Friday, May 27, 2011


Here are the sketches I posted for my one hour challenges during our crop last week.  Would love to see your pages if you use them!!

Sketch class starts next week!  I hope to see you all there!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

One hour challenge! Today!!

Hey everyone, I am hosting a one hour challenge today on Inspired to Scrap!  I hope you will join us at 1pm mountain time.  Here's a link to the crop forum where I will be posting. :)

I hope to see you there!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Lately, I have been signing up to get a big basket of fresh produce each week from Bountiful Baskets.  It's a lot of fun because it's a great price ($15 for two baskets full), I am always surprised by what's inside and we get to try new and different things. This time, I added a Mexican pack and tortillas (cost was extra).

Here's everything I got this week:

This morning I thought I'd try out roasting those tomatillos (and one of the anaheim peppers!).  Here's the yummy salsa recipe I came up with.

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
8-10 tomatillos (husked and rinsed)
1 anaheim pepper (optional)
1 small onion, roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
large handful of cilantro leaves and tender stems
1/2- 1 jalepeno, stem and seeds removed
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp each salt and pepper

To roast the tomatillos and pepper, preheat broiler on high.  Roast for about 4 minutes on each side or until blackened (keep an eye on them!!!). Remove and allow the tomatillos to cool.  Put the pepper in a ziplock bag for 5-10 minutes to steam.  Peel the pepper and remove stem and seeds.

Cut away the tough stem area on the tomatillos. Add everything to a blender or food processor.  Blend. Taste and adjust seasonings.

Enjoy! Off to make some quesadillas with our new fresh tortillas!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Inspired Crop! Join us!

We're cropping next week...all week long! No need to pack up your stuff, you get to crop at home in your pjs. :) Here are the details and prizes-

"Walking on Sunshine Crop"
From May 16-22, we'll be hosting lots of challenges, games and fun on the Inspired to Scrap forum.  We have some great prizes as well as a few smaller RAKS along the way. Want to see what you can win?

Here's our crop schedule:

Monday & Tuesday- Challenges will be posted along with inspiration.

All Week- Games, Raks and chatting!!

Thursday & Saturday- Special one hour, fast-paced challenges! 1 PM on Thursday and 7 PM on Saturday (mountain time). See the message board for more details.

Sunday- Finish up and get your entries uploaded

Monday- Draw winners!

**I hope to see you all there!!!***

Friday, May 13, 2011

6x12 layout...have you tried it?

One of our new DT members, Von, gave us the challenge to think out of the 12x12 box on Inspired to Scrap and complete a 6x12 layout.  My first thought was, "no way!" I definitely didn't want to buy a different size album or page protectors.  Well, she got me there because she also showed us we could just stitch down the center of one of our page protectors to make two slots. :) So I jumped in and tried it. Lots of fun...and fast!

I think I will be making more of these!  This size is great for when you have just a couple of photos!

She also showed us how we can use cardboard for our background...check out her blog post! I think this makes a cool background for a boy's page. :)

Thanks Von! How have you all been challenged lately?

Monday, May 2, 2011

A few layouts

I have been scrapping a lot...even though I don't always share the layouts here (they are mostly for class!). Here are a few from the class that just ended at Inspired to Scrap where we have been using up older items in our stash:

Our new kit just came out and I can't wait to create with it! I have one layout that went into the kit flyer but I will be working on more with it this week! I hope you find some scrappy time soon!  Link me up to some of your recent pages...would love to see them!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

New Inspired to Scrap Design Team!

Our new Design Team for Inspired to Scrap!

Announcing the new Design Team for May –August 2011:
Angie Gutshall
Carol Sheetz
Von Tinney

Guest Design Team (May-June 2011)
Jaime Grider
Sarah Rentz

Guest Design Team (July-August 2011)
Janie Boots
Kate Vickers

Congrats ladies and I look forward to being inspired by all of you!

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