Thursday, October 27, 2011

Ghost Cookies

Hello, it seems like it's been a long time since I've posted anything, so I thought I would share with you the Ghost Cookies the kids made today. While I was visiting the Sketch Support Blog this morning, I saw a layout that Allison Davis made that had these adorable ghost cookies on it. I thought they would be a nice and easy project for the kids to do, so we ran to the store and bought the ingredients... NutterButter Cookies, Vanilla Candy Coating and Mini Chocolate Chips. They were so easy to make, the kids made them all by themselves and I have to say that I think they did a wonderful job!

Microwave the Vanilla Candy Coating until completely melted. Dip the Nutter Butter Cookies in the candy coating until covered, letting the excess candy coating dip off.

Place on waxed paper.

Immediately add 3 mini chocolate chips, two for the eyes and one for the mouth. Place the completed cookies in the refrigerator until the candy coating is set.

The next step is very important... make sure to eat the remaining vanilla candy coating, as you don't want any to go to waist!! :-)

And finally you have your completed Ghost Cookies.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope everyone has a Happy Halloween!!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Photos!

This past weekend we drove up to Father Hennepin State Park on Mille Lacs Lake to take our annual Fall photos. The kids love walking on the trails through the woods. While walking on the trail we came across this...

The kids were so excited to see it. It was the biggest frog I have ever seen. It's kind of hard to tell by the picture though.

Well on to the Fall photos of Braiden and Lily. Braiden wasn't really in the mood for pictures. But Lily on the other hand, was ready and willing to pose. On the way up to the lake, we came across this old abandoned church. So we stopped and snapped a few pictures there.

Here's the rest of the pictures from Father Hennepin State Park.

That's it for today. Sorry the pictures aren't centered, the formatting isn't working for me today for some reason. Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Lunchbox Love Note Time!

Hello, I just finished up the last Lunchbox Love Notes for this week, so I thought I would post them tonight instead of in the morning. I haven't posted the notes from last week yet either, so I think I'll start with those first. Last weeks theme was "The sky's the Limit".

 Supply List: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: BasicGrey, Scenic Route Paper Company; Gems: Mark Richards; Border Punch: Fiskars; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

This weeks theme is "Desserts". I think the pie card is my favorite one yet.


 Supply List: (for all cards above) Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: BasicGrey, Scenic Route Paper Company; Gems: Kaiser; Mark Richards; Pearls: Little Yellow Bicycle; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Zig Memory System

I hope everyone has a great weekend. Our plan is to go up north to take some fall pictures of the kids. Hopefully the weather cooperates with us.  

Thanks for looking!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Cards, Cards and More Cards

Hello and Happy Monday! I have lots of cards to share with you today. Over the past few days I've made 5 different cards, most of which are birthday cards. Saturday was World Card Making Day, so the timing worked out just perfect.

First up is a card I made for my sister-in-law Tricia's birthday. The butterfly punch I used is one of my new favorite scrapbooking tools. As you will see, I used it on almost every card.

Next up is a card I made for a friend of mine. I hand stitched around the edge, it takes a long time, but I just love how it looks when it's completed.

This card I made for my cousin Amy. We went to her birthday bash this past weekend. The party was also for my Aunt Sandy's birthday and Amy's husband Dave's birthday. Their cards are up next. :-) The party was lots of fun. It's always nice to see my family members.

And here is the card I made for my Aunt Sandy. Like I said... I really like that butterfly punch.

And lastly is Dave's Birthday Card. I would have used the butterfly punch on this one too, but I didn't think Dave would have liked it that much, so I decided to go with stars. :-)

Supply List: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Basic Grey; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Gems: Mark Richards; Pearls: Kaiser; Thread: We R Memory Keepers; Buttons: Unknown; Rub-Ons: Pebbles Inc.; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Glue Dots

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday Dear Tricia, Sandy, Amy and Dave!
Happy Birthday to you!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful birthday! Thanks for looking!!!