Saturday, February 28, 2009

Editing in RAW


this photo editing class is awesome!!!! today i learned how to edit in RAW..this is sooooooooooooo easy....now, i am going to have to go over my photography class notes to see how to shoot in RAW...

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Photo Editing Class with CS4

well....i am doing it....i purchased CS4 (what a difference from PSE5)...i don't have a clue....it does amazingly more that the PSE but i am just beginning to learn...I signed up for a photo editing class using this software at Jessica's and WOW am i amazed...now, you need to know i can remember putting "film" into a camera...so for me to be able to digitally alter a photo...WOW...here is an example of my first assignment:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Malware and Viruses

Can you believe there are people out there that love to "mess with your computer"? For a week now i have been going crazy with viruses and malware...good thing i picked up some information on what to do when my computer crashed last year...also, digishop forum has been great...need to have a good antivirus, antispyware, antimalware software on you computer!! I finally stopped it and I am one of the lucky ones....some horror stories out there regarding this...Facebook is a major sourse at this time for viruses and also 4-shared (how i download my freebies) with their $%^& popup adds...(don't forget to block these thru your server)....To think i was just beginning to understand this FaceBook thing...not going on this for awhile....and my freebie shopping is big time limited (don't really need anymore digi stuff but i love to blog hop)...So Be Carefulllllllll!!!!!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Project 365-February

credits: Template by Laurie; papers and elements by DCozzi-ArtisanGuild
font-honeyscript; date-kittenkaaboodle

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Cream Puffs

Here is another "old" recipe...i remember when you had to make everything from scratch...no mixes...and this was a favorite of mine as a child...my mother would make these and fill with homemade pudding or icecream topped with hot fudge...no wonder i have a weight problem..lol
I too would make these for the kids...eclairs (remember those)..or make them small and when cool use savory fillings for appetizers...i remember chicken curry with almonds(where is that recipe..mmmm)...so here ya go:

Cream Puffs
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter
1 cup of flour
4 eggs
Heat oven to 400 degrees....Heat water and butter to rolling boil. Stir in flour over low heat one minute or until mixture forms a ball. Remove...than beat...beat in eggs all at one time; continue beating until smooth..(by hand) Drop dough by scant 1/4 cup about 3 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet
Bake 35-40 minutes until puffed and golden
cool....than fill.......

wow....this brings me back......

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

More Sammy


credits: Template from InTheMaking; all other supplies VinniePearce

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

February 2nd Week 365 Project

credits: Template-LindseyJaneDesigns(modified); papers and elements-VinniePearce, Dates-KittledaaboodleDesigns; font-honeyscript

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sammy Again

credits: WordArt by TamiDesigns; paper and all other elements by NataliDesigns

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sammy Love

credits: clipping mask-VinniePearce; paper and elements-NataliDesigns

Saturday, February 7, 2009

February 365 Project

credits: Template-LJDesigns; papers,elements-VinniePearce; dates-KittenkaaboodleDesigns
Well....February already...the weather better change cause you can tell by my pictures my life has been around food or collecting supplies...lol..this week i did get out of the house to visit friends and family...yeaa....looks like improved weather conditions next week....if it hasn't been snowing it has been sooooooooooo cold!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Tomato Soup Cake

Here is another one of those old recipes....sooooooo good and fills your house with such wonderful smells.....

Tomato Soup Cake
Mix well:
1 cup of sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
1 can Campbell's Tomato Soup
1.5 cups flour
1 teaspoon Baking soda
1 teasp. cloves
1 teasp. cinnamon
1 teasp. nutmeg
Add:
2/3 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts

Bake in loaf pan (greased) at 350 degrees for 40 minutes..

MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMmmmmmmmmmmm

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cute Lola


credits: JulyDesigns

Cookie Sheet Cake

I was looking for a recipe in the various books, boxes that I have and I came across a couple of recipes that must be at least 40 years old..written on orange scrap paper...i remember coping them down (scary) and they are pretty beat-up so I thought I would share them with you and this will also "save" them for me...the first one is this cookie sheet cake which I remember to be fabulous...now, this was before there were cake mixes! It is easy and great for a crowd!

Cookie Sheet Cake
grease a cookie sheet (has the raised rim around it)
preheat oven to 400 degrees
note: sour milk=one cup of milk to 1 tsp vinegar

Bring to a boil: 1 stick of butter
1/2 cup oil
4 Tablespoons cocoa
1 cup of water

Mix: 2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
add the boiled ingredients and mix

Add: 1/2 cup sour milk
2 beaten eggs
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Pour into the greased cookie sheet and Bake 400 degrees for 20 minutes

Frosting:
Bring to a rapid boil: 1 stick butter
4 Tablespoons of cocoa
1/2 cup sour milk
Remove from heat and add: 1 box of confectionery sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Once cake and frosting has cooled pour and spread the frosting onto cake.
Enjoy!!!