If there are any advantages to being unemployed it is the time I now have to get back to one of my passions - cooking and recently, baking. I don't have any photos (yet) of my recent baking exploits but the other day I made a yummy batch of coconut macaroons. They were a little over cooked so not photo-worthy but yummy nonetheless. In playing around with baking, I was reminded of a time in 2010 when my daughter and I took a cake decorating class at a local Young Chef's Academy. My daughter took a number of classes there but this is one of the few times they did a mother-daughter event so I was thrilled to join in.
As for the layout, the design is based on a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. Over the years, this blog has given me so much inspiration and I am pleased to 'rediscover' them as I re-enter the world of challenges. The bright colors of the layout are not my typical style but the photos screamed out for me to use some of the brighter 'princess' colored papers I had but toned down a bit with the plain white background. The papers include bright little hearts from Queen & Co ("Girl Hearts"), teal pattern paper from Echo Park ("Little Girl"), and the glitter Thickers ("Hooray"). I even pulled out my embossing machine to add texture to the white triangles in the corners as well as finding a few Project Life-type cards for the journaling. And that is another advantage to being unemployed - I cannot buy any new scrap supplies so I am forcing myself to dig through stash and rediscover so many things I forgot I had!
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