Thursday, June 25, 2015

go explore.

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favorites about this layout:
clean lines.
I used rub ons!
I used the acrylic explore from the main June kit from Scrapbook Circle--(I used Ranger Glossy Accents to adhere this)
I remember this day.
I had fun making this page.

Supplies used:
Main June kit from Scrapbook Circle
Add on found HERE
Add on found HERE

Thanks for the visit today!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

smile.

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I was challenged this month to take a second "take" on an older layout that I had made for Scrapbook Circle.  Here is the older layout (January 2014):
And here is my second "take" on it:
 closeups:
 as you can see there are several things I decided to keep, such as the size of the photo, matting, vellum, title on photo, etc...  But I also made a few tweaks here and there to make this new layout it's own--I really am happy with how it turned out.

supplies used:
THIS cut from the Cut Shoppe
main June kit from Scrapbook Circle found HERE
add on found HERE
add on #2 found HERE

Thanks SO much for stopping by!


Monday, June 15, 2015

1st day 5th grade.

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 closeups:
 For this layout I used mists to paint.  I used a foam brush to paint the background brown, and a finer tipped brush for the circles.  A SUPER easy and FUN way to use up your mists in a different way!
The cut for this background can be found in the Cut Shoppe HERE.  For this layout I used the June main kit from Scrapbook Circle found HERE, and add ons HERE, and HERE.

Thank you SO much for your visit!!

Monday, June 8, 2015

she's back--Scrapbook Circle Blog hop!

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This week Scrapbook Circle has teamed up with the Cut Shoppe by Ashley Horton.  I was really excited to be able to work with some of Ashley's cuts--in fact all of my layouts this month has something of Ashley's on them! ;)



Today though I want to focus on this layout:

 there are several different cuts on this layout--the title I made myself, the go is a SBC digital cut found HERE.  But the stars are from Ashley and they can be found HERE.  For this particular image I cut it in half.

This layout focuses on my daughter who suffered a sprained ankle and strained tendon--YES, very painful and A LOT frustrating--she had to sit out for 4 games-two weeks.  Super difficult for someone who LOVES the game of soccer and is used to starting.  She came back in this game and scored 2 goals and had several assists--fun to see her embracing her pent up energy!

Next hop is Rebecca Keppel

Thanks for the visit today--I REALLY appreciate it!

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cinnamon Rolls

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I love cinnamon rolls--I couldn't find the recipe I use online so I looked for a pretty picture of what my cinnamon rolls look like (we always eat them to fast to take a picture!)
I have been using this recipe since I was a teenager-it's from an OLD betty crocker cookbook from the 50's:

Cinnamon Rolls:
1 Tbsp. active dry yeast
1/2 Cup warm water
1 1/2 Cup lukewarm milk (if I don't have cow's milk I have used almond milk)
1/2 Cup Sugar
2 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/2 Cup shortening or butter softened
6 Cup all purpose flour (I like to use bread flour but have used all purpose)

1/2 cup butter or one stick softened (to be used for filling)
brown sugar to taste
cinnamon to taste
nuts (pecans are my favorite but I have used walnuts)

instructions:
In electric mixer dissolve yeast with sugar in warm milk/water.  Let sit for 3 or so minutes until bubbly-stir in salt, eggs, shortening and 2 1/2 cups flour.  Beat until smooth.  Mix in enough flour to make the dough easy to handle.

Place kneaded dough in a greased bowl, cover and let rise in warm place until double--about an hour. (dough is ready if impression remains when touched.)

Punch dough down--roll into a rectangle, spread with softened butter.  Top with brown sugar, cinnamon and desired nuts.  For my brown sugar I like it to really cover my dough--I make it thick enough that you can't see through it.  I then sprinkle on my cinnamon--don't get heavy handed but you want that delicious flavor too!  Roll it up and then cut into slices--they say 15 I honestly never count.  Place slightly apart in a greased baking pan--I like a jelly roll pan (slightly smaller than a cookie pan)  Let rise until double (45 minutes-1hour)  Bake for 25-30 minutes at 375 degree oven.

*my convection microwave is able to do proofing (gives a little heat and air circulation) this helps your dough to rise faster--it tastes the same but you don't have all the waiting around!

Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!!

Monday, June 1, 2015

Just Nick Design Team!

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I'm super excited to announce that I am part of the new Just Nick Design Team:
super excited to be designing with these talented ladies!