2-Ingredient Cookie (Modified)

2-Ingredient Cookie (Modified)

I just happened to go onto Facebook for some reason – maybe my after-so-many-weeks visit – and saw a friend had posted a comment about losing weight eating cookies. I just had to look to see what she was talking about. This led me to an oh-so-simple recipe that fit my want to find a no added sugar (other than the sugar in 70% bittersweet chocolate) recipe that could possibly substitute for our bars or at least get us to the point where I could come up with something on my own. The only two necessary ingredients are the quick oats and the bananas. I added the other ingredients for fun and what awesome little snacks, treats, or breakfast bites I think they are going to be. Oatmeal Banana Cookies Ingredients 1-1/4 cup quick oats 3 bananas, ripe 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 cup chocolate chips Directions Mix ingredients together then bake for 15 minutes at 350°F. Oh, and an added fun thing… I just LOVE mashing bananas. I have no idea why. It does make it super easy with the PChef masher, but still, it is just so much fun! And when the cookies came out of the oven, we were so excited to try them that two disappeared before I could take a...

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December Daily: Day 2

December Daily: Day 2

There wasn’t really anything fancy about this page just pretty much straightforward scrapbooking for this one. I did write around the edges and use some glittery chipboard letters & numbers. The picture was printed on our printer again which is just awesome. This page is about the birth of my friends’ baby. The supplies I used on my “Day 2” are: Eskimo Kisses Christmas Collection – 6″x6″ Paper Pad – by Basic Grey Ilford Premium Pearl 4″x6″ Photo Paper Page Protectors – 6″x6″ – by American Crafts Thickers Glitter Number Stickers – Sprinkles in White – by American Crafts Thickers Glitter Alpha Stickers – Sprinkles in White – by American Crafts Zig Writer Dual Marker (I used Pure...

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December Daily: Day 1

December Daily: Day 1

I feel like I should call mine “Holiday Daily”, but I have already started with the name “December Daily” with published posts, so I really should stick with it. At least most of my pages will be in December. And, I hope Ali doesn’t mind. :-) This is my “day 1” and thus my first page. I embossed the date. This is my first time using embossing ink and stamps like these. They so cool since I can place the little stamps in any configuration I want on the stamp block. Very neat. The “page” is an acrylic circle. This page is about setting up our tree. The writing on the page says: “Setting up the tree… …nothing but lights right now, but it is out of the attic! Usually this happens after Thanksgiving, but this is a busy year. The holiday season has started!” The picture was printed on Ilford Premium Pearl 4″x6″ Inch Photo Paper. This was my first time using our printer as a photo printer and the photo looks great. A picture of my work area and process – all my necessary items on my ArtBin storage case. As I was putting this post on my private blog, I realized that I should post my completed December Daily pages and parts of the process on this blog too to show them off and then have the ability to share my pages with Ali since she loves seeing other people’s December Dailies. The continuing challenge now will be to find something mini scrapbook worthy to include each day. I know what tomorrow will be! The supplies I used on my “Day 1” are: Clear Acrylic Album – 6″x6″ Circle – by Clear Scraps Eskimo Kisses Christmas Collection – 6″x6″ Paper Pad – by Basic Grey Large Clear Stamp Block – by Inkadinkado Clear Stamps – Month & Days – by Inkadinkado Embossing Pad Embossing Heat Tool Ilford Premium Pearl 4″x6″ Photo...

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December Daily: Creating Pages

December Daily: Creating Pages

After I received my December Daily supplies, I put them in the purple bin below and waited for a time to work on my holiday scrapbook. A week or so later, I put all of the pages on one of the 3″ rings. That was as far as I got until today. I got out my tools to drill some holes so that I could put use 2 of my 3″ rings. It was a lot of fun combining my tools with scrapbooking items. I added my 6″x6″ paper into the page protectors and then put all of the pages on two 3″ rings. I am so excited how good this turned out. I counted the pages and realized I have the exact amount of pages to go from Nov. 20th – Jan. 3rd. I have to put numbers on the pages, but it is just about ready for the pictures and...

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December Daily: Supplies

December Daily: Supplies

I was reading Ali Edward’s blog about a month ago and learned that over the last few years, she created a scrapbook called December Daily. I really like the idea and love many of her ideas, but I want to put my own spin on it. I decided to do a 6″x6″ due to cost and how many pictures I plan to include. Between Michaels, Target, Amazon, and Scrapbook.com, I purchased a bunch of things for my 6″x6″ album. Pages: Clear Acrylic Album – 6″x6″ Circle – by Clear Scraps Chipboard Album – 6″x6″ Square Tabbed – by Clear Scraps Chipboard Album – 6″x6″ Flower – by Colorbok Chipboard Album – 6″x6″ Scalloped Square – by Colorbok Page Protectors – 6″x6″ – by American Crafts 8.5″x11″ 9 Pocket Sports Card Page Protectors – Fit 3-Ring Binder – 25 sheets Clear Acrylic Covers – 6″x6″ Square – Bind It All – by Zutter Various 12″x12″ Patterned Transparency Sheets by Fancy Pants, Teresa Collins, & Hambly Studios Embellishments: Eskimo Kisses Christmas Collection – 6″x6″ Paper Pad – by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Christmas Collection – Felt Stickers Woolies – by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Christmas Collection – Black Rub-ons – by Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses Christmas Collection – White Rub-ons – by Basic Grey Thickers Chipboard Number Stickers – Jewelry Box in Chestnut – by American Crafts Thickers Glitter Number Stickers – Sprinkles in White – by American Crafts Stamping & Embossing: Large Clear Stamp Block – by Inkadinkado Clear Stamps – Month & Days – by Inkadinkado Clear Stamps – Dot Fourishes – by Inkadinkado Embossing Pad Embossing Powders Embossing Heat Tool Other necessary materials: 4″x6″ Photo Paper 3″ book rings ArtBin Single Compartment 15″X14″X3.5″...

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Flower Shirt

Flower Shirt

I took an online class to learn about decoratively sewing flowers on a shirt from Elizabeth Kartchner. It was a lot of fun. I look forward to learning more from her. Everyone who is taking the class is posting comments to try to win a package of free scrapbooking goodies. Here are her ways to leave a comment and my actual comments: Leave a comment if you share a picture of your project (whatever stage it’s at… pinned, finished, no pins yet) on our class message board. Under the thread called: Where I’m at: giveaway. I posted my “not started” picture under the Where I’m at: giveaway. Hopefully this Wednesday, I will finally get to work on it! Leave a comment if you completed all the answers to the Handout from Lesson 2. I completed my handout! I am still not happy with all of my answers, but more than 1/2 are the best ones I could think of and the remaining ones I can work on improving. I am trying to figure out what to do with my answers now. I don’t want to get rid of them, but I don’t know if I want to publish them on my private blog either. Leave a comment if you blog or Facebook or Twitter something you’ve enjoyed in this class. (Leave 3 comments if you do all 3… or 2 or 1.) I blogged about how much I was going to enjoy this class a while back before I even got my flowers. I really did enjoy everything about this class. :-) Facebook comment and picture of final product posted! Leave a comment if you blog about your finished project. I blogged about my finished shirt and included all of my comments on this post in my blog post to remind me of my answers. Leave a comment if you are already thinking of another fun thing to make with what you’ve learned. Even before the class started, I was trying to think of other applications for hand sewing flowers. I definitely want to try adding some flowers to gifts for friends and family for the holidays and/or their birthdays. I know my cousin would love a flower decorated outfit for her little girl’s 2nd birthday which is really soon. Leave a comment with something you’ve enjoyed about this class. There are so many aspects of this class that are wonderful: self paced, easy to follow, thought provoking, something new for me to learn… in addition, I have to say my FAVORITE thing about this class is my friend Carla came over today and we worked on our shirts together. This may not seem like a big thing to...

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