Showing posts from November, 2011

30 Days of Handmade Gifts - Day 28

Welcome to Day 28 of The Scrapoholic's 30 Days of Handmade Gifts.  I woke up yesterday morning panicked that my day to post was yesterday!  Needless to say, I was very relieved when I saw it was actually Jann's day. 

I managed to get a few gifts bought without venturing out into the madness of Black Friday.  How do you feel about Black Friday shopping?  Myself, I prefer to avoid the crowds.

Anyway, on to my project for today.  I started with this:

A plain wood step stool, sponge brush (I used 2), Liquitex Burnt Umber acrylic paint, Triple Thick, a piece of patterned scrapbooking paper, and not pictured is one piece of brown cardstock.

I didn't take photos of all of the steps.  Paint the step stool with your chosen color of paint.  Let it dry thoroughly.  Cut the patterned scrapbook paper to size to fit the top of the step stool.  I used the Triple Thick to stick it down.  Let it dry thoroughly (this will help keep your paper from bubbling up).  Next figure out what letteri…

30 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts - Day 21

Hello!  I hope everyone is enjoying The Scrapoholic's 30 Days of Handmade Christmas Gifts. 

My project for today is homemade chocolate truffles.  I actually used two different recipes.  One is from The Pioneer Woman, a fellow Okie.  I've made her chocolate truffles with sea salt twice now with amazing results.  The other is from a local church's cookbook, but I'm guessing the recipe for Oreo Truffles is easily found on the internet.  Its a pretty easy recipe requiring only three ingredients.  My only advice is to buy plenty of the candy melts or almond bark, whichever you choose to dip your truffles in.  I followed the recipes and had to send my dear husband out for more at midnight!

A friend of mine came over and we actually made in excess of 300 of these delicious tidbits as favors for my niece's wedding Saturday.  They were a huge hit with the wedding guests.  They would be great packaged in a homemade take-out box.

I used an assortment of dark chocolate and mil…

30 Days of Gifts

Welcome to Day 7 of Jill The Scrapoholic's 30 Days of Gifts. 

Let me tell you, we had a wild weekend here in Oklahoma.  I got home from work Friday night and made a beeline for the bathroom to change into comfy clothes.  Well, the cat was in the bathroom with what I thought was a cricket.  It turned out to be a copperhead snake.  We've had snakes in the house before, but never poisonous ones.  Saturday after work, I was watching college football when shortly after the games we had a HUGE earthquake. Okay, for some of you a 5.6 magnitude earthquake doesn't sound HUGE, but for an Okie like me that's more accustomed to tornadoes, it was HUGE!  We've apparently had several aftershocks Sunday that were 4.0 magnitude or less.  If you're interested in earthquakes, check out USGS.  There's a really cool realtime map that shows earthquakes and gives information about them.  Let me just say now, I'm very thankful I don't live in California after studying tha…