This month is my month to be the Guest designer over at Jillibean Soup! Wanted to share a couple of the fun creations I made using their AWESOME product:
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
(credit goes to Harris Sisters GirlTalk)
Southwest Pasta Salad
16 oz. rotini pasta
2/3 cups Ranch dressing
2 15 oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 15 oz. can whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp dried red pepper flakes
salt and pepper to taste
- Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and rinse in cold water.
- Place in a large mixing bowl. Mix with Ranch dressing, beans, corn, tomatoes, cheese, and spices.
- Chill salad in refrigerator until ready to serve.
I tweeted it a bit to our taste...
Monday, November 17, 2014
I had the challenge from Scrapbook Circle this month to be inspired by a page I previously made! This is the page that I chose to work with:
I LOVED this layout--it literally came together in 15 minutes--the 15 minutes RIGHT before dinner.... my photos were already matted on the white paper (I usually do this with my pictures when they come in, so when I go to scrap them they are READY to go!) If you notice there was NO sewing on this page-I REALLY wanted to but had no time...
okay now my second take on this page: Yep, the same kid first day of school pictures one serious one silly.... this time I had time to do the sewing and even add a bit of drops of mist. This layout took about double the time but I LOVE each layout for what they turned out to be.
(for my second layout I used the Little Moments kit)
Thanks SO MUCH for your visit--I REALLY appreciate it!
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Friday, November 14, 2014
I wanted to share with you my take on this FANTASTIC sketch by the talented Diana Fisher for Scrapbook Circle:
here is my take:
Fun little tip. I used the digi cuts included in the Little Moments kit, and repeated them just using the outline, cut them with my silhouette, and matted them on the colorful sheets of paper included in the kit. *LOVED how it all came together--especially the GOLD!
Thanks SO much for the visit go check out the BLOG to see all the details and for a chance to win a prize!
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Today I wanted to talk about the wonderful Amy Tan chipboard pieces included in the Little Moments kit by Scrapbook Circle:
This is just one of them but they are SO cute! I thought it went perfect with this picture of my brothers and I on our road trip to California earlier this year:
closeup of the title:
What was funny is we were trying to take a great picture, this girl walks up and says would you like me to take it for you. NORMALLY people don't know how to use a DSLR camera. I handed it to her she looks at it and says, "OH, I just upgraded from this camera!" and she proceeds to get all the settings just right and snaps this picture! Seriously--LOVED that moment and sweet little blessing of the day!
I'm off and running--thanks SO much for the visit today!
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Thursday, November 6, 2014
oh how this silly dog loves to play ball. We actually have to hide them from her because she will bug you if you don't play with her. It is getting a little difficult to throw it to far--she can't really see or hear but she STILL loves to play ball:
little close up of the title sticker area:
what I liked about this layout:
*I was able to use 7 different stickers on this layout (from the Little Moments kit by Scrapbook Circle)
*I used these pictures. I actually had printed these out for Christmas Grandma brag books but didn't ever use them. I looked through my stash of pictures and decided to cut them down from 3 x 4 to 2 1/2" square to work.
*I was INSPIRED by the talented Sasha Farina--she seriously IS amazing! And yes--I get STUCK just starring at my supplies and pictures wondering what in the world I am going to do with them!
*I like that this layout feels "clean" but it still includes layering and sewing.
Thanks SO much for the visit today!
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
This photo was taken 3 years ago--CRAZY how time has flown and how this picture could include a FEW more people (other than the ones that couldn't be there that day!)
closeup of the title work, a mix of stickers and cuts from my Silhouette machine:
what I love about this layout:
* the layering.
* the fact that I was able to use a mix of the FANTASTIC papers included in the On this Day kit.
*the journaling title combo--love how that came together.
*the fact I used a piece of card stock in a color I normally wouldn't use for a background...(thanks Silhouette!)