Thursday, December 17, 2009
Prima Christmas Tin and Oreo Cookie Truffles courtesy of Brittany Laakkonen
I hope that this is getting your creative wheels turning on some inexpensive yet yummy gifts to give for the holidays. I truly believe that hand made shows a certain quality that store bought just can not replicate.
I will try and whip up some samples of this truffle recipe to share pics with you all this weekend... Until then enjoy your sweet treats!
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Here are your random numbers:
Timestamp: 2009-12-16 12:47:34 UTC
Wow! That's so exciting! Can't wait to see the new colors in person!
December 15, 2009 10:12 AM
Melita, if you could please email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get those colors out to you!
Thank you all for participating! I can't wait to share with you ALL of the fun stuff that Tattered Angels has been up to. I am so grateful to be a part of this, believe me... you are going to LOVE what we have been up to!
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
1 lb. white chocolate melts
1/2 cup of peppermint crunch
1/2 cup of crushed oreos
put white chocolate melts in a Pyrex dish and melt for 30 seconds and then mix. Continue to melt in 15 seconds increments until chocolate is smooth.
add crushed oreos and peppermint crunch and mix thoroughly.
lay out on waxed paper and spread out evenly to a 1/4 in thick layer.
let dry and harden for 45 minutes.
break up into pieces and eat till you get sick!
It also tastes really yummy melted in some hot chocolate! (seriously, this is awesome!)
Monday, December 14, 2009
Here is a sneak of what is to come (I grabbed this from Heidi's site) Of course it wouldn't be a Tattered Angels Collection without some good ol' Glimmer Mist!
Heidi's Collection will offer 4 new colors of Glimmer Mist:
Electric Blue- A vivid turquoise blue with a golden glimmer
Viva Pink- a vibrant hot pink with a blackish gold glimmer
Silver Sugar- a soft silvery grey with a opalescent silver glimmer
Black Magic- a charcoal black with a golden glimmer
This is just the beginning! Get ready for Tattered Angels LARGEST release to date! And it is going to be BIG! There are a few things that I have been working on for Tattered Angels that I am so excited to share with everyone, believe me when I say that Tattered Angels is up to a whole lot of GOOD!
And of course, I can't wait to share with you all the wonderful colors that Heidi has come up with, so how about a giveaway?
Leave a comment on this thread and I will randomly pick a winner for Heidi's new colors. I will pick a winner Wednesday morning.
Thanks for sharing with the fun, I hope you were able to check out the Tattered Angels blog for the fun brain teasers were hinted to this past week. We really had a fun time introducing our new angel to everyone!
Thanks for peeking!
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
This picture, kinda stinks (sorry) but it is the full version.
This project was oooohhhh so much fun! For this project I used The Wizard by Spellbinders to cut out these great flowers. Before I cut them out, I used an Adhesive Sheet by SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L and added it to a 12x12 piece of white paper. I then cut the paper in half and ran it through the Wizard using a variety of different sizes of blooms. After I had all of my shapes, I then removed the protective covering off of my blooms and covered them in glitters of all sorts of colors! I created some non adhesived shapes as well and misted those so that I would have a Glimmer along side the glittered sparkle. From here I took my BFF's the 3D Foam Squares and some Craft and Photo Tape (OK so I lied, I think the craft and photo tape is really my BFF!) and adhered my blooms to a piece of 12x12 black cardstock for a nice PUNCH of color.
So here are a few pretties to look at, I have a few others that I will post soon!
I just love getting crafty with my adhesive and showing how you can wear your adhesive on the outside and not just hide it behind stuff!
Monday, December 7, 2009
Tattered Angels has a new member of our team... I can't wait to tell you all about ________!
Believe me, it will make you smile...
_________ has such a fun and whimsical way of ______________. I think you will like the way _________ can ____________.
Ok, I think that is enough for now, don't you think???
Friday, December 4, 2009
Here we are on our way riding the subway (according to the kids, it is the tram at DIA)
Sweet little guy and his Ninies, never leave home without it!
Our Denver sunset, the camera never does it justice.
James and the kiddos
sweet baby boy...
So here is a picture of the gang on our way into Knott's (AKA snoopy's house) I love the affection between the cousins
Of course a big hug for snoops himself
riding the merry go round...
James with his parents
Being held up by some rascally bandits
"Seriously, do you think you are getting a high five dude? you just tried to steal my milk money!"
and a sleepy girl
For Thanksgiving we spent the day with James family, although we didn't take many pictures, I managed to catch a few, this one of our little dancing girl who brought her dance leotard just to dance with James' cousin who is a ballerina.
Of course a girl can only take so much, so she must sleep ☺
James was able to find some time to surf, one of the things he misses the most about leaving California. He took his sister to the beach and she captured these great shots. Here is a beautiful sand dollar.
Here is one of him on his board
and another of him walking back in from a set
And on a very special day, James' cousin took Jackson and James up in his airplane. Isn't it beautiful?
Here is Chris buckling Jackson into the front seat
That sweet face
paying attention on how to take off
the view of the Queen Mary
another gorgeous view
We also got to visit a bit with my family, although by that time our camera had died... so I wasn't able to take some good pics :( We will be back in California for the Scrapbook Expo and for CHA in January. I look forward to catch up again with our loved ones.
Now that we are back in the swing of things, I was able to work on our Christmas cards this week. Here is the digital portion (artwork provided by House of 3 word art created with various fonts from Dafont.com) these two elements will be on a card that will nest inside of the physical scrapbook card.
Once I get the finals done, I will post a pic. After a few years of either no Christmas card or one of the run of the mill target Christmas prints... I thought it was time to give it the good old homemade try.
Well there is our trip in a nut shell. I have come up with a few ideas for some holiday craft and treat ideas. One that I am really happy about has to do with bacon and chocolate... yup you heard me right... just wait... it rocks!
If you have any suggestions of what you would like to see let me know, I can always use the help to organize the many thoughts that are in my mind!
I hope your thanksgiving was full of gratitude and that you were truly given a chance to be blessed.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Timestamp: 2009-12-01 23:19:24 UTC
Thank you so much for posting both tutorials. I was kind of hoping you did. I was afraid to ask, since I know your schedule is busy. I really enjoyed them both. Really cool techniques. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
November 25, 2009 7:05 AM
If you could email me your address @ email@example.com, I will get this prize out to you.
Thanks to all for participating in our giveaway, I am working on gathering some friends for a 12 days of Christmas blog hop, not sure who it will be yet, but I am thinking that may be a fun time to share some cool techniques as well as share some fun "Thrify Gifties" for the holidays.
Let me know what you think and if there is anything in particular that you may want to see.