Monday, January 10, 2011

A wasted day.....well maybe not..

School was suppose to start back for me today, due to the threat of bad weather it was canceled. The kids are also out. My son is sitting in here with me on his iPod racing cars while I am updating my blog with my iPad. While I am thankful for an extra day to rest, I am ready to get back in school and get into a routine. If anyone out there is a mother who has returned to school, you know it is an adjustment for everyone. With each new semester comes a new schedule. This means getting everyone use to me coming in late (thank goodness this semester I only have one night class and the rest of the week I will be home when the kids are). Anyway, we had no bad weather. We waited alllllll day for snow that never came. A little ice on the trees, but that is melting away already. My daughter is taking advantage and sleeping in, and when she wakes we will have breakfast and just hang out the rest of the day.
Look for craft projects and videos soon. I have some things in the works. Enjoy you day....

Monday, January 3, 2011

My Pink Stamper Design Team Call

Head on over the She is hosting a design team call. She will be picking two additional people to be part of her design team. You can read more details over at her site. Here is my submission..
Materials used: $1.00 wooden frame from Michaels. Painted lime green with american crafts paint. Covered with K and Co. paper from the Berry Sweet collection. Bling was added using Imaginisce jewels and hot fix setter. All other paper used is by Recollections. Cappie was cut and shadowed in brown paper from the cricut Cuttin Up cart. The bird was cut from the 3 Birds on Parade Cricut cart. All flowers used are Prima. Ribbon was purchased at Joann's.
This is a quick and easy project. They also make great gifts.
Head over to and check out everyone's awesome submissions!!!!

Cricut Cake Mini

So, I received the Cricut Cake Mini for Christmas. What great timing? There are so many birthday's in my family in January. First off there is my AMAZING grandma's birthday this week. I can't even begin to tell you how wonderful she is. I made her this cake yesterday. It is a modge podge of cricut cakeness. I was playing around with different cuts. Nevertheless, it turned out pretty cute. I added lots of purple icing around the bottom of the cake. Fondant is not the best tasting creation ever invented, so I added the extra icing to make the cake taste really good. My favorite part of a birthday cake is the icing.
As for a review of the cake mini, I LOVE IT!! It really works well. The cuts were nice and exact. I do think next time I will lower my pressure, but other than that I had no problems. You just roll out your fondant (quickly-this stuff really dries fast), crisco your mat, lay out your fondant on the mat, and cut away......I am really glad that I started out with the mini cake version. I don't see that I will need the bigger one. I got mine at the black Friday sale at Joann's. Well worth the money!
It was so Yummy!!