"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue?
It rather denotes a lack of courage."

~Practical Magic~

Digital Freebie Update

Just to let you know.
The digital freebies found on the right hand sidebar have been updated and now are ready for downloading.

Friday, July 31, 2009

Christmas Dishes in July

Recipe Card Challenge for this week is all about Christmas themed Recipe layouts!
The big meal for the day on Christmas at my house, is Brunch followed by tasty appetizers through the day.
With a traditional Dinner of Italian Dishes on Christmas Eve there is never a want for something to eat.
This leaves the day open for me to enjoy the fellowship of family and friends.

This recipe is prepared the night before and placed in the refrigerator and popped in the oven as soon as my feet hit the floor on Christmas morning.
By the time everyone is waking up the house is filled with the most wonderful smell.

One of my favorite and easy recipes to put together is Sausage & Egg Casserole..fast and easy to prepare.
Also may be adjusted easily for the amount of folks who will be enjoying breakfast with you on Christmas morning.
No fuss no muss ...my kind of cooking and tasty to boot!!
This layout is a digital Hybrid , digital wreath credit "Serenity Blue" Holly Berries Kit.

One of the many appetizers for the day, Easy Peasy Sweet & Sour Meatballs.
You may use frozen Meatballs in a bag, if you would like to cut back on time preparation.I tend to use them as we enjoy homemade meatballs with our Christmas Eve dinner.( for a change of taste)
Just make sure you thaw them first.
I created this recipe card using some leftover elements from a Christmas Card kit I had purchased a few years back.
That's it for today.
If you would like a closer look at the recipes just click on the pictures.
Thanks for stopping by my Craft World and have a Crafty Day :).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Happy Birthday Sophia XXOO

Hard to believe my First Grandchild Sophia is 2 years old today!
Seems like only a short time ago,I was able to welcome her into this world.
Love you, little one and many happy returns!

Sophia bouncing at her party!

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Go Green and Craft Your Trash!

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"Am I a Scrap Addict" is going Green ! !

For the month of August, "Am I a Scrap Addict" will be hosting a month long blog challenge to Go Green and Craft your Trash!!
Each week, there will be new projects, to spark your imagination to craft those items we would normally just toss in the trash without a second thought.

There will be challenges and prizes each week for the Month of August .
At the end of the month, Deanne will be generously sending out to one lucky winner a prize of a Stamping Up Stamp Set.
For more details and check out some of the crazy trash she has on display Deanne will be crafting with.
Visit her on her blog, and join in the fun.

What a great way to cut down on the trash and contribute to help keep Mother Earth Clean.
Not only that you will learn some fun new ways to Craft!!

Hope to see you there!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Spread the Joy !!

Today, I have viewed this video for the second time.

For the joy and happiness that wells up in my heart, I am grateful.

In these troubled times that all peoples and nations are facing, it is hard to find the joy in the simple things.

Thank you Jill & Kevin for sharing and reminding us all that happiness and joy may be found in the most unexpected things.

Thanks to Susan and Deanne for finding and sharing the same !

Spread the JOY !!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tasty Muffin Layout

Second Challenge has been posted on the new Recipe Card Challenge Blog .
My take on the challenge is one of my families favorite Muffins.
They are super moist and tasty muffins, just make sure your Bananas are over ripe!
I also like to add nuts ,raisins & a dash of cinnamon to to this recipe for a change of pace.
Bon appetit !!
Edited ...sorry, I misspelled Raisins in my recipe...oh well not one of my stronger traits : )

Monday, July 20, 2009

Crafty fun and a New Challenge Blog

Lately, it seems to me I begin my posts with it has been some time since my last post!
Summer is still in full force here in my neck of the woods.
So hard to stay inside while the sun is still shining :)

Just wanted to share a couple of projects that I have been into when the sun goes down.

A new Challenge Blog out there called "Recipe Card Challenge" looks like it is going to be alot of fun!
They are now looking to put together a Design Team.
If you are interested, there is still time to submit your work for consideration.
They also have a store if you find you are short on supplies Scrapbook Store at your Door.

With requests from my son's wives for their husbands favorite dishes, I hope this will become a favorite book that feeds the soul as well as the body.

My first Recipe layout is one of my favorite Summer Salads.
A hybrid layout created with digital elements from Scrap Artist.com

Also going to use this in the "Summer use your Stash Challenge" hosted on the "Sisterhood of Scrap Forum"

Next is my Christmas in July project, also hosted on the "Sisterhood of Scrap" Forum .
My project is a Christmas Canvas.

Inspired by a button wreath decoration submitted by Ali MacDonald .
I thought it would be a great way to use up some of those buttons I have had sitting around for awhile.

Well that's it for today , hope you all are having a great summer and lots of Crafty fun !!
Thanks for stopping by my World :) .