Saturday, November 4, 2023

Christmas Treats for our Pups!

  Time for a new challenge at The Outlawz Anything Goes in a Card-free Zone (formerly known as The Outlawz Paper à la Modeand the Optional theme is Food!  So, I've decided to make some dog treats and then make a Christmas Gift Bag for them!

Here's a video to explain how I made the bag big enough for the yummy treats!

Disclaimer/Alert:  When feeding dogs peanut butter remember #1) Dogs can have peanut allergies!  #2) *Never feed a peanut butter that includes Xylitol!!  For advice on this consult your vet or you might enjoy this article from the AKC.

 Always feed treats in moderation due to salt/sugar intake!  I need to follow that advice for myself!  ;)

Here's the Recipe for the Treats!  

1/2 c *Peanut Butter
2 c flour ~ I used whole wheat
2 large eggs
1/4 cut water (I used about a Tablespoon more!)
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 - 20 minutes.  Store in air tight container up to a week.  These will keep in the freezer until you are ready to thaw!

Material List:
Homemade Dog Treats (Recipe Above)

For the Bag:
Digi Paper: Decosse's Dynamite Doodles Cozy Christmas Scene FREE
"If you'd like a chance to earn this paper, simply link up two Christmas cards to The 12 Months of Christmas anytime between Nov. 1st and Nov. 30th and you will receive it for free." Go to 12 Months of Christmas for requirements/rules.

Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Bazzill Boardwalk Swiss Dot Cardstock
Favorite Findings Le Button and R35 Copic
Adhesives:  ATG, Fabri-Tac, Double Score Tape, Gorilla Glue 
Cricut Design Space: Design and Print Then Cut; Offset
Cricut Access: Tiny Treasure Box (altered ~ see video); Lia's Summer Paper Bows; Font ~ Angel Kisses; tag from shapes
Cricut Standard Mat Cricut Maker

My project is off to the following challenges:  

Crafting from the Heart:  AG (No cards!)
The Holly and The Ivy: AG Christmas
Christmas with the Cuties:  Christmas SOMETHING-That's not a card!
Double Trouble:  Thing 1 ~ SomeThing, AnyThing, EveryThing;  Thing 2 ~Link with Critter Crazy; Thing 3 ~ I have a circular button and Swiss Dots in my paper!
Critter Crazy:  AG with a Featured Critter
Farmquest General Store:  AG Country ~ Every good general store needs some puppy treats for Christmas!  ;)
CD Sunday Plus:  AG using a USB, CD, or Digi (Digi Paper)
Corrosive:  AG
We Love 2 Create:  AG Mixed Media
Time Out:  See inspiration below:  "When we focus on our gratitude, 
the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes on"
Kristin Armstrong
As I read this quote, I was reminded of the great trainers (both horse and dog) who have always talked about human agenda vs animal output during training.  I am currently working with a trainer who emphasizes just this quote.  Be grateful for the animal and tries, then the disappointment won't overtake the time together!

Aloha Friday:  Food and Drink
Inkspirational:  Moodboard  (cut out treats for Christmas!)

Be sure to visit  Anything Goes in a Card-free Zone 
for all the details about the challenge and 
to check out all the creative inspiration from the DT and participants!

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  1. Love the cute gift bag for the homemade doggie treats, and thank you for the recipe.Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts
    Carol DT x

  2. Great looking dog treats I am sure they will enjoy them, thanks for sharing at Christmas with the Cuties this month.

    Pat xx

  3. Sweet break down the quote...truth!! Sweet goodie bag for your treats!! Thanks for playing along with the quote challenge over at Time Out challenges. -Deb Horst, Guest Designer #TOC250

  4. Thanks for delivering these cute puppy treats to the general store for Christmas! Great idea! FQGS will reopen on November 7th so come to farm country again in a couple of days! --Becca

  5. What a great idea, my Bailey would love those, and the dog in the image is sooo cute. I love these!
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Jo x
    CD Sunday Plus Dt

  6. What a great gift for a doggy friend and such a cute presentation bag. Thanks for sharing your doggy creation with us at Critter Crazy challenges, CarolG

  7. What a great project and a lovely recipe for doggie owners. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday Plus DT

  8. What a cute scene and how sweet that you would also share a recipe! Thanks for playing with us at Double Trouble! :)

  9. Such a clever idea to make a doggie bag with peanut butter cookes. what furr-baby wouldn't enjoy that? So cute. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Crazy Critters, Ellibelle's and FarmQuest. You racked up a lot of chances for our random draw on this one.

  10. Cute card and such a great idea, Katrina! I love the image of that adorable puppy wearing a Santa cap. Thank you for sharing the recipe and thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble Challenge #151. -- Melanie R.

  11. A great bag and I love that bow!
    CD Sunday Plus DT.

  12. How very cute and loving that you added a tag too! Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!

  13. Such an adorable gift for any dog... And the owner will definitely appreciate the beautiful gift bag! Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational!