Monday, August 1, 2011

Thinking Cold. (plus need ideas!)

Ok...I enjoy summer, I do, but I'm already ready for it to be over. I don't necessarily long for the snow...but I would be ok with some cooler days. Maybe I'm weird. And maybe that's ok. :)
So, I don't scrap in order. When I let go of that several years ago, it was such a freeing concept. I scrapped what I wanted, when I wanted. And the other day I was looking through my chipboard stash and saw the snowflakes and knew I wanted to use them and make a winter layout. When I looked through my pictures for some snow pictures I found a couple that I had completely forgot about. I do that often. And Hayden LOVES this picture, he is very proud of his snow booger. So I smiled and I scrapped, remembering that day where we played in the snow and I took this picture.


The papers, die cut frame, stickers and trims are all from My Mind's Eye. The fabulous chipboard is from Magistical Memories. I used two of the Snow Flurries pieces, and one of the Instant Frames.

That bottom snowflake is sprayed with Glimmer Mist and then covered with Helmar's Crackle technique. (The same could be said of the chipboard frame.) The top snowflake is sprayed with white Glimmer Mist. And that brad in the center is from My Mind's Eye.

Those letter stickers ("Snow") are from October Afternoon and the "Lovely" chipboard letters are from My Little Shoebox. Those awesome trims (including zipper), as already mentioned are from My Mind's Eye.


I did use adhesive from Helmar to put the whole thing together. I used their 450 Quick Dry adhesive.

So I've been canning a bunch lately. And eating a ton of food from our garden. We have an abundance of zucchinis and squash. Anybody got any good recipes for those? I've done vegetable lasagna and have been throwing them in casseroles. Also served some plain with chicken and some in a salad. Canned some zucchini relish. Oh and we have made a bunch of zucchini bread too! What else can I do? Anybody? I need some new ideas. The boys are really getting sick of them.

Wishing you a FANTASTIC Monday!!!! :)

12 comments:

~Christina~ said...

I LOOOOVE what you did with these papers! So cute :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So cool! Love it!!!! :D

Sylvia said...

Gorgeous layout! As always I adore your sense and eye for details!!!
Have a wonderful and fantabulous Monday, Pamela :)
Sylvia xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeee the photos, the layered snowflakes and loveeeeeeeeeeee the paper strips as the background! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Lynn said...

Great pix and love the pp papers. Awesome lo!!!!

Sandi said...

Love your wintery layout!
Here's what I am making today with zucchini...
http://www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Zucchini-Chip-Snack-Cake
If you email me I can send you another recipe for squash casserole using stove top stuffing and a can of cream of chicken soup!!! Tastes like Thanksgiving and is so easy to make! I just can't find where I found the recipe. starrystamper@yahoo.com

Lisa Dorsey said...

LOL at your layout theme. LOVE how you used the Magistical Memories chipboard.

Linda Beeson said...

That layout is just plain cute! I love the photos, I love those papers and I love the snowflakes. I scrap that way too, whatever papers or products inspire me. I am going to be overloaded with cucumbers soon and those might be harder to use I'm thinking!!!

anazelia said...

I am with you pamela, I am ready for some cooler weather. where I can wear jeans (if any fit me, that is.) And I am so done with the heat.

Love your page. Even if the snow booger grosses me out.

Zoey and the furballs (the Zoo Crew) said...

Been there with the zucchini. Last year we had a bumper crop and I felt like I had zucchini everywhere. I like to grate mine and freeze it in packages with the correct amount for my zucchini bread recipe. Then I can make it in the middle of winter when I'm starting to long for it again.

Karen Linarez said...

I happened across your blog, and can give you a couple ideas for zucchini. Fill a crock pot with thinly sliced (1/4") zucchini, add a couple cans of stewed tomatoes, a package of cooked bacon (crumbled), and onion if you like, and cook till soft. It's almost like stew. The other way we've been fixing them since they've been so huge by the time we pick them is cut in thick slices or wedges and grilled on the BBQ, brushed with olive oil or butter, seasoned with salt/pepper, and possibly topped with cheese after cooked soft. These are both excellent tasting. Thank you for the other ideas. I have so many, I can't seem to use them all! lol

Debbi Tehrani said...

What a great page! Love those strips in the background--such a neat mix of patterns, and that layered snowflake is awesome. Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog!