Ladybug Layouts Weekend Retreat

2011 Retreat Dates

June 3-5 (CANCELLED due to location issues)
October 21-23, December 2-4 (BOTH CANCELLED due to family committments)
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Saturday, May 29, 2010

Two New Cards.....

Made Homemade Tomato Soup Today....

And it was so yummy.....

This recipe made enough for lunch today and still have 1 big container in the fridge and 2 big containers in the freezer.

Tomato Soup



15 Large tomatoes
2 Large Onions
2 Large Potatoes
1 Large Head of Garlic (or about a tablespoon of powdered)
2 Tablespoons Salt
1 Tablespoon Pepper
2 Tablespoons Oregano (dried)
4 Cups Milk
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch


Plunge tomatoes into boiling water until skins crack and then plunge into cold water and peel. Rough chop tomatoes into small pieces. Peel and dice into small pieces the onions, potatoes, and garlic. Put tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices into a large pot and simmer until the potatoes and onion are tender.


Mix the cornstarch in a little water until smooth. Add milk and cornstarch to tomato mixture and blend with an immersion hand blender until smooth.

Today's Tip - Scrapbooking Terms (M)

Magnetic Album - A photo album which uses a special adhesive to hold photographs in place and creates static for the plastic page cover to cling to. These are not suitable for scrapbooking.
MAMBI - Abbreviation for: Me and My Big Ideas (product brand)
Matte or Matting - A surface that has no glossy appearance or a lustred look/finish.
Matting - Matting is a technique that allows you to enhance your photos by adding a border around the outside edges. The border is, most often, made from an acid-free paper that looks almost like a frame. Matting is also a non-permanent way of cropping your pictures.
Master Family Album - Holds photographs of everyone in the family and family documents, typically in chronological order.
Memorabilia - Certificates, documents and other items that tell a story. Memorabilia can include souvenirs from trips and mementos from special occasions or historical events.
Memory or Keepsake Album - Another term for a scrapbook.
MM - Abbreviation for: Memory Makers Magazine OR Mustard Moon (product brand) OR Making Memories (product brand)
Monochromatic Colour Scheme - Employs different values of the same colour.
Mount - To adhere a photograph, embellishment or other item to another piece of paper.
Mounting Squares - A small square of double sided tape-like adhesive dispensed from boxes.
Mosaic - Technique in scrapbooking where you cut photos, paper, etc. into small shapes and then piece them together to create a mosaic look.
Mulberry Paper - This paper has long fibers that create a feathered look when torn. It's available in various textures, weights, and colours.
Muted Colors - Subdued tints or shades of colours that tend to be more suitable for backgrounds.