Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Christmas Countdown Calendar Swap

Here is one set of my pieces for the Christmas Countdown Calendar Swap being hosted by MissScrapalot on cricut MB.

Pieces are 2 x 2, chipboard back/black. Poinsettia is from the new Christmas Noel Solutions cart (thanks Scrapfor4 for letting me borrow). Bling for center of poinsettia from $1.99 bins at Archiver's. Entire piece is mod podged to seal.

Christmas Cookie & Candy Recipe Swap

Here are the layouts I made for the Christmas Cookie & Candy Recipe Swap being hosted by AngelaChamness on cricut MB.

Paper-Me & My Big Ideas paper pack, either Sugarplum or Noel which I got at Michael's. I used distressed stipes cuttlebug folder on strips and then inked with SU Olive or Vineyard Berry. Stamped holly is from Inkadinkado Christmas Silouettes.
Scalloped circle from mini monograms. Everything is inked ith SU pads above.

Recipe: Buckeyes
1 stick softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 cups (1-18 oz. jar) peanut butter
1 lb. powdered sugar
1-12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 stick paraffin

Mix butter, vanilla, sugar, and peanut butter. Form in to balls. Melt chocolate chips & paraffin in top of double broiler. Dip balls in chocolate mixture using a toothpick. Place dipped buckeyes on wax paper and put in fridge to chill.