Sunday, October 31, 2010

Answering some questions

The other day I was reading through my comments and I came across a comment that asked me a question, and I did not read it until months later. So here's the answer to your question Heather.

The ribbon flowers are just a wide ribbon loosely stitched on on side and gathered. As you pull the thread it will gather the ribbon for you and you tie it when the ends meet with each other.

They are so easy and fun to make.

My fabric flowers are a piece of fabric cut into a circle, then you fold the edge over (just a little) and loosely stitch along the outside of the circle, gather them together and tie it off. This is what they call a yo yo.

I hope that answered your questions.

Another question was from my cousin and she wanted to know what rolled oats are and in my Cowboy cookie recipe I just use what ever oatmeal I have on hand. But I am going to do some research and see if I can find a more specific answer.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cowboy Cookies

Here's the cookie dough.

Baking in the oven.

Out of the oven and on the plate.

And the entourage, waiting for me to drop something on the floor. Gotta love those little wieners!!
Recipe: Cowboy Cookies
4 cups flour
2 tsp soda
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
4 cups rolled oats
2 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 cups brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups chocolate chips
Cream shortening, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Stir in chips. Bake at 350* for 15 min (could shorten time if your oven is hotter than normal).
This is a very easy recipe and it does not take long to get them stirred up. I love it.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I covered these four notebooks for the girls who helped line judge at our tri match volleyball games. I had them tell me their favorite color, then I went from there. I really like how they turned out.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Last of the Card Exchange

Here are my last two sets of cards for the exchange. We did Christmas cards and Family cards. For the Christmas cards, I used the Jolliest time of the Year stamp set from Stampin' Up. I love this stamp set. I also stamped the saying a piece of twill ribbon. In some places it turned out but it's still a little light in others.
For the family card I used the Tres Chic background stamp and stamped it in Baja breeze. I used some glitter paint that I got from a scrapbook store to highlight "family" and some of the swirls. It turned out better than I thought.

Saturday, October 9, 2010


I usually don't make Thanksgiving cards but it was for the exchange group I am part of. I used the Bright Blessings roller from Stampin' Up. I thought they turned out kind of cute. At least I was happy with them.