Friday, October 28, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!  Time for another Fabulous Friday challenge at Frosted Designs.  This time around the challenge is "Food/Candy".  I took the liberty of using my favourite drink for this challenge.

New Zealand is the land of coffee.  Ok, maybe I've dubbed it the land of coffee but there seem to be just as many coffe shops as there are sheep!  :)  Which is a great thing if you love coffee.  Well, I happen to not love coffee....not only not love but not even like coffee.  Grabbing a coffee with a friend is very much a social outing here.  I felt socially ackward not having a hot coffee in my hands (and I'm really not a tea drinker either!).  I have found a hot drink that I just love.  Chai latte has become my friend.....yum!

A chai latte is a cinnamon/spicy milky drink.  My husband says its like drinking a Christmas candle.  :)

I hope you'll join us at Frosted Designs for this weeks challenge.  Make sure you link up your project for a change to win a prize and so I can check it out.  
Happy Crafting!  :)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!  This week's Fabulous Friday challenge over at Frosted Designs is a color challenge.  You can find the inspiration photo here.


I used 3 of the 4 colours on my layout.  That purple was a hard one for me!  :)  

Any time Aron falls down, he hops up quick and says "I'm ok!"  And then takes the time to see if he really is.  Cracks me up every time! 

I hope you'll play along with us at Frosted Designs.  Make sure you link up your project for a chance to win a great prize and so I can check them out.
Happy Crafting!  :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous...ABC challenge...

Hi Everyone!!  Its time for the "C" challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  For this challenge, I used Cosmo Cricket's Early Bird collection.  I have always loved this line and well.....have a couple sets of it.  :) So perfect for not only this challenge but for Scrapbookers Anonymous....where we are encouraged to use up our stash!!  :)

This is a chipboard mini album that I used to record my mom teaching my boys how to make my favorite cake.  Its called spice chiffon which is like an angel food cake with spices like cinnamon and nutmeg in it.  Yum!  The boys were quite keen to help my mom make this cake.  I decided it was a perfect opportunity to record this memory.  After the cake was baked, the boys declared it "the world's best cake" so I decided to use that as my title for my album.

I had these wee bottles and thought they would be just the right accent for this book.  They are filled with cinnamon, flour, and sugar.  I used glossy accents to glue the corks on and baker's twine to tie them on.

Each page shows steps to making the cake.  I love having photos of my mom teaching them.  They were so careful to measure everything out just right and do what my mom had to say.  It was fun to see them learning from her.  I love this collection and its "old" time kitchen gadgets.  It just seemed perfect for this memory.

The last page is a picture of my mom's recipe book.  I really wanted to include it with all the smudges of cake batter on it.  Its been around for as long as I can remember.  With my birthday in just a few weeks, my boys and I will be making this cake soon.  And I'll be having thoughts of my mom teaching my boys.

Thanks for stopping by to have a look.  I hope you will dig in your stash for "C" products.  Make sure you upload them to Scrapbookers Anonymous for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.

Happy Crafting!  :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Frosted Designs...

Hello Everyone!  This week's challenge at Frosted Designs is a recipe challenge.  Your project must contain at least 4 of the following.....

1.  The color yellow
2.  Ribbon or Lace
3.  Chipboard
4.  Flowers
5.  Misting or inks
6.  Buttons
7.  Stickers
8.  Rub ons

I was in the middle of a massive clear out/clean up of my scrap room when I came across a notebook in my things.  I really didn't care for the design on the front so I decided to give it a make over.  I started with a sheet of patterned paper and used antique linen distress ink to give it a little more colour.  I used glimmer mist on my doiley and the riboon.  I was drying my ribbon with my heat gun and noticed it bunching up.  What a stroke of luck!  I love the look.  :)  Add in some flowers, buttons, and my title and my notebook was fresh and new.

I hope you'll take the recipe challenge!  Make sure you link up your projects to Frosted Designs for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.  
Happy Crafting!  :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous...

Wow....October already!!!  Its an exciting month for us here in Dunedin.  Not only is it my birthday month, friends visiting from the States, AND we will have our first preview service for the church we are starting here.....which by the way is on the 30th...MY birthday!!  :)  We have been working toward this day for a couple years now....exciting stuff.  Ok.....I get a little excited about this month.  :)

October also means another challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous.  This month's challenge is "die cuts".  This could mean dusting off that die cutting machine....or maybe your's doesn't have dust on it!!!  Or it could be using die cuts made from a manufacturer.  Either works for this challenge.  I used the Cuttlebug for this challenge.  I wanted to keep it fairly simple so I dry brushed a few different colours of paint on my cardstock and then added my photo and embellishments.  Easy peasy.....  :)

I hope you'll pull out your machines or find your die cuts and play along with us.  Make sure you link up your project to Scrapbookers Anonymous for a chance to win a prize and so I can check them out.

Happy Crafting!  :)