Thursday, June 30, 2011

Project 12 share: June 2010

Have you been following along with Project 12?  What's Project 12?  I blogged about it HERE but in a nutshell it's a easy monthly sketch challenge that will result in a complete “year in review” album at the end of the year. I've been working diligently on mine and have a bunch done but will be sharing them on a monthly basis.  Here is the sketch from the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog...
Happy Scrappin!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's Summer

The first day of summer...the longest day of the year...LOVE IT!  We packed up the league baseball season with a LL runner-up and a AAA champion :)  The AAA'er started summer baseball and we are waiting to hear for the LL'er.  2 more days of school, a few more weeks of baseball...looking forward to this...
With that said, posting here will be sporadic at best.  I will try to post at least once a week but no promises.  Have a wonderful summer...see you in the fall!!!  And if you haven't yet, seats still available for Just Scrappin' Weekend in Westboro.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hello Sunshine

 It's been a busy month here and I really really wanted to scrap.  When I saw the challenge up on the Scrap the Boys blog, I knew the exact picture to scrap and even the papers to use.  The whole thing came together in under an hour and I even have hidden journaling :)

Thursday, June 9, 2011

What's for Dinner?

Hamburgers, french fries and that's it's unofficially summer, the grill has been put to work.  Hamburgers are a quick and easy meal be it veggie burgers, turkey burgers or beef burgers.  It's all good and the boys gobble them up, no complaining about these meals.  We are not big fans of pickles and have always happily left them out until last summer...I had an overabundance of dill and didn't know what to do with them.  The only pickles I like are half sours and when I came across this post/recipe, I just had to try it.  I made a batch and fell in love with them...last week, with dill ready for harvesting, I made the pickles again and shared with the ladies at our Just Scrappin' in Sturbridge crop.  Everyone loved it and wanted the here it is.

Dill Refrigerator Pickles

* 1 small sweet onion (such as Vidalia or Maui), thinly sliced
* 2 pounds medium pickling cucumbers, scrubbed, cut into 1/4-inch-thick rounds {I used 3 regular cukes}
* 1 large bunch dill, coarsely chopped (stems included) {fresh from my garden}
* 1 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds
* 2 teaspoons whole white peppercorns {only had seasoned pepper}
* 1 1/2 cups apple cider vinegar {used half apple cider, half white vinegar}
* 1 cup water
* 1 cup sugar
* 3 tablespoons coarse kosher salt {used coarse sea salt}
* 2 teaspoons dill seeds {didn't have any so left it out}

* Divide sliced onion between three recycled smuckers jelly jars. Pack cucumber slices horizontally in jars. Top each jar with dill.
* Using mortar and pestle or resealable plastic bag and mallet, crush mustard seeds and peppercorns together. Place crushed spices in medium saucepan. Add vinegar, water, sugar, coarse salt, and dill seeds. Bring mixture to boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.
* Ladle mixture evenly over cucumbers. Leave jars uncovered and chill 24 hours in fridge.
* Cover glass pickle jars tightly with lids. Do Ahead: Can be made 1 week ahead.
* Keep refrigerated.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Spotlight: Petaloo's Color Me Crazy Lines

I discovered Petaloo completely by accident and fell head over heels over their Color Me Crazy line.  It was a natural extension when I discovered smooch spritzes and glimmer mists.  These flowers are made of the yummiest papers that just soak up the color sprays.  They come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, varieties and even in bunches.  Petaloo blog has announced...
so I thought I'd share.  The ideas are much more than just spraying the flowers with color.  The Wild Roses are my favorite Color Me Crazy flower and "DT member Lori Gentile has created a beautiful layout using the CMC Wild Roses!!"  Check it out HERE.  I am going to have to give it a shot to make something for teacher gifts,

Monday, June 6, 2011

Just Scrappin' in Sturbridge FALL dates

Jean and I had our last all-day crop on Saturday before taking the summer off.  Fall crop dates have been scheduled for...October 8th, November 12th and December 10th...get them on your calendar :)

Just Scrappin' in Sturbridge is an all day crops running from 9:00am – 9:00pm
at the Hampton Inn in Sturbridge MA
Your $40 includes:
Lunch and dinner, snacks and drinks throughout each day
Plenty of scrapbooking space & use of tools
On-site shopping is available with the latest and greatest scrapbooking products
A welcome gift, door prizes and a GRAND PRIZE drawing
Make n Take - sometimes a project, sometimes a two page layout
Space is limited; you must pay in advance to hold your spot!

And don't forget about our Just Scrappin' WEEKEND in Westboro, Sept 9 - 11.  Go HERE for more details.