Please remember those men and women who keep us free today as you enjoy your holiday
Please join me on Tuesday and link up as I’m launching Tool Tuesday
I’m anxious to be able to see what tools you have in the creative side of your life!
Hi my Pink Saturday friends! I am here again to continue the celebration of Pink Saturday's
Two year Birthday! ( I actually thought it was last Saturday!)
I’m sure we’re going to have a record turnout of Pink Beauties today and I love a pretty Pink Goodie or two, so that’s my vision for this party!
Lovely Clusters is a blog I just recently stumbled upon and OH IT’S PRETTY, but it can be capital T trouble because the goodies link to Etsy beauties you may never have seen before like these…
These goodies were all in the “pink” category there.
Here are the links to the Etsy stores too in no particular order…
Have fun browsing the Etsy shops and you’ll LOVE the blog
Have a beautiful Pink Saturday and please visit my Pink Saturday friend
Hi, Friends! I thought I’d share a couple of the professional photos our family had recently and how I’ve embellished them with my scrapbook creator…
Here’s the entire family…
(Left to right: Husband Michael, Daughter Megan & her baby Madison and husband Oliver, my son Ben, Suzie Button, son Daniel, and daughter Katie)
This family portrait is a rare event around here, we hadn’t had a family photo since Katie was like 3 years old and she’s 21 now! EEK! I always just did the kids alone, always trying to lose weight, blah, blah, well, now I’m heaviest I’ve ever been and I just don’t care anymore, I want a family photo!
Next you’ll recognize my Miss Madison, my first sweet Granddaughter…
Next I found a sweet quote, and I think it really added to the feeling of the picture, don’t you?
Well, I could create on my scrapbook creator software all day, but I must stop now and get to work in my job! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Yes, we’re having a Party Today and you’re invited! We’re tooting our horns and putting on
our special occasion outfits just to celebrate Pink Saturday and our lovely host Beverly
Let’s announce our party to all!
Please invite your friends, and I’m inviting some, well, one of my
FAVORITE party friends!
She’s wearing the ruffles and blowing some bubbles to say welcome!
Attention! Attention! All party friends need to wear a Party Hat!
I’ve strung a garland and I’m preparing the punch…
Well, LOOK, it’s Beverly herself, our lovely host!
And she’s brought flowers! How sweet!
What’s that, you say? Suzie Button, what is on the menu?!
Please let our French waiter seat you, my Pink Saturday friend!
Here is your appetizer…
Yes, please enjoy yourself!
Now onto our main course…
Would you like a side dish also?
After such a sumptuous meal, you might like to stretch your legs a bit…
Maestro! Music, please!
Let’s retire to the gazebo for dessert….
Oh, thank you for noticing my summer decorations!
Yes, I did make them myself!
We’ve hired entertainment for this special event also…
It’s been wonderful having you here!
Madison and I hope you’ll come back soon!
Special Love and Thanks to Free Pretty Things for You for the FREE vintage images!
I’m a fan of digital scrapbooking and seem to go in and out of phases where I’ll create a lot with digital and then I get away from it for a bit.
I was looking for some cool freebies out there, and my goodness are there a LOT of wonderfully talented and generous digital image artists out there!
I created this today in the middle of working my everyday job…
the gorgeous lace background I found for FREE at Wishing on a Starr
and the scrolly detail on the picture at Kelly Jos
Beautiful gorgeous baby picture by Heather C. King Photography
This journey to find digital scrapbooking elements today all began because I found this beautiful blog… A Creative Mint who has amazingly gorgeous photos and drop-dead gorgeous digital frames and this one really caught my eye…
I wanted a digital book like this one for my blogging pictures and so I started googling…
I never found one, does anyone out there have any leads for me?
What are your favorite digital sites?
Oh, well, not quite really at first sight, but DEFINITELY at first Bite!!!
Here’s the recipe….
Peanut Butter w/ Chocolate Glaze Cupcakes
Makes 12 cupcakes
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
6 tbsp (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup smooth peanut butter, room temp
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup milk
For chocolate glaze
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
To make cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350F. Line muffin tin cupcs with paper cupcake liners
Sift flour, baking powder and salt into a medium bowl and set aside
In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the butter, peanut butter and brown sugar until smoothly blended and lightened in color, about 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed during mixing. Mix in egg. Add vanilla and beat for 1 minute or until batter smooth.
On low speed, add the flour mixture in 3 additions and the milk in 2 additions, beginning and ending with the flour mixture and mixing until the flour is incorporated and the batter looks smooth.
Fill each liner with a generous 1/4 cup of batter, to about 1/3 inch below the top of the liner. Bake just until the tops feel firm and are lightly browned and a toothpic inserted in the center comes out clean, about 22 minutes. There will be cracks on the top. Cool cupcakes for 10 minutes in the pan on wire rack.
To make chocolate glaze
In a medium saucepan, heat the cream and butter over low heat until the cream is hot adn the butter has melted. The mixture should form tiny bubbles and measure about 175F on a thermometer; do not let it boil.
Remove the pan from the heat, add the milk chocolate and let it sit in the hot cream for 30 secs to soften. Add the vanilla and whisk the glaze until it is smooth and all the chocolate has melted. (Return the glaze to low heat if necessary to melt the chocolate completely, whisking constantly.) The glaze should be thick enough to hold its shape when spread over the cupcakes. If it is too liquid to spread, let it sit at room temp for 5-15 minutes, depending on the temp of your kitchen.
The recipe is from….
Really, You must try this recipe! It’s double YUMMY!
Hi Friends! I am posting this morning instead of my usual late Friday evening for Pink Saturday
because I had been out late last night to see Little House on the Prairie the Musical here in Dallas
as part of the summer musicals!
It was such fun watching the story unfold of beloved characters from the Little House books that I remember just devouring when I was about 12 years old….
There’s “Ma” in her Pink prairie dress!
in the sweet voice when the wonderful Melissa Gilbert spoke! She has such a distinctive voice
to me that epitomizes who Half Pint was.
Please visit Alaina over at Arbor House Lane also on your
Pink Saturday visits!
Yes, I’m still in just the beginnings of my craftin’ for the Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat coming up in June!
I’m still working on scrapbooking pages for a swap and a little bit of a book to follow suit!
I purchased the CUTEST Cowgirl image on Etsy from Vintage Bella's Shop and used it on the cover of my cowgirl scrapbook….
I then found the cutest cowgirl truck stamp at Stamp Asylum in Plano, TX thanks to some sweet
help from their girls there and I used it as the end of my album, with a little surprise inside the trunk…
It again made it onto a page too….
And just one more page to share today…
integrating them into the overall effect to add some interest to the layout.
Scrappin’ is FUN!
Sometimes beauty isn’t complete when you first find it…
As was the case with this silver lovely I found at
Plus the vintage patina on the silver…
But the inside had no bottom!
T hat’s ok, it’s a great price and I can fix her up….
Plus she’s just perfect to hold the shimmery flowers
I was over at My Desert Cottage signing up for her blog “Where I create” party (You need to sign up too if you haven’t already!) and I was going through her tutorials and found a very easy and fun tutorial to turn a vintage book into a Desk Organizer.
I had a vintage book that I actually picked up in Paris when I went for a girl trip at the flea market…
I began folding all the pages, one by one…
And I scrounged through my images and papers to use and to
create a nice vintage appearance to go along with the book…
And before I knew it I was finished…
A little more stamping on a vintage envelope to start off what it
can hold now for me….