Wanted to share a few recent collages I've made for coach's gifts. I had them printed out at Costco (size 16x20 is only $5.99). They're personal and made in a pinch--and once you make one, you're sure to do it again!
Instead of buying a frame with a mat, I simply added a border to enhance the colors.
You can use any type of editing software, and if you google "free collage templates" you'll also find a ton of freebies. Believe me, if I can do it, you can too...
This is our Christmas card this year. I searched for what I wanted, looked and looked for 2 days, and finally pulled the trigger with Minted. Their customer service is unmatched. The weight of the paper, the color, the fact that they send you a proof before they're fully printed--I can't say enough about them. This, coupled with a $25 coupon and free shipping made me a happy camper. What's not to love? For more info on their cards and new personalized wrapping paper, click here.
Are you at all familiar with Dear Photograph? The concept of taking a photograph of a photograph, from the past, in the present. You can read more about it here. Fell in love with the concept a while ago, and always wanted to do it.
Well, these boys took it to a whole new level. They recreated photos and put them in a scrapbook, as a gift to their mother. How beautifully awesome is THAT????
You can read more about it here. I'm so dragging my sister out for a remake of something this Christmas.
I wanted to share what I did with the Fall Mega Kit today. I made two albums, using only the contents of the kit. This 8x8 album contains photos and journaling on my Top 10 Favorite Things to do in the Fall...
The cover page:
Our Annual ALS Walk for my brother in law, Hoyt...
Friday Night Lights...
My Daughter's Volleyball...
Soccer for my son Evan...and my son Griffin...
And Carving Pumpkins. As you can see, I need to print out a few more photos and journal a bit more. But I'll get there!
This would be the second mini album I made with this kit. It houses my simple 4x6 photos perfectly. The theme of this book is simply favorite pictures taken this season...
Thanks so much for allowing me to share!! I have ONE of these awesome kits left, so if you're interested, please email Trish at Turay413@gmail.com. The cost of the kit is $32 plus shipping.
The 2013 December Daily Kit is here, and ready to ship!! The kit is packed in order, making assembly a snap! These are by far the most popular yearly kits from Work in Progress, so if you'd like one, please contact Trish at Turay413@gmail.com, or purchase this kit using the Paypal button below. Note: This kit comes with an email containing photos for simple assembly.
Contents of this kit include: 16 papers from Echo Park and Lily Bee, an 8x8 scalloped chipboard mini album, a 4x6 graduated acrylic album, 6 felt colored snowflakes, October Afternoon mini alpha stickers in red, jump rings, Echo Park cardstock stickers, Echo Park alphabet, various die cuts and 2 yards of ribbon.
40 Christmas Tags--SOLD OUT
Adventure Awaits Mini Book--$20
This 5x7 mini book uses October Afternoon and Studio Calico papers and embellishments to create a book about things you want to do--a virtual Bucket List--in a mini.
The Best Decision I Ever Made--Mini Book--$25
A mini book about your life, and the big decisions you've had to make that led you to where you are now. The 5x7 mini book is made using Teresa Collins and Jenni Bowlin's paper and embellishments.
Fall Mega Kit--$32
Samples of the two mini books I created from this kit include a 5x7 scalloped book, and an 8x8 post bound mini about my Top10 Fall Favorites (see below).
I made this twice in the past month, it's that good...
FRENCH ONION SOUP CASSEROLE
2-3 Tbs butter or... margarine 3 large sweet onions or 4 medium white or yellow onions 2 c. shredded Swiss cheese (8 oz.) 1 can cream of chicken soup, undiluted** 2/3 c. milk 1 tsp. soy sauce 8 or so slices of French bread
**You can substitute cream of mushroom soup for cream of chicken to make vegetarian.
Slice onions and try not to cry. With this many onions, its hard.
Melt butter in a saute pan over medium heat, and add onions. Saute onions until clear, a little brown is ok. In a shallow 2 qt. casserole pan, layer onions, 2/3 of cheese and pepper to taste.
In a sauce pan, heat soup, milk, and soy sauce, stirring to blend. Pour soup mixture in a casserole and stir gently to mix. Top with bread slices. Bake at 350 uncovered for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, top of bread should be nice and toasted.
Push bread slices under the sauce and top with the remaining cheese
Place casserole back in oven and finish baking for 15 more minutes.