Friday, March 12, 2010

A Day at Archivers!

I  actually wasn't really expecting to go to Archivers today, it was kind of a last minute thing.  I was on the waiting list for their Shabby Chic card class, it looked like a few cool techniques, someone cancelled late yesterday and so they called me and off I went! All four were pretty, but this one is my favorite! When it comes to stamping, I can do shabby just fine, chic?  I'm still working on!

 Once I was done with the class, I stayed for another few hours to work on the mini book I'm making.  More on that later!  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Recipe Swap - Quiche Lorriane au Jambon

Or in English, Ham Quiche. If you're a friend of mine you are scratching your head and thinking "what a recipe from M-C?  What is wrong with this picture!" And you're probably laughing too!

So stop that! Right Now!!!  I've been participating in a recipe swap for a while now. I may not like to cook or do it often (pardon the understatement here), but when I do bother to cook, I want it to be and taste good! So here is a recipe that meets both goals! Plus well, it's a swap, I get to scrapbook the recipes!


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My 5 Top Dreams Layout

Today I met my friend Charlene at Archivers for a scrapbooking day!  MY aim was to get my March Challenge completed.  Of course I'm not part of the contest, but it wouldn't do for me not to complete my own challenge, would it?

First let me just say that my biggest dream would be to open the first craft store off planet.  Since the challenge required pictures, I asked my son the graphic artist to create a very quick image based on a very few ideas we threw back and forth!  Here is what we came up with and he drew! You can click on all the pictures to see larger versions.

Next I found the paper to go with it!  All the paper is from Fancy Pants new lines. And came up with this page.

With another 4 dreams to document, I definitely needed to make this a 2 page layout.  Here is page 2:

Dream 2 - to visit Europe and specifically to go back and visit Paris where I lived for close to a year in my teens.

Dream 3 - Cruising, lots of cruising to Europe, Australia, Alaska, Aruba, Martinique, and on and on.

Dream 4 - Going to CHA this summer in Chicago and at least one more time in Anaheim, CA.

Dream 5 - What list is complete without the traditional "A Thin'r Me.

Put the two layouts together and they look like this:

The most important comment for me though is mine at the bottom of the page. Dreams to goals, goals to reality. OK, so it might take a little extra effort to get that first craft store opened, but I must say, for the record, that it would have the largest selection of terra firma paper in the cosmos!

Now don't forget to add your entry to the blog entry about the contest and do post a comment!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

March Contest Prize

If you haven't already, you should seriously consider entering this months craft contest!  The details are here.  The prize, a copy of Tim Holtz Compentium of Curiosity. 

This is such an awesome book, I thought it would be wonderful to put it in the hands of the winner!  Remember, the winner will be randomly drawn from all the people who enter the contest AND post a comment!