Monday, August 23, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Vicki inspired me to Scrapbook again

Wow, I can't believe that I won the Stars for Sara kit. Thank you Vicki. Vicki also encouraged me to post my pages. Big problem, I haven't made many layouts yet. I think I only have about 6 pages so I have to get to work . . .hahaha. It's a huge learning curve for me so here goes.

My latest page is from the Stars for Sara kit by Vicki.

My first page ever was made with Mel's Little Monster kit. Natalie and I had just made quilts from a Moda collection called "Alien Invasion". Mel had just created this cute kit when Natalie said I should scrapbook about the quilt. So here is my first attempt. Remember this Mel, it has been a journey since then for both of us. I have collected many kits over the past two years but I have not taken the time to scrap anything.

I have watched Mel and Vicki progress in their designing with awe! It has been so fun to follow your journey and also that of Sara and Stacey, also of Scrap That Idea. I really enjoy all of their work. Thanks ladies for being so awesome and inspiring us all to do better.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Crabapple Jelly 2010

Victoria wanted to can some crabapple jelly but where would we get the crabapples. Well Pat Harding offered her crabapples to anyone who would come and pick them so we went. She also lent us her juicer. It is so much easier than the old method of boiling, straining and then waiting for it to drip through the cloth . . .what a mess. We picked and then put them right into the steamer and out came the juice. So wonderful.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Cake Decorating Class

My daughter, Victoria, wanted to learn how to decorate cakes so we are taking a cake decorating class together. We have had the first lesson on tuesday but because of August birthdays we had to make a cake on friday, before the second class. Any way we tried it on our own, a learning experience. I have made many cakes but not by this method so we are learning new things. We baked a French Vanilla cake, froze it for a couple of hours. We iced it with a Buttercream Icing and fresh strawberries and drizzled it with milk chocolate. And voila! Now I guess we should scrap book about our cake class . . . but tomorrow is our second class so there is more to come.

Mmmm, mmmm, good!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Cute Baby Blankets with Minkie

Ucreate featured these adorable baby quilts on tuesday from Joel & Laurie Dewberry. Have a look and check out the tutorial.