Thursday, December 20, 2007
I only make it at the holidays because it is so horribly delicious and addicting (and fattening!, but shhh, let's not say that one aloud!)
I am off to make some...and will revise this and post a photo, tonight!
Toffee-Top Cheesecake Bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes plus baking time
Servings: 36 bars
What You'll Need
1 1/4 cups (300 mL) all-purpose flour
1 cup (250 mL) icing sugar
1/2 cup (125 mL) cocoa powder
1/4 tsp (1 mL) baking soda
3/4 cup (175 mL) butter, softened
1 pkg (250 mL) cream cheese, softened
1 can (300 mL)Regular or Low Fat Eagle Brand®
2 eggs1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
1 pkg (225 g) toffee bits*, divided
1. Combine flour, powdered sugar, cocoa and baking soda, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly. Press into bottom of parchment paper-lined 13x9-inch (3.5 L) baking pan. Bake in preheated 350°F (180°C) oven 15 minutes.
2. Beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add Eagle Brand, eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth. Stir in 2/3 cup (150 mL) toffee bits. Pour mixture over hot crust.
3. Bake 25 minutes or until set and edges just begin to brown.
4. Remove from oven. cool 15 minutes. Sprinkle remaining toffee bits evenly over top. Cool completely. Chill 4 hours. Cut into bars.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Since I did not have any Fiskars family papers (Cloud 9 or Heidi Grace), I opted to use a variety of Fiskars tools to create the card. For this, I used my ultra shape express with diamond and circle templates. It was such a breeze...and so much fun!
4 More Holiday Ornament Cards
I have already begun working on a few other ideas for similar cards for each of the season...and as I complete them, I will be sharing those here as well!
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Well, I am off to make lunch for the kiddies...and break out my sewing machine!
Sunday, November 4, 2007
I missed finishing Sketch #1 and the Local Flavor LOs for the Fiskars online crop. Deadling was today. oops! I kinda forgot - thought I had til tomorrow...I was being more responsible by doing school instead of scrapping! ;)
Tomorrow - today - is another day! I really want to finish at least the sketch 1 lo...I think I am on to something with it - finally! I have to finish my English essay...post my journal...do my response paper...
But all that will just have to wait...cause right now, I'm off to bed...
Friday, November 2, 2007
Close up of the embellishment details...flowers held on by silver brads.
Thanks for looking!
So, I am off to a pretty good start...
Halloween 1997. Spider-Man costume (which was more of an every day jogging suit cause the kid loved Spider-Man so much - another genetic trait ;)) made by yours truly...heck, my leopard fur pants, vest and ears were made by me, too!
Next...VAMPRINCESS! Another Carlee outfit...crushed velvet bodice, lace trim neck and sleeves, spiderweb netting overskirt and black satin underskirt...she was adorable!
Anne Boleyn, Back from the Dead :) And another dress made by Carlee...30 or so spiral and/or spring steel bones in the bodice. At least 6 yards of fabric in the skirt alone. I loved making this dress...too bad I only got to wear it for one day - but at least I got to wear it to school and out at night...so it was a full day! :)
I still have some photos left to scrap: Pippi Longstocking and a baby bear; Johnny Knoxville, a dead murderer and a lady bug; a bumble bee, Vaati and Zant (Zelda characters). Oh, and I guess I will have to "redawn" my Sally costume from last year since I don't think I got any photos of me - that's what happens when you are the family photog!
Until next time...
This is my take on Fiskateers Round-Up Sketch #2.
Heidi Grace Rub-Ons from the Harvest Row Collection to accent the top of the page. DCVW Card Stock and pumpkin patterned paper. Making Memories pumpkin brads (so glad I finally got to use them...they are so cute!)
Thanks for looking!
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I am getting some photos printed today (Vegas pics from K&Ms wedding)...not that I need any more pics to scrap, but since that experience is fresh in my mind, I would to get it on paper right away. I have a few pages of notes and ideas...I can't wait to create!
I have a midterm paper due tomorrow, and then another due on next Monday. I have a test this week, too! So, I had guess I had better get a move on or all my scrap ideas will be put on hold even longer!
Friday, October 26, 2007
1 week til the start of the Fiskars (online) Round-Up! I can't wait!!! I am trying to get all my "work" and "school" done so I have a few free days to craft my life away! I had fun at my first online crop with Fiskars in Sept...and then again in Oct...they just rock! So much fun! So much inspiration! So many awesome ideas floatin about!
Be there, or be square!
Sunday, October 21, 2007
It sat matted for some time, and it was not until I got a little push with a "finish those projects" challenge, that I actually completed a layout for this baby. I am so glad I did! I absolutely LOVE how it turned out and I can't wait to show it off! I emailed it to my dad this morning :)
Solid cardstock is DCVW. Patterned paper and embellishments (minus black ribbon) are all Heidi Grace from the Maple Crest Ct. line. It is a great line, I was just not sure where to go with all the goodies...chipboard, cardstock stickers, rub-ons, flowers...finally, something spoke to me and they all came together! I antiqued all the edges, used white pen for part of the title, and did some of my own doodles to accent the rub-ons used. The background is orange, although it looks like it has a pink hue to it in the photo. The colors are all very soft...and I just love it (did I say that already?)
Thanks for looking!!!
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
So, although I cannot scrap about the everyday right now (I have to complete 2 school assignments), I will definitely be participating in this challenge...a scrapper can never have too many challenges ;)
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Kids say the darnest things....and how am I supposed to compete with that?! ;)
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
I have a few scrap LOs planned...well, at least the papers picked out, and I so want to get working on them, but I need to be sewing, so I am trying not to look at them - or think about them. I figured if I talked about them that would satisfy the craving - for the moment.
Craving satisified - until.....who knows!
Well, the day has begun, so I gotta get going...and sewing!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie)
Vanilla Bean Scotchie
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name)
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal)
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born)
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The")
Blue the Paralyzer
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers)
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy)
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names )