Monday, October 17, 2011

Jones Creek Farm

Kit: Autumn Breeze by Two Cute Kids

On the way home from Orcas Island we stopped at Jones Creek Farm to pick apples and pumpkins.  We had a good time picking Northern Spy apples for applesauce and pumpkins to carve for Halloween.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Spraguefest 2011 -- VEGAS!!!

Back from the nonstop action of Vegas and Spraguefest 2011.  What a great time.  It was so nice to see old friends and make new ones.  Classes taught by Carina, Heidi, and Jessica were so much fun, if not quite my style.  Here are the layouts that I have created.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Connor's 1st Day of School

Connor's 1st day of 2nd grade.  My little boy is growing up!!!

Kit: Picture Day by Two Cute Kids

Monday, August 15, 2011

Two Cute Kids

Two Cute Kids is having her Grand Opening Sale at Scrappity Doo Dah!  Come and join her.  Freebies on her blog to coordinate with her kits.

Here is how I used her: Happiest Place on Earth Kit:

Kit: Happiest Place by Two Cute Kids
Word Art: Disney Word Art by britt-ish designs

Kit: Happiest Place by Two Cute Kids
Brad: Chocoholic by Starving Artist Designs

Here is how I used her So Little So Loved Kit:

Kit: So Little So loved by Two Cute Kids

Cloud, Star and Glitter: LilDreamer by KariQ Designs

Thursday, July 28, 2011


Here is WA, we have had very few days of summer.  But the kids and I did get out to Belfair to pick some cherries.

Template: No Reiner Reason Template 9

Kit: Chocoholic by Starving Artist Designs

Kit: Classic Beauty by Pixel Perfect Designs

Kit: Thankful for You by Mandy King

Bay View Camping

Template: Shappy Princess Project Scrap Template June 2011

Papers: The Great Outdoors by Green Eyed Lady Designs
Sanded Overlay: K Pertiet
Papers: My Shepherd by Eyelet's Scrap Designs
Embelishments: Spontaneous Delight by Carrie Stephens Designs
Stitches: Make a Splash by Chelle's Creations

We had such a great time at Bay View State Park.  The boys enjoyed sleeping in the tent, cooking over the fire, and playing on the beach.  We will be back next year.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

More Smores!!!!

Template: Stacked Templates by Simply Kelly Designs

Kit: Smore Fun my Truman Studios

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

From Farm to Table

Kit: Roll with It by Simply Kelly Designs

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Low Sugar Strawberry Jam

Picking your strawberries.  Here is my friend Nancy picking.  I picked 6 flats of organic strawberries at Bolles Organic Farm.

Aren't they pretty.  Wash them up, and then stem and hull them.  Then crush them up.


Place lids in warm water to help soften rubber.

Place water in your canner and start to heat up.

Cast of characters:
Splenda or  Sugar

More Characters:
8 oz jars
package of SUGAR FREE/LOW SUGAR Pectin

Last of Characters:
Bowl to mash strawberries
Potato Masher
Canning accessory kit - I bought mine at Fred Meyer

Boil fruit and then place in jars.  Remember to leave head space.

So pretty when they come out of the canner

Sugar Free Strawberry Jam

3 c strawberries (approx 3 pints)
3/4 c water
1 box low sugar fruit pectin
1/2 c splenda or sugar

Bring boiling water canner, half full with water to a simmer.  Pour boiling water over flat lids in saucepan and turn off heat.  Let stand in hot water until ready to use.

Stem and crush strawberries; place 3 cups of the crushed strawberries in 6-8 quart sauce pot.  Stir in water.  Add pectin, stirring until well blended.

Bring mixture to full rolling boil (boil that doesn't stop when stirred) on high heat, stirring constantly.  Box 1 minute, stirring constantly.  Add Splenda or sugar.  Skim off foam if desired.

Ladle into jar, filling to 1/8 inch of the top.  Wipe jar rims and threads.  Cover with lids and rings.  Tighten rings until finger tip tight.  Place jar in canner.  Water must cover jars by 1-2 inches.  Add more water if necessary.  Cover and bring to a boil.

Once boiling, process for 10 minutes.  Remove jars and place upright on towel to cool completely.  I also cover with towel.  After jars cool, check seals by pressing middle of lid with finger. (if lid springs back, lid is not sealed and you must refrigerate).

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Free Template at Simply Kelly Designs

Who doesn't like Samores

Free Template here by Simply Kelly Designs

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Simply Kelly Designs has a new Strike Kit that is perfect for all your bowling photos.

The colors are vibrant and fun. Here's how I used this kit.

Kit: Strike by Simply Kelly Designs
Mask: Make a Mess - Splendid Fiins by Nisa Fiin

Grab the Strike Kit for 30% off through June 8.

My Monkeys


Swirls by Simply Kelly Design


Plentiful by Shabby Princess

It's a Jungle Out There by Shannon Wright

Monkey-ing Around by Simply Kelly Designs (part of 100 blog bloghop)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Glamming It Up


Swirls by Simply Kelly Designs

Pink Paradise by The Mathematician's Assistant

Adventures in Reading by Plum Dumpling Design

A Formal Affair by Simply Kelly Designs

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

ABC of Washington State

Have you always wanted to complete an ABC album but don't have the time? Simply Kelly Designs has made it easier for you to complete an ABC project with her new ABCs Template release.

Here's how I used the template.

The ABCs Template is on sale for $1 through 6/7. Grab this bargain now before it is gone!


A Whale of a Day by Simply Kelly Designs

** I would like to thank the many friends who allowed me to use their pictures ***

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Over Mother's Day we went camping at Lincoln Rock State Park and learned to play Frisbee from our friends Laura and Doug.  Here is the scrapbook page with a new template from Simply Kelly Designs.

Template: Slightly Skewed by Simply Kelly Designs

Kit: Talk to Me by Simply Kelly Designs

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tuesday is new release day for Simply Kelly Designs. Today she released a new In A Circle Layered Template.

This template is designed for 3 photos and has room for journaling and a small title.

Moments to memories- Dreamers Magic Designs, Kelly Walker
Pink Paradise by The Mathematician's Assistant
Girly Girl by Marie Stones
Gift of Love by Designs by Dahlia Co

Snatch this template up for $1 through May 17.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

NEW Simply Kelly Template


Template: You Are Sweet by Simply Kelly Designs

Word Art: Bloom and Grow by Songbird Ave


Curvy Circles by Simply Kelly Designs


A Whale of a Time by Simply Kelly Designs

Spraguearound Sun Fun Paper Kit #1 by LivE Designs

Monday, May 2, 2011

Grand Opening: Simply Kelly Designs Store

Simply Kelly Designs is having a grand opening for her new store. There are some great deals in the Simply Kelly Designs Store and a free template on the Simply Kelly Designs Blog.

Don't miss out on this sale!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011



4 Photo Template #1 by Simply Kelly Designs

Kits used:

Talk to Me by Simply Kelly Designs

Leap of Faith by Jennifer Eldridge

Live, Laugh, Love by Faith Sisters Collaboration

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Focus Template by Simply Kelly Designs

Marie Stones – Linen Paper Pack

Michele Stone – Dreaming of Summer

Chelle’s Creations - Half Moon Bay Paperpack

Project B Designs – Boys Will Be Boys

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

How my brain and emotions work

I has been awhile since I have written anything personal on here.  But I just read this book, while it is a fiction and love story, I so related to Sarah the main character.  The author is able to put into words how my brain and emotions work with relation to interpersonal relationships.  Anyone who wishes to understand me should read this book.

The First Love Cookie Club by Lori Wilde

Vail Colorado

Template: 3 Photo Layered Template NO 1 by Simply Kelly Designs
Kits: Winter Blues by Rachel Dickson & Penguin Walk by SAS Designs

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Puzzle Pieces of Me

Puzzle: Simply Kelly Designs

Frame: Little Buckaroo by Peppermint Creative

Paper: Momentz by Designz by DeDe

Paper & Bling : Story Book Slumber by Inspired by Dominic Designs