This element is more of a fun one than anything. I created it BIG - I thought it might be a fun one for showing that great old tree with the tire swing you were so fond of as a child - or for a family tree - or for a children's fantasy layout... I know its not as refined as some of my elements, this one was pure imagination and fun. The leaves were created seperate so you can 'change seasons' and if these colors don't suit you, I simply made them from the natural brushes in Photoshop and you could easily make your own foliage. Also, I included a plain black template too, for the trunk, so you could cut your own trunk out of your own paper. It could be very interesting if you did that, then overlaid your own paper pattern using a blending mode, over the wooden trunk? I would love to see how you use this idea!
Jill, you left a comment for me, that you've used one of my papers in a layout... can we seeeee, pretty please? I would love to publish it here if you email it to me (firstname.lastname@example.org) It would be helpful if it were reduced to 500 x 500 px.
Thank you all so very, very much for your well wishes on our new home-to-be. I lay at night as I drift off, and walk through the house over and over, planning what will be where. Its a very exciting time of our lives! This beautiful home will be ours, here on earth - seems heavenly, but it brings to mind, if this place delights us so, then what will heaven be like?
No eye has seen,
No ear has heard,
no mind can concieve what God has prepared
for those who love him.
1 Corinthians 2:9 NIV
I have been TAGGED... ok, meybe I am weird or something (actually thats what the tagging is about, he he!) but this is the very first time I have been tagged. Really. I've been hanging out here in blogland for what, 2 years now, and never been tagged. I often wondered when my turn would be. Its going to take me a day to prepare this as I have so many quirks its going to be hard to narrow it down to 5.
Yesterday I made my sweetie a gourmet, low fat breakfast and he loved it so much I will share it with you.
1 1/2 cup skim milk from powder
1 cup flour
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp brown sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp allspice
1/3 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
You may cut the flour down a bit and add more egg or egg white if you wish. Using a hand held mixer, beat the wet ingredients first, then add in the dry slowly until incorperated, then till the batter is smooth. This batter is best if made at least 1 hour before - or can be made the night before and refridgerated.
Fry in non-stick pan with no oils or butter. Makes a ton.
NO FAT APPLE FILLING
4 cups peeled, sliced apples
2 tbsp jello jelly powder - any flavor (c'mon, be DARING!)
Cook for 2 -4 minutes, on high, in microwave so that apples are still a tad crispy.
Assemble the crepes by filling each crepe with about 1/2 cup apple filling and rolling up. You will end up with many extra crepes, which will keep well in the fridge or freezer.
Top with 1 tbsp chocolate sauce and even a teensy of light cool whip or whipped topping. Delicious and good for ya without throwing you off your diet!