Tuesday, June 18, 2013

How to make a page kit

Page kits are just a way to put together a bit of this and a bit of that and know it will work together, which also makes it possible to work more quickly at a crop because you’ve already made those decisions of what to scrap and with what supplies.

I start off with what pictures I plan on using and add things from there.

 I look for pattern paper I want to use or an idea of what I want the layout to look like. In this case I started with paper.
 I then found a page (map, template, photo from a magazine) layout I wanted to use.
 Using the page map as a guide I gathered embellishments, ink and ribbon.
 I then put everything into a 2 gallon plastic bag. The whole process for me took maybe 5 minutes. And now I will not be hunting through my crop bag looking for an embellishment. I know exactly where to start. I would recommend making about 10 to 15 of these if you are a fast scrapbooker maybe more. You may or may not get through them all but they already to go for the next crop.

 Here are a few websites to get page layout ideas from:

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Contest LO

I made this LO using a sketch from Carrie On Crafts. Carrie always has great Lo's to take inspiration from so make sure you stop by often to check them out.....

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Last Weekend

I am posting again in the same week!!! Can you believe it? So Last weekend our little family took a jaunt to a roadside museum, called Applegate Trail Interpretive Center. During the summer Kyler and I went to Coos Bay and on the way home Kyler needed to use a restroom. We were only 16 miles from home but when you gotta go you gotta go. We stopped in Sunny Valley to use the restroom facilities and I saw a for  the Applegate Trail Interpretive Center. I told Kyler that we should check it out sometime.

Here is there website:

We were all very impressed by how well done the place was for being off the beaten path in a small little town like Sunny Valley. Kyler was free and Dan and I were 6.00 dollars each. They had a ton of displays and a 3 screen movie room with a movie that was filmed on the property. We really enjoyed ourselves.

We also walked down to the covered bridge at nearby Grave Creek. Grave Creek was named after Martha Leland Crowley, 16 years old died of typhoid fever during an 1846 encampment and was buried 150 feet north of the creek.

It was a fun little 2 hour excursion. And Kyler got to pick out 2 rocks from the gift shop and the tour guide gave him a buffalo nickle what could be more exciting to a 7 year old boy?!?

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

One more thing.....

Tonight for dinner we are having my most favorite Pot Roast. I love LOVE love this recipe the only thing I change is that I use canned diced tomatoes instead of plum because I always have canned on hand:


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 (4-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped onion
  • 2 cups low-salt beef broth
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup chopped plum tomato
  • 1 1/4 pounds small red potatoes
  • 1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Chopped fresh parsley (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 300°.
  • Heat olive oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Sprinkle roast with salt and pepper. Add roast to pan, browning on all sides (about 8 minutes). Remove from pan. Add onion to pan; sauté 8 minutes or until browned. Return roast to pan. Combine broth, ketchup, and Worcestershire; pour over roast. Add tomato; bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and bake at 300° for 2 1/2 hours or until tender. Add potatoes and carrots; cover and bake an additional 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in lemon juice. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

Long time....

I know, I know, I know but I just can't seem to blog these days. Today however I am home with no little boy or darling husband around and I just feel like posting some of my layouts from the past year that I haven't shared.

I know I have made more but (like my blog) I haven't scanned all of them. Maybe I'll have more for you in another 6 month! :)

Thursday, April 07, 2011

Yes I Made it! and a giveaway!

I made it on the design team at Sketches 2 Scrapbook... More about that soon. But since I am feeling pretty lucky these days. I am going to try for this giveaway at Mel's for some fun chipboard check it out.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Its difficult..

 To keep up with this blog and facebook. And now that I have Elements 9 I can post photos right to facebook well that just makes it too easy to forget you little bloggy blog. Here are a few pictures from the month of December. We had a busy month with the holidays and photo shoots and a new baby great niece Emma.

I will try to be a better blogger but really I am not sure if that will happen...