Thursday, July 29, 2010!

Hey, you guys. I am a bit stranded here in Utah. My husband decided to go on an "overnight" trip with his brother (he drives semi-trucks), ya...4 days later and he's still gone. And I'm still here and I can't drive home without him.
So....I am so sorry for those of you waiting to hear about the new DT. I haven't made a decision or contacted anyone yet but I do have my list of favorites at home.
Man, I am having major scrapping withdrawals!!! Seriously.
Have a happy Thursday and I hope to be back on soon.

Monday, July 26, 2010


The design team call is now closed -thank you for all of your fabulous entries! I am overwhelmed. I have a ton to look through and I will be contacting the chosen ladies sometime this week.
I also had to go out of town for a few days so this week's sketch will be delayed a day or two. Have a great Monday and I'll be back soon!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer Spinach Salad recipe

I've got a great recipe to share with you today. I'm a woman, it's my duty to share secrets and tips for others to enjoy. Right??

Is this not the most beautiful salad you've ever seen? And it tastes as good as it looks! The dressing is so sweet and tangy and goes just right with the strawberries.

Summer Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Poppy Seed Dressing
2 pkgs baby spinach leaves
1 small red onion. thinly sliced
24 strawberries, halved
1 small pkg pecans

Toss pecans with a tsp butter, 1/4 tsp sugar and 1/8 tsp cinnamon. Bake on a cookie sheet for 5 minutes until toasted- watch closely. Cool.

In a bowl, combine spinach, onion, strawberries and toasted pecans. Toss with Poppy Seed dressing.

Poppy Seed Dressing
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 cup cider vinegar
1 cup olive oil

In a pan combine sugar, mustard, salt and vinegar. Cook until sugar is dissolved. Transfer mixture to a blender and add oil. Mix until it thickens. Add about 1 Tbsp poppy seeds. Refrigerate.


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Treasured Scrapbooking July Sketch

One of my duties as a new DT member at Treasured Scrapbooking is to make a sketch and a LO based on that sketch every month. No trouble there. Here's the one I made:

I used the July kit "Voyage of Wonder" to make this LO.

Hop on over to TS's GALLERY and see all of the DT member's sketches. I know you like sketches!

Have a fantastic day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Sketch 74

Hello scrappy friends! I just got back from a weekend of camping with my family. I am a city girl all the way who married a country boy. The poor guy never gets to go anymore so I have to give in once in a while. A marriage is about compromise, right? We did have lots fun even though is was really, really dirty. At least I took a few great pics for scrapping. :)
Here is this week's sketch:

Sketch 74

Here are some great examples from the DT. I just love them!

Laurel Seabrook
Soakin' Up the Sun

Susan Bourgeois
Too Fast

Pearl Liu

Kylie Symons
All Dolled Up

Monique Liedtke

Lisa Hidy
Sweet Time

Arlene Camacho

Try the sketch and add it to Mr. Linky below for your chance to win a prize from our sponsor Apron Strings.

Reminder: The DT call for The Scrappiest ends on Thursday so get your apps in! Read about all the details HERE.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

So Happy Together

Happy Thursday everybody! The weekend is almost here!
I created this LO and incorporated it to fit in with a few challenges.
First of all, I themed my LO around the song 'So Happy Together' by the Turtles for this week's challenge at Scrap It With A Song. This is one of my favorite new challenge blogs.
I used a sketch from Liz Qualman for this month's sketch challenge at Sweet Peach Crop Shop.

I love the way it turned out and I do love when my girls are getting along. :)
I hope you try the challenges!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Bonus Sketch for Transparent Touches

This month I provided a sketch for the DT at Transparent Touches. They did an amazing job with it!

Try the sketch and add it to Mr. Linky below. This is an extra bonus sketch so participants for this sketch are eligible to win the sponsored prize.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Voyage Of Wonder

Today I want to share with you the beautiful July kit from Treasured Scrapbooking that's up for grabs. Man, it is goergeous with lots of 7Gypsies, Basic Grey, Kaiser Craft and a little Dream Street.

Voyage Of Wonder

Going Places ( I used Sketch 73 as inspiration)



Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch

You can get your kit HERE!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Sketch 73

Well hello scrappy people! Did you all enjoy your weekend? Its Monday and time to head back to the daily grind. :)
I've had an amazing number of talented submissions come in for the new design team -keep 'em coming! You are all fabulous!

Sketch 73

The DT seriously rocked this sketch. Here are their creations:

Susan Bourgeois

Since When

Monique Liedtke
2 Days Old

Lisa Hidy

Pearl Liu
So Tweet

Laurel Seabrook

Kylie Symons
Good Times

Grace Lauer
That Look

Arlene Camacho
Ma's Helpers

Try the sketch and add it to Mr. Linky below. You could be this month's winner, thanks to our fabulous sponsor, Apron Strings!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Design Team Call!

It's that time again!! We're looking for a new group of talented design team members to represent the scrappiest in us all.
This call is for a 6 month term and its open to anyone from anywhere.
Design team members are required to complete at least 3 layouts a month using my sketches.

To apply, please email the following to
1. Send in 2 of your favorite layouts you have created. (does not have to be new)
2. A short paragraph telling me why you would make a great design team member.
3. A link to your online gallery and/or blog.

Please put The Scrappiest DT Call in the subject line.

There is no compensation for this position but this is a great way for you to get some experience and recognition as well as getting some layouts done. (What could be better than doing what you love, right?)

Submissions must be sent to me by July 22, 2010 at midnight. Chosen design team members will be notified shortly after and start their term on August 2, 2010. I can't wait to see your work! Good luck!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sketch 72

Hello scrappy people!! I hope all of you from Canada and the US had a great weekend celebrating your country. We had a wonderful time enjoying the festivities as a family.
Ready for this week's sketch? Great!

Sketch 72

Here are some examples from the amazing DT:

Monique Liedtke
My Sweet Boys

Lisa Hidy
Katie Bug

Grace Lauer
Hang Man

Pearl Liu

Laurel Seabrook

Kylie Symons

Try the sketch and you could win a prize from our sponsor, Apron Strings. Woot woot! Just add your creation using the sketch to Mr. Linky below before the end of the month. Good luck and I can't wait to see them!

Have a great day!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Isn't it DeLovely?

QueenScraps is now offering a large kit each month along with the original weekly kits. For July we have this Cosmo Cricket DeLovely kit up for sale for $19.99. Fabulous!!!

I had the opportunity to play with this kit and I adore it! It is so fun and bright and easy to create beautiful pages with. Here's what I created:

It's A Small World Afterall

Sittin' Pretty

It's All Good (sketch 71)

Let The Magic Begin

I used a sketch from my scrappy friend, Susan Stringfellow for this one. Love the big Mickey in the background.

The Happiest Place

You can go get yours HERE!

Have a scrap-happy day!