Sunday, October 25, 2009

Mom and Jack Scrappin'... This is exhausting!

It's still cold here in Denver but the Kershaws have been keeping busy inside. I love it when I can catch up on my scrapbooking projects, and nothing makes that easier than a good snow day. I was able to finish some pages this week and also make Piglet's Halloween cards. As much as I love our Gooseberry Patch Halloween papers, I just felt like the colors were not quite right with the picture I was using. This year Piglet is going to be a lion and the colors in his costume are yellow and brown. I loved the way that the pattern of our 12x12 Pantry Shelf paper looked with the picture, so I decided to go with that one. I used the check portion of the paper as thebackground for my picture and then mounted it on a piece of dark brown cardstock. I used an antique edge scissor to trim the check paper and then finished the edges with a brown chalking. Finally, I added ur note and my cards were complete!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Delicious treats from Creative Cookbookin'!

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Sign up for this blog, and join the weekly challenge! Here's how it works...Each week has a theme - we just participated in the "Favorite Halloween Treat" challenge. You have a week to create your entry. Send them in and every Tuesday they publish the layouts that fellow chefs created. Not only do you have a great opportunity to scrap your recipes, but you are also entered to win a prize!! Stay tuned for more from Creative Cookbooking.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cold = YUM!

Brrr....Denver area residents, you know what I'm talking about!  We had quite the little cold blast come in this weekend.  After living in Texas for most of my life, I am still not used to 23 degree days in early October.  I must say, I have grown very fond of snuggling on the couch with Jack and 2 fur-babies on a snowy and cold day.  It also puts me in the mood for a yummy crock pot stew with rolls.  Stew is something that requires many ingredients and unfortunately a good bit of time.  However, my rolls are fast, EASY and delicious.  They only require 3 ingredients!  Whatever you decide to make to warm up your family this Fall, I highly recommend adding a serving of Easy 1.2.3 rolls, AKA "Fatten you right up" Rolls ;)  

Here is the super-easy recipe!

1 stick melted butter
1 cup sour cream
1 heaping cup self-rising flour

Mix together.  That's it!  Put little globs into greased mini-muffin tins and bake at 400 degrees for about 12 minutes. 

Monday, October 5, 2009

Sweets for my Sweetie!

This week my husband Geoff and I celebrated our four year anniversary! With a new baby and the holidays around the corner, we kept our gift exchange budget to a minimum Personally, I love a great homemade gift and a zero budget challenge! I started digging around in my scrapbook goodies and decided to work with the Chocolate Celebrations collection. This collection really lends itself to weddings, anniversaries and Valentine's Day so I knew I was off to a great start. With the "sweets for my sweetie" theme in mind, I created this goodie tower - and it was easy! Scrapbook paper actually makes wonderful wrapping paper for small boxes, which is what I was working with. All you need to do is wrap the box and lid separately and make sure all of the paper is very well attached so that it does not snag and rip when the lids are removed. To accomplish this I always use spray adhesive rather than a scrapbooking product. Spray adhesive comes in a can, like spray paint, and is applied the same way. I always spray my paper (on a surface you don't mind getting messy - like a piece of cardboard) and then let it sit for one minute. The adhesive will get a little tacky and then it sticks the best. I then used ribbon and my Chocolate Celebrations Appetizing Accents to embellish my boxes. Fill with your sweetie's favorite chocolate treats!