Last year, you may remember that I participated in my friend Deb's amazing cookie exchange. However, this year, her exchange was so popular that I didn't have time to make all the cookies that it required. So sad to have missed it. But, as it turned out another friend asked me to participate in her exchange and I really didn't think I could squeeze it in. Well, it ended up that I only had to make 7 dozen cookies, so I managed to get them done at the very last minute. Whew. So, I thought I would share again this year, what I made.
These are called Neiman Marcus cookies. They are a combination of oatmeal, chocolate chips, and walnuts. Of course I had to make a cute package to put them in.
Since I love the Candy Cane Season stamp set and punch, I thought it would be perfect for these sweet treats. I also used large cellophane bags which I had from my Stampin' Up retired stash.
I thought the tag turned out pretty cute. The colors are poppy parade and garden green and I attached it with a cute gold clip.
The cookie exchange was a huge success and my friend Missy did a fabulous job as hostess. She's so fun and creative. Thanks for inviting me to participate, Missy!
Well, speaking of Missy... she later posted some adorable reindeer bark on her facebook page and knowing that my friend Megan was going to make bark for her finance's secretaries at work, I showed her Missy's cute reindeer bark. Well, needless to say, Megan whipped some of the cute bark up with the help of her mom and I helped her make the same cute tags for her bark.
Here she is in her darling polka dotted apron and her first tray of peppermint bark.
Add some chocolate reindeer and it becomes the cutest bark you've ever seen!
She packaged it up in these cute bags.
I think her fiance's office will be full of smiles when they receive this yummy and thoughful treat!
Speaking of crafting... We had craft night at my house the night before and made more of the clothespin wreaths that I posted about last week. Megans mom, Tracy, gave her the wreath she made at my house that night. Isn't it so pretty?
Lori and Bj also made awesome wreaths that night. As usual I got caught up in all the fun we were having and forgot to take group pictures while we were making them, so I asked them to send me pictures of their wreaths.
I made a Valentine clothespin wreath but I'm not quite finished with it. I'll post it after Christmas. Its made with the new Valentine designer paper and its so pretty. Here's a link to how I made my wreaths: click here
Lots of baking and crafting still going on here, trying to finish up for next week. Hope you are enjoying all the fun preparations during this special holiday season.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Until the next time...
Keep on Stampin' and Come back again soon!