Saturday, July 20, 2013

What a face! layout

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.


my layout

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Strawberry Lemonade Layer Cake

I found this recipe on Pinterest and thought it looked good.  And I was not disappointed!!!  The cake was very tasty!!!!

  • One box of strawberry cake mix (plus oil, water and eggs as directed on box)
  • 8oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened to room temp.)
  • 1 packet (0.23oz.) of Kool-Aid Lemonade
  • Yellow food coloring gel (as desired for color)
  • 2cups Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip Topping
  • Fresh strawberries to garnish.
  • Make cake according to box and bake in 2- 9 inch round cake pans as directed.  Turn finished cakes over on cake racks and allow to cool completely.
  • Cream together cream cheese, lemonade and yellow food coloring until smooth.
  • Mix marshmallow creme in and then mix in Cool Whip until completely smooth.  Refrigerate until cake is cooled and cut.
  • Cut each cake layer in half.
  • Alternating layers of cake with layers of filling, assemble cake.  End with layer of filling.
  • Top with sliced strawberries.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Elliott one year old layout

Here is my layout for today.  I really liked how this one turned out.  I love mixing different patterned paper together!!!   I even made my own file folder.  I used a sketch from The Memory Nest

Here's the sketch

Here's my layout

Thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Bree layout

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

Here's the sketch

Here's my layout
Thanks for looking

Monday, May 20, 2013

Mason birth layout

Here is the layout I finished up this morning.  It is of my nephew's birth, who was born 8 weeks early.  He was soooo tiny!!!

I used a sketch for the layout.  The sketch is only a one page layout, and I used the sketch as inspiration and produced a two page layout.  The sketch is from ScrapMuch?

Here's the sketch

And here is my layout
thanks for looking

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Army layout

A very simple and quick layout for today. Sorry that there is a bit of glare on a couple of the circle chipboards at the bottom.   I used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints

Here's the sketch

Here's my layout

thanks for looking!!!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Swimming layout

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).

Here is the color challenge

Here is my layout
Thanks for looking!!!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Parade layout

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.

Here's the sketch

Here's my layout

Thanks for looking!!!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Mason layout

I completed two challenges with this layout of my nephew Mason.  First was a sketch challenge at  My Scraps & More Sketches and the second was a tic-tac-toe challenge at S.W.A.T

Here's the sketch

Here's the tic-tac-toe (I used the first column)

And finally, here is my layout
Thanks for looking!!!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Elliott layout

Another layout done with the inspiration of a sketch from ScrapMuch?.  Here is their link and the sketch...

And here's my layout

 Thanks for looking

Friday, May 3, 2013

Strawberries & Cream Bread

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 3/4 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar            
2 eggs, room temperature
1/2 cup sour cream, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups strawberries, fresh & coarsely chopped (do not use frozen)
3/4 cup 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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Landon layout

My layout today was inspired by a sketch at

Here is my layout of my newest nephew Landon.

Monday, April 29, 2013

Birthday layout

And I decided to do a quick layout this morning before I start cleaning the house!!!  Used a sketch again from

Here's the sketch

Here's my layout

thanks for looking!!! Now to clean my house

Stephanie layout

I completed another layout this weekend.  I, again, used a sketch as inspiration (sketch is from

Here's the sketch

And here's my layout

thanks for looking!!!  (sorry that it is a bit out of focus)

Friday, April 26, 2013

Birthday Buddies layout

With this layout, I completed two challenges. First challenge was to use a sketch from Creative Scrappers ( and the second challenge was to use 5 patterned papers on the same layout from Boys Rule (

Here was the sketch

Here is my layout
thanks for looking!!!

Cake Mix Cookie Bars

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
2 eggs
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.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Home Run layout

I hope everyone is having a fanastic day.  I have decided to participate in a sketch challenge at

Below is the sketch they provided for inspiration

Here is the layout I created using the sketch

Thanks for looking