CRAFTY DAY I finally got to put the books away for a day and pull out some of my craft room supplies! YEAH~ Treat box with assorted chocolate yummies! Second treat box with sweet & sour candies for the chocolate haters :( Chocolate Chip Card Stock gift ...

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  1. CRAFTY DAYI finally got to put the b...
  2. Christmas Card
  3. WHOO-LA-LAWhat an awesome stamp set!...
  4. OWL TOGETHER NOW ~ MINI NOTEBOOK ALBUM...
  5. PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COO...

CRAFTY DAYI finally got to put the b...

CRAFTY DAY

I finally got to put the books away for a day and pull out some of my craft room supplies! YEAH~

Treat box with assorted chocolate yummies!


Second treat box with sweet & sour candies for the chocolate haters :(


Chocolate Chip Card Stock gift basket with Sweet Pea Felted Flowers


Another view


This card was made with the same Sweet Pea Felted Flowers; the flowers pull up and the stems leave room for writing little notes to/for the receiver to discover.


    

Christmas Card

CHRISTMAS CARD


This Christmas card is a remake of one that my good friend Alice made for me right before I left Tampa. I loved it and had been waiting for December to roll around to attempt to re-create. I only have one photo, I hope you enjoy!


    

WHOO-LA-LAWhat an awesome stamp set!...

WHOO-LA-LA

What an awesome stamp set!  I stamped out three of the same owls, all with a flower and used each on a different project and they all turned out super cute.  



~SUPPLIES NEEDED~

STAMP SET ~ OWL TOGETHER NOW
CARD STOCK ~ CLOSE TO COCOA, SO SAFFRON, VERY VANILLA & OLD OLIVE
INK / STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS ~ CLOSED TO COCOA, OLD OLIVE, MORE MUSTARD, TANGERINE TANGO & CHOCOLATE CHIP
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER ~ HAIKU
ACCESSORIES ~
BLENDER PENS
1 1/4" SQUARE PUNCH
1 3/8" SQUARE PUNCH
STAMPIN' DIMENSIONALS

**This card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"**
    

OWL TOGETHER NOW ~ MINI NOTEBOOK ALBUM...

OWL TOGETHER NOW ~ MINI NOTEBOOK ALBUM

It has been at least a month since I have been able to get into my craft room to play.  I had one week off between semesters and I enjoyed every single minute of the time not spent studying for exams.  After reading a couple of books just for fun, I hit my computer and started looking at my favorite blogs, which gave me ideas for this album as well as the cards that will follow.  

I found instructions for this awesome little album HERE.  

FRONT VIEW


INSIDE VIEW

**The only thing I changed from the instructions was the length of card stock needed for the accordion fold to hold the album pages.  Instead of 7", I used 10" so that all album pages would be on an inside fold.**


~SUPPLIES NEEDED~

STAMP SET -  OWL TOGETHER NOW
CARD STOCK - SO SAFFRON, TANGERINE TANGO, VERY VANILLA
INK / STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS - CLOSE TO COCOA, CHOCOLATE CHIP, MORE MUSTARD, TANGERINE TANGO, OLD OLIVE
DESIGNER SERIES PAPER - HAIKU
ACCESSORIES:
DESIGNER CIRCLE BRADS
DESIGNER FLOWER BRADS
1/2" OLD OLIVE GROSGRAIN RIBBON
CROP A DILE
STICKY STRIP


    

PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COO...

PEANUT BUTTER OATMEAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES


When I was in high school, I worked two summers at Camp Singing Wind.  First as a Kitchen Cutie and then as a Life Guard / Counselor.  The cook for the camp (Cookie) would make these peanut butter/oatmeal/chocolate chip cookies that were just fantastic.  I was never able to find a recipe that even came close to those camp cookies until three years ago.  I started combining different cookie recipes until I found a good match.  These cookies are my favorite!

~INSTRUCTIONS~

1 C PEANUT BUTTER
3/4 C BUTTER
1 C BROWN SUGAR
1/2 C SUGAR
2 C OATMEAL
1 C AP FLOUR
1 t BAKING POWDER
1 t BAKING SODA
1/2 t SALT
2 EGGS
1 t VANILLA
1-1/4 C CHOCOLATE CHIPS

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees 

Cream together peanut butter, butter, brown sugar and sugar.  When blended add eggs and vanilla.

In separate bowl combine oatmeal, flower, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Combine wet and dry ingredients until smooth.  Fold in chocolate chips.

Using medium cookie scoop, drop dough onto ungreased cookie sheet.  Flatten with a wet fork.

Bake for 8 - 12 minutes or until golden brown on edges.
    

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