Thursday, April 28, 2016

Cards for JustNick Studios.

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Cards are SO much fun to make.  I loved using my supplies to create these fun little cards:
 I used the Card Sentiments 3 by Just Nick Studios.  I sized them each to fit the front of my card face, then cut out of kraft card stock and then painted with water color.  I finally adhered the cuts to patterned paper and then to my card face.  The last thing I did was embellish with some fun things I had in my embellishment drawer.

Here are the closeups of each card:
 thanks SO much for your visits this week!  Have a FANTASTIC day!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


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I think this particular layout has to be one of my favorites right now.  I'll start with the closeups:
The embellishments in the One Fine Day kit from Scrapbook Circle are SO fun--so much dimension without a lot of bulk.

For this layout I designed in my Silhouette studio concentric squares--thankfully the papers are double sided so that I could cut and then flip the squares over alternating the patterns.  I think my favorite extra touch is the sewing--I had fun pushing up the paper around the edges giving it some dimension.
The picture isn't the best--but the day was TOTALLY fun!  A day on the lake with family and friends--LOVED it!
Thanks for the visit today!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

happy together.

 some fun closeups:

 I love this bright fun page of my son and I.  I happened to be at the school helping with a fundraiser on his birthday.  I decided to surprise him with chocolate chip cookies to share with his friends at lunch.  He is a GREAT kid--loves to take selfies with his mommy! ;)

For this layout I used the One Fine Day kit from Scrapbook Circle--enjoy!

Monday, April 25, 2016

go. see. do.

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Life is hard enough, why take yourself seriously?  So the story behind these pictures was that I needed a new headshot for Scrapbook Circle.  My teenage son and I had a blast--he cracks me up!  Anyway, I just "HAD" to make a layout with some of my favorites:
For this page I used the One Fine day kit, closeups:

Thanks for the visit to my blog today--hope your day is FANTASTIC!!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

pinterest food find. baking powder biscuits

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yes, I have another recipe I have shared that is biscuits--I can't help it I LOVE them!  That being said here is another favorite:
photo and recipe credit: Eat Cake for Dinner

Baking Powder Biscuits

2 c. all-purpose flour, plus more as needed
1 Tbl. baking powder
1 tsp. kosher salt
3 Tbl. sugar, opt. 
1/2 c. unsalted butter, diced and chilled
1 c. buttermilk

Place flour, baking powder and salt in a large mixing bowl and mix together with a fork or whisk.  Add cold, diced, butter and use a pastry cutter to blend in the butter until it resembles coarse meal, with pea size pieces of butter.  Stir in the buttermilk with a fork or wooden spoon.  Dough should be sticky.     

Turn the dough out onto a tea-towel that has been sprinkled with flour. Sprinkle the top of the wet dough with flour.  Lightly knead the dough, working in the flour.  Add more flour as needed until the dough is no longer sticky and holds its shape.  Don't let a recipe dictate the proportions of wet to dry ingredients.  Develop "the touch" and know when the dough feels right.  Roll or pat out the dough until it's 1/4-inch thick long-ways on the towel.  Make sure there is enough flour under the dough to prevent sticking.  Grab the right side of the towel and fold the right third of the dough toward the center.  Grab the left side of the towel and fold the left third of the dough toward the center.  Grab the top of the towel and fold the dough in half from top to bottom.  Grab the bottom of the towel and fold the dough in half bottom to top.  

Lightly roll or pat out the dough to one-inch thick.  Cut out the biscuits by using a floured biscuit cutter.  Cut straight down and don't twist the biscuit cutter or the edges will bind together and prevent the biscuit from rising to its full potential.  Continue cutting as many biscuits as you can.  Gather the scraps, stack them and gently press together.  This method keeps the layers intact and will result in prettier biscuits than if you re-roll the dough scraps. The gently pressed layer of scraps needs to be about one-inch thick.  Cut as many biscuits as you can get.  

Place the cut out biscuits on a baking sheet that has been greased or covered with a baking mat.  Scoot these layered biscuits next to each other to help them rise up straight and not fall over.  Brush tops with cooking oil, butter or milk.   Bake in a preheated 450 degree oven for 15 minutes or until tops are golden brown.  Makes 12-15 biscuits.            

Monday, April 18, 2016


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So as you can see by my post dates--life has been BUSY, but AWESOME!  Have a graduating senior, busy with track, and the end of the year GOODNESS that comes along with all of that!  Seeing as it's Prom season around here I thought I would share a page that I created for the JustNick studio design team.  I found these polaroids in a stack my mom handed me a few weeks ago--YEP!  That's me:
I loved that I could use this unique Spiral background and awesome Shattered Alpha on my page (it was cut in vellum).  
Thanks for the quick visit today!  I'm off to a Golden Scholar award convocation--NEVER a dull moment here at the Waite house--Chao!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Pinterest Food find. Chocolate Chip malted Pancakes

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Photo & Recipe credit: Picky Palate
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons malt powder (I used Carnation)
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Homemade Whipped Cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  1. Place flour, malt powder, sugar, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and chocolate chips into a large mixing bowl. Stir until well combined.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, spoon about 1/4 cup batter into center of pan. With spoon, form round pancake quickly. Let cook for 60 seconds or until batter starts to bubble. With spatula, flip and cook an additional minute or until cooked through and browned. Continue until all batter is used.
  3. To prepare whipped cream whisk heavy whipping cream and sugar in mixing bowl until whipped cream forms. Top each pancake with a dollop of whipped cream and additional chocolate chips if desired.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday funny. Juan Who Works at Cabo

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Happy April Fool's day!