Saturday, June 26, 2010

Canada Day goodies.....

I find myself so inspired by all of you....so my post today is dedicated to Canada Day which is coming up this Thursday, and to all of you who inspire me so much!
I have been quite busy making lots of strawberry jam, so these cute little mason jars I thought would be perfect for my Canada Day cookies. I actually had a maple leaf cookie cutter but the size of cookie it made would not fit into my mason jar!!! I just made my Spritz Cookie recipe and sprinkled some red little sprinkles on top!
Spritz Cookies Recipe
2/3 cups sugar 1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup butter 2 tsps. vanilla
1 egg 2 1/4 cups flour
Mix all ingredients, except flour. Beat until light and fluffy. Add flour, mix well. Place cookies onto cookie sheet and bake 6-8 minutes at 400 degrees!

It is funny how a trip to the fabric store, just to see if anything new had arrived, can reallly get your creative juices going. I walked in and there was this delicious fabric just sitting there waiting to come home with me! Dawn, this next project was so inspired by you and that wonderful bag you made on your blog! So home it came....and I decided to make Canada Day napkins with tags...rather simple...but that is what summer is all about...SIMPLICITY!
Then I had to make a card to go with this whole Canada Day theme... a wonderful blogging buddy sent me this image which I just think has the whole lazy hazy days of summer feel going on! I am so happy she sent me this image because I thought it was perfect for this card!!! I stamped in white ink, Happy Canada Day, but in the picture it is not easy to see. Over at CupCakeCraft Challenges they have a great challenge: Strawberries and Cream! Love that theme!!!!

I also made a strawberry/rhubarb pie but it will not make it to Canada Day....already gone! I guess I will have to make another!


You know...you gotta love summer, eating outside, the days are longer, no winter boots or clothing...my kinda of season! I hope the weather will be fantastic for Canada Day and the 4th of July Celebrations! Thank-you so much for dropping in and visiting!
























23 comments:

  1. Mmmm,mmm,mmmm to all of your work here Christine! Wow - you've been one busy bee baking up a storm! Love how creative you got with making your own napkins and then extending the whole Canada Day theme into your card making! You are Canada's own version of Martha Stewart - you rock Christine!!! ps. Can I come to your house for July 1st???? LOL
    Hugs, Danielle

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  2. Just love love love this post. Must agree with Danielle, everything is so appealing to the eye. You are such a talented cookie, which I had just a grain thereof!!! Enjoy Canada Day dear friend. Looks like you're already on your way to doing just that! I've never had strawberry and rhubarb pie. It certainly looks yummy. Hugs to you, Sharon x

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  3. WOW, Christine, you have been one busy gal, but then you are always making something yummy. That pie and cookies look wonderful, and no wonder the pie is gone!!!

    Your napkins are wonderful, love all those red patterns and the mix is great!! Your card is perfect and the way you did the umbrella is so creative.

    Happy Canada Day neighbor, my Dad was born in Hamilton and I have relatives in Tornonto, so we have Canadian blood too!!

    Nice work girlfriend, although I doubt we should call something we love to do so much WORK!

    Hugs
    Sue

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  4. WOW!! your cookies and pie looks so yummy as dose your card..Love those napkins too..
    Hugs, Linda

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  5. Holy Christine! Everything looks so wonderful! The napkin fabric is beautiful. Poor Sharon. Never had strawberry rhubarb pie? You are missing out. It's the best pie there is!

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  6. Gosh your are always busy making lovely things. Enjoy Canada day. Elaine

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  7. OMG Christine, Wish I lived nearer you. Like at your house!!
    I have lost half a pound in weight today and three pound last week, so I suppose if I did live with you that would not be happening!!LOL
    Debbiexx
    And of course your card is beautiful as usual.

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  8. Oh wow they all blow me away - i don't know where you find the time. Love the simplicity of the napkins.. the fabric is beautiful.
    The biscuits look delicious but my mouth really started watering at the sight of the rhubarb and strawberry pie.Its my favourite!
    Knitting pattern on its way Monday!
    Happy Canada Day for Thursday
    Lisa ;)

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  9. Hi Christine, lots os beautiful things going on here, it all looks so so special.
    hugs chris xx

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  10. Christine YOU ARE KILLING ME!!!!!!!!!!! LOL....
    I want you to send me all of your YUMMY goodies!!!!!!! LOL...........

    Wonderful job sweetie.. I so wished that you lived close to me. We would have so much fun..
    hugs and have a great weekend sweetie, Janiel

    oh yea PS are you watching the draft?

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  11. Oh please send me a slice of pie...my grandma use to make those and I loved them but haven't had any since she passed away, yummy!
    Love all your creations...simply fabulous!

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  12. A really wonderful card and fab added detail! your cookies and pie look so scrummy...makes me feel hungry now lol! Thanks for joining in with Cupcake this week :) Donna

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  13. I'm loving all that red and white today Christine. It's so lovely and fresh. Happy Canada Day.

    Your cookies and pie look really yummy. I used to love to bake when I had 3 kids at home but they are all grown up and gone now! And I don't need the extra calories lol!

    Kat x

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  14. Mmmmmmmmm, the cookies and pie look delicious and I LOOOOVE your card! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  15. Since I only live about 10 min's from Christine, I think I might have to crash her next dinner! LOL! Everything looks so yummy, Christine. Love that fabric too!!

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  16. Wow look at all that yummy goodness. Happy Canada Day.

    mwah
    Trace

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  17. you won blog candy http://craftangeldanielle.blogspot.com/2010/06/announcing-new-winner-for-pwco-blog-hop.html

    xxxx

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  18. Christine, everything looks wonderful. Love the red and white fabric. Strawberry rhubarb pie is my favorite. I have been away so will now catch up on your other blog entries that I have missed.

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  19. Its a great shame that we live this side of the pond or I might just be popping by for some of that next pie you make it looks extremely yummy as all your things do. Love the napkins and the card is fabulous. With love and hugs Shirleyx

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  20. Well I came thinking you would have some new fun goodies posted today.. LOL.....
    You are my kind of house mommy!!
    Just checking to see if you have sent me the cookies yet?? HAHAHAHA.....
    have a wonderful day sweetie......big hugs, Janiel

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  21. Hi Christine. Your card is really lovely. Your napkins match your cookies and pie beautifully. Made me feel quite hungry this post as I love rhubarb and strawberry pie. Thanks for your comment on my blog, it was such a surprise and very much appreciated. Have a good Canada Day. Donna

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  22. Not only can you stamp but you can cook too.. My neighbor just brought me a rhubarb/cherry pie for watering her flowers while she was gone.. We made peach jam this week and strawberry last.. This is awesome... Such a wonderful combo.

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  23. Lovin ALL of your Canada Day goodies, Christine, and your card is simply divine! Warmest wishes, Lesley

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