I saw this challenge on the These are a Few of my Favourite Things challenge blog and I immediately thought of these pictures I took when I was making bread in my trusty Kitchenaid mixer and I had a bit of a mishap! The challenge is to scrap your favourite pastime. I love making fresh bread! There’s nothing like it. And I also get great satisfaction out of creating something with my hands (if you don’t count the mixer! lol) but also knowing that I’m making healthy food for my family. I never thought I’d be one to make bread from scratch, or anything else for that matter, but I love baking! I never thought I’d say that either! When I started going out with my husband I told him that if he was looking for a housewife he’d better look somewhere else! hehehe! Little did I know that 10 years later I’d be a stay at home mom to 3 amazing boys and be glad to be able to do it! Anyway, on with the layout…I’ll explain the pictures first, you’ll get a kick out of them. My mixer can easily knead 2 loaves of whole wheat bread, probably 3, but NOT 4! I found that out the hard way! I was being lazy and wanted to make 4 loaves of bread but I didn’t want to have to knead it by hand, so I thought I’d try it out in my mixer and see if it could handle it…it couldn’t. It overheated and shut itself off…then Kieran who was a newborn at the time, started crying, so I went to go nurse him and forgot all about the bread…until I went back into the kitchen after Kieran was fed…and this was what I found...
And here are some close ups…
I cut the title out with Tim Holtz’s Vintage Market alphabet and perked up the color with Barn Door Distress Ink, then I covered it all with Glossy Accents so I could make it look all purdy like my Kitchenaid (I’m a little obsessed with that color of red)
I used the Tim Holtz on the edge scallops for the bottom two scallops. You can’t see it that well, but I cut the middle scallop out of tin foil.
I cut the bracket out of a piece of cardboard (which btw, is super hard to cut with a craft knife that is semi-dull!), and I painted it with Old Paper Distress Crackle Paint, then used Vintage Photo Distress Ink over it to give it a more antique look.
Products Used: Patterned Paper: LYB, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Stampin Up, MME, and October Afternoon. Bazzil cardstock, Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Distress Crackle Paint, and Dies. Acrylic Paint, Ranger Glossy Accents, Quickutz Dies, Fiskars punch, and Basic Grey letter stickers.
I’m also entering this into a few other challenges: I used sketch 147 from Creative Scrappers. Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge was to reuse or repurpose something from around the house, and I used tin foil and cardboard that was kickin around here. I’m going to add it to the Do You Stack Up Shine On Challenge. and finally, I’m adding it to the Sketches in Thyme open sketch challenge.
Anyway, thanks for taking the time to check out my blog! I appreciate all the comments and kind words from all of you!