Friday, March 23, 2012

Friday Freebie: "You Is" Print Download

Living on this itty bitty island here in Alaska has many ups and downs.  A big down is entertainment, or the lack of. I guess people figure that it's so beautiful here, who'd want to stay indoors to do something? Me!  I do! :)

Although I really do love the outdoors, it's just nice to occasionally do something "normal". Like see a movie! Our movies usually on stay in the theater one week.  If you happen to miss it, you're out of luck.

When the movie "The Help" came out, I desperately wanted to see it.  I realized on the last day of the showing that if I didn't see it that night, chances were I wouldn't see it until I could get it on netflix. So my sweet husband took me on a date to go see it.

We both LOVED it!  What a wonderful movie. One of my favorite scenes was when Aibileen said "You is kind, You is Smart, You is Important". 
That is my inspiration for todays Friday Freebie.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

How to add floating social media buttons in blogger

 1. Download your fovorite social media icon buttons.  There are lots of freebies out there, just google. The ones I used are from Icon Dock : Vector Social Media Icons.
2. Edit in your favorite photo editing program.
(Illustrator, Photoshop, PSE, etc.)
I opened the .png icons in PSE and used my hue/saturation adjustment levels to match the color of my blog.  I know there are other ways to do this, but this was how I did it.

3. Upload your files to photobucket or other image hosting site.

4. Copy the code below and edit in notepad, word, or other text editing program.

<div id='newnavbar'> <ul> <a href="WEBSITELINKGOESHERE"><img src="DIRECTIMAGELINKGOESHERE" width="50" height="50" alt="TAGLINE GOES HERE" /></a> </ul></div>

5. In the text editor, add your own text, links,  and desired image size in the correct location.
(See sample below)
Copy your new code (ctrl + c).
6. Log in to blogger. 
Click on "Layout". 
Click on "Add a gadget". 
Click on  "HTML/JavaScript"

In the content box paste (ctrl + v) your new code. Press save.

Take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy your new buttons!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Little Bit Baker: 30 Minute Crusty Baguette Recipe

Quick & Crusty French Baguettes

2 cups very warm water
1 packet yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
3-4 cups flour

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a large bowl, whisk together the warm water, yeast, and sugar. Set the bowl on top of your preheating oven for ten minutes. Stir in the salt and add the flour a half-cup at a time, until the dough becomes soft but not sticky. Knead the dough until elastic.
Cut the dough into four even pieces. Roll each of them into four long, thin ropes. Twist together two of the ropes to form one loaf. Twist the other two ropes together to form a second loaf. Transfer both onto a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
You can now bake the loaf right away (if you’re in a hurry) or allow it to rise for an additional 15-30 minutes on top of your warm oven.
Now for the SECRET: Fill a large bowl with 3-4 cups of ice. Open your hot oven and place the baking sheet with the baguettes inside, then toss the ice cubes on the bottom of the oven and quickly shut the door. Do NOT open your oven for 15 minutes. Bake until golden brown, about 15-18 minutes.
Serve fresh and hot with your favorite olive oil for dipping.

Do exactly as this recipe says (including the ice in the oven trick) and you'll have PERFECTLY DELICIOUS crusty on the outside and soft on the inside French Baguette bread.
You won't be disappointed!

I bought my Perforated Baguette Pan HERE on Amazon for about $16.00. 
If you are in the market for now, I would strongly recommend a longer pan this.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

New Templates In Shop & A Sale!

 I just added my new "So Lucky" Templates to my shop. These are the perfect templates to scrap your St. Patricks Day photos. They are normally priced @ $3.99, but all templates are on sale  @ 40 % off until the 31st of March. So each template pack is $2.39.

Want a chance to win my "So Lucky" templates? You can enter once on my blog by leaving a comment, or on my facebook page by leaving a comment, please don't forget to add an email address or a way to contact you if you win.
Winner will be chosen the 17th of this month @ Midnight.
One winner will be chosen from my facebook page, and one from my blog.  Good luck!

I am also looking for a few people to do some digi-scrap samples for me using this kit.  If you are interested, please email me along with your name, and a link to your most current gallery.

Digital Scrapbooking Kits, St. Patricks Day Digital Scrapbooking Kits, Templates, Digital Scrapbooking Templates,

Monday, March 12, 2012

Ct Layout: Our Little Princess

I counted 70 GAB {Grab A Byte} mini kits in the SBB store that all mix and match. Each mini kit is only $1.00 each until the 18th of March. It's truly a great deal that you don't want to miss out on.  Such a beautiful theme too!  Perfect for spring, girls, babies, etc. So head on over to Scrapbook Bytes to pick up a few things for your stash. Here are the available kits from LDrag Designs who I CT for. Remember ladies...only $1.00 each until the 18 of March.

Friday, March 9, 2012

CT Layout: Precious

What fun spring colors.  Down This Road Designs has combined all of my current favorite colors into one pack. YAY!  I thought it would make an adorable kit for a boy or girl.  This LO is my DD at 1 day old.

You can find:

Template: Surprise

CT Layout: Ultrasound

What an adorable kit eh?  Perfect for girls AND boys!!! 

You can find the kit:

and the Templates by Me :)



CT Layout: Handmade With Love

I LOVE this picture of my Grandma.  What a perfect kit to accompany with my adored picture. 
 You can find "Nana's Sewing Stash" By: LDrag Designs at ScrapMatters. LDrag Designs has a special offer going on until the 15th
 of this month.  You get the wordpack free if you purchase the full "Nana's Sewing Stash kit".

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Freebie: CU Dotted Shapes

*Easy terms of use{just be sure to read it in the download}.

I am attempting to learn Adobe illustrator.  I figure the best way to learn, is to practice. So enjoy these CU freebies to create something wonderful!  I'd love to see what you create with them!!!

If you'd like to keep the freebies coming, please think about becoming a "follower" on my blog, or "like" my facebook page.

Freebie Download,  Digi Freebies,