Saturday, April 26, 2008

Chocolate Chunk Cookies

1 cup unbleached or all-purpose flour
1 cup whole-wheat flour
1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 egg whites
2 tbsp 1% milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 package (6 oz) semisweet chocolate pieces or morsels (Ghirardelli dark chocolate, mmmmmmmmmmm!!)

Preheat oven to 375, coat 2 baking sheets with nonstick spray
In large bowl combine unbleached or all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour,oats, baking soda, & salt.
In another large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, butter or margarine, egg whites, milk & vanilla extract. Add flour mixture & stir just until moistened. Stir in chocolate pieces.
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls, 2" apart, on the prepared baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool. Makes 48.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Pre-made albums

I made my first one tonight. Well it's something I have been working on here & there. I had to sit myself down tonight & finish the last 3 pages. I have pictures, but need to load & watermark them. Will post later. Pre-made albums are something I am toying with to maybe make a little change on the side. Right now I am just doing a couple as gifts to hopefully get my name out there. I have another one I need to get started on. Now that I have my craft area some what more organized I can focus in catching up on my scrap booking.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Recycled note pads

I saw this craft on an episode of Martha Stewart a few months ago. I've been wanting to make it. It's super easy & does not take that long to do.

What you need...
Paper you will use for the inside pages
card stock
scrapbooking paper outside cover
stapler or glue (depends on thickness of book & what your stapler can handle)

What you do...
Cut inside pages down to size. For this project I wanted to make a scrapbook. I used black paper for the pages. My pictures were 4x6's so I cut the paper down to 5x7. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Cut card stock into 2 - 5x7's. My paper was thick enough that I just used that.

Staple pages & card stock together along 1 side. My book was too thick so I glued the pages 1 by 1. I clipped the book together & let it dry over night. Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Cut cover paper 1/2" longer then the book to accommodate the spine. So for a 5x7 book I cut my cover paper to 10.5x7".
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