Thursday, May 26, 2011

Fanfare Chapstick Holder Card

I realized today that I haven't posted in awhile! Sorry about that! I've had a death in my family, two family birthdays and have been super sick all in the past two weeks. I'm working on posting the information on the Star Wars Lego party I just pulled off, but until I get that done here's something I whipped up today, a chapstick holder card. I used Fanfare paper and stamp set.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Kristen's Cookies

I had a roommate in college who would bake these lovely cookies all the time. Funny, when she would start baking a batch boys would show up at our door. They were magic! They taste pretty good too. This recipe makes a ton, which was good for us, it would feed all the boys and there would be a few leftovers for us. Now that I am a wife and mom they are great for a bake sale.

Kristen's Cookies
4 1/2 tsp Vanilla
2 1/4 cup shortening (I used the butter flavored kind)
5 eggs
1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 1/4 cup White Sugar
5 1/2 cups plus 2 Tblsp Flour
2 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
2 1/4 tsp Salt
1 12 oz. package of Chocolate Chips

In a large bowl, combine vanilla, shortening, eggs and sugars. Blend well. Add dry ingredients and chocolate chips. Spoon dough onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes. Makes approximately 7-9 dozen cookies.

Monday, May 9, 2011


And the winnner is..... Comment #3 juleless@!

I know that's you July! Email me your choice of either the Thank You cards, birthday card holder, or For You card holder.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May Craft Project: Thank You Cards & Gift Card Holders

May Craft Project: It’s that time of year again to thank our teachers for the great job they did teaching our kids this year. I wanted this month’s craft to be something easy and usable! We will be making a set of 3 Thank You Cards & Gift Card Holders. You could use the cards individually or keep in a set and give as a gift. The gift card holders have a plastic covering to make it easy to slip a gift card inside. They also make great credit card/store reward card/library card holders. I wanted to get this craft day in sooner than later because of everyone’s school ending and summer activities starting so take note on the date, it’s soon!

When: Saturday May 14th
Time: Come anytime between 10:00am and 1:00pm
Place: My Home
Cost: Set of 3 Cards with envelopes $3.00
Gift Card Holder (For You or Happy Birthday) $1.00 each
OR one of each FREE with a $25 CTMH order!
*Host your own craft day/night and get a set of cards and a gift card holder free!

Sign Up and Prepay by THIS SATURDAY May 7th. Call, email, or text me to save your spot!

Don’t have time? I will be happy to make either project for you. Additional charges will apply.

WIN your choice of either project by simply leaving a comment with your name and first part of your email address and which one you'd like to win! Example: Sally S. inky@ I would like to win the gift card holder.

Winner will be chosen Monday May 9th!