It is my pleasure to bring to you a blog site full of ideas, projects and techniques. Please take your time to go through it. You are more than welcome to use my ideas for your own personal use. I do ask that you do not use my ideas for submissions to contests, publications or to sell. I would love to see any ideas of mine created by you. I will be more than pleased to display them here on my blog. Please be aware that some of my acrylic books have been copyrighted and cannot be copied.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Very colorful and inviting.  Jump in - take a look!

Pages 2 & 3
A cute flower frame is all set to hold a photo of the birthday girl.  Pull up the hat and it is a tag.  You can have a pic on each side.  Change it out when you want to.  

Page 4 & 5
Lots of gifts and a wooden little girl carrying a handful.  Page 5 is a waterfall page.  Each page lifts up for journaling and photos.  

So easy to make and it holds gobs of photos!

Pages 6 & 7

Page 6
A mirror of page 5.  Cute!

Page 7
Pull tags and booklets to open and add photos.  Lots of space.

Tags and booklet.

Back of book with a large booklet to add even more photos and journaling.

Back of book.

Happy Birthday
To You!
A beautiful 8x8 acrylic birthday book.  This book will hold lots of photos of the party and the birthday person.  It is a delightful way to show the pictures of a special day and a special birthday person.  In this book I have mixed the acrylic pages with wooden accents.  Each page also has a colorful yellow dotted ribbon on the left edge of the page.  
Take your time to look at the book and feel free to try one for yourself.  You will not be disappointed.  
Remember try something new today and happy scrappin'.

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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Summer CanCan
This summer I had the pleasure of teaching my youngest daughter, Kristeen how to can.  We not only worked hard, we had fun together.  We are both concerned with giving our families the best of fruits and vegetables with no sugar and no preservatives.  We are going all organic and natural.  Canning is the way to do it.
The vegetables we bought from the Amish farmers at a very low price.  The rest was up to us.

The recipe for homemade spaghetti sauce was my mothers'.  Just 1 bushel of medium tomatoes go a long way and the taste is exquisite.  I have always missed those times of canning with mom and now I can teach my daughters to can and pass on my knowledge to them.  I know someday they will in turn pass it on again.

Thanks for checking in and happy scrappin'.  Remember to try something new today.

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

It's Canning Time

As many of you know I was in Florida last week canning fruit and vegetables with my daughter, Kristeen.  Here is the 'fruits' of our labor.  The temp outside was into the 100's and the temp inside was well into the 80's.  Needless to say we were hot, sweaty and by night very tired.

The first thing we tackled were all the tomatoes.  What you see above is mine.  Kris had 10 more quarts.  So total we got 20 quarts from 4 bushels of tomatoes we bought from the Amish for 8.00 per box.  Fabulous!!

Our 2nd project was the corn.  We purchased 2 overflowing bushels of fresh corn on the cob from the Amish at 15.00 per bushel.  We harvested 21 quarts from the 2 bushels.  Can you believe it!!!!!

Our final project was 2 bushels of fresh peaches.  We made our own simple syrup from fruit pectin.  No sugar.  We each got  15 quarts per bushel.  So we ended up canning 30 quarts of peaches.  
We had fun working together.  
Our next plan is to both try our hand at applesauce.  Remember our food has no preservatives or sugar.  We have gone completely natural and we are healthier for it!
Today I am making my spaghetti sauce.  I got 2 bushels more of tomatoes and I just finished putting it in the roaster to cook down and I will can it later today.  Bill is out shucking all the corn.  We are going to freeze our corn.  We cut it off the cobs and I put 2 cups in bags for the freezer.  
Well, folks, I think that is enough for today.  Whew, I am tired already, but a good and satisfying tired.  Tomorrow is church and I will be glad for the day of rest.
Have a great weekend, and I will be scrapping all these photos and sharing.
Remember, try something new today and happy scrappin'.
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