It's the 15th!

You know what that means! Well, besides being tax day... LOL It's new challenge day in the kitchen! And speaking of the kitchen, exciting news!

Kitchen Keepsake is cookbooking at its finest! Come and find your creative culinary muse!

The designers have cooked up some fun challenges, games, and prizes!

All challenges will be posted on Friday, April 29th and will be due on May 4th.

We hope you'll join us in the kitchen and get those creative juices flowing!


Whew, I thought I was broken for awhile there. No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't create anything. Photos didn't inspire me. I tried sketches, lifting, even my old standby of trying a new technique didn't work. But then voila! Not sure exactly what happened, but the stars aligned or something and I seem to have gotten it back! WaHOOOO!!!

Laura challenged us to create a funny food foible in honor of April Fools Day. That reminded me of this layout I did several years ago in my Creative Memories Days, thus the corner triangles. LOL

I updated it using Little Yellow Bicycle. I recycled a tag that one of my girls had from a new shirt, it says POOF, which I thought was perfect for this story. :-D

For this one, I tried making my own zipper flower. I dunno, I'm not wild about it, but neither did I want to pitch it. Shrug. The photos aren't great either, they were taken with my iPhone. The story is sweet though. :-)

Thanks for visiting! Hopefully, I'll have more to show you soon. At the very least, I'm amused with my May calendar, which is coming up in a couple of weeks. YIKES! May already! Hope to see you in the kitchen! :-)


Happy April!

No joke, it is!

See those poofy clouds at the top? I'm very amused with them. I dusted off my big red Sizzix machine and punched a couple of clouds from a Christmas card that I had received a few years ago. It was in the shape of a polar bear and wearing a white coat of fuzz and a red scarf. I most definitely didn't have this in mind when I saved it, but I like them! :-D

New techniques have been inspiring me lately. On this next layout, see the green flower? I made it using mulberry paper by wetting a Q-Tip, making circles of various sizes and tearing them, being careful to leave the edges frayed. Important note: They must be fastened with a brad, gluing the circles didn't work. :-P And see that pretty little white crocheted flower? Amy surprised me with a few of these and now the hoarding begins! LOL I will use them sparingly, as I am not as talented as she to replace these in my stash. Thanks Amy!

Lets see, what else... OH, here's one that isn't quite finished. Still needs the journaling, but this cat CRACKS.ME.UP. She's an indoor/outdoor cat, but apparently she prefers stalking squirrels from INSIDE the house. Thanks to my friend Stace for helping with the title. I'd link her up, but she hasn't updated her blog since last year. LOL

Cutting that "frond" was a pain in my patooty, but the flower is something I will try again using double sided paper next time. You can see the technique on the Fiskars site.

There's a new challenge up at Kitchen Keepsake! I LOVE DT member Laura's sense of humor. Lest you thought all things cooking were serious... Come over and check out her April Fools challenge! :-D

Thanks for stopping by! Until next time, happy crafting! :-)