Monday, December 22, 2008

Post-It Note & Pen Holders

Sorry for the not so crisp photo. I am hoping Santa brings me a better camera for Christmas. I made these Post It Note & Pen Holders for a craft fair. They are the perfect size to slip into your purse or backpack. I learned how to make them from a tutorial from Dawns Stampin Studio .

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ghirardelli Chocolate Holders

I made a bunch of these to put in all the teachers' mailboxes at my son's pre-school. It holds two Ghirardelli chocolate squares. Pictured are some of the many designs I made. Here are the directions:

Directions For Outside:
1. Cut cardstock 7" x 3" and score at 3 1/4" from both ends. 2. Use a 2 3/4" x 2 1/2" piece of designer paper or decorated cardstock for the front. Add main stamped image to the front. Punch holes and run ribbon through.

Directions For Inside:
1) Cut a piece of designer paper or stamped typing paper 5 1/4" x 6".2) Put two pieces of chocolate on paper and make a sleeve that will fit the chocolates.3) Glue down sleeve to cardstock. Punch 2 tiny holes through the spine and tie a piece of silver cord for added decoration.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Doggies need presents, too!

You can't leave the dog off of your Christmas list. If your dog is anything like mine, then it is basically another child----just a four-legged fur baby. My friend, Sue, gave me an awesome dog treat recipe. Peekaboo loved them! I even cut them out into christmas-tree shapes. I originally used a gingerman cookie cutter, but they came out looking too much like people and that was just plain creepy. Speaking of creepy, I even tried one. After looking at the ingredients, I didn't think it would be too yucky. It was okay, but it's not something I would eat regularly. That's okay because Peekaboo is fine having them all to herself!

Dog Treat Recipe
2 cups stone ground whole wheat flour
½ cup cornmeal
1 clove garlic, finely minced
½ cup finally grated cheddar cheese
1 egg
¼ cup cooking oil
1 beef bouillon cube dissolved in ½ cup water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a food processor combine flour, cornmeal, garlic, and cheese. In a small bowl, whisk together egg and oil. With the food processor running, add egg/oil mixture and process until evenly crumbly. With processor still running, add bouillon until a ball forms (if dough is too stiff, add more oil and/or cheese as necessary). Roll out dough on an ungreased surface to nearly ½ inch thickness. Cut with a shaped cutter (cat-shaped rather fun). Place on greased baking sheets and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. May be stored in an air tight container while they last.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Vase Of Mints

Here's a cute idea that I case'd from JillFL on Splitcoast Stampers. I think they turned out really cute. For the vase, I used an empty prima bottle and filled them with Christmas M&Ms. I attached the peppermint patties to lollipop sticks.