Thursday, January 26, 2012

Candy Cane Yummyness

We had a tone of left over candy canes this year. We have been eating them up over the past couple of weeks, but we were not getting through them! I was beginning to wonder what we could do with these little tasty

Here is a great little recipe that I found...

Candy Cane Snowballs

3 c. powdered sugar, divided
1 1/4 c butter, softened
2 t. vanilla (or if you’d prefer a stronger peppermint flavor, you can replace 1 t. of vanilla with a teaspoon of peppermint extract)
1 egg
3 c. flour
1 T. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 c. finely crushed candy canes, divided
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2-3 T. milk

1. In a mixing bowl, beat 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla and egg and beat until combined.

2. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Stir to combine. Slowly add to mixing bowl, beating until combined, about 1 minute. Stir 1/2 cup finely crushed candy canes in by hand.

3. Roll dough into small balls using just under a teaspoon of dough. Rolls balls through granulated sugar to coat and place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool.

4. While cookies bake, stir together remaining 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar with 2-3 T. of milk. Add just enough milk to form a thick glaze. Drizzle over cooled cookies and top with remaining crushed candy canes immediately.

My 5 year old son was my helper yesterday. We put all the candy canes we could find  into a baggie to break them up...which my he had a blast doing!

They tuned out really nicely and have almost disappeared, which I will take as a good!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cute and Quick Boy Card

We have many birthdays coming up in our family, so I thought that I should get ahead start on making some birthday cards.
This card is for my Nephew whose birthday is coming up in March. He will be turning 10, so I hope that this card is not too little boy for

This cute little dog is cut from the Create a Critter Cricut cartridge as well as the little cloud label with the sentiment. I have added Glossy Accents to his nose and have popped him up!
The sentiment  and paw prints are from My Pink Stamper’s Even More Punny-licious stamp set.
The paper is all from Recollections. The blue paper has been embossed with the Seeing Spots Cuttlebug embossing folder. It has also been distressed and inked around the edge with Tim Holtz Faded Jens Distress Ink

I hope everyone is having a great day...
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This week I will be playing along with

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Snowflake Card

I had made this card a while ago but with all the snow that we got here this week it made me think of this snowflake card... 

The middle circle has a snowflake on both sides and it twirls when opened, which I think gives it a magical feel ;D

To create this card I used the Winter Lace Cricut cartridge for the snowflake. The paper has been embossed with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug embossing folder.
The paper from DCWV's Shimmer stack and Recollections.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, and if you are somewhere with snow I hope that you can get out and enjoy it!!

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This week I am playing along with:
Fantabulous Cricut -  "Snow Fun" and My CraftSpot - "Snow Much Fun"

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

An Altered Frame and Tag

A good friend of mine had her birthday just after Christmas but I did not get to see her until today.  I have been trying to make as many presents as I can, so I wanted to make something for her to decorate her kitchen.
I decided to make her an altered frame for under her cabinets. She has a keurig and is loving her coffee so that is the theme I went with!

I made a You Tube video describing it so I thought it would be easiest sharing my video with you...

Here are some additional pictures :

And the card I made for her:

I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday :)

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