Monday, April 26, 2010

Inspired and Intimidated

Well, I'm here with my weekly post!  lol!  I don't know how the weeks keep getting away from me.  Today I have a scrapbook page to share using a sketch posted on Inspired Crafters.  So, the reason my post is titled  inspired and intimidated....well, you all left such sweet comments on my last scrapbook page.  And I loved reading all of them.  But then I finish a page like this where I feel like something's not quite right, and I get intimidated to post.  Silly, I know.  But that's just me.  But I have been working on this page since my daughter's kindergarten program last week, and just decided it was time to call it finished!

Enjoy your Monday!  My kiddos have started the official countdown until school's out.  And don't worry, I will be back later in the week with some real paper projects.  It's Teacher Appreciation week, and I can't just make them a digital scrapbook page.  Although it's tempting!

Digital Supplies: Designer Digitals

Monday, April 19, 2010


Today I've got a recipe for breadsticks for you. Just a basic simple recipe. I use these for breadsticks, cinnamon sticks, or for pizza crust. Now, I've had the same oven for 6 years. And in my oven these cook perfectly at 450. Several of my friends who have used my recipe say that they get too hard or burn at 450 cooking them the time recommended. All I can say, is they work in my oven.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Celebrating 6

My goal this week, now that the kids are back in school, is to get at least 2 scrapbook pages done. And their laundry. LOL! You can see where my priorities are! I got this page done a while back, and realized I hadn't posted it. One thing about my scrapbooks, is that even if I scrap out of order (which I obviously do), I like the finished layouts to go in albums in chronological order. I spend so much time consumed with it, that I want to rearrange everything and put every page is its proper place. Which I'm trying to let go of. I have so many quirky things about scrapping that can keep me from getting done what I want to. So I'm just trying to scrap away and enjoy the process. And quit worrying about what page should go where. The stories are being told and that's what I really care about. Is there anything that is a road block for you when it comes to scrapping? I love to know what others think. Now, I'm off to do a load of laundry so I can sit down later and scrap. I've fallen behind on the Inspired Crafters challenges, and there are some great ones I am itching to get going on.

All supplies: Designer Digitals

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Heavenly Oatmeal Cookies

Well, we are on spring break here. And Monday and Tuesday brought snow. Monday it was such wet snow, the power was out for a few hours. My husband and I had been watching one of our shows, the kiddos were in bed, and it was pitch black. I didn't sleep very well. I'll just admit I'm afraid of the dark! Today it's finally sunny, but not warm. It's been a strange spring break for sure! I have a recipe card today to share. I love these cookies!

The original recipe called for raisins instead of chocolate chips. Every once in a while I make these with raisins, but usually I go for the chocolate! Enjoy your Wednesday. We're off to play with cousins and then I'm hoping for some craft time later today.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter

I am so excited for Spring and for Easter. Yesterday we woke up to several inches of snow, and it kind of put a damper on my excitement about spring. But today, it is sunny again, and I am hopeful! Today I am sharing the little treats I made for my kiddos' teachers and bus drivers. Laurie had two different Easter projects that I loved, and kind of incorporated both of them. The first she used her glassine bags, and just embossed them to give them a little something extra. I've seen her do this before, and I always mean to remember to try it, but until now never got around to doing it. The second she added cute little eggs to make some fun packaging.

So, for my project I used my new egg die from PTI, and embossed my glassine bags. Overall, a quick and easy project. Other than getting the paper out of the egg die! LOL! I've had coversations with people, and read on forums about how hard it was to get the paper out of the die. Well, my first 12 or 13, they popped right out. I was starting to think all the people must be doing something wrong! Then, I hit a brick wall, and the paper stopped coming out of the die. I still love that cute little egg shape, and it's a fantastic way to use up scraps. But, a bit frustrating at the same time. Enjoy your day!