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Black and White Wed:Long Road to China

I am finally able to participate!  I am still learning how to take Black and White photos on the Canon
but as long as my Sony works we can do this!  Actually I plan on doing a series.   The women's
writer's and artist's group may have an exhibition coming up this will be my motivation to stay focused!

Art Journal page; from A year in an art Journal prompt

I was trying to link this with Whatcha Makin'Wed. but the image was too big. If anyone else has had this experience  please let me know I may have to switch to the other linky tools. This prompt is from a few months ago but I just recently finished I used the champagne paint to give it a metalic sheen the scanner really doesn't give it much justice. Every 15th and 30th there is a new prompt You can go  check it out by going here
Note: If you link up with me and don't post the button or a worded link then I have deleted the entries it really
isn't fair to everyone else that did.

Whatcha Makin'Wed March 29th-31

Good morning fellow crafty people
It is so to be back. I am already thinking about making calzones and southwest tilapia.  Now of course those things don't go together but the more I stopped by to see whae everyone was cooking the hungrier I got!
So please feel free to post up to 3 recipes or 3 different projects, if you don't cook alot please dont feel
left out if you sew, make things with modpodge, make art journal pages, take really cool pictures of
your kids you can post it here.  I have several different projects going and I thought it would be nice to
have a place you can share all your creative adventures whatever they may  be (As long as it's family friendly)
Just a few things however:

1.Grab my button in the sidebar.

2.  You can also post a worded link is acceptable i.e

3. You may post past or present projects  in case I forgot to mention and have fun

Birda Mae'sr Recipe Corner:Shrimp Scampi

I got this image from here


3/4-1 pound medium size fresh shrimp, shelled and deveined6 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon green onion minced1 tablespoon olive oil4-5 cloves garlic, minced2 teaspoons lemon juice1/4 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons minced parlsley1/4 teaspoon lemon peeldash of Tabasco(optional)

Pat shrimp dry with paper towel and set aside.Melt butter in a wide frying pan over medium heat. Stir in green onion,oil, garlic, lemon juice, and salt.Cook until bubbly. Add shrimp to pan and cook, stirring occasionally until shrimp turns pink(4-5 Minutes)Stir in parsley,lemon peel and Tabasco.Serve with rice.This recipe is linked up with:Hearth and Soul,Tuesday Night Supper Club,Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays,Hunk of Meat Mondays,Whatcha Makin'Wed,and Full plate Thursdays

Bonus Recipe:Fettuccine Alfredo

I got this image from here

1 pound fresh fettuccine
1/4 pound sweet butter(unsalted),softened
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
black pepper(optional)

Cook the fettuccine in plentyof boiling salted water until al dente, or firm to the bite,about 2 minutes drain.Have ready a large warm bowl with the butter in the bottom, cut inot small pieces.  Add the fettuccine immediately after draining; add the cheese and toss well.   Serve at once. Add black pepper if you desire.

Shimelle Blogging for Scrapbookers Prompt 5:Pictures

Every time I look at this picture  I am reminded of the best pasta dish I had .  Next door to Nino's is
a place called Vincente's and they serve the most authentic Italian food ,definitely not commercial like
Olive Garden.  It was a combination of Shrimp Scampi and Fettuccine Alfredo and I know this sounds
really rich but it was the creamiest thing and loaded with Butterfly Shrimp so for this week's recipes
I wanted to share a Shrimp Scampi recipe and Fetuccinne Alfredo(of course I don't have the recipe
of the dish I ate but I believe it will be close enough!
    You can go here if you would like to find out more about the class and today we are on prompt 6.

Layout and why you shouldn't by adhesive chipboards from Paper Studios

Here's a recent layout. I love the color combo. I really miss my kids at this age I was working full time ,at the time ,and I just dont feel
like I enjoyed them as much as I would have liked to. Honestly I recently rediscovered the photo but for the life of me I really can't remember where we were going that day. This is the reason why I scrapbook more so I can remember and my children can have
some tangible proof of how much I love them. Everything I used for this layout except the Pattern Paper was Paper Studios Brand
I don't think anyone should buy adhesive chipboard letters that don't stick! I had to put more glue on the back because the letters
would fall off but other than that I am pretty happy and content with the layout.

Shimelle Blogging for Scrapbookers:Prompt 3 Favorite Things

Go here to check it out Good morning I just wanted to share Prompt 3 which was list some of your favorite things so
here's a few of mine:
1. Paper Corner Rounder-  I rarely create a scrapbook page without this and the Paper
Studio version is very inexpensive.Hobby Lobby carries that brand and you can order online.
2.TjMaxx-as far as retail stores this is still my absolute favorite I am wearing a Liz Clabourne top
I paid like 5 bucks for!
3.Chocolate- I have n't met a form of it I don't like Hershey's kisses, coffee creamer,  Twix candy bar etc...
now don't get me wrong this isn't all day everday but whatever they put in chocolate makes me
incredibly happy .
4.Inspiration Everywhere  This is Michelle Rydell's blog , she does alot of Scrapbooking, Art Journaling etc;;
she is a Design Team Member of Scrapping The Music and always has different projects to share.  You should really check her out.
5 The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath I am intrigued by the fact that wom…

Whatcha Makin' Wed Mar22-24

Hello it's great to be back! I am looking forward to seeing your projects  whether it's home decor, sewing, your favorite recipes, scrapbook layouts ,etc.... whatever you do please share with us here..I can honestly say
I actually don't to make a grocery list until after I see everyones recipes !  Just  a few reminders:

1.  Grab my button in the sidebar.

2.  a worded link such as listed in your
post is acceptable ,too.

3.  You may post up to 3 projects ( 3 different or similar projects) and can
be a project from months ago. That's ok ,too.  (It just has to be Family Friendly)

Birda Mae's Recipe Corner: Lemony Sour-Cream Cookies

First of all I apologize about the last few weeks .  Funny thing about AT&T  they will cut you if you
get to far behind.  I resolved that issue but there was alot of miscommunication and technical difficulties,but
I don't want this to look like a rant against them (they do still have good customer service).  On to the
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoon butter or margarine softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup sour cream
 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel
1/2teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 F.Grease two large  cookie sheets.  In small bow, combine flour,baking soda, and salt.In large bowl, with mixer at medium spee, beat butter until creamy,Gradually add sugar , and beat until light and fluffy.  Beat in sour cream, lemon peel, and vanilla.  Reduce speed to low; beat in flour mixture until blended.Drop dough by rounded teaspoons,inch apart , on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until cookies are se…

Shimelle Blogging for Scrapbookers Has started!

I got my prompt for the first class  so far these are the only online scrapbooking classes I like because they are A) Very inexpensive B)Very good info given C)Even if you have missed the class you can still get the prompts but this time I am on time with everyone  else  so go to this link she  is awesome don't miss out