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Friday, December 16, 2011

"With Sugar On Top" Baking for the Holidays Challenge with SOUS!

 Hi Everyone and How Are You? Are you ready for Christmas? Have you did any Baking? Well if you are (or did) hope you take some pictures and join us for this weeks challenge over at the Stuck On U Sketches Die Cut Challenge  because this week it's all about "Baking For The Holidays"! We all love homemade cookies and it's just not Christmas without them! What are your favorite ones? Mine are these Italian waffle cookies called Pizzelle's that my Mom used to make and they just smelled sooooo good, vanilla and anise, oh so Yummy! My mom used to use a waffle iron that you needed to use over a flame for y-e-a-r-s but then progressed to an electric one which is what I still have and use. I still have her OLD waffle iron and it's very dear to my heart!
Well enough about cookies and on to the challenge!
Well as I said, this weeks challenge is Baking for the Holidays and I used one of my favorite cartridges, From My Kitchen. This was one of those carts that I HAD to have when it came out and I still love it! Part of my inspiration to this layout is these fun little buttons that I've had for quite a while (think I got them at Michael's at least 5 years ago, lol) and just HAD to use them on this layout. They were Perfect for it and really adds a bit of whimsy, don't you think!? Well as you can see I made a two page layout and I added one of my secret hidden journal spots again. Can you guess where it is?............................................................... 
 Yep In The OVEN! Open the door and that's where you can journal! Cute huh! Well the Oven is cut @ 5" and welded two of the cuts together using Design Studio to make the "inside" of the oven.  
 And what about a fresh percolated cup O' Coffee to go with those cookies. I cut the coffee pot @ 2" and the oven mitts are cut @ 2" also.
 Here's a better view of the left side of the layout. The Gingerbread cookies are cut @ 5" and there is a boy and a girl (can't have one without the other, lol). Had to have a Bowl (cut @ 3"), Mixer (cut @ 3") Rolling Pin (cut @ 3 1/2") Eggs (cut @ 1") and the Canister (cut @ 3") to mix up some yummy cookies!
 And a view of the right side of the layout. Oven is cut @ 5", Coffee Pot @ 2", Oven mitts @ 2", Pot Holder @ 2", and the saying is from Winter Frolic and cut @ 4". Now after seeing the saying on this post I think I should have put some of that sugar glitter on the word sugar in the saying. I may have to do that later and I'll update it and let you know, what do you guys think, Sugar or no Sugar, lol!? 
 Here's a close up of the Gingerbread cookies, had to add some blingy gumdrops and icing ric rac, pretty Yummy don't you think!
 A close up of the mixing utensils and kitchen gadgets. Added a bit of embossing on the bowl also. 
And a close up of these cute little gingerbread buttons, spatula and baking tray along with a close up of the coffee pot, oven mitts and pot holder. Oh yea and all the papers are from various Recollections paper stacks (with the exception of the photo mat pattern paper, those are some older DCWV)  from Michael's I got a few weeks ago, they were 60% off for the deal of the day, pretty good huh, couldn't pass that one up.  

Well I sure hope I've inspired you to do some baking and join us over at the SOUS Blog for the "Baking for the Holidays" Challenge! Link up with the Linky button on the blog and make sure you check out my Awesome Design Team Sisters Yummy "Baking" Projects, Amazing as always and So Inspiring! Let me know what your favorite cookies are for the Holidays and maybe if I get a chance to make some Pizzelle's this weekend I'll post the recipe and some pics. And if you have a good recipe, I'm always up to share, lol!
Happy Baking and Merry Christmas!

((Hugs)) and Take Care, Theresa 


Scossie Jane said...

Oh My Theresa, that is one amazing double layout. I Love the colours and the gingerbread men are too cute. The wee button is adorable - stunning project.... Hugs x

Carolyn/MamaC said...

Wow! This is THE BEST holiday cooking layout I have seen! Wonderful project!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

What an amazing layout Theresa. Love all the details and cuts you thought to use. The colors are wonderful!!!!

Nanne said...

Oh my word!! check out all those cute and amazing details.. love the embossing, stickles and the g-men.. they are adorable!!

magicwanda said...

Ok Now between you and Leah I really need this cart....lol
Such a great layout I love everything!
HUgs Wanda

Sandi Cl~ said...

Omigosh .. what a ton of work you have done on this die cut challenge .. this is the project I dreamed of but didn't pull off! It is so adorable and I am totaly in love with the oven journaling spot! Thanks for the inspo!

Annette said...

The detail on this is amazing. Absolutely love it:)

annette said...

I agree with the other comments .. this is super Theresa... love it all !!!!HugzX:)

Heather R... mousemomma said...

This layout is so cute and fresh! I love the colors and fun theme. I got this cartridge last year because "I just had to have it!" and then couldn't figure out what to do with it. Now I'm inspired to use it. LOL!

Tammy E. said...

Man, you rocked this challenge. I love every single thing about this layout! So darn cute!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

As usual...amazing work my darling friend!
This is SO fun I almost can't stand it! LOL!
The deets on this is really awesome...so many kitchen
goodies and great things like the diamond embossed bowl, the cherries, etc.
Its all TOO perfect and fun...like YOU!

Nadia (With Glittering Eyes blog) said...

This is FABULOUS!!!! I love the papers you picked and all the great images!! I especially love that the oven opens!!

Merry Christmas!

Audrey Frelx said...

Theresa, this layout is wonderful!!!

Wanted to drop in to wish you and your family a really great Christmas holiday my friend!


Faith Abigail Designs said...

This is fantastic! I love everything about it. I would never have thought to make a green stove but it works so perfectly and that journaling spot...genius! Love this whole project.