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Christmas Bags

Finally a snowy cold morning here!  Perfect time to show you the Christmas bags I was working on.  In total I made 10 of these and started them back in October.  Well started planning and purchasing. I added a lot of photo's for these since there is so much detail. Every year for my husband's company Christmas Party I make a little something for a staff giveaway.  This year I decided on Kraft Bags.  I went to a local packaging store to get some goodies and inspiration.  There are 5 bags shown here but in total I made 10.  These Kraft bags were a great price at $1.89 per.
I picked up the ribbon and bells from Michaels and this mesh ribbon from the $1 Store.  It has gold in it to, so very festive!
I ended up last minute adding some tags.  For these I stamped a French Script on the background then stamped these Tim Holtz Holiday stamps in clear, then clear embossed.  Once that was done I distressed with some TH Distressing inks.
The designer paper is new this year from Stampin Up.  …

Embossing Cookies

Embossed Cookies...for real!!!!
Now I realize to some of you use your embossing folders to emboss your shaped cookies may be sooo last year.  But I JUST saw this and was like...O.M.G.EEEEE!  Now why didn't I think of that.  I feel awful, I can't link the blog I found it on.  I was scrolling Pinterest when I saw the picture and I guess I didn't pin it.  Really sorry, I think it's SOOO important to link the blogs we find stuff on. 
My apologizes on the photo's, it's overcast here this morning.  And despite the whole rear of my house being glass the pictures still turned out dark:(
I'm still Holiday Baking (7 batches of Biscotti yesterday) and these are my Moms Shortbread.  Sorry, not allowed to share the recipe.  However, I changed it up and used this new little cutter I picked up.  This recipe yielded 70 cookies.  Make sure you wash your folder in hot water and soap first!

LOL...This is NOT one of those fancy Gourmet Blogs.  It's a craft blog so my counter …

Mini Album Week 2

 It's week 2 Mini Album
 ...and I didn't get as far as I would have liked on my Mini Album.  I had some other crafty commitments to get done.  But those are out of the way and I can get decorating.  That's the fun part!
I did get to cut all my designer paper.  This took some time especially since I had 52 cuts...well 54 including the cover and back.

As you are cutting be sure to trim all your extra pieces.  Here I have a file folder to keep them all together for this project.  These will come in handy when you get to layering your pages.
I used an old coffee tin for the scraps.  It gives you an idea of how little waste there was once I trimmed and saved the big pieces!
I taped the top and bottom of each piece.  One, this saves on tape (I went through a full roll) and two it allows me to tug tabs or ribbon through the openings if I want.  I can always add glue if I want to seal the paper to the file folder page.
Keep your pages organized!
If there is a piece of DP that has somethi…

Apple Butter Recipe

A Recipe and Craft Project!
I have 2 passions, cooking and crafting.  Sometimes they even come together!  If you're on FACEBOOK with me then you know what I've been up to for the past couple of days.  Where did this come from?  My new obsession, Pinterest!  If you've been wanting to make Apple butter then break out your crock pot!
(My new Pinterest Button for my Blog)
I tripled the recipe since I hade a Costco bag of Fuji's.  This yeilded 7 cups (or 7 jars) of Apple Butter. I have a big family so 3 jars wasn't going to cut it.
I decided to can my Apple Butter so I could store it.  Submerge your jars and boil for 15 min.  Cool them on a rack and wait for the "POP"  That's my favorite part!
My batch yielded 7 250ml jars.  I gave 3 jars to my friends and neighbors. 
I was so excited to use my Preserves cartridge.  The recipe cards are cut at 5", the font is 1" and the apple cuts are 2" with layers.  Then add your recipe.
I used the Lid Feature t…

What's New Wednesday

Welcome to What's New Wednesday
This weeks Guest Designer is Kimberly with Just Wordz.
First off I would just like to say…THANK YOU Nicole for sharing your spot in blogland with me. You are the most giving girl I’ve met in this world of blogging. So that being said here is a little about me…
I am.... www.justwordz.ca or to my family I answer too...kimberly, kim, kimbob, kimmer, kimmy....wow I get called many names eh??? Canadian, yes, live in the North yes, but not in an igloo. ha ha
I'm a full time employee of Atlas Copco making diamond drill bits and when I get home I’m either crafting or checking out the 600 plus blogs I follow, crazy I know, but I love it. I've just joined this fabulous world of blogging this past December, and boy have I learned a lot and still have much to learn. It's great getting inspiration from all of you....so many thanks all. I've been crafting for as long as I can remember, and have been into so many things but I just love card making.
My …