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Going Bananas

Have you ever worked and worked on something only to have it go in the trash?  What a waste of time and good scrappin' supplies.ugh. I had one more layout to submit for Your Scrapbook Stash and I thought it would never come together...but it did...finally :) Saved me from going bananas or hysterical...not that one would be prettier than the other LOL
 Patterned papers and clear overlays from Phantom by Pink Paislee.  I doubled the overlay on the photo of Snoopy.
 A Not So HAUNTED Halloween on the Great Pumpkin Train excursion in Palestine, Texas a couple of years ago.  Such a nice relaxing trip and the train ride was like stepping back in time.
Speaking of bananas, I made the yummiest treat this week
Frosted Banana Bars
1/2 cup butter, softened
1½ cup sugar
2 eggs
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
Cream together butter and sugar.  Add eggs, sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl, combine flour, soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture.  Stir in bananas.  Spread in a greased 15x10x1 inch baking pan (jelly roll pan).  Bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes.  Cool.
Frosting:
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 tsp. vanilla
3½- 4 cups powdered sugar
Cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla.  Gradually beat in sugar.  Frost bards.  Store in refrigerator.
Perfect for a MONKEY themed birthday party!
Here are two other layouts that I created for Your Scrapbook Stash.  The first is based on a sketch that I created for their blog
I absolutely LOVE this set by Pink Paislee...VINTAGE VOGUE

And finally...another layout that I did using the Vintage Vogue.  I adore this layout of Sydnee and Tyler's girlfriend, Kristin.  Kristin took these photos with her cell phone, so not the best quality, but I just couldn't resist scrappin' them!
The flowers were crafted from the Vintage Vogue Ribbon Trims.  I simply threaded a running stitch through the top of crochet trim and gathered into a flower design. Aren't those papers so sweet?!? 
As always, SAVE when you shop at Your Scrapbook Stash...Erica loves to share coupon codes with her customers :)

CONTEST• CONTEST• CONTEST• CONTEST
Speaking of Erica...she just announced a SKETCH CONTEST with a couple of great prizes to give-a-way!
To get the full run-down, just visit the YSS BLOG
Just use one of the sketches from the Gallery and have it completed and uploaded by Thursday, November 3rd.  Hope that you can play along...AND win a prize...Good Luck!
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MY SCRAPBOOK NOOK
Whew, lots going on over at The Nook!  I will begin my official capacity as Design Team member this next month...I'm sooo ready and excited.  I am counterpart to Danni Reid in the CARDS division, which is located on the fabulous Nook Forum :)  Each week we will host a couple of cool challenges, sketches, tutorials and more.  If you love making cards then this is the place for you.  New to cards, then this is the place for you.  Be sure to join us!  The rest of the awesome Design Team will be providing other challenges in the area of layouts and altered art.  Also, Danni and Leah (owner of MSN) have been up to creating one-of-a-kind cards kits and classes to go along with them.  If you're interested, be sure to check out the forum and soon before they're gone!
Guess what?
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Yep, we're having a BLOG HOP
I will update with the 4-1-1 later on this weekend.  And yes, you read it right...Leah will be giving away
  Ten SUPER FABULOUS Nook Kits
Stay tuned...
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LITTLE YELLOW BICYCLE
The Little Yellow Bicycle blog is going full blast!  If you haven't visited in a couple of weeks, there are several new projects that have been posted featuring the Cycling Team.  I did get my HELLO FALL project done and it should be up sometime next week....I will post it in its entirety once it's up, but in the meantime here's a little peek
I can't wait to show you the rest!
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I'll be back in the next day or two...still lots to share and update!
Shellye

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  1. The layout are sooo beautiful!!! Love your work! Thanks for the inspiration!

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