Saturday, December 17, 2016

Doing Christmas - Cards, Eggs & Votives

Hi there everyone. Gosh...Christmas is getting away with us isn't it....8 more days and all this rush, rush, will be over with. I have everything done that needs to be done. Decorations up, cards out, cookies made.

I did make some interesting cookies the other day and they were very simple...I should take a picture before they all disappear. Ritz crackers, spread with peanut butter then made into sandwiches,  dunked in melted chocolate then covered with sprinkles and refrigerated. I already gave some to the Schwan's man...he said they were right up his alley. He likes Ritz crackers, peanut butter and chocolate....who doesn't huh????

My next project will be to make "MaMa's Cookies" I had a taste of them this past Wednesday at our Card Making Christmas Party. One of the ladies who is from Denmark, made them...gosh were they good, like little pancakes. Lis gave me the recipe after she changed it from grams to ozs. Think I will make them tomorrow or Monday.
In the above picture are the little votives I made for the ladies. Aren't they cute. The die cut is from Tim Holtz, called "Trees" I then ran some vellum through the cuttlebug with the embossing folder from Stampin'up called "Snowflakes" (I think) I added a punched out circle for the moon. Glued the trees and vellum together and wrapped it around the votive. They liked it....Betty wants to borrow my die cut....she must have a great idea to use with it. Can hardly wait to see what she comes up with.
In the above picture are the cards I gave the ladies or close to it. (these cards are going into my Etsy store after I do this post.) I brought samples of the paper and showed them how I made the tree....I am sure they all will be making these trees also.
This is what I brought to the party. "Angel Eggs" or famously known as Deviled Eggs. Betty had Ham, buns and cranberry sauce. Sue brought bacon wrapped chestnuts in BBQ sauce. Lis brought the Mama Cookies and Joan brought crackers and liver paste.....everything was delicious and all blended well with each other. I am thinking there were no calories in any of the food we of course!!!
These are a few of the cards we made. The chickadee in the top picture. Colored in with Copic markers....Betty gave us bow makers that she we can make our own bows now. She also gave us a BIG spool of ribbon.....I got yellow ribbon. So you may just see many cards made with yellow ribbon. A good Easter and Spring color.
This card was absolutely beautiful. The picture does not do it justice though. The background is gold sparkle paper. The poinsettia was stamped with "Staz-on" on one side of the acetate and we colored the other side with copic markers. Otherwise mixing Alcohol ink with Staz-on would smear. Sure is a beautiful card. I may just keep this card and frame it. Lis made a beautiful card also that is worthy of being framed....I have a bunch of frames in the basement. That should be one of my projects this winter, framing cards.

Apparently I did not take a picture of the other cards that were made. That will be for another post in a few days. I was only able to make 3 cards....the 4th card, I had to leave otherwise I would be late getting home and making JP's lunch and fixing him something to eat before he leaves for work. is just plan hard sharing a car....but in the end, it is cheaper....gas, insurance and car repairs would be doubled I guess.

Well, I guess I will cut this post's getting kind of late and I need to get downstairs and ride my bike for a couple of miles. Been very laxed in doing that lately. I really need to try and lose 10 - 20 pounds this winter. I know I would feel better and maybe my blood sugars would not be so high.

Well you all have a great evening and relaxing Sunday....keep looking up ~ better days are coming. Cheers ~ Louise


Evelyn Mayfield said...

What beautiful cards and votives, and what yummy looking Angel eggs! You are so talented and so giving of yourself, as well.

Praying for great success on your weight loss efforts. After my live-in middle-aged nephew passed away Jan of '14, I dropped 20 over a year just by not eating what we'd been eating when he was with me, and slowly bringing in a new healthy food, one at a time, picking things I loved from a "good foods" list. I also immediately stopped buy "white" anything and switched to "brown" - brown rice, whole wheat breads (and I cut the bread way down), whole wheat tortillas, sweets and yams instead of white potatoes...just focus on one change at a time and stick to that change, slowly adding others. I feel better than I have in years...wishing the same for you, my friend.

Hugs and prayers

Attic Clutter said...

HI Louise..:)
Beautiful the ones on the banner too ..
deviled eggs yummm..what do u put in them?
Sounds like you are having a lot of fun..goody :)
...........we have it ~

Attic Clutter said...

oops beautiful CARDS lol

Attic Clutter said...

Oh the ritz cracker cookies sound delish !!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Evie.....thanks on the cards, votives and angel eggs. I need to put duct tape on my mouth so food does not enter. Oh and potato chips are my down I must not go down that aisle!!!! You have a lot of good ideas there...the hard switch will be going from white to brown...I shall work on that one. Prayers are accepted!!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Patty....Thanks on the cards and banner. My deviled eggs I just added some "Bisrto Sauce" Grey Poupon flavored with Dijon, Horseradish and garlic. I use it on everything. Bought it at Gordon's Food Service that caters to restraunts. Ritz cracker cookies are delish!!! Merry Christmas!!

Pom Pom said...

Your eggs look yummy and the Ritz cookies SOUND delish!
Your cards are pretty!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

Hi Pom Pom.....Thanks for stopping by...eggs and ritz cookies yummy and thanks on the cards.


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