Friday, June 24, 2011

Baking Blog Hop

Welcome to the Baking Blog Hop. You should have come here from Jen's Craft Corner. If you happened across our blog hop you can start at Baking Up Crafts. Everyone has great projects to share and I had so much fun making mine.

I saw this tool box on Sarah's blog -Pink Cricut- and I knew exactly how I wanted to use it. My husband is a VERY handy man and we never have to hire jobs out unless he's to busy to do them himself. But his favorite project right now is working on the 77 camaro he's restoring. It was the car he had when we started dating in 1981. The car had more problems than we realized which is usually the case with older cars. It has been a labor of love. When he has free time he works on it and when he works on his car that means I can craft undisturbed and not feel guilty for being in my scrap room and not in the yard or garden.

I used paper that looks like hammered metal. and covered all the tool box pieces.
I punched holes in the four corners and used brads that look like screws.
He loves his Makita tools so I used cardstock in the same colors as the tools.
The black band around the tool box is black cardstock I ran thru the Clock Works embossing folder because it looks like car gears.
The tools are cut from the Handy Man lite cartridge at 2 1/2". Because this will be used when he's working on his car I used tool images that he would use on his car.

I stamped "You Rev My Engine" which is in the Tool Time stamps from Pink By Design stamps. I LOVE Sarah's stamps.
The tool box handle is a wood dowel that I ran across the silver ink pad from ColorBox Cat Eye inks.I'm going to give this to my husband saturday when he gets home from work. He can spend the afternoon working on his car and have goodies right on his work bench. I made Carmelita Bars and Popcorn Caramel Crunch. I added a Snickers and some packs of peanuts. It gives him a little sweet and salty. If I keep refreshing his ice tea he'll be happy and I can scrapbook all afternoon.
( I'll add the recipe's at the end if you would like them)

I also have a little give away. Become a follower and leave a comment and I'll draw a winner June 29.

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop. Here's the line up if you've missed anyone.

Baking Up Crafts

Pink Cricut

Gilby's Craftster

Bug Bites

Joyful Stamper

Jen's Craft Corner

Paper Memories- You are Here

Have a Scrap Happy Day!


1 jar Butterscotch 1pkg. chocolate chips
2 cups flour 2 cups oatmeal
1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups butter 1 teaspoon baking soda

Combine flour, oatmeal, melted butter, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Grease 9x13 pan and put 2/3 mixture in greased pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes. Sprinkle choc. chips and butterscotch sauce over the top, then crumble remaining mixture on top. Bake at 350 degrees for another 17 minutes. Let cool and serve.


4 cups popped popcorn 1 cup dry roasted peanuts
1 cup chowmein noodles 1/2 cup raisins
1 cup sugar 3/4cup butter
1/2 cup light corn syrup 2 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

In large grease bowl add popcorn, peanuts, chowmein noodles, raisins. Set aside. In large sauce pan combine sugar, butter, corn syrup and water. Cook over medium heat until mixture reaches soft crack stage with a candy thermometer. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon. Pour over popcorn mixture and pour onto cookie sheet to cool. When cooled break into pieces and store in air tight container.


BugBites said...

what an awesome idea. I also love your recipes. i need to go and print them now!

ScrapinShana said...

This is perfect for those men in our life! Not too fru fru for them (is that a word?) I will have to remember this idea!! Loved your post, how cool that your hubby still has the car he had when you were dating =) Thanks for the recipe too, will have to try it!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

used the Clock embossing folder on Tim Holtz glassine paper which you can see on an earlier Jun blog post, yum, have been a follower for awhile, thanks for chance to win some blog candy, you had me at twine
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Becky Dunham said...

Oh Dana - these look absolutely sinful :) Thanks for the recipes! This little toolbox is adorable! My husband is totally the opposite of you - not so much that he isn't handy, just that he is a procrastinator! On the other hand, he is a jeweler so that is nice too LOL Blogger won't let me follow you as much as I would like to. I am keeping a notebook of blogs I want to visit but can't follow so I can check in. Take care and happy crafting!

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Jens Craft Corner said...

Your snacks look yummy! They made my hungry just looking at them. I love your toolbox idea. What a great gift idea!

Barb said...

It's a good thing I had dinner before this hop--so many yummy looking projects! I'm sure your husband will love this goodie box and you'll enjoy your scrap time :) I'm a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win!

Maria Matter said...

oh I LOVE hubby is a handyman too! Brilliant idea! love your recipes too, yummy!
hugs & blessings!

joydee1963 said...

new follower,great project,your hubby will love it,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

Cely said...

Very cute box! I just got the Handy Man cartridge last weekend. Can't wait to use it! Figured I'd have it on hand to make things for my Papaman! And that popcorn looks ridiculously good! I'm going to try some after I buy some raisins! :) and thanks for the chance to win some blog candy! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

Tiffany said...

Super cute and so yummy looking! TFS

Laurie said...

Cute box and I'm not sure which of these recipes I want to try first, they both sound so yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!

Charlotte said...

Your tool box is as cute as can be. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing the yummy recipes with us.Charlotte

Cathy said...

Oh my goodness, what an awesome manly project. I became a follower of your blog today, love your blog so far...the music is great, and the recipes.....mmmmmm.:) happy crafting.
mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com
cathyplus5.blogspot. com

p.s. the song playing was "daddy's Hands" my father passed away when the song came out and it became my favorite song:) thanks

Pixichick said...

That box is so cute. My hubby would love it, and the treats too!

Sherrie K. said...

What a great project!! I love the idea and the treats look awesome. Thanks for sharing the recipes!
Sherrie K
jskoning at msn dot com

crazy about cards said...

Love your project and the recipes look great I will have to try them!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs, Lisa

Bunnyfreak said...

Very smart. Keep your husband content and you get scrapbooking time.

Babe O'Mara said...

Great project. Thanks for the recipes. I'm already a follower. Thanks for a chance to win some candy.


Lillian Child said...

LOVE this project! My guy tinkers on old cars too! LOVE the recipes. Thanks for sharing with us! I'm already a follower of your delightful blog. Stop by my blog as I have a blogversary giveaway going on.

tandkparker said...

What a great project and can't wait to try your Carmelita bars. They look so yummy :)

Awesome job!
TFS - Kim a new follower
tandkparker at comcast dot net

Wendy (aka Roo) said...

What a cute idea & recipes look so yummy! Great to be on the hop with you!!!

Puppy Hugs,
Wendy aka Roo

Kimberli said...

What a fun idea, love the tools!! Your recipes look delicious, thanks for sharing!


sweetlilscrapper said...

tfs - great idea!
sweetlilscrapper at hotmail dot ca

Lara said...

Yum! I am a new follower- I love what you created. What a great team you two must be. lclass003atgmaildotcom

DIANA L. said...

hose look really yummy. I'm a new follower.

Cre8tiveVet said...

What a great gift for your Hubby! I know mine would be very happy to get this box. Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy. i am a new follower. -Yvette
cre8tivegirls at yahoo dot com

rakiya32 said...

Wow! I love your toolbox! Your goodies look so yummy! I am a new follower and I will be back real soon!

Jenn said...

I love,love, love this!!! What a super gift and an awesome idea!!

Hop on over to my blog. I have an award for you!!!


Barbara said...

What a sweetheart you are to remember you husband. Good idea to keep him happy then you can be happy and scrap. I too feel a tad bit guilty when I want to craft when there is always so much other "things" to do!! However, I feel so much better when I take time for me too. Thank you for these easy recipes I want to try both of them. thanks you sharing. thanks also for offering your blog candy. I love using twine on projects. I am proud follower 133 of your darling blog. Three is my lucky number so I am crossing my fingers. Hugs.

Barbara said...

OOps. forgot to leave my e mail;

Tammie said...

I love the tool boxs,but my husband is not handy. but he will enjoy the recips. Thanks

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