Free Fall Layout

Hello on this blizzardy and treacherous Friday! The snow seems to have stopped falling for now, but my husband is still out there working, and I’m worried about him! Well…worried about him driving in these poor conditions. No one should be out there, for any reason.

This was what my street looked like before I got out there to shovel. It’s deceiving- it’s wet and heavy snow, and it’s made driving conditions in the north part of the province very tricky!

This is my last airshow layout! I was able to snap a few pictures of the airplanes doing their thing during the show. It was impressive to watch!

I used a mixture of CTMH and Recollections papers to create my layout, and you’ll notice I even snuck in a bit of washi tape for a cute little border! I haven’t used my washi in quite awhile. It felt good!

Lastly, I used a Carta Bella journal card and Echo Park (I think?!) balloon sticker for embellishing the top left corner. I raided my button stash, and added some of my grandma Murray’s old buttons for a small cluster also on the left page.

On the right page, I adhered a couple more journal cards, a button and a cricut die cut to complete it. 

This sketch inspired today’s layout spread.

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Hurray For You Card

Hello! What a miserable afternoon it is! There are weather advisories for my area…hubs is headed outside of town at 2 am tomorrow morning, and I worry it’s going to be slick with all the snow and freezing rain there is around me. If any of you’s have to go out, be extra careful!

For a change, here’s a card I made awhile back to beef up my birthday card stash. I was running low and needed more. This card is super simple to make and is a fantabulous way to use up scrap papers. 

Begin by trimming your papers to 0.5 inches wide. Arrange them how you like, then glue them down. Stamp yoyr message on scrap cardstock, trim to size and punch the corners. Add stars (die cut or ephemera), and you’re done! Quick, easy and super cute, to boot!

This birthday card I found on Pinterest inspired my set of cards. (I made a total of 5).

Play Layout

Good morning! Are you enjoying your weekend so far?

It’s looking like another day to play inside, unlike the day we spent with Oma in the picture above. Any day spent with our grandparents is a blast!

My inspiration came from this sketch over at Let’s Get Sketchy. I cut the file folders with my cricut (two of them), then layered them slightly askew. Next, I added 3×4 inch scraps if paper to the inside of the top file folder, adding my photo ontop lastly. 

I finished my page with a few other odds die cuts and stickers.

Love Layout

Hello friends. It’s a holiday weekend here in Canada- we’re celebrating Thanksgiving on Monday. I’m cooking dinner for my family, my FIL and one of my husbands’ buddy’s. You won’t see me here Sunday or Monday, but I’ll catch up with you again on Tuesday!

Since it’s a holiday weekend, it also means my kids get an extra long weekend. Today is a PD day for the teachers. Yay for extra long weekends!

I hope my kids will let me play for a bit today! Maybe they’ll come for a walk with me too! (A mom can dream!)

I began with this sketch, using a stamp to create the grid in the background. (The ink is CTMH). 

I layered strips of scrap patterned papers to create two focal points- one to mat my photo and the other as an embellishment cluster. 

The title was cut with my cricut, and I completed my page using various stickers and ephemera.  

Slow Cooker Apple Crisp

Hello friends! It’s make it Monday. How does a new recipe sound?

Now that fall has arrived, my slow cooker will start getting its seasonal workout. I tend to use it more during the cold fall and winter months than I do over the summer, and I’ve quickly built up a list of favorite slow cooked meals. My favorite dessert list is substantially shorter, and it’s that recipe I’ll share with you today. (Our favorite slow cooked dessert recipe is only one recipe long, so far). What are your favorite treats that come from your crockpot/slow cooker?

Om nom nom…Apple Crisp! Is there nothing more fall than having an apple crisp for dessert?! I think not. I’m planning to make it again (third time already, in the last month) for Thanksgiving. Eep- so excited!

Here’s the recipe link. If you make it, let me know! I’d love to know what you think of this wonderful dessert!

Go. See. Do. Layout

Hi everyone! I’m dropping in with a layout today. I am finally done cleaning, organizing and purging my haven…There’s a ton that is getting recycled, and nearly as much that I’m hoping to sell. I’m keeping my fingers crossed on that one. Wish me luck!

Still in the 2012 airshow vein, I added a few miscellaneous pictures of everything else we saw and did while at the show. Miss A was awestruck by the giant balloon Smyl had at their booth (the local Ford auto dealer).

I created this layout using a mixture of CTMH papers and stamps, and I began with inspiration from this double page layout sketch from sketchsupport.com.

Hometown Heroes Layout

OMG! How many of you saw the typo in my title?! I’m SO sorry! LOL (Insert blush face here).

Happy Thursday morning, friends! The twins just asked me how many days are left until they get a day off- which is one, of course. From the living room, I could hear them squeal in delight. They’re looking forward to a day to sleep in, I think. Lol. Truth be told, me too. 

I have another layout to share today, of our afternoon at the Whitecourt airshow in 2012. The ephemera I used here has been occupying space in my stash for far too long, but happily they were perfect for this layout!

Once again, the title was cut using my cricut, and the cardstock base came from CTMH. I scattered stickers around the page and journalled directly on the cardstock to complete this project. 

This double page layout sketch inspired today’s spread. 

Make it Monday

Hello friends! 

I am not a huge fan of seeds. I don’t often eat sunflower seeds or any others, for that matter. And, if I find them in bread (such as whole grain types), I flat out refuse to eat them. It grosses me out. The texture, the taste…no thanks.

There’s flaxseed in the recipe I’m sharing with you today. That wouldn’t generally be an issue, except for the feelings I have towards seeds that I outlined above. 

Having said that, I put my reservations aside and gave it a try. And, I’m happy to report that I don’t mind this recipe at all- and neither do my kids! Score!

Did you know flaxseed is very high in fibre? 3 TBSP of flaxseed equals 8 grams of fibre, or 32% of your total daily requirement for fibre intake. Hello?! (Facts straight from the nutritional info on the side of the package).

I found this Oatmeal Energy Bites recipe on Pinterest, which was originally pinned by @Hip2save. The pros for this recipe? It’s no bake, all natural ingredients (or can be), is full of fibre and protein and has chocolate in it for those of you that have a sweet tooth, like me. 
The only con? Waiting an hour for them to chill before you can eat them. I’d send them in my kids’ lunches if they weren’t in a nut aware school. I suppose I should make more, since I finished the last two last night. Pro: they make great bedtime snacks!

Make it Monday

Happy Monday, dear friends!

As promised, I have my Grilled Tuna Melt to share with you. If you’re tired of your usual, run of the mill grilled cheese sandwich, then give this recipe a try. It’s great to eat on days you don’t particularly feel like cooking or days that are miserable and cold.  Like yesterday lol. Last night, it dropped to 0┬░ C overnight. Summer is most definitely gone from here!

Instead of typing out the entire recipe here, I’ll just include the Pinterest link to this delicious sandwich. 

Next week, I’ll share a new, tasty and healthy recipe that you and your kids are sure to love snacking on! Mine do- and it has flax seed in it. (I wasn’t sure I was a fan until I tried this recipe). 

Stay tuned for my next Make it Monday post!