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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Meade Girls' Cookie and Gift Exchange 2010

This year, 14 of my stamping friends, The Meade Girls, decided to get together for a cookie and gift exchange. Dawn Marie had us all over to her house today for the festivities and I do believe that we all had a great time!!!!

Gloria wasn't able to be there in person (sending healing thoughts, Gloria!!), but she was there in spirit! We were glad that Gloria's daughter and fellow Meade Girl, Theresa, was able to attend in her place and bring her "mom" with her!

Wow, look at all those cookies!! I thought the table would bow in the middle from all the weight!

So many cookies, they wouldn't all fit on the table! It was so fun to see how differently everyone packaged their cookies!

Not only did we do a cookie exchange where we all got 1/2 dozen of each other's cookies, but we also made recipe cards for our cookie recipe to swap. Here is the one that I made:

The pages are 6 x 6", which doesn't leave alot of room to decorate, so mine is pretty simple. I used SU's Pretty in Pink, Buckaroo Blue, and Very Vanilla cardstocks. The cookie-making patterned paper is from The Paper Studio. The stamp set that I chose to use is Sew Pretty by Gina K. I stamped the larger lady with the apron using SU's Bashful Blue ink directly over the recipe. The sentiment "What's Cooking?" is also from that set.

Now, take a look at the fabulous recipe cards that the other Meade Girls made...
Chocolate Pepper Cookies (out of pocket) by Dawnmarie

Chocolate Pepper Cookies (in pocket) by Dawnmarie

Raspberry Jam Drop Cookies by Michelle D.

Fast & Fancy Macaroons by Cindy

Fiesta Fudge Cookies by Rhonda

3-Minute No-Bake Cookies ("Reindeer Poop") by Amanda

Basic Rolled Sugar Cookies by Paula L.

Butterscotch Cookies by Paula R.

Peppermint Meringue Kisses by Jeaneen

Sand Bars by Jane (and Sara!)
Pecan Meltaways by Gloria

Ribbon Cookies by Rose

Snickerdoodles by Kathi

Apple-Raisin Cookies by Jen

I had such a fabulous time and I sure hope that we can do this again!! It was alot of work but it was WELL worth it!!!


  1. You all did a wonderful job! Love the recipes & the recipe cards created. I love cookie swaps & it looks like you had a great time! TFS- big hugs~

  2. What fun! I love all the packaging for the cookies and what a great idea to swap the recipes like that!

  3. How absolutely fun!! Looks like you girls had a great time and thassalotta cookies!! LOL! I love all the different "takes' on the recipe cards and each one is so divine - TFS!

  4. Oh my goodness, I am STARVING for some sweet treats now! Looks like you all had a great time and I just love all of the recipe pages. Each one is so creative and fun and they all sound delicious! :)

  5. Wow, I haven't had breakfast yet, but your cookies are making me hungry for sweets. I think you had one of the best swaps I have ever seen. The recipe cards are so cute. TFS

  6. I love the idea of packaging them and also creating a layout/with the recipes - everyone virtually takes home a scrapbook full of recipes - how cool! thanks for sharing!

  7. Love the group photo! TFS

  8. Mary, still waiting on my cookies - or did you eat them all!??! : )

  9. OMG, looks like you girls had a lot of FUN!!!!
    Mary, thank you soooo much for sharing all these recipes (I'm so going to try them out) - thank you! thank you!!!

  10. Wow- looks lie a great day and love all of the recipe pages you swapped! Lucky you!

  11. looks like a fun event. I do one with some women from our church, but the group is smaller. It's great, isn't it?

  12. Wow looks like you had a fun day.

    Umm... I think I just put weight on reading those recipes LOL

  13. Wow, looks like a fun time Mary! Beautiful cards, too. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!


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