Monday, December 26, 2011

My House for Christmas 2011

My fridge, I used the Cricut Designer's Calendar Cartridge to make my Calendar

Some of my Santa's

My Christmas Tree

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Homemade Peanut Butter Fudge


What You Need

3 cups sugar
3/4 cup  butter or margarine (1 1/2 sticks)
1 small can (5 oz.) evaporated milk (about 2/3 cup) (Do not use sweetened condensed milk.)
1-10 oz pkg.  Reese's Peanut Butter chips
1 jar (7 oz.) JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
1 cup  chopped PLANTERS Cocktail Peanuts
1 tsp. vanilla

Make It

LINE 9-inch square pan with foil, with ends of foil extending over sides. Bring sugar, butter and evaporated milk to full rolling boil in 3-qt. saucepan on medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook 4 min. or until candy thermometer reaches 234°F, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
ADD chocolate and marshmallow creme; stir until melted. Add nuts and vanilla; mix well.
POUR into prepared pan; spread to cover bottom of pan. Cool completely. Use foil handles to lift fudge from pan before cutting into squares.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

A serving of this sweet treat is 2 squares. You'll find that a small portion goes a long way on chocolate flavor.
Classic Fantasy Fudge
Prepare recipe as directed, using 3/4 cup butter and substituting 1 pkg. (12 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips for the chopped BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate and a 13x9-inch pan for the 9-inch square pan.
Use Your Microwave
To prepare the fudge in the microwave, place butter in 4-qt. microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 1 min. or until melted. Add sugar and milk; mix well. Microwave 5 min. or until mixture begins to boil, stirring after 3 min. Stir well, scraping down side of bowl. Microwave 5-1/2 min., stirring after 3 min. Let stand 2 min. Add chocolate
and marshmallow creme; continue as directed.
I used Stampin Up's Bigz Top Note, for the large label.
Nestabilities Grand Labels One, for the white label.
Stampin Up's Yummy stamp set.
CTMH Holiday red ink, K& Company paper, Peppermint Twist (code 626461)
Tree brads to hold the labels on 


Monday, December 19, 2011

Oreo Truffles


What You Need

1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
1 pkg.  (16.6 oz.) OREO Cookies, finely crushed (about 4-1/4 cups), divided
2 pkg. (8 squares each) BAKER'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, melted

Make It

MIX cream cheese and 3 cups cookie crumbs until well blended.
SHAPE into 48 (1-inch) balls. Dip in melted chocolate; place on waxed paper-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining cookie crumbs.
REFRIGERATE 1 hour or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator.

Kraft Kitchens Tips

How to Melt Chocolate
Place unwrapped chocolate squares in microwaveable bowl. Microwave on HIGH 2-1/2 min. or until chocolate is completely melted, stirring every 30 sec.
How to Easily Dip Truffles
To easily coat truffles with the melted chocolate, add truffles, in batches, to bowl of melted chocolate. Use 2 forks to roll truffles in chocolate until evenly coated. Remove truffles with forks, letting excess chocolate drip back into bowl. Place truffles on prepared baking sheet; let stand until firm.
How to Store
Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator

 I don't divide my crumbs, but I remove the white cream from the cookies before putting them into the Food Processor , then I add the white cookie cream to the cream cheese and mix with the cookie crumbs. I use a small ice cream scoop to make the balls, and chill them for about 15 to 20 minutes before dipping them into the chocolate

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Wild West

I enjoyed using the Wild West Cricut Cartridge for this 2 page layout. I bought it for the font, didn't think I would use the images.

Walden Stables

My Grandkids riding horses, in June 2011. I used the Old West (cricut cartridge)
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Miss Thang

Once again Miss Emily, haven't finish yet. I used A Child's Year, and Art Philosophy (cricut cartridges)
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Friday, December 16, 2011

July 4th 2009

This is my grand daughter Emily at the 4th of July Parade. I used Stand Salute Cricut Cartridge, and Design Studio to weld the fireworks together.
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The 12 Stains of Christmas

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Hello Kitty Cake

This is a chocolate chocolate chip cake covered with vanilla buttercreme, and flowers made out of fondant. The Hello Kitty was sculpted out of fondant. Here is the link for the cake, it is one of the best homemade cakes that I have ever ate.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Christmas Blocks transformed into Valentine Blocks

My friend Tina ask if I wanted these blocks, and of coarse I said yes. The wheels in my head were turning as I was thinking about what all these could be use for. I needed some Valentine projects so they became LOVE blocks. I sanded them, wipe away dust and cut 6 squares per block of white C/S @ 2  3/4" then 6 squares per block of the red glitter paper @ 2  1/2" after cutting I used my Xyron machine to apply adhesive to all the squares. The LOVE was cut from the Storybook Cricut Cartridge. Hope you enjoy looking at these.

Key To Heart 1

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Key to Heart 2 Inside Card

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Wild Thing 1

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Wild Thing 2 Inside Card

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Pudding Cups

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I used recycled pudding cups to make Valentine treats  for my grandchildren.
Paper is K and Co. (Smitten),  I also reused the wrapper around the pudding cups, cut paper to size 8.50x 11.25 then used xyron to apply adhesive to back of paper. To cut holes just use a utility knife. The word Sweetie was cut using the Love Struck cricut cartridge.

Pudding Cups

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Pudding Cups

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Pudding Cups

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I used my Pazzels to make the cover for top of cup, cut @ 2.75 it is a label. Circles are cut from George and Basic Shapes Cricut Cartridge @ 2", Hearts were cut from pazzels @ 1.5" . The faces are Sizzix Rub-Ons  (Dress Up Faces)