Monday, November 30, 2009
My Etsy store has been plugging a long very well and I have been busy filling a few orders! Yeah! Here are a couple of photos of my latest additions to the store. You can click the photos to get more info.
Christmas Tree Skirt!
These have been flying out the door! I have already received orders for three of them.
This is my first stocking. I plan on doing a few more later this week.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
First, let me show off my darling granddaughter sporting the pumpkin knit hat I have in my store. It is great for those fall photo shoots or a day out in the park. Click on the photo to take you to the store.
Second, most of you who know me well, know that I am not a cook. But from time to time, I try to do better and cook a meal or two. Today I have prepared a wonderful crock pot chowder. If you are a fan of Chunky's Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder, then you should try this recipe. I found it on the web here, but I'll repost the recipe for you as well. My only comments about the prep are that you should dice you potatoes pretty small. Mine were not completely done in the six hour time frame. They took another hour to get edible. I used frozen carrots that were sliced instead of diced and they worked fine. It think it would not have crusted on the sides if I had been home to stir it but even the crusty bits were good!
Crock Pot Chicken Chowder Recipe
½ cup chopped carrots
1 cup skim milk
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1/8 teaspoon white pepper
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 potato, peeled and cubed
½ lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1" pieces
2, 15 oz. cans creamed corn
¼ cup dried potato flakes
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients except dried potato flakes and cheese in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until potatoes are tender and chicken thoroughly cooked. Add potato flakes and stir well to combine.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
It's a huge honor for me to be published. Submitting to scrapbooking magazines was one of my "duties" while on the Digital Elite Team at Digital Scrapbook Place. I loved submitting my layouts, but this has been my only acceptance. I don't set out to create a layout for a magazine. I still focus on creating pages for me and my family. For me, scrapbooking is all about preserving memories and sharing my photos. But a little recognition is OK too! Thanks for sharing my joy!
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Monday, June 22, 2009
Besides, photos of sweet Macey, I have also been scrapping a few other things...
BTW, Savannah corrected me - the chorus won first place in their division! I guess I when I saw the red trophy and thought second place. Anyway, we are super proud of them! This layout was also featured as a Memory Makers Idea Page last week on their website.
And a nature layout. I love doing these, especially since Savannah is getting tire of me taking photos of her all the time.
This layout was also featured on Lauren Bavin's blog as one of her "Picks of the Pack." Here's the link to her blog post about it. Mom and dad have another family of bluebirds in the same birdhouse this year. Maybe I'll try to get some more photos next week when I'm there for a few days.
Lastly, I updated my background with freebie blogwear from Suzanne C Walker at DSP. Here's the link if you want to snag it for your own blog. It is free, but you have to be a member at DSP, which is also FREE. Gotta love free! Oh, and there is a link to Nicole's blog for instructions on customizing your blog too...if you need that help!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here's a link to PBS's interactive webpage about Twain's invention!
Scrapping has been great! I have made lots of layouts, some of which I'll post a little later. I was fortunate enough to be selected for the new term of Digital Elite Team as DigitalScrapbookPlace.com. It is so great to be on the team again and I love working with the wondeful designers at DSP!
Gotta run, but I'll be back later to post some layouts!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Thumbs Down … Thumbs Up
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Here's the layout in case you miss it on Memory Makers.
If you like the design, keep your eyes peeled for a freebie template coming soon!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
#26 - Forever
#43 - Watermelon and Fireworks
#73 - Brooks Laughing
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Now getting to the important stuff - the freebie! Yes, this is a mini element kit of 4 elements at 200 dpi. You get a heart frame from chipboard and corrugated paper, a fuzzy yarn heart, a jewel brad and a ribbon with the same brads. They of course coordinate with the paper pack and the word art that I have already upload to this blog. Check the "Layout" link below to find them. I hope you enjoy them and send me a link if you use them and upload them to the web. I would love to show off your work on my blog! And remember, more comments = more freebies!
Box of Chocolates Element Pack
Friday, January 16, 2009
Here is the word art freebies that I promised last week from my Box of Chocolates Mini Kit. I love the candy bar look of the Chocoholic design. "Step Away from the Chocolate" is a phrase that my daughter and I share when we are down to the last Hershey's kiss! I hope you enjoy them and let me know if you use them in a layout. I'd love to get feed back from you! If you like the papers in the preveiw - check out the freebies link. You might get lucky!
Box of Chocolate Word Art Freebie
Password: freebs (sorry I forgot this on the original post)
Monday, January 12, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Credits: Butterflies *N* Blues Groupies Set 2 by Kim Liddiard and Blissful Berry Page Kit also by Kim Liddiard both available at DSP.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Everybody loves a freebie and I’m no exception! I love to get something free, especially free scrapbooking designs. I have been dabbling a bit in digital design and have decided to give a few of my creations away. I hope you enjoy them. For now, all my designs will be at 200 dpi and my backgrounds will be 12x12 inches or 2400x2400 pixels. In the future I may change to 300 dpi. My first freebie is a backpack of 5 background papers centered on my favorite treat – chocolate!!! Come back in a week or so and pick up the word art that goes with these papers. Who knows, maybe I’ll create a few more elements and then you’ll have a whole kit! If you use my papers in a page, send me a link! I’d love to see how you use them.
Here’s a layout I created using my kit.
Friday, January 2, 2009
Here's a new layout to start off 2009 and surprise! It's about me! Click here to go to my gallery on DSP and see the larger version.