Sunday, August 29, 2010

Career Coaching with Bunny Cates

WOW, this is great ~ Bunny answers all your questions about the "business" side of digital scrapbooking. If you sign up, please be sure and put in the comments that you were referred by LYNN ☺

Career Coaching with Me! www.bunnycates.com

Well, when I started out in this business I would have given ANYTHING to have had someone to just sit down and talk to about the behind the scenes aspects of running "the business side" of digiscrap. No fluff, just honest answers to some pretty serious questions I had floating around

Well, Bunny will tell you how it is, no sugar coating it or telling you what you want to hear.  She’ll give you REAL answers to all of your questions.  So what are you waiting for?  Go check it out ! 

Remember: If you sign up, please be sure and put in the comments that you were referred by LYNN ☺

Friday, August 20, 2010

August Pick Ur Bits


Don’t forget about the August DSO PICK YOUR BIT’s - Picnic Promenade.

Here’s my part:



Check out all the fantastic matching kits and printables by the talented DSO designers HERE. All kits and portions range from $1-$2.50.

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Thursday, August 19, 2010

It’s here already?

I can’t  believe it’s Friday!  I’ve always heard that the older you are, the faster time goes by.  Well, I totally agree with this saying!  I certainly qualify for being old and I can tell you that each week goes buy quicker and quicker.

Why when we were younger and in school or working and couldn’t wait for the weekend to roll around it took F  O  R  E  V  E  R ? ? ? 

Whether it came fast or slow, I hope you enjoy your weekend!

Now, on to the new goodies this week over at @D_S_O 

From Nikki

from Jazzy 

from LouCee Creations

from Deanna

from Kalo Designs

from Color with Caryn

Mark you Calendar!

27th Aug the Whole World is waiting for.............

Planet Mars will be the brightest in the night sky starting August. It will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye. This will cultivate on Aug. 27 when Mars comes within 34.65M miles off earth. Be sure to watch the sky on Aug. 27 12:30 am. It will look like the earth has 2 moons.

The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.


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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Sunshine & Laughter

Last week was filled with sunshine and laughter!  I spent the week with my BFF’s  - 6 of us from high school spent a wonderful week together at the beach! I am so blessed to have such great friends!

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Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Here’s a new recipe I’m adding to my recipe stash. 
Preparing the sausage mixture
Before going in the oven
After – as you can see, it was yummy!
  • 3/4* of a 16 ounce package ziti pasta (* my hubby likes a lot of sauce so I 
    usually cook the whole box and use the leftover pasta for pasta salad later)
  • 4 Italian sausage – casing removed and broken into bite size pieces.
  • 1/2 onion-chopped
  • 1/2 sweet red pepper- chopped
  • 15 ounces ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 TBS Italian Seasoning
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 (32 ounce) jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce or make your own sauce.
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add ziti and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and rinse.
  2. Sauté the sausage, onion & peppers and add  spaghetti sauce.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese, seasoning and egg
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Lightly grease a casserole baking dish and lightly cover the bottom with spaghetti sauce. Layer with 1/2 of pasta then with 1/2 of cheese mixture, then some sauce.  Repeat layers, top with remaining spaghetti sauce, followed by Parmesan cheese.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes; let stand for 15 minutes before serving.

Sunday, August 01, 2010

New Recipe Challenge at DSO

This month's posting bonus coordinates with the July posting bonus. And because some of you may already have My Favorite-Part 1, I have included an Add on too! So you will be getting 2 bonuses this month.

Here’s how the Recipe Challenge works:
I give you a recipe and you use the ingredients (different elements) of that recipe to make a scrap page. No food involved.

August Recipe:

Color Scheme: Monotone Chromatic - with at least 4 different shades of the color you choose to work with.  (A monotone color scheme is just one single hue and its variations in terms of tints, shades and saturation. Using saturation and tint/shade variations of a color is always good).

You don't have to use blue, you can choose any color to work with but it must be monotone chromatic.

At least 3 different papers

At least 3 photos

Shapes: scalloped edge on some element or paper

Elements: a hanging element (charm, tag, beads, frame... anything)

That’s 8 items you need on your Monotone Chromatic scrap page.
You may use other elements on your LO but it must stay Monotone Chromatic.
You may use any of your kits for this challenge.

The Challenge
create a Scrap Layout using this months recipe.
upload an image of your layout to the DSO August Challenge Gallery
leave a comment on THIS POST before August 31st, 2010 and include a LINK to your gallery posting. Be sure to do this, without your gallery link I cannot find you to leave you love in the Gallery and send your Posting Bonus.

The Posting Bonus: (2 posting bonuses this month) 


I hope you join us!