Wednesday, October 31, 2007

One just for me...

No assignment, no deadline. Just that a little boy was asleep and a mama had a little time alone!
The subject was inspired by a layout in Simple Scrapbooks a few months ago by Aby Garvey. I thought it was so sweet, that I had to do one myself! Look! I am actually in one of my own scrapbook pages! Amazing, huh? ;-)

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Fresh from my table....

My newest layout using pretty much all products from My Mind's Eye - Bohemia Collection.
And look at that face. If that's not an adorable, happy face, I don't know what is!

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Something to share...

The weather is turning cooler...finally! Fall is my favorite time of year, and it always starts me making things....banana bread, apple crisps and warm drinks. One of my favorite drinks (that I discovered only a few years ago) is Chai Tea. Sure, they sell it at Starbucks, but why pay $3+ for a cup of it when you can make it yourself! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Starbucks. But I did find this killer recipe so I can make up a big batch of mix and have it every morning if I want! Made a couple of these jars up to share with friends too....using my new Papertrey set, of course! Might as well share the recipe here too!
Chai Tea Mix
1 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup powdered non-dairy creamer
1 cup French vanilla flavored powdered non-dairy creamer
2 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 cups unsweetened instant tea
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
In a large bowl, combine milk powder, non-dairy creamer, vanilla flavored creamer, sugar and instant tea. Stir in ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. In a blender or food processor, blend 1 cup at a time, until mixture is the consistency of fine powder.
To serve: Stir 2 heaping tablespoons Chai tea mixture into a mug of hot water.
Bring on the cool weather!
ETA: This recipe is supposed to make 36 servings. Also, I usually go ahead and double the recipe when I am making it so I have plenty to share and some to keep for myself!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Just some quick ones...

Cards, that is. Whipped up a few yesterday that I needed. I am totally digging this Basic Grey paper right now. Who couldn't love these the little trees...huh? Feels so fallish. Loving it!
On another note, just thinking of something Braden said yesterday that I needed to get down before I forgot it. We were coming home from school and he says"Mom, are we gonna have a garage sale soon?"
"Uh, I wasn't planning on it, why?"
"Because I need to sell some stuff"
"Honey, I don't think we have anything to sell right now"
Silence from the back seat for a minute and then...
"I think we need to go out buy something I don't like so I can sell it!"
This kid totally cracks me up sometimes!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

And now, for your crafting pleasure.....

My first 2 design team projects!
And of course, they are for Halloween.
I actually like altering things as much as scrapbooking, so this was fun for me!

Yes, I decoupaged a pumpkin! Well, it's not a real pumpkin...just a foam one I got from Hobby Lobby.
Notice how the sentiment from Spooky Sweets fits perfectly in the empty space of the pattern. Been dying to use this new set so this was my perfect chance! Hopefully more to come soon!


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