Saturday, July 16, 2016

Embossed Vellum Card

While looking around online I saw a card using vellum and decided to try their technique myself.

The image is stamped on the front of the vellum using Versamark Ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.

You use markers to color the image on the reverse side of the embossing.  No need to be super careful when you color it in, just stay inside the lines. 

In order to try this, I just grabbed the first stamps I found that I knew would emboss well.  I used Stampin' Up water based markers to color in the images.  You'll need to let it dry for a couple of minutes before handling since they're water based.

Not a very fancy card by any means but a good reminder of a technique.  The colors are more muted than they appear in the photo.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Peanut Butter Raisin Bran Cookies

 This recipe is on the box of Raisin Bran cereal I purchased.  Thought it would be worth trying and they turned out really good.  They're a crispy cookie when done and remind me of an oatmeal cookie.


1/2 Cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup granulated sugar
1/2 Cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
3/4 Cup flour
3/4 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
4 Cups raisin bran cereal

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with Pam.

In a large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter, and sugars with a mixer until fluffy.

Add vanilla and egg and mix well.

Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder.  Add cereal and mix well.

Form dough into 1" balls and place onto prepared cookie sheet, about 2" apart. Using the back of a spoon, press down on each ball slightly flattening.

Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

***I used a scoop and made 2 dozen large cookies.***