Arden’s Army Fundraiser

Many thanks to those of you who came out to one or more of the Creative Treats Club September 2019 workshops in which we assembled the 111 boxes and cards that were used in the ‘Suspended Surprises’. Purchasing these boxes and coordinating cards were one of the ways (along with the more traditional silent auction and raffle) that attendees at the September 21st, 2019 Arden’s Army fundraiser event could support 2-year-old Arden and her family as she entered her second year of cancer treatments. The boxes were $20 each and contained a tiny sweet treat. All boxes had a corresponding card, many of which contained gift certificates or prizes worth up to $100.

Tasty Treats and Suspended Surprises

In addition to the Suspended Surprises, Creative Treats Club also contributed lots of home-made baking. The baking was placed in cute packages. Some packages were grouped together into two gift baskets which were included as Suspended Surprises prizes. Two more cookie-filled gift baskets were donated into the Silent Auction along with a certificate for a workshop (card making or baking) at either the winner’s or my home. The rest of the baking sold quickly, especially with Joanne bringing some directly to tables on a serving tray.

Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have had several requests for my chocolate chip cookie recipe. I am happy to share. Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • SkorBits (optional)
  • chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

Instructions

  • preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  • mix together brown sugar, white sugar and shortening
  • add in eggs and vanilla
  • mix well
  • stir/sift together flour, salt and baking soda
  • add dry ingredients into batter
  • stir just until dough is formed
  • add chocolate chips (and optional nuts and/or SkorBits
  • drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets
  • bake 10-12 minutes until lightly golden just until no longer gooey in centre
  • share most of them with your family and friends
  • enjoy a few yourself

3:00 Thanks – Episode 4

These thank you cards were made using Stampin’ Up! card stock, papers, inks and stamps including Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper (DSP). The colours used included Early Espresso, Soft Suede as well as Smoky Slate. You can see the difference in how the 1/8″ versus 1/4″ matting looks in the finished cards as well as how different mat colour combinations affect how the card looks too.
These thank you cards were made using Stampin’ Up! card stock, papers, inks and stamps. The colours used included Early Espresso, Soft Suede. You can see the difference in how the 1/8″ versus 1/4″ matting looks in the finished cards.
These thank you cards were made using Stampin’ Up! card stock, papers, inks and stamps. The colours used in the left are Early Espresso, Soft Suede. The ones in the right are Soft Suede and Smoky Slate. Notice how different mat colour combinations affect how the card looks.
These thank you cards were made using Stampin’ Up! card stock, papers, inks and stamps. The colours used included Early Espresso, Soft Suede as well as Smoky Slate. You can see the difference in how the 1/8″ versus 1/4″ matting looks in the finished cards as well as how different mat colour combinations affect how the card looks too.
These thank you cards were made using Stampin’ Up! card stock, papers, inks and stamps including Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper (DSP). The colours used included Early Espresso, Soft Suede as well as Smoky Slate. You can see the difference in how the 1/8″ versus 1/4″ matting looks in the finished cards as well as how different mat colour combinations affect how the card looks too.

Do you have a preference for the colour combinations? How about the matting size? Do you prefer the 1/8″|3/8″ combination or equal 1/4″|1/4″? Have you made any cards using this Flowering Foils Designer Series Paper (DSP) or using this card layout. Add your thoughts and links in the comments sections below.