my obessesion

my  obessesion
To live a creative life ,we must lose our fear of being wrong
Joseph Chilton Pearce

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Random note: Canon vs Sony Cybershot

No this is not a flimsy excuse to look at my pedicure again!I took this shot(the one on the bottom) with the Canon(it has 6 Mp but
has a lens that has 12 times the image stabilization  and  6.0-72.0mm)
compared to Canon PowerShot Pro Series S3 IS 6MP with 12x Image Stabilized Zoom Sony cyber shot,has 7.2 mp but not an outstanding lens ( see the shot on the top)which is almost not a far comparison but these cameras are both in 
the point and shoot family and once I compared these two shots I felt like I had made the right decision to
buy this camera!  If you go to they have a top twenty list of the best point and shot cameras based on what the the readers themselves bought as well as tips,tutorials ,information on cameras etc... .  I picked this Canon from the top twenty list and waited for the best used price on amazon.  So what is your favorite brand of camera?  Do you use point and shot or Dslr?  One other thing I picked this camera because it will let me shot Manually and in Auto mode so this will be a nice transition to owning a Dslr.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Art Journal page and the the singer who inspired it

"Spend most your life
pretending not be
the one you are but who
you choose to see
Learned to survive in your fictious world
Does what they think of you
Determine your worth
If specials what you feel
when you're with them
Taken away you feel less than again" You by Janet Jackson

I play this song it's from The Velvet Rope one of my favorite albums by Janet Jackson
because I felt like she hit her stride artistically speaking
Actually it's kinda ironic that later in her career she was going to have to
experience being reviled by the media and some in the public
about that Superbowl incident. But the thing I admire the most
and encourages me to keep trying and take the chance of falling on my face
is because Janet never just quit doing what she does not even after the death of her beloved brother Michael. It takes a certain amount
of tenacity to do that . So inpires you to keep doing your scrapbook/art journal pages? If you could spend the afternoon
with someone you admire who would it be? Well until the next post

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Carmaking Tutorial by Stampin up demonstrator Angie Kennedy

I thought this would be a nice tutuorial to share .   Would you like more  of these kinds of tutorials?
Rubberstamping? Distressing?   I love feedback and I love constructive criticism.

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Cheese Garlic Biscuits

Betty Crocker's Bisquick Cookbook 2 cups Original Bisquick
                                    2/3 cup Milk
                                    2 Tablespoons Margarine or butter,melted
                                    1/8 teasopoon garlic powder

1. Heat oven to 450o.  Stir Bisquick,milk and cheese until soft dough forms.
2.  Drop dough by 9 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
3.Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Mix magarine and garlic powder: brush over warm biscuits.
Makes 9 biscuits.  These are really good my picky eaters eat these!  They taste alot like the biscuits you
eat at Red Lobster before you get your meal.  Well to me they do!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Finally some new shots with the canon! That's Joshua playing with that doodle bug
that's my princess .  She is one of the few kids I know that keeps a tiara!  Here's a happy
me!  It's taken some years to get this camera but I am grateful because I now have something to
really capture the moment.  Well enough of my blathering.  What's your favorite camera?  Kodak?Pentax?
I have always prefered  Canon  I dont see myself shooting too much from that except with the Sony
(I already have it that's the only reason )

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Who or what inspires your scrapbooking?

I posed this question at here are some of the responses

DLee Bug "My family is both my inspiration and motivation. I love them.and especially since
I live so far away and especially since I live so far away from them I'm always looking for ways
to include them in my life.

Pam Sohan said "Im like Patty , I scrapbook because I enjoy it .I love the process of it. to
go from an idea to the finished page. I would hope my kids would wan the books after I am
gone, but who knows if they will I do it for me

Shello said  "I'm another one who wonders what my grandma ,great grandma was thinking way back
when , but I put more of that kind of stuff in a journal. I scrap mostly because I like to play with pretty stuff

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Video Tutorial :Tim Holz on using Masks(HOw cool is that?)

   Here's a video tutorial on masks by Tim Holz.   He is very good
at giving tutorials.   What techniques or tips would you like to see featured here?

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Tiramisu

   I thought I'd try a dessert that wasn't southern enjoy!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Gutter girlz April 15th Prompt

Prompt #36
Prompt: It's no secret
The song:Everybody knows  by Concrete Blonde
Technique: none

I want to link this to

since they dont really have a ning group anymore because Ning wants to charge so they moved over to Facebook,but you can still
participate at the blog on the 15th and 30th of every month
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Random note: Spoils of War?

Ok spoils of war may be a bit  over the top,I love these tulips  got the on sale last Friday as
a birthday present to me.They actually lasted longer than I thought.I also got this bad boy(Canon camera)
in the mail last Friday I've already taken some pictures may even take we're in that getting  to know each other stage If I plan everything right I should have some new images up next week.Last but not least
a long over due pedicure.  I probably tramatized some poor nail tech, but I needed these  thangs worked On !
My pride was only hurt for 5 seconds when she broke out that drill .  It was worth it .  The butterfly is symbolic of my transformation.  I am no longer willing to live my life on someone else's terms.   I love blogging about the things I love to do! Also I wanted
to send a shout out to all the ladies at Pages In Time(ning group)   and Milliande (ning group)  The know
how to treat a sister on her birthday!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

REvised Layout: When is it ok enough?

I did this layout recently to see if I could make it in a small amount of time(a personal challenge so to speak)
I became dissatisfied with it and added the journaling and the "love You" So that's my question when is a layout good enough?
Have I lost sight of why I scrapbook in the first place? For me it's primarily self expression followed by an intense need to tell
these stories so my kids wont forget what it was like or learn more about relatives who have passed on and aren't here to share
their stories. So why do you scrapbook? How do you not lose sight of your original intentions?
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The Joy of Scrapbooking By Lisa Bearnson(completely revised and updated)

I am so glad they decided to revise and expand this.  If you are just starting out this book is perfect.  They will emphasize what is vital and supplies that you can buy later
on.  In fact the most helpful chapters in this book were:

Chapter 1 Basics
           -Scrapbook Essentials
            -Tips for Beginners
            -Ways to Save Time and Money

Chapter 4 Principles of  Design

              -Design Basics
                                                 -Tips For Working with Color
                                                   and Black and White Photos
                                                  -One Page and Two Page Layouts
                                                   -Ideas for Finding Your Style

                                      Chapter 6 Tools and Techniques

                                                 -Paper Types and Uses
                                                 -Cutting Tools and Uses
                                                 -Writing Implements and Uses
                                                 -Stickers ,Rub ons,Paints and More

                                       Chapter9 Digital Scrapbooking
                                                -Basic Tools
                                                -Basic How to's
                                                -Ways to Display Digital Layouts
                                                 -Expert Q & A's

This one for my Scrapbooking Library.  Call me insecure but I dont like those other guides that have
Idiot or Dummy in the Title!  Besides all that It was easier on my eyes to look at it.  I appreciate the use
margins ..  I have been scrapbooking for 5 and half years and I wish I had this at the beginning.  So
what inspired you to try scrapbooking ?  Is there a Scrapbooking Personality that influenced your decision
to get into this Hobby?  For me it's Cathy Zielske and Ali Edwards Which is why I follow their blogs.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Buttermilk Baked chicken

1/4 cup butter or margarine
4 bone in chicken breasts,skinned
1/2 teaspoon of salt

1/2 teaspoon of pepper
11/2 cups of buttermilk divided
3/4cup of all purpose flour
110 3/4 oz can of cream of mushroom soup undiluted
Garnish lemon wedges

-Melt butter in  a lightly greased 13x9inch baking dish in a 425o oven

-Sprinkle Chicken with salt and pepper.  Dip chicken in 1/2 cup buttermilk, and dredge in flour.  Arrange
chicken,breast side down,in dish

-Bake at 425o for 25 minutes.  Turn chicken and bake 10 more minutes,shielding with aluminum foil to prevent  excessive browning, If necessary, Garnish, if desired.
To lighten: Prepare recipe as directed, using light butter; nonfat buttermilk ; and reduced sodium, reduced fat
cream of mushroom soup

prep time15 min. Bake  45 minutes

Saturday, April 10, 2010

New Winner!:Lml creations

                                                 Unfortunately , I never heard from Charli Twain, so I had to select a new
                                                           winner will the owner of the lml creations blog
                                              please email me at

                                               with your name and address and email
                                  so I can mail the card to you and let you know
                when I did .  Hopefully I'll hear from you in 48 hours( starting from 1:30 p.m Cst )

                           If I have to select  another winner it will be from the followers who joined  before
                                    April 8th.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Congradulations Charli won the Hobby Lobby gift card

Email me at with your address so I can mail it to you
I hope to hear from you within the next 48 hours.
Thank you clubcreatingkeepsakes ladies you really are the best

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

la vida dulce

I used dcwv paper and lace trim I bought from Walmart The letters were Thickers (Chipboard
and stickers) I will annouce the winner to the contest tommrow about 1pm (central standard time)good luck and thanks for particpating
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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: One Pot Chef makes Brownies

I will rotate I think this is a good video I will do a print recipe next week.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Contest Giveaway:Hobby Lobby Gift Card

One lucky winner will recieve a Hobby Lobby gift card worth $15 here are the contest rules

1) You have to be a follower of this blog to enter the contest

2) Only U.S residents are eligible

3)Leave a comment in this post that includes
     a) How you found out about the contest
     b) Some of your favorite scrapbooking tools

The winner will be randomly selected April 8,2010 from the comment section of this post
good luck and Happy Easter everyone!

P.S.(If there isn't a Hobby Lobby in your state you can order online at



About This blog

My fondest memoreis in my life are the ones at my grandmother's table.I loved not only the warm,velvety ,slightly sweet 7-up cake, but the affirmation that I was loved. What started out as a creative outlet and a place to honor her loving,generous spirit has evolved into a food blog where I can blather on about recipes, food trends, and basically any food related topic that foodies would like, get the idea. I am sure my family and anyone I've been friendly with for more than 2 minutes will breathe a collective sigh of relief, since I don't have to dump my food conversations on them all the time. Also to mix things up I will share scrapbook pages. I want the blog to refect who I am and what I like to do when apart from being a full time Mama and part time college student.Thank you for sharing this journey of exploration with me.