Tuesday, 20 March 2012

I Heart Mac and Cheese


I love mac and cheese.  It's my favourite.  Slurp.  And I was totally jazzed to find a chap selling it on the street in Camden.  And so I made a page.  Sorted :D

It was awesome actually.  You got to pick your ingredients - I picked mature cheddar for flavour, mozzarella for stringyness and red Leicester for colour.  And he just whipped it up right there.

Simple pleasures, little moments and really yummy food is really what I think scrapbooking is for.  And I really love how this page turned out.  It was one of those that just came together from scraps.  The background is a Sassafras that I adore - part of their Starters line - and the rest was bits and pieces that were lying around.

I also note that this page truly marks my transition from the butterfly-bemused to the butterfly-enthused.  I remember when butterflies stared appearing everywhere and I wasn't a fan to start with.  I couldn't work out why people wanted to associate them with everything as they seemed really themed to me.  Now I have embraced the butterfly as a neutral yet pretty addition to any page.  Even ones about mac and cheese.


I folded all the butterflies in half and only stuck one wing down to give some dimension.  I also raised some of them on little foam squares.  I've been using this technique a lot lately.  I think it's a cute but effective detail.

Kisses xxx

P.S. I had a wonderful weekend at camp with my Guides.  They were angels, got stuck in doing some really yucky volunteering projects (think rats - I did say yucky) and we hardly stopped shrieking with laughter all weekend.  My weekend was assessed and instead of passing me for the Senior Section Permit, they upgraded me to the full Guide Holiday Licence.  Hard work overkill really paid off :D  Now all I have to do is evaluate and claim my badge.

14 comments:

  1. Saw your projects over at 2 Peas and LOVED what I saw so much I headed over here right away. Beautiful love- love the color and inventiveness of the design.I have to agree on the butterfly thing- I didn't get it either- till I started using them- now I want to put them everywhere! :)

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  2. my husband is the same about mac cheese, his mum's was still the best though!

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  3. Is it okay to admit at this point that for years I thought mac and cheese had something to do with burgers? Lovely page!

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  4. Yay, congrats on your upgrade :) Love the page

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  5. I love this LO, but more importantly I LOVE the idea of takeaway macaroni and cheese! I feel as though this stall alone could warrant a little jaunt to London... Congratulations on your upgrade too :)

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  6. I love mac and cheese too - I hear there is an exclusive mac and cheese restaurant coming to England - woo hoo! I love the muted colours in your layout!

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  7. Seriously LOVE this! I came over from 2 peas and am a new follower...your work is gorgeous!!!

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  8. Great page..and well done on the certificate upgrade!
    Alison xx

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  9. You are so lucky to live somewhere near to where people do that. Very jealous :0)

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  10. I LOVE macaroni cheese! It's a real comfort food. Can't believe you can buy it on the street in Camden, I'd be there every weekend!

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  11. Dare i say........mac and cheese....yuk!!lol! Fantastic page though and the butterflies look lovely. Congrats on your weekend upgrade x

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  12. I love this more than mac and cheese!! Love the colors (a bit cheesy, in a good way! ;) and the butterflies :)

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  13. Congratulations. May there be many more muddy weekendss to come

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  14. Love the simplicity of this LO, so pretty, and a great title :) Well done on your camping permit

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