Friday, November 16, 2007

Scrapping out...



of my comfort zone! I got the new Rockin the Casbah kit from Scrapperie and love the papers and colours that Sandi has put together! I don't normally scrap with colours/patterns this bold, but they're fun for kids pages. I was really looking forward to getting this kit and playing with it because my scrapping is generally very structured and not very "freestyle" which this kit really lends itself to.

This was also done for Week 2 of the Scrapper's Amazing Race Challenge at TTT. We had to use flowers, circles and a new technique on our page. The flowers were hard for me, but I actually like the black ones. I tried a few new things with the stamped border (Kelly Panacci by Sandylion), paint on the edges of my picture and the wording with rub-ons and the Painty Sharpie on my picture. The title was fun with all the different fonts too. Can't wait to play a little more with this kit!

Well, not much going on here this morning what with Kyle still with mum and dad. Nathan just asked to go down for a nap even though it's only 8:30, but as soon as he did Sophia wanted to lay down too, so I get a few quiet minutes. Kyle will be back about 11ish I think this morning, so the little ones will get a Nana/Grandpa visit too.

I'm not working tonight, so I'm hoping to be able to get some scrapping/card-making done and maybe play a little with some of the challenges in the Scrapshotz cyber crop this weekend. I'm working all day tomorrow, but have Sunday off too, so it's not too crazy a weekend around here at all!

Oh and one of the girls at work that also teaches, Tara, finally started a blog, so you should check it out! It's called luvs2cre8.

The 2 Peas Challenge for today is...

You have to bring some food to a party. What's it going to be?

This is an easy one for me because since I started making Homemade Almond Roca, I get asked for it all the time. Now I guess I'm going to give away my secret, but the best part is that it's quick, easy and delicious!

1 cup of butter
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1 package of whole graham wafers
1 cup of slivered almonds
1 cup of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Layer graham wafers on a cookie sheet and don't overlap them.
Sprinkle almonds on top of the graham wafers.
In a saucepan, melt the butter and then add the broen sugar and bring this to a boil.
Pour the mixture over the graham wafers and almonds and put it in the oven for about 8 minutes.
Take it out and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Leave it for a minute and then run a fork through the chocolate.
Refrigerate and break into pieces when cold.
Enjoy it because it won't last long!

Have an amazing weekend everyone!
Cheers,
Colleen

5 comments:

Darlene said...

I loved this layout! Also, can't wait to make the Almond Roca!

Marie said...

Thats a awesome page! Love it!! :)

toners said...

Gorgeous! And TFS the recipe :) Have a fun weekend!

Lynn said...

Great lo, just wonderful. I can't wait to try out your receipe for the Almond Roca! Sounds delish. Have a great weekend.

Sarah C. said...

Your recipe sounds delicious! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. :)

~Sarah