Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I've been on a card kick. And making these little paper yo-yo's as I call them. Is majorly addicting. You take 3 sizes of circles, curl the edges add a button with some matching thread and you have a cute little flower embellishment. I think a little inking would be cute on them too.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

We got a little break from the heat this morning, so I decided to open all of the windows and doors and do a little baking. I whipped up Cherry Chip Scones from my new Taste of Home Cookbook. I love this cookbook! Having never made scones before I think they turned out pretty good, and the house smells divine.
Cherry Chip Scones
3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
6 tablespoons cold butter
1 cup vanilla yogurt
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk divided
1 1/3 cups dried cherries
2/3 cup vanilla or white chips
1) In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
2) Combine yogurt and 1/4 cup milk; stir into crumb mixture just until moistened. Knead in cherries and chips.
3)on a greased baking sheet, pat the dough into a 9 inch circle. cut into 8 wedges separate wedges. Brush with the remaining milk.
4) Bake at 400* for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.

Friday, June 22, 2007

This card makes me happy. I had so much fun creating the little hand stitched flowers, the day just melted away. I love when that happens. I love getting in the creative zone only to realize there are kids to be fed and messes to clean 3 hours later.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Gosh it's been a zoo around here the last few weeks. The kids are out of school. Do I need to say more? :) I took some time today to make this little book. I have so many silly, weird, old, bad, and odd pictures of the boys I thought it would be fun to try to put them in a mini album. It's a 6x12 book made from manila file folders, I got the idea from Two Peas Creating Garden. I also made my own printed transparencies with stazon ink because I didn't have and of the cool Hambly Studios ones shown on the tutorial, a girls gotta make due right? The Scenic Route paper is from my June Scraperrie kit. The boys loved the finished book and we all sat around laughing and sharing stories from when they were little. Gotta Love It.