Thursday, December 31, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Today's project is a 2 part one! The first part is in the kitchen! We're going to make lollipops out of Jolly Ranchers! There is no twist for this first part!
Supplies for Lollipops:
*Jolly Rancher Hard Candy
*Little Treat Bags
*Baker's Twine or Ribbon
1) Preheat oven to 250.
2) Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
3) Choose 3 Jolly Ranchers and place them next to each other on the parchment paper. This will become your lollipop! If you are making more than one, be sure to leave plenty of room between each lollipop...they will spread!
4) Put in the oven for about 8-10 minutes...until melted! Be sure to keep checking them! It takes a while to start melting but once they start, they go pretty quickly!5) Once completely melted, take out of oven and IMMEDIATELY roll the lollipop stick into candy. Roll the stick so the part in the lollipop is completely coated. They do harden fairly quickly so don't dilly-dally! ;)6) Let Cool
7) Place the cooled lollipops into the treat bags.
8) Tie with ribbon or baker's twine.9) Put aside and make treat bag topper below! :)
Here's part 2...the treat bag toppers! There IS a twist for this part...Use only black and white and one other color! :)
*Letter Stickers or Thickers
*Button and Thread
1) Cut your cardstock piece 6 1/2" x the width of your baggie + 1/4" (my baggie was 6 1/2 wide so I cut it 6 3/4)
2) Fold in half the 6 1/2" way
3) Use your border punch on the front edge.
4) Trim of the back so it is just a bit shorter than the punched front.
5) Spell out Happy Holidays with you letters...but leave off the "O"
6) Thread button and adhere it in place of the "O"
7) Use an exclamation point from your letter stickers to make a your button into a lollipop!
8) Decorate your stickers with stickles.
9) Staple your topper onto the baggie****Here is one really important tip: Make sure your lollipops fit into your baggie before making your topper! Not that I know from experience or anything! :rolleyes: My lollipops were too tall for my sandwich sized baggie but of course I had already made my topper for that size baggie! So, I simply cut about an inch off of the stick! :D You could also just move the stick farther up in the lollipop when you are making them!
And one more idea...if you are just giving one to someone, just put their first initial on the bag! Gives it an easy personal touch!
I hope you guys get a chance to try these...they are so simple and fun and yummy! :D
Monday, December 7, 2009
If you did not win, but want one of the wallets...you can find them here in my etsy store! Leave a message when you check out that you found me through the giveaway day, and I'll include a free pair of clips or a free pony tail holder from my inventory with the purchase of a hair candy wallet...just tell me your preference between clips or hair ponytail holder! This offer is good through the end of the year!
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
*All you have to do is leave a comment on this post.
*For an extra entry, visit my store, Pens and Needles and then come back here and tell me what you like best in the comments! Easy Peasy! I would love any feedback you give me as I just started the store! :)
*And I'll give you another extra entry in the drawing if you become a follower of my blog!
And as a special deal for Giveaway Day, if you buy a Hair Clip Wallet, I'll throw in a pair of Hair Candy Clips or Hair Candy for free! Just mention that you found me on giveaway day and if you want clips or the ponytail holder! (I'll pick them from my inventory!) These make AWESOME stocking stuffers for all the little girls in your life!
You have until Midnight EST on Sunday December 6th to enter to win! I'll announce the winner here on the 7th! So check back then or if your email or blog is linked in your comment, I'll give you a shout!
Monday, November 30, 2009
The design team will be giving a daily project/tutorial for you to do. If you complete the project, you earn one draw for a Scrapdango Kit!
For each project, there will also be a twist...a challenge to incorporate into that day's challenge. If you choose to do the twist, you will earn another draw! So for each project, you can possibly earn 2 draws! Don't like the twist that day? Just complete the project without the twist and you still earn one draw!
Every other day there will also be a game to participate in! And of course, you can earn draws that way as well!
Sign up in the sign up thread and keep track of your draws there! You have until midnight EST on Friday, December 18 to get all your projects done!
International members welcome to play, however...a $6 shipping credit will be given. Any shipping above the $6 will be the members responsibility.
I can't wait to see the other design team members' projects! And on another note...check out my etsy store, I have loaded lots of fun stuff in the last few days! Great stocking stuffers! And check back on the 2nd for Giveaway Day!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Today we're doing a layout! For the ingredients, each of the 6 designers picked one of their favorite things to use on layouts. I chose to do Journal Spots. I use a journal spot on almost every layout that I do, and some cards too! Journaling for me, does not come easily. Before journal spots, I always felt like I wasn't saying enough...wasn't filling up enough space on the layout. Journal spots allow me to make it part of the design and they come in all sizes! I don't know what I'd do without them! :) Here is my example using all the ingredients.
Here are the important things to remember:
*Use ALL 6 of the designers' ingredients on your layout.
*Link it to the blog or forum.
*You have until Monday, Nov. 16 at midnight EST to do them!
*Leave a comment on my blog to be enterd into a drawing for a RAK!
Here's the order to hop in!
Lynn's Blog...You Are Here!
Nikki's Blog <<<--------You Go Here Next!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Today we have a DANGOS card recipe challenge! At each of the dt members' blogs you will get an ingredient that corresponds with a letter in DANGOS. You need to include each of the 6 items on your card (additional items are fine, just make sure you have the 6!) and then provide a link to your card in the comments section of the Scrapdango blog or on the Scrapdango forum! For each challenge you complete, you get 1 draw for one of Scrapdango's kits! Your projects are due by Monday, November 16th at midnight EST.
You can also win a RAK right here by leaving a comment on any of the blog hop posts on my blog through Monday!
Alright, the details are out of the way...here we go!
A is for...Alphabet Stickers
Here is my example that uses all 6 ingredients. Any guesses what the other designers chose? :)
Now hop on over to Nikki's blog to get your next ingredient to add to your card! And don't forget to check back tomorrow for the layout challenge where we'll share some of our favorite things!
Here's the order to hop in!
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Here are the cakes I made:And one of the layouts pre-frame and then one in the frame.
Monday, October 19, 2009
This first one was for the November guest designer contest. I had to use something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. My pp is super old. The photo turn and buttons are new. I "borrowed" the idea of the button ring from Heather. And I think you can see the blue!
This one was a dt challenge. Alyssa challenged us to use fussy cutting. I cut the little blue column out of an old patterned paper.
All the pictures are from Isaac's first day of school. Erin wanted in on the action too! The school is such a cool looking school, it made a great backdrop!
Friday, October 16, 2009
This was a recipe challenge but I can't remember what exactly was in the recipe...I think it was scallops, stamping and bling.
This was for Alyssa's Monochromatic challenge. I love the challenge! I seem to have a lot of green stuff so I went with that!
That is the end of my WCMD cards. I have some layouts to share probably on Monday! I hope you have a great weekend!
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This card was for Kerryn's Shape Challenge. I made it to use as a little note in Isaac's lunch box. He only eats at school every other Wednesday and last Wed. he was home sick and today is his day off! So it is still here waiting to be used! This was a template I bought and downloaded from Paper Popsicles!
Monday, October 12, 2009
See you tomorrow with another card!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Be sure to leave a comment and I will enter your name in a drawing for a little blog candy. I'm not sure what will be in it...I just decided to do it! But I promise it will be good!
Where do you go next? Right here to visit Laura over in the UK! And I just took a sneak peek at her card...GORGEOUS!
Enjoy the rest of the cards! And here's the links for everybody in case you lose your way! Sam, Me, Laura, Vee, Gina, Olivia, Caryl, Elina, Sue, Audrey, Christine, Aida, Janis, Ronda and Jacqui. Go get inspired!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Here's what you need:
RolosPretzelsPecan Halves 1) Line a cookie sheet with pretzels. I fit about 70 per sheet.
2) Unwrap rolos and place them on top of each pretzel.3) Bake for about 3-4 minutes @ 250. They need to be melted but not goo! They get a bit shiny when they are ready.4) After taking them out of the oven, immediately squish a pecan half into the Rolos. This pushes them down and spreads them onto the pretzel.5) Cool and eat! I needed mine to be pretty firm quickly for transport so I popped them in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
I made about 150 of these today to give to Tadd's runners. It took probably about an hour but you could probably cut that to half an hour if you didn't have 2 little helpers! :) But aren't they cute!?!?
Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Despite waking up sick today...I managed to complete another extra credit assignment for Scrapdango. This was the S-Z one so I had to use...Staples, Tearing, Us, Vellum, We R Memory Keepers or Webster's Pages, X stitch, Yellow, Z was our choice. I did a zig-zag stitch. I knew I wanted to do this one but I had no We R Memory Keepers or Webster's Pages paper. I had just given some scraps of We R to Sta'Cee who it turns out is also doing the challenge! :) I also had just recycled a ton of vellum because I hadn't used it in recent memory! Had to go buy a piece! All in all I really like how it turned out...turns out I really like the vellum in the center of those flowers! :)
Now I just have to get to the last challenge (due Monday) which is to handstitch on a layout. I also have 2 more extra credit assignments if I can find the time!
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Here he is in front of his school. He looks so little! (but don't tell him, he thinks he's pretty grown up going to school!)
Just some fun posed shots that both kids were game with so I took full advantage!On the first day in his class. He got right to work and almost didn't even say goodbye!On his third day I let him ride the bus to and from school. He loved it of course!