The wonderful team over at My Scrapbook Art is hosting a giveaway this month! Head on over to enter to win a spot in Pocket Pop, my introductory Adobe Illustrator class. If you haven’t taken the class yet but have been wanting to learn this amazing program, check it out!
Together, we’ll walk through the Illustrator interface while building six, colorful and coordinated pocket cards. I’ll show you how to customize your workspace, mix custom colors, build geometric shapes, create type on a path, apply brushes, work in a three-dimensional workspace and more!
To all who enter, good luck! And if you’ve already enjoyed Pocket Pop, you’ll be excited to hear that Pocket Pop 2 is IN DEVELOPMENT! Yay!!
Fall is here, folks. I know it from the crisp mornings we’ve been having in Georgia (YAY!) and because I baked the first pumpkin bread of the season this week. Done.
Fall is here.
I’ve been baking this particular pumpkin bread recipe for years. Loaves have been given as gifts, shared at family gatherings, or occasionally kept all for myself! Whatever your plans are this season, will you please make this bread?!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1 (15 oz.) can Libby’s Pure Pumpkin*
- 4 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1/2 cup apple sauce
- 2/3 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup light brown sugar
- 3 1/2 cups King Arthur all purpose white flour*
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease two 9″ x 5″ loaf pans.
- In a large bowl, mix together pumpkin, eggs, oil, apple sauce water and sugar until well blended.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
- Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture until just blended. Pour into the prepared pans.
- Bake for about 1 hour in the preheated oven. Loaves are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
* Not a sponsored post. I just adore these brands.
Another huge shout out to my friend Tela for Creative Retreat’s September kit! The embellishment kit is now available, and it turned out beautifully! I designed a variety of cardstock due cuts, cork arrows, and the adorable stamp set pictured below. And Tela brilliantly rounded out the kit with Crate Paper rub-ons, Authentique phrase stickers, Jillibean Soup chevron envelopes, Pinkfresh Studio gold foil alphas, and a brightly patterned washi tape. Get it all for $19.99.
These kits are ideal for pocket style scrapbookers, and I’ve just released a new set of printable journal cards that coordinate perfectly with this month’s collection. THIS. journal card set is now available in my Etsy store for just $3.00.
I hope you love the kit and journal card set! And I hope you’ll share your creations in my Pocket Source gallery, too!
All full digital kits in my Etsy store are on sale this month for just $4.50 (regularly $6.00)! From pregnancy to preschool graduation; from springtime to Christmas, now’s the time to stock up on your digital papers and embellishments!
Today marks the first day of a new chapter of my life, or is it, lifestyle? I am no longer working a full-time day job! Since Little Man arrived, this was a choice I had wanted to make but needed to wait for the right timing. God’s Timing. I believe that time has finally arrived, and The Hubs and I are ready to embrace it. I’m officially a stay-at-home Mom!
As I look forward to these days together, I’m being honest with myself and knowing that I have a tendency to be a homebody. So I have resolved to do at least one unique, out-of-the-home, fun activity each week. Whether that’s enjoying a special picnic together, going to the zoo or the aquarium, or exploring the library, we want to get out and DO!
In honor of this new season, a Fall Activities Bucket List! Very special thanks to Laura at MakeLifeLovely.com! Get the free printable HERE.
What are your must-do’s this fall?