Friday, November 13, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop!

Welcome to Sketches: Creatively Yours, your current stop on the Adornit Blog Hop!

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This term we have a large Design Team of 14 and the inspiration has been flowing, let me tell you! "The more the merrier" as they say! So, please do consider beconming a Follower.

Several members of the "Sketches: Creatively Yours" Design Team have created some special Christmas, holiday and winter themed items to share with you today as you Hop in to say hello on our Blog.

We welcome you!!

Card created by S:CY Designer Pam Sandy

This card incorporates a hidden, incredibly delicious Sugar Cookie recipe. Pam said: "I think I will do some of these as gifts for our neighbors, and include a package of the sugar cookies."
Isn't this an attractive and amazing card? Thanks Pam!

Here is the recipe for Pam's Sugar Cookies!

Rolled Sugar Cookies

(this recipe can be halved)\

Oven 400 degrees

Mix well: 1 ½ cups butter or margarine (butter works best)
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
Add: 5 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons salt

Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour. Roll dough out onto floured surface and cut into shapes. Bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes (10 -12 minutes for crunchy sugar cookies). Frost or decorate as desired.

This dough and the baked cookies freeze very well.
Enjoy!!! A friend gave me this recipe about 20+ years ago, it was her great grandma's recipe. It really is delicious, and easy peasy too.
~ Pam

Holiday Card created by Sketches Creatively Yours Designer Janis Medina

Look at the pretty snowflake in the upper right corner... Isn't it the perfect touch?

Thanks Janis!

Ribbon Tree by "Sketches: Creatively Yours" Designer Ann Seleshanko

What a beautiful addition to a holiday table. Traditional red and green ribbon makes this project perfect for Christmas time! Thanks Ann!

A Winter layout created by S:CY Designer Irit Shalom

I bet there is a story behind these photos Irit!
I love how the blue sets off the snow so prettily.

A soft and sweet Winter Card created by S:CY Designer Irit Shalom

I love the snowflake buttons! Just the perfect touch for this delicate card! Thanks Irit, for sharing your creations with us.
And lastly, here is an easy no-fail recipe I use every Christmas Season.
It is my husband's favourite!
Butter Tart Squares

Makes a 9 x 9” pan of squares- I double the recipe and place it in my 9 x 13” glass baking dish. If you double the recipe, cook as directed but allow a couple of extra minutes, watching well.

INGREDIENTS & METHOD for a 9x9 pan of squares:

For BASE of the squares-

Mix together the following til crumbly:

1 ¼ cup flour

¼ cup brown sugar

½ cup margarine

Pat into a 9 X 9” pan that has been sprayed with "Pam."

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Do not let it get too brown. Set on wire rack to cool a bit while you mix the topping.


For topping-

1/3 cup margarine, melted

2 T evaporated milk

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup brown sugar

1 beaten egg

1 T flour

1 cup Thompson raisins (These are nice big plump raisins, and my mkids love 'em. Use what you have, though!)

Mix all together in a small bowl. Spread on top of base, which will still be warm.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Watch carefully so that it doesn’t get overdone.

Cool on wire rack. Cut squares when cool. Store in airtight container. AWESOME!!!!
That's the end of this stop on your Adornit Blog Hop trip!
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  1. some great projects definitey going to have a play with thos recipes enjoy the hop

  2. Beautiful projects! I am definitely gonna try those butter tart squares :-)

  3. Absolutely love the card with the recipe in it!!! Gotta give that ribbon tree a go too!

  4. Love the cards! All projects are gorgeous!

  5. OMG...beautiful work and buttertart squares?? My DH is going to love this!

  6. Beautiful work and yummy recipes!

  7. great projects and recipe's TFS :D

  8. BEAUTIFUL!! and YUMMY recipes too!!
    Happy Hopping!

  9. Oh WOW!! Some awesome inspiration going on here ... tfs ...

  10. Beautitul cards and thanks for the recipes--what a great added bonus!

  11. Wow, so many fabulous projects.

  12. Just love all the DT inspirations they gave us!! They are all so fun, beautiful and creative!! Love all the recipes too!

  13. Wonderful projects! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Wonderful job everyone! And those sound like delicious recipes! I am so happy you played along with us... sending you Adornit Cyber Hugs.

  15. Beautiful stuff, the recipe sounds faboo too!

  16. Great projects, thanks for sharing

  17. Thanks for sharing and we even get to make cookies. ooooh I luv the goodies. Your cards are so nice you have a great style. Carolee

  18. Did you know I was invited to a cookie exchange?

  19. Love all the different projects... the ribbon tree is especially interesting. Thanks for sharing in the blog hop with me.

  20. Soooo many cute projects! I also love the ribbon tree. TFS :)

  21. love the card created by Pam Sandy; going to have to try these recipes too.

  22. Great cards, love the recipes addition. And the ribbon tree is one of my favorites. Great job!