Sunday, December 5, 2010

A new level of fun

I found a new love....
Chocolate Transfer Sheets!
I've always like making dipped oreos, but now they have been taken to a new level!

I picked up mine from Global Sugar Art
I also ordered some for Valentines Day...I can't wait to make more!!!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Bow- Dazzling

My daughter wanted to make something homemade for each of her friends this year for Christmas.
After much debate, she decided to make hair accessories.
Here is just a few that she came up with...
Such talent :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pink Passion

I am soooo loving this craft room. I love the bright hot pink contrasted with the black and white! I would love to create in a room like this (think it actually stays this clean?)
Question I dare???

Pink, Teal, & Gray

There was a color challenge on a blog and I decided to give it a try.
It was hard just making one because I totally fell in looove with the color combo....and with glitter :)

I had a lot of fun with these cards and can't wait for another challenge to ispire me :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010



Ok so this color combo may not scream CHRISTMAS to you, but they do to me!
I've designed my Christmas cards and can't wait to reveal them!
They are much more simple and less time intensive than last years cards (you can see them HERE
But they will be super cute and super pink!
Stay tuned!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Christmas Countdown Tin

For Super Saturday this year I came up with a simple craft for everyone to make. Using a 24 hole muffin tin you create a Christmas countdown calendar. The papers are attached using magnets so you can re-use them from year to year and are easy to store. (plus as an added bonus you can use the muffin tin to bake in!)
Behind each number you can put treats or slips of paper with different holiday activities your family can do together.
I had to make 35 kits so they started out like this....
and this...
and then I separated them into ribbon, die cuts and brad/button bags....Seriously these little bags just make me sooo happy to see....they are like candy to me (and less calories too)
I have a few more things to do like copy the number tags and cut the squares but they are mostly finished. Can you believe I had most all the supplies on hand for all 35 kits! I used paper that I had purchased to make Christmas cards last year, but didn't end up using. All this red & green is getting me excited for Christmas!

Friday, October 1, 2010

General Conference Kit

I "popped" by the homes of the Sisters I visit with this little goodie bag....
I made another version of this last year for different Sisters so I decided to do it again since I visit new ones! Ok...I know I just spoil them, but I LOVE to do it!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Nuture & Nourish

This month the Visiting Teaching message is about Nuturing the Rising Generation... I peeked at a few ideas online and came up with this as their handout....
The tag reads...
Have all the Ingredients ready to Nuture and Nourish the Rising Generation
and below that is a recipe for Banana Crumb muffins and on the back is the complete VT message.

And of course I had to include a sample of the Banana Muffins too!They are all wrapped up and ready to deliver to my 3 sisters...
I have one more treat for them this week too...they are so spoiled :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Boo to you

My family recently went on a youth over-nighter trip leaving me here all alone...don't cry for me really...I was ok :D
I spent my time alone browsing craft stores and not worrying about how long I was there. I came across these wood things and thought they looked like spider webs...then I had an idea...I had a wonderful idea... I had a wonderfully spooktacular idea...bwaa-ha-ha-ha (sorry...couldn't help myself)
So after gathering a couple supplies I went home and created this...

I have no idea what to do with them, but they are just too cute! Right now they are my only Halloween decorations up(not for long I hope.
Sometimes it just feels good to do a little crafting for no reason other than to create!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday Wishes

I haven't created a card forever so I just wanted to share one I created using bits of scraps. I just love the look of butterflies floating off the card! I ended up giving this to my Grandma for her birthday this year...don'cha just love giving handmade cards!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monster Madness

Miranda and I decided to try our hand at more fun cupcakes. We didn't have much time (only 1 hour and 15 minutes) so it had to be a quick and easy design...we decided to make little monsters.

The clock was ticking as I ran to the store and Miranda started baking the cupcakes (it was our own little version of Cupcake Wars on TLC)

While the cupcakes baked, I made frosting and Miranda created the eyeballs...
The cupcakes had to go in the freezer for quicker cooling time while I colored the frosting... then Miranda stacked the cupcakes with mini doughnuts...
Finally it was assembly and decorating time...
These were so fun and simple to make
We were able to finish with 10 minutes to spare...whew...
Miranda and I have so many more we want to create...what will be next?
Stay Tuned!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Visiting Teaching idea

This month our Relief Society started with all new Visiting Teaching routes and companions. I always like to give my sisters a magnet to put on their fridge for quick reference if they need to call us for anything. This is what I came up with this time I also love to give them handouts to go along with the lesson. I don't always get them ready in time, but I try. I've found a few resources online to give me inspiration and this is what I created this month to go with the topic of Worthy of Temple Worship.
It's a pocket with the message printed on a pull out insert
And a little bookmark with a temple charm to help remind us to always be Temple worthy.
I think I might make up a quick batch of temple shaped mints to give to them too since I already have the mold and mint chocolate!
Unfortunately I didn't get them created in time to give one of our sisters since we visited her on Aug 1st (oh yeah...I"m good!)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hello Cupcake!

I picked up a couple cupcake decorating books a while back and Miranda and I have been dying to try some of the adorable creations out. Today on a whim, and because Miranda has been bored, we decided to try the sunflower cupcakes.
They start off with just a basic cupcake in a green cup (aren't the polka dots so cute!)
Then just frost them smooth with green icing
After that you set mini and regular oreos on top and off to the side.
Then using yellow and orange striped icing you pipe a double row of petals using a leaf tip around each oreo
We used fruit roll ups and a leaf cookie cutter to create the leaves
The adorable lady-bugs are just M&M's and black frostingSuper easy, super cute and just a bit time consuming but it was well worth it for such adorable cupcakes! We delivered them to a few families and they all loved them!
Now...what to try next?

Friday, July 30, 2010

My New Toy

For months I have been telling myself....I don't need this... I won't use it...I really don't NEED this...but I finally gave in (thanks a lot Heather).
I got a Cricut Cake machine.
It is a glorious gadget that has the ability to cut out any shape or letter out of fondant, cheese, or even tortillas to decorate cakes cookies or anything edible!
I couldn't wait for a chance to try it out and thankfully I didn't have to wait too long.
Our ward had a Book of Mormon celebration and I was able to help another friend make the cake....well, she made it, I just cut the decorations and created the toppers.
So let's start there...with the toppers.
I wanted to make a mini Book of Mormon and Golden Plates out of Rice Krispies. (sounds easy enough right?) They actually weren't too hard and came together pretty quickly.. here is the final result.

They are only 3 x 4 inches and 1 and 2 inches tall.
They went on the top of an 8 inch cake so they couldn't be too they are set on top of the cake.I cut the butterflies and letters out using the Cricut Cake. It is STOMP that stands for Sisters Trying Out Moroni's Promise.
It took a little trial and error, but got it to work out just fine.

The little ribbon roses are so simple to create and just added that little something extra.

I had a lot of fun working with my new toy and I can't wait to try it out again soon!

I'm so glad I finally gave in to temptation :D

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Edible Animals

For a Relief Society Meeting we had a guest speaker come, Tamara Fackrell. She is a Deseret Book Author
She is also a Mediation Attorney in Utah, public speaker, and a Professor at BYU Law School. She came to speak to us, not about her book, but about relationships with each other, our children and our spouses. She has come up with a way to categorize everyone's method of communicating and relates them to 6 different animals.

I thought how fun it would be to have treats that coordinated with each of the 6 animals. I decided to tackle this project 1 week before so I was in a bit of a time crunch, but this is what I came up with.

Elephant Trunks: Lion Cakes:

Fox Tails:
Zebra Cookies:
And finally ....Swan Puffs
These little beauties took 3 tries to get them right, but I sure like how they turned out :)Tamara did a fabulous job and was extremely entertaining and informative. The treats were a big hit as well. They were a lot of work, but well worth the effort!

Friday, June 25, 2010

Baby boom

Here is yet another diaper cake I made for my friend Anjuli. I can't believe she's having a baby since I've known her since I was her Beehive Advisor when Miranda was just 1 year old!

I'm having a lot of fun making these cakes for gifts and finding a way to personalize each one.

Even though the basic design is the same, each one is unique and special for the occasion.