Thursday, April 26, 2012

Last weekend page and Smoothie

Yeah!  I made it and just in time to get in one more challenge for Shimelle's scrapbooking weekend last Sunday night.  (I posted this originally at Two Peas as I didn't have time to get a blog entry completed.)  This challenge was to use a 'rubbish' photo.  I also did Glitter Girl's challenge for working with a pretty, but busy, pattern paper.  My photo is out of focus.  Only I could use a self-timer on a point and shoot camera and still get a blurry photo.

Check out last week's Glitter Girl.  She shares great ideas for using bold patterns and even gives us a pdf with several sketch ideas.  I'd used this one before and liked it so much I repeated with this pretty paper from K and Company.

The flowers at the top are stamped from the Petal Pizzazz stamp set. It definitely has been well used but mostly for card.  I stamped and then coated with Crystal Effects to add some weight and shine.  The cool trim is from Webster's Pages.  I thought the colors for this layout went with the winter time frame of the photo. We were on our way out for dinner at my husband's favorite restaurant.  Unfortunately, it was our last trip there as they have closed.  Lenny told absolutely everyone about this place.  I guess word of mouth just wasn't enough. Tough times for many of our small businesses.

And speaking of food...yesterday when I posted I was off to try making a smoothie without bananas.  I'm amazed to say it turned out pretty good.  It was tasty enough to make another this morning.

My recipe is:

3/4 cut fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 cup plain yogurt
Approx 1/3 cup chopped mango (I didn't measure this, either time :-(  The mango is mainly to add body, not so much taste.
2 Tablespoons oats
1 Tablespoon honey or to taste

Place strawberries in freezer for about an hour.  Then combine first three ingredients in blender and blend til fairly smooth.  Add oats and honey and finish blending to desire consistency.

If the mango I'd managed to find was riper, I might not have needed the honey.  My husband has always loved mangos and I find them a bit too sweet.  This year, I'm looking forward to getting some from Florida in season and making up other combos.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Love your take on the challenge! That looked like a fun one. That does look like one tasty smoothie. I'll be make those if it ever warms up here!

  2. What a beautiful page! It's a great sketch to use some wonderful patterned papers. And the smoothie... YUM!

  3. Another great layout!!
    I have never made a smoothie, was surprised to see oatmeal in there.

  4. I always like your layouts Lisa-on this one you used the patterned paper well-and your smoothie sounds delish


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