Thursday, September 29, 2011

Frogs & Peanut Butter

     I love participating in the DCWV Stack-a-holic Challenge when I can.  I love the sketches that Erin chooses and it is always fun to look through my stacks to see what I can come up with.  My layout today used The Playtime Stack.  I hadn't seen this particular stack around here so when I came across it, I decided I needed it!  It is (as you may expect) very playful and fun.  I used some Thickers as well as some Basic Grey ribbon to add a punch of color and some WRMK brads for a little blingage.  I am thrilled with how it come together (and quickly I might add)!  The only thing that I would have done differently is perhaps putting some pop-dots behind some of the rectangles to give it a little more dimension.  My favorite part is the little bee that I added at the last minute and then hand stitched his little flying trail.  

Here is a close-up of the frog to show his dimension on the page.

 And a close-up of the little bee!
     One thing that I really liked about this sketch was the location of the journaling.  I wasn't sure if I would like it where it was located on the sketch.  As it was finished, it really grew on me though.  Something a little outside of the box for me!  Hope that you like the layout as well.
     I had asked a few posts ago if anyone would like to see some baking and I got a yes!  Since baking is my other hobby, I thought I'd share some of my creations here as well.  Pinterest has been the perfect place for me to find new recipes lately.  It is fun to see what others think looks yummy!  I found a recipe for a Peanut Butter Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter frosting and I thought it looked delicious.  I was not disappointed!  Here is a photo of the cake (not mine). 
Mine cake looked the same but the frosting got a little thick.  I think I'd add less powdered sugar next time.  I will also warn you in advance, this is not a light cake in any way!  Tons of buttery goodness!  If you'd like the recipe, click on the photo of the cake and it will bring you to the Tasty Kitchen site : )
Let me know if you make it and how it turns out.  Thank you for stopping by today!
Scrap Happy~Melissa


  1. Love the layout Melissa especially the bee

  2. Very sweet post! I love all the rectangles. I must go stitch now :).

  3. Fun page! That cake is tempting!!

  4. Adorable! Love the flying bee! Good luck!

  5. Melissa, I adore this page! I'm always scared/intimidated to use pink on my boy pages, but you've pulled it off perfectly! And now I'm hungry for cake!