Sunday, January 23, 2011
Thursday, January 20, 2011
And then I thought, for the purposes of being totally tongue in cheek, and so y'alls don't think all my taste is in my mouth....I looked for something completely silly to cover in MacTac.
I thought, how funny would it be to cover a cat in woodgrain shelf paper!!! Lucky for catkind, I don't have one.
But then I thought, how about silverware!!!
But DANG! if that didn't turn out cute also!? So I dunno, I think I've come to the same conclusion my dad did. Pretty much ANYthing can be improved with MacTac!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
And here's what I did with it....
More of those photos from this summer at the lake. The challenge beyond the sketch was also to use a heart, the colors red and/or pink, and include some journaling.
Turns out, the title makes it perfect for the song title challenge at Back Porch Memories too!
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Saturday, January 8, 2011
I'd never heard of them before this summer either. My son worked for a graphic design studio in Winnipeg this summer and near the office where he
played around on his computer worked, was a new bakery called Cake-ology. Where they sold Cake Balls. Or Cakettes as they call them. Bakerella calls them cakeballs. And since then I've heard about nothing but cakeballs.
Still, what I heard didn't make me feel like my life would come to a grinding halt if I didn't get one NOW!
Recently I tasted one. And choirs of angels sang to me. And then I understood.
And I came home and began to make cakeballs. And eat cakeballs. There is never a moment when a cakeball is not a good option.
There was some trial and error. Thankfully Mr B is the one with the mixing muscles. But really, they're very simple. Make a cake. Crumble the cake and mix it with whatever kind of icing would go best with the flavor of cake. Roll into balls and freeze. Dip in melted chocolate, adorn the tops and chill. I like to chill with an assortment of flavors. On my patio. In the sun. With a cup of coffee and a trashy novel. Cakeballs elevate trashy novels to classical literature.
Double boilers really are the best way to melt chocolate for coating cakeballs. (This is SERIOUS business.)
Sometimes their imperfections are exactly part of their charm. These ones
are were Eggnog.
German Chocolate with toffee chunks.
We've also made Carrot Spice cakeballs and Chocolate covered strawberry cakeballs. Peppermint chip, peanut butter this-here, and Coconut something or other can't be far behind! So when I picked up my daughter from the airport recently, she had a new iphone ap to show me. It turns your voice into a cartoon voice. This is me telling her what we had scheduled for immediate fun.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Saturday, January 1, 2011
But in the process, it was fun to come across stuff that I meant to use or be inspired by.
Back in the day.
Anyway, this one was still quite relevant and went perfectly with the new challenge up at ScrapFit!! Jan 1!
(Are you in with the rest of us, in looking at both the bathroom scale and the credit card statement in horror? Well sorry, we at ScrapFit can't do much to help with the numbers on the scale...but we can help your bottom line.)
Lol, bottom line. Like on your statements, not in your Calvin Kleins.
The challenge for the first part of this month is to embrace your frugal side. Use scraps. Start with cardstock and go from there. Scrap paper, bits of this and that, use up those old alpha sheets. Make embellies from your scraps. C'mon DAZZLE us!!
I pulled out the scrap paper box and started cutting. Folding papers in half and just free-forming these butterflies!! Then I outlined them with a pale grey brush pen and then a fine line marker, and finished by stitching them in place.
Used up a bunch of alpha stickers while I was at it, and Bob's your Uncle!
When you do this challenge, don't forget to link it up back at the ScrapFit blog to win some lovely prize from our January sponsor BlueMoon Scrapbooking!!