Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summer Fun in Winter

Welcome to my blog 3 Obessions, I just wanted to let some of you know that I am an Aussie, it is still Winter here in the land down under and the thought of doing this Summer Blog Hop was very inspiring to me as I really hate being cold. This year Winter has seemed longer and colder than normal....two things keep me going though....the thought that Summer is just around the corner and all the Summer Layouts I have been scraping that make me think of warm sunshiney days.


Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop!

If you didnt come from Melaine's Blog or you popped upon this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site! Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well (I am so keep reading to find out how to get my prize). You will not want to miss out. There are MANY MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will all be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

Here are a few Summer things by Me ..... Tracey Campbell

A new layout that I want to share with you that I created just for this Scrap That Baby Blog Hop is Our Little Ray of Sunshine - Miss Bronte - who loves paddling and playing in the water.

One of my favourite Summer Recipes is Pina Colada Tart. It is so simple and easy to make and taste divine!!

1 cooked tart shell
¼ cup of sugar
¼ cup of corn flour/starch
1 cup of coconut cream (not milk)
1 cup of milk
2 egg yolks
1 table spoon butter
1 table spoon dark rum
1 can sliced pineapple (drained)
¼ cup of apricot jam
1 table spoon dark rum
2 table spoons toasted coconut
1. Buy premade store tart shell.
2. In a saucepan, mix sugar and corn flour/starch. Then mix cream of coconut, milk and egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens until it boils. Stir for 1 minute more and then remove from heat. Beat in butter and 2 tablespoons rum (more tastes nice too) with a wire whisk. Cool at room temperature for about an hour.
3. Pour cooled pie filling into tart shell. Arrange pineapple slices in decorative pattern over filling.
4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave jam uncovered on high for 20 seconds. Stir in 1 tablespoon rum and mix well. Brush glaze over pineapple. Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Refrigerate until serving.
A Little Bit Of Fun....
I have just started making my own fimo (polymere clay) hat pins to use as cute embellishments on my pages, just yesterday I made this cute sun. They are so easy to make I'll share the step by step with you.

1. Make a small ball, make a small snake and flatten, wrap the flat snake around the ball.
2. Squish the ball and the flat snake down to form a disc.
3. Roll out another snake and cut into small pieces.
4. Flatten then (thicker on one end than the other).
5. Attack to the disc shape and then decorate with a face and pop a pin into the back of it. Then bake.

You will end up with this jolly fellow.
No I just have to find some time to use him on a layout.

If you are still with me now I have a prize that I want to give to one of you lovely ladies just for visiting my blog and I am going to make it easy for you.....just leave a comment and become a follower of my blog so that you can see what future inspiration Scrap That Baby brings to my layouts. I will pick a comment randomly from the ones left and will send you a fantastic pack of My Little Shoebox products. They are so great to use and make the nicest of summer layouts.


Our blog hop runs from today, August 18th until August 22nd . Invite your
friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing prizes on Wednesday August 25th! .

The next stop on the blog hop is........Michelle's Blog so pop on over and leave her some love.

Whilst looking thought my computer for some Summer Ideas for this Blog Hop I learnt something new about myself - I like making the paper cutout of the sun. I didn't realise that I have used it so much in my scrapbooking. I felt I just had to share them all with they are so much fun to create and to also bring a little bit of sunshine to your day. Hope you like them as much as I do!

A double layout of Bronte and Adrian playing at the beach together on Australia Day.

Some older photos of Bronte exploring the sand dunes at the beach.

How we like to end a great Summer's Day - in the backyard giving cuddles to the dogs

Bronte and Poppy mucking around outside on the grass.

Thanks for playing along with us and our first Blog Hop.


Kelly Massman said...

Fun layouts! I'm now a follower!

JudyinNM said...

Love the layout - so playful and colorful! I'm a follower now!

Dani said...

Oh my geeez! I love all of your sun cut-out layouts!! I think you've inspired me! =) And oh gosh, I can't wait to try that recipe! It looks DELICIOUS!!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness...woah!!! I ADORE those layouts :) :)

I am sooo a follower now and can't wait to see more of your work :)

ScrapAddict21 said...

Wow! Lots of inspiration and great layouts! I'm becoming a follower now.

baltoscrapper said...

I love your "tickle monster" layout!! Your kiddos are adorable too!

Jennybean said...

Your recipe sounds delicious - cute layouts!

Salnclts said...

I love your LOs and am going to try your recipe sometime.

CreativeChretin said...

I'm obsessed with the color yellow lately, so I LOVE your layouts!

Robin Wade said...

Fun, Summery Layouts!! TFS!

Dawn Cox said...

you have some amazing talent! i look forward to seeing more of your art. i am now following you. off to the next one!

Kalena and Justin said...

Fun LOs and I love the little sun. But I have to admit the thing im drooling over on here is that Tart. I think I might have to make a run to the store. YUMMY!

Sarah Rice said...

I love love your sunshines!

I noticed them when looking at your design team application and Im lmao that you didnt notice til now.

Melanie H said...

Gorgeous pages Tracey, I love all the suns you made.

Is it really that cold in WA? We have had some cold days here but it hasn't been the coldest winter. lol

Melanie {DT}

Stacy said...

MMMM...the desert looks tasty. Like the layouts.

Jenny said...

love your style, Tracey! you can rock those suns!

Treasa C. said...

WOW!!! These LO are fabulous!!! I love the whimsy feel to them and how you extracted some of the photos.

scrappinsmiles said...

What a cute little girl you have. And such talent. Clever hat pins.

Chas said...

Fun summer layouts, I'm a follower.

Patti H said...

love all your summer layouts. At least you have summer to look forward to unlike us who have the winter ahead of us LOL
I am a follower now too!!

Chloe said...

All your sun cut outs look fantastic!!! Great to see another Aussie ;-). Joined your followers for more inspiration :-)
PS. your recipe made me hungry!! Yum YUM!!

Kristin Summer said...

Wow, I love all of your paper pieced sun layouts...I think I'm going to try one out for myself! Oh and I'm a follower now too!

Unknown said...

Loving your MLS monster page!!! Following your blog now as I love MLS work. Hope to see more.
hoping onnn

Alannah said...

up here in sunny QLD, it is a warm day...I will have to do some gorgeous suns on some pages soon. smiles, and I am now a follower!

Natalie said...

Cute layouts! Love the beach scenes! Fantastic layers and textures, I like it!!

Jan said...

Awesome work and thanks for the yummy recipe!

Tarin said...

Great layouts! I am now a follower! Can't wait to be inspired by you!

Vicki said...

Great layout. I am a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

chiara_francy said...

bellissimo blog!

Mum in the Making said...

Hi Tracey! Ohh, those layouts are really sunshiney and happy, and certainly make me feel warm! Hang in there for the Aussie winter!

The pina colada tart looks really yummy! And I never thought of using polymer clay to make embellishments, thanks for the tips! I'm following your blog!

Tracey said...

Thanks for all you lovely comments ladies. Hugs.

Ashley said...

I LOVE the cut-out suns! I'll have to use the idea in a layout!

Faye Marie said...

I adore the different suns in all of your layouts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 I am following you now!!!