Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cookies & Scraps

Happy last day of summer, everyone!! My kids are going back to school tomorrow and the weather has decided to get really really hot. It was close to 100 degrees today. What happened to it being hot when the kids are off school? Not this year, looks like we are in for a hot fall and soccer season!

I wanted to thank you all for such kind comments on my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer post (you can read it HERE). We have raised over $31,000 so far and we are all very excited for walk weekend! Only 3 more weeks to go. I was lucky enough to be supported by some very generous co-workers and decided that some thank-you baking was in order. I made an awesome new-to-me chocolate chip cookie recipe (blog post coming soon) and wanted to package them up all snazzy. But not too snazzy, because I didn't have alot of time this weekend.

I used some scraps from the Max and Whiskers and Green at Hearts paper by Basic Grey. I dug out my trusty scalloped and circle punches and punched lots of circles. The outer stamps are from Papertrey Ink, they are spring themed stamps but I love how I can use them for anything. The thank you sentiments are Hero Arts.

I ran the circles through my adhesive xyron and stuck them to the bags. Instant gift tags and cookie bags! I passed them out today at work to all my donors and got big smiles. Yeah!! It was hard giving away all those cookies...wish I had a bag for myself. The best chocolate chip cookie recipe is coming...stay tuned!!

First day of school tomorrow...hope it all goes well! Thanks for stopping by!!


Mona Pendleton said...

Congrats on the $ you raised Mara! That is awesome! These lil' tags on your scrumptious cookies are darling - BOTH are sure to bring a smile to their faces :)

Samantha Hauzer said...

That's an awesome amount of money you have raised, and those cookie gift bags look so cute!

Joni M said...

WhooHoo!!! $31,000!!!
That is such a thoughtful thank-you gift! Have a great time on the walk!

BethieJ said...

Mara that is GREAT you all raised so much $!!
I LOVE the cookie thank yous! I bet everyone at work loved them too!!
Cant WAIT to see the recipe! :)
Happy 1st day of school to the kiddos!

Michelle Whitlow said...

Cute cookies!!

Rebecca Keppel said...

Congrats on all the money raised and love your cute thank you gifts :)

IamDerby said...

mmmmm cookies and they are packaged so cute! Great idea.

B said...

Oh how yummy! And they lok so cute packaged up like this!

Sue said...

So cute!