BBQ Invite

I thought I posted this already, but went through my files and realized that I hadn't yet. This is a quick and easy invite that I made for our family 4th of July BBQ. It was way easy because of the darling digi artwork by my friend Annette. I then printed these out on 8 1/2 x 11 sheets, folded and mailed out.
Description: Digi artwork from the Ettes and Company's Splash N' Summer Collection and fonts from Lettering Delights. I created this in Photoshop, but you could very easily create it in word if you "had to."

First Try at Pizza on the Grill

I have been wanting to try this for such a long time and finally did it today!! Super easy and fast too. I pulled out about 4-5 frozen rolls (makes one pizza) and let them thaw overnight. I then rolled them out, covered both sizes with olive oil and threw them out on the grill. After both sides were lightly browned I put ranch dressing, bbq chicken (made a day earlier) and covered with cheese. Then I put them back on the grill until the cheese melted. One thing I would do different is maybe not grill the bottom size too long because after I left it out there to melt the cheese it burnt the bottom a bit...although that was our favorite part of the pizza. Huge hit!! Kids want to put their own toppings on them next time. Way faster then cooking it in the oven!


Pick my Christmas Cards!!

You're probably wondering why in the world I'd be blogging about making Christmas cards and it's only July. Well, I saw a banner in front of business today that said, "Celebrate Christmas in July"...and guess what, that means we should be celebrating this weekend (Sunday to be exact). So the next thing I know I'm checking out the super cute card designs on the Life in Photos website (sister site to Scrapbooks, ETC). I know a lot of you that have watched me make "hand-made" cards (up around 60) each year and spend weeks making them are wondering why I'm going this route. Well, I can have a custom card printed for as little as $1.55 each and I will of course add my extra touch, a flower, a rhinestone, a brad...and they'll be done and sent before most of you even start to make yours. (Hint, I'd highly recommend cutting back the stress and save some time and money...check out more cute cards here!)

But after an hour or two of playing around creating cards with my family's photo in them I just couldn't decide which ones I liked better. So I need your help in picking which card design you like best! Leave a comment and tell me what you think? I included the card designs without my family's photo in them since I need to get new family photos taken (last ones were in 2005) and thought I'd like to the card's web page if you want to get more info. What do you get if you vote? I'll for sure add you to my Christmas card mailing list (wink)!!



So when I met my husband a lifetime ago I remembered he would always tell me that he was "twitterpated" with me. So of course I was drawn to this darling scrapbook line from Imaginisce called Twitterpated. Check back later too...I'm going to recreate this cute layout digitally with a digi kit I have laying around and post it.

Summer Free Fun

As a newly unemployed mom stuck (enjoying) being home with two kids (12 and 14) I've been searching high and low for ideas to do with my kids during the summer so we won't kill each other and we make a few memories in the process. The past week we went hiking up Mueller Park/Canyon above Bountiful and then we spent some time one afternoon at the Hill Air Force Museum...both free and fun!

So now I have had a few friends ask me to post good finds on my blog, so here are some ideas for the week:

Days of '47 Float Preview Party

July 20-July 21, 2009

Monday-Tuesday 11:00am-9:00pm

South Towne Exposition Center

And I saw a billboard from UTA that said you could buy a group pass for Front Runner for up to 4 people for only $10. And I believe you can transfer from Front Runner to Trax...we might just do that to get to the South Towne Expo...should take up most the day don't you think? If the Float Preview doesn't work out, then just taking Front Runner to the Gateway might be a fun way to spend a day!


Shaped Papers - too cute!

Found this darling layout on Scrapbook.com. I see those shaped background papers all the time, but don't always see past the idea of mounting the darn shape on another 12x12 sheet of paper, but this one jumped out at me and I would leave it as it is...so cute!!

Materials Used: Stickers, stamps and die cute paper from Deja Views/Yellow Bicycle. Click here to see more.


Recycled Birthday Card

I saw this darling birthday card on the cover of Paper Crafts magazine a while back and I've wanted to duplicate it for a while now....so I did it digitally tonight.This is the finished product...cute huh?? I created this one with the darling new digital collection from Ettes & Company called Wonderful World.

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