Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies

I have a yummy, quick, no bake cookie recipe to share with you today: Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies. They are delicious. My family and I have been making them for years and we still adore them. Here's how to make 'em:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

2 cups sugar
1 stick butter
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 cup milk
3 cups oats*
3/4 cup peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
wax paper

Bring sugar, butter, cocoa and milk to a boil in a large sauce pan. Once boiling, cook one minute. Turn off heat and add oats, peanut butter and vanilla. Stir well. Spoon cookies onto wax paper. Let set at least 5 minutes. Cookies will become more firm the more time you give them to set up.

*You can use either quick cooking oats or regular oats. Quick cooking oats are preferred by our family because they are less firm and chewy than regular but both are good.

Happy Cookie Making!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Inked Stripes Thank You

Today's card is one I made for a customer to thank her for a recent order. I wanted to showcase the versatility of the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. All I did here was rub my Tangerine Tango Stampin' Pad over the embossing folder until all the raised lines were inked. I then ran the card base through the Big Shot which resulted in the orange and white textured stripes.

I love that it looks imperfect. If that's not a look you like, you could do the same technique but instead of rubbing the ink pad directly onto the folder, you could ink up a brayer then run the brayer over the embossing folder. The ink should come out very uniform and should not cover the depressed lines at all. An easy technique and another use for your embossing folders. Try it out!

Card Stock
Whisper White #100730
Daffodil Delight #119683
Island Indigo #122923

Tangerine TangoStampin' Pad #126946
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Pad #126944
Island Indigo Stampin' Pad #126986

Four Frames wood mount #128589, clear mount #123442
3 Little Words (retired)
   Other stamp sets that could be substituted:
      Fabulous Phrases wood mount #128577, clear mount #120501
      Gifts of Kindness wood mount #130441, clear mount #130444
      Lots of Thanks wood mount #129687, clear mount #129690
      Teeny Tiny Wishes wood mount #128748, clear mount #127802
      Thanks & Hello wood mount #131459

Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #123128
Decorative Label Punch #120907
Punch Pack #118309
Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen #105021
Paper Snips #103579
Big Shot Die-Cut Machine #113439
Brayer (optional) #102395

Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive #110755
Stampin' Dimensionals #104430

Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents (recommended for this project instead of the gel pen) #119246
Basic Pearls Jewel Accents (recommended for this project instead of the gel pen) #119247

Happy Creating!