Saturday, April 28, 2012

Our Son

Worked on a layout yesterday and today. Some day I'll get faster at this. lol!

 I used Lifestyle Crafts Sweet and Spicy paper, Creative Memories Shine paper embellishments, K & Co. Layered Accents dusted with EK Success chalks, stamp by Scrappy Stamp, pearl stickers by Michael's and border stamp from Martha Stewart. I have entered it in a Random Challenge at Stay True To God passionate scrapbooking. There are a lot of great layouts there!

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Finally got some time to work on a scrapbook page today. I used paper with hexagons so I could enter it into a challenge over at my favorite blog, Frosted Designs. The challenge is Fabulous Friday - Hexagons.
 In these photos are my great-grandfather, Ferdinand Erdmund Martin "Frank" Rosenbaum. They fished the Kankakee River and eventually had a cottage there. The bottom photo is Frank, in the drivers seat, with his wife, Emma Sophia (Sommer) Rosenbaum, my great-grandmother, closest to the camera, and two unknown women sitting in the back with her. On the running board is their older daughter, Leona Marguerite, and standing next to the car is their younger daughter, my grandmother, Margaret Louise. I think I'll go over to and check out the 1940 Federal Census images for Kouts and Pleasant Twp. and see if I can find them. Indiana's 1940 census is almost all indexed. Cool!

I used DCWV The Natural Stack cardstock, flowers from Creative Memories, top sticker by Karen Foster Designs and the border was punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Fresh Apple Cake

I made this yummy Fresh Apple Cake for Easter.
4 red apples (with peelings), cubed or sliced
2 large eggs
1/2 c. oil
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
2 c. sugar
3/4 tsp. sale
2 c. flour
2 tsp. baking soda 
1 c. walnuts (optional)
 In a large bowl, break eggs over apples, add sugar, cinnamon, oil and nuts. Mix together with a wooden spoon (not an electric mixer.) In another bowl, sift together flour, salt, and soda. Add to the apple mixture and stir together. It will be very thick. Spread evenly into a 9x12 greased pan. Bake for 55 minutes at 350 degrees F. You can top with Cool Whip or make the following frosting.

Frosting ingredients:
1/2 c. margarine
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. vanilla
1 c. powdered sugar
Mix all together (with an electric mixer) until fluffy.

Funny story about this cake. I got the recipe from a coworker quite a few years ago. She said she and her daughter made this one evening to take to a school bake sale the next day. Well, after they got it all mixed, one of them dropped the pan (before baking) and spilled it on the floor. They did not have enough money to go to the store and buy more ingredients so they just scooped it up off the floor and baked it.  LOL! Beware of bake sales!

Monday, April 16, 2012


Wow! Kristin Wilson Handmade is giving away a $100 gift certificate to Superstore! Check it out! She does some really great things with cards and stuff.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Happy birthday, Kayla!

My niece turns 18 Monday! We had cake last night to celebrate. Of course, I had to make her a card.
I borrowed the layout but don't have the url...sorry! The paper is from K & Company - Sweet Nectar, Rub-on from Making Memories and stamp inside is from a set that doesn't have a name on it. The ribbon is from Michaels.
I entered this card in Just Keep On Creating's #1 Anything Goes challenge and the challenge at Go Fish.
She went from cuteness to beautiful in 18 short years...(and that's not a "short" joke - lol)

Homecoming 2010 - my niece with my sons.  
Happy birthday, Kayla!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Spring Break 2012

Having a hard time getting back into the posting groove since getting back from vacation. Hope to do some cropping this weekend...In the meantime, here's some vacation photos. :)
Son #2 and I arriving at the monorail.
Grandpa and Grandma and grandkids
DH having a big laugh on the monorail.
No caption needed :)
Bratwurst and sauerkraut!