Friday, December 31, 2010

Art Girl a Sarah Kay Stamp Colored with Copics Using Basic Grey

Copic Markers and Basic Grey

The lace is Prima and the flowers

Hello again everyone making a quick post for the I-Copic Lover Blog Challenge #10 due today.  This evening I was checking out something for my hubby online and as always I drift into blog land and came across this challenge. Well my mind went to work and after everyone was asleep I finished and here it is! I love it! The Basic Grey pp worked out so perfect for the challenge colors. The Sarah Kay stamp has always been a favorite.  I cut the nesting shape out of the Silhouette SD and the art stamp tag is a Paula Best. Hope you like it!! Have a WONDERFUL DAY!!! Happy New Year!! Dawn

Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Copper Bracelet Made For a Gift and Imaginisce December Sketch Winner

Crystal's Copper Bracelet with Nickel Heart


Abigail's tiny copper bracelet

The 2010 Ornament Bruce gave me for the tree (LOVE IT)

Dusty and Cooper Christmas Eve, the slippers are from Alexis
They look so PROUD

Colten and Colby (Colby has been very sick)

The books I gave them Christmas Eve from Hallmark I just loved them, told Amanda I could
read books for a living!! LOL!!

Cooper and Dusty in the car Crystal sent to Dusty for Christmas
Dusty LOVES it~~

Dusty looking at the tree Christmas Eve 2010

Bruce Jr., Abigail and Penny
(Penny announced at Christmas she was expecting again)

The desserts for Christmas (I sent just as much to Crystal and my Neighbors)

The girls making the pizzas for Christmas (yeah you know it we had to use the pizza oven)

Hello and so sorry it has taken sooooo long to get back on here, I had a real bad cold and so did Colby. Well then it was like a domino Cooper. Bruce took the boys to the doctor yesterday so I think we are on our way to recovery. I was checking my emails today some go to my phone and some don't and to my surprise not only did my card Christmas Bliss make it in the Basic Grey Gallery
but I received at wonderful CHRISTMAS Gift from a very dear blogger friend
from Aunt Elmo's World
I had no idea until this morning, I fell asleep early last night and woke up around 3 am and forget it I was not
going back to sleep the house was quite and I decided to finally get on the computer and blog around, and oh yeah Facebook some folks.
I managed to check the emails out too. We have been snowed in every since Christmas night (pictures for tomorrow) and had company for several days so crazy, crazy...then the sickness.
So I want to THANK Sherry for her kindness and thoughtfulness.
That's not all that was in my email guess what I won the December sketch challenge at Imaginisce.
Click HERE
to see the layout and they are also having another giveaway soooo go on over and leave a comment!!
Can you believe all those goodies at once!! LOVE IT!!

Alrighty on to the copper bracelet I made each of the girls in the family one of these handmade copper bracelets using 22g copper. I had so much fun and I even made Penny one with a heart that said Penny and Bruce.  Abigail's was so tiny...just too cute. Everyone loved them. The straps are leather, and the heart is nickel.
Wanted to also share the pics above a little of our holiday. We were certainly blessed and had a wonderful time, it was very sad to not have Crystal here but we did SKYPE her the whole time...yeah!! Poor thing stayed up all night in South Korea just to hang with us over Skype....WE MISS YOU CRYSTAL!! Love ya!
Hope every ones holiday was fabulous let me know some of the details.....until tomorrow..Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop

Monday, December 27, 2010

Cookies For Santa a layout for the Imaginisce December Blog Challenge

Cookies for Santa
Pictures Close Up Abigail, Colby, Dusty, and Cooper

Cookies and Reindeer, cookies decorated with flower soft and glitters

Cookies Title Cut with Silhouette SD, for Santa by Imaginisce

The rub-on, and the cutest Dolls by Imaginisce

Sketch By Liz Qualman
Hello I will be quick for now but will re-edit, I had done this lo for the December Imaginisce Blog Challenge and today is the last day to post I have been sick and so has Colby so here it is quick like, sorry . Check out the challenge HERE. The adorable sketch is by Liz Qualman. Thanks Imaginicse for bringing us these fabulous papers and the challenge.
Dawn Gallop

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blog Candy and Recipe's To Christmas 2010 comes to an End with Recipe #20 Coconut Lovers Chocolate Balls

Coconut Lovers Chocolate Balls

Close up (YUMMY)

Great for gift giving

Blog Candy Drawing to be held Jan. 1, 2011
Remember to leave a comment and/or email
Let your friends on Facebook and/or Twitter know
Check back on January First for the winner

Ingredients for Coconut Lovers Chocolate Balls

Melt butter/margarine

Mix all ingredients except chocolate

roll into balls this is the easiest way
Cooper took the pic.....pretty good for a four year old

Rolled coconut ball put into refrigerator for at least 2 hours

Melt the chocolate

dip the coconut balls into the chocolate
Proof they are good Dusty LOVES them!!

Hello and welcome to the end of the Recipe's to Christmas 2010.
It has been a fun filled sweet journey filled with favorites and traditional recipes.
My family and friends have certainly enjoyed the sweet tasty ride of delectable goodies, and yet some will still be filled with these wonderful pleasing delights as they receive them in the mail as gifts.
The entertaining I have been able to bring to my blog has made my holiday time even better, I was able to bring the art of cooking and sharing to you and feed my need to create.

I have enjoyed the emails and questions I have had along the way and just knowing others around the world were able to make these scrumptious recipes and sharing the ideas with me made me as happy as HAPPY can be!!


I wanted to give you a little something in return some

Yep you heard me right
this wonderful book by the
Taste of Home
623 irresistible delights!
Perfect to add to your recipe collections.
The two cute spatulas are an added Bonus
they are too too cute.
I will ship anywhere so no worries!!
Please post on your blog to let others know
and/or Facebook and/or Twitter.
Leave a comment just to let me know which recipe is your favorite or you made or would like to make.

Here is the list of all  the recipes in case you missed any........
Recipe #1
Recipe #3
Recipe #4
Recipe #5
Recipe #6
Recipe #7
Recipe #8
Recipe #9
Recipe #10
Recipe #11
Recipe #12
Recipe #13
Recipe #14
Recipe #15
Recipe #16
Recipe #17
Recipe #18
Recipe #19
Recipe #20
You are Here!

Thank you for all your support through out the year!!!

I will be taking a few days off mostly but if I can squeeze a little time in I will!!!
I will be leaving comments as much as I can!!!
Cyber Hugs,
Dawn Gallop

Monday, December 20, 2010

Recipe #19 Cannoli




Greased Pizzelle Press

Mix all ingredients together

Mix well

use a tablespoon and spoon onto greased iron

Once cooked use  a cylinder to roll the pizzelle

Ingredients for the filling

Mix until sugar dissolves

Use either a pastry bag or sandwich bag fill and squeeze into cannoli

Hello all well after yesterdays post the pizzelles, well now cannoli's!!! The girls at the scrapbook store call them Italian crack, lol! There is an authentic Italian pizza restaurant like two doors down from All About Scrapbook's store.  Everyone orders them and they are amazing! Whenever I have classes hubby orders one, and it is the biggest highlight of the night, that and his Stromboli. I sent these out to the job site, and to my neighbor!! They were a  big hit! Easy peasy too!!

Recipe #19 and only a few more days to go!! Are you about ready for Christmas?? Well I have just a few more gifts to get and then I will be about is ready as I can get! I will have just a bit more cooking to do too. I will be mailing out Crystal's package to Korea...yeah I know late but it just takes time...the only days I have even got to go shopping are the last two Sunday's so yesterday was Crystals day. We went to the mall for the first time this holiday season..and it was not as bad as I thought it might be.  We were able to shop for everything we wanted too.

1/2 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1/4 cup of butter/margarine
1/4 cup of vegetable oil
1/4 tsp. of baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tablespoon of white vinegar
3 Tablespoons of water
1 1/2 cup of flour
Mix all ingredients together, bake the pizzelles on the greased pizzelle iron then immediately wrap around the cylinder to shape. Fill with the filling and dust with powdered sugar.
2 cups ricotta cheese
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp. of vanilla
1/4 cup of mini chocolate morsels
Fold together and fill the pizzelles to make the cannoli's!!
All done and YUMMY!!!

Check back for the next recipe! Blog candy too!!
Have a Beautiful Day! Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Snowflake Spritz Cookies and a Bo Bunny Layout Using the Midnight Frost Line

Bo Bunny Midnight Frost

Amanda this January Snow 2010

Used the We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool note the stitching

The tag is the packaging and the straight pin I made with wire

Snowflake Spritz cookies

They come out so pretty

Ingredients for the Spritz cookies

Cream sugar and butter

Add flour gradually

You can make a log to place in the spritz cookie machine
I never do I just scoop into the cylinder

Note the snowflake comes out perfect

The first ones are never perfect but after a few they are!

They just come out so perfect and so EASY!!!!

Wilton Cookie Press

        Hi there wanted to bring you Recipe #18 with the lo, the snowflake spritz cookies.  If you have never used a cookie press well then you should, because they are awesome!! I had one back right after I got married and it never really worked well, so all these years I have been a little skeptical about buying a new one...for the same fear. Well one day when at Michael's and a coupon I thought yeah let me buy a new one and try it out. Well most defiantly worth the purchase. It really does work GREAT!! Wilton Cookie Press click HERE . I used the recipe in the booklet that came with it....oh cool is that!! I put the YouTube Video up so you can see it for yourself. AWESOME!!! I have made them several times since my purchase, they usually disappear quick. They are right tasty.
Spritz Cookie Recipe
1 1/2 cups of butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 1/2 cups of flour (all-purpose)
1 tsp. baking powder
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  First cream the butter and sugar together in the mixer, add the egg, milk, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir together the flour and baking powder gradually adding to the creamed mixture. Mix well now roll into a log if you wish, i just pack it into the cylinder of the cookie press and start pressing on your ungreased cookie sheet, (I use the stones) Do NOT chill the dough.  If using sprinkles do so before cooking on these. I added frosting so the sprinkles stuck to that instead of the cookie. If you choose to dye the dough just add a few drops of food coloring or even icing colors Wilton has them.  These are yummy!! Here are some more Wilton recipes click HERE.

The layout is a pic of my dd Amanda this past January in a snow we had.  I thought it was so perfect with those pp's. I bought these last week and there were only these two sheets left and a few of the embellies. I was eager to make this lo, remember I have not scrapped much this year.....this is only the second lo since March. So many other projects going on.  The pp are Bo Bunny, the stitching is We R Memory Keeper's the sewing tool, it works great!! I used the Fiskars wavy paper roller. The straight pin was just a little something I made with wire...the crystal was such a nice touch. Hope you like it!! Have a wonderful day!!! Until tomorrow.  Cyber Hugs, Dawn Gallop
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