Thursday, December 17, 2009

Justin & Kristy 2009 Erickson Wedding Page

So here we have another scrapbook page for Justin & Kristy's Memories Scrapbook. Justin was an usher in a wedding this past August. Justin and Tyler Erickson have been friends; I didn't have any pictures of the wedding couple but did have a picture of Justin and Tony, who is Tyler's brother. These guys have been friends since they were in grade school and it is so great to see that they are all still friends. They usually don't look this good but I would have to say, "they clean up nicely!!"

It was a great time spent with each other and friends.

My thought for the day: Friendship shares the spirit of the sky and the splendor of a new day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Justin & Kristys 2008 Christmas Picture

Here is the first page that I have done for Justin and Kristy's scrapbook. It was their 2008 Christmas card. The card also has their dog, Raz on it with them. She is so black that they should have wore light colored sweatshirts. They said that they would wear something different for this year.
I used the Stampin' Up Decorative Ornaments stamp set to make the ornaments, embossed them in gold and then punched them out with my new ornament punch. I don't know why but I really like paper punches! I then completed the look by using a black marker and drew lines to represent the ornament strings.
I used every part of the picture card that they sent, including their names and the "Merry Christmas".
Next page will be coming up with a fishing scene for the Spring of 2009.
Till next time, take care and have a great day!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Scrapbook Project - Justin & Kristy

So here is my next scrapbook project. I am making a scrapbook for Justin, our son and his girlfriend. I have only started it so all I have so far is the front cover and one page. The biggest problem that I am running into is find enough pictures of the two of them. Its hard to believe that they don't take alot of pictures of each other.
What I like to use for my scrapbooks is 3-ring binders that I buy at Walmart. They have the plastic sleeve that you can insert whatever you want for the cover, side and back cover. The reason I like this is that I can personalize it the way that I want it. Just makes it alittle more special.
The picture that I used is the two of them from last winter when they went ice fishing up by Phillips, WI. Remember the winter of 2008, remember how cold it was?! I sure hope that we don't have that cold of a winter this year but I think that I am going to be mistaken!!
Thanks for stopping in, and have a great day!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas is Almost Here!

Why is it every year I take a picture of our Christmas tree and every year it looks the same?! For some reason I just can't take good Christmas tree pictures. I have tried taking them with the just the lights on the tree lit and no other lights on in the house. With the flash and without the flash, never works.
But after my long day of baking cookies, 4 different kinds to be exact and after conning my husband to help me decorate the cut out cookies I looked at the calendar and gasped, its getting pretty close to Christmas and I still have a few things to do. But I have the cookies made, just have to make the dear hubby his poppy seed bread.
One of the kinds of cookies that I made today were called Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies, they aren't too much work and the best part is that you frost them BEFORE you bake them, so thats pretty cool. Anyway here is the recipe:

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cookies
1 1/2 c. flour
1/2 c. cocoa
1/4 t. salt
1/4 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/2 c. butter or margarine
1 1/2 t. vanilla
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
6 oz. chocolate chips
1/2 c. sweetened condensed milk
Marsharino cherries
Cream butter & sugar, add eggs, and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Shape into 1 inch balls. Press down center. For the frosting: In a microwavable bowl with cover, melt chocolate chips with sw. condensed milk, add 4 t. cherry juice. Stir chips, milk and juice until its well mixed. Press a cherry into the top of each cookie and frost tops of cookies before baking. Bake at 350 degrees about 10 minutes.
These are very moist cookies and is one that is always requested at house. Enjoy!!