Saturday, June 16, 2012

Mom's Diner

This past week I have ventured out and tried a few new things (food wise) and tomorrow will be another day of something new. A little while back my favorite Chinese restaurant closed up and left me in the cold on my favorite foods of all time. 

When I save favorite foods....we are talking this was my ONLY take out food for the longest time...sometimes 3/4 times a month I would eat from there.When the kids wanted pizza, I would order Chinese for myself LOL.  They had a really sweet but tangy taste to their general tso's chicken, and a super delish sweet and sour sauce that was a perfect bright red, and just spot on (for my tastes). The Lomein from there.....o my goodness don't get me started!!!! It was the absolute best "American-Chinese" ever- and after a few months I am just craving it so badly that I have went on a hunt for the perfect recipe to replicate it.

I have managed to find a way to replicate their "garlic chicken" and pinapple chicken this week by trying different switch ups to this General's recipe found online and managed to make a fried rice similar to Panda Expresses'.....but I am still hunting for that general's chicken! So if anyone out there knows of a recipe that makes the general's chicken that is the same red as a cooked chilli pepper and more of a sweeter taste PLEASE LET ME KNOW!!! LOL - 

Tomorrow I am also trying something new thanks to Sherry's amazing photos of her homemade loaves. I have made my own bisquits, banana nut bread and sweets before, but this will be a whole new experience and I am excited to bake some up with the girlies. - And even more anxious to take some photos to scrap with the new kit :)

I did manage to create one layout with the request winning kit- Mom's Diner of Miss Stevie Rae: 

And the reason why I am about to try some loaf baking tomorrow is because of this layout :) 

 And the other sweeties have been busy creating some fabulous layouts as well this this week's new release:

 Created by Andrea                       Created by Sherry
Created by Nikki                                Created by Jen

You can pick up Mom's Diner at Scrap Takeout and A Cherry On Top  20% off this weekend as well!

I also re-released one of my favorite patriotic kits this week at Scrap TakeOut. So Liberty is also available 20% off until the 4th of July. So if your planning up a 4th of July blast this fun kit would be a great use for hybrid invitations or decorations. 

Here are some awesome inspirational layouts from the Sweeties showcasing this kit: 

Be sure to mark your calendars for Next Friday- I will be kicking off my 5 year designaversay - If that is a word :) And All of July you will be getting  a whole month full of a goodies to help set year six off on the right foot. 

So if you haven't signed up for the ScrapTakeOut newsletter- you might want to do so- since I will be giving away a free gift through next week :)  Plus there are new goodies given each week...and well- Who doesn't like free goods :)

Much Love and Hugs!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Lucy Lips

So the other day I had mentioned that school had ended and the girls had brought home their awards. With the addition to a math whiz and science award- Miss Roxy also brought home the "Lucy Lips" award. Once I seen it I just shook my head and laughed because it is SO her. I have never in my life met such a chatty girl, but I love her dearly for it. 

Of course I had to scrap about it- and figured since I wasn't the only person with a chatty cathy- I decided to make a design  inspired by miss Roxy :) - So this week I bring you

And here is the scrap page I created of Miss Roxanna and her award :)
 The sweeties also have some chatter boxes and I am just in love with their pages as well!: 
 By Nikki                                       By Danna

 By Andrea                                            By Sherry

You can get Lucy Lips this weekend on sale at both ScrapTakeOut and ACherryOnTop

Also this week I have re-released A Good Read at ScrapTakeOut as well as the coordinating Wordy Bits. Both of those are also on sale this weekend

And here is some awesome inspiration from the Creative Sweeties!
By Nikki                                                By Danna

I am still working on the awesome 50's diner kit and will have a sneak peek for you this weekend!
hope you all have a fabulous friday!
Much Love and Hugs!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Anyone for some Take Out?

A few weeks back I had posted on the facebook page that I had some sad news.....but some exciting news at the same time :) 
It was at that point the ladies over at Scrap Take Out had contacted me about being part of the team.....and also the moment I had chosen to depart from Me So Scrappy. I won't lie- I was a tad bit hesitant because moving is always hard and a lot of work too (Whether its physical objects or digital it all applies) 
But once I got in there and found out who was hanging out and who I would be working was just like one of those moments when you are looking at a house and go THIS IS IT!!!
Yep just like that :) 

This month is not only my grand opening at Scrap Take Out, but also my 5 year design anniversary. And throughout the past the 5 years I have come across some fabulous people and have been through the ropes a time or two. And to have STO find me, and it having some of the fabulous people I have known since almost day one...just speaks volumes of fate to me. 

So I have tons of announcements and release news for you all.....So here we go :) 

Everything in my Scrap Take Out store will be 30% off for opening week- The discount is applied once the item is added to the cart - This includes the brand new releases and a handful of newer prior releases. 

Are you ready to see the full previews of this weeks releases? 
Brand new this week 
And here is some awesome inspirations from the Sweeties:

And Also Brand New This Week 
 And here is some awesome inspirations from the Sweeties:

I am also hosting the mini kit challenge this month at Scrap Take Out- so that means I have another awesome gift for you all! Just stop by the forum and you can pick up this mini kit: 

And if you participate in the challenge and upload a layout using the mini kit- You will not only get points to go shopping with in the store- but also another little gift from me :)

AND....In case you are feeling a little chatty :) I am also hosting a couple chats this weekend as well. 

First is the Early Bird Speed Scrap- this is for the early risers AND a time that I could find to accomodate my international friends as well :) 
It will take place HERE at 8am EST Saturday June 2nd. 

BUT IF your not an early riser- OR You just want to have some crazy late night fun- I will also be hosting a Midnight Madness Chat that will just be talk about scrap things, jokes, questions...popcorn fights and ice cream eating :) 
It will take place HERE at 11:59 pm EST Saturday June 2nd

*I totally plan on taking a nap in between chats LOL*

I will be going back to my regularly hosted chats as well this month- So I added a schedule button where you can check out what is coming up all month long 

Much Love and Hugs to you all
and I hope to see you around the forums :)