Summer this year has been very busy for me and unfortunately, my scrapbooking got pushed to the side. Hopefully things will start to settle down a little bit now and I can begin working on layouts!!! I was able to spend about an hour in my room yesterday and created this layout. I used a sketch from Boys Rule as inspiration.
I put this layout together this morning, it actually came together rather quickly. This is my niece Bree's kindergarten picture. I like how the layout came out, especially since I was able to use some scraps of patterned paper and embellishments that were sitting on my scrap table left over from another layout (magic mesh, pearls, and a button). I used a sketch from My Scraps & More Sketches
I completed this layout this morning using a color challenge at ScrapMuch?. I tried to use only the colors in the challenge, but other colors kept popping up in my layout. Oh well, at least the page is done and I really like how it turned out (and I didn't use a sketch).
I finished this layout today. I used a sketch as inspiration and really liked the strips of paper behind the photos, so went with that and used it on a 8.5x11 page instead of a 12x12. I really like how it turned out. Very simple. The sketch is from Creative Scrappers for the May sketch challenge.
The WalMart here in town had a 2 pound container of fresh strawberries for $1 and I couldn't pass up a great deal. So, I bought two containers, got home and didn't know what I was going to do with 4 pounds of strawberries.
I searched the internet for recipes and found this one for bread and it turned out really good!!! Hope you enjoy it as well.
Strawberries & Cream Bread
1 3/4cups flour
1/2teaspoon baking powder
1/4teaspoon baking soda
1/2cup butter, softened
1/4cup light brown sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2cup sour cream, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4cups strawberries, fresh & coarsely chopped (do not use frozen)
3/4cup walnuts (optional)
Combine flour, baking powder, baking
soda, salt and cinnamon; set aside.In
small bowl, beat butter until creamy. Gradually add sugar, beat 1 minute or
until light and airy. Add brown sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Beat in
sour cream and vanilla.Stir into flour
mixture only until dry ingredients are moistened.Fold in strawberries and nuts.Pour into a greased 8 x 4 inch loaf pan.Bake at 350°F for 60 to 65 minutes or until
toothpick comes out clean.Let stand 10
minutes in pan.Turn out on rack to cool.
I made these bars for our Pinewood Derby concessions and they were a big hit. Such a big hit that I didn't even get a peice to try. So, I had to make them again. Such a simple recipe with amazing results!!! You will love them.
I found the recipe on pinterest.
1 box yellow cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chocolate chips (you could use M&Ms too)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine all ingredients in large bowl. It will be thick! Pour batter into a greased 9x13 baking dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown.