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Monday, December 21, 2009

The Pink Elephant Challenge #46 and Made with Love







Today's Challenge over at The Pink Elephant is a Sketch Challenge!!! Our Sponsor this week is InStyle Stamps! Early this year, I had the fabulous opportunity to be a Guest Designer for Virginia and really enjoyed working with InSTyle Images, so I am very excited that they are our Sponsor!!!




Tristan is taking these sweet Puppies for a ride in his little red wagon. I love this retro image and paired it with some DP that I found in my drawer. I am not sure for the life of me where it's from, but I really liked how it matched the card. Base Colour for the card is Pacific Blue

If you'd like to play along, please see all the details over at The Pink Elephant and don't forget to click on the links on my sidebar to see the Fabulous DT creations!




My Candy Making has been cutting into my Stamping time a little, but I'm happy to say that between my Candy and my Mom's yummy cookies, our friends and family will have full tummies this Christmas!



It's sure been difficult trying to stay away from the treats!!! I placed them out of sight and mind in the cold storage cupboard, but every once in awhile, I'd stray in for a little sample.....I had to make sure that they were still good enough to give away!!!




A little Closer Look



I made Almond Toffee Bark, Candy Cane Bark, Brown Sugar Fudge, Chocolate Fudge and two types of Saltine Toffee Bars. Oh yes and the Spider Cookies that you see on the Cookie Trays are also my project!!!! I specialize in Chocolate! One can never have enough!




Does this look tempting or what? Each year, my Momma makes dozens and DOZENS of Cookies. Made with love, they are perfectly uniform, with each cookie being almost the same size. I took these shots this morning when we were assembling the trays.....and I must say I was very disciplined, with only one cookie making it into my cakehole today!!!! lol!




Shortbreads, Molasses Snaps, Oatmeal, Worlds Finest, Pecan Balls, Rolled Oats, Double Chocolate Nuggets, Peanut Butter`with and without Chips



Dutch Nutmegs, Skor Cookies, Swedish Pastry with Cherries, Hermits, Dateballs, Cherry Winks.....see those Chocolately ones.........yep, My Fave......Spider Cookies-Peanuts and Chowmein noodles ensconced in melted Chocolate and Butterscotch chips!!!!.......Hmm I think I covered them all.

Now all thats left to do is some cleaning! The gifts are purchased and wrapped, the Christmas Cards mailed out, enough baking to feed half of Kingston..........just to tackle those dust bunnies.......ohhh I DO NOT like cleaning one little bit!!! Think I better ask Santa for a hunky Man Maid this year!!!!.................. I'll pay him in Cookies!!!!

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas. Whatever Holiday you celebrate, may it bring you Happiness and Health and warm memories with your families.

Hugs and Love,

*****Vicki~~~~~

12 comments:

  1. super cute card and what yummy treats ... making me hungry hehe

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  2. Love your card Vicki and that baking is looking sooooo yummy!!!!!!!!

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  3. Vicki I was gonna say your card was scrummy and then I saw all those goodies - oh they look so good. Hope I haven't put weight on just looking!!

    Ann xxx

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  4. HHmm.....funny how when I am licking my screen...it doesn't taste like chocolate!!!! Your mom's cookies look awesome. I had hoped to do some baking but the time got away from me.
    Luv ya
    Jax

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  5. First of all, your card is fabulous! So adorable!! And second, holy cookies!! YUMMY!!!

    I hope you have an incredible holiday Vicki!! xx

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  7. Such a beautiful card Vicki...I love it!!! And those cookies and candies look amazing! I'm with you...I HATE cleaning! I tackled my cleaning this weekend and am going to make my cookies tomorrow...then finish up shopping on Wednesday...oh how school really cuts into my holidays...but now I'm on crafty break! woo-hoo my craft room loves when I don't have school! Happy Holidays to you and your family hun!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  8. OMG! You are killing me with all these yummies!!!! I {heart} cookies! And Fudge! And...Yikes! there is so much drool on my keyboard that it is going to short circuit! LOLOLOLOL! What an adorable card you have here to top it all off! Love the little dalmation pups...too cute!
    Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  9. Darling card Viki!! Okay, I am starving now....all those treats looks amazing!! Have a fabulous holiday!!

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  10. Hello dear Vicki, your card is wonderful, I love the boy and the puppies... Your coloring is always fab!!!! The cookies...*YUMMY*.... I am hungry...;-) Dear Vicki, I wish you all the best! Have a wonderful christmastime..;-) Thinking of you! Many thanks for all what you do for me...!!!!! So many big hugs!

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I hope you have a wonderful day and I very much appreciate your sweet comments!

*****Vicki*****