Monday, January 30, 2012

Making Sugar Snow for AFSC

HURRY! There is just a little bit of time to squeeze in this challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge!

The challenge this time is to use the sketch and to scrap something that represents winter  - children playing in snow, winter scene, whatever says winter to you! You have until the end of this month to play this and 1 January's challenge!

And a lovely easy to interpret sketch is provided.

I went with the first aspect of the challenge, children playing in snow! Only this snow is in a bowl in the warm house and we made some delicious Maple Taffy! My idea of a great recipe as you just need fresh snow and maple syrup! I used a candy thermometer which I pretty much found useless. When it's foamy and sticky looking, it's the best time to pour on the snow.

Do you all have Maple Syrup where you're at?  I just was talking to a guy the other day who was telling me about Birch Syrup in Alaska. I have been to Alaska, but never had birch syrup. So, I need to get my hands on that at some point. He's the same dude next door that is tapping his maple trees to make his first batch of Maple Syrup come spring. I will blog about the process if you're interested....

And a quick close up of a cool flower made by Eye Candy Magic! Some of the blooms I won in a prize pack from fact that little yellow one with the snowflake and yellow center came out of that batch, I believe.

You can just spy another one of her blooms at the top of this photo along with the little vintage label I cut out.

I would have taken a photo of the maple syrup as normally they have the name of the person making it, but we got the bottle from the folks up the road who did their first boiling down last spring. I made a page about it last April and dug up the post for you.

Guess I was bein' shy and only wrote a few paragraphs! Where did that shyness go??? Now I write a book!!!!!

The snowflakes popping through the white were glimmermisted on and came from Shirley! They made great masks!

Well, have a SWEET Monday!


  1. What a great activity and as always your embellishments are drool worthy.

    Love that very background paper too with the numbers on it. Especially like the vintage sign. :)

  2. I love the layout. We always did this when I was growing up, and we called it "Wax on Snow", don't know where THAT expression came from. Yummy treat. Looks like Luke is ready!!

  3. Love the masking!! Great page & looks like a fun (not to mention delicious!!) activity. We get "maple" syrup here but it's just artificially flavoured - not the real thing - I had that in Canada once & it was delicious (I have cousins there BION (believe it or not) hee hee...

  4. This look like so much fun, An activity that I am going to have to do with my kiddies one day! as all ways I love your take on the sketch and THANKYOU so much for playing along at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge :-) Donna

  5. Mmmmmmmmmm, looks yummie, how do you find the time to be so creative, take care, Doreen x

  6. Great layout and congrats on the DT position

  7. This is gorgeous, Mitra!! Love it!! Just made me smile!! Thanks so much for playing along with another Freaking scrappy challenge ...


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