Thursday, June 25, 2009

Yummy new Cosmo Cricket

I love Cosmo Cricket and when I got my most recent kit from Backp0rch Memories, I found this wonderful new line! I happened to be participating in the Last Serenity Scrapper Standing contest and had to use this color combo on a layout:
It was a fun challenge and I was so excited when I opened my kit and found the new Early Bird line. Darling stuff. So this is the layout I created using this color combo. I did a double layout.

I loved working with it and want to use more of it later on another layout. I got a fun spinner I need to use. Check out this great new line. It really is adorable. My only regret is not getting more of it ordered.

Beans, beans, and more beans

This weekend we're going to a family reunion and our family is making a burrito bar for the meal we're in charge of. I'm in charge of making refried beans. You have to understand, I've only made beans from a dried form twice in my life and it's just been a pound at a time. With so many people to feed, I need to make 8 pounds of beans. So last night I put them all in a pan and added water to soak them. I covered them and thought it'd all be fine. Well...when I woke up this morning, my son came in and said, "Mom, I think you have a problem with your beans. I sent in the kitchen and found that the beans had really expanded and were about 4 inches higher than my pot (and it's a big pot) with the lid still on top. Totally made me laugh out loud!!! I just wish I had taken a photo. So the lesson I learned today is "when soaking beans, make sure you have plenty of room for them to expand...because they will".

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I finally did it!

Well...I finally succumbed and decided it was time to start a blog. While I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with my blog, of course, the first thought I had was to create one to incorporate my huge love of scrapbooking. So here's my plan: Once a week I'll post a challenge and for each challenge you complete, I'll put your name into a drawing for a RAK from me that will be randomly drawn at the end of the month. The more challenges you complete, the more your name is entered. I hope you'll join me as we start using up our stash of supplies and enjoy the process of creating and preserving memories.