Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Sat night Chat

I will be hosting a chat at on Saturday night (the 29th) at 7:30 PST

I hope you can join us, if you aren't a registered user of the site, do it a day or so in advance, since I think you need to get a password and all set up.

see you there!!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Stained Glass Cookies

We made stained glass cookies last night. Davi brought home a cookbook from the school library and I thought these would be perfect for Christmas.
Make a batch of sugar cookies and roll out. cut a large star and a small star. Put the large star with the hollow middle on one tray and the small star from the center on another tray- the smaller stars cook a bit faster.
The large star cookies for the stained glass must be cooked on parchment paper. Place on parchement paper and add a candy in the middle.
Bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. wait a bit before trying to move the cookies, let the melted candy center cool and harden first.
Very fun cookies for Christmas, and yummy too.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Happy Winter

Frozen pine needles in ice
Hallie & Davi's friends
Sisters for every season
Mistletoe in the tree

Enjoying the snow

Mt Laguna

We took advantage of our winter weather and headed about 25 miles east and up the road. It rained a bit overnight and I took a chance there would be snow. We live at about 1200 ft elevation, but if you go east, you also travel up to about 6000 ft elevation. We packed up the sleds and a picnic lunch and food for the blue jays and squirrels. There wasn't much snow, but the girls had enough to sled in and just play in the cool winter air. wow, it smelled so nice up there, like pine :) there were icicles hanging from the small Sycamore trees, and clumps of green mistletoe in stark contrast to the bare branches of the deciduous trees. It was nice and sunny so it felt warm in the sun, but it was about 42 degrees in the shade. It is such a treat for my Southern California girls. What a perfect way to get in the Christmas spirit, and enjoy God's natural beauty.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Santa Email

Here is a link for your kids to email Santa- its very cute.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Yummy Cake!

This is one of my favorite projects that I have done lately. For Scrapfest I designed a class that puts 8 little triangle boxes together to form a "cake" - I was inspired to go with pink and black (I am in a pink and black phase) theme and use these boxes for the girls next birthday party. We have already ordered decorations and party favors 6 months ahead. we are having a "pink poodle in Paris" party, its the big thing right now. all the party stores are carrying plates, napkins, etc. that have pink poodles on them.

I will have these kits on etsy in a couple of days, but I would love it if you came to Scrapfest Jan 19th & 20th to take the class.

the class or kit will include 8 die cut boxes, pattern paper and all the embellishments, instructions and everything to make the flag toppers.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Ribbon Flowers

Made some yummy ribbon flowers for my pages the other night - and made some extras for etsy ( ) just wanted to share. The photo reminds me of moon jelly fish.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Win some frosting!!

win this frosting jewels by leaving a comment on the Scrapbook Lifestyle blog. just go to, and under the video there is a "leave a comment" button- click there and it will take you to the blog. there is a posting for this prize at the top post, leave a comment there and YOU may just win these yummy jewels!!!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007


PRIZES!!! hey if you visit the Scrapbook Lifestyle Blog and leave a comment by Dec. 8th, 10 pm PST you can win one of these recorders for your next layout. they retail for about $15 so this is a nice little prize. You have to be a registered user to be able to win, anyone can leave a comment, but if you aren't registered, they cant contact you to let you know if you win :)

Sunday, December 02, 2007

Scrapfest San Diego

ok, I am confirmed to teach my photography class once each day - the 19th & the 20th, the recipe rolodex class, a birthday reminder rolodex class and one more...still tossing around ideas, so if you have suggestions - let me know here!!! I appreciate any and all suggestions!