Saturday, December 11, 2010

Noel - Magnolia

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Good Morning!  Last night my good friends, Lisette and Sam, came by to stamp with me. We never get a heck of a lot done (we mostly gab and eat! LOL) but I love when they come over. It's great, my little one leaves me alone so I can play because she has somebody to play with (Lisettes girls). We had 5 kids in the house last night, but they were great! Now the time before that, different story. I had invited the MIL to stamp with us, I think she couldn't get out of here fast enough. We told, here numerous times...we swear they usually aren't this loud and rowdy...really.  I don't think she believed us! Needless to say, they were great last night. So we had little interruptions which allowed me to get a full card made! ha!

But not this one...lol I did this one after my friends left. I have had the idea for this card since the day I got the Fall Kit, I just never had time to color her. I figured I better get her colored otherwise it will be another year! 





We got a Local Scrapbook Store in the area now...A Scrapbook Store and More. I will be teaching Copic Classes there starting January 6th!! yea!!!  I can't wait.  Anyways, I ran into the store other day and picked up these fabulous Graphic 45 papers. I love Graphic 45. There isn't a heck of a lot to the card. I started adding more embellishments but felt it didn't need it. I had flowers on it...I just liked it more simple. Sometimes more isn't always better. So I opted for a cleaner look. Agree?

I probably won't get much more done today. We are having a family day and going to dinner and to watch the boat parade at the marina with the in-laws. After all that, if it's not to late, we have plans to watch ELF or National Lampoons Christmas Vacation....great family movies! haha  Before I go, I thought I would share a recipe. I haven't been able to in the last few days so thought I would today.

 This is my great-grandmas recipe. My mom has been making these for years and now I do. Alot of people make simliar things and call them snowballs, or wedding cookies...and other names. We called ours Walnut Butter Balls.  There a little different because they have chocolate chips in them and they taste best when they are few days old. It's like the flavors mingle. Also, you will see why they are called BUTTER balls! LOL I swear, if I didn't know better I would have thought Paula Deen created this recipe! LOL

Walnut Butter Balls


7 cups Flour
3 ts. Rum extract
1 ts. Salt
8 ts. Cold water
3 cups Butter
2 – 12 oz. semi-sweet
2 cups powdered sugar
3 cups chopped nuts
2 – 12 oz. semi-sweet choc. chips
1 cup powdered sugar (to roll in)

Sift together flour and salt, set aside. Beat soften butter, gradually add powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add rum extract and cold water. Beat well. Gradually add flour mixture. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Mix well, shape into balls the size of a small walnut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 mins. While still warm, roll into powdered sugar.

Challenges:
2 sisters- Twas the night b4 christmas
Dutch Dare - Christmas
Spoonful Of Sugar - Christmas
Tuesday Taggers - Christmas
Crazy Challenge- Christmas

Hugs,

26 comments:

Rosie said...

Loving the "subscription" feature to your blog because now I'm getting my email updates when you post!! :) Definitely think simpler is better on this card to showcase those fabulous papers and your AWESOME coloring!! Wish I lived closer so I could take advantage of your Copic classes. Thanks too for sharing your recipes!

Peggie said...

Cute card. Love the banner and the dp.

Julie said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the Noel banner you made and it is just perfect for Tilda to hold.
Merry Christmas
Julie

Christina C. said...

Hi Tracy! Another magnificent creation!!! What a brilliant idea to add the banner....adorable!!!
As always, your coloring of this cutie is stunning. The papers are yummy!!!

Chrissy said...

Stunning papers. Rich reds and greens yummy....And you are right, the card has just enough prettiness without going overboard, the papers are selling the picture, and your beautiful coloring.
Luv CHRISSYxx

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! Tracy, I adore your sweet card!! Love the banner she's holding and thanks so much for sharing the yummy recipe!! :) HUGS

RubyM:) said...

HIYA TRACY GIRL!!! Oh gosh you know i'm confused??! lol!! Some times i visit a blog and i think it's yours and then i visit your blog and i think it's hers lol!!!!!!!!! Needless to say both of you have GORGEOUS CARDS SO don't blame me for confusing you girls lol!!!! (Kristel from create for fun) Then your names are not the same so idk lol!!!! Im weird don't listen to me lol!
Anyways what a cutie girl and i adore banners too.I think it's a perfect touch to our maggies specially the ones that have open arms holding nothing and just a perfect place to add whatever our minds desire :) Skies the limit right lol!!! Your coloring is super gorgeous hun!!! Looking foward to the next creation(((hugs)))RubyM:)

Pam S. said...

she's a doll Tracy! love her holding the banner!
Pam Going Postal

Pam said...

Love your card Tracy and thanks for the recipe. I think there is enough "stuff" on your card. Sometimes you don't really see the main object on a card for all the other things on it. TFS
Hugs,
Pam:)

HappyCrafter said...

Fabulous!!! So liking how you did the Noel sentiment in front of her it looks really 3d. Have a great weekend!

Frea said...

Hi Tracy, that is such a gorgeous card and you colour your images so beautifully. Hugs, Frea

Sandy said...

Cute card and I too love the NOEL banner - nice job! And I might add that recipe looks yummy and I'm going to try it.
Sandy

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Tracy!
Your card is perfect the way it is. Any other embellishments would have made it cluttered. I think when you have such patterned paper it is decoration enough. Tilda is colored so beautifully. That red is lovely. You have made such a good job of that banner. Love it.
Have a great time with your classes.
Hugs Maz

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow! Your coloring is amazing! What a gorgeous card!

Cazro said...

A beautiful card with stunning papers. Thanks for joining in the Tuesday Taggers challenge. Cheers Caz

tampatha said...

this is gorgeous! such rich colors and i love your image coloring! thanks for playing with us this week at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again!
-Tammy DT

Green-Eyed Girl said...

So cute - the Tilda and the card. I promise to try the recipe in the few next days.

Iulia said...

Hi, Tracy!
Your coloring of Tilda is so beautiful! I wish I could participate at your classes too.
The papers are just fabulous. The embellishments would be superfluous. I also love your banner. Just the perfect Christmas card!
Hugs, iulia

cathylynn said...

Hi Tracy, You colored Tilda wonderfully and your DP are aweesome. What a magnificent card! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Jane said...

tracy love looking at your christmas cards this one is amazing.

KelsMakes!!! said...

Lovely!!! Thanks for playing along at The Crazy Challenge this week!

Angela said...

Oh that is gorgeous Tracy! Your coloring is fabulous and I love Tilda holding that banner! Beautiful job my friend! hugs, Angela

Pat said...

Hi Tracey...another stunning creation, love!! Gorgeous DPs and design...and your coloring is just beautiful...as always! Pat Frank

Stacy Walker said...

Very Cute. I love the Tilda images. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge

cabio's craft corner said...

That's too cute Tracy. Love the cute banner Tilda is holding and the coloring is so lovely :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Leslie Avila said...

Super duper cute! Love the banner that Tilda is holding and you've colored her perfectly!

Happy Monday~
Leslie A.

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