Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Snowman gift card & Nugget Holder

Hi Stampers,

I almost forgot again, but here is the dimensions to make even MORE of the nugget holders.  I will also e-mail everyone I have an address for a video that I used.  We had a busy Dec class getting all of our projects completed and ready for your stocking, some of you wanted to even make more!  Hope this helps.


BOX BASE:  5 x 7 1/4
score this at :  1/2  and 1 1/8 all the way around on all four sides

The belly bank:  5 1/8 x 7 5/8 is the bank size
score this at 5/8 & 3 1/2 then flip it 90 degrees and score again at 5/8 & 3 1/2

Whisper White card front:  remember you have to cut the smallest section down 2 1/2 inches on the score line and then 2 1/2 across to take that little section out.  You then have to corner round the little corner to give it a finished look

the card is 4 3/4 x 7
score this at 2 3/8 & 4 3/4

The layering piece: the whisper white card front was layered on was 2 1/2 x 4 7/8

As I said I will also try to email you the video link as well and that should be very helpful.  When I have a little more time I will post a few new projects I've completed with some of the NEW products in the OCCASIONS MINI, which will start on Jan 4th.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Hi Stampers:

Thank you for reminding me that you were looking for this delicious recipe we had at class last month.  I had said I would post it on the blog, and well LIFE stepped in and I forgot - so here it is - enjoy!!

Gingerbread Cake and Lemon Sauce

  • 1 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon banking soda
  • 1/2 cup shortening ( I used butter )
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup molasses
Grease a 9 x 1 1/2 " round cake pan.  (I used a bunt pan), and I used the spray on Pam for baking !
In a bowl stir together flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking powder, and baking soda, set aside.

In a large bowl mix the shortening with an electric mixer on medium for 30 seconds.  Add brown sugar, beat until fluffy.  Add eggs and molasses, beat for one minute.

Alternately add flour mixture and 1/2 cup of water to the shortening mixture, beating on low speed after each addition until combined.  Pour batter into prepared baking dish.

Bake at 350 oven for 35 - 40 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.  Cool for 30 minutes and serve warm with the following lemon sauce.

Makes 1 1/3 cups of sauce

2/3 cup sugar
4 teaspoons cornstarch
1/4 cup water
2 teaspoons finely shredded lemon peel
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 beaten egg yolks
6 tablespoons butter, cut up
1/4 cup half - half. light cream, or milk

In a small sauce pan stir the sugar and cornstarch together.  Stir in the water. lemon peel, and lemon juice.  Cook and stir over medium heat until the mixture is slightly thickened and bubbly.  Cook for 1 minute more.

Gradually stir some hot mixture into the egg yolks, then return to saucepan.  Cook and stir for 2 minute ore.  Gradually stir in butter until melted.  Stir in half and half , then serve over cake while warm.

That's it STAMPERS, enjoy the holiday season with this wonderful Gingerbread Cake.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Upcoming Projects!!

Hi Stampers,

I've been busy today preparing for my last two classes in December, and I thought maybe I would give you all a sneak peek at some of the projects we will be doing.  Now each class has different project so what you see may NOT be in both classes.  The classes have already decided what they wanted to do.  These are so easy, and wonderful gifts to give to : the mail (person), your milk man - we still have one.  Your office co-workers, I tell you the list really could go on!  Don't forget the family, because inside the mini purse is some of the BEST chocolate you've ever eaten.  The Ghirargelli Chocolate, very hard to come by in Canada, and available only around the holiday seasons.  Yes, I found some and they will be your treat for your mini purse's.  Don't you just LOVE the wine bottle gift card!  It has a lovely greeting to give to the hostess when you are attending all those dinner parties.  Well here are a couple of photos, there is also a little gift card you can attach to your favorite persons gift.  Enjoy and see everyone SOON!!!

The little mini purses are to sweet!  I love the little mittens on the bottle tag, it fits perfect with the greeting.

The tag is a little hard to see, put is a snap to make with the die found in the Holiday Mini on page 36.  You will NEVER have to buy a tag again.  These are so much fun because they all have little doors that you can hide a secret message in.  Love them.

Well there you go, my share for the day!  OK, maybe for a few days.  Depends how busy I am.

Enjoy the sunshine everyone, its an extra gift from above I think. ......