Monday, June 9, 2014

All-American Post :)

Hi, everyone!  It's time to celebrate teatime (and all things beverage-related) with Elizabeth and Bleubeard at the their blog, Altered Book Lover.

This week, instead of tea, I have a summer drink idea to share.  I actually made these red, white, and blue layered drinks for my family and friends on Memorial weekend back in May, but I thought I'd share the recipe now, since Flag Day is coming up soon.  Of course, many of my readers are not American, but you don't need to be American to enjoy this colorful treat.  Make it with the colors of your country's flag, or just with any colors that you like.  The recipe comes from the first two minutes of this video.
Supplies: background paper from Stamping Station; chalkboard paper from Simple Stories; ribbon from Berwick Offray; title stickers from Echo Park; all other stickers from Bella Blvd; pen from Foray; chipboard from Scrapmatts; rhinestones from Dee's Place; gifted washi tape.

I also have a red, white, and blue scrapbook page to share today.  While I had my vacation photos (from last summer!) out on the table yesterday, I decided to make one more page--just a quickie this time.

The background paper came with the words "Lake Superior" already printed on it, and I used stickers to add the word "Memories."

Ever since I bought a multipack of rhinestones at the Twin Cities Bead Bazaar back in March, I've been adding the "bling" to almost every project that I make.  I am not much of a "bling-y" person (is that even a word?) as far as my personal style goes, and yet...I appear to be turning into a bling-y scrapbooker.  Who knew?  :)

Hope you enjoyed this "bling-y" visit to Lake Superior.  For more beverage-related posts, I invite you to stop by Elizabeth and Bleubeard's blog to read all the T-Day posts in their linkup.


Robyn said...

Hooray for the red, white and blue! must try the drink!
thanks for sharing.
Robyn 3

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

That drink looks fun!
And fun page as well. I love the cluster with the rhinestones!

Vicki Miller said...

Very interesting beverage! And watch out! Bling is addictive!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a fun drink. I was super impressed with your bling, too. It showed immediately. And finding that background with Lake Superior already on it was genius. I really like that chalkboard paper, too.

Thanks for sharing your all American drink and scrapbook page for T today. Loved it!!

Eliza said...

Such brilliant layouts and I think I will stay away from the drinks as I am allergic to colouring. Happy Tuesday, my first time participating.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 8

Patricia said...

adore your pages...

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I love everything/anything red,white,blue! That drink is so cool!! What a great layout, nice that you like to add bling now.

Have a great day!

Divers and Sundry said...

What a festive drink! Thx :)

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the layout, my hubby would love to read this as he is from Michigan. will pop over to see that recipe
Bridget #13

Linda said...

Love the layout of your page! I'm not really a "bling" person either but you have just the right touch of it here. Thanks for sharing the special beverage too. Happy T day!

Dianne said...

Beautiful scrapbook page! and blingy is definitely a word in my book ;)
I never know what to 'journal' on scrapbook pages-you did a lovely job. happy T day!

~*~Patty S said...

Fun red white and blue theme to your post today!
We can all use a bit of sparkle/bling...your pages look great...nice lighthouse too!
Have a happy T day
I am off to check out your drink link

Krisha said...

Very cool looking drink, I'll go back and check out the video in a minute.

Wonderful LO of your vacation, bling and all......LOL I have to agree with Vicki, it can be addictive! Love the photo of you pointing to where you are on the giant map.

As always Happy T-day

Craftymoose Crafts said...

What luck to find the themed scrap paper that was perfect for your page! The bling looks great--the details really add to your already great page.

Looks like a neat drink for 4th of July, too!

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Denise, what a great patriot beverage you are drinking! I actually made something similar in a "rainbow" theme once - can't recall now what the alcohols were, but of course, you actually had to stir it up before drinking, and that just made for one ugly brown color. But, I'm guessing your drink took on a more purple hue! Happy T-day!

Ariel said...

That colorful drink looks so cool. I think my kids will enjoy it.Love all the little embellishments on your page.
Happy T day

Hettie said...

Oooo! I am liking that idea for the patriotic drink there. I shall study that as I have a "special" day next week with some friends coming over for a pizza night. Colourful drinks sound like fun.
Now then. Your scrapbook page. I LOVE it! That lighthouse is a wonderful embellishment and I NEED one for my upcoming trip to Cape Cod! Tell me, tell me!! Nowt wrong with bits of blingey on there at all!

Halle said...

Fun summer drink!! Love the scrapbook page of course...Duluth is a happy place for our family too!
Happy Tuesday!

my cup of tea said...

I need to give that drink a try! I have become a blingy person ( i was not one in my younger years) but have become one! LOL Love your lay-out! Happy T-day!

Rita said...

My favorite place on Lake Superior (besides the Duluth boardwalk) is to continue on all the way up to Grand Marais and go to Sven and Ollie's Pizza.
That one wild looking drink. Happy T-Day! :)