Friday, August 19, 2016

Confetti Cookies and a Shaker Card

Yay, it's Friday!  I think that deserves a celebration.



Our oldest son raved and raved about these cookies over vacation.   So naturally, I had to make them when we got home and I must say, they are absolutely delicious and pretty and happy and did I say delicious?  Yep...all that with one very important caveat.



Do not under any circumstances use rainbow sprinkles from the grocery store.  No, no, no.  They have a weird taste and would ruin an otherwise perfect sugar cookie.   

I went on a hunt for really good tasting sprinkles and I found them!

You will want to go to Nuts.com quickly...I mean like right now, because you will want to make this cookie right away, and order some.  I just realized my review is at the top of the page!  They are sweet and pretty and wonderful and and reasonably priced and come in a resealable bag and the coolest box evah!  (and no, they did not pay me to say that!)  



I was so pleased with mine, I sent some to our son (along with some chocolate sprinkles) for his birthday.  Yeah, I sent him a check too.  :)

He proclaimed them delicious and loved the surprise.  

If you want to make the cookies, the recipe is here on the King Arthur Flour site.  Please use real butter and full fat cream cheese and roll them in these fabulous sprinkles prior to baking.



I made a confetti card too!   It's a cool shaker card in lots of bright pretty colors.  


I used lots of tiny beads, glass rhinestones, and some smaller beads for lots of shaking fun.

To create the round shaker, I die cut two nesting circles from Fun Foam with my Spellbinders circle dies.  I layered two of the circles to give plenty of shaking room for the confetti.

Here are the rest of the supplies:

Cardstock - Neenah 110 lb. and Papertrey Ink
Stamps & dies - Papertrey Ink Confetti Toss, Scene It Celebration, A2 Noted Die Collection
Ink - Amuse Pigment inks (LOVE!)
Other - Spellbinders circle dies, Fun Foam, beads, glass rhinestones, enamel dots, clear acetate

Celebrate the weekend and make some Confetti Cookies!

Thanks for stopping by!


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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Braces make pretty faces

We've had a bit of welcome summer rain the past day or two.  Weather is such a funny thing here.  It can rain on one side of the street and not the other!

Our granddaughter is getting braces today.  It's a big day and she's in for a couple of years of dental work so I thought a little encouragement was called for.

Our sweet girl is an avid reader so I when I saw this sweet image by Mo's Digital Pencil, called "between",  I knew it was perfect for her.  I created the sentiment on the computer and cut it out with a banner die from Papertrey Ink.





Gasp...I actually did a little Copic coloring.  I haven't had them out in a long, long time.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies:
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil
Cardstock - Papertrey Ink, Xpress It
Other:  computer generated sentiment, Cuttlebug embossing folder, enamel dots, Copic markers

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Mojo Monday 459 - Love ya bunches!

I haven't played in a sketch challenge for AGES... how did life get so busy?

At any rate, I wanted to make a card to send to our grandson...just because.  :)  It's so much easier to create when you have a sketch as a guide.  That's where the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge 459 comes in.


That child loves monkeys!  He even had a monkey themed birthday party this year so I pulled out a really oldie but goodie Stampin' Up set called "Monkey Business", paired it with some gorgeous Graphic 45 paper and some odds and ends from different dies/stamp sets and this is the result.


I have a whole new respect for metal dies after fussy cutting that monkey!  I switched the rectangle shape out for a circle.  There's still time to play if you're feeling crafty.

Supplies:

Stamps - Stampin'Up Monkey Business, MFT Birds of Paradise
Cardstock - stash
Designer Paper - Graphic 45 Safari Adventure
Dies - MFT, Memory Box, Papertrey Ink
Ink - Staz On Ganache, Versafine, Hero Arts, Amuse
Misc. - foam squares, glue pen

Thanks for stopping by!  Sure did make a mess on the desk with this one!  :)



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