"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.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

All Hallows Eve Menu & Digital Freebie

In my hunt for the perfect seasonal dishes for this years "All Hallows Eve" Dinner.
I put together a menu that reflects the bounty and spirit of the season for me .

You may download this Free Digital Halloween Menu Border I created if you would like.

In a png format with no background.
bat credit - Halloween Border Font

Doesn't this salad look tasty !
By clicking on the links you will be directed to the recipe.

"Spinach & Pumpkin Salad" image credit from Sunset /my recipes.com

Spiderweb Brie En Croute image credit and Recipe by Britta "Web Mistress of the Dark".

"Boil & Bubble Soup" image from Sunset/ my recipes.com

"Butter Beer" a traditional Hogsmeade -Style recipe image & recipe credit /Britta "Web Mistress of the Dark". WITH alcohol WITHOUT alcohol .

"Stuffed Pumpkin" image credit Southern Living /my recipes.com

"Eerie Eyeballs" credit & recipe Bretta "Web Mistress of the Dark"

The eyeballs add the perfect touch of Ghoulish atmosphere to the celebration !
Britta has posted a video in 2 parts to help guide us along in the making of these Eerie Eyeballs.
video 1
video 2
You will find some Spooktacular Halloween recipes by Britta that will add the perfect touch to any Halloween Gathering.
Britta is also the Author of "Eerie Elegance" a reference book and guide for planning the perfect Halloween Party !
Thank you Britta for permission in posting your images and recipes !
Hope you are all enjoying this changing of the Season.
Thanks for stopping by my world : )

Friday, September 25, 2009

Are you Ready ?

For Halloween that is !

Thought I would share some creative ideas and links I have come across, in the spirit of this coming Halloween.
Look for more creative links now throughout the coming celebration.

If your hosting a party this year,
how about some lovely free Vintage Halloween Party Invitations !

Courtesy of "Living Locurto"

Love the idea that she started with a free Vintage Music Sheet Graphic found on the Graphics Fairy Blog to create these Spooky yet elegant invitations.

I recommend you check out the wonderful free vintage Graphics that are hosted on the Graphics Fairy!
A host of treasures for those Heritage Scrapbook Layouts you may have in mind to create.

EHAG , an amazing collection of Professional Eclectic Halloween Artists who's creations reflect the spirit of Halloween.

Have fun and happy haunted Crafting ; )

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Recipe and Crop Challenges

Ever have one of those weeks where it blends right into the next?
That's how it has been going for me.
Chasing myself all over the place : )

A little late posting last weeks "Recipe Card Challenge" ....but, better late than never!
The recipe challenge,
a recipe for a Sack lunch.
My take on this challenge is Snack Mix. Yum ...Yum ...don't leave home without it !
This weeks Challenge has been posted, if you would like to give it a go.

Okay, so you know that the Sisterhood of Scrap hosted a weekend Crop , the theme "Back to School".
You still have plenty of time to get some of those photos Scrapped and posted .
Here are a couple that I have finished so far.
Need to get in gear and see if I can get started on another today!

Without giving to many details on the challenges ( You'll just have to stop by and see for yourself all the Great Challenges posted).

This first layout is a Reduce Challenge ....My Great Grandmother.

This one is a Title Challenge.
My 2 Grand Daughters...singing the Lolly pop song.

Back to the drawing board for me....working on a Halloween project next...for Creatively- Green.

Thanks for stopping by : ) .

Friday, September 18, 2009

Back to School Crop

The Sisters are having a Crop this weekend !

If your looking for some inspiration , fun and games ...check out the Sisterhood of Scrap Forum, they would love for you to join them.

The theme for this Crop is back to school and the 6R's ! Reading, 'Riting 'Rithmetic, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

You can find more details about the crop here.

thanks for stopping by ...enjoy your weekend : )

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back to the Basics

One of the challenges for September hosted by Creatively- Green is "Back to the Basics".

The challenge is to use 80% Card stock on your layout...no Patterned Papers and no more than 20% of any other embellishment than card stock.

It felt great to sit down with limited supplies to create a layout.

It brought back memories of the days when I had very few scrapbook products and no knowledge of the Scrapbook communities and products that are available online.

Whatever would I embellish with !!! I guess my imagination would just have to figure it out.

This is the end result...pretty flowers that grow in my garden..my 2 Grand daughters.

For the first time in years ...I was able to celebrate my Birthday this year with all my children , their wives and my 2 Grand daughters.
ahhhhhh.....the memories....isn't that what it's all about : )

Thanks for stopping by and hope you have a nice day :)

Oh yes !!! Halloween is almost upon us...are you ready ???

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Backyard Gathering

Recipe Card Challenge for this week... a Backyard Gathering.

BBQ Ribs ! Fall ...the perfect time for grilled ribs!

For this recipe you may boil your ribs the day before your gathering.
Brush ribs with your favorite BBQ Sauce and wrap in foil, envelope style .
Refrigerate over night
Adjust the seasonings in your water ,to suit your families taste...don't forget to add the BBQ to the water !
I love this ribbon, it was a donation to my supplies a few years back from my Mother's dear friend up North.
Thanks Marie :)...love when you clean house !
have a nice day : )

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Going Green for Halloween

Fall is here...maybe not on the calendar...but defiantly in the air.
Which means, for those who join in, the spirit of Halloween will soon be upon us.

A fun little green project to try
Using an empty cookie tin.

a tree branch, scrap pieces of card stock and some fishing line.

Some paint, favorite Halloween stamps, Distress stickles, bling and of course some Mod Podge to seal.

and you have a fun little Halloween Decoration !
For those crafters who are leaning toward incorporating your toss outs in to your projects.

There is a new store online called Creatively Green where you are able to locate Eco friendly craft products for your Scrapbook pages and projects.
Creatively Green also hosts a Message Board, where you will find inspiration to help in your efforts to craft green.
Stop by and check out their blog and find some great tips and projects.

Take care and thanks for stopping by : )

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Elegant Dinner Party Recipe

A recipe that you would serve at an elegant dinner party.

One of my favorites, Stuffed Shrimp!

Very easy recipe to put together , and would go wonderful along side your favorite cut of beef.
I recommend, that you stop by the Recipe Card Challenge Blog and check out the wonderful recipes that have been contributed by the Design team.
A dinner fit for a King !
Bon appetit !!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Shadowbox of Treasures

A shadow box created in memory of my father. A few small momentous that my Father treasured.
His compass that his father gave to him when he was young , to help him find his way home when he was out hunting.

Trap lines and Trails signed by the Author the year 1940.
My father went to this book many times in his life.

His auctioneer gavel.
In the summer time when the fur house was closed for the season he would strip down and refurbish antiques and auctioneer at the local auction house.

His duck call he would use when hunting.

And last but not least ,his photo is backed with Patterned Paper of Stamps his favorite hobby and side line business.

Nothing fancy just some small treasures.

Thanks for looking and stopping by my World :)