Sunday, December 12, 2010

Black and White Cookie Recipe!

Oh yes, these are my #1 All time favorite cookies....I used to walk to the corner store for bread either with my sister or one of my cousins and we would always purchase these!!! I loved love loved the white now living where I do you can't find them in this part of the country so I went on the search for a recipe....and THIS IS IT.....EXACTLY like I remember!!!! So I thought I would share it with you , you cookie lovers!!!! If you do make them, come on back and let me know how you liked them!!!!! ENJOY!

Black & White Cookies
4 cups Cake Flour (I used the softasilk kind)
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
16 tblsp (2sticks) unsalted butter, soft
1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
½ tsp lemon extract
1 cup whole milk

¼ cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup water
5 cups confectioners sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
2 ounces unsweetened chocolate …Melted
2 – 4 tsp water

The cookies: Preheat oven to 350 degrees , make sure racks are in the middle.
line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl.
In a LARGE bowl beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer on med until light and fluffy…about 3 to 6 minutes. Beat in the eggs, vanilla and lemon extract until combined….oh about 30 seconds, be sure to scrap down the bowl and beaters if they need be.
Reduce the speed of the mixer to low and beat in 1/3 of the flour mixture by half of the milk. repeat with the half of the remaining flower mixture and the rest of the milk…then the rest of the flour mix……until combined.
Scoop about ¼ cup mounds of batter on to the baking sheets….be sure to space them about 2 inches apart. Use the back of a spoon or your fingers , dipped in water to smooth out the top of the cookies. Bake until edges are a light golden brown color. I would say about 15 minutes , rotating the sheets about ½ through baking. Remove from oven and cool on the cookie sheets for about 10minutes before putting them on a wire rack to cool for about 1 hour……repeat this with the other cookies.

Okay now onto the icing. bring the corn syrup and water to a boil in a saucepan over med/high heat…..remove the pan and whisk in the confections sugar and vanilla until you have a smooth consistency…..Measure out half of the icing into another bowl and wisk in the melted chocolate and 2 to 4 tsps of water as needed until it is smooth as well.
Now place two large wire racks over wax paper (cuz this will make your counter messy!!!) Spread about 2 tblsp worth of chocolate icing on ½ of the cookie with one of those small flat spatulas….put it back on the rack. …it will set up ( about 15 minutes or so) I do all of my chocolate at this time….then start back with cookie number one and put the white icing on the other half doing the same by putting it back on the racks to dry…..let them all sit to harden, I would say about 1 hour ….then serve and enjoy….my absolute favorite cookie!!!! Enjoy!

Friday, December 10, 2010


I am noticing a popular trend....TAGS!!! I love them. I always have. And they are back again.....yeah...this makes me very happy. I recently purchased some Tim Holtz stamps and this awesome sheet music stamp from Hero Arts....A little Bazzill and twine, glitter mist and flowers and whats a girl to do? Make tags of course! Here are mine...enjoy!

Thursday, December 09, 2010


What an UGLY term......People use it everyday.....this shirt is "retarded", one friend to another...."Your so retarded" Well recently on Facebook a friends son used this term to describe people that make dumb decisions....the topic was how about how some people take advantage of others and he said and I quote , "Seeing how retarded some people are just reminds you of your place in society." WOW that truely stabbed me right in the heart......So before you read my response, truely evaluate your slang and change it if you use this term..................Everytime you use it Who your referring to are people that were BORN with disabilities...they didn't ask to be this way....but they are....they are loving , wonderful beings that deserve the utmost respect from us....the ones that should be seeing them as humans...not second class, not as stupid, but as our sisters and brothers that stand right beside was my response. Please if you would like to snag this and post it on your blog, feel free......we can change this one person at a time.....

At the risk of being deleted as a friend...I can't stay silent. I am sure you didn't mean it at all the way I took it.....But you used the word "retarded" to describe some people. Well I take great offense to that. My daughters ,... both biologically mine and my husbands , and they are Intellectually Challenged, the former term was Retarded. And even tho it has become a slang term to define people that don't things accordingly , what your essentially describing that people like my daughters have no place in society because they are stupid and can't make decisions for are degrading them....they are lovely young ladies that deserve far more respect then to be described as second class citizens. What I would suggest in the future for you...being as bright as you are , is to do what your father says, enroll in your classes but be EDUCATED on the politeness of others less fortunate that will never have the opportunity that you have to attend college. Go spread the word that the word "retarded" is NOT acceptable to describe anyone in anyway....even if it is general population making bad decisions. Those people you can lovingly refer to as "irresponsible" that would be the best description. Retarded is a word that should not be used is very degrading. I pray you never have to endure the anguish my husband and I go through for our daughters on a day to day basis because people are not educated in dealing with Intellectually challenged people......I have vowed as long as I have breath in me that I would not stand for the injustice society reeks on them....and so I will educate you on this terrible word. Thank you.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Cards!!

Wow it has been a Long time since I blogged! Sorry but had to take care of other stuff first. So today I have two cards to show you....I have used All CTMH products on both of them with the exception of the markers....copic of course. Thanks for stopping in....I will try to be a better blogger!!!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

ON LINE CROP!!!!!!!!!! This weekend! Oct 8-11th!

Okay friends....come on over and get registered!!!

Http:// Look over to the right and click on the forum!

That is the site I own with 4 of my cyber friends......We are easy to get along with and have a really nice community of ladies and a man.....we are having an ONLINE CROP! So get on over there register, reserve your spot at the table and get ready to get some scrapping done!!!!! Tell all your scrappy friends!! Whoot! There will be card challenges as well! So be sure to stop on in!! I am known as CUPCAKE DIVA!!! over there, so be sure to let us know how you found us! :0)

See you there!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Happy Halloween!!!

I got my stamps from Stamps of Life and knew I just HAD to make a halloween card, then came the spider web!! Used it in the background. Okay so I saw the candy corn and though it looked like a had to put the spider on top and then the hat!!! Don't ya just love it!!!! hehe Anyway enjoy!

here's the website for these and many other fabulous stamps!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Its been awhile and a Happy Birthday!

Wow I guess you can say I have taken a bit of a sabatical! Not intentionally , guess I had lost my mojo and had to find where I put it!!! LOL!!! Okay so my nephew has the CUTEST little daughter and I made her this card! First I have to say I love MFT's little girly stamps...they are just way to cute and looking at my stash of them, I would say I am well on my way to owning all of them! Shhhhssssshhhhh don't let my hubby know! LOL!!! Anyway, here is the birthday card I am sending her and then another one I had made but couldn't decide which one I wanted to send so I asked the DH and he said the one in the pink dress and hat....and so it is!!! Second you must know Little Miss AnaBelle looks just like the girl in the stamp...oh so cute!!! MUWAH!!!! so with out any further they are! Enjoy!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Christmas card in August!!!

So over at my site..... we have a Christmas card sketch that we post once a month from various sites to make christmas cards all through the year to relieve some stress and pressure come the holidays!! Today I have for you my take on the sketch! I am just loving Pure Innocence by MFT stamps..oh so cute. Copics to color it in, CTMH papers, MS punches, Smooch paint in gold...thanks for stopping by and feel free to let you know you've been here!!!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Finally !!! New Card, New Layout!

I don't know what it is about summer but I get lazy to blog....I will blogsurf but to update my own.....I don't know....I slow down....WAY down....but I have made this card and LO this past week and like the way they turned out......So enjoy...if you have questions about anything , just ask!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

The Stamps of Life

When I first saw this set I knew it must be love! hehe! And I had a vision of this card, so I indulged. It is the Thanks 2 Fall set and you should go have a look see for yourself!

Here is the card.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Can't get enough of this set!!!!!

The Stamps of life Happy 2 be Circles!!!!they are so fabulous! So versitile! Tell me what you think!!! Enjoy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Stamps of Life.............

When Stephanie from
became our sponser at for the month of June I had no idea how much I would fall in love with her stampsets!!! I am now waiting the arrival for set #5 in the past 2 months...that should say alot! Not only is the image clear , clean and crisp, but they are made right here on US soil! The quality is great and the customer service is EXCELLENT! On this particular LO I used some of my stamp candy I made , its that cute circle that says "Happy Everything" All of that is from her stampset!!! Don't go away for to long....I have another LO coming up featuring some more of this set!!! LOVE IT!!! Yes that is me with the cheesey smile...I have done that since I was very little...Its my signature smile for the cheesey smile....LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy!

OH!! I meant to tell you , if you want to become a follower I set that up right over there on the right hand side!!!

And here is some Stampy Embellie Candy I made that I will be using on my next few posts!!!

Monday, May 24, 2010

The Stamps of Life

So this months Sponser over at is Stephanie Bernard of Let me tell you peeps, if I had to describe her stamps in three words or less it would be CUTE AND QUALITY. First off, they are made right here in the USA. Secondly, they are quality stamps that give you a crisp image. Thirdly, they are so so cute!!! I love'em! And for those of you that know me , know I am a stickler for quality. You should bop over to her site and browse it! She has an awesome club and another her shipping! $1 per set! WOW! So bop on over to and pick yourself up a stampset or 10 and tell Stephanie that Chatty Scrappers Tilda sent you!!! Have fun browsing and stamping!

Here is a cute card I made using her Happy2beCircles!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Card Purse and cards!

Another challenge completed! I made this completely of scraps! It does pay to save!

Kraft Cardstock
Scraps of pp
CTMH stampset Four Seasons (B1319)
CTMH inks
Copic Markers

Thank you Card

Okay so the first time I saw this stamp I fell in is so cool!! Being from where we are I thought how fitting! Well I looked at the price and really had to think about it! Soooooo, last week in the sunday paper this particular scrapbook store had a coupon for $5 off!! I knew exactly what I wanted!!!! And so here it is....okay so for this technique I used my sponge dauber to make the started out as white cardstock and I used the dauber with 4 different inks to cover it and make it look like the dusk sky. Don't you just love it? Okay off to make some more stuff!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

National Scrapbook Day Projects!

So I have actually managed to get a few projects done! Woohoo! Here they are in no particular order....they are from the challenges going on at

Hurry there is still time to participate!! Great prizes given away!

Friday, April 30, 2010

National Scrapbook Day ONLINE CROP!!!!

RUN don't WALK!!!! Over to


April 30th through Monday May 2nd!!! Great Prizes too!!!!!!

Come Join us today!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

A new card

Here is card I am sending to someone that made my birthday special! I actually won some beautiful pillows on her blog on my birthday! They are so so cute and I love'em!

Without further adu here is my card to her......(Erin if you peek in here, Look away until you receive this! hehe)

Hero Arts Stamp
Copic Markers
Hero Arts glitter
Stack PP
Bazzill cardstock
CTMH flower dyed with inks
MS Punches
Spellbinders Nesties

Thursday, April 22, 2010

NSD Crop!!!!!!!!!!!!! April 30 - May 3rd. Be there!!!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Happy Mothers day and more Cupcakes!

So I decided to make my Mom a Mothers day card this year that would be frilly. I found this really cute stamp at Craft Warehouse and just knew I had to have it!! Plus it was on sale for 30% off! What a deal! Used my Spellbinders to make the frame and of course colored in with copics. I have found that Martha Stewarts Glue pen RAWKS for doing detail work with glitter...which you will see on both cards.

Oh Hero Arts just keeps putting out such DARLING stamps!!! These girls are just so cute!!! Had to have those too AND I had a 30% off coupon at Archivers! On this I just used copic markers to color the images in... plain ole white cardstock...Martha Stewart Glue pen , Prism glitter embossed with cuttlebug folder of dots and those cupcake stamps were from my friend Sandy!~ Thanks gal!

Thats it for today...will try to be a better blogger!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patty's Day!

And what other way to celebrate then to join a MINI CROP!!!!

Over at we are having a Pot O Gold Minicrop today 3/17 all the way until this Sunday 3/21!!! Lots of FUN FUN challenges!

Join the fun, register and play! Can't wait to see you there, Oh and tell them "Cupcake Diva" sent you! ;0)

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Using Copics Markers Tutorial

I couldn't get my tutorial uploaded? Help ....anyhow, its a youtube video I made on using Copic markers. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

More ATC's

So those that know me , know I have a LOVE and Affection for two things in GRAND STYLE.....Cupcakes and Glitter!!! I can't get enough of them! So for my 2nd ATC for our swap guess what I made????? GLITTERY CUPCAKES!!!! WAHOO!!!!!!!! Here ya go!


Thursday, February 25, 2010


I just love these little Artist Trading Cards. And Thanks to Hero Arts I have some REALLY cute stamps to play I did....Using Tuxedo Black ink and my Copic markers I colored in the images and the papers...well would you believe they are about 6 years old? AND they came from my stash!! I love when I use up what I have!!! Anyway, here you have it! Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Stamp Organization

Okay so I love owning stampsets, but the question is how do you store them because those plastic covers they come in always tear....well for my larger stampsets such as Hero and such I use a D-Ring binder, those huge ones along with CD sleeves I picked up at Staples office supply....2 per sheet, don't mistake it with the 4 per sleeve or they won't fit. I did have to cut down the cardboard packinging it came with to fit...just cut a little off the top and bottom. I got the idea from Jennifer the small stampsets I did all on my own!! WOW! Anyhoo, its just those baseball card holders (business cards too) in a regular 3 ring binder. Okay so there you have it! Enjoy!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Some new stamps from Hero.........

ARE CUTE!!!!! I just love these big head girls!!! So so cute!!! Plus a little ATC card I just made, cute, cute, cute!!!! I just had to show these cards off to ya! I am pleased with the way they turned out!~ Thanks for stopping by and see you soon!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What have I been doing?

Well sometimes you need to have more then one hobby in order to NOT suffer from burnout. My other hobby besides sewing/quilting has been making Beaded Ornament covers. The first time I saw one I thought they looked like little Mini chandeliers! I knew I had to do them...and let me tell you they look hard, but they are Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy! So here you have 6 of'll notice I just HAD to make a blue and orange to represent Boise's beloved BSU Broncos! Anyhoo! There ya have it!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Valentines anyone????

I know Christmas and New Years just ended BUT in Crafty world its time for Valentine stuff!!! So at the Mini Crop (see post below) at
Sandy gave us a sketch and this is what I came up with ....I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this stamp by Hero Arts. Its new and I am guessing it will be a big hit....

Hero Arts Envelope Stamp
Martha Stewart Heart and Banner Stamp
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Spellbinders Frame
Sizzix Primitive Heart Diecut
Papers by Pebbles
and Bazzill

MINI CROP JAN 5-10th @!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hey everyone, wanna kick the New Year off with some Mojo???? They Quick RUN DON'T WALK over to Http:// and come play! Register in both the forum and gallery and start playing!