my obessesion

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

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Pages in time Vintage Challenge
I am a part of the vintage scrappers group.  Nice ladies I can go to and chat about all thing scrapbook ( or
altered art related) Here's my layout  This is My Great Aunt Edna but  we all call her Aunt Jewel
I believe this picture was taken in the late 60's  ( For the challenge it cant be an image past the 70's ) If you are visiting from a linky party the layout I posted including the links is below this post.  So make sure you scroll down until you see the cover of the Pretty In Pink Dvd cover.
Well  my fellow crafty people I am hungry and plan to eat that burrito in the microwave.  .  I'll talk to ya later!

5/25/10 layout Girls night in

I got the idea from the latest issue of Creating Keepsakes , that suggested you take a photo
that's a representation of a moment. I wanted to do a layout that commerates my occasional Friday nights with
the 15 year old.( I say occasional because it's not often I stay up past 9 pm to watch anything!) When my other
two bundles of joy have went to sleep this is the absolute best time to break out some popcorn and watch a movie.
I scanned some Dvd's I had already ,then uploaded the image to Cvs. I would like to make this a more regular event.
I mean I enjoy this bonding time with Aliyah . I know that one day this will only be a memory so I'd like to enjoy this
before college ,finals and life in general kicks in. As for the movie choices what can I say I love $5 movies from Wal mart!   Here's my links to,,,,  they are linking everybody up so be sure to stop by and check out all that creativity.  I'll stop by today and tommrow but next
week no linky parties for me  I need to have some time to actually make things and feed my bundles of joy
So stay gold !
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Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Giada's chocolate pizza

I could not believe my eyes when I saw this . Chocolate pizza!  O.K this seems to be a theme with me lately
but man you gotta see this!

Friday, May 21, 2010

It's that Time again LInky Parties

and  Are hosting there linky parties and thanks to for stopping by.
I am getting ready for Joshua's graduation Monday .  So I will leave as many comments as I can over the
weekend (except for Sunday) Happy Friday Everybody!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Bow Tie Pasta Seafood Salad

                               3 pounds of uncooked bow tie pasta salad
                               1 1/2 pound of imitation crab meat  chopped
                              1 pound frozen cooked shrimp (salad size) thawed
                              4 pounds celery rib chopped
                             1 medium green bell pepper diced
                             4 cups of mayo
                              1/4 cup of dill pickle relish
                             1/4 cup  of dijon mustard
                              1 Tablespoon dill weed
                              3/4 teaspoon pepper

Cook pasta according to package directions,drain and rinse in cold water
Place in large bowl
add the crab,shrimp,celery, onion, and green pepper

In another bowl whisk the mayo ,pickle relish,mustard,salt,dill and pepper.   Pour over pasta mixture and toss
to coat,cover and refrigerate for atleast 2 hours before.
Got this from  I can tell this will be on the permanent menu

layout and why I hate Canon mp240 printers

I love this layout i don't love this Canon printer it's suppose to print,scan and copy ,right now it only has been scanning
and dude I can't get all of this layout because it's 12 by 12 paper. I have went to the creating keepsakes forum
to get suggestions for a printer and they are the most helpful people on God's green earth ,I swear because I am
so close to pulling the real and the fake hair out of my head(lol)I had a row of purple brads at the bottom . I know get
a life ,right! My life has gotten so much better that I can gripe about something that in the larger scheme of things
isn't the end of the world.
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Random note: handmade gifts from the kids

I have a soft mushy spot in my heart for macaroni art and finger painting!. Aliyah use to make things like this when she was younger ( she's 15 now)
 But I did'nt realize how much I missed getting these tokens of love form my kids until Zaria,age5  and Joshua,age 4 brought their artwork home ( the macaroni I love you is the back of Zaria's card  and the one with the hand print is Joshua's  card .  Man is he going to be tall!    O.k enough digressing!). Kids give of themselves so freely and they are not inhibited like
we grow to be as adults .  Joshua will be 5 in August and Zaria is going to be 6 in June  and I would like to  just hold on to these moments of them for just
a little while longer.
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

A Vision To Remember Saturday Link up

I have really gotten carried away this week!
Dont get me wrong I love seeing the different Folks
but I have to factor in The time it takes to visit people as well
and not to mention my art journal pages and layouts not getting done so
next week I can guarantee I will limit my self to maybe 2 or 3 at the most.  If you are stopping by from any of the link parties Hello and thanks for visiting I will try to respond back as soon as I can assuming Idont have
to keep the 4 and 5 year from their World war 3 activities.   Happy Saturday

Friday, May 14, 2010

I swear I must be the last person to discover these linky parties
I really like that fact that you can choose an old project or new
Note to self will be back I love these thumbnail links
and thanks hodge podge Friday!

Some other Fun Memes Today Tidy Mom and A Few of my Favorite things
has place to post your link I apologize I could not get the image
and I didn't make that cupcake (I love baking and cooking but I did'nt read all the way through
before I pickeds the thumbnail.)
 and Has Afew of Favortie Things I actually did make the Art Journal.
thanks to everyone who stopped by!

New Friend Friday

The Girl CreativeGood morning I got this button to work ok I am not tech savy alot
of this blog are happy accidents.Thank you so much for stopping by I like cooking,scrapbooking,art journaling and mixed media .  I already found the Betty Crocker wanna be cute blog.  I will be stopping by to
check out some other blogs,but I got to get the kids up and ready for school!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Text challenge(Altered Journal cover(
has an altered artisans group that has a text challenge that's why I have a series of these
Also has a cool altered srtist group as well ( In addition to layouts , challenges,etc..

Also this page reflects my grwoing passion for art journaling in general and next to m pedicures , this is really relaxing.
I had fun taggin along today (Tag along Tuesday at Twee poppets!) I am always happy to find some like minded indivduals!
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Tag Along Tuesday Hosted by TweePoppets

   I am checking out the Tuesday Tag Along as you can see by my post
hosted by  Twee Poppets.  If you participate you must include the button
if you want Twee Poppets to follow you , follow her and leave a comment that you are a new follower
and if someone his following you because they found you on this hop it's a  polite thing to do to follow them back
If I have missed something please let me know because I new .
Everyone enjoy you day i  am off to  enjoy mine!

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner:Chocolate Pecan Pie

 What can I say y'all I love Paula Deen  and for crying out loud what can
go wrong with some chocolate ?  There is no such thing as too much.   I hope you like the video!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Congradulations Sandy Liles you won the Hobby Lobby Card

You have 48 hours to claim your prize please email
me at
with your address and email so I can let you know when it got sent
thanks ladies for participating!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Vintage challenge from pages in time ning group

                           Pages in time (ning group) had a Vintage challenge this was my take on it . I am including
the link here:    Really friendly group of people I felt welcome right away also
the moderator of the group has a really cool blog  I am also following and is the reason I decided to
give vintage a try  Well please check back in tommrow to find out
who will win the HObby Lobby card there is still a chance to win until midnight that is!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Birda Mae's recipe corner: Chicken Manicotti

Betty Crocker's Entertaining Basics: Learning to Entertain with Confidence           Chicken Manicotti
                                            You will need a 13x9 inch rectangular pan

                                        1 jar(26 to 30 ounces) tomato pasta sauce (any variety)
                                         1 teaspoon garlic salt
                                        1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders(not breaded)
                                        14 uncoooked manicotti shells(8 ounces)
                                        2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese(8ounces)
                                        Chopped fresh basil leaves if desired

                                     1.  Heat the oven 350o.  Spread about 1 cup of the pasta sauce in the ungreased
                                          rectangular pan.

                                     2. Sprinkle the garlic salt over the chicken.  Fill the uncooked manicotti shells with
                                         chicken,stuffing chicken from each end of shell. Place filled shells on pasta sauce
                                         in the pan.

                                     3.  Pour the remaining pasta sauce evenly over the shells ,covering shells completely
                                          with sauce.  Sprinkle with cheese.

                                      4.  Cover the pan with aluminum foil and bake about 1 hour 30 minutes or until
                                         shells are tender.  Sprinkle with basil.

Monday, May 3, 2010

blog house party !

is having a blog house party I made an altered house . I will be honest I was a little intimated that we were all doing the same thing
but I got over it anyway you can go to rinda's blog to see who all participated
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Saturday, May 1, 2010

Contest Giveaway:hobby lobby gift card5/6/10

In honor of National Scrapbooking Day  I thought this would be a great time to do a giveaway
here are the contest rules

1. You must be a follower of this blog

2. You must be a U. S resident

3.  Mention  where you found out about the contest  and how long you have been scrapbooking

Note:  Deadline is 5/5/10 at midnight , in the event I  have  to select another winner I will
pick people who entered before 5/6/10  .  Please check back because you only have 48 hours to

P.S.  Hobby Lobby  will let you order online as well!



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.