Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Beautiful and Magical

I worked with a sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap today.  It is done by Lisa Hidy.  I used pictures from my granddaughters recent dance recital for it.  I used a kit that I have had for several years now call Modern Miss by Bo Bunny.  I am on a mission to use up stash that I have been hoarding. I am also playing along with Sara Scraps and Kristina Sorge on their Facebook group.  So here is my take on the sketch by Lisa.  I think it turned out beautifully.

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Sixth Birthday Bash - Sketch # 3

This is my take on Sketch #3 at Sketch-N-Scrap .  I think it turned out really pretty.  It will be the companion page to my previous post.
Here is the sketch I used.  I tried to stay pretty close.

Friday, May 25, 2018

You Shine

I made this layout using this sketch from Sketch N Scrap.  It is of my granddaughter of course. I used the Make Waves paper from Close To My Heart.

Here is the sketch that is the May 1 sketch at

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

My last layout for Sketches In Thyme.

This is my last layout for the  Sketches In Thyme team as a DT. I love Sketches In Thyme and enjoyed my time there so much.  The ladies there are fantastic.  Thank you Kim for believing in me.  The sketch is by Brenshevia and I had so much fun creating with it.  My granddaughter is so beautiful and I love to document her accomplishments. I used a kit I have been hoarding for a while now. It is from Pink Fresh Studio and Pink Paisley and also Crate Paper.  I love all the girly stuff in these papers.

Here is the sketch from Brenshevia.


Monday, March 5, 2018


I loved this photo of my kids so thought it would be a good pic for Laura Whitaker’s new layout over at Stuck Sketches.  Here is my interpretation of that sketch.
It's a great sketch.  

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Sketches In Thyme Design Team Layout

Where does time go?  It seems that it was just Christmas and now all of the sudden it is the last week in February.  WOW!!!  Here is my layout for this month.  It is of my wonderful husband opening Christmas presents.  I used CTMH paper.  Check out the blog over at Sketches In Thyme  to see the rest of team 4's layouts.  This sketch is by the wonderful Shawn Lahr.  Here is my layout. I am also going to enter it into the Paper Girls Challenge Blog.
Thanks for checking out my layout and blog.  

Thursday, February 8, 2018

German Chocolate Cheesecake

German Chocolate Cheesecake Cake
1 - German chocolate cake mix (prefer Duncan Hines) 
+  eggs, oil & water called for on box mix

Cream Cheese Filling:
2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 - cups granulated sugar
4 - eggs, lightly beaten

Coconut Pecan Icing: 
1 - cup sugar
1 - cup evaporated milk
1 - stick (1/2 - cup) real butter, cubed 
3 - egg yolks, lightly beaten
1 - teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 - cups flaked coconut
1-1/2 - cup chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Prepare the cake batter according to package directions (adding eggs, oil and water) for a 9 x 13 inch cake, set aside. 

In a small bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add eggs; beat on low speed just until combined. Pour half of the German chocolate cake batter into a greased and floured. 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

Gently pour cream cheese mixture evenly over the cake batter (spread to the edge). Gently pour the remaining cake batter over the top of the cream cheese mixture and spread to the edge of the pan using an offset spatula. 
Bake cake at 325° for 70-75 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack for 1 hour. 

To make the coconut pecan icing . In a heavy medium size saucepan, combine the sugar, milk, butter and egg yolks. 

Cook and stir over medium-low heat until the mixture starts to thicken and coat the back of a spoon (and a candy thermometer reads 160°). 

Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in vanilla extract. Fold in coconut and pecans. 

Cool until icing reaches spreading consistency and then frost cooled cake. Refrigerate cake at least 4-6 hours before serving. 

Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.

Serving: 14-16 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

January layout for Sketches In Thyme

Sketch #310 by Sara for Sketches In Thyme .

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Here is my layout. I tried to stay pretty close to the sketch.  I love how it turned out.  I used products from my stash.
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Sunday, November 26, 2017

November Layout For Sketches In Thyme

I used my CTMH paper pack "Falling For You" for this layout.  The picture was taken on our anniversary and seemed like the perfect paper and colors for the picture. I tried to stay pretty close to the sketch but only had one picture for the layout.  So here is my take on the sketch by Brenda Ragsdale.  Sketches In Thyme 
Here us the sketch by Brenda Ragsdale.

Friday, October 27, 2017

October Layout for Sketches In Thyme

Good morning all.  I am up on the Sketches In Thyme blog today with my take on the sketch by Bev Code.  She has a wonderful sketch that can be used for formal pictures or for funny pictures.  What ever will work with this one.  I love the sketch and my layout too but I seem to have such a problem getting pictures with my camera that are straight on and not skewed.
I used the Jack Papers from Close To My Heart for this layout.  Love this pack and wish that it was still available.