Saturday, February 13, 2016

Clique kits and Justnick blog hop!


I am super excited to share with you my layout that I made for the Clique Kits/JustNick blog hop!

I loved the Hot Mess kit from Clique Kits mixed with the exclusive cuts from JustNick--if you are visiting me first you need to make sure that you go to ALL the blogs along the hop!  There is a $25.00 gift certificate to the clique kits shop up to someone who comments a long the hop--make sure you comment at each blog!

Clique Kits 
Heather Leopard 
Melissa Vining
Suzanna Lee
Leigh Ann Odynski 
Melissa Elsner 
Carolina Schulz
Jaclyn Rench
Aliza Deutsch

THAT'S ME----Diana Waite
JustNick Blog

Thanks for the visit and have fun on the hop!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Friday funnies. junior high jokes

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I had to share some of the silly jokes that are included in my son's jr. high newsletter:

What do evil chickens lay?
     -Deviled Eggs!

What do you call a fake noodle?
     An impasta!

Did you hear the joke about pizza?
     i can't tell it, it's too cheesy!

These are totally goofy but crack me up still--have a FANTASTIC Friday!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

specs model.

low quality smartphone pics--HIGH quality person in the pics--LOVED hanging out with this super funny kid of mine!
I used the new Only You kit from Scrapbook Circle for this fun page.  I loved the puffy numbers--black and white fun to add a touch of whimsy to the page.  If you can't tell all of the glasses are from the same manufacturer--he ended up choosing the last pair of glasses--on the sides they are colorful and FUN, just like him!
I LOVE creating with non perfect pictures--sometimes those are the BEST because they clearly tell a story compared to the "staged/posed" ones.  DON'T be afraid to create with your pics--recording the moment is the most important!
Thanks for the visit today--I really appreciate it!

Thursday, January 28, 2016


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if you wore braces--do you remember the day they came off?  I sure do!!  I was SO excited, I'd had them on for like 3 1/2 years, AND I got to wear that NASTY on top of the headgear.  It wasn't the cool kind that you wore on the back of your neck either--it was on the top of my head.  My braces were also brackets around EACH tooth--yeah I REMEMBER the day when I was FREE! ;)  
As you can tell from the pictures my girl was ELATED to get those suckers OFF!  She actually let me take a picture--teenagers...seriously...
 here's a peek at part of the title:
For this layout I used the Fresh Start kit from Scrapbook Circle....
I'm off and running busy today--I REALLY appreciate the visit and hope that your day is TOTALLY fantastic for ya!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

July 3.

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I created this page for JustNick Studio--I was able to work in 4 different cuts!
I really enjoyed mixing between mist and different colored card stock to get the affect that I did for this layout.  The cuts I used were:

I honestly enjoy working with Nicole's cuts they are unique and SO fun to create with!  Thanks so much for the visit today!!

Monday, January 25, 2016


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I was inspired by the mood board over at Scrapbook Circle for this layout:

 little closeup action:
The giant gold letters included in this months kit–Fresh Start are DIVINE!  I knew that I really wanted a title that wasn’t too long but also used several letters.  Then I found these pictures and remembered the story behind them.  We were in California after a soccer game, hanging out with some family.  The sun was setting and casting AMAZING light on my daughter–I HAD to turn around and take pictures.  THEN she realized I was taking pictures–does this ever happen to you?  I kept shooting and caught this honest smile from her–LOVE when I get candid non posed pictures, to me it truly portrays the person.
Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane and the visit!

Saturday, January 23, 2016

fabulous, happy day.

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I pretty much love this whole page--everything about it makes me happy!  the picture the paper, and the memory--LOVE it!  For our fall break we went back east to explore--seriously a trip of a lifetime--LOVED that I could experience something new with the family.
 closeup of this title work:
I was pretty excited to use one of my new toys that I got from Christmas 

Fujifilm Instax Share Smartphone Printer I seriously am in LOVE with the thing!  I really like that it prints pics from my phone and I can see what is going to print.  We bought mine off of Amazon, and was a little cheaper than what it is now.  Either way it's a great little toy that is small and sits right on my desk!

For this layout I used the Fresh Start kit from Scrapbook Circle--THANKS so much for the visit today!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Friday funny. The absent minded robber.

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Applesauce Oat Muffins

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photo and recipe credit: Mel's kitchen
  • 1 cup rolled/old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or raisins, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with liners or grease the muffin cups. Set aside..
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the oatmeal, applesauce, milk, egg, vanilla, butter and sugar. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt (and cranberries or raisins if using). Make a well in the center and pour in the applesauce mixture. Stir until just combined (don't overmix or the muffins will be dense and dry). The muffin batter texture might be a bit different (wetter?) than other muffin batters but no fear, carry on!
  4. Distribute the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Don't overbake or the muffins will be dry.
  5. Remove the muffins to a rack to cool completely. Once cool, I place 6-9 muffins in a large freezer ziploc bag, suck all the air out (oh yes I do) and seal the bag, then freeze, pulling them out one by one to stick in my kids lunches or warm slightly for a snack.