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?