Wednesday, December 14, 2011

12 Days of Christmas at Creative Soup for the Soul

Morn'n Crafter's. I wanted to share with you a challenge I entered over at creative soup for the soul .
Trish and Jackie put this challenge up with the following tasks. I am going to include my submission for each one. If you get a change head on over and check out all they have going on. You won't be disappointed.

Day 1- Make anything you want using the colors red and green.

Day 2- Altered item-Christmas Theme

Day 3- Die Cut or Punch must be used in your project

Day 4-Post your favorite Cookie Recipe

Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
1 Beat the butter until creamy, 2 minutes. Add the sugars, beat for 2 more minutes. Mix in the peanut butter and egg. Mix together the dry ingredients - flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the sugar butter mixture.
2 Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate at least 3 hours.
3 Preheat oven to 375°F. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls. Place about 3 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten in crisscross pattern with a fork. Bake until light brown, 9 to 10 minutes. Cool on baking sheets for a minute; transfer to rack to cool completely.
For chewier cookies, bake at 300°F for 15 minutes.
Yield: Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Day 5-Create a Christmas Card

Day 6- Christmas Theme Scrapbook Page

Day 7-Christmas Tag

Day 8- Make a project using chipboard-Christmas Themed

Day 9-Dry or Heat Embossed Christmas Themed

Day 10-Post your favorite technique

I dont have 1 favorite because I like to add a lot of variety into my projects. I love to chalk or ink the edges of my cards, paper, die cuts. Love using stickles and paint. Paper piecing and sometimes cutting the shapes out on my own. Its fun to just pick up a pencil and paper and draw something out. In fact my Santa hat on my layout  I hand drew and added cotton to it so it looks fuzzy.

Day 11-Make a project that is distressed-Christmas Themed

Day 12- Finish a project you started

This was a fun challenge for me. A few things I have never done before, so it was a first for me. Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Holy cow!! You have been busy. Wow. How creative. This inspires me to get off my butt and go make art! :) Thanks for posting and have a great Christmas. Ilona from Swap Bot

  2. Wow and I thought I was being productive. Nice work. I love the Day 12 Owl. Cute! Glory (Sauterelle) from Swapbot

  3. I really like your crafts. I've always wanted to get into crafting, but I often don't know where to start. How did you get started?

    tiger1i1y from swapbot

  4. I love looking at your blog for inspiration! Sometimes, I have the same papers as you do but don't know what to do with them, and you give me lots of ideas. You're very creative!

    I must tell you how much I love that bird project on day 12! I love birds and that is so cute! Did you knit or crochet it? I've been thinking about taking one up as a hobby to make those adorable things!

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