Friday, May 14, 2010
Min 2-3 Layouts per month
Post your Layouts to 2peas in a bucket and 2 other open galleries
Particpate in the 2peas Message Board and challenges whenever possible
Enable wherever possible
Support your fellow Team mates
If you are interested and wish to apply please send your email to Kerry Stewart at kerrys6(at)telus(dot)net.
In your email include:
A Short Bio
A link to your most current gallery
Links to One to Two Layouts that you feel represent your style.
Info about any other CT teams that you are currently on.
The call will end next Friday May 21 2010 at 11:59 PST. I hope to announce the Team Members by Monday or Tuesday May 24th or 25th.
Thanks and I look forward to reviewing your applications.
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Would you be surprised if I told you that I have been a vegetarian for over 11 years. I'll save that story for another day. Today I want to share a really yummy recipe. It is a recipe I created myself for a vegetable soup. It's thick and hearty and could almost be a vegetable stew. The tomato paste and the beets give this soup a beautiful rich reddish color which contrasts nicely with the orange carrots and the yellow sweet potato. It's a perfect soup for a chilly day. Just add a salad and possibly a slice of whole wheat bread and you have a great healthy vegetarian meal. It's also so quick and easy to prepare.
Chef Busy Butterfly's Vegetarian Vegetable Soup
Servings: Approx 10 1 cup Servings
- 1 Large Chopped Onion
- 4 Cloves of Fresh Garlic
- 2 Medium Sweet Potatoes diced to 1-2" cubes
- 3 Carrots Coarsely Chopped
- 1-2 Beets Diced
- 4 Cups Water
- 7 oz can of Tomato Paste
- 1 596 Fl Oz can of Chick Peas
- 2 TBS of Olive Oil
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Basil
- 3 Bay Leaves
- 1 tsp Thyme
- In a large soup pot heat olive oil over medium to high heat. Add onions and garlic and saute until onions and garlic are tender and slightly browned on the edges.
- Add 4 cups of water and stir in tomato paste.
- As the water comes to a boil add carrots, sweet potato, Beet, Basil, Thyme and Bay Leaves. Simmer on low for about 40 minutes or until veggies are tender.
- Add Chick Peas and cook for another 10 minutes until chick peas are heated through.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 3.7
Sodium: 152.0 mg
Total Carbs: 21.7
Dietary Fiber: 4.6
Doesn't everyone love a good challenge. I think challenges are one of the things that have helped me grow creatively and push my skill levels the most. If I loose my mojo or am stuck in a rut I can always count on a challenge to help me overcome that.
Recently Audrey Neal of Be Audacious designs put out a message looking for some ladies to get involved with a new challenge that she was putting together. I admit that I was more than a little excited. I first worked with Audrey on the 2peas digital creative team and I love her work. She creates interesting and meaningful pages and she had some very cool digital products that she now sells at her shop at design house digital. These challenges are called the Open Book Challenges.
The Open Book Challenges are a series of bi-monthly scrapbooking challenges based on the books we've read and loved. Each challenge will have multiple prompts, both design- and content-based. The great thing is that you can use just one prompt, several prompts or all of them together!
I created a Layout for the first challenge based on the book The Help. The prompts I used were, the color scheme, using birds on my scrapbook page and using a scallop edge to hold my title. The prompts for journaling were also really cool and introspective but instead I felt that I wanted to journal about the role that reading has taken in my life.
I also thought that since I haven't put out a freebie in a long time that I would include a layered PSD template from the above Layout. Feel free to use it for the challenge or for any Layout you feel like creating. Just click on the preview to download.Track Team Kit by Kerry'd Away Designs at 2peas in a bucket, Cherry Blossom Kit by Kerry'd Away designs at 2peas in a bucket and Cherry Blossom Frames at 2peas in a bucket.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
- 1/2 cup butter or margarine
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup of slivered almonds
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
While I do know I want to make some changes, I'm not exactly sure what kind of changes I want to make. I want to have some regular kinds of weekly posts and some wiggle room to just fly by the seat of my pants when I want to. Here are some of my ideas, Meatless Monday, Digital Scrapbooking tutorials, New Releases, My CT team projects, Challenges I am involved in, Family Happenings, Book Reviews. I will elaborate on the Meatless Monday. You see I am a vegetarian (not hard core by any means.) and I have been for 11 years. I also love to bake and cook. When I first thought about being vegetarian I thought it would be really hard to cook healthy and tasty meals but I have learned that it's not that hard at all. That is why I thought it would be cool to blog about. I may also do additional posts about other things I cook and bake because I love doing both and I still cook non vegetarian meals because my kids aren't vegetarian. (I know weird, but it's just the way it has worked out.)
I have also doing a regular post about Canada or Vancouver or something like that. I'm not sure totally about that one though because I'm trying to think about how to keep doing a post each week that would be different and of interest to people. I do know that I love Vancouver and I love being Canadian so I could probably come up with some interesting stuff.
If you have any ideas, suggestions,or thoughts, please leave me a comment.
Before I end for the day, I will leave you with my new release for this week. All in the Family Word Art Blocks