Thursday, April 10, 2014

Nameplate Wall Plaques

Made up these two little wall plaques for my Grand kids to decorate their new rooms.  Their bed frames are black as is the dresser, so wanted to make the plaques black as well and just added the color into the names and decorations on them.  I actually like how they turned out.  TFL


Saturday, March 8, 2014

Vinyled Rain Boots

My grand daughers,  aged 5, 6 and 8 came from Corvaliis Oregon to spend the weekend at Grammy's house.  They of course brought their clothes and shoes and an extra pair of purple rain boots that they thought were just too plain and needed some "grammy love" added to them.  Gia picked out the color for them and said she wanted them flowered up!  This was the result!  Though the lighting made them look not so purple, they are actually a very deep purple and the flowers are lilac. Thanks for looking! :)




Friday, February 28, 2014

Princess Birthday Card

Rick's Neice is having a birthday party tomorrow, so I thought I would make her a card (nothing fancy, as it will more than likely get thrown away anyway) . I saw a cute card on pinterest that I used as a model for making this card.  I used lilac cardstock for the card base and then overlayed some amethyst velum by "Over The Moon Press", to give it some pop!  I also used the same amethyst velum to make a small envelope on the inside of the card to hold the "princess" necklace and chose to close the envelope with a small flower.  I will use the space above and below the envelope to write a personal message to her.  The crown is a pattern that I got from "My Scrapchick"  I cut the crown in the pink glitter Core dinations cardstock and used some iridescent gems to top it off.  The lettering is all done in vinyl, lilac and purple.  Thanks for looking, hope she likes it!



Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Buddies

I made Strawberry Cheesecake Muddy Buddies for my boyfriend for Valentine's Day since he can't have regular chocolate.  The picture is the property of the Creme de la Crumb blog.  You can find the original recipe here as well: http://lecremedelacrumb.com/2014/01/strawberry-cheesecake-muddy-buddies.html.
I did make a few changes to the recipe since I couldn't find the small packages of the cheesecake flavored pudding.  Instead I used the Jello Cheesecake boxed mix.  This kind of killed two birds with one stone as the regular recipe calls for two graham crackers broken into peices.   Well I just used 1/2 cup of the graham cracker crumbs and added it to the strawberry jello and cheesecake mix.  This worked perfectly and I truly think added to the whole cheesecake flavor as coated each piece with all the essential flavors of a strawberry cheesecake. The recipe called for 6 cups of Rice Chex, there was only 8 cups in the box I bought so I just added them as well and there was more than enough coating mix to thoroughly coat every single square of chex cereal and then some!  I also couldn't find the strawberry sour balls, and it being Valentines day and all, I just substituted the strawberry juju hearts instead, which the mix also coated.  I am not a sweet eater, but these little gems, truly tasted just like I was eating a perfect piece of cheesecake!  Flavor was excellent and the boyfriend loved them!

On a side note, I told my daughter about them and she decided to try them as well for her work party.  She decided to use Cherry Jello and the used the same boxed cheesecake mix and followed my directions.  She used sour cherry balls to add to her mix.  Below is the picture of her Cherry Cheesecake muddy buddies. They were a huge hit!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Persian Lights Bracelet

I watched a video on youtube about the persian lights bracelet and fell in love with how shimmery and sparkly it was.  I decided to try to make it with just what I had on hand.  The bicones along the outside should have been much smaller, but it's what I had so I made it work.  In the video, the instructor said that the first time would take quite a while to get the hang of it but subsequent bracelets would only take about two to three hours to complete.  This was my first try and I completed it in about an hour and twenty minutes.  Not bad, its pretty simple and very repetitive so it went pretty fast.  I think this would be beautiful using the black seed beads with silver glass beads and black bicones.  Think I will try that one next :)  TFL


Sunday, January 19, 2014

Upcycled soda can Dragonfly pin

I love upcycling things.  Today I was playing with some new dies and embossing folders that I got and decided to make this dragonfly pin.
Vintaj offers an awesome set that includes a  Sizzix dragonfly die as well as a flower pod die and three different mini Sizzix embossing folders.
I started out by cutting two of the dragonflys from a soda can.  I then embossed one of the dragonflys before coloring them with the Adirondak alcohol inks.  I really recommend coloring the pieces before embossing them.  This would have been much easier.   I truly had visions of turquoise and purple, but didn't have time to dig through my craft stuff to find these colors and hte orange and purple were already out.  It worked for this experiment.   lol...next time!  Anyway once the colors were dry, I just used a piece of tacky strip to attach the two pieces and slightly bent the top wings up to give the appearance of flight.  The pic doesn't yet have the pin back attached, but am going to attach this with some e6000.  Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, January 9, 2014

A Few Gifts

These are just some simple gifts that I made for my bestie and her hubby for Christmas.  Jackie loves to bake and is always making something for her Hubby Paul.  So I thought a nice cake taker would be the perfect gift for her.  And Paul is a huge Cowboys fans and water drinker and is always saying how he needs a bigger glass, so I thought I would make him one with his favorite team on it.  I fully intended to etch it in the glass, but I was just so rushed with everything this year that it was just easier to cut some vinyl and slap it on there! :)  The Plate is a gift I did for them last year, but never got a pic of it before now.  They both enjoyed their gifts though, which is the whole purpose of gift giving in the first place! :)  TFL





 
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