Saturday, December 31, 2011

Class starts Monday!

My new sketch class starts Monday! The class forum is now open and everyone is checking in...join us this weekend if you aren't already registered.

It's a fun and motivating will be amazed at how much scrapping you can get done with a few ideas, some new sketches and lots of great samples and motivation from your fellow scrappers!

Go here to sign won't regret it!
Class registration

See you in class!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Yummy soup recipe! (Garbanzo beans....of all things!!)

A good friend of mine who lives just a couple of blocks away likes to pawn off  give organic foods her family won't touch to me. (Her hubby gets free samples all the time with his!)

Well, I decided to use a rock solid bag of garbanzo beans from her that was sitting in my freezer. I found a couple of blended soup recipes online but they had ingredients I didn't have (or even usually buy) so I made up my own simple recipe.  Guess what??  It is TASTY and very satisfying. 

I love eating a bowl of soup for lunch to keep my calories down (I am a night eater!!).  This was yummy and I have three more bowls waiting in the fridge. ;)
Garbanzo Bean Soup
Makes six 1 cup servings (I divided mine into four 1 1/2 cup servings)

16 ounces frozen garbanzo beans (or 2 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans)
4 cups chicken broth (I used one of those boxed cartons of broth)
2 cloves of garlic-chopped
1 small-medium onion chopped

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Wedge of lemon

Simmer beans, broth, garlic and onion in a large pot for about 30 minutes (with the lid on).  Puree everything together (I used my immersion hand blender but you can do it in a blender in careful!!!). Add salt and pepper to taste.

Now, it was okay just like this.  BUT...olive oil and lemon made it super yummy! Even my six year old son said how good the olive oil was drizzled on it.

Top with a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil (I used 1/2 tsp on my bowl) and a small squeeze of fresh lemon.

Calories (without the oil) in ONE CUP- 158
1/2 tsp EVOO- 20 calories extra (well worth it!)

Monday, December 26, 2011

Blog Giveaway WINNER!

Anyone else get completely distracted by the holidays?? LOL

The winner of the blog giveaway is...

I have you on my Google Reader. That is the easiest system for me right now as I'm not on Facebook much. My train delrailed the end of October and has yet to be put back on track! ;-) I'm hoping in January I can get back into the swing of things!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Peek-a-boo!!! (And a list of class photo sizes...)

Don't forget to enter my little giveaway a couple of posts below!  I will draw a winner later today or this weekend. :)
Here's another peek from the upcoming class-

Want to know more about my sketch class next month? Here are the photo sizes for all of the sketches in case you are a PLANNER!
January 2- Double Page Sketch (DPS)- Four 4x6’s (H)
Jan. 4- Three or Four 4x4’s
Jan. 6- Three 3x3’s (but three 4x4’s or two 4x6’s (H) would work pretty well here, too.)
Jan. 7- Two 4x6’s (H)
Jan. 8- Two 4x4’s (Could probably use two 4x6’s H without much change in the design)
Jan. 10- DPS Four 4x6’s (H), two 4x4’s
Jan. 12- One 4x6 (H), three 2x3’s (V)
Jan. 14- Two 4x6’s (H)
Jan. 16- One 4x6 (H), three 3x4’s (V)
Jan. 18- DPS Three 4x6’s (H), Four 4x4’s (You could easily switch out at least one of the 4x4’s with another 4x6)
Jan. 20- One 4x6 (H), one 4x4
Jan. 21- Two 4x4’s
Jan. 22- One 4x6 (H), Two 3x4’s (V) (One 4x6-V could easily replace the two smaller photos.)
Jan. 24- DPS Four 4x6’s (V), two 4x6’s (H)
Jan. 26- Two 4x6’s –or- four 3x4’s (V)
Jan. 28- Three 4x6’s (V)
Jan. 30- One 4x6 (H), one 3x4 (H) (or you could use a second 4x6 instead)
Hope to see you in classs!!!!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Some Layouts

After classes are over, I tend to forget about sharing layouts with the rest of the scrappy world. LOL! Silly me!!  Anyhow, I know that many of you who were in class have seen these, but i thought I would share a couple with everyone else. :)

Here are some of my favorites from the last couple of classes-

Hope you are getting some scrappy time in these days! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sketches! (Plus, WIN GOODIES!!!!) -sneak peek!

Win this!! Read on to see how...

Soooo, it's been a while, huh? Life got in the way for a bit...but I am back to scrapping, sketching and blogging!!!

I just finished up SEVENTEEN brand new sketches and I am so excited about them!  I have already created a page for a class sample and I can't wait to scrap more.  :) Will you be joining us in class next month?

Want a little peek at a sketch? 
How about a peek at the layout that goes with it? :)
I hope to see you in class!!! 

Now, on to the GOODIES. :)
Let me know if you are still checking in with me to be entered to win a little goodie!! Just leave me a comment telling me how you keep up with my blog (google reader, plain old bookmark, or?) and I will draw a winner at the end of the week. :) Easy Peasy! If ya want an extra entry, share this post with your friends on the web and let me know where you shared it. ;)

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