A Little Christmas Thanks

Hi friends,

I have a quick Christmas thank you card to share with you today. I used this very cute stamp set called A Little Mousy from Unity Stamp Company. The set includes 5 different little mice, so it could be used for lots of different occasions.

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I stamped the little mouse holding the tree with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white card stock and colored the image with Copic markers. I punched the image out with an oval punch and layered it to a scalloped oval punched from green card stock. (If you are looking for oval dies, this is a great set of ovals and this is a good scalloped oval set.)

I stamped the word “thanks” with the Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a panel of red card stock. (My stamp is an older one I’ve had forever, this one would be really cute.) Then I embossed the panel with a Dotted Swiss embossing folder. I attached the panel to a white card and the mouse image is attached to the card with foam tape.

Just FYI in case you’re interested, this is my favorite adhesive for card making. You can also get refills for the dispenser.

These little mice are so adorable! By using one of the other little mouse images in the set and changing the sentiment, this layout could be used for birthday, hello, or thinking of you cards – there’s even a sweet sleeping mouse that would be perfect for a new baby card.

Happy Stamping and Happy New Year!

Anita

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White Texas Sheet Cake

Hi friends,

I have a great recipe to share with you today! White Texas Sheet Cake from The Semisweet Sisters. I made it for a Thanksgiving potluck (hence the Fall sprinkles) and it was so yummy! It would be a great dessert for your New Year’s Eve (or day) gathering – change the color of the sprinkles or just leave them off. πŸ™‚

You may have most of the ingredients you’ll need in your kitchen right now. You can find the full recipe here at The Semisweet Sisters. It’s made in a jelly roll pan so there will be plenty for everyone to have a piece.

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This is how it looks fresh from the oven waiting for the icing.

After adding the icing and sprinkles.

White Texas Sheet Cake anyone? πŸ™‚

The recipe can by made with either vanilla extract or almond extract. I made mine with vanilla – next time I want to try it with almond extract. I think that would be so tasty!

White Texas Sheet Cake is easy to make and would be a great dessert any time of the year!

Happy Baking!

Anita

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Merry Christmas

Hi friends,

Merry Christmas from our house to yours!

I hope your day is filled with love and wonder! πŸŽ„

Anita

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Slow Cooker Salty Sweet Candy

Hi friends,

Need a last minute sweet treat for Christmas? This Slow Cooker Salty Sweet Candy is super easy to make. You can find the full recipe here at Real Housemoms.

You put all the white chocolate goodness in your slow cooker (this is the slow cooker I have and I love it!!) and walk away for an hour! You can go wrap those last minute gifts while you’re waiting for everything to melt. πŸ™‚

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This is what it looks like after an hour on low in the slow cooker.

Stir it all together until it is smooth.

Add in the peanuts and pretzel pieces.

Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and add sprinkles. They set up pretty quickly!

These aren’t just for Christmas – change the color of sprinkles for Valentine’s Day, Easter, or Halloween. So easy and so yummy – good for anytime of the year! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by!

Anita

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Cookies & Cream Oreo Blondies

Hi friends,

Do you need another yummy cookie for those Christmas celebrations – or just to have on hand for guests who pop by? These tasty Cookies & Cream Oreo Blondies are easy to make, and since they are baked in a 9 x 13 pan (I love my pyrex baking dish), it will save you time in the kitchen. πŸ™‚

I found the recipe here at Six Sisters’ Stuff. These ladies have THE BEST recipes – browse their site and you’ll see what I mean…

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Here are the blondies ready to go in the oven.

And fresh from the oven. My kitchen smells so good! πŸ˜‹

A big glass of cold milk or a hot cup of coffee or tea would go perfectly with this yummy treat.

Happy Baking!

Anita

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Mini Chalkboard Ornaments

Hi friends,

Do you ever shop at the Dollar Spot in Target? Sometimes I can find the cutest things there! I found these adorable chalkboard signs and just knew they had to come home with me. πŸ™‚ There are 3 in the package for just $3.00 and measure about 3 1/2 by 5 inches – a great deal!

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They had packages of sprigs – 4 to a package – for $1.00 each. They also had peel and stick vinyl sheets for $1.00 each. I thought by putting this all together, I could make some cute Christmas ornaments.

Since the chalkboard frames are already painted red, I just kept them that way. There was a red and green plaid ribbon on them for hanging, but I took that off and changed it to twine. That’s just a personal preference, leave the ribbon if you love it!

I tried die cutting the letters from the vinyl using an alphabet set I’ve had forever. They cut fine, but didn’t want to stick to the chalkboard. πŸ™ So I cut the letters from white card stock and glued them to the chalkboard using a Quickie Glue Pen. I also punched a few snowflakes (here’s a similar punch) from white card stock and glued them on. I hot glued a sprig or two of greenery to the frame of the chalkboard.

Super cute! You can put any phrase or name you’d like on the chalkboard. They would make great gift tags for all your Christmas gifts. πŸŽ„

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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Mini Ornament Christmas Tree Plaque

Hi friends,

I have a cute, quick, little Christmas project for you today. It’s super easy and takes only a few minutes to make!

You’ll need 15 mini Christmas ornaments – I found mine at Target. You’ll also need a wood plaque. I found mine at Hobby Lobby – it measures 8 by 8 inches. It has an easel back as well as a sawtooth hanger, so it can sit on a tabletop or hang on your wall. (I think it was only $3.99 – maybe $4.99. Don’t forget to use your coupon!) I used this white chalky finish paint on my project – I like how it helps the ornaments pop! You could also use white acrylic paint.

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First paint a thin layer of white paint onto the plaque, feathering it out toward the edges so it’s not completely covered. Let that dry a couple of minutes while you decide what color order you want to make your tree. I had another box of ornaments that isn’t in the picture so that’s why there are some silver ornaments in my tree even though they aren’t showing in the box above. πŸ™‚

I used my heat gun to glue my ornaments to the plaque. Center the middle ornament of the bottom row and glue in place. Be sure to hold it there for a few seconds for the glue to cool so it doesn’t roll away! Then glue on the rest of the ornaments, building around the first one.

And that’s all there is to it! Told you it was easy and quick! πŸŽ„

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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