For my title area, I cut out part of a tag from the Heirloom paper, layered on another flower, and then added my title. The smaller words are Adornit's red and white tiny alphas and the larger word are some foam Thickers from my stash.
As you can see, my album is pretty simple. The Pink Hoot papers and stickers are so cute that you don't need to add much. All I added from my stash was a few buttons and some pop dots. Gotta love that!
Last weekend I was invited to my very first Cookie Exchange - it was sooo fun! Everyone had to bring 4 dozen cookies and then you exchange the cookies so that means I went home with with a ton of declicous cookies!! Yes we have been eating very well here in the Hall household. I chose to make these cute Reindeer Cookies. Here's the recipe.
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 1/2 cup shortening
* 1 1/2 cups white sugar
* 2 eggs
* 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
* 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1/4 teaspoon salt
* 2 tablespoons white sugar
* 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F
2. Cream together butter, shortening, 1 1/2 cups sugar, the eggs and the vanilla. Blend in the flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Shape dough by rounded spoonfuls into balls.
3. Mix the 2 tablespoons sugar and the cinnamon. Roll balls of dough in mixture. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until set but not too hard. Remove immediately from baking sheets.
Immediately add chocolate covered pretzels and allow time to cool. Once the cookies are completely cool use icing to add Red Hots for the nose and Chocolate Chips for the eyes.
I can hardly believe that Christmas in in three days! It seems like this holiday season has completely flown right past me. There is so much I haven't gotten done such as a few lingering decorations that were never put up and I just keep moving out of the way, a Christmas card that I designed but never printed or mailed, neighbor & teacher gifts never purchased, and wrapping that is usually done by now but isn't. BUT with all that I didn't do we DID do a lot - I think that's why the time has flown by. Here's some fun snapshots taken through December.
This is Boston helping decorate our NEW - PRELIGHT Christmas Tree. I got a good deal on Black Friday. I gave my old Christmas Tree to my sister Jackie who is a newly wed.
Bob our magical elf brought the boys their traditional Christmas pajamas. But what's funny is that the kids will hardly put on pajamas. We will put them on and then when we check on them later they have both stripped down to their underwear. This started in the summer time when it was hot and I guess they've decided it's much more comfortable.
Sitting on Santa's lap at the McMullin Christmas Party. Boston asked for a Optimus Prime Transformer.
This was a big year for Daxton - he didn't cry when he sat on Santa's lap! Hooray! He was a bit scared so I had to go up with him but then he decided he wasn't so bad. Daxton asked for Farm Toys.
December 10-12 we had two Christmas parties in Salt Lake. Since it's hard to travel that far with two kids I decided we would make a weekend of it. The boys and I drove down Friday so we could go to the McMullin party. We stayed the night at my Grandma Jackie's house which was a lot of fun for me. I haven't slept at my Grandma's for several years and it brought back a lot of fun memories of when I was a little girl. The next day we woke up and went to TANGLED with my Grandma - I loved that movie! Afterwards we met up with my In-Laws and spent the rest of the afternoon with them. That night we went to Temple Square to see all the beautiful holiday nights. We spent the night at Aunt Nanettes with my In-laws. On Sunday we had our Forsyth Family party at Nanettes. WHEW! We were exaused by the time we made it home so Eric took the kids home and I went to Jackie's house to celebrate her birthday.
This is a picture of the boys in front of the Reflection Pond at Temple Square with the Nativity in the background.
We had friends over for Family Night and decorated these fun Gingerbread houses that I made hot glueing Grahm Crackers together. The kids had a lot of fun decorating!
And that catches up to tonight. We had our Christmas party at the Hall's tonight. We went caroling, had dinner, read the nativity, and opened up presents. Here's a picture of the grandkids - Boston a shepherd, Benson was Joesph, and Daxton was a wise man.
And finally the best part - PRESENTS!!
We are shouting from the rooftops with excitement for the arrival of our second fabric collection, Vintage Groove. The shipment arrived Friday and it filled the parking lot while we sorted and arranged inside the warehouse.
A huge thank you to all the girls who made last week so inspiring - Liz, Suzanne, Melinda, Aprhra, Robbie, and Frances!
And a big thanks to all of our readers who commented, here our the winners chosen at random.
Day #1 = Kelly Massman (#13 Comment) = Misty Collection
Day #2 = Kathy (#25 Comment) - Vintage Groove collection
Day #3 = Heather Robertson (#12 Comment) = Pink Hoot
Day #3 = Dana Tatar (#1 Comment) = Fern
Please email me your address.
Today we thought it would be fun to get you all hopping into action with a little Potato Sack Race. There is nothing as entertaining as watching a group of kids try to hop their way to the finish line, laughing and falling all the way. We also thought it was a perfect way to show off our two adorable owl collections - Pink Hoot and Fern. They are the perfect palette of brightness and fun to scrapbook the amazing children in your life.
For a look at some wonderful ideas on how to craft with this collection, please visit the blogs of some of Adornit's talented friends to see what they created. Leave a comment on each of their blogs and "race" back here and tell us all about it and two people will be entered into a drawing to win one of these collections.
Today we have a little "Sock Hop" to get our groove on. To kick it off, we would like to share our amazing Vintage Groove Collection. It's the perfect combination of reds, yellows, grays and blacks that will take you back in time, create nostalgic thoughts and put a smile on your face.
For a look at some wonderful ideas on how to craft with this collection, please visit the blogs of some of Adornit's talented friends to see what they created. Leave a comment on each of their blogs and "sock hop" back here and tell us all about it and you will be entered into a drawing to win this entire collection.