Saturday, November 25, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Hello everyone. I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving. Since I am in line at a store about 200 deep on Black Friday, I thought I would share a cute foodie/craft from yesterday. I asked my mom what she wanted me to do for thanksgiving and she said ‘make cookies’. Ugh. So I took full advantage of the situation and made my first batch of sugar cookies with icing.

How adorable are these pumpkin pie cookies? I started out with a four inch circle to use as a template. Then I tried to cut eight uniformed ‘slices’.



I baked them and they came out in different sizes. I need to work on that.


Then I made up the icing which was the most difficult part. You need a firm batch for the cookie outline. Then you need a ‘not so’ firm icing batch to flood the space between the outlines. Then you need a batch of white (whipped cream), light brown (pie crust) and of course orange (for pumpkin filling).


They tasted like vanilla and not like pumpkin which I think the kids actually liked. And boy they were so good and soft. I can’t wait to try again with Christmas cookies. Stay tuned.


Tuesday, October 17, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

I am posting this a few days late...Happy birthday to my nephew Christopher. I made this cutie from a pattern from Kadoodle Bug Designs. The title of the pattern is 'patriotic cupcake bear'. Thanks so much for looking. 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

SEASON OPENER

Hello everyone. It is just a few days away from the New England Patriot's season opener. I want to share three cute cards I made for friends that share my passion for Patriots football.
The pattern is from Kadoodle Bug Designs. I also made matching envelopes.
How adorable are these? Super happy with how they came out. Good luck to the Pat's and let have a great season.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

HAPPY 15TH BIRTHDAY ANDREW

Today is my nephew Andrew's 15th birthday. Like most teenagers, all he wants is money. I hate just putting money in a card even if the card is homemade. So this is what I did for him...
It is a tissue box filled with one dollar bills.
I opened up a brand new box on the side and removed the contents (with a helper).
I then taped all the money together. I rolled it all up and stuck it in the box. I taped the first bill to the lid of the box and hot glued the box closed. Then I decorated the box.
I love doing hand lettering, but obviously need more practice.
Another side...
This makes me laugh every time I look at it.
Haha, I think this came out so cute. I hope Andrew has the best birthday yet.

Friday, July 14, 2017

A BIG THANK YOU TO MY SISTER

Hi folks. I just want to share a cute card I made for my sister.
I stopped by her house one day last week and she went through her garden with me. She gave me a little bit of almost every plant she had to transplant at my house!!!!!! I was busy for hours after. I am positive that I planted the wrong things together but I will have fun next year too moving them to where they should be. 
The pattern is from Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. I love how it came out and I know that my sister loved it as well. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

FEEL BETTER EMILY

Hi folks. I just wanted to share another great 3D skate project that I did.
I made these for an amazing ice skater who has had a tough year of injuries. 
I included a note that wished her a speedy recovery and signed it from 'one of her biggest fans'. She left a message on my voicemail that said she loved them. She was going to hang them in her room and keep them forever. :) You can't get better praise than that :) Feel better Emily.

Friday, July 7, 2017

HAPPY BIRTHDAY COURTNEY

Hi everyone, I want to share a special project I made for my niece Courtney's birthday.
How awesome are these? It is all made of paper, except the metal grommets holding the laces and the metal nuts on the wheels. The pattern is from My Scrap Chick.It was actually an ice skate that I altered into roller skates to match Courtney's. Here is a photo of her's...
I think I did a pretty good job matching them up :) I hope you have the best birthday ever Court.