Friday, April 30, 2010

Another great giveaway!

All Scrapbook Steals is starting their May giveaway... go check it out and post a comment to try to win! So it asked what paper projects you are planning this summer and with which products... my favourite paper has been My Minds Eye (and I discovered this by accident, I came across their blog with a challenge, and went to my stash to see if any of my paper was my mind's eye, and to my surprise a lot of it was). Now to decide what to work on with it... I am trying to use some of these blog challenges to bulk up my scrapbook process, and my card collection for when I need it. But I think the project I want finished first is my mother's memory book for mother's day...

Monday, April 26, 2010

Yummy Cakes...

Check out this great blog I found! She decorates yummy cakes, and they are SOOO CUTE! I was suppose to post one her my favorite one... but I couldn't decide...

I thought this looked cute and springy...

I love this cute bouquet...

I forgot to put up a link... LINK

Friday, April 23, 2010

Spinach Artichoke Dip...

Since this is my creative blog, I figure cooking goes along with that, I made this recipe combining a few different recipes I had made over the years, until I found the one that works best, with all the great flavors.

2 cans artichoke hearts chopped up small (The smaller the better)
1 cup fresh spinach chopped... I have used canned and frozen before bet fresh is the best
1 small can diced green chilies (I have used jalapenos by mistake before and they were yummy if you want it to have a little kick)
A piece of a garlic clove fresh, or about a teaspoon garlic
1 cup mayonnaise (salad dressing is okay, but not as good. I have used fat free and it works great)
1 cup Parmesan cheese (not the grated kraft kind, the fresh grated kind)
1 cup Mozzarella or mix of other Italian cheeses (the original recipe I had called for 2 cups Parmesan, but another called for 2 of mozzarella, I like the mix)

Mix it up really good and put it in a pie pan or small pan. Bake at 400 degrees, for about 20min, or until it starts to get a light brown crisp to the edges.

Eat with tortilla chips, or my favorite is with pita chips...

Enjoy! I will try to update with some other yummy recipes I like on occasion.

MME Challenge #10

Yes I know it is late, and I know I missed the deadline on this challenge. However things have been so crazy busy the last couple of weeks, but when I saw this challenge, I knew exactly what I was going to do. When the end neared I realized I would not finish it and enjoyed a night with friends. However when I got home, I could not sleep, I kept dreaming of this layout (I kid you not, there have been many a night of restless sleep over a layout.) Since I could not get it out of my head, I gave in, got up and made it. So I would love some feed back... although I realize I am NOT eligible for this contest. Thanks for looking...and here is a LINK to see the challenge.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge # 73- Sense and Sensibility.

So when I saw that this week was a Jane Austen I had to participate. I LOVE Jane, for my English classes I have written many papers on her writing, and love every movie... in fact just finished readng a book about Jane Austen.

So my card... It turned out much different than I had anticipated... even used a totally different color and paper. I did picture this stamp set from the beginning though, it was one I had admired but didn't think much of til it was given to me by my sister, and I have used it for several projects since.

I think the picture looks like sisters together in an English country side, perfect for Sense and Sensibility.

I had this great ribbon in mind too, but I liked the simplicity of the button with thread.The words say "Together is the nicest place to be".

Also on the inside I like the picture of the rabbit in just a shadow.

Thanks for checking out my blog... come by anytime!

Stamp set was Stampin' up, teh purple paper was my mind's eye, and I am not sure of the other paper... ones I have had for a while. I used a versamark ink pad with brown chalk and some pearl stuff to add shine...

Here is a link to the site in case you may not have it!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Second page to my layout...

So I finally got around to make the second page to my layout... so here it is!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

April fool's fun...

So I got creative in the kitchen with the help of my hubby... we made mashed potatoes and meatloaf with gravy, and juice and cupcakes for dessert!

(so take a guess as to what all of these really are... if you are a viewer of my other blog no cheating)

Fun Giveaway!!!

So if you haven't already you really need to go comment for a chance to win some way fun scrapbook stuff from All Scrapbook Steals... HERE


So the nieces and my girls had a girls night and made a few bracelets, and a "guy necklace" with some beads we had gotten a little while ago. I think they had fun...