8.23.2008

My Day...

Well, Sean was off with the Wallaston Youth Group today at Water Country, so I had the whole day to myself. It started off a bit shaky, as I lacked any motivation whatsoever, but I did end up getting a couple of things done.

First off, I created this awesome layout! Yes, I know I said my own layout is awesome, but I am seriously proud of it...it is one of my favorites ever at the moments, so I am going to celebrate it! LOL!

Wonderful Will took the photo for me and I was so excited that it turned out so cute because I have ALWAYS wanted a photo of us from the back! I just love it! I really wanted a great layout because I didn't want to "waste" such a great picture and the page came out exactly how I wanted it to, so that made me super happy!

Home is where YOU are

Then, I did a challenge that was posted by Julie over at All Moments Remembered. I can't say that this is one of my best ever, but I do really like it and I was thrilled to pull out some of my Close To My Heart papers and stamps because now I can SO use this layout as a sample or even do it in a workshop because it is rather simple to put together! Oh, yes....I AM a CTMH consultant, so if you are interested in anything let me know! I can answer questions, too...actually...I'm really good at that! LOL! I am SO excited about the new catalog that comes out on Sept. 1st. More about that later....

Maggie & Me

And then I worked on a mini album about Maggie and Thatcher that I will share when I finish it.

And finally, I made cupcakes! I have been drooling over all the fantastic "cupcake porn" (Their name...not mine! LOL!) on all kinds of blogs, so I just HAD to make a batch myself. Nothing fancy and I totally used a mix, but I did add a bit of raspberry jam between the layers of batter to make them special. The frosting mix that came with the kit wasn't great, so I tried to sweeten it up a little and I added a bit of almond extract, but I'm still not thrilled with it. I'm not huge frosting fan, but this seems REALLY buttery...like it might be good on steak! LOL! No...actually that would be gross....it has a hint of white chocolate so I'm thinking maybe that is the problem. I don't know. I did pull out my punches and make a cute stencil with my scalloped circle and my medium heart punch and sifted some cocoa powder over the frosting, so hopefully that will sweeten things up a bit...then I drizzled the raspberry topping that came with the kit on top, too....I hope they are good. I only had one and it was prior to the cocoa and topping and I can't have another one because of those darn POINTS! LOL!

Anyway...that was my Saturday! I hope yours was great!

6 comments:

  1. LOVE it!!! Thanks for playin'!!
    GREAT stuff!!

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  2. Jingle, I am loving your blog!!!!
    I left you something on my blog!
    limesncoconut.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh I love these!! That first picture is so sweet :) Did you save me a cupcake? :)

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  4. Love the LOs!! How were the cupcakes??

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  5. I really love that LO too, and the second one is great as well. There's something about a pretty cupcake that makes you want to make one- there must be, because I made a batch the other day, too! All these cupcake-obsessed scrappers are effecting me. lol!

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  6. Very cute layouts! I love the large heart!

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