Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A Sugary Card and Some Very Sugary Cookies!

Good afternoon, friends!  Hope your day is going well! 

Just a couple of things for you today, then off to spend more  time with my girls.  We're still on vacation from school--a long one!  There are still games to be played and fun to be had!

This week marks the 101st Crafty Secrets challenge over at Splitcoast--WOW!  The lovely Lori is our hostess this week, and couldn't stop thinking of "101 Dalmations" due to our number of challenges, so this week, we were to "show our spots" in our cards--cute idea!  Here's what I came up with:

This adorable image is from Crafty Secrets' "Homemade" Images & Journal Notes booklet--one of my favorites!  Love this spotty Martha Stewart punch--can't remember what it's called, but I LOVE it!

Mother/Daughter baking times are so wonderful, aren't they?  Love the soft pastel colors in the image--so delightfully vintage!  Had to add a healthy dose of real silver shavings glitter to this one!  The lacy doily seemed a good addition, as well!

Sweet little alphabet stickers from Crafty Secrets' "Baby Girl" sticker set, lots of silver Stickles for my spots, another vintage abalone button and some soft, lovely ribbon, and that's about it!

Now, how about some SUPER sugar, crumbly, flaky and delicious (but not very good for you at all!) cookies?! 

These come to us courtesy of the fabulous Pioneer Woman!  Ree Drummond is her name (just in case you don't already know!), and I just adore her style, humor, photography and recipes!  If you haven't "met" her yet, you really need to rush right over and do so!

I haven't gotten permission to print her recipe from her new and wonderful cookbook yet, so I'll just show you the book...

...and let you know that Amazon. com is offering it to us at an amazingly good price!  I first saw it at a bookstore, and almost bought it for myself at $27, but it was the week before Christmas, and I just couldn't justify it...then, I looked it up on Amazon, and they had it for $11.50!!!  It was SO mine!  They are still offering it at that price--hurry!

Want a bite?!  SOOOO flaky, tender & sweet!  These are her "Angel Sugar Cookies"...yum!

That's it for now--make something delicious today!


  1. A gorgeous card Julie and that is such a lovely image.I've recently bought a bargain Good Housekeeping book of the 1950s with images just like this. Must use it soon!
    Those cookies look yummy too.
    It's been snowing here all day and my hubby was home as he couldn't get to work, along with my daughter whose college was closed. Shame something so pretty causes such chaos in the UK!
    Hope you and yours are all well.
    Fliss x
    PS: Hoping to do the next Play Date Cafe challenge-have missed doing them.

  2. Beautiful card - you have such a way with glitter! :) Those cookies look yummy, too.

  3. super cute card! those cookies look yummy :) enjoy your time with your girls.

  4. I really love those vintage pictures! and I remember having one of those Sunbeam Mix Master. Have a nice time with your girls!

  5. Julie, love the background on your card, actually love the whole card. It must be a baking week, I made bread all day yesterday Ricotta and Fresh Chive will serve it tonight with chicken roast garlic and scallions in an Alfredo sauce with pasta. I also love the Pioneer Woman site, she has some great stuff. Have a good week. Hugs

  6. The card and image are wonderful as always. Yes I know the Pioneer Woman's blog and enjoy her cooking ideas too. Good deal on the book there I must click into Amazon and check it out.

  7. I love your card! Beautiful colors!
    That is one of my favorite punches too!!!! I have about worn mine out!

  8. love the card! mint, pink, glitter, doilies - perfect!

    now I'm off to power shop at Amazon!

  9. I love that card. Great job. I am having a cookie cutter give away. come have a look. Blessings!

  10. Lovely card, love all the details. Cookies look delish and who wouldn't like a cookie called Angel Sugar Cookies!

  11. Abundant use of pink, a darling vintage image and oodles of cookies, how could I not instantly adore this fantastic post? :D

    Tons of hugs & happiness, dear soul!
    ♥ Jessica

  12. Julie, how did I miss this? I dunno, but I'm glad I discovered it! I got that cookbook for Christmas and I love it! I haven't cooked anything from it yet, but your cookies are spurring me on to try something real soon! They look sooooo good! Love, LOVE, LOVE the card!! It's right up my alley. I adore vintage cooking anything and I adore spots! I love your colours too. I think this is my favourite of all time. (I know I say that ever time, but what can I say, I just LOVE Your cards!!!) I hope that you have a lovely weekend! Love and hugs from across the sea! xxoo