Sunday, July 11, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Sketchapalooza 6 began on Monday the 3rd and I'm so inspired by all the creative layouts that are being posted that I wanted to share an all new sketch with everyone. If you haven't signed up for Sketchapalooza 6 , it isn't too late......we are currently on sketch #2 and it is a work at your own pace class. (Remember in the class you would also get this sketch in a Photoshop layered template.)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
2 pints large strawberries
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
I admit it, I've been in a scrappy funk. One of the best ways for me to get back into scrapping is to take on a challenge. I've made a Scrapbook Recipe Challenge to inspire and jump start your creative juices for the upcoming Feeling Scrappy Sketchapalooza 6! Please post a link to your completed layout or post on the Feeling Scrappy Facebook page.
Here's your Recipe : (Make a layout using the following four products)
1 Cardstock sheet
2 Pattern papers
1 Journal die cuts
3 decorative elements (buttons, flowers, etc.)
1 decorative border (punch, torn edge, etc. Does not have to be used the full width of the layout)
I look forward to seeing your layouts!
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
You have until 5:00PM Eastern to register for Sketchapalooza 6 AND qualify for an opportunity to join Lain Ehmann and her delightful group of LOADsters for the month of May.
Check this post HERE for the details.
Happy Wednesday! What are your plans for the day?
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
1 box Angel Food cake mix
1 20 oz can crushed pineapple in juice
Mix the 2 together by hand (the batter will be a bit frothy) and pour into a 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Enjoy!
*For those on weight watchers: cut into 16 servings and each will be 2 points
Friday, April 9, 2010
If you sign up to join Sketchapalooza 6 before April 15th you have a chance to win a sport in Lain Ehmann's LOAD challenge running the entire month of May!
In turn, if you join LOAD before April 15th you have a chance to win one of two spots in Sketchapalooza 6, running at Feeling Scrappy from May 3rd through May 31st.
Are you interested in completing 31 scrapbook pages done in 31 days?
If you area like me, you have plenty of layouts in various stages of completion and many ideas you want to capture forever. Between the 20 sketches being offered at Sketchapalooza 6 and the motivation provided in both the Feeling Scrappy and LOAD communities, this can be a very productive month of May!
Why don't you have a listen to Lain, she can tell you all about LOAD:
So, print your photos, get your adhesive, organize your supplies and start thinking about getting your pages DONE! Be sure to enter for your chance to win a free spot by APRIL 15th!
I can't wait to see you, in both :)
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
This is a family favorite for an easy festive meal.
2 T. olive oil
2 T lime juice
1/4 t. Tabasco sauce
2 lbs. fresh halibut fillets (I've also used halibut steaks)
1-1/2 cups tomato, diced
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cubed
1/4 cup green onion, thinly sliced
3 T. Canned green chilis, diced
2 T. white wine vinegar
3 T fresh cilantro leaves, minced
1 T. vegetable oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Marinating time 2-4 hours. Preheat oven to broil or prepare grill.
*Combine olive oil, lime juice and Tabasco. Place fish fillets in a non-reactive pan large enough to hold them in one layer. Pour marinade over fish, cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.
*For salsa: combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Stir well. Cover and refrigerate 2 to - 4 hours. Bring to room temperature before serving.
For broiling: Adjust oven rack 4-6 inches from heat.
For Grilling: preheat grill to 375-400 degrees.
Place fish on grill or broiler pan and cook 10 minutes per inch of thickness, or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once. Serve immediately with salsa.
Saturday, April 3, 2010
This week I worked on a project for one of the players/coaches on Cole's hockey team as they are moving away. The dad was one of the coaches and a his son, a fellow defenceman who enjoyed just this one season with the team. We are unable to attend the big "going away" bash for them tonight. What were we to do? A gift was in order, but a bottle of wine didn't seem enough for all of the hours and hours of together over the course of the last 10 months! So, I did what I know how to do:
I made an album!
Lucky for me, as team photographer, I had oodles of shots from which to choose, but because I don't have permission to post their photos, I'll just outline what I put together.
The perfect simple, quick and inexpensive project.
This is how it came together:
Cover Page: Photo of Subject, in this case, pee wee hockey player :)A few notes on the project:
Page 1-2: Team Photo (top) Team Roster (bottom)
Page 3-4: Off Ice Conditioning Photos
Page 5-6: Social Events (in this case summer party and garage sale)
Page 7-8: Season in Review (tournaments, regular season and playdowns with all stats)
Page 9-10: Team Photos with trophies
Page 11-12: Team Photos with trophies
Page 13-14: Lined Card (top): My memories of this season with the Oakville Rangers for player with a photo of player bottom
Page 15-16: Lined Card (bottom): My memories of this season ... for coach with a photo of coach on top
Page 17-18: Lined Card (top): My memories ... for mum with a photo of mum below
Page 19-20: Photos of player
Page 21-22: Photo of player (top) Game, loop and rule details (bottom)
Back Page: Quick personal note to the family from us!
In the case of this album I used a Creative Memories PicFolio. The sleeves are a big bigger than your 4x6 photos, so each had to be mounted on a 4.5x6.5 piece of cardstock. All stats and information was typed onto 4x6 Bazzill white cardstock and also mounted to create consistency.
The colours used were Red, White and Blue which were the colours in the Ranger uniforms. The font used was American Typewriter because it's my current favourite :)
Total supplies used:
- 1 album (you can reduce the cost significantly by using a simple slip-in album you can pick up at the drug store, I just happen to have OODLES of Creative Memories supplies to use up!)
- 1 sheet Bazzill white cardstock
- 8 sheets Bazzill red cardstock (4.5x6.5 is a brutal size!)
- Thickers for title
- 24 Photos (all extras tucked behind mounted photos)
As for the time it took: From choosing the photos (from the over 2500 I took this season!), to getting all of the statistical data on the internet, to printing the photos, defining the sequence, typing, cutting and pasting this project took a total of four hours to complete, start to finish.
What a sense of accomplishment when it was finally done. Not only that, but when I delivered it on Thursday, the look on Marilyn's face - and the tears in her eyes, let me know that it was the perfect gift.
So much better than a bottle of wine!
If for no one else, I encourage you to put this kind of album together for your little athlete! Time goes by so very quickly!
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
- Grease 6 metal muffin cups or 1-cup ovenproof ramekins and line each with 1 slice of ham to create cup.
- Crack egg into each ham cup. Drizzle cream evenly over eggs. Add salt and pepper. Sprinkle with cheese.
- Place muffin sheet on cookie sheet and place in 400*F oven until whites are just set but yolks are still a bit runny. This takes about 12 to 15 minutes depending on your oven.
- Serve and enjoy.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
Congratulations to Lisa Harrower Tauzell! (Please email me at feelingscrappy at yahoo dot com for all the details) Here is the beautiful layout she submitted!
Sunday, March 21, 2010
What does spring mean for you? Lots of flowers in the yard? Baseball gear? Track shoes? Take a few moments to capture your 'spring' photos and create a photo collage or layout. Please share with us by linking through the comments below or on our Feeling Scrappy Facebook Group site.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
My challenge to you: scrapbook a page about someone famous (or should be) and how she has influenced you. Or scrapbook about a woman you admire; or an influential woman you would like to meet. Be sure to journal about why you admire this woman, or why you would like to meet them, or why you think they should be famous!
Here is my layout:
The journaling reads: In my life there was no one more supportive, loving or protective than my father's mother, my Nanny. I was so fortunate to be the recipient of her determination and unwavering commitment to family. She taught me, first hand, that doing right has nothing to do with being in the majority; if you're going to raise your hand you better do your best; and, nothing is more important than the children you raise. I hope to live up to her example. Every day.
And, if you're a sketch collector, like me, here is one you can use to base your own tribute:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Give this a try and let us know the flavor you made in the comments section below!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
So, in the meantime, I don't want to waste this feeling of energy and anticipation! To celebrate the departure of winter, I can do things inside to herald the arrival of sunshine and happiness!
My idea of fun? SPRING CLEANING!
What is your favourite thing to do? Do you like to tackle big projects or start small? I go through my entire house, from top to bottom and make a list of all the big and small projects in every room. It is an overwhelming, but necessary, task. Sometimes, intimidation rears it's ugly head and I find it hard to get motivated so I start with something small. Once that’s done, I always realize it really didn’t take too much time at all and ultimately carry on and get far more accomplished than I expected. It is such a wonderful feeling. Pure bliss.
So, this weekend, in anticipation of Spring, I am going to dedicate some time to cleaning out my bathroom drawers: toss all of the old makeup, expired medications, combine or toss all of the bottles with just a smidge of product on the bottom and give all of my towels a good wash - they're all white, so a good soak in bleach alternative too! I bet (other than the laundry) it will take me less than 15 minutes to get it all done. A quarter hour well spent!
Head over to these sites for great Cleaning and Organizing ideas:
Let us know what you manage to accomplish. I'll be posting my "before" and "after" photos over on the Facebook page. Be sure to check it out on Monday!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
3) Clip your border edge between each repeat of the pattern.
8) Your ready to apply the curving border punched edge to a layout or card.
I hope you give it a try! Please share your projects with us either by posting a link in the comments here or on the Feeling Scrappy Facebook Page!