Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you and yours a happy day! :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Crustless Quiche

This is a yummy and easy meal you can eat for breakfast or dinner! (We usually eat it for dinner.)

Crustless Quiche
3 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk (I use skim)
1/2 cup biscuit/baking mix
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 cup cooked ham or bacon, chopped up
1 cup shredded cheese
1-2 diced green onions

In a mixing bowl, combine the first four ingredients and beat on low speed until well blended.
Pour about half of the mixture into a greased pie pan.
Sprinkle the rest of the ingredients on top and then pour the rest of the mixture over it.
Carefully transfer it to the oven (it will be very full) and bake uncovered for 45 minutes or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand a few minutes before serving. We like to top it with sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Page About You by You

So often we forget to scrap pages about us - a page about you by you.....I know I used to forget all about pages of me - I was so focused on everyone else.. I am getting better - remembering to leave a little bit about me - my story for my children and their children to come.

Topics might include:
What I am thankful for
What I dream about
My Bucket List
My Favorites
A fun childhood memory
Me today (and do a page each year - because of course things change.

So today here are a few examples to get you thinking of ways to scrapbook you.

Jayne's Layout:

Stacey L's Layout:

My Layout:

Hope you enjoyed! If you want to share layouts about you please leave a comment here with a link to your layout!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tips for using sketches

We are in the last week of Sketchapalooza and I have been working with a lot of sketches lately. I love sketches because they are a great starting point and inspiration for my pages.

Maybe you already use and love sketches as much as I do. But maybe they scare you. Or maybe you feel limited by them. If this describes you, (and even if it doesn't) here are a few tips for working with sketches.

1. Use a sketch as a starting point and don't feel bound to it.
2. Use the elements as inspiration...feel free to pick and choose only some parts of the sketch to use. Don't be afraid to make changes. Take away papers, elements, etc. or even add some.
3. If there is a flower or other object on the sketch, it is generally representative of any embellishment so be creative!
4. Turn or flip the sketch to fit your photos better.
5. Don't feel like you have to use the exact number of photos on the sketch. I actually rarely use the number called for. I use the photo "areas" as a guide and use the number of photos I have to scrap.
*Finally, have fun with it and scrap away! It's totally fine if the end result doesn't even resemble the sketch. The most important thing is that you are documenting important memories.

I hope you try some of these tips on the next sketch you use! Check out my post from last Friday for a new sketch to inspire you. :)

Happy scrapping!! And I hope to see you in Feeling Scrappy's next Sketchapalooza!

Monday, November 16, 2009

November Featured Srapbooker

This month, I would like to introduce you to Angela Huckins. We have gotten to know her through several Feeling Scrappy classes - it has been great seeing her work and fun getting to know her better. (Wait until you read about her families Thanksgiving tradition!! YUM!)

How and when did you first start scrapbooking?
I was visiting a neighbor in June of 2004, who showed me her CM albums. I told her that would be nothing I'd have time to do. After some thought and online browsing, I decided to give it a try. Of course, I couldn't start with the basics...needed all those CM tools too!

What is the most important aspect to scrapbooking to you?
The important aspect for me is telling the story. I try to stay current so that those stories can have all the details that do tend to get forgotten.

What are your favorite pages to work on?
My favorite pages are about everyday life. I love all the antics the kids do!

What if anything do you find hard to scrap?
I find my wedding and honeymoon album hard to tackle. It has been over 14 yrs and I'm not sure how I want to start.

What kind of camera do you use? Do you love it or hate it?
I have a Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Lumix and I love it! It has a 10x zoom and it captures pictures fast. I love that it is very portable and small.

What do you enjoy most about scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking is my time! Relax, re-live, and create! I love the hands on creating with paper, ink, tools, name it. I also love to swap, still very addicting for me.

Tell us a little about your family.
I've been with my DH for 17 yrs and married for 14 yrs. We have 4 kids: Kyle 11, Shawn 9, Jacob 6, and Emily 4. I have been able to stay at home with them, which has been great. My DHs parents have a farm just around the corner from us. At the farm we raise our own beef and pork, also we have a large garden there. We were able to sell a lot of produce this year. At home we have a hen house with 30 birds and sell our eggs. My DHs family gets together every Saturday night for 'bean night'. My MIL bakes beans and fixes supper. The ever-expanding family gathers and any birthdays that week are celebrated that night. We also have an 8 month old yellow/fox red lab whose name is Todd.

One Huckins family tradition is on Thanksgiving. PIES! Everyone looks forward to this day each year. Not just a couple of pies, but sometimes as many as 92 if not more! The more pies the better. The variety varies a lot! Yes, this is a day of eating. The following day is 'pie breakfast' where all the extended family and friends come, usually bringing more pies. The most pies that I have made was 19 (6 pumpkin, 4 apple, 3 frozen peanut butter, 2 custard, 2 apple/blueberry crumb, and 2 chocolate pudding). Just thought I'd share :)

Tell us about the things outside of scrapbooking that you enjoy.
I use to quilt a lot before scrapbooking. Currently I'm crocheting the kids some hats. I enjoy reading historical romances, listening to country music, making arts&crafts with the kids, volunteering in the schools for crafts once a month in 1st & 3rd grade, and enjoying the outdoors.
Tell us something about yourself that your Feeling Scrappy friends do not know.
I'm not sure, sharing layouts tell a lot about my life. I'm rather a quite/shy person. Being a SAHM keeps me home, so I don't really get out much. I don't have any local scrapbook friends, so I ventured online to meet some. Creating and sharing my work, then reading the comments is wonderful! My only commenters are my immediate family who don't scrap. My life is basically a simple country life, with many home-bound adventures :)
Here are a few of Angela favorite layouts:

Friday, November 13, 2009

A new sketch!

I created a new sketch to get your creative juices flowing today...hope you like it!

Here's a month summary page I created using the sketch.

Here's a super adorable page Stacey C. created using the sketch.

We'd love to see any pages that you create with this sketch so I hope you will share in the comments. Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Russian Tea

This is one of our favorite cold weather treats. It is a perfect mix for gift giving and it is so easy to make.

1 18 oz. jar of Tang
6 oz. instant lemonade mix
1/2 c. instant tea
1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together and store in an air tight container. To serve mix 2 - 3 spoons to a cup of hot water. Stir and drink. Yummy!!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


November is here and that means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This is the month to be mindful of how blessed we are - to be reminded of all that we have to be thankful for.
Here are a few really cool projects you can do this month to be mindful of your blessings.

Thankful Wreaths

Thankful Tree

Thankful Turkey

Thankful Necklaces

If you and your family decide to do one of these projects please post a picture on your blog and share the links with us here.

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Thankful :)

November is here and with it the start of the holiday season! Today we are sharing a few layouts about being thankful. Hope they inspire you to make one of your own this month!

Thankful by Stacey Lokovic:

Give Thanks by Jayne Jones:
Happy Friday!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Altered tin

Gather your supplies:

Apply a really heavy duty adhesive liberally to your tin:

Now attach your paper:

Add a trim and some embellishments if you would like:

Now trim out with ribbon and grommets and add a ribbon handle:

There you have it - a quick afternoon project - a perfect package for gift giving. Next Monday I will provide the perfect recipe to add to your altered tin.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This smells as wonderful as it tastes! Such a yummy fall treat-I hope you'll enjoy this quick bread as much as we do.

1/2 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup boiling water
2 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs, beaten
Mix all ingredients together. Pour into a greased and floured 9 x 5 loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until done.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sugar High Anyone?

Did you have a fun Halloween? Do you have more candy then you and your family could or should ever eat? Here are a few places with some great suggestions for what to do with all that candy! (After you eat some of course!)

Parenthood - what to do with all that candy

CD Kitchen - leftover candy recipes

SquidBoo - more leftover candy recipes