Saturday, March 27, 2010

Foxoboro North Boutique Giveaway

I'm giving away one of these stamp sets OR the Level 1 Rock Star scrapbooking kit. Stamp Sets: (top row) Simple Beauty, Piece of Cake
Bottom Row: (left to right) Treasures, Endless Love, Be YourselfRock Star Scrapbooking Kit
HOW TO ENTER: You can enter to win 3 times!
1. Leave a comment with your name and what you'd like to win.
Example: Sally Stamper- Endless Love Stamp Set.
2. Become a follower of this blog and then make a comment. Example: Sally Stamper - Follower.
3. Invite all your friends to join us at the boutique. Email, text, tweet, facebook, blog about the Foxboro North Boutique. The more the better. The person who contacts the most will win an additional prize! Come back and leave a comment with your name and what you did. Example: Sally Stamper - Emailed 10 people, Changed Facebook Status 100 people, blogged 20 followers total =130 contacted.
*Don't forget to include our blog

You'll have until April 23rd @ midnight to enter.

WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED: At the boutique! Stop by my booth on April 24th to see if you are the lucky winner!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Gift In A Bucket

Gift bags are boring and a waste of money since they most always get thrown away. While browsing through the toy section I saw these sand buckets. They were only $1! That's when it dawned on me that a bucket would make a great gift "bag" for a child's gift. What child doesn't love a bucket to tote their toys in or play in the dirt? An added bonus is that it costs less or the same as a regular gift bag. Add tissue paper and a tag and you have an impressive child gift.

Close To My Heart Products Used: (X7108B) Daydream Paper Packet, (D1299) Thoughtful Seasons stamp set, (Z1052) Ricrac Ribbon, (Z2106) Blush Ink Pad

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Cake Mix Cookies Recipe

I tried two different types of cake mixes. I used a spice cake mix and dropped them with a 2 tablespoon scoop. They were very soft and dense (above picture). The Chocolate cake mix I used I dropped them with a tablespoon scoop, like the recipe says. They turned out flat and a bit crisper. Not sure what the difference was, but I preferred the spice cake mix cookies over the chocolate. On the website I found this recipe they had tried Funfetti cake mixe and yellow cake mix and they raved how good they were. With the 2 tablespoon scoop I got about 20 cookies, with the 1 tablespoon scoop I got 24.

Cake Mix Cookies
18 oz. pkg. cake mix (any flavor)
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 egg
Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients at low speed until dry ingredients are moistened and dough is thoroughly mixed (I used my hands to knead it together, seemed to work better). Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-12 minutes. Cool two minutes on cookie sheets, then remove to wire racks to cool.
If using chocolate cake mix, add 2 Tbsp. water along with egg. You can stir in chocolate chips, coated candy pieces, chopped nuts, or oatmeal. Frost the cookies, using canned frosting, or make sandwich cookies by spreading frosting between two cookies. These Cake Mix Cookies should be stored tightly covered at room temperature so they stay soft.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Card Madness In March Workshop

The date has passed to sign up to join us for the workshop at my home, but you can still host your own and get free cards! More details below:
Serendipity Cards (Paper Sold Out)
Stardust Cards
A card is an item I never seem to have enough of. I don't always have time to sit down and make up an original card every time I need one. So I came up with a pattern that allows you to make 8 cards using 2 background and texture papers and a few accents! Each card only costs about $.62 and that includes envelopes! I got March's Stamp of the Month, which is perfect for making cards for many occasions and after making several sets of cards I knew I had to share the pattern! That is how the Card Madness In March Card Workshop was born. Join me on Friday March 26th @ 7pm at my home to learn how to make 8 cards using my original pattern. You can host a workshop and get your cards FREE!
Kit Options:
Basic Kit $5.00- Includes card bases and envelopes for 8 cards, 2 B&T papers, Accent Pack (accents may vary), and Cutting Guide.
Better Kit- $28.80 ($2.50 discount) - Includes Basic kit plus the stamp set A Little Of Everything, only available in March!
Best Kit - $38.30 ($5.00 discount) - Includes Basic kit, Stamp Set A Little of Everything, & Two Stamp Pads to coordinate with your paper choice.

Please sign up and prepay by Monday March 15th!
Stamp Set: A Little Of Everything

Get the Basic kit for FREE by hosting your own Card Madness Workshop! Call or email me for more details and to set a date.

Don't have the time? I will make your cards for you! A set of 8 cards for only $8.00. Simply choose which papers you'd like. Call or email me to make your selection.

I am offering a few different back ground and texture paper choices. It's first come first serve on the selection. See below for options.

Paper Choices top row: Animal Cookie & Stardust
Second Row: Daydream & Veranda
Bottom Row: Silhouette, Vroom, Life's Delight, Empoium, Magic Moments, Serendipity

Veranda Cards