Monday, September 20, 2010

Monday Challenge

So first, must deal with this, Key West Cupcakes.  That is the link for the cupcakes I posted a photo of last week.  Apparently, there are some out there that are miffed because I didn't include the recipe.  So there you go.  One note, the "filling" shouldn't be spread on the top, you should inject it into the cupcake, otherwise your frosting will just slide off.

Sorry about the one-post last week, time got away from me and before I knew it we were at Sunday.  Between the regular chaos we celebrated two birthdays (and Jack will turn 10 this Wednesday), I can't believe Matthew is 2!  DH and Kallene took a road trip out to Kansas to celebrate his brother's 50th birthday over the weekend.  The boys and I stayed home to have a quiet celebration of birthdays and soccer on Saturday (1 win, 1 loss).

Saturday night two of my sisters and I enjoyed a little crop time!  I'm taking another Big Picture Scrapbook class Adventures in Scrapbooking:  Use Your Stash.  Some good ideas and I've created some goals to try to reach for the remainder of the class.  Outside of using older kits and trying to wrap up 2004 photos, I didn't meet the other goals.  But I got two layouts done this weekend and one last.

The above layout is the one I spoke of last week.  It's definitely not a favorite, but I can't figure out, other than starting over, where to fix it.  But it's done.  The class is reminding me trying to achieve perfect is just gonna weigh me down and keep me from plugging away.  So, whatever it's missing, will stay missing and I'll call it done.  Older kit, 2004 photos - good.

So I've been working - plan to do some more at some point this week; more 2004 photos and try to incorporate some of my other "stash" goals like use my Cricut, work with more paper and use embellishments (a difficult area for me), and make us of the many stamps I have.  We'll see how it goes.

But it's Monday and besides my own challenges, it's time for you to have one of your very own.  Too bad I'm in a challenge-issuing block at the moment, so I go to Elizabeth Kartchner's "52 More Scrapbooking Challenges" book:  today create a layout and let song lyrics inspire you.  Is it the theme of the song that inspires the layout?  The title?  Journaling the lyrics to fit the theme?  Have your layout uploaded by Sunday evening to be eligible for Fall Cookies.

Speaking of Cookies - last week's winner is Deanna!  Congrats!  Now ladies, while I'm sure Kristin and Deanna would prefer to have their 50/50 shot at winning intact, let's face it, it's more-the-merrier when cropping.  So come and play and win!

I've had a productive day, I'm off to enjoy it a little longer before I get the monkeys.  Have a great Monday yourself!


Deanna said...

Yippee! Thanks so much, Lori! :)

Thanks for the recipe. Those really sound GREAT! Sounds like you've been so busy with birthdays and all and so glad you got some scrapping in too!

Will definitely work on this challenge!

Kristin - The Fifth Sparrow No More said...

Great layouts Lori! Congrats to you Deanna - off to work on the challenge!


Nitasha said...

Congrats Deanna! And Lori, thank you for the treats that I won during the croppy summer challengs! I have some cute ideas up my sleeve for those stamps...perfect timeing!

Einat Kessler said...

love the LO and I love this challenge.

Deanna said...

Got mine done this morning using a song title by Chicago and added my link! "Saturday in the Park"