Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You Are My Sunshine........

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine... you make me happy when skies are gray... you never know dear, how much I love you, please don't take my sunshine away.

My mom used to sing this little poem to me when I was younger. Regina at The Cutting Cafe created this absolutely adorable sun shaped card, and of course added the poem to fit the card base or circular... along with a perfect envelope. I had to have it. I had to make one for my mom. She just got out of a short hospital stay. This is sure to bring sunshine her way.

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot - 4th of July

Happy Monday! This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we're ready to celebrate the 4th of July! The firework stands are up and starting to sell, the weather is finally warm... it's time to celebrate! My little guy is ready for the fireworks, the parade, swimming at the beach and his Grandma's birthday as she was born on the 4th too!

I found my image at Clearly Vintage. Cora has several to choose from that are all fabulous. This was 'the one' for me though... singing, play, flurry of fun... it all speaks what the day is for us.

My papers are all from K&Co, cuttlebug A2 Allegro embossing folder... ribbon and lace trim is from my OMG stash my Grandma keeps filled, lol. She is too funny but I love it. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Summer Play Date Fun

We has an alllllllllll day play date with 3 little friends this week. This picture is too cute I have to share it. We were having a popcorn break outside. All the kids had a rocket cup with water. After several attempts to get a good picture with good participation from all of the kids, mind you they are all 5 or 6 years old, they decided they were SO done with CHEESE and did a series of goofy faces. After seeing this group shot I wonder why I tried so hard to get them to comply with my sweet, adorable, smile please moments... This is who they are right now after all! Each made a different, unique to themselves only, face and I love it. Summer fun with good buddies... it doesn't get much better then this!

Monday, June 14, 2010

The Cuttlebug Spot - Layout Challenge

This week at The Cuttlebug Spot we're challenged to make a layout. I have never made a layout before... I take loads of pictures, and print them too, but never get them to paper. I am happy this page came together fairly simply, and the results have me wanting to keep on going with more pages.

I used 2 cuttlebug folders, Herringbone and Explore, adding texture to the wallet sized prints on the right side of the page.
Paper, chipboard, sticker and rub-ons are Basic Grey - Archaic
Stamps are Scrappy Cat - Journaling Blocks and Autumn Leaves - Talking in Circles (boys)
I love the buttons. I added copper wire in the holes, then inked them with brown Staz-On ink to show the different textures on the buttons and dull out the shine a bit.

This picture is hot off the press... Liam and Mike just returned from a fishing date. Liam caught his first Small Mouth Bass from start to finish... hooked, and reeled in without help. He is so excited. After seeing the bow shoot layout he is certain I need to make one with this picture too! He says, "Mom, Is that a "HOT DOG?" (Mike told him "Hot dog, that sure is a big fish!") So... I guess it is a Hot dog! LOL And he let me know he caught it on his ugly stick... which I later learned is the actual name of the fishing pole. I guess I need to up my skills! Little cutie.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Digital Two for Tuesday - Recipe Book

It's been a busy month prepping for this little project... at least in my head... I had so many ideas it is funny and perfect all at the same time to see what I ended up with, lol. Two For Tuesday always has a fine selection of great vintage images for your use. Hop on over there and check out the other 4 recipe projects! They're all great, and we all ended up with something different. So fun. Cora selected many great images for us to use, and has posted them as well with our samples for you to use! We were not limited to the project... just had to use at least 8 of the images and tags.

My recipe book is 7x6 inches with a pocket perfect for a standard sized recipe card, or even a little bigger... I cut the pocket diagonal thinking the little clippings I find along the way can also store and be seen while I try them and make a big card for them. I chose K&Co Amy Butler (Lucky Flowers) paper throughout. No surprise I picked K&Co but this stack in particular really 'hit the spot' for me. I love the bold colors and patterns throughout. I kept the embellishments simple using only small Prima's and stitching throughout, along with the same layout per page. I love 50's styles with the use of ric-rac and stitching for borders. I used a Martha Stewart punch along the left side of each page to bring this touch to each page, along with a bit of folded paper at the bottom. The book is bound with my BIA. Cora's images were easily re-sized with perfect clarity for this project.

My last picture shows a recipe that is too simple and totally delish. It's a must try, and a must keep in your new recipe project! I found the old looking recipe card at Free Printables Online.

Delicious Scones

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2 cups flour
1/3 cup sugar
1 Tlbs baking powder
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips

Mix dry ingredients

Add 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream

Mix. Kneed all together until combined. Press into a 1-inch thick circle. Cut into 1/8's.

Bake 16-18 minutes.

Switch it up substituting the walnuts and chocolate chips! They are great with dried fruit and almonds too. They keep for 3 days. My new fav with my coffee in the morning!

Thank you Cora for the opportunity to join you and the other talented ladies you chose for this project. I am loving the final project.