Smore's Snack Mix recipe on sparkpeople.com and they said they originally got it from hungrygirl.com. I put my own little twist on it, so I have now renamed it to Back To School Snack Mix.

Back To School Snack Mix
2 cups Smart Pop Popcorn
3/4 cup Golden Grahams Cereal
3/4 Cup Cocoa Puffs Cereal
2/3 Cup mini marshmallows
6 Tootsie Roll Midgees

Chop Tootsie Roll Midgees into very small pieces.

In a sealable plastic bag or an airtight container with a lid, combine Tootsie Roll pieces with all of the other ingredients. Secure bag or container and shake thoroughly.

Makes 5 one cup servings. 100 calories per serving!
I mixed mine up in a gallon sized baggie and then put in small containers to keep until snack time. You can make a large batch and put in baggies to add to lunches or a snack on the go. My favorite is when I get a tootsie bite!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Monkey Bars

I got this recipe from utahdealdiva.com. I believe she got it from this months Women's Day magazine. It was easy and very yummy. Two thumbs up from the kiddos and a neighbor who I had to borrow the chocolate chips from. I can't wait to try it with pumpkin for fall!

Monkey Bars

1 2/3 cups mashed, ripe bananas {about 5 bananas}
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup oil { I used applesauce instead!}
1/4 cup milk
2 large eggs
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips {You can use more}
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 15x10.5' pan with foil and spray with non-stick spray

Whisk all ingredients except for the flour and chocolate chips. Gradually add in flour until just blended. Mix in half the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle remaining chips on top. Bake 15-20 minutes, until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

I cut them into 3x3 squares gives you about 18 servings.
I plugged all the ingredients into sparkpeople.com and got these stats. Not to bad for a big bar of yum!

Calories 125.3
Total Fat 2.3 g
Saturated Fat 1.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.7 g
Cholesterol 23.7 mg
Sodium 46.8 mg
Potassium 182.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 28.6 g
Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
Sugars 17.5 g
Protein 2.7 g

Thursday, August 12, 2010


Just as promised, a project using new product! This is a tag that I will be putting on something, which I'll share with you once that part is done. I used a new stamp set called Tag The Occasion. A must have set. Close To My Heart has new colors! I used them on this tag. They are called Lagoon, Sunset, and Pear. The patterned paper is from a new paper packet called Hooligans. So cute! You're going to love it! The little bling on the side are our new colors of sparkles, blue and green! We will also have red and pink. You can see all the new fun stuff starting September 1st! Can't wait for the new Fall and Winter catalog!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Scrapbooking Kits Still Available! 50%-60% off!

There are still some great kits left! Only one day left. Go to juliescott.myctmh.com to shop. Hurry, they are selling out fast! Sale ends on the 11th or while supplies last.

The new catalog will be released soon. I've been playing with some new product! I'll post pictures soon.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Summertime Card Workshop

We'll be making these 4 cards Friday August 13th, 7pm @ my house. The cost is only $5 for all 4 cards and envelopes. Sign up by this Friday the 6th.

Place a $25 or more order on or before Friday August 6th and get your cards FREE!

Host your own workshop this month and get your cards FREE plus any hostess rewards you earn at you workshop! Hosting is simple. You invite your friends and I'll bring all the supplies. You can sit back and craft with your guests! Call or email me to set your date!

(sorry this one is sideways, I love blogger sometimes)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

I really enjoyed this dish. Maybe I was really hungry, but I liked it. Again, I got this from one of my favorite recipe blogs, Real Mom Kitchen. Thanks to my great neighbor who loaned me some tomato soup. I swear I had bought some at the store, but couldn't find it. My dear little girl probably stashed it somewhere and I'll find it in a month.

Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

8 ounces uncooked tube or spiral pasta
1 pound ground beef
6 strips of bacon, diced
1 can condensed tomato soup
1 cup (4 ounces) cheddar cheese, shredded
Barbecue sauce

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile in a skillet cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain and set aside. In the same skillet, cook bacon until crisp(I do mine in the microwave); remove with slotted spoon to paper towels. Discard drippings. Drain pasta; add to skillet. Add soup, beef, and bacon; heat through. Mix in desired amount of barbecue sauce ( I just do a few shakes of the bottle). Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook until the cheese is melted. 4-6 servings"

Friday, July 23, 2010

Clear Out Sale- Prices Reduced!

I've reduced the prices on the stamp sets! Check out the new pricing below. See something you like? Call (801-413-7429) or Email www.scrapinandstampin@hotmail.com.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Summer Clear Out Sale

I've been cleaning out my supplies and have found some great things! I found new items, gently used items, and some I have duplicates of. I'd really like to find new homes for these items. I'm offering them at discounted prices, grab them before the are gone!


Top Row: D1260 Endless Love
Middle Row: D1260 Endless Love & D1349 Be Yourself(sold)

Bottom Row: D1407 Piece of Cake & D1421 Cherish the Moment

This set is brand new but only $7.95 regular price. It can be yours for only $3


Top Row: D1340 Easter Eggs & D1085 Easter Time

Bottom Row: D1130 Random Thoughts(sold) & D1259 Eastertime Top Row: D1032 Fall & D1012 Confetti and Favors(sold)

Bottom Row: D1027 Joy & D1226 Magical Season Top Row: D1218 Summertime & D1217 Free Spirit

Bottom Row: D1003 Girly Girl (sold), D1275 Serendipity, & D1186 Rustic Flowers

Top Row: B1234 Solo "J", B1030 Bugs, & B1222 Outdoor Thoughts
Bottom Row: B1189 1st And 10, B1192 Snap Crackle Pop(sold), & A1004 Summer Harvest

C1236 Hook Line And Sinker & C1255 Just Because

These are little 3x3 sets that were for exclusive sets for hostesses. They are only $1 each!

This is the Miracle Kit. It was a limited time special. It was around $24.95. It comes with paper, cardstock, accents, and a cutting project guide. It can be yours for only $15!

Background and Texture Paper! I have a large selection of papers from different paper packs. Most have two or matching pieces. The paper is 4 papers for $1! These are stickease sheets. The top two have stickease that coordinate with the seasons. The bottom left has great boy colors, next over are letters in buttercup, the last two are from the Deck the Halls kit. They are only $1 each!

I have 4 check book covers left over from the boutique I did in April. All papers and embellishments are protected by a plastic cover and comes with a pen. I sold them for $4 at the boutique, but will sell them for only $3.

Ribbon, ribbon, and more ribbon. These are ribbon rounds with 4 ft of ribbon and only $1 each.

If there is anything you are interested in call (801-413-7429)or email me at scrapinandstampin@hotmail.com. It's first come first serve. If you want to see anything in person I'd gladly have you over to shop. I can also email you a closer picture of any products. I do have some premade layouts available if you are interested. It's first come first serve. I will deliver if you are close by if not, it will be a flat $5 for anything that needs to be mailed.