Friday, February 28, 2014

Long Past Over Due!

I sorta let my scrapbooking/cardmaking fall to the side due to LIFE. But I am finally back! lol!
Now my first share is just a card but hey it is a start! Thanks to Sketch-N-Scrap I had a great sketch to start me off! Make sure to visit Sketch-N-Scrap to check out the sketch!

Now on to some layouts! Gotta keep the mojo going!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

a few favorite recipes!

These recipes were taken from a group of McCalls soft covered recipes books that were weekly grocery store giveaways when I was a teen! I collected them for my hope chest! My mom got a set for me and a set for her. Over the years my set has begun to fall apart so I thought if I saved it here on my blog I would have some of my favorites for ever! OH and my children can get to them this way also! Also going to pin them on pintrest from here! LOL! if you stumble on them on my blog, trust me they are the best!!!

old fashion Apple Pie

Pastry for 2 crust pie        6 cups thinly sliced pared
1 cup sugar                    cooking apples (2 lbs)
1 teaspoon cinnamon           2 tablespoons butter or
4 tablespoons flour        margarine
dash salt

1. on lightly floured surface, roll out half of pastry into an 11 inch circle. Use to line 9 inch pie plate, trim. Refigerate with rest of pastry, until ready to use.

2. Preheat oven to 425f

3. In small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, flour, and salt, mixing well

4. Add to apples in large bowl, tossing lightly to combine.

5.  Turn into pastry-lined pie plate, mounding high in center. dot with butter

6.  Roll out remaining pastry into an 11 inch circle.  Make several slits near center for steam vents. adjust over filling, trim.

7.  Fold edge of top crust under bottom crust: press together with fingertips. Crimp edge decoratively.

8. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or untle apples are tender and crust is golden-brown.

9. Cool partially on wire rack. Serve warm.


Macaroni and Cheese Casserole (Baked, this is my families absolute fav Mac and cheese ever)

2 1/2 cups uncooked         Dash pepper
elbow macaroni              2 1/4 cups milk
1 1/2 tablespoons salt    

Sauce                       2 cups grated sharp
1/4 cup butter              cheddar cheese
or margarine              
1/4 cup all purpose         3 Tablespoons butter or
flour                       margerine, melted
1 teaspoon salt    1/2 cup packaged dry
1/2 teaspoon dry            bread crumbs
mustard

1. prehaeat oven to 375
2. in large kettle, bring 4 quarts water to boiling.  Add

macaroni and salt, boil rapidly, uncovered and stirring

occasionally, 10 minutes or untill tender. Drain
3. Meanwhile, make sauce.  Melt butter in 2- quart saucepan;

remove from heat. Stir in flour, salt, mustard, and pepper

untlil smooth.
4. Gradually add  milk, bring to boiling, over medium heat,

stirring constantly.
5. In 2 quart casserole, layer half of macaroni with 3/4 cup

of cheese; repeat
6.Pour sauce over top; sprinkle with the rest of cheese.
7. Toss butter with breadcrumbs. sprinkle over top.  Bake

uncovered for 30 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Let's do the Hop!

 Welcome to the Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop! We are so excited to have you here today! For this blog hop we are featuring the Ten Things Team from Practical Scrappers and members from the Design Team at Paper Secrets. Our topic for this hop is a fun, trendy one that will definitely catch your attention: wood! We have a collection of wood goodies from Paper Secrets to give away and you can get all the details on that below, but first here's the list for the hop!

BLOG HOP LIST
Practical Scrappers
Charity Hotrum
Lisa Moen 
Jessica Arrant
Kristi Biesel 
Stephanie U
Patty Selah 
Karen Sessions
Kelly Holfield 
Wendy Coffman
Deborah Johnson
Krissy Clark 
Rochelle Spears
Kerri Yarus 
Lee-Anne Thornton
Leslii Wagner
Kelli Fortier
Kim Ryden 
Kenya Guard
Sue Kithcart 
Brenda Ragsdale
Charissa Miller 
Christine Meyer 
Sarah Clark

Kelly Jean Guzlas
Paper Secrets 


If you want a chance to win the grab bag from Paper Secrets you can do any or all of the following:
1) Be a follower here at Practical Scrappers
2) Be a follower at the Paper Secrets Blog
3) Like our Practical Scrappers Facebook Page
4) Like the Paper Secrets Facebook Page
5) Leave us a comment here telling us which of those you did :)
here is a picture of the grab bag!


So I used a cute little wood veneer birdy on my example. I used some mist to give him a bit of color! 
here is my layout!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

What's New

What's new? The sketch that is up on the Paper Secrets Blog!!! A new sketch means another chance to win a gift certificate to the Paper Secrets Store! Head over to the Paper Secrets Blog to check out the sketch challenge!
Here is my layout following the sketch challenge!
The handsome young man is my grandson Britton!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Photography

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So I decided I want to learn more about photography and so I took a class from a local photographer and I have been spending lots of time on the internet trying to learn more about photoshop also.

I am truly hoping I can see a difference as I look at future photos and compare them to some of the photos from the past!

One thing I learned about was movement and capturing a photo without the blur of movement!

So I was very excited when I went the next day to my grandson's ball games and caught 2 of my all time favorites of them playing ball.


I am still busy learning and downloading free brushes, textures and actions.  I am considering some purchases also of some actions and other photoshop goodies! So much to learn so little time!!

The only thing I am trying to be careful about though is that I don't get so busy learning that I don't find time for SCRAPBOOKING!


Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Time to check in again with Paper Secrets!

Today is the 1st and so once again it is time for another great sketch over on Paper Secrets Blog!

I really enjoyed this sketch! So many possiblities! So here is my creation!

I really loved using 
                                       Echo Park All About A Boy - 12x12 Collection

                                              You can find the collection at the Paper Secrets Store!

Head over to the blog to check the challenge and to the store to check the paper collection!
Do the challenge and take a chance at a gift certificate to the store!

Monday, April 15, 2013

APRIL 15th Paper Secrets Challenge!

Want to win some scrapbooking supplies! You even get to pick out the supplies!!! Yes that is right!
The April 15th Paper Secrets Challenge is up! Do the challenge and get a chance to win a gift certificate to spend at the Paper Secrets Store!!!
Here is my layout for the challenge!
Dylan is such a monkey! It was not easy getting his photo Easter Sunday!

So head over to the Paper Secrets Blog and see the challenge and all of the Design Teams examples!