Saturday, February 25, 2012

Cricut Treat Bags

Today I went to a crop. Sadly I began to feel sick at lunch time and had to leave early. I was able to make these two "treat bags" using the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge. These are the perfect size for party favors (wedding, bridal showers, baby showers,etc.)

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close To My Heart
Pemberley Paper Packet
With Love Stamp Set (retired)
Paradise Paper Flowers

Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close To My Heart
Lucy Paper Packet
A Blossom Stamp Set
Bohemian Assortment

Sunday, February 19, 2012

MMM! Fastnachts

In preparation for Shrove Tuesday Dad and I (under the supervision of Mom) made traditional PA Dutch Fastnachts. Topped with a little King syrup and yum. Here is the Davis family recipe passed down from a church cookbook of my great grandmother, Cora Kohl Lebo.

 Recipe for Fastnachts
1 1/2 cup of sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup of margarine
1/2 teaspoon of salt
2 cups small potatoes, boiled & mashed with water
1 cup of milk
1 package of cake yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup of warm water
flour to make dough (about 12 cups)

Beat sugar, eggs, margarine and salt in a large pan. Add potato water, milk, and yeast dissolved in 1/4 cup warm water. Add flour so that dough can be handled. Let stand overnight. Next morning knead dough and let stand for 45 minutes. Roll out and cut into portions desired. Let rise for 3 1/2 hours. Fry in hot canola oil until golden brown.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Pemberley Layout


Yesterday I shared the cards I designed for the swap. This is the layout Jean designed using the How-To Book Reflections. After the swap I came home to add the photos, title, and more flowers! There so fun and easy to make with the Art Philosophy cartridge. I think I need to order another pack of Pemberley. I love it!
Edit: The correct spelling of this paper packet is Pemberley. I've been forgetting the last "e".
Another edit: Hoping the pictures are side by side on the page after adjusting design / width of blog.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Pemberley Cards

Card Pattern: Simply Said from the How-To Book Wishes

Colonial White Die Cut Cards and Envelopes
Pemberley Workshop on the Go (I used Paper Packet, Stamp Set, and Pearls) 
Bohemian Assortment
Colonial White Waxy Flax
Baker's Twine Neutral Assortment

Card Pattern: The Main Idea from the How-To Book Originals

Kraft Die Cut Cards and Envelopes
Pemberley Workshop on the Go (I used Paper Packet and Pearls)
Card Word Puzzle Stamp Set
Color-Ready Garden Wooden Shapes

Card Pattern: Inspired from the Idea Book and Catalog page 21

Colonial White Cards and Envelopes
Pemberley Workshop on the Go (I used Paper Packet, Stamp Set, and Pearls)

My favorite paper packet from the Spring / Summer 2012 Idea Book Catalog is Pemberley. I designed these three cards for a swap with other Close To My Heart consultants.  

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pocket Box for Candy Bar

Here's another Valentine's Day project. I made these for my coworkers. I bought the template for the box here. The sentiment is from a Stampin' Up set. The paper is a retired Close To My Heart collection.

Hmm, is it a little OCD of me to be bothered that the candy bars are not in the same direction in the photo. I guess I'm getting better since I'm posting and not setting up for another photo. At least I think I won't....

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Heart Treat Bag

I'm not exactly sure what to call this adorable Cricut project, but I think Heart Treat Bag works! The "bag" was cut using Close To My Heart's Art Philosophy cartridge. It also features this month's Stamp of the Month.

One more week to go until Valentine's Day! I have a few more projects to share.

Monday, February 6, 2012

MTME Sketch Challenge 46

Yesterday I posted a project using a template I purchased from My Time Made Easy. I have quite a wishlist of items I want from their shop. I decided to play in their next four blog sketch challenges so I can be entered into a contest to win and hopefully scratch off some of those wishlist items!

Colonial White Cards and Envelopes (Close To My Heart)
NEW Stella Paper Packet (Close To My Heart)
NEW Stamp Set from Stella Workshop on the Go (Close To My Heart)
Cocoa Ink (Close To My Heart)
Olive Ink (Close To My Heart)
Lagoon Ink (Close To My Heart)
Silk Ribbon (May Arts)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Card Candy Valentine

This has been a great weekend. I've been scrapbooking, cardmaking and papercrafting. I used new paper collections from the Spring / Summer 2012 Close To My Heart Idea Book that debuted February 1. I'm also working on Valentine's Day projects.

Today I'm going to share a new template I purchased from My Time Made Easy called Card Candy. This project uses stickers from an old Close To My Heart card kit. I love the idea of having a cards that is a box for treats. I don't have Valentine's Day candy so leftover Christmas candy is pictured. I made this quickly just to get an idea of what it's like. I think it's a work in progress. I have six students and think I might make them to give. I usually do not give them candy so I need to keep out the party favor aisle for other ideas.