If you were and ipod...
Happy, jolly Christmas

Gourmet Scrapping for you!

Hey all!  Thanks for all of the super tips on where the most likely place for my ipod to be...checked and re-checked them all and nothin'.  :-(  I really thought Jingle was on to something with the toy kitchen idea.  Katie loves to put stuff in the microwave...I was SURE I would find it there.  Found her favorite stuffed puppy there once, but nope, nada.  Guess I'll keep looking.  :-) 

I've got a fun little give away as promised!!  The folks at Paper Crafts have put together a wonderful new book called Paper Crafts Gourmet and I have one to give away!  All you have to do is leave a comment on this post before midnight on Halloween (the 31st) and I'll randomly choose a winner and post it on Nov 1. 
It's been in the works for quite a while and I'm so excited to finally see it!  Lots of recipes and even more fun ways to present them!  Packaging, party ideas, tags and lots more.  I've even got a project and recipe to share with you that was created by Paper Craft Pro Alisa Bangerter....just a fun "taste" of what this new book is all about...

Cheesy Garlic Drop Biscuits

by Alisa Bangerter

This is a perfect recipe to pull out if you are short on time because there is no rolling or cutting. The cheese and garlic add extra kick to a plain biscuit, and kids love them. They are the perfect accompaniment to serve with soups or stews, and are great served with a salad.


2 c. flour

2 tbsp. granulated sugar

4 tsp. baking powder

1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2/3 c. butter or margarine

1 1/2 c. grated cheddar cheese

1 1/4 c. milk

Chives (optional)


Mix together dry ingredients. Cut in butter with pastry cutter until mixture is fine. Add cheese and mix well. Add milk and stir until just moistened. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased baking sheet. Sprinkle top with chopped dried or fresh chives if desired. Bake at 400 degrees for approx. 15 minutes.

And the adorable project Alisa created to go along with them:

Enjoy Halloween Tag

Designer: Alisa Bangerter

SUPPLIES: Cardstock: (ivory) Dye ink: (Black) Stewart Superior Corp.; (Summer Sun) Stampin’ Up! Specialty ink: (Mango Lemonade color wash) Stewart Superior Corp. Color medium: (black chalk) Craf-T Products Accents: (black brads) Making Memories; (chipboard bat, moon) Melissa Frances Fibers: (black striped ribbon) Pebbles Inc. Font: (Black Family) www.dafont.com Adhesive: (foam tape) Finished size: 3" x 4 1/2"

1 Make tag from cardstock. 2 Crumple tag and smooth out. Spray edges with color wash; let dry. Apply chalk. 3 Ink chipboard moon; let dry. Chalk edges and adhere. 4 Ink chipboard bat; let dry. Adhere with foam tape. 5 Print sentiment on cardstock; trim and tear edges. Chalk edges and adhere with foam tape. Attach brads. Attach ribbon with brad.

Ok, now I'm hungry and need to grab a bite of something and head to bed!  But, before I go, I have a fun little halloween card to share with you using Just Johanna's Odd Bird Planet stamps and some cute Flair Spellbound papers.  "Haunt Couture"...makes me giggle!  Have a great and spooky night!! 

Haunt Couture 

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