Tuesday, November 27, 2012

. . . Take TWO Tuesday SALE . . .

Thank you to everyone that made this past Shopping Weekend the BUSIEST in Itsy Bitsy Paper History!  The IBP elves are going to be extremely busy printing, packaging and shipping your orders this holiday season.

As a way to say thank you here is one last chance to save 25% OFF All purchases on Take Two Tuesday!  

Coupon Code: TUESDAY

There will be very limited posts this holiday season due to this being a very busy time of year for my Stationery Business.  I hope you will join in on the  

Sunday, November 25, 2012

. . . Cyber Monday Sale . . .

Coupon Code: CYBERMON

Free Shipping for US CUSTOMERS only
Not valid on previous purchases

Saturday, November 24, 2012

. . . Small Business Saturday Sale . . .

Coupon Code: SATURDAY
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Not valid on previous purchases.  One day only!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

. . . Holiday Cookie Exchange Linky Party . . .

As you all know I do a weekly post called Cookie Time Tuesday and these posts have a very loyal following because everyone loves cookies!  I decided with the holiday season in full swing I would do a Holiday Cookie Exchange Linky Party for ALL of YOU to share your favorite holiday cookie recipes.  I hope you will all enjoy this because I am super excited about all the great recipes that will be shared.  I love learning new recipes and linky parties are great for that!

I hope you will come back often to share your recipes and will help spread the word about this fun Linky Party by adding a link in your post, pinning it, sharing it on Twitter or Facebook etc.

Grab the button and add it to your post!

For this Linky Party:
**Please become a follower of Itsy Bitsy Paper's Blog
**Link Holiday Cookie Recipes or Sweet Treats
**Link back to Itsy Bitsy Paper Blog in your project or recipe post
**Feel free to leave a comment below as well
That is it....Let's Party!
Please spread the word about this fun party!
Tuesday, November 20th through Tuesday, December 25th

Friday, November 16, 2012

. . . Quick and Easy Egg Casserole . . .

With the Thanksgiving Holiday coming up next week I know many of you will be having family and friends staying with you which means you will be thinking of things to feed them.  I know when I have company staying overnight I try to think of a quick but easy breakfast for them to start their day and this casserole is perfect for that!  I actually have made this for several occasions and it's always a hit and so easy too.  I think you will really enjoy this super simple recipe that is sure to please you and the crowd you are serving it to.

Recipe is from Kraft Foods and can be printed HERE
You will need:
6 Slices of white bread, torn into bite sized pieces
**I used good bakery bread but you can really use any bread you have on hand
1 pound bulk sausage, cooked and drained and finely crumbled
1 Cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
6 eggs
2 Cups milk
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

I serve this with mixed fruit and seasoned potatoes


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

. . . Cookie Time Tuesday-Bisquick Holiday Chocolate Chip Cookies . . .

If you remember last week I posted a recipe for Frostbite Oatmeal Cookies that came from Plain Chicken and while I was visiting her blog I saw a recipe for a Bisquick Cookie.  I pinned the recipe and forgot all about it until the other day when I was trying to think of a cookie for this week's post.  

I have a million cookbooks that I barely ever look at thanks to Pinterest and blogland but when I opened the cabinet hoping for some inspiration in one of those cookbooks I saw the yellow Bisquick Cookbook and immediately it made me think of Plain Chicken's blog post for the Bisquick Cookies.  

I looked at the dessert section and saw just how simple the chocolate chip cookie was when made with Bisquick so I figured it was the perfect time to make them and use my new holiday chocolate chips.  They were very addictive!  Soft but still chewy and even a little crunchy on the edges.  These will for sure be made again in our house because they turned out really well and no one seems to be able to resist grabbing one when they walk by the cookie jar (ok, that might just be me...just saying).

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 You will need:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar, packed
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
2 3/4 cups Bisquick baking mix
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (*I used holiday chocolate chips)
1/2 cup nuts, chopped, if desired (optional)

 Chewy! Soft!

 • Gather your ingredients
• I used Holiday Chocolate Chips to make these a little festive
• Cream butter, egg, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy
• Add Bisquick and combine well

 • Add your chocolate chips and your nuts if you are using them and mix well
• Drop by spoonfuls onto a baking sheet and flatten slightly
• Bake at 375 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes.  Enjoy!

 Yummy in the tummy!


Tuesday, November 13, 2012

. . .Holiday Turnaround and Shipping Schedule . . .

The holiday season is upon us and that means Itsy Bitsy Paper is busy (thank you).  I wanted to share some Holiday info with all of you that are thinking about ordering gifts for the holiday season.  Below you will see the schedule for shipping and the turnaround times on your proofs and printing your orders.  I hope you will consider purchasing Itsy Bitsy Paper Stationery for all the special people on your holiday gift list.

www.itsybitsypapershop.com or www.itsybitsypaper.com


. . .The Creative Headquarters Tuesday Blog Hop . . .

I'm so excited to be a Sponsor and Co Host for this Fun Blog Hop!  I hope you will follow along with me and also visit some of these other wonderful bloggers and say hi and follow them.
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It's time for another CHQ Blog Hop!  This experience has been so much fun for us!  We're so grateful to have you back this week!   If this is your first time here, WELCOME!  Take a look around, mingle and make new friends, and stop by and say 'hello' to those you already know!
We have a great sponsor and giveaway!

Joining us as a co-host today is Lindy, from Itsy Bitsy Paper!

Lindy has a fabulous online shop specializing in personalized stationary.  Her shop is full of all sorts of little goodies - from wine tags to lunch box notes!  Itsy Bitsy Paper made notepads for Create.Craft.Love!  (Click here to see!)  She has offered to donate one set of personalized note cards with matching return address!

Example of a personalized notecard from Itsy Bitsy Paper

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Our blog hop has become popular very quickly, and we have decided to take sponsors. What does that mean? It means we will be hosting an awesome giveaway every week, which you, our loyal bloghoppers, will have a chance to win. If you are interested in sponsoring a week by donating an item for giveaway, please feel free to contact either of us, mentioning your idea for a giveaway. List any info (such as websites and contact info) that you feel is important for us to know. Then, in addition to sponsoring, you will also be given the opportunity to co-host, should you desire.

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

. . . Easy Peasy Pecan Pie Bars . . .

I love Pecan Pie and look forward to this time of year because it just seems to go together!  I have been craving it for at least a week or two and decided instead of making an actual pie I'd give a Pecan Pie Bar recipe a try.  Boy, am I glad I tried this one out because it was scrumptious and easy and "pie".  I will for sure be adding this to my go to dessert recipe list.  I love how simple it is to make since the crust is just store bought sugar cookie dough and a little flour.  The filling took two minutes to whip up and then I was done.  The hardest part of this recipe was waiting until it came out of the oven so I could eat it!


 You will need:
1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  ½ c. all purpose flour
3 eggs
¾ c. light corn syrup
¾ c. sugar
    1 tsp. Molasses
¼ tsp. salt
3 c. chopped pecans
**The original recipe called for dark corn syrup and vanilla but I only had light corn syrup on hand so I used the light corn syrup and added molasses in place of the vanilla.

 • Gather your ingredients
• Mix flour and sugar cookie dough until blended
• Press the dough into a lightly greased baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes
• While the crust is baking beat the eggs until fluffy 
• Add remaining ingredients except for the pecans 
• Your mixture will be runny and a light brown color 
• Pull the baked crust out of the oven and get ready to pour your filling over it

 • Pour the liquid filling over the baked crust
• Add your chopped pecans to the mixture and spread evenly
• Bake for an additional 25 to 30 minutes.  Let cool completely then cut into bars.

Pecan Goodness!